Monday, March 21, 2011

March 20: a Visit to Gyöngyöspata

On March 20 15 activists visited Gyöngyöspata in order to support local Roma community that was suffering from neo-nazi terror in the past weeks. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lybia: A War is Coming?

Here are some articles about the possible war in Lybia:

March 21: International Day against Racism

March 21st is International Day Against Racism, a day when the people across the globe show their opposition to racism.  This annual event declared as a memorial by the United Nations in response to the murder of 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa, in 1960.
There will be several events happening in Budapest:
A solidarity rally against racism
A peaceful demo by Amnesty International
A comics exhibition by Music against Racism

Nuclear Energy? No, Thanks

Recent Earthquakes in Japan that caused numerous disasters, the most striking one is Chernobyl #2. It happened quite close in time to the 15th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe... There were several explosions at Fukushima nuclear plant, the first one happened on the 12th March, the 2nd was observed on the 14th of March. Surprise-surprise, but the scenario repeats itself in a way that there is almost no information about real situation with the nuclear plant and most of the facts are being kept secret.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Roma neighborhood under control of neo-nazis in Hungary

Roma neighborhood under control of uniformed vigilantes in Hungary
Budapest, 16 March 2011
R. I. S. 

According to the local representative of the Jobbik party in the Heves County village, crimes against property have become unbearable to the locals, who have therefore called the Civil Guard Association for a Better Future to protect them. Gábor Vona, the president of Jobbik said in Gyöngyöspata[1] that „those are not willing to integrate should leave the country.” More than 2,000 members and sympathizers of Jobbik and the Civil Guard Association for a Better Future held a protest in the village, which counts 2,500 citizens, against „Gypsy terror”, fearing that „crimes committed by the minorities could create a civil war situation.”

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dumpser Diving Demo

The demo against the law that prohibits dumpster diving in the 8th district of Budapest took place on 10 March at 5 p.m. in the 8th district of Budapest. There were around 100 people at the demo. The event started with Rhythms of Resistance drumming, followed by the speeches. After that people started the action - around 20 people went to the nearby trash bins and started dumpster diving in front of the police. First, the police did not make any action against the people who were dumpstering, so one of the organizers asked the people to dumpster actively. The people of the local government asked the police to arrest them. Overall, 9 people were arrested. One of them, the organizer who asked the people to dumpster was brought to the police station because of 'agitation to dumpster', and the rest were brought to the local government office.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Freedom to Dumpster Divers in Budapest!

Local municipality of the 8th district of Budapest criminalizes poverty by prohibiting dumpster diving in that district. This is one of the poorest districts of Budapest (it is close to the centre of the city) where mostly poor families, homeless, Roma and Asian immigrants live. So, the law that prohibits dumpster diving in the 8th district is clearly directed against the poor. The law aims at satisfying interests of the middle class and rich tourists that should not see 'ugly' face of poverty. The law restricts and excludes the poor and homeless from the city centre. It also serves the rich and capitalism as it prohibits recycling and encourages BUYING and CONSUMING of the STUFF.  The social workers of Budapest are organizing a demonstration against this law, please, find the CALL below:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

8 March Demonstration

8 March Demonstration for Women's Liberation in Budapest!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Counter G8/G20 Mobilisation in France – Call of Dijon: Deauville we won’t drink your water

2011. The last “crisis” to date is in its third year. In Europe, the financial and banking systems crisis has become a crisis for States. Having thrown millions at the banks and big business, governments say they
can no longer take on their debts and they organise, with the help of international institutions (IMF, European Bank), austerity plans: cuts to salaries, social welfare and pensions, massive redundancies, privatisation of public services, destruction of social rights… If rebellious movements develop in many more countries like in Greece, Romania, UK, Italy, France, the politics of social rupture have not stopped and are starting to produce their effects. Exploitation and growing inequalities, repression
of migrants and the development of techniques of control, gentrification and ghettoization accompany well-oiled capitalist media propaganda and formidable security policies aimed at maintaining the status-quo and avoiding outbursts.

On a global level, the planet suffers from all kinds of pollution, hunger and thirst concern millions of human beings, wars endure but international institutions and multinational corporations are having a party. Millions suffer whilst their power continues unhindered. These institutions get away with anything under the pretext of “handling the crisis”, and this, without leading to coordinated resistances. It is in this context that the ‘powers-that-be’ are about to come together in Deauville (G8, 26/27 May) and in Cannes (G20 in November).


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Opera Ball in Budapest

The 6th Opera Ball is taking place in Budapest on the 5th of March. This year an Anti_Opera Ball demo is organized by the people from the European Social Forum.
There will be food, a FreeShop, speeches, a concert, and dances. Here is the announcement in Hungarian:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

8th of March

8th of March is a Day of Women's rights, a day of resistance against sexism and patriarchy. 
There are a number of protest and demos organized all over the world organized by women who want to have their voices heard!
Women of Budapest are joining the women of the world by a solidarity action on the 8th of March. 
Wait for the updates...

Antifascist Demo in Budapest

The Hungarian Neo-Nazis organized a demonstration on 12h of February, so-called Day of Honor 2011:  in the capital of Hungary, Budapest. They had a demo in the Northern part of the city far away from the centre.

Antifascists of Budapest planned to organize a counter demo, but as the place of the neo-nazi demo was not announced in advance, but one hour before the demo start, the antifa demo was agreed to be held in the centre of Budapest. Unfortunately, the neo-nazi demo was to far away to block it, but the antifa demo in the centre had its advantage, namely that more people can see an antifa demo, as there are more people in the centre.

Don't wait for a revolution - make it!!!

We should not wait for others to start something, we should start ourselves!!!
Here is an inspirational article in Russian from "Autonomous Action":

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Transnational Migrant Strike in Vienna

Transnational Migrant Strike
On 1 March all over the world migrants stand up and organise against social exclusion, discrimination and racism. The movement started with a migrants’ strike and boycott day in the USA in 2006. Since then protests spread transnationally to different parts of the world. This year as well, employees working in the world’s richest countries will walk-out on work, take direct industrial action or practice other forms of protest. In Austria, we want to create the foundation for a broad movement to initiate a radical change in policy towards migrants.