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International Call for Action and Discussion Days in Berlin 30.10.-01.11.2020 (Germany)

September 9th, 2020

International Call for Action and Discussion Days in Berlin 30.10.-01.11.2020
International Demo in Berlin 31.10.2020

UNITED WE FIGHT!
Connect Urban Struggles – Defend Autonomous Spaces

Over the last years we experience a global resurgence of reactionary politics. State and capital, in a constant process of intensifying exploitation and expanding repression, used the global capitalist crisis, which started a decade ago, as a chance to further restructure relations of power in their advantage. Their political answer is materialized in a shift to the right, with a political alliance of neoliberal economic policies coupled with strong nationalistic narratives and repressive policies against resistance and progressive movements. The new face of authoritarianism has unleashed an all out attack against individuals it considers unnecessary or those that choose to resist and collectivize against the ruin of their lives. In our current period, states the world over used measures against Covid-19 to extend repression, policing and surveillance against societies. At the same time, the failings of neoliberal healthcare systems have led to masses of deaths and increasing inequality due to access to healthcare.

To all of this, people in different areas of the world answer with massive resistance on the streets. Movements with different perspectives have revolted, for example in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, or more recently in France and the USA. The common thread of all these movements is their distance from institutionalized and systemic politics and the choice of self-organization and horizontalism in the fight against authority. Read the rest of this entry »

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U$A: RIP Anti-Fascist Revolutionary Michael Reinoehl

September 8th, 2020

Anti-fascist revolutionary Michael Reinoehl was assassinated by pigs near Lacey, Washington on September 3 in retaliation for the shooting of a member of the fascist group Patriot Prayer.

Reinoehl claimed responsibility for the shooting as an act of self-defense against the fascist who threatened Reinoehl and a friend with mace and a knife. Reinoehl went to downtown Portland on Saturday night to provide security for revolutionaries who were threatened by a caravan of fascist Trump supporters who paraded through the city center.

“Had I stepped forward, he would have Maced or stabbed me,” Reinoehl said in an interview. “I was confident that I did not hit anyone innocent and I made my exit… I feel it’s important that the world at least gets a little bit of what’s really going on. I had no choice. I mean, I, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Genoa, Italy: Anarchy Can’t Be Locked Up Behind Bars

September 7th, 2020

Genoa, Piazza San Lorenzo
Saturday 26th September, 4pm 2020

Gathering against repression in solidarity with the anarchists arrested following operation Scripta Manent.


ANARCHY CAN’T BE LOCKED UP BEHIND BARS

The «Scripta Manent» appeal trial in Turin is coming to an end. It was on 6th September 2016 that eight anarchists were arrested and accused of having formed or participated in a «subversive association with aims of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order», a charge that about twenty anarchists are accused of in the trial. In particular the accusations are of carrying out, from 2005, several direct and armed actions against the police (police chiefs, carabinieri barracks, carabinieri training centres and RIS), men of State (mayors, the minister of the interior), journalists, companies involved in the restructuring of CIEs and the director of a detention centre for migrants, actions that were claimed FAI and FAI-FRI (Informal Anarchist Federation-International Revolutionary Front). In addition that of having written and edited anarchist publications including a historic publication of the movement, “Croce Nera Anarchica” [Anarchist Black Cross].

In April 2019, with the first-grade trial sentence, the comrades Alessandro, Alfredo, Anna, Marco and Nicola were given sentences ranging from 5 to 20 years of imprisonment, whereas another 18 were acquitted and two were released. In Alfredo and Nicola’s case, years of imprisonment were added to a previous sentence for the kneecapping of the managing director of Ansaldo Nucleare, Roberto Adinolfi. This action was carried out on 7th May 2012 in Genoa and proudly claimed by the two comrades in court during the trial following their arrest in September of the same year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Interview with Teresa Kintz – Oak Journal (U$A)

September 7th, 2020

Oak Journal · Pull the Threads and Watch it Fall Apart

Oak Journal – Pull the Threads and Watch it Fall Apart

In this episode we speak with Theresa Kintz, as you can hear, this episode discusses many things, included Ted Kaczynski. Theresa Kintz is currently a professor of sociology at Indiana State University. Theresa has also written several papers on radical archaeology, including her 2015 paper Fields of Resistance: Reflections on Archaeology and Anarchist Praxis

Theresa is featured in “The Lost Unabomber Tapes” and is the interviewer who performed the 22 hour of interviews with Kaczynski on which the film is based.

