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anarchists we love: 1. Emma and Nello

Nello Garavini belonged to a family of well-known anarchists in the small town of Castel Bolognese . His father Pietro (1869-1933), in addition to being a militant with a certain influence in the local area, ran a tavern for many yearsUntitled

Nello joined the anarchist movement when very young, attending numerous  libertarians conferences including those of Errico Malatesta, who influenced him decisively. An avid reader of different social and political texts, he got a good self-education. He also met the anarchist anti militarist Augusto Mazetti, when he was held in the asylum in nearby Imola, and became one of his greatest friends.

June 1914 witnessed the “Red Week”, during which crowds in protest assaulted and destroyed the railway station of Castel Bolognese. When the Great War broke out he joined the anti-intervencionist group and became a remained a radical anti-militarist, even when Italy entered the conflict, which was very risky. 

In 1916, together with a group of young anarchists he founded the “Gruppo Anarchica Giovanile “(GAG  Anarchist Youth) and the Libertarian Library . Among the supporters of the group was his brother Simone (Cino) who was arresteds and jailed for a year. Nello organized protests against interventionism and patriotic demonstrations and secretly spread a subversive manifesto urging desertion among the soldiers. Nello was specially active in the deserters movement which swept through Emilia-Romagne.

During the war, he actively participated in the “Red Biennium” riots and promoted the trend of organizing the anarchist movement on Malatesta’s principles). He actively participated in the uprising against the ‘scarcity of life’  that took place between 2 and 3 July 1919 in Castel Bolognese, as well as other Italian townss.

Nello Garavini set up the Union of Castel Bolognese, which joined the Italian Anarchist Trade Union (USI) and acted as a branch of the headquarters of Imola. At this time Nello also secretly took charge of “material preparation” for the revolution, procuring weapons for his comrades (Brescia, Valdarno, etc.).

GAG was represented at numerous meetings.. Cesena (7 September 1919), Bologna (14 September 1919), etc. the National Congress of the Italian Anarchist Union (IAU), and  the Second National Congress of the IAU held in Ancona.emma garaavini

In 1921 Nello met Emma Neri, a young schoolteacher born into a socialist family, and she soon became his companion. Continue reading anarchists we love: 1. Emma and Nello

Aleppo cut off, Afrin (west Rojava) Spared and Welcomes Refugees

YPJ forces in Afrin
YPJ forces in Afrin

After a 3 and a half year siege by rebels the Syrian State army has relieved the Shia towns of Nubul and Al Zahraa (60,000 people) and  is cutting off supplies from Turkey to the rebel held part of Aleppo city…………………………

                    SEE MAP 5th Feb 16.      Click map For Big Version.Syria_Battle_for_Northern_Aleppo_February_5_6h00PMThe towns were able to survive because they were supplied through the Kurdish enclave of Afrin,( in light orange marked SDF).The siege of Nubl and Zahra started on 19.07.2012.Siege lifted on 03.02.2016.The siege lasted for 3 years,6 months,2 weeks and 1 day. Continue reading Aleppo cut off, Afrin (west Rojava) Spared and Welcomes Refugees

Sat 6th: Stop the Global ‘Women Haters’ meetups

Thurs 4th Feb.. late news:..VICTORY…”King” surrenders.. Cancels all 180 ‘Hate Meetups’…  due to the huge wave of  worldwide rejection the pro-rape guru Roosh has cancwlled all events. Time to press home our victory , blocking his execrable site, stopping Google selling his disgusting pro-rape books, etc,
fat hateOn 6th Feb the pro-rape gurus ‘return of Kings’ have called meetings in 160 cities to assert masculine superiority and campaign for women to be subservient sex slaves.

Here in Barcelona the meet-up is called for 8pm under the Arc de Triomf using passphrase ‘where can I find the animal shop?’

A feminist counter demo has been called at 7.30pm, Sat 6th, at Arc de Triomf metro, c/ Napols exit.Changeorg-campaign


la cita a Barcelona ..a les 8 del vespre sota l’Arc de Triomf i per participar-hi cal preguntar als homes presents “on puc trobar una botiga d’animals?” La contra-concentració feminista amb el lema “Fora masclistes dels nostres barris” dissabte a dos quarts de vuit del vespre a la parada de metro d’Arc de Triomf del carrer Nàpols.


Return of Kings’ is one of several ‘macho-fascist’ groups who spend their time making violent attacks on women via social media that get millions of angry responses and create a media frenzy, before selling various by-products and making a fortune.

The call for meet-ups in 180 cities aims to be a self fulfilling goal, cashing in on extreme sexists around the globe who fear losing their privileges to female emancipation.tumblr_inline_nsy9tcjRdF1sjc2hl_1280

Counter demos have been called, especially in Australia, with the slogan ‘no free speech for fascists’ Continue reading Sat 6th: Stop the Global ‘Women Haters’ meetups

Docu: Ingobernables: Trip round anarchist Catalonia (in Spanish/Catalan)

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The full length documentary, UNGOVERNABLES tries to approach the present reality of the anarchist or anti-authoritarian movement in Catalonia. It deals with the social unrest of recent years: general strikes, blockade of “parlament”, the indignant movement, self-organization processes in neighborhoods and workplaces, the revolt of Can Vies. As well as the vision of the ruling classes and the media of what they themselves have called the “anti”.

