Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
A month ago in Hamburg, Germany, a G20 summit was beginning, and with it mass protests against it, with demands for a more ‘human’ running of capitalism, up to the total destruction of the system in order to build a more ethical world where there would be a place and respect for all, where there would be no repression or hierarchy, where the earth would be protected and the insatiable thirst for empty benefits on which this society is based would disappear from our values and life goals.
You can read about what happened during the 3 days of the summit and the demonstrations in many websites, including this blog, if you look in the corresponding posts (starting from the month of July, for those who are curious); and as I couldn’t go to Hamburg (and I’m sorry about that) for reasons that are irrelevant here, I won’t comment on what happened or go into detail. The comrades who were there have talked about that and continue to do so.
I’d like to talk about a particular aspect of those demonstrations, which I think occurs too often in this kind of context, and which seems a serious problem, at least to me, and one that annoys me. It’s what is known as the ‘tyranny of the image’. (more…)
Friday, August 25th, 2017
A 90 años de la ejecución de Sacco y Vanzetti
En EE.UU, un 23 de agosto de 1927, hace exactamente 90 años, morían en
la silla eléctrica, Nicola Sacco y Bartolomeo Vanzetti, dos inmigrantes
italianos, solidarios, anárquicos de acción. Tras un largo y extenuante
proceso judicial de 7 años, fueron condenados a muerte acusados de robo
y homicidio contra un importante empresario.
La detención, juicio, apelaciones, revisiones y condena, concentraron el
interés de las diferentes colectividades anárquicas del mundo, en
multiformes gestos de solidaridad, las más hermosas expresiones del
apoyo y la fuerza común se hicieron presentes. Nadie quedó indiferente y
había una urgencia por manifestar la solidaridad, tratando de rescatar a
los compañeros del engranaje asesino del Estado.
La solidaridad como una praxis real y concreta supo manifestarse en este
largo proceso, aún con todo en contra, con las mayores adversidades y
necesidades, gracias al aporte, la voluntad y el compromiso de lxs
compañerxs anárquicxs. (more…)
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Anarchist and revolutionary must be ready for revolution to happen in every moment, especially now, when social and political protest all around the world are arising more and more often. Moreover, the possibility of global catastrophes and cataclysms is always present, and saving ourselves along with continuing our struggle in that case should always be in our agenda.
To write this article, we adopted the experience of people’s struggle in Ukrainian Maydan, successes and failures of recent anti-governmental protests in Belarus and Russia and analyzed the capacities and repressive tactics of police and intelligence in our country in last years. Though this tips were written first of all for comrades from above-mentioned countries, they may be useful for anarchists in any part of the world.
Note: for publishing this article, our site www.pramen.io was officially labeled as “extremist” by the Central district court, and blocked in Belarus (only accessible via Tor or VPN).
Monday, August 14th, 2017
Update: The campaign for Anzi ended early because insurance came through for a lot of the cost. The money collected so far will go towards paying for the hospital room, food, X-rays, rehabilitation and travel expenses for her family and (hopefully not) future surgeries. Anzi spent approximately ten hours in surgery last week and received a total of 2 plates in her arm as well as pins to piece her elbow back together. The doctor said it was a fairly complicated surgery partially because of the time gap while waiting for funding.
Unfortunately, tragedy has struck again in our community in Indonesia. Our friend Anzi Matta was in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday 26 July. Her left arm is severely broken in several places and she desperately needs surgery to repair it. The estimated cost is about 20 million rupiah, approximately $1,500 USD. That is a year’s salary or more here. She needs this surgery urgently and as quickly as possible to save her arm. She will also require physical therapy to regain mobility. We are fundraising here as well, but we need all the help we can get. (more…)
Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
“Expropiar nuestra historia al poder. Arrancarle lo que le gustaría
guardar bajo silencio y alimentarnos con ello. Hacerla existir, no
seguir desa¬rraigados, no seguir viniendo de ninguna parte. Saber que
otros estaban ahí antes de nosotrxs. Saber aprender de ello, aprovechar
reflexiones, experien¬cias, autocríticas, escisiones… Esto es también
una tarea de un movimiento revolucionario que se enfrenta al poder que
quisiera vernos aisladxs sin pa¬sado (o entonces abatidos por la
historias de los vencidos).”
El sábado 27 de mayo nos tomamos la plaza nuevamen¬te, la tomamos con la
convicción de que la memoria no es palabra muerta, por el contrario, es
la práctica de poner en movimiento re¬cuerdos cargados de historia y
Hace 8 años que el compañero Mauricio nos dejó en una ex¬plosiva
madrugada de mayo, hoy evocamos la consecuencia de vida del Punky Mauri
para volver a encarnarla en nosotrxs, en ustedes, en nuestras
Monday, July 24th, 2017
G20 in Hamburg: These were days of revolt
During the days of the summit of the G20, thousands of people flooded the streets of Hamburg with their anger about the cops` violence and the world that they protect. Already during the week before, there was no uncertainty around the cops’ will to confront every sign of protest or resistance with zero tolerance. During the demo on Thursday evening, they made their position clear once again, attacking the front of the demo from the first minute it started. The cops obviously and viciously embraced the possibility of potentially even lethal injuries, when they pushed and kettled the front block of the demo into a very narrow, canyon-like part of the Hafenstraße, bordered on the sides by brick walls. They caused panic, hitting, kicking, pepper-spraying, firing tear gas and shooting water canons from the front and the sides. Many people sought to flee over the walls on the sides, a lot of people got hurt – but you could also see impressive moments of solidarity, people helping each other up the wall, whilst others attacked the cops from above and brave and calm front rows defended the demo from the cops attacks, taking a serious beating.
