#Ravalresistim Stop evictions..the Raval barrio (Barcelona old city) opens a mutual support hotline. .. we’re living a situation of extreme urgency with weekly and often daily evictions, harassment and bullying, an exponential increase of speculative practices, and price rises that are covert expulsions of the population;
http://ellokal.org/ In short, organized real estate violence, which is not new but has been getting much more serious for two years. We have seen investors buy whole buildings and send thugs with “offers” to tenants to leave, we have seen properties vacated in record time, we have seen the proliferation of ‘Desokupa style companies’ (companies which provide heavies to evict people) specialized in bullying and intimidation, and companies cashing in on alarms, armored doors, video surveillance, doing an kind of business with the expulsion of families. Continue reading New Mutual Aid Hotline Blocks dozens of Evictions, Threats and Toxic Capitalism
– In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not.
Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously. Evaluating the legitimacy of authorities includes assessing whether or not authorities actually know what they are talking about, are honest, and care about those people who are respecting their authority. Continue reading Anti-Psychiatry: ‘We wanted to Save the World so they Said we were Mad’
Nahuel was held hostage and punished for nearly 500 days without trial for opposing drugs, fascism and Carnivorous Capitalism
By ..Writing Team of Libertarian Regeneración
From here we send a strong greeting to Nahuel, and also, of course, his family, who unfortunately have had to go through this inhuman situation and vengeful repression.
They have become a human example of struggle and solidarity. Now it is time to take care of yourself, Nahuel, and enjoy freedom while you continue to prepare the defense of the judgment to obtain total absolution.
Today from the writing team of Regeneration we want to publish this little note, showing our excitement about the release of comrade Nahuel. He had been in jail in Aranjuez until yesterday, having passed through other prisons previously, and since November 4, 2015 when he was detained along with other colleagues of the group Straight Edge Madrid in the framework of the Police Operation Ice. Continue reading Nahuel:..Vegan Straight Edge prisoner is Finally Freed: The solidarity that unites us.
HACKERS GONNA HACK
Hacker Phineas Fisher Is Taking a Break Because of too much Success and Stress
Last week, Spanish authorities arrested three people in connection to the hack on a local police union last year. Quickly, rumors spread that the cops might have gotten the people behind the mysterious and notorious hacktivist Phineas Fisher, who had claimed responsibility for the attack on the Catalan local police and was also behind the more famous breaches on the spyware vendors FinFisher, Hacking Team, and on the Turkish government.
All 4 activists are now free , the Barcelona couple were charged with an unrelated infraction ( having a false skiing ticket?) and the two in Salamanca are freed awaiting citation, all with no bail restrictions, implying that even the police realise they are NOT Phineas Fisher. Continue reading Phineas Fisher Proves he or she’s Free! . Catalan Police arrested 4 innocent Activists
America is in the throes of crisis. Polling as the least popular starting President in history, Donald Trump has taken the reins and intends to force his agenda on the world by brute force. Alongside him, outright white supremacists are coming out of the woodwork, convinced that their time has arrived.
Fifteen years ago today, on February 2nd, 2002, I became an anarchist. I was nineteen, living in NYC, and I attended the World Economic Forum protests. I knew the anarchists by reputation only — they wore all black and they smashed things. They were going to wear masks in defiance of NYC’s anti-mask laws. I wanted to know why, so I approached a man with his face obscured by a black bandanna.
“What’s anarchism?” I asked.
“Well, we hate capitalism and the state.” He was very forthcoming, which I appreciated.
“What do you all do about it?”
“We build up alternative institutions without hierarchy while attacking and interfering with the existing, oppressive ones we despise.”
“Oh,” I said. I pondered this for a moment, but honestly only a moment. “Do you have an extra mask?”
He did, and he gave it to me. Simple as that, I became an anarchist. Continue reading I Was A Teenage Anarchist And Now I’m A Mid-Thirties Anarchist