Posts Tagged ‘Anarchist Gatherings’
Initial collective response to public letter of JoNina & Lorenzo “Racism at the NA ABC Conference” (USA)
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
We are writing as the crew that organized the North American ABC Conference, in response to JoNina and Lorenzo’s public letter “Racism at the NA ABC Conference.” We are nine people spread across the country, from New York to Sacramento, in conjunction with Denver ABC, and as such have a range of views on their open letter. This response is not a full statement of all of those views, or even a consensus of what things we all agree on, but rather a response required to urgently address the letter and to clarify information within it. This statement is NOT to discredit, disqualify, disregard, or fault JoNina and Lorenzo for their experience(s). The information provided is correct to the best of our account, and is provided for the purpose of transparency.
We also note that our public response to this matter is made against our preference for dealing with conflicts internal to anarchist movements. We are troubled by JoNina and Lorenzo’s decision to publish their letter on the Internet (including Facebook) in addition to sending it out over our closed listserv. We find it inappropriate to publicly handle internal matters, where anyone and everyone is privy to internal conflict, that typically makes it difficult to move forward and lends itself more to internet flame wars than revolutionary efforts to deal with oppression within our movements. (more…)
‘Over the Walls of Nationalisms and Wars’ – Statement of participants of 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Monday, September 15th, 2014
It is clear that nationalism is a tool used against the exploited classes. In the Balkans, (especially in the region of ex-Yugoslavia) the rise of nationalist ideology in the 1990’s helped enable the brutal capitalist attack against society. It further atomized the population and destroyed established networks of cooperation and solidarity.
The need to confront nationalist ideology from a radical and anti-authoritarian perspective gathered us in Mostar on the 5th and 6th of September 2014, for the 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair. We came from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Albania, Romania, Greece and other countries outside the Balkan area.
The true nature of nationalism is nowhere more obvious then in Mostar, a city divided in two, with the signs of wartime brutality still evident in the streets of the city. (more…)
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
The Association for Anarchism Studies in Hiroshima decided at the ‘August 6th Gathering’ [date of the atomic-bombing in that city] this year to invite a wide range of people with an interest in anarchism from within and without Japan to the ‘August 6th Gathering’ of 2015, as it will be 70 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and since Japan lost the war.
Welcoming this invitation, the Kansai anarchism studies group has decided to participate in organizing the ‘August 6th Gathering’ along with the Hiroshima anarchism research group, and would like to specifically call out to people with an interest in anarchism outside of Japan.
The Kansai anarchism studies group is accepting applications to the 2015 ‘August 6th Gathering.’ If you would like to participate please contact us by emailing the address below. We are also accepting applications from groups or individuals who are able to participate as co-organizers of this event along with us. (more…)
Friday, August 29th, 2014
Program of 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair: Over the Walls of Nationalism
Eighth Balkan Anarchist Bookfair will take place in Mostar on 5th and 6th of September 2014 as part of Anti-Fascist festival, annual Mostar event.
We invite all anarchist/antiauthoritarian groups, individuals, publishers, initiatives and projects from Balkan (and beyond) to come and participate at BAB in discussions and meetings which will help us build solidarity networks and strong anti-nationalist and anti-capitalist movement. Mostar in many ways represent misery that is imposed on big part of Balkan through divisions created by nationalism, war and fight for power between political elites which were and still are working on destruction of all social
networks in town that go beyond these artificial “differences”. All this fits perfect to capitalist logic of “divide and rule”, since it’s used as tool for prevention of all social revolts and attempts to build up social connections that were violently broken. (more…)
Rosia Montana: Short report on three activities that took place around the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners (Romania)
Monday, August 25th, 2014
Here is a short report on three activities that took place around the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners during a gathering of radicals in Rosia Montana, Romania.
Zurich: SHAC History & Repression Infonight – Solidarity with the Blackmail 3 & SOCPA 7! (Switzerland)
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
15 years of SHAC – 10 years of repression:
Solidarity with the Blackmail 3 & SOCPA 7!
