We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anti-Capitalism
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We Are Everywhere is a whirlwind collection of writings, images and ideas for direct action by people on the frontlines of the global anticapitalist movement. This is a movement of untold stories, because those from below are not those who get to write history, even though we are the ones making it. We Are Everywhere wrenches our history from the grasp of the powerful and returns it to the streets, fields and neighbourhoods where it was made.
not have the right to speak; they didn’t even have the right to listen to what was being said at general meetings. Two or three women began by imposing their presence at general meetings. Then they spoke. The third stage was to have women’s meetings. Then the men were really puzzled; they saw us as scheming, plotting, up to no good; they used to hang around our meetings to try and find out what we were saying. In fact, these meetings gave great strength to the women, and enabled them to play an
Zapatistas on red alert. In response to international pressure, the government claimed to be applying the Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives to disarm paramilitaries. But they were really applying the law only as a form of harassment against Zapatista communities. When I came into Roberto Barrios in December, a week after the Acteal murders, loaded down with seeds for the community garden, my friend Trinidad greeted me at the entrance. He stood near the hand-painted sign, a tall, stocky
notably of the École Normale Supérieure on rue d’Ulm. The idea arose of keeping in environmental activists, including writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, who were imprisoned on fabricated murder charges. The activists were resisting Shell’s environmental destruction of Ogoniland, Nigeria, which has resulted in the loss of agricultural land to oil wells, spillage, pipelines and blowouts. In Ken Saro-Wiwa’s closing statement at his trial, he predicts that,”the ecological war that [Shell] has waged in the delta
expropriated weapons found there, occupied City Halls, secured major highways, and declared war against the Mexican Government and the policies they called neoliberalismo. Many were armed only with rifleshaped sticks and toy guns. Their most powerful weapons were their words. They said they were “leading by obeying”; that they were invisible people who had “masked themselves in order to be seen”; that they didn’t want to seize power for themselves, but to break it into small pieces that everyone
struggles against the commodification of every aspect of life, are being waged every day. A poster attached to the fence in Québec City read, “Capital is enclosure: First it fenced off the land. Then it metered the water. It measured our time. It Spaces of hope “The longing for a better world will need to arise at the imagined meeting place of many movements of resistance, as many as there are sites of enclosure and exclusion. The resistance will be as transnational as capital. Because