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)
Enric Duran THE ‘ROBIN HOOD’ WHO TOOK OUT NEARLY HALF A MILLION EUROS IN BANK LOANS AND DONATED IT TO REVOLUTIONARY SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, IS NOW DECLARED AN OUTLAW, AND ON THE RUN. STILL HE IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING THE INTEGRAL COOP AND A NEW INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT OUTLAWED ACTIVISTS LIKE HIMSELF..Open Letter to power and a new collective project (LATEST UPDATE. despite the news in this and many other papers it has emerged that the arrest warrant was never officially sent and the trial remains blocked! Great News for Enric!) RADIUS (Revolution, Action, disobedience, Integral), a new collective project to protect the Integral Revolution. Part 3/3. No disobedient activists in jail! An open letter to power and a new collective project. (Checkout earlier parts HERE, you can choose language). He argues in an open letter addressed to the court, which states that he will not accept any decision in which he can not participate because he believes in a method of conflict management where all affected can participate.
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He has presented a proposal for a reciprocal benefit society, a new collective project: RADIUS (Revolution, Action, disobedience, Integral) to protect the revolution and prevent any more comprehensive disobedient activist having to go to jail. Radius is to create an organizational structure to protect the physical integrity of persons activists committed to transforming society, Integral Revolution and freedom of expression, for all those being persecuted by repressive and judicial structures of the State and economic power and who want the option to disobedience and personal protection. read more HERE
Update. 15th Feb ’13. Enric Duran, the ‘anarchist Robin Hood’ is now on the run, after the Spanish State declared him an outlaw and ordered his immediate ‘Search and Capture’. Enric is charged with ‘stealing’ 492,000 euros which he borrowed from gullible banks and donated to revolutionary and social causes.
LATEST UPDATE. despite the news in this and many other papers it has emerged that the arrest warrant was never officially sent and the trial remains blocked! Great News for Enric!
Enric refused to attend his trial on Tuesday after all his witnesses had been banned by the judge (even some bank managers who were to testify for him), and because the trial was brought forward by surprise.
He had planned to use the trial to expose and reject the banks and capitalist system: ‘While banks’ and institutions’ credibility is almost zero, hundreds of senior politicians and bankers are being impeached and almost all of them getting away with everything. While all of this happens, the attorney’s office and 14 banks request 8 years of prison for Enric Duran. Continue reading “Robin Hood: anarchist on the Run.. update”
Enric Duran Giralt (Vilanova i la Geltrú, 23 April 1976) also known as Robin Bank, Robin Banks or the Robin Hood of the Banks is a Catalananticapitalist activist and member of the Temps de Re-volts collective. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.On September 17, 2008, he publicly announced that he had ‘robbed’ dozens of Spanish banks of nearly half a million euros as part of a political action to denounce what he termed the predatory capitalist system.
From 2006 to 2008, Duran took out 68 commercial and personal loans from a total of 39 banks with no guarantees or property as collateral. He had no intention of repaying the debts, and used the money to finance various anti-capitalist movements. In 2008, Duran released both an online article entitled “I have “robbed” 492,000 euros from those who rob us the most, in order to denounce them and build alternatives for society” (translated), and an online video, each explaining what he had done and that he had left the country to view the reaction and consider his next move. This was also published in the free magazine Crisis, in Catalan, of which 200,000 copies were printed and distributed by volunteers throughout Catalonia. A second newspaper, We can! Live Without Capitalism was distributed on March 17, 2009, and a third, We on September 17, 2009. Continue reading “Anarchist Robin Hood on Trial in Barcelona”
In southern Europe it looks like Capitalism is collapsing. . Everywhere businesses are closing down and stolen money moved to tax havens. We have an opportunity right now to start new systems, truly sustainable and without hierarchy, without interest, without rich or poor .. on the way to a money-free world! Below we report on the Integral CoOps, which use new technology to link consumption, production, Community Currencies and Time Banks.
NO to Reaction YES to revolution ..
All the old activists covered their eyes in despair, when tens of thousands of youths from the 15M movement raised their hands in the air and yelled for nonviolence, while being brutally beaten up by the police mercenaries last year. What a shocking lack of solidarity and militancy!
Yet it is also true that direct confrontation with State forces makes us into a mirror image of them. All the dialectical struggle of macho Marxists only led its leaders to the corruption of power, in the totalitarianism of State Communism, or nowadays in leftist parties and sold out unions .