Wednesday 14th May @ Autonomer Beauty Salon
Hohlstrasse 481, Zurich. Food @ 7pm, Info @ 8pm
An infotalk & presentation from a UK ABC comrade providing a history of the global campaign to close HLS; the tactics used to bring a multinational corporation into $120 million of debt, and the five cases in the USA & UK so far imprisoning 19 activists to over 96 years (collectively) for their involvement in the grassroots movement.
Since 1999 Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) have campaigned for the closure of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), Europe’s largest animal testing
facility; exposed numerous times for animal cruelty and malpractice. (more…)
Monday, April 28th, 2014
On Mayday 2014 Anarchist Action Network is calling for anarchists to unite in One Common Struggle. We are calling on you to join fellow anarchists and remember the victims of the system’s oppression, take action against the symbols of the state and capitalism and hold events highlighting the need to struggle for a better world.
May Day was first celebrated as a day of international workers’ solidarity in 1890. It was called to commemorate the murder of four anarchist workers in Chicago by the US government.
On this May day in 2014 let us unite our struggles in looking back to the Anarchist origins of May Day and take action in memory of all who are dying every day at the hands of the capitalist system. Let us also remember those who have died or been imprisoned fighting it. From the Mayday Anarchists in Chicago to Carlo, the young man executed by police at the 2001 Genoa summit against the G8. Right now in the UK there is an all out assault on activists involved in the animal rights movement, one of whom was sentenced today to a 6 year prison sentence for ‘conspiring to blackmail’ Huntingdon Life Sciences. Dozens more AR activists are facing political trials in the UK as the law continues to be used to protect corporate power against public anger. For more details see here. Mayday is a time to show our solidarity against a system that kills and imprisons in order to keep us in chains. (more…)
26 May-1 June : Anarchist workshops, discussions and skillshares in Newport – Against NATO (Wales, UK)
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
From the 26th May to the 1st June 2014 Anarchist Action Network is holding a week of Anarchist events dubbed the Anarchist Travelling Circus in Newport, South Wales. The week will include, workshops, discussions and skillshares and more. We hope that these events will address some of the issues which most people are facing right now from problems with housing, to welfare cuts and the government austerity agenda, as well as increased poverty, environmental destruction, police repression, racism and the racist border system. (more…)
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Due to emails we received, 325 clarifies that this event has nothing to do with the British civil anarchist parasites that share the same name of the gathering. The call-out for this event came From Russia With Love, the counter-information site of new generation incendiary anarchy and global anti-civilisation attack.
This spring we invite you to our yearly forum in the wild, far away from the choking cities of yours. Everyone is invited to this sabbath. Every anti-authoritarian person, who shares the principles of equality and decentralization, who respects other people’s opinion and wants to change the order of things.
• to strengthen the bonds and coordination between activists;
• to present working libertarian projects;
• to spread successful tactics;
• to solve various issues rising up among activists and between activists
and our adversaries or passive members of society;
• to improve and support the physical fitness of activists.
This sabbath will take the form of a camp that will last from May 9th till May 11th 2014 in one of the forests of Moscow area. The exact program will be ready in one month period, and by the way, we are counting on your help on this
one. We promise to make it intense and interesting. We will try to avoid the drudgery of common-place topics of discussion that plague similar events for years. (more…)
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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This year NATO will have their next summit at Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, south Wales. In early September 2014, “world leaders” – all directly responsible for untold death, illegal torture flights, and wars fought purely to protect Western business interests and resource supply routes – will gather on the edge of this historic Welsh city.
Many people from Newport, Cardiff, Bristol and beyond, will oppose the summit and use a diversity of tactics against it. We, an anti-capitalist, anti-militarist network in South Wales, plan to facilitate mobilisations and provide
space for workshops, skill-shares and social events. We are organising without leaders as we do not agree with bosses or bombs.
