Category: anarchist


  On Nov 6th Amélie Trudeau Pelletier, Fallon Poisson Rouiller and Carlos López Marín were sentenced to 2 years, 7 months and 15 days in prison, and ordered to pay damages of 108,000 pesos, on charges of attacks to public peace and aggravated damages.

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 Freedom for all! Down with the prison walls!

and  solidarity with Carlos, Amélie and Fallon!

Letter from Carlos López Marín

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anarchist summit subMedia.tv is a video production ensemble, which aims to promote

anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas,

and aid social struggles through the productionand dissemination of radical films and videos.

Founded in 1994, subMedia.tv has produced hundreds of videos on everything from anti-globalization protests to films about shoplifting.

Our films have been screened around the world in social centers and movie theaters and have been watched by millions on the internet.

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Madrid: Anarchist squat La Gatonera evicted

In the early morning of October 27th, 2014, the squatted social centre La Gatonera in Madrid was evicted. We send strength to the comrades; nothing is finished.

Below is their communiqué(translation from Contra Info) from the day of eviction:

The State orders, the Press targets and the police evicts La Gatonera: this is how this story begins once again, that far from being a novelty, ends up being a suspicious routine. A disgusting routine that, by force of repression and fear, gradually makes an entire movement and a whole history of anarchist struggle get accustomed to having this sensation, which has become way too normalized, in its interior. The importance of so many generations that have striven, each one for years, to demonstrate that another life is possible, that there is an option outside the system in which we live, that they target us because we no longer want to be part of their miseries and because we seek to be able to manage our lives.

By evicting the social centres, they attempt to turn fear into the only outlet, paralyze the struggles that go to the root of the problem, normalize repression and make those who struggle assimilate it, thus offering a recuperative and totally controlled option such as the institutionalization of all kinds of struggle so they won’t get out of their hand, either with the formation of new political parties of the Left, the cession of spaces, or the negotiation with any type of institution. We can only draw a conclusion from this: the legal struggle has no effect; otherwise it wouldn’t be legal.

However, they have not realized that there are still people willing to go a step further, people who won’t leave this situation alone, either because of personal dignity or because of collective solidarity. The eviction of La Gatonera was nothing more than the closure and demolition of a building, but that building was made up of the people who turned it into an anarchist space, a tool of struggle, complicity, encounter, gathering and creation of new relationships.

the eviction

the eviction

They evicted us from the building located in Amistad street, but they haven’t even remotely achieved their goal: to scare us.

We want to be clear on this and make them understand it: this is not the end of anything, it’s the continuation of a seven-year project that will be carried out wherever, however and whenever we decide.

At the same time we are aware that, even though this is part of a wider plan against social centres in general, the eviction of La Gatonera did not occur by chance. We stood firm on previous occasions, not giving in to blackmail and trying to remain as faithful as possible to our ideas. We received both eviction and personal threats, our social centre was boycotted on several occasions, not to mention the mishaps we had with the forces of order from time to time. We did not resort to complaints, victimisms or formalisms. Our way of confronting matters has been to continue on our line that, at the end of the day, has brought us to this terminus. We proudly assume the consequences, because all this tells us that we’re causing them trouble, and so we are on the right track.

This has only just begun. They have ignited a spark that will help us take the struggle to the next level with more passion than ever before and much more firmness and rage.

To those who have stood in solidarity with us, when it was needed, we say we feel very proud of all of you. All those who have made La Gatonera possible, those who have preserved the essence of the space, and those with whom we’ve worked so hard together.

inside La Gatonera

inside La Gatonera

The response we see as coherent is to continue the struggle, visualizing this response as one sees fit, maintaining the original idea La Gatonera has always tried to fulfill: the decentralization of neighbourhoods and direct action.

To you: mobsters, politicians, cops, businesspeople, exploiters, mercenaries, assassins, snitches, torturers…

… this has only just begun.
The struggle continues.

DEATH TO THE STATE, LONG LIVE ANARCHY.

