Fraguas: Call to resist Eviction of Occupied Abandoned Village


Call to resistance in Fraguas.. en castellano abajo
Sent by Gavroche on Mar, 06/18/2019

 Fraguas.. NO Eviction NO Jail NO Demolition

Imminent danger of eviction, demolition and imprisonment of 6 people from the village of Fraguas. We can not allow it. We call for indefinite days of resistance in order to stop it. This can only be stopped if there is a massive influx of people willing to defend the project.

‘Half of Spain is de-populated to serve the capitalist consumer nightmare now destroying the planet. Now is time to defend Fraguas and re-occupy thousands of abandoned villages’.

There is no concrete date for the demolition but there are many preparations to be made and we need help. We intend to use techniques of peaceful resistance and disobedience. They want to destroy autonomy, community life, self-sufficiency, self-management, the rural world, its inhabitants and traditional culture.

-We believe and fight for the community, self-government, self-sufficiency and self-management. Since we arrived we were “invited” to abandon our dreams by environmental agents and civil guards with threats and fines, some of us carry thousands of euros in fines-.

They want to keep total control, civil society has to say ‘That’s enough’. With all humility we want to invoke the spirit of other struggles like those of Sasé, the ZAD, Hambach and many other stories of resistance that although they did not always conserve the space, served as seeds or inspiration for everyone.

They want to imprison 6 people for crimes that were committed by the Francoist government, usurping the houses and lands from their rightful owners and changing the territorial arrangement that had lasted for more than 5 centuries. Imprison them as real estate speculators, ironic when the corrupt and speculators are in the courts.

To all the people who have ever come, or if you have never come and want to see the land alive, it is time to come and defend it, if you wait it may be too late. Now or never. A big hug to all supporters.. Long live self-management.

Translate and disseminate this text .. and come to Fraguas!.

Fraguas resists

We write these lines from Fraguas, a squatted and rehabilitated village in the Sierra Norte de Guadalajara. the village, where 6 years ago there were were nothing but ruins, has been rebuilt through the work and enthusiasm of hundreds of people who have supported this self-managed project.

An assembly without hierarchies, with the principle of sustainability with the natural environment that surrounds it, learning day by day to sustain ourselves less and less attached to the capitalist system, caring for the earth and collecting its fruits, without harming it and learning to live in it, since from the moment we were born we were only taught to exploit it.

Practicing a collective existence and not falling into the competitive individualism that promotes the capitalist productive model. Rehabilitating with the materials that the earth gives us, the ruins that through the fraudulent expropriation at first left the Francoist state in 68, expelling forever its former inhabitants for a handful of pesetas and  condemned them to a life of work salaried in most cases; and later the use as a military practice range that took place in the 90’s.LLamamiento a la Resistencia Indefinida en Fraguas - Algrano

Right now a sentence dictates that “to restore balance” we must pay for the demolition of the reconstructions carried out and sentences 6 people to more than two years of prison . The Board of Castilla la Mancha (Podemos in coalition with the PSOE in the previous term and the PSOE with absolute majority since May 2019) conceals the atrocities carried out in the Franco regime. They intend to leave the town in ruins once more, expelling its inhabitants and leaving it in oblivion.

The State represses any attempt to attack or propose alternatives to its mercantilist dogma. Self-managed and horizontal projects such as this one, which escape their consumption logic, are in focus. In this logic of domination and control they attack Fraguas, just as they have attacked and will continue attacking any initiative that opposes them.

We can not allow them to achieve their objectives and simply crush us, we have to defend our liberated spaces. By supporting each other we have more strength and we will achieve it among all. With all humility we want to invoke the spirit of other struggles such as Sasé, the Zad, Hambach, Errekaleor and many other stories of resistance, which serve as seed or inspiration for all.

Currently there is no specific date of eviction but this could be imminent and we will not allow it. Concurring different types of strategies but with the firm conviction that here we are going to stay and continue to experience ways of living outside of authority and control.

We call for indefinite days of resistance in the village of Fraguas.

Living villages in struggle.

from Ekomedia Barcelona. translation TheFreeOnline

Llamamiento a la resistencia en Fraguas

Fraguas Resiste

Peligro inminente de desalojo, demolicion y encarcelamiento de 6 personas del pueblo de Fraguas. No podemos permitirlo. Hacemos un llamamiento a las jornadas de resistencia indefinidas con el fin de paralo. Esto solo podrá pararse si hay una afluecia masiva de gente dispuesta a defender el proyecto.

