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Northern Ireland: ‘Prison life under Coronavirus Lock down’ by Vegan Anarchist John Paul Wootton

May 31st, 2020

Everyone, everywhere, will be feeling the pinch of lockdown. Nobody has been left untouched and it’s not just the direct effects making their mark.
We are seeing the indirect result too.

You will have noticed that many of the already existing problems in our society are being exacerbated. There have been plenty of reports of increased domestic abuse, mental health crises and financial instability to cite but a few examples.

But what has it all meant for the prisoners?

Well, in some senses it’s business as usual. Much of the freedom you have temporarily lost, never exists here in the first palace. And many of the freedoms you are relying on to cope, are completely beyond our reach. There are no Zoom parties, Netflix binges or streamed concerts here.

There has been an impact though.

All temporary release has stopped. This is generally used to help re-integrate people back to normal life prior to their full release. This is particularly important for those who have spent a long time in prison.
They now face being dumped at the front gate with no time to adjust and no real support.

All education and other activities have stopped. Some have been working towards qualifications (for many for the first time in their life) and are left wondering was it all for nothing. Potentially, people will be put off further self-development as a result.

All in all, probably the best way to describe prison during Covid in mindless agony made more mindless and agonizing. These days, often monotonous and lacking in purpose, are now intolerably so. As a result, there is a real danger of a spike in terms of mental illness and drug addiction. And the situation was already far from okay.

Unless, or until, we can access reliable data on things like suicide and self-harm, we won’t be able to assess the damage. But be under no illusion, there will be damage. Unfortunately, by the time the information becomes available, it may be too late.

Although you still have your modern luxuries to help you cope, some insight into our experiences is possible. Next time you use the internet, your smart phone or relax in your garden with your family, reflect that we don’t have that privilege. For just a second, put yourselves in our shoes.

John Paul Wootton

To write to the comrade:

John Paul Wootton
HM Prison Maghaberry
17 Old Road,
Lisburn BT28 2PT, UK

For more information on John Paul Wootton see
https://325.nostate.net/tag/craigavon-2/

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Latinoamérica/Europa: 7° comunicado público de la “Red Solidaria Antikarcelaria con Juan y Marcelo”

May 30th, 2020

A través de la Red Solidaria Anticarkelaria con Juan y Marcelo esta vez ampliada en una sola voz desde diferentes lugares de Latinoamérica y Europa queremos:

Despedir con profunda emoción a Daniel Vielma, compañero y hermano de origen argentino con el que compartimos un camino de múltiples iniciativas de lucha y solidaridad por la destrucción de las prisiones que cerca de la medianoche de ayer jueves 28 de mayo nos dejara físicamente producto de un cáncer fulminante en su casa en el sector de la Balza Las Perlas en la provincia de Río Negro junto a su compañera de vida Mai y sus hijos Bako, Juan y Diego.

Daniel formó parte de la Red de Solidaridad con Freddy y Marcelo en Neuquén cuando nuestros compañeros fueron detenidos en marzo del 2008 en la Patagonia Argentina y vivieron el encierro carcelario hasta diciembre del 2009 cuando fueron expulsados para ser recién juzgados y condenados por el Estado Chileno el año 2014.

Su entrega y convicción en la búsqueda de posibilidades legales e ilegales para que nuestros compañeros dejaran la prisión y alcanzaran la calle lejos del  Estado Chileno en aquel momento nos mostraron a una persona comprometida profunda y verdaderamente con la lucha contra el poder y su sociedad carcelaria.

En aquel tiempo intenso de múltiples y sucesivas batallas Daniel supo tejer Solidaridad Ofensiva y el recuerdo intacto de su actuar aún perduran en múltiples compañeras/os quienes hoy y desde distintos lugares del mundo unimos nuestros pensamientos para despedir físicamente a este gran guerrero de 39 años que hoy vuelve junto a su madre también fallecida a la localidad Rionegrina de Catriel.