 

http://es.contrainfo.espiv.net/2014/10/28/madrid-solidaridad-con-lxs-okupas-del-cso-la-gatonera/

 

Prisoners Aid Cafe

Prisoners Aid Cafe

 

[Madrid] Comunicado sobre el desalojo del CSOA La Gatonera
04 Nov 2014
Modified: 01:41:00 PM
El estado ordena,la prensa señala y la policía desaloja la gatonera. Asi empieza esta historia una vez mas,que lejos de ser una novedad,se empieza a convertir en una sospechosa rutina. Una asquerosa rutina que,a golpe de represión y miedo,hace que poco a poco un movimiento entero y toda una historia de lucha anarquista,se acostumbre a tener esta sensación ya demasiado normalizada en su interior.La importancia de generaciones y generaciones que se han partido la cada durante años para demostrar que,otra vida es posible,que hay una opción fuera del sistema en que vivimos,que nos señalan porque no queremos formar parte una vez mas de sus miserias y porque aspiramos a poder gestionar nuestras vidas.
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Desalojando los centros sociales,pretenden que la única salida sea la del miedo,la paralización de las luchas que van a la raíz del problema,la normalización de la represión y la asimilación por parte de quienes luchan,ofreciendo así una opción recuperadora y totalmente controlada como es la de institucionalizar todo tipo de luchas para que no se les escape de las manos,ya sea con la formación de nuevos partidos políticos de izquierda,como la cesión de espacios o la negociación con cualquier tipo de institución.De esto solo sacamos una conclusion:SI LA LUCHA ES LEGAL,NO SURGE EFECTO PORQUE SI NO,NO SERIA LEGAL.Pero no se dan cuenta de que aun quedan personas dispuestas a seguir un paso mas,a no dejar que esto se quede así,bien sea por dignidad personal o por solidaridad colectiva.El desalojo de la gatonera,no a supuesto mas que el cierre y derribo de un edificio,pero dicho edificio lo conformaban las personas que hacían de ello un espacio de herramienta anarquista,de lucha,de complicidad,de encuentro,de reunión y de creación de nuevas relaciones.
Nos han desalojado del edificio de la calle amistad,pero ni de lejos han conseguido lo que pretenden:Asustarnos.
Pretendemos ser claros en esto y así hacerlo entender:Esto no es el fin de nada,es la continuación de un proyecto de siete años que se llevara a cabo donde,como y cuando nosotrxs decidamos.A la vez creemos,que aunque esto forma parte de un entramado contra los centros sociales en general,somos conscientes de que el desalojo de la gatonera,no se a producido por casualidad.Nos hemos mantenido firmes en ocasiones anteriores no cediendo a chantajes y tratando de ser los mas fieles posibles a nuestras ideas. Hemos recibido amenazas de desalojo como personales,se nos a boicoteado en varias ocasiones el centro social y hemos tenido algún que otro percance con las fuerzas del orden alguna vez.No hemos recurrido a denuncias, a victimismos ni a formalismos. Nuestra forma de afrontarlo ha sido continuando con nuestra linea,que al fin y al cabo es la que nos ha llevado a este termino.Y orgullosxs de ello,asumimos las consecuencias que ha tenido porque ello,nos dice que eso es lo que lxs hace daño y que por lo tanto vamos por el buen camino.Esto no ha hecho mas que empezar.Han encendido una chispa que nos servirá para dar un empujón a la nueva etapa de lucha con mas ganas que nunca y mucha mas firmeza y rabia.A quienes os habéis solidarizado con nosotrxs cuando ha sido necesario,deciros que nos sentimos muy orgullosxs de todxs.A todxs los que habéis hecho que la gatonera sea posible,a lxs que habéis mantenido la esencia del espacio y a lxs que habéis currado tantísimo con nosotrxs.La respuesta que creemos coherente es continuar con la lucha,visualizar dicha respuesta como cada unx crea conveniente,manteniendo la idea original que la gatonera a pretendido siempre levar: descentralización de los barrios y acción directa.A vosotrxs: mafiosxs,politicxs,policias,empresarixs,explotadorxs,mercenarixs,asesinxs,traidorxs,tor turadorxs…

….ESTO NO HA HECHO MAS QUE EMPEZAR.
LA LUCHA CONTINUA.
MUERTE AL ESTADO,VIVA LA ANARQUIA.

See also:
http://es.contrainfo.espiv.net/2014/10/28/madrid-solidaridad-con-lxs-okupas-del-cso-la-gatonera/

 

Paremos el desalojo del CSO La Traba

BANKS Expropriate Homes.. Neighbours EXPROPRIATE BANKS !