Theresa is an amazing teacher and thinker who has been close to many incredible projects such as The Earth First Journal, The Underground, the Green Anarchist Radical Anthropology Efforts and Theresa was a regular face at Green Anarchist gatherings through the 90s and 2000s. Oak is very happy to speak with her and get her perspective on a variety of issues. The interview is quite long, so presented here is just a portion. Look for the complete interview in Oak 2, out Early Fall 2020.

Our line has a few disruptions during the conversation

Episodes should become regular again this month

Outro is from Surplus: Terrorized into being consumers

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Berlin: Attack on Consulate General and Embassy of Belarus (Germany)

September 6th, 2020

“Bread, Salt, Land and Freedom” can be heard in the streets of all Belarus at present. Everywhere people and our friends have been streaming onto the streets since August 9th. Unusual for a country where activists disappear, are tortured or draconian prison sentences are supposed to suppress any thought of another world. But the population is looking for alternatives and our companions are right in the middle of it:

“We should not forget that anarchists are against not only this presidential election, but against any president in general. The Belarusian people have long known that power corrupts everyone. Lukashenko may be replaced by an opposition politician, who will keep power in the country and continue repression against his own population. We must rise up not to get a new president, but to live without presidents. Decentralization of power should be a key factor in the transition from dictatorship to a free society.“
Pramen

While the madman from Belarus, self-proclaimed president, congratulates his murderous cop units and symbolically walks through Minsk with a Kalashnikov, the strikes and attacks on these units continue. The fear must be deep-seated of losing power, so he had the Internet turned off, sent the military to fight the demos and his whole family ran through the streets with weapons.

In Berlin, too, we follow the events and were inspired by the attack on the Belarusian embassy in Paris.
We send our greetings and strength to our anarchist friends and all the other rebels in the streets, following the call for international solidarity:

“Support from the outside inspires not only the hearts of anarchists, but also the hearts of everyone on the street.“

For this reason we threw stones and paint bottles at the Belarusian embassy near Treptower Park during the night of August 27. We crossed their disgusting emblem at the gate with an A in a circle.

For a upheaval of the circumstances – until anarchy!

Fear turned into rage, rage into victory!

To all our comrades in revolt, courage, hold on!

(Translation from http://zf2r4nfwx66apco4.onion/node/1598520077610523)

Video: https://streamable.com/gepr2qv

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Berlin, Deutschland: Kundgebung 5.9. Heinrichplatz | Unsere Solidarität gegen ihre Repression

September 4th, 2020

Am 31. August 2020 gab es in Hamburg und anderen Orten 28 Hausdurchsuchungen gegen linke Aktivist*innen. Den 22 Beschuldigten wird vorgeworfen, Mitglieder der linken Gruppe Roter Aufbau Hamburg zu sein und eine kriminelle Vereinigung nach Paragraf 129 gebildet zu haben. Diese Razzien stellen einen der größten Angriffe der letzten Jahre auf organisierte linke Strukturen dar. Die Kriminalisierung einer ganzen Gruppe, ist eine neue Qualität der Repression gegen die bundesdeutsche Linke. Unter dem Motto „Unsere Solidarität gegen ihre Repression“ findet am Samstag, dem 5. September um 16 Uhr eine Kundgebung auf dem Heinrichplatz statt.

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Unsere Solidarität gegen ihre Repression

Am 31. August 2020 gab es in Hamburg und anderen Orten 28 Hausdurchsuchungen gegen linke Aktivist*innen. Auch der linke Stadtteilladen „Lüttje Lüüd“ in Hamburg war betroffen. Den 22 Beschuldigten wird vorgeworfen, Mitglieder der linken Gruppe Roter Aufbau Hamburg zu sein und eine kriminelle Vereinigung nach Paragraf 129 gebildet zu haben. Gegen weitere unbekannte Personen wird noch ermittelt. Diese Razzien stellen einen der größten Angriffe der letzten Jahre auf organisierte linke Strukturen dar. Die Kriminalisierung einer ganzen Gruppe, ist eine neue Qualität der Repression gegen die bundesdeutsche Linke.