Sabemos de su grandeza valórica, de su entrega incansable, de su permanente caminar para tejer complicidades en lucha constante contra el poder en un aquí y ahora que lo hace quedarse para siempre entre compañeras/os de diferentes latitudes que van hilvanando Resistencias en estos  tiempos álgidos que vive la comunidad humana mundial.

Por todas las presas y presos de la guerra social, revolucionarios, subversivos, anárkikos.
Por las y los presos sociales.
Por un mundo sin prisiones!!

SALUD Y LARGA VIDA AL COMPAÑERO DANIEL VIELMA!!
POR EL Y POR TODAS Y TODOS LOS CAÍDOS: NI UN MINUTO DE SILENCIO, TODA UNA VIDA DE COMBATE!!
ABRE LOS OJOS: ES TIEMPO DE LUCHAR!!
MIENTRAS EXISTA MISERIA, HABRÁ REBELIÓN!!

Para su manada, todo nuestro compañerismo y amor en guerra!!

Red Solidaria Antikarcelaria con Juan y Marcelo.
Viernes 29 de mayo de 2020
Diferentes lugares de Latinoamérica y Europa

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Italy: Update on the anarchists arrested on May 13th in Operation Ritrovo

May 30th, 2020

From Malacoda:

Giuseppe, Stefania, Duccio, Leonardo, Guido, Elena and Nicole, the seven anarchists arrested on May 13th, 2020, for the «Ritrovo» operation were all released today, May 30th. Four of them are required to stay in the municipality of residence, with return at night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The same repressive measure, but without signatures at the barracks, was also maintained for two other persons among the five who had not been arrested on May 13th, as they were only subject to the residence obligation. No restrictions were maintained for all the others.

The crime of fire with the aggravating circumstance of subversion or terrorism, of which only one person was accused, was reworded into «damage followed by fire». The accusation of «subversive association with the purpose of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order» has been dropped. The accusation of «incitement to commit a crime» remains, without the aggravating circumstance of terrorism.

The charge of fire was linked to the incendiary attack of December 16th, 2018, against some telecommunications antennas located in Monte Donato in Bologna, antennas intended for the transmission of national and local television networks. On the site was left the inscription «Turn off the antennas, awaken consciences. Solidarity with the anarchists detained and guarded». The other accusations were (and are) of incitement to delinquency, defacement, soiling and damage.

Following the arrests, the repressive forces had declared that the arrested were accused of having created a subversive-terrorist association having «the objective of affirming and spreading the anarchist-insurrectionalist ideology, as well as instigating, through the diffusion of propaganda material, the commission of acts of violence against the institutions». Furthermore, the public prosecutor’s office of Bologna, with the usual aid of the regime media, had underlined that the precautionary measures assumed a «strategic preventive valence aimed at avoiding that in any further moments of social tension, arising from the particular emergency situation», connected to the coronavirus epidemic, «other moments of a more general anti-State fight campaign could take place».

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U$A: June 11, 2020 statement from Eric King

May 29th, 2020

This is my sixth year in prison and has easily been the hardest. After being accused of assaulting a lieutenant on August 17, 2018, I’ve been in the SHU since. The past two years have shown me a wide scope of state brutality: physical beatings and tortures, psychological games like being kept in bare rooms with no contact to the free world, and their legal power – bringing serious new charges that could carry 20 additional years. Resistance is not a game.

During this time I’ve learned a lot; that A LOT of people get set up this way, that prison support is priceless, that they can always turn it up, and that WE can always turn it up also. Despite the harsh sanctions and restrictions, I’ve refused to be a wilting willow. Now has been the time to face them head on – whether legally with motions and pressure; casual bucking; hard bucking; leading protest for basic rights; having long talks about social, class, and prisoner consciousness; and organizing the other prisoners. Anarchists don’t hide.

One thing I couldn’t have done this without has been the outpouring of support. Fiscal support to my canteen and legal fundraiser (keep it coming pls), the uptake in letters, those who sent magazines, books and articles after we won those rights. I let me supporters and Team know this wasn’t going to be a smooth ride, that resistance is in my blood, and they’ve stuck it out. People new and long lasting have shown up when needed most. We cannot fight on the inside, without you on the outside. We are fighting cases, fighting injustice, fighting the same battles happening in the streets, inside, in close quarters.