No hay una fecha concreta para la demolición pero hay muchos preparativos que hacer y necesitamos ayuda. Pretendemos utilizar técnicas de resistencia pacifica y desobediencia. Quieren destruir la autonomía, la vida en comunidad, la autosuficiencia, la autogestión, el mundo rural, a sus habitantes y la cultura tradicional.

«60% of the Spanish municipalities have less than 1,000 inhabitants, they occupy 40% of the surface, but hardly have 3% of the population».

Quieren manejar todo a sus anchas, la sociedad civil tiene que decir basta. Con toda la humildad queremos invocar el espíritu de otras luchas como las de Sasé, las Zad, Hambach y otras muchas historias de resistencia que aunque no siempre conservaron el espacio sirven de semilla o inspiración para todxs.

Quieren encarcelar a 6 personas por delitos que fue el gobierno Franquista quien los cometió, usurpando las casas y tierras a su legítimos dueños y cambiando la ordenación territorial que tuvo durante más de 5 siglos. Encarcelarles como especuladores inmobiliarios, irónico cuando corruptos y especuladores están en las cortes.

A todas las personas que habeis venido alguna vez, o si no habeis venido nunca y quereis verlo vivo es el momento de venir a defenderlo, si esperas quizás sea demasiado tarde. Ahora o nunca. Un abrazo a toda la peña viva la autogestion.

Traduce y difunde este texto,y acude a Fraguas.

 

Rehabilitación de viviendas en el pueblo de Fraguas. Ecologistas en Acción

Aún no hay fecha, pero los repobladores de Fraguas temen que no queden muchos días hasta que lleguen las máquinas que demolerán las casas reconstruidas de este pueblo de Guadalajara. Por ello, han hecho un llamamiento para defender este pueblo recuperado.

“Parece que va a ser prácticamente ya”, señala a El Salto Lalo Aracil, uno de los repobladores de Fraguas condenados por reconstruir este pueblo. “Están haciendo cortafuegos alrededor del pueblo, cuando no es fecha para ello, y también vino la Guardia Civil con peritos y estuvieron viendo las casas, incluso las que estaban fuera de la sentencia”, continúa. “Nos van a notificar dentro de nada, cuando ellos quieran. Y no sabemos qué plazo nos dará la notificación, algunos nos dicen que seguramente nos darán 24 horas, para que no estemos preparados”.

Ante una demolición que se prevé inminente, los pobladores de Fraguas han pedido apoyo a diversos colectivos, “para ver estrategias de defensa claras”, apunta Aracil. “Queremos que venga gente todo el rato, el llamamiento es continuo, para hacer unas jornadas indefinidas de resistencia, que se reúna masa de gente suficiente para poder detener a la policía”, continúa.

Por lo pronto, ya son entre 60 y 70 las personas que han acudido a acampar o a proteger las construcciones de Fraguas. También cuenta con el apoyo de otros pueblos recuperados de Pirineos y Navarra, desde donde se van a fletar camiones con materiales. Y de El Calabacino, otro pueblo neorrural de Huelva.

“Están intentando hacer grupos de permanencia de colectivos rurales para tener aquí un grupo de gente que se mantenga de forma fija, poder hacer cuadrantes y mantener a un mínimo de personas de continuo que aguantes hasta que se dé una alerta y dé tiempo a que gente de otros puntos del Estado pueda venir a ayudarnos también”, señala Aracil. La convocatoria ha ido más allá de España, contestando también gente del ZAD y del bosque de Hambach.

Condenados a pagar la demolición

Han pasado ya cerca de seis años desde que una docena de jóvenes decidieron ir a Fraguas, un pueblo que dejó de existir cuando, en los años 60, Franco ordenó su demolición para replantar pinos. Después se convirtió en zona de prácticas militares. Desde ese año 2013, los repobladores de Fraguas reconstruyeron tres de las casas del pueblo.

Todo fue bien hasta que la Consejería de Ordenación de Territorio, Urbanismo y Medio Ambiente les denunció por delitos contra el territorio y usurpación. En junio del año, seis de los repobladores de Fraguas pasado fueron condenados por el Juzgado de lo Penal número 1 de Guadalajara.