Ireland’s Streets Turn to Rivers of People, 1 Million,

Wiping Out New Tax on Water #IrishWater

 11/01/2014 from  REVOLUTION NEWS

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Ireland’s government blackmail on the Irish people – accept a new tax on water or increase in property taxes – has failed already, as the streets all over Ireland turned into rivers of people standing up and saying: “No means fecking No“. All in all it seems that in the entire Ireland, 1 million people took it to the streets to say they won’t pay and stop water privatization. This means a third of Ireland participated to #IrishWater protests. Continue reading

On Wed 22 Oct thousands of women went on social and work strike in the biggest action yet of the Vaga de Totes ( Womens strike of everybody) movement.Vaga de totes (Strike of everyone) is a collective of women “tired of social, economic and legal politics that threaten seriously our rights, our dignity and our freedom” as we can read in their manifesto.

Feminism is the radical idea that we women are people

Feminism is the radical idea that we women are people

They talk about: the conservative laws on abortion and assisted reproduction that want to control the woman’s body;

the femicide ; the cuts in health care, social assistence and education;

the repression; the immigration laws and the health care apartheid and – last but not least – the laboral reform that increases the gender discrimination. Women in our society, being responsable quite entirely for care tasks, are now working harder and longer for balancing cuts and privatization of social services out .

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Smashy Smashy: Nine Historical Triumphs to Make You Rethink Property Destruction

Flag-burning and property destruction in Ferguson are part of a long, proud history

M’ikmaq anti-frackersanti-frackerss…Sabotage Works!

 By , | October 21, 2014. with thanks.

After Officer Darren Wilson shot teenager Michael Brown dead this summer, Ferguson, Missouri, erupted with outrage, compassion and street protests. The response from many corners of the commentariat was predictable: condemnations of those “bad elements” among the protesters who resorted to property destruction as their demonstration of resistance. After two more high-profile incidents of cops shooting St. Louis black men to death, protesters even burned Old Glory, eliciting still more scandalized gasps from the usual crowd.

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stop mortgage evictions

Linking the revolutions

 

 

 

 BARCELONA #15M Newsletter nr 64

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Why is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria?

in The Guardian comments
  Amid the Syrian warzone a democratic experiment is being stamped into the ground by Isis. That the wider world is unaware is a scandal…
If there is a parallel today to Franco’s superficially devout, murderous Falangists, who would it be but Isis? If there is a parallel to the Mujeres Libres of Spain, who could it be but the courageous women defending the barricades in Kobane? Is the world – and this time most scandalously of all, the international left – really going to be complicit in letting history repeat itself?…
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Demonstrators hold flags of Kurdistan and a flag with a portrait of jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan as 20,000 march in Dusseldorf

In 1937, my father volunteered to fight in the International Brigades in defence of the Spanish Republic. A would-be fascist coup had been temporarily halted by a worker’s uprising, spearheaded by anarchists and socialists, and in much of Spain a genuine social revolution ensued, leading to whole cities under directly democratic management, industries under worker control, and the radical empowerment of women.

Spanish revolutionaries hoped to create a vision of a free society that the entire world might follow. Instead, world powers declared a policy of “non-intervention” and maintained a rigorous blockade on the republic, even after Hitler and Mussolini, ostensible signatories, began pouring in troops and weapons to reinforce the fascist side. The result was years of civil war that ended with the suppression of the revolution and some of a bloody century’s bloodiest massacres.

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 by jessecohn

ecolonization

This is a fascinating Slide Essay which applies anarchist ideas to urban planning of all sorts.

How would the world appear if the rule of thge capitalist market were to end?

How would your barrio change if people’s power were to replace top down exploitation?

This Slide Show gives us a glimpse into a less insane world.

 

http://www.slideshare.net/jessecohn/which-way-to-utopia-anarchist-spatial-theory

 

update 1st Oct. IS beheads fighters including 3 women.. click here:

KURDISTAN/SYRIA: Anarchists join struggle against ISIS in Kobane

update 27/sept 18.00: US jets have attacked IS forces outside Kobane, ironically aiding anti-capitalist locals.