Prisons need to be demolished, it’s a fight that can only be won on two fronts – unity inside and solidarity outside. We chop this dragon’s head off, relegate it to horror stories and museums of resistance. Together, it’s possible.

Thank you to everyone who has helped in any way, whether being kind to my partner, donating funds, showing up to trail (August 10th, see you there!).

Let’s take FTTP literal, shall we?

Until All Are Rubble,

EK
Fire Ant Collective
IWOC

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Thessaloniki, Greece: 2 anarchist comrades arrested and accused of an attempted attack

May 28th, 2020

In the early hours of Wednesday 27/05/2020, in Thessaloniki, Greece, 2 anarchist comrades were arrested on an attempt of incendiary/explosive attack on the house of the ex member of New Democracy (the Greek governmental party) and now president of the Deposit and Loans Fund, Dimitris Stamatis.

As Greek media report, the one comrade was seen by civil cops passing by and checking the house in Kalamaria area; then the other comrade was caught at the moment he was going to plant the incendiary/explosive devices. The first comrade was caught a few hours later in Thessaloniki, riding his bike.

There was a big police research operation in the comrade’s house, and also in other comrades’ houses. More specifically, 4 squatted houses at Ano Poli area in Thessaloniki were thoroughly searched and, furthermore, there were totally 10 comrades persecuted, who were left free some hours later, as nothing was found against them.

The 2 anarchist comrades are accused for the felonies of criminal association, attempt of explosion, attempt of arson, possession and manufacturing of explosive material which could cause danger for human beings; also for offending the laws about arms, firecrackers and drugs, and for resistance and disobedience against authority.

They will pass from the examining judge on Monday 01/06/2020, in the morning, at Thessaloniki’s court. Until then, they will be held captive in the State’s hands. Calls for solidarity will be published at the next days.

Updates will follow.

STRENGTH & SOLIDARITY TO OUR 2 COMRADES IN THESSALONIKI
WE DON’T FORGET THE PRISONERS OF SOCIAL WAR

NOT A STEP BACK

EACH FLAME AND EXPLOSION IS A SIGNAL OF FREEDOM & INSURGENCY
EACH ANARCHIST COMBATANT IS A WELL-SHARPENED KNIFE
AGAINST THE WORLD OF MISERY & OPPRESSION

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Amazon Vans Sabotaged in Solidarity with Striking Workers by Lorenzo Orsetti Anarchist Brigade: North Carolina (USA)

May 27th, 2020

We are seldom compelled to claim the ways we choose to attack. We are not specialists, nor anarchists isolated from the acts of sabotage and theft that we know occur daily by employees within the Amazon monster. We generally prefer our actions to be just another strike amongst the many, adding to the already existent chorus of rage and discontent. As the crisis deepens and the feelings of isolation and helplessness appear to be sinking in, it is important to remember that one way of regaining agency in our lives is through attack and disruption.

It is not only the corona virus that is making our lives unbearable, but even more so, it is our continued daily lives under capitalism and state control. Amazon and other tech companies are exploiting the virus, accumulating unheard- of profits and pushing their nightmare tech world. Amazon claims to provide a safe future for society all the while continuing to put its lowest paid employees in danger of infection, biding their time until they can eliminate those positions completely and replace them with automation and robots.

Along with all these reasons, we chose to sneak into one of Amazon’s parking areas and slash the tires of eight delivery vans – for the sheer pleasure of feeling alive and for the continuation of resistance during a confusing time. We know this is just one drop in a vast sea, but to quote a fallen comrade, “Always remember that ‘every storm begins with a single raindrop.’ And try to be that raindrop yourself.”

In solidarity with the striking Amazon workers!

For ourselves and towards an eternal mayday for all of us!

Lorenzo Orsetti Anarchist Brigade in North Carolina

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Desde la prisión: Comunicado del compañero subversivo Marcelo Villarroel en memoria del compañero Mauricio Morales Duarte ($hile)

May 27th, 2020

A 11 años de tu muerte en axión:
Mauricio Morales presente en la insurrección permanente, en la lucha Kontra el poder y toda autoridad hasta ke este podrido mundo estalle.