En enero, la Audiencia Provincial confirmó la condena de un año y nueve meses de cárcel para cada uno de ellos, además del pago de multas que suman los 16.380 euros y, también al pago de la demolición, cuyo coste, en la primera tasación, ascendía a 26.600 euros.

“La condena quedó en que, si no pagábamos la demolición, entrábamos a la cárcel dos años y tres meses, recurrimos al [Tribunal] Constitucional, porque consideramos que nuestros derechos de defensa habían sido vulnerados, y rechazaron el recurso porque dicen que no tenían relevancia constitucional suficiente”, explica Aracil.Rehabilitación de viviendas en el pueblo de Fraguas

Aunque sí se plantean pagar los 16.000 euros de multa, Aracil confirma que no tienen ninguna intención de pagar la demolición: “No tenemos dinero, y es que no creemos que haya que demoler el pueblo por segunda vez, solo hemos reparado unas casas que ya estaban aquí”.

En los próximos días señalan que se hará una segunda tasación de la demolición de Fraguas, y, con la nueva suma, tienen previsto acudir al juzgado para pedir una moratoria de la ejecución de la condena por cinco años. También siguen a la espera de la contestación de un recurso que presentaron para suspender las penas de prisión, y de una reunión con la Consejería de Ordenación de Territorio.

“Llevan dándonos largas desde abril”. En ese mes, desde la Consejería les dijeron que si conseguían crear un marco legal al proyecto de Fraguas, la institución castellano-manchega lo firmaría. “Ayer fuimos al registro para pedir una reunión de máxima urgencia, pero todavía no nos han contestado”, concluye Aracil.

Llamamiento a la resistencia en Fraguas

Escribimos estas líneas desde Fraguas, un pueblo okupado y rehabilitado en la Sierra Norte de Guadalajara. Pueblo que hace 6 años no eran más que ruinas y que mediante el trabajo y la ilusión de cientos de personas que han apoyado este proyecto autogestionado, asambleario sin jerarquías, con el principio de sustentabilidad con el medio natural que lo rodea, aprendiendo día a día a sostenernos cada vez menos atadxs al sistema capitalista, cuidando la tierra y recogiendo sus frutos, sin dañarla y aprendiendo a vivir en ella, ya que desde que nacimos sólo fuimos enseñadxs a explotarla. Practicando una existencia coleciva y no cayendo en el individualismo competitivo que promueve el modelo productivo capitalista. Rehabilitando con los materiales que nos da la tierra, las ruinas que mediante la expropiación fraudulenta en un primer momento dejó el estado franquista en el 68, expulsando para siempre a sus antiguos habitantes por un puñado de pesetas y para ser condenadxs a una vida de trabajo asalariado en la mayoría de los casos; y más tarde las prácticas militares que se llevaron a cabo en los 90.

Ahora mismo una sentencia dicta que “para restablecer el equilibrio” debemos pagar la demolición de las reconstrucciones realizadas y condena a más de dos años de prisión a 6 personas. La Junta de Castilla la Mancha (Podemos en coalición con el PSOE en la anterior legislatura y el PSOE con mayoría absoluta desde mayo) encubre así las atrocidades realizadas en el franquismo. Pretenden dejar en ruinas el pueblo una vez más, expulsando a sus habitantes y dejándolo en el olvido.

El Estado reprime cualquier intento de atacar o plantear alternativas a su dogma mercantilista. Proyectos autogestionarios y horizontales como este, que escapan a su lógica de consumo, están en su punto de mira. En esta lógica de dominio y control atacan Fraguas, al igual que han atacado y seguirán atacando cualquier iniciativa que se les oponga.

No podemos permitir que logren sus objetivos y nos aplasten sin más, tenemos que defender nuestros espacios liberados. Apoyándonos entre todxs tenemos más fuerza y entre todxs lo conseguiremos. Con toda la humildad queremos invocar el espíritu de otras luchas como las de Sasé, las Zad, Hambach, Errekaleor y otras muchas historias de resistencia, que sirven de semilla o inspiración para todxs.

Actualmente no hay una fecha concreta de desalojo pero este podría ser inminente y no lo vamos a permitir. Confluyendo distintos tipos de estrategias pero con la firme convicción de que aquí nos vamos a quedar y continuar experimentando formas de vivir al margen de la autoridad y el control.

Convocamos unas jornadas indefinidas de resistencia en el pueblo de Fraguas.