NATO has often used the term ‘humanitarian interventions’ to disguise the fact that it actually fights for the strategic, economic and political benefit of the elite classes within NATO member countries. Militarism and capitalism are part of the same global power structure. A critique and confrontation of capitalism is therefore an indispensable aspect of our anti-militarist stance. (more…)
Friday, January 10th, 2014
On Saturday, January 11th, the squatted social centre La Gatonera, located on 9, Amistad Street in the district of Carabanchel, Madrid, hosts an info event in solidarity with anarchist prisoners facing long sentences worldwide.
We meet at 18:30 and begin counter-information talk, with the aim to publicize some of the cases of brothers and sisters who are incarcerated in the democratic dungeons of different States for many years already. Following a presentation of the cases of Claudio Lavazza and Gabriel Pombo Da Silva (prisoners in the Spanish State), Marco Camenisch (imprisoned in Switzerland), Thomas Meyer-Falk (captive in Germany), Marie Mason and Eric McDavid (imprisoned in the United States), and José Miguel Sánchez Jiménez (prisoner in Chile), we freely discuss ways to strengthen and extend solidarity ties, also through structures of counter-information and factual support, with prisoners of social war. (more…)
Informal Days: International Anarchist Symposium – Comrade Gustavo Rodríguez disappeared and deported (Mexico)
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Compañerxs, we´ll try to be as brief but objective as possible.
Since the evening of the 29th of December – the last day of the Informal Days: International Anarchist Symposium – up until today, the anarchist compañero Gustavo Rodríguez Romero has disappeared.
On the evening of the 29th, at approximately 7:30pm, Gustavo left the Che Guevara Auditorium alone headed in the direction of the Copilco metro station in order to later meet up with his partner and begin their return trip home. This never happened as Gustavo never arrived.
Five minutes after Gustavo left the auditorium, a compañera who was still at the event received a phone call from Gustavo, however only strange noise were heard, and after a few seconds the call dropped out. Given the strange call, the compañera called back on repeated occasions but without answer, and eventually assumed that later he would be in contact as had been arranged earlier. (more…)
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Alfredo Bonanno o el anarquismo de praxis del siglo XXI
“Las prácticas de acción directa son ahora el corolario de este bagaje conceptual remozado. Cara a cara contra el enemigo, sin mediaciones ni gestorías: he ahí la divisa y el emblema de una práctica de intención, orientación y potencialidad anarquista”.
Rafael Spósito (Daniel Barret)
Hace exactamente cuatro años, tres meses y 22 días, recibí la llamada de un entrañable compañero comunicándome una lamentable noticia: el querido Alfredo María Bonanno, había sido detenido tras una expropiación fallida en la ciudad de Trikala al norte de Grecia. Hoy, he tenido una breve conversación vía telefónica con el compa Alfredo que me produjo la misma indignación e impotencia que aquella trágica llamada.
En medio de la gritería y las expresiones altisonantes de los represores que le ordenaban apagar el teléfono, me informó que las autoridades migratorias le habían impedido el ingreso al territorio dominado por el Estado mexicano, declarándolo “persona non grata” por su presunta “peligrosidad” y “antecedentes penales”, motivo por el que lo han deportado a Argentina. Pese al poco tiempo que pudimos hablar sentí en sus escuetas palabras la fortaleza de un irreductible. Lo primero que le pregunté es cómo estaba de salud y me contestó que bien. Enfurecido, lo único que atiné a decirle es que lamentaba mucho la decisión de estos mierdas hijos de perra y me respondió optimista, con la serenidad y la condición reflexiva que lo caracteriza: “es lógico que esto nos pase”. (more…)
Saturday, December 14th, 2013
26. Constantino Cavalleri.
27. Wolfi Landstreicher.
28. Alfredo M. Bonanno.
Por seguridad de todxs: no mochilas, no cámaras, no fotos, no vídeos, no drogas ni alcohol, NO PERIODISTAS.