Istanbul anarchists along other leftists, feminists, and ‘Gezi park types’ have managed to cross over into Syria and the northern town of Kobane which is currently threatened by ISIS.

Vice reported yesterday that ISIS is within 5 miles of the city and are attacking with US military equipment including tanks that outmatches the weapons available to the YPG – Kurdish People’s Protection Units . Vice also reported that “Hundreds of Turkish Kurds are arriving too, sneaking or bribing their way across the border to fight alongside the YPG”

The photo shows a banner of the anarchist group DAF apparently just after the border has been crossed. The statement we were sent says “People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom”

We hope to bring more details and further photos as they become available

The photo shows a banner of the anarchist group DAF apparently just after the border has been crossed. The statement we were sent says “People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom”

We hope to bring more details and further photos as they become available

Added – this is a translation from our sister group in France, Alternative libertaire

حضور رفقای آنارشیست ترکیه‌ای از اعضای (عملیات آنارشیستهای انقلابی) در شکستن مرز بین ترکیه و کوبانی و حضور رسمی‌ آنارشیست‌ها در مقاومت ‫#‏کوبانی‬
این رفقا عمل مستقیم
را که از ابتدایی‌ترین اصول آنارشیستی است را عملیاتی‌ کردن

“Thousands of young people, socialists, trade unionists, revolutionary, feminist, libertarian poured in from all over Turkey to Kobanê. They and they go there to support and defend the city réfugié.es.

The Turkish army tries to disperse them, it is accused of being much more permissive with the jihadists who are trying, too, to cross the border to join Daech.

Despite the blocks of the Turkish army, hundreds of activists and militants have managed to cross the border. Among them, the comrades of the Revolutionary Anarchist Action Group, who made the trip to Istanbul to join the defense of Kobanê, and sent these photos.”

Added – this is a translation from our sister group in France, Alternative libertaire

 


 

  same in Spanish

Anarquistas de Istanbul junto otros izquierdistas, feministas y tipos Gezi Park’ han logrado cruzar a Siria

Anarquistas de Istanbul junto otros izquierdistas, feministas y tipos Gezi Park’ han logrado cruzar a Siria y la ciudad norteña de Kobane que actualmente está amenazado por ISIS.


Vicepresidente informó ayer que ISIS se encuentra a 5 kilómetros de la ciudad y están atacando con equipo militar incluyendo tanques que outmatches las armas disponibles para el YPG - Unidades del Pueblo Kurdo protección. Vicepresidente también informó que Cientos de kurdos turcos están llegando también, a escondidas o sobornar a su manera a través de la frontera para luchar junto al YPG

حضور رفقای آنارشیست ترکیه‌ای از اعضای (عملیات آنارشیستهای انقلابی) در شکستن مرز بین ترکیه و کوبانی و حضور رسمی‌ آنارشیست‌ها در مقاومت ‫#‏کوبانی‬
این رفقا عمل مستقیم
را که از ابتدایی‌ترین اصول آنارشیستی است را عملیاتی‌ کردن

La foto (arriba en la parte en  inglés) muestra una pancarta del grupo anarquista DAF aparentemente justo después de cruzar la frontera. La declaración nos mandaron dice La gente está sufriendo de hambre y sed, enfermar, sufrir lesiones;.. Migrar y morir Ellos todavía están luchando en esa lucha por la existencia La gente no luchan por los esquemas y estrategias en torno a mesas de reunión, no para ingresos, sino por su libertad starak2.jpg

Esperamos traer más detalles y más fotos a medida que estén disponibles

 - esto es una traducción de nuestro grupo hermano en Francia, Alternative Libertaire

Miles de jóvenes, socialistas, sindicalistas, revolucionaria, feminista, libertaria llegaron de todas partes de Turquía a Kobanê. Ellas y ellos van allí para apoyar y defender los réfugié.es ciudad.

El ejército turco intenta dispersarlos, como se le acusa de ser mucho más permisivos con los yihadistas que están tratando, también, para cruzar la frontera para unirse a Daech.