Pueblos vivos en lucha.

Jeremy Hammond: Anarchist Hero sends Message from Prison

June 11th 2019 statement

A special message from anarchist prisoner Jeremy Hammond

A raised fist to you all this June 11th! May this letter find you in revolutionary health and spirits. Although I am unable to be with you physically on this occasion due to being held in captivity by the BOP, I still feel connected with you on this day of solidarity. It was nice to run the 5K with you a few days ago for Running Down The Walls. I also sent out a few dozen origami models decorated with June 11th anarchist tattoos; you should be receiving those shortly.

Big ups to the other anarchist comrades behind bars. We have been through a lot of trials and tribulations over the years: harassment from abusive guards, solitary confinement, diesel therapy, the mind-numbing frustrations from battling the brutal bureaucracy for so many years. Never have we been alone, however. Continue reading “Jeremy Hammond: Anarchist Hero sends Message from Prison”

US Sanctions kill 40,000 Venezuelans : Media Tsunami of Blatant Lies

40,000 Dead Venezuelans Under US Sanctions: Corporate Media Turn A Blind Eye

A new report on April 25 by a respected think tank has estimated that US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in August 2017 have caused around 40,000 deaths. This atrocity has been almost entirely blanked by the British ‘mainstream’ media, including BBC News. Additional sanctions imposed in January 2019 are likely to lead to tens of thousands of further deaths.

‘Why for example, would the media not point out the real crimes of the US vassals of South America, like Colombia, where over 6 million people are internal and external refugees, where at least 240,000 peasants and human rights activists were massacred and many were burned by US-funded paramilitary groups, atrocities that are ongoing as of this day..’

The report was co-authored by Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs for the US-based Center for Economic and Policy Research. CEPR was founded in 1999 ‘to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives.’ Its advisory board includes Nobel Laureate economists Robert Solow and Joseph Stiglitz.

Continue reading “US Sanctions kill 40,000 Venezuelans : Media Tsunami of Blatant Lies”

‘Left and Right Are the Same old Shite’.. bollox to ballot boxes

Anarchists, against the electoral farce, let’s learn from History. No jails, no ballot boxes.

by the Anarchist Black Cross (Cruz Negra Anarquista)

We leave you material to put up stickers and decorate.

DON’T VOTE…The Fight is in the Streets not in the Parliament…CNT/AIT

‘Left and Right Are the Same  old Shite’, history proves it, the system established at the end of the 19th century in the Spanish state (taking turns in power), by the political scum, the monarchy and the caciques, and reinstated by the same mob after the death of terrorist criminal Franco, continues to deceive us, the masses.

‘Vote what you will, the Banks will Win’. And if the elections could change the system, they would be illegal. It’s just the same to them to proclaim a Guaidó president in a square, it does not matter to them to assassinate, to establish dictatorships, to imprison puppeteers , to judge  rappers, and in general, to condemn us to misery,  repression..  the GAL and NATO..

‘Whoever wins..You Lose… Neither Government nor Governed’

Catch on to how they deceive us, realize what electoral marketing is, and refuse to be part of a theater that is just an Art of Deception.

Let’s build a world where there cannot be parasites that live by deception, who are the puppets of economic power and who do not stand for elections, because they have already won.

Union, action, self-management … but let’s do it for real, so that their political decisions swallow them up, so that their prisons consume them, and so that they leave humanity, the animals and the land in peace.

Let’s not give them any more blank checks, they already have everything. Let’s put an end to parliamentarism, the state,  capital … and all authority. Until all of us who want to be are really free. And until all these are not just words.

‘Our Dreams won’t Fit in your Ballot Boxes’

History also shows us the value of direct action, boycott, sabotage, mutual support, self-management, training, self-organization and coherence.

We do not give them any truce, we do not give them votes, Let’s recover our lives and our time … but now !!!

ABC abs.

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original en castellano

L@s anarquistas, contra la farsa electoral, la historia está para algo. Ni cárceles, ni urnas.

by C.N.A. on abril 9th, 2019

 

Os dejamos material para sacar pegatinas y decorar. Derecha e izquierda son la misma mierda, la historia lo demuestra, el sistema instaurado a finales del siglo XIX en el estado español (el turnismo), por la escoria política, la monarquía y l@s caciques, y reinstaurado por la misma gentuza tras la muerte del criminal terrorista Franco, sigue engañando a las masas.