Solidarity statement from Rosa de Foc Squat in Athens, Greece, to anti-airport struggle ZAD in France
Friday, July 21st, 2017
As an international housing squat we think solidarity is our weapon, and as we all know weapons have categories, from handguns to nuclear bombs. Revolutionary solidarity doesn’t have boundaries and can only benefit the struggle. We are already starting to try our theories in practice about this.
International solidarity means bringing and taking ideas from one place to another, placing priorities and supporting the place that needs our help the most. Help is not only texts, supplies and solidarity demonstrations in our territory, but also our physical presence there. Working with the people, learning their language and their culture. Basic ingredients if we want to be effective and helpful, because every battle ground is different. (more…)
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Hacia la Liberación Total:
Memoria y kontrakultura
Compañerxs lxs invitamos a hacerse parte de la jornada kontrakultural a realizarse el día 20 de mayo desde las 14 hrs en la Biblioteca Manuel Rojas, en memoria del compañero Mauricio Morales, el “Punki Mauri” a 8 años de su muerte en acción.
Durante la actividad tendremos un almuerzo vegano colectivo, taller de encuadernación, medicina natural, creación de máscaras, grabado y propaganda, además danza butoh, cuentacuentos, teatro, poesía insurrecta y nos acompañarán bandas musicales hermanas.
Con los talleres reivindicamos la autoformación, la colectivización del conocimiento, el encuentro entre compañerxs que traspasan y fomentan aprendizajes para potenciar la autonomía, dando vida y valor al hazlo tú mismx, avanzando en un presente y futuro sin Autoridad.
Nuestra kontrakultura anárquica/antiautoritaria no tiene una finalidad estética o decorativa, sino que a través de lo que vamos creando permitimos el que fluyan sentimientos y emociones que propagan nuestras ideas y valores negadores del orden existente.
Habrá videos contrainformativos, información de compañerxs presxs, puestos de distintas bibliotecas antiautoritarias y material de propaganda anárquica, lxs invitamos a que lleven sus ferias.
NUESTRA MEMORIA ES NEGRA, NUESTRO CORAZÓN TAMBIÉN.
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Posted in Autonomy
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
MayDay – The Hague: Solidarity with the anarchists accused of bank robbery in Aachen (Netherlands, Germany)
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Today on MayDay, the international day of struggle against capitalism and oppression four banners were hanged in The Hague, the Netherlands, and more than a 1500 flyers scattered in solidarity with the anarchists accused of bank robbery in Aachen, Germany.
In 2015 and 2016 three anarchist comrades, one from Amsterdam and two from Barcelona, have been imprisoned after the prosecution office of Aachen (Germany) issued warrants for their arrests on accusation of bank robbery in the same city. The comrade from Amsterdam, charged with a robbery in 2013, has been acquitted in December 2017; she is currently awaiting the revision appeal. The trial of the two other comrades concerns a robbery in 2014 and began on the 23rd January 2017; their court case will continue for the coming months.
We are not interested in knowing whether the comrade is actually responsible for the bank robberies or not. Expropriation is an ethically just and politically legitimate practice, a method of struggle that is part of the history of all revolutionary movements.
We want them free! Rage and solidarity!
Actividad en memoria del compañero Mauricio Morales y los 81 presos asesinados en la cárcel de San Miguel (Chile)
Monday, May 1st, 2017
HASTA DESTRUIR EL ÚLTIMO BASTIÓN DE LA SOCIEDAD CARCELARIA
Un nuevo 8… un nuevo Mayo…
En un par de semanas se cumplirán 8 años de la muerte en acción del compañero Mauricio Morales a metros de la Escuela de Gendarmería, tras la detonación anticipada de la bomba artesanal que transportaba.
Desde ese día la memoria anárquica del “Punki Mauri” se ha defendido y propagado a lo largo y ancho del mundo, a través de todo tipo de gestos antiautoritarios que combaten con fiereza el olvido y el silencio.
Lxs invitamos a todxs el día lunes 8 de mayo afuera de la Cárcel de San Miguel desde las 19 hrs, donde recordaremos a Mauri y los 81 presos asesinados por el Estado el 8 de diciembre de 2010, siempre desde nuestras ideas y prácticas anárquicas contrarias al mundo del Dominio.
NUESTRA MEMORIA ES NEGRA, NUESTRO CORAZÓN TAMBIÉN.
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Monday, April 17th, 2017
Inauguration des Fleurs Arctiques
Une bibliothèque pour la révolution, Paris XIXe
Samedi 22 avril 2017 à 18h aux Fleurs Arctiques
45 Rue du Pré Saint-Gervais, 75019 Paris
Métro Place des Fêtes (lignes 7bis et 11 du métro).
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
On the 7th and 8th of July 2017, when the most successful war criminals of the present, the most unscrupulous sweaters of human and nature, the self-titled leaders of this planet, meet in Hamburg, they will not be confronted and thus be revaluated with some demands for better governance or social enslavement.
They will feel the rage of the street, when they are rushing with their convoys through deserted districts and talk about the nightly attacks of the last few weeks.
This call, like so many others at similar meetings, does not want to lose itself in an analysis of the importance of the G-20 summit or the policy of their participants. The injustice of the world has been declared a thousand times, anyone who now feels no urge to act, does not need another text.
We want to speak of those who are already involved in the struggle against capitalism and its exerting states with their conforming societies – so, of US.
Since Seattle in 1999, summit protests were a catalysator of radical resistance; individuals and groups came together, swapped ideas, were standing together behind the barricades and carried the flame of resistance back to their regions. Even the shots of Gothenburg and Genoa, or the numerous infiltrated snitches could not stop the development of a Europe-wide chaotic network of autonomous / anarchist / antiauthoritarian tendencies. (more…)