Das Ermittlungsverfahren der Generalstaatsanwaltschaft Hamburg läuft bereits seit 2019. Im richterlichen Beschluss ist sogar die Rede von der Bildung einer terroristischen Vereinigung, also einem Paragraf-129a-Verfahren. Vorgeworfen werden den Betroffenen Straftaten wie Landfriedensbruch und Sachbeschädigung, sowie die Aufforderung zu Straftaten. Mit dem Vorwand einer 129a-Ermittlung lässt sich nahezu jede Überwachungs- und Bespitzelungsmaßnahme begründen. Der Paragraph ist ein Werkzeug für die Repressionsorgane, um linke Strukturen auszuspionieren und Aktivist*innen zu kriminalisieren. Read the rest of this entry »

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ES/EN – Palabras de la compañera Monica Caballero desde la cárcel de San Miguel ($hile)

September 4th, 2020

Para lxs antagonistas a este sistema de terror el ingreso a la cárcel siempre es un trago amargo y siempre duele.

La prisión y yo somos viejas conocidas, en mas de una ocasión me han sentado en su mesa, con los años hemos cambiado y ambas hemos aprendido la una de la otra… pero por mas tiempo que pase escencialmente la cárcel y yo seguimos siendo las mismas. La cárcel aun es el monstruo fagocitador de poderes que crece con la sumisión y el arrepentimiento, yo continuo con los mismos deseos sediciosos de antaño.

Lxs poderosxs lograron encerrar mi cuerpo inquieto, trataron de custodiarlo por muchos años, pero aunque esté enjaulada, mi corazón sigue afuera lejos de alambrados, altos muros y ojos vigilantes… el gris de este lugar solo me toca superficialmente.

El presidio es otro escenario mas de lucha en el camino de la confrontación, el enfrentamiento antiautoritario para mi no ha terminado, solamente ha cambiado de forma.
Queridos Juan Aliste, Joaquín García, Marcelo Villarroel y Dinos Giagtzoglou sus palabras son una bocanada de aire fresco en esta celda.

¡Queda mucho por construir y destruir!
Solidaridad activa con los presos politicos mapuche en huelga de hambre.

Viva la Anarquía!

Monica Caballero S.
Presa anarquista.
Santiago Chile
Septiembre 2020.

Letter from imprisoned comrade Monica Caballero in San Miguel prison

For those opposed to this system of terror, prison is always a bitter pill and it always hurts.

Prison and I are old acquaintances, on more than one occasion I have sat at his table, over the years we have changed and we have both learned from one another… but no matter how much time I spend in prison, I remain the same. Prison is still the monstrous phagocyte of power that grows with submission and repentance, and I continue with the same seditious desires of yester-year.

The powerful succeeded in locking up my restless body, they tried to guard it for many years, but even though it is caged, my heart is still out there far from fences, high walls and watchful eyes… the grey of this place only touches me superficially.

The prison is another place of struggle on the road to confrontation, the anti-authoritarian confrontation for me has not finished, it has only changed shape.
Dear Juan Aliste, Joaquín García, Marcelo Villarroel and Dinos Giagtzoglou‘s words are a breath of fresh air in this cell.

There is still much to build and to destroy!
Active solidarity with the Mapuche political prisoners on hunger strike

Long live Anarchy!

Monica Caballero S.
Anarchist prisoner.
Santiago Chile
September 2020.

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‘Approaches to the situation in Bolivia from the anarchic insurrectional perspective’ by Gustavo Rodriguez

September 3rd, 2020

ES | ‘Aproximaciones a la situación en Bolivia desde la perspectiva insurreccional anárquica’ de Gustavo Rodriguez

Approaches to the situation in Bolivia from the anarchic insurrectional perspective’i

Much has been written these days about the “resignation” of Evo Morales, former chief of the Bolivian state. As was to be expected, there has been no lack of furious positions on the subject – on the right and on the left of Capital – backing or attacking (as the case may be) the deposed president. Particularly prodigal have been the chronicles and approaches to this event from the vision of “nuestralatinoamericana” and from mostly an “anti-imperialism” orthodoxy. It so happens that for years we have been dependent on the interpretations and analyses of others -even though they can no longer be considered moderately acceptable from the contemporary anarchic viewpoint- and, driven by the need for reflection, other narratives have begun to express themselves with our unmistakable “brand name”.