Votes lo que votes, la banca gana. Y si las elecciones pudieran cambiar el sistema, serían ilegales. Les da igual proclamar a un Guaidó en una plaza, les da igual asesinar, instaurar dictaduras, encarcelar titiriteros, juzgar raperos, y en general, condenarnos a la miseria y a la represión. El GAL y la OTAN no los trajo la derecha, que obviamente no sufrió por ello. Daos cuenta de cómo os engañan, de lo que es el marketing electoral, y no forméis parte de un teatro que es un arte del engaño.

Construyamos un mundo donde no puedan existir parásitos que viven del engaño, y que son las marionetas del poder económico, que no se presenta a elecciones, porque ya ha ganado.

Unión, acción, autogestión… pero de verdad, para que sus decisiones políticas se las traguen, para que las prisiones se las coman, y para que dejen a la humanidad, los animales y la tierra en paz.

No les déis más cheques en blanco, ya lo tienen todo. Acabemos con el parlamentarismo, el estado y el capital… y con toda autoridad. Hasta que tod@s l@s que queramos ser libres, lo seamos. Y que todo esto no sean palabras.

La historia también nos demuestra el valor de la acción directa, el boicot, el sabotaje, el apoyo mutuo, la autogestión, la formación, la autoorganización y la coherencia. No les demos tregua, no les demos votos, recuperemos nuestras vidas, nuestro tiempo… pero ya!!!

ABC abs.

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Ukraine Anarchists Resist Mass Fascism..video docu..

Popular Front   actforfreedom

Published on 10 Apr 2019
”Ukraine has a long history of political anarchism, dating back to the Black Army of anarchist revolutionary Nestor Makhno in the 1920s.
Since the country’s 2014 Maidan revolution though, the historical and modern day rise of fascist groups is more widely known”.
…..

”Whilst the Russian government’s claims that the revolution was some kind of “Nazi Junta” are false, Ukraine does have a rising problem with militant fascism that cannot be ignored.

Image result for ukraine fascist attacks gypsies photos
In a bid to combat the growing far-right, a group of anarchists calling themselves Rev Dia (Revolutionary Action) have begun to organise”.
”They’re armed, training, and have never spoken to journalists before. Until now…
(We fucked up the clip for a few seconds at 04:43 by having the wrong audio with the subtitles. The subs are what he said though. Sorry about that”.)
– patreon.com/popularfront – popularfront.co #Ukraine #Russia Continue reading “Ukraine Anarchists Resist Mass Fascism..video docu..”

Lentillères Free District: Occupied Urban Gardens Grow Community ZAD

For the 2017 Networks of Resistance conference reports, see Pt. 1 – ZAD, Bure, Hambach Forest & Pt. 2 – Infrastructure; ExarcheiaNet & Cooperativa Integral


Starting with a protest in the center of Dijon, France, in the midst of a chilly day in 2010, about 150 people embarked for an abandoned lot, cleaned it up, occupied the area, and formed the Lentillères (lentil garden).


Family farms produce 80 percent of world’s foodOnly 1 percent of the world’s farms are larger than 50 hectares, but this small group controls 65 percent of the world’s agricultural land, the FAO report said. Farms smaller than one hectare account for 72 percent of all farms, but control only 8 percent of agricultural land


Eight years later, the urban gardens of the Lentillères encompasses a free zone of over nine hectares that is, by its existence, resisting against development projects while demonstrating “another way of being that [is] non-hierarchical and egalitarian and free.”

[Lentillères is] a mixture of the preservation of agricultural land, the promotion of agricultural land, mixed in with living spaces and collective spaces.” – Presenter from Lentillères

Dijon, the capital of France’s Golden Coast in the Burgundy region famous for wine and monasteries, is an area rich in history and home to 250,000 people. Presenters said that politicians and developers utilize the history to attract investment. The municipality has been busy with plans to modernize Dijon by building new streets, shopping centers, and installing thousands of CCTV cameras. Developers in Dijon now plan to build 15 new housing projects in what they call ‘eco-quarters’ by 2020.

Recent history of anarcho-punk culture from 1980s-90s is also embedded in the city. Massive “anarcho-fun gigs” in the squatted industrial wastelands of Dijon took place in efforts to reclaim space from capitalism.