Conferencias, intervención y participación de compañerxs de Grecia, Italia, Chile, Inglaterra.
Editoriales y publicaciones afines.
En: Okupa Che, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM, México DF.
Inicio de Eventos a partir de las 14:00 Hrs.
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Black Petrograd festival will take place in St Petersburg, Russia, on November 2 – 4, 2013. The 10th annual anarchist festival will take three full days. This year, the programme will include less lectures and discussions, and more trainings and workshops, as well as presentations of libertarian projects and some interactive games. And naturally a gig by anarchist bands. Requests, offers and applications to participate are accepted
at4petrograd2013 (at) gmail.com
Riottosa Squat, Firenze, 2pm Sept 15 2013 : Meeting about the struggle and revolutionary solidarity – For a presence in solidarity for Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito’s trial on 30 Oct in Genoa (Italy)
Friday, August 30th, 2013
Sunday 15 September at 14.00 there will be at Riottosa Squat in Firenze the 3° Meeting about the struggle and revolutionary solidarity, and about a presence in solidarity for Nicola and Alfredo’s trial on 30 Oct in Genoa.
Below is a translated text previously written by some Italian anarchist comrades for this meeting, and the poster produced in the last meeting also:
With our heads held high – A call for debate and solidarity in anticipation of the trial against Nicola and Alfredo
On July 5 the preliminary hearing of the trial against anarchists Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito, arrested on September 14 2012 and accused of being the perpetrators of the wounding of Ansaldo Nucleare manager Roberto Adinolfi – designer and builder of nuclear power plants – will take place [postponed until October 30th]. The action was claimed by the Olga Nucleus of the Informal Anarchist Federation/International Revolutionary Front.
On that day the dates of the trial will be set, most likely starting in autumn. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Anarchist Gatherings, Ansaldo Nucleare, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Nicola Gai, Roberto Adinolfi, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Jornadas Informales Anárquicas 2013 – Simposio Internacional
Ciclo de Conferencias y Debates con los compañeros:
Alfredo Maria Bonanno.
27-28 y 29 de Diciembre 2013.
Proyección de Documentales.
Sunday, July 7th, 2013
ANARKIYA FIESTA JULY 22-26, 2013
A five days series of anarchist activities including free sharing of food by Food Not Bombs, DIY T-shirt printing, vegetarian cooking demo, photo & art exhibition, slide show presentation, film marathon, yoga session, self-defense workshop, discussion, forum and cultural performances..
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
This is to announce the first Feral Awakening rewilding green anarchist Gathering from July 24th to 31st to be focused on rewilding, anti-civilization critiques (with of course in depth forums on green anarchy, anarcho-primitivism), and a place for folks to gather together in the wild who desire to see the end of civilization and wildness flourish in its place. We’re hoping to provide a space for people to make connections with each other and the earth, for those of us who realize that civilization is a destructive force upon all life and the planet itself and are looking to do what we can to see a world without it. We’d like to invite groups and individuals engaged in struggles against the destruction of the Earth (and indeed all interconnected forms of oppression) to join us and share your stories, lessons, skills, and whatever else you may have to offer. (more…)
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Here comes the 6th Anarchist Bookfair, which will take place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of May 2013 in Lisbon at the Amigos do Minho (in Intendente), with the every year renovated goal of creating an autonomous space, open to all, for the dissemination and discussion of the anarchist ideas.
In this year’s program of the Bookfair, besides the usual stalls, two debates are scheduled. On one hand, we want to discuss the actuation and limitations of the media industry and its possible alternatives. On the other, we’ll debate the role of libraries as a privileged space for meeting, reflection, discussion and sharing.
It is intended that the Bookfair incentives the edition of books and other anarchist publications and its reading. We continue to believe that anarchy is the alternative to the violence of the state, the arrogance of the capital, the “progress” of the technique and the damages of subservient journalism.
feiradolivroanarquista (at) gmail (dot) com