It is precisely within this framework of reflections that the following pages are based, written with their own baggage of experiences and with a redoubled emphasis on the constant challenges of the nascent acrimonious paradigm that extends day-by-day across the planet in an internationalist key, objecting to all the sweetened mediated and reformist projects that divert it anarchism from its insurrectionary action. For this reason, the approach to the situation in Bolivia from the anarchic insurrectional perspective is an essential task in our time.

In the geopolitical context of a tripolar world (US/China/Russia), where paradoxically, there are no longer “opposing” ideological programs confronting each other, but rather three mutations of the most pedestrianized hyper-capitalist expansionism, we should have no doubt that today there is no “side” to defend in power nor a “bloc” to which to submit. Although, to be consistent, it should be recognized that for the anarchists of praxis, there has never been a “side” to defend in power, much less a “bloc” to bend to. On the contrary, from the first moments of the bipolar farce, during the so-called “cold war” of the last century, the emphasis was always on “the two imperialisms”, revealing the gross fallacy of the “dictatorship of the proletariat” and the imposition – by blood and fire – of State capitalism in the name of “really existing” socialism. Read the rest of this entry »

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Madrid, España: Amenaza Inminente de Desalojo del Ateneo Libertario de Vallekas

September 3rd, 2020

EN | Madrid: Imminent threat of eviction of the Ateneo Libertario de Vallekas

PDF: Panfleto

AMENAZA INMINENTE DE DESALOJO DEL ATENEO LIBERTARIO DE VALLEKAS

A finales de agosto recibíamos una bonita notificación del juzgado en el que se nos comunicaba que el día 16 de septiembre se personaría en el espacio la policía y el cerrajero para proceder al desalojo. Nuestro espacio lleva dos años sirviendo como lugar de actividades, debates, asambleas, gimnasio y punto de encuentro e impulso de diversas iniciativas libertarias.

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Alexei “Socrates” Sutuga, 1986-2020 / Our comrade Alexey has passed away

September 3rd, 2020

Our comrade Alexey has passed away

On the morning of September 1st, 34-year-old anarchist Alexey ”Socrates” Sutuga died, due to severe head injuries, in the intensive care unit of the Sklifosovsky Institute. For more than a week, doctors fought for his life, but the injuries were too serious.

Alexey died after a fight near a grocery store on August 23 near the Baumanskaya metro station in the center of Moscow. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear. Four people, who apparently took part in the beating of Alexey, have been detained. In the criminal case, the Sutuga family is represented by a famous lawyer, and we hope that thanks to her, we will find out all the details of that night. So far, there is no reason to believe that there was any political motivation behind the attack.

Alexey Sutuga took part in creating Autonomous Action since the early 2000s. At first in the local group in Irkutsk, and later in Moscow, where he was also an active member. He took part in many different anarchist initiatives. It is impossible to list all of them here. Read the rest of this entry »

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$hile: En memoria de Pedro Villarroel – ES/EN

September 3rd, 2020

Pedro fallece hoy en un hospital de Santiago de Chile en medio de una Pandemia. Don pedro ingresó en el recinto hospitalario por otros motivos, en dicha situación se contagió de COVID-19 y su cuerpo -como el de muchos hombres y mujeres que se han perdido en esta pandemia de mierda-, sucumbió al virus.