The more accepting culture of squatting and land defense in France helped lead to the local, socialist-run government of Dijon essentially allowing anti-capitalists and anarchists to take the space they desired with no problems, the presenters said.

The continued occupation of the land by over twelve collectives and more than 100 people living in the Lentillères are now threatened by the second phase of the encroaching ‘eco-quarters’ project. Continue reading “Lentillères Free District: Occupied Urban Gardens Grow Community ZAD”

#ManiOkupa 1 de Desembre – Manifestació per l’Okupació

cartell Ara més que mai okupa tu tambe.jpgRead in English HERE..

El proper dissabte 1 de desembre sortirem als carrers en defensa de l’okupació. Davant la repressió i l’onada de desallotjaments no reculem, al contrari, fem un pas endavant.

Dissabte 1 de desembre totes al carrer! Cap desallotjament sense resposta.

Difusió i acció!
L’okupació de llocs abandonats per a l’autogestió de les nostres vides és una realitat des de fa més de dues dècades a Barcelona. Així s’ha donat resposta a la necessitat d’espais socials i a la manca d’habitatge accessible a les ciutats.

En el darrer any, i com d’altres vegades, estem vivint una onada de repressió dels nostres projectes: Centres Socials Okupats com La Clandestina, la REA, l’Ateneu la Pua… i habitatges com Ca La Trava, el Kubo, la Kantonada, Montmany 3… han estat desallotjats.

mucha policia poca diversión / lotta coppers little fun!

El Banc Expropiat, Kan Kolmo, l’Àsgora Juan Andrñes, La Protestona, La Teixidora, Puntales, La Llamborda, Kasablanka… es troben sota amenaça de desallotjament.

D’ençà 2015 hi ha hagut canvis en les lleis de l’estat espanyol: l’aprovació de la llei mordassa, les reformes del codi penal, la llei d’enjudiciament civil i l’administrativa. Aquestes afecten directa o indirectament a l’okupació i a la possibilitat de romandre al lloc on vius i defensar-te.

D’altra banda, s’han extès els desallotjaments extrajudicials i la contractació d’empreses de matons – com Desokupa- per part de propietaris que, amb la complicitat dels cossos de seguretat, mossos i urbana, desallotgen espais amb mètodes intimidatoris.

BARCELONA. 19/02/2014. DESALOJO DE LA CASA OKUPA LA CARBONERIA. FOTOS INES BAUCELLS.

Continue reading “#ManiOkupa 1 de Desembre – Manifestació per l’Okupació”

To Change Everything: Mission Complete! Presenting a PDF for Printing


We’ve mailed out all 150,000 copies of the English printing of To Change Everything, our introduction to anarchism.

In case that’s not enough, our tireless designers have prepared an imposed PDF version so you can print them out and distribute them wherever you are. Please help us keep this project in circulation over the years to come! Thanks again to everyone who helped us fund the original printing.

In our zine library, you can download online viewing versions and PDFs imposed for printing, in black-and-white and in color.

Click the image above for printable PDF versions.

Altogether, over 240,000 print copies of To Change Everything are circulating now in over 30 languages, including more than 30,000 copies in German, 16,000 copies in Portuguese, and an additional 10,000 in English for the UK.

 

 

Print runs of 1000 or more have appeared in Québecois French, Slovenian, and other less common tongues; versions in Arabic and Farsi were distributed along the Balkan route during the so-called “migrant crisis” of 2015; to our knowledge, it may be the only anarchist text printed in Maltese.

to change everything

Having accomplished the goals we initially set for To Change Everything, we’ll put our energy and resources towards our next projects. If you are outraged that we are not making another printing of it ourselves, and you have access to considerable financial resources, please contact us and offer your assistance!

updates: Resistance Grows to #HambacherForest Destruction: Mass Demo Oct 6th: Save the Planet – #EndCoal!

Massive Demo Sat. October 6th …Please Come

Reportback: Thousands building barricades on a sunny afternoon in #HambacherForest

11:31 Many many people on their way to starting point of todays #HambacherForest walk. #Hambibleibt #Hambacherforst #antireport #EndCoal pic.twitter.com/8ObH3paK5n

— Enough is Enough! (@enough14) 30. September 2018

As we arrived at the official starting point, several thousand people were already there and the crowd continued to grow. The first groups didn’t even wait for the official forest walk to start, they went immediately into the forest. They were checked by cops at the entry of the forest, but were allowed to pass after their bags were searched. Doa86wQXoAAVzsO-768x576.jpgLast week the cops lost their checkpoint after a few hours, but this week people didn’t even try to put pressure on that checkpoint. People that didn’t want to get checked just went into the forest on other spots.