The State’s response to the struggle has focused on repression and criminal hardening as demonstrated by the adoption of the “gag law” or the application of the antiterrorism law to anarchism in different cases and in the operation called “Pandora”. Continue reading Docu: Ingobernables: Trip round anarchist Catalonia (in Spanish/Catalan)

What is ‘Anationalism’? How Bosses exploit Patriotism and Religion

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What is Anationalism?
Anationalism grew out of the radical movements for Internationalism and cosmopolitanism  in the early twentieth century and was a reaction of anarchism against escalating war hysteria. Today few remember this movement.

by Bernat Castany Prado. University of Barcelona

The term “anationalism” was coined in the early twentieth century by Eugène Lanti, an anarchist activist (1879-1947), to designate a new political movement that sought to eliminate the nation not only as a variable in the international workers struggle, but even more as the basic unit of all socio-political organization.

Nearly a hundred years later hardly anyone remembers that project. Neither the Encyclopedia of Nationalism (2000), coordinated by Athena S. Leoussi nor the Encyclopedia of nationalism (1999), coordinated by Andrés de Blas Guerrero, even include the entry “anationalism”.

 today's flags are tomorrow's corpse.shrouds
today’s flags are tomorrow’s corpse-shrouds

Nor does it appear in the main theoretical writings on nationalism (Ernst Gellner, Anthony D. Smith, Ellie Kedourie, Michael Billig or Eric Hobsbawm), nor even in studies that advocate postnationalism (Jürgen Habermas, Pascale Casanova, Edward Said, Bernat Castany) is  Eugène Lanti or anationalism mentioned once.

The purpose of these lines is to put back into circulation a concept that today seems to us necessary to clarify and streamline some of the political identities being debated these days… Continue reading What is ‘Anationalism’? How Bosses exploit Patriotism and Religion

Turkish State pogroms on Kurds and Left approach Genocide

Ambulance blocked by police. DBP Silopi District Co-Chair, Gülşen Özden speaking to Hatice Kamer with BBC Turkish in Silopi as to killings of politician women said she received a phone call around 7:35 p.m. and the voice on the other end said they were shot and called for an ambulance. “They phoned me again in a few minutes. They hung up the phone saying ‘We are losing blood, hurry up. We all will die if you don’t come in 10 minutes’.
Feminists Seve, Fatma and Pakiza killed. Ambulance blocked by police. DBP Silopi District Co-Chair, Gülşen Özden speaking to BBC Turkish in Silopi on killings of politician women said she received a phone call around 7:35 p.m. and the voice on the other end said they were shot and called for an ambulance.  “They phoned me again in a few minutes saying ‘We are losing blood, hurry up. We all will die if you don’t come in 10 minutes’. By the time the bodies were rescued they held 19 bullets.

Daily massacres are taking place in Eastern Turkey (North Kurdistan) as the Turkish police and half million strong army indulge in pogroms against the Kurdish population, who demand autonomous self-rule (but not a new state).
Led by an openly racist and neo-fascist megalomaniac, Erdogan, the Turkish State broke negotiations, renounced the cease-fire and began ever growing police and military campaigns in east Turkey and North Iraq (but not yet invading Rojava).
The pogroms and incipient genocide were given the ‘OKAY’ by Nato (the US) in the Incirlik agreement, meaning that Western reporting is at a minimum, and Erdogan now has implicit EU support (plus billions of euros) in return for curbing the refugee flow to Europe.


Three Kurdish women politicians murdered by police in Turkey’s southeast

 A total of 19 bullets have been found in the bodies of three women who were killed on Jan. 4 in the southeastern district of Silopi as Şırnak Governor’s Office denied media claims that the victims were assassinated.628x471

Seve Demir, a member of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP), Fatma Uyar and Pakize Nayır, as well as an unidentified man, were found dead in Silopi, which has been under a government siege since Dec. 14, 2015, as the government pursues military operations against all Kurdish resistance. Continue reading Turkish State pogroms on Kurds and Left approach Genocide

UK fines Trump for air pollution — and they don’t mean his speeches

Anti-Donald Trump protest is held at Trump Tower in 5th Avenue in New York, as Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been calling for barring all Muslims from entering the United State. Dec 20, 2015, New York.
Anti-Donald Trump protest is held at Trump Tower in 5th Avenue in New York, as Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been calling for barring all Muslims from entering the United State. Dec 20, 2015, New York.

America might still be enraptured (or enraged) by Donald “Build a Great Wall” Trump, but the U.K. is officially over it.

Last month, Britain’s highest court swatted down Trump’s attempt to block a wind farm that would be visible from his fancy Scottish golf course. In recent weeks, more than half a million Brits signed a petition to ban The Donald from entering the U.K. — a proposal that which will actually be debated in parliament later this month. And now the hilarious island nation has fined the presidential wannabe for the pollution spewing from his private plane.dt.common.streams.StreamServer

The Hill reports that “the UK’s Environment Agency said this week that DJT Operations I LLC, part of the real estate mogul’s Trump Organization, owes 1,610.73 pounds, or $2,347.28, for failing to pay for airplane carbon pollution under the European Union’s cap-and-trade system.” Continue reading UK fines Trump for air pollution — and they don’t mean his speeches