Don Pedro tiene también una historia de lucha, de una lucha quizás menos visible como lo es aquella lucha de las familias, de los entornos más cercanos a los compañeros represaliados. Don Pedro estuvo junto a su hijo –Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda– cuando por primera vez fue detenido en noviembre de 1987, Marcelo tenía por esos días 14 años de edad y conoció las cárceles de la dictadura. También estuvo en 1992 luego de que su hijo fuera herido y apresado, por los siguientes 12 años, y estuvo, más tarde, el 2008, cuando en amplios operativos internacionales, su hijo fue expuesto y confinado en cárceles del territorio controlado por el Estado argentino, y luego, como rehén, trasladado a las mazmorras de las cárceles chilenas. Read the rest of this entry »

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(A-Radio) Belarus: The August Rebellion

September 3rd, 2020

Belarus: Rebellion Against Dictatorship

As the Anarchist Radio Berlin, we gladly present this interview with an anarchist in Belarus on the current situation in the country. Since weeks people are in the streets in the aftermath of the last election.

In the interview, recorded on the 31st of august 2020, we learn about underlying reasons and the built up to the current protest movement, as well as the role of alternative media and the current state repression.

Links mentioned in the interview:

ABC Belarus: ways to donate to support anarchists (add note “STREET FUND” to direct money towards actions instead of repression costs)
Pramen: news from an anarchist perspective (also in english)
Belarus97.org: support people detained in general
Support people who lost their job because of their political views (Caution: links to Facebook!) https://bit.ly/344ANgH

Length: 56 min

You can find other English audios as well as all issues of the monthly anarchist show “Bad News” here.

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‘Aproximaciones a la situación en Bolivia desde la perspectiva insurreccional anárquica’ de Gustavo Rodriguez

September 1st, 2020

‘Aproximaciones a la situación en Bolivia desde la perspectiva insurreccional anárquica’i

Mucho se ha escrito en estos días sobre la «renuncia» de Evo Morales, ex jefe del Estado boliviano. Como era de esperarse no han faltado los posicionamientos furibundos en torno al tema –a la derecha y a la izquierda del Capital–, respaldando o atacando (según el caso) al depuesto mandatario. Particularmente pródiga han sido las crónicas y aproximaciones a este suceso a partir de la visión «nuestralatinoamericana» y del «anti-imperialismo» más ortodoxo.
Sucede que llevamos años dependido de las interpretaciones y los análisis ajenos –mismos que ya no pueden ser considerados medianamente aceptables desde el barruntar anárquico contemporáneo– y, acuciados por la necesidad de reflexión, han comenzado a expresarse otras narrativas con nuestra inconfundible «marca de fábrica».

Precisamente, es en este marco de reflexiones que se asientan las páginas que siguen, escritas con su propio bagaje de experiencias y con redoblado énfasis en los constantes desafíos del naciente paradigma ácrata que se extiende día con día por el planeta en clave internacionalista, objetando todas las mediatizaciones edulcoradas y los proyectos reformistas que lo desvíen de su accionar insurreccional. Por ello, el abordaje de la situación en Bolivia desde la perspectiva insurreccional anárquica, se erige como tarea imprescindible en nuestro tiempo.

En el contexto geopolítico de un mundo tripolar (EE.UU/China/Rusia), donde paradójicamente, ya no se enfrentan programas ideológicos «opuestos» sino tres mutaciones del expansionismo hipercapitalista más pedestre, no debe quedarnos duda que hoy no hay «bando» a defender en el poder ni «bloque» al que plegarse. Aunque, siendo consecuentes, habría que reconocer que para las y los anarquistas de praxis, nunca ha habido un «bando» a defender en el poder y, mucho menos, un «bloque» al que plegarse. Al contrario, desde los primeros instantes de la farsa bipolar, durante la llamada «guerra fría» del pasado siglo, siempre se hizo hincapié en «los dos imperialismos», revelando la grosera falacia de la «dictadura del proletariado» y la imposición –a sangre y fuego– del capitalismo de Estado en nombre del socialismo «realmente existente». Read the rest of this entry »

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Komotini, Northen Greece: International Week of Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners

September 1st, 2020

On Thursday 27/08/2020, as part of the international week of solidarity with imprisoned comrades around the world, we hung two banners at the western entrance and exit of Komotini, on the railway bridge over the highways.

Those Who Forget Imprisoned Comrades Forget Their Political Substance

Our Solidarity Exceeds the Limits of Their World

UTOPIA A.D. SQUAT
Komotini Northen Greece

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