Enric is the Catalan activist who took out bank loans of 500,000 euros and gave the cash to occupiers, anarchists and Coops. Then he helped found the Integral Coop, the FairCoop, and Faircoin, the popular non exploiting crypto currency
At his trial the State banned his witnesses who aimed to expose the multi billion frauds of the banks themselves, So Robin (Enric) ‘did a runner’, and he’s still free 7 yrs later but needs cash urgently.
The key to going global is the Commons Transition (new website here http://commonstransition.org/), linking up commons projects like CIC, the P2P Foundation, Ubuntu, Wikipedia, the makers movement, occupy, etc.
Today April 23 is the 7th anniversary that went far from home, resisting a “national” order of detention for the action of denunciation and expropriation of the unjust and stingy banking system, which I made public in 2008, and for which still calls for 8 years in prison, although the banks reported to the state coffers 120000 times more than what I had to do to them and no prosecutor’s office has asked for criminal charges for that. Continue reading “Anarchist genius Enric Duran needs help in Exile”
A deep and comprehensive transformation of all parts of society, including its values and structure.
The new, self-managed society is based on autonomy and the abolition of all forms of domination: the state, capitalism, patriarchy, and all other forms that affect human relationships and with the natural environment.
Conscious and strategic actions are needed to compost the obsolescent structures and recover those values and qualities that enable us to live a life in common. As the most promising entry point for the collective change we see a new economic system.
This is giving people the opportunity to finally exit the vicious circle of capitalistic enslavement and its side effects, to find space for new ideas without boundaries and make possible the switch to a healthy life in balance with nature.
Activists fromvarious fields ofalternative economylikeEnricDuran (Robin of the Banks),Cooperativa Integral Catalana, MichaelBauwens, P2P Foundation,orAmir Taaki, , bitcoindeveloper, launched thisSeptember 17, after months of networking,a draftglobal economic systembased on cooperation, ethics, solidarity, redistribution north-south, and justicein economic relations.
The Fair Coopis a global cooperativeattempt tobecome independentof the “oldeconomic system” based on central banks andfiatcurrencies bya new currencyreference,faircoin, to promote the globalcommonsand decentralizedeconomies..
The date,17Scoincidessymbolicallywithsix years ofthe campaign“We can livewithout capitalism,” and five years since the campaign with more thana hundreddata points in the Spanish state to createalternative economynetworks by inviting peopleto abandon theirbank accounts.It isalsoastep in the“ComprehensiveRevolution”,which in the words ofDuran,“aims togive visibility toa self-organizedmovement that is working to buildotherpossible worlds from below.”Continue reading “#faircoop.. Occupying free economy with Anti-money.. #faircoin”
His name is Enric Duran , but is known as ‘Robin Bank ‘ or ‘ Robin Hood of the Banks ‘ . This Catalan activist, 38 years old, came to illegally obtain half a million euros in bank loans which he then then divided among projects and anti-capitalist movements .
He was charged with several offenses and failed to appear at his trial. He had requested loans from banks with no intention of returning and distributed the cash to a whole range of alternative projects, integral cooperatives, occupied social centers and revolutionary anarchists. . In all, he performed 68 operations in 39 different entities. With dozens of personal loans , he managed to outwit information systems and financial control. Continue reading “‘RobinHood bankrobber On the Run says : ” Let’s change the world..””
translation by The Free. From free paper ’20 Minutes’ and reprinted in ‘Rojo y Negro’ of the CGT union.
At least 1,200 Catalans manage themselves with their own ”money”, education and health , they do not use the euro but ecos, a “free money” that can be exchanged for hours of work or products..
They have organized a network of health care, education and access to housing, based on trust among members.
They are expanding to the rest of the peninsula. in France and Italy similar experiences have been initiated.
They have a currency of its own, a self-managed health care system, an educational network and housing office. They are self-managed cooperatives and self-organization, groups of people living outside the system, and make decisions in open assemblies based on trust organization. In Catalonia, there are already 1,200 citizens who have chosen this way of life and the implementation of these communities is spreading. The crisis and the 15M indignados movement has given it wings. Continue reading “Integral Revolution Coop takes off in Barcelona”
Enric Duran didnt show up at his trial in which they asked eight years in prison for borrowing half a million euros and donating it to sustainable social causes. He’s now an outlaw on the run, but remains free.(24/03/13)