A pesar de las esfuerzos del ejército turco, cientos de activistas y militantes han logrado cruzar la frontera. Entre ellos, los compañeros del Grupo de Acción Revolucionaria Anarquista, que hizo el viaje a Estambul para unirse a la defensa de Kobanê, y envió estas fotos.


from last week
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Catalan V Day transformed into an A for Anarchy

 More than 1,700 people participated in the Via Libertaria action, which crossed the giant V-independence created by over a million pro-independence parties and movements to form instead, or as well,  an A for Anarchy.
The action, which was made in the crossing between Bruc and Arago streets, amid cries of ‘You can’t fool me, the Catalan parties are Spain’  and advocating a change deeper than that posed by multitude of sovereignty forces.

great A 2Biggest A in History:   (okay we cheated) #Via Llibertària 

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The Fair Coop. The Earth cooperative for a fair economy

Activists from various fields of alternative economy like Enric Duran (Robin of the Banks), Cooperativa Integral Catalana, Michael Bauwens, P2P Foundation, or Amir Taaki, , bitcoin developer, launched this September 17, after months of networking, a draft global economic system based on cooperation, ethics, solidarity, redistribution north-south, and justice in economic relations.

The Fair Coop is a global cooperative attempt to become independent of the “old economic system” based on central banks and fiat currencies by a new currency reference, faircoin, to promote the global commons and decentralized economies. .

Fair Coop
The date, 17S coincides symbolically with six years of the campaign “We can live without capitalism,” and five years since the campaign with more than a hundred data points in the Spanish state to create alternative economy networks by inviting people to abandon their bank accounts. It is also a step in the “Comprehensive Revolution”,which in the words of Duran, “aims to give visibility to a self-organized movement that is working to build  other possible worlds
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en castellano más abajo

Series of big anti-nazi demos against fascist squatters…   Anti- fascists seize ‘white Spanish only’ food stall and distribute to all..   Fascist squatters may have owners permission… Squatters movement disowns fascist squat… Police turn blind eye to nazi ”okupas” in Tetuan barrio….   Fascist thugs from MSR squat injure local youths..  Media equates nazi’ Social Home’ with long existing popular and anti racist Squat center ‘La Enrededera’ to demand its eviction.

neighbourhood protest against nazi occupation

                                                        neighbourhood protest against nazi occupation

They are not squatters: they are Nazis

alternative Housing Office Madrid
On 18 August, the neo-Nazi group Social Republican Movement (MSR) announced on social media their entry into an abandoned building in Madrid’s Tetuan barrio and fheir intention to turn it into a social center for  ‘those in need’  provided they were white and of Spanish nationality. .

Opening a such center in the district with the largest migrant population of Madrid and the opposition it generated among neighbors attracted media attention, especially after the massive demonstration against held the same day as opening of the center, on August 30.

Since then, it has been common to see the press referred to the center as a squatted buildingand members of the neo-Nazi group as “squatters” in an error which is then repeated in social networks. The center is equated with the squatting movement, which has always had among its main objectives the recovery of abandoned homes to become social centers and buildings.

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Emma Goldmanhttp://thefreeonline.wordpress.com
en Castellano más abajo.


Dear old Emma Goldman, throughout her long and prolific career within the
anarchist movement of the twentieth century, produced many political texts to which activists return much more frequently than to other anarchist thinkers. Usually these texts are criticized by leftist feminism for being just what they are: anarchist harangues from on the barricade itself. Here we take the thought of Emma Goldman not uncritically as libertarian gospel, but to make it live in your discussion today, and to rescue Emma’s special ability to put her finger right on the spot, in the wound of mainstream feminism of her day, while at the same time opposing the practices of her own fellow militants of the anarchist movement,  whip in hand. Continue reading

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    In  summer 2013 members of several ABC groups discussed the necessity of introducing an International Day for Anarchist Prisoners. Given there are already established dates for Political Prisoners Rights Day or Prison Justice Day, we found it important to emphasise the stories of our comrades as well. Many imprisoned anarchists will never be acknowledged as ‘political prisoners’ by formal human-rights organisations, because their sense of social justice is strictly limited to the capitalist laws which are designed to defend the State and prevent any real social change….

    10616118_10203898446374186_6699892760544761855_nCNA – Cruz Negra Anarquista

    …..At the same time, even within our individual communities, we know so little about the repression that exists in other countries, to say nothing of the names and cases involving many of our incarcerated comrades. This is why we have decided to introduce an annual Week for Anarchist Prisoners on August 23-30……

     

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