That’s something we didn’t know yet as I made the livestream in the tweet below.

11:54 Video of a #Livestream that we made a few minutes ago in #HambacherForest#Hambibleibt #Hambacherforst #EndCoal #Eco #30settembre #30September #30S https://t.co/M828529EuT

— Enough is Enough! (@enough14) 30. September 2018 Continue reading “updates: Resistance Grows to #HambacherForest Destruction: Mass Demo Oct 6th: Save the Planet – #EndCoal!”

They died for being poor: How Mass Squatting could Burst the Speculation Bubble.

by Perifèries Urbanes (+ in Spanish Italian Catalan) tweets + pics added)

In the early hours of 14th June 2017, a fire tore through a 24-storey tower block in North Kensington, killing at least 72 people. In the wake of the event, it soon became clear that this was more than a tragic accident, as revelations began to emerge around a lack of fire https://thefreeonline.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/grenfell.jpegsafety standards, a refurbishment which had saved £293k by downgrading insulation to less fire-proof material, as well as panels installed on the outside of the building to make it ‘look better’ for local wealthy neighbors (creating a cavity which acted as a chimney).

It also emerged that the residents of the tower had been trying to raise their voices in the run-up to the event in order to get their landlords and the council to address fire safety issues in the building, but to no avail….

Housing Crisis 1946 – Thousands march in London in support of squatted empty blocks in Bloomsbury and near Regents Park. Housing Crisis 2018 – The same slogan is still good!    196 Retweets      239 Likes


 Grenfell Tower has now become a beacon for the housing crisis and urban inequalities in cities like London, symbolic of an aesthetic disregard for the poor (not listening to their voices and trying to mask their appearance on the city’s skyline behind panels) as well as who has the ability to access safe and secure housing (which is currently distributed around property ownership and notions of entitlement). Many, for instance, have pointed out that the fire took place in one of the richest boroughs in the country, but that Kensington and Chelsea also has one of the highest number of empty buildings in the UK, which are largely being used as investments by the international super-wealthy.”

 

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Addressing this context after the blaze, there was an extraordinary and controversial call by leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, for the state to take over these empty buildings in order to house survivors. This idea was immediately met with dismissal as threatening core tenants of property ownership and entitlement, yet we can actually find a precedent in the UK for requisitioning empty buildings in order to address a housing crisis. Continue reading “They died for being poor: How Mass Squatting could Burst the Speculation Bubble.”

12th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair – 14th and 15th September 2018

12th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair – 14th & 15th September 2018 – Teachers Club 35 Parnell sq & Wynns

The 12th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair takes place on the 15th September 2018 at the Teachers Club 35 Parnell square and on the evening ofthe 14th at Wynns hotel.

Every year hundreds of people attend the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair for a day of inspiring discussions and the opportunity of meeting lots of other radicals, browsing books and meeting campaigns.

With few days to go we are finalising the details. Continue reading “12th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair – 14th and 15th September 2018”

Anarchist Zines and Pamphlets Published in May 2018


  • Posted on: 11 June 2018   By: thecollective   via Sprout Distro

The following zines and pamphlets were released within the broad anarchist space during the month of May. We encourage folks to check them out, print them, share copies, and discuss them.

We produce these lists each month to help boost the visibility of anarchist publications. We try to cast a wide net with these posts, and consequently we don’t necessarily agree with nor endorse everything contained within these zines. If you have suggestions for texts to include next time, get in touch.

Previous months of these posts can be found here.

Zines and Pamphlets Published in May 2018

Montreal Counter-Information #5

mtl coutner info #5 coverThis is the winter 2018 issue of the Montreal-based counter-information publication associated with the website mtlcounterinfo.org. This issue features a variety of updates on local struggles against gentrification, the police, and fascists. There are reports from various actions that have taken place in the Montreal area, along with several pieces about anti-anarchist repression Hamilton, Ontario and a longer personal reflection in a new “Stories of Struggle” feature that uses story-telling to give “…life to our collective memory and allows us the opportunity to learn from past experiences.”

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