“La vida es lucha constante, es sobrepasar a la monotonía y lo estático, Es pelear a muerte.
Reflexiono al día. Olas a la semilla de la calma.
Agudos sonidos al bosque de sueños, Espero risueño la muerte filosa con el pecho duro y lleno de vida.”

Punky Maury.-

Ya van 11 años desde ke akella noche del 22 de mayo del 2009 un poderoso estruendo remeciera los alrededores de la Escuela de Gendarmería en el barrio matta, zona centro sur de Santiago de Chile.

La explosión no kalculada hirió de muerte al jóven anarkista de axión Mauricio Morales Duarte kien se dirigía a atakar el lugar donde se forman por dékadas los peores seres humanos ke la sociedad moderna ha parido: los karceleros, Guardias de prisiones, esbirros sikarios al servicio del orden de los rikos y su ley. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 11, 2020 statement from Keith “Malik” Washington (USA)

May 26th, 2020

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades! It is hard to craft a message of Solidarity during this time without acknowledging the suffering and loss of life of so many beautiful humyn beings.

By the time June 11th arrives we will reach over One Hundred Thousand Deaths related to the Corona Virus here in Amerika.

Much of my recent journalism and activism has been centered around Covid-19.

Specifically, I’ve been calling for the release of our Elders. I started this year off with a message of Solidarity. I collaborated with my Soul Mate and Future Wife Nube Brown. We’d Love to see the state of California grant Parole to New Afrikan Freedom Fighter and Principled leader–Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa.

As far as Anarchist prisoners are concerned, I must call your attention to the struggle of our Comrade Xinachtli in the State of Texas. Xinachtli whose Sir name is Alvaro Luna Hernandez will be eligible for Parole very soon.

Inorder to facilitate Xinachtli’s release we must ensure that he has enough Financial Support so that we can retain a Parole Attorney that will zealously advocate for Xinachtli’s Release.

Xinachtli has been subjected to Decades of Racism, Bigotry, and Oppression at the hands of Prison and State Officials in Texas. Xinachtli is a Principled Thinker and Anarchist comrade who has Earned my Respect and Support. This June 11th lets focus on BEING NUMEROUS in order to Free Xinachtli. Read the rest of this entry »

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Updates about the situation of anarchists Davide Delogu and Giuseppe Bruna (Italy)

May 25th, 2020

From Malacoda:

Update on the anarchist Sardinian prisoner deported Davide Delogu, as of May 21st (from Sardegna Anarchica):

From today’s (May 21st) phone call with Davide we learn that the prisoner who had started the protest with him, since he too has been in solitary confinement since January, has broken off the protest. We bring back Davide’s message:

«He no longer continues the strike for his own reasons, but he sympathizes with me by not taking the lousy food from the prison. My conflict has increased, verbally assaulting and defying, and let Commander Rizzo come to my cell to give me explanations! But since he is a great coward, he delegates to the inspectors who come to commission me his repressive decisions and also to them as with other evil guards, at my request “if they have the courage – I tell them – to open the cell and come and tell me to my face”, but they run away. Infamous!».

The Sardinian anarchist comrade, a deported prisoner, Davide Delogu, never needed to be told of hold on in his almost 20 years in prison, he keeps his head up, continues not to submit to the barbarism, carries on his total struggle in an determined and never resigned way. Davide has never been a victim of prison repression, he doesn’t suffer harassment, at most it is he who does it.

But it is urgent to move in his support!

The total isolation to which he has been subjected for months, the continuous renewal of censorship, the continuous transfers, the book packages that are not delivered to him, the deportation from his Sardinia, the new protest that he has been carrying out since May 14th… Davide cannot carry all this weight alone. It is time to be there!

We know that in his long imprisonment he never gave ground, showing his teeth, we know that we are on the side of those who don’t accept and who don’t resign themselves, and we remain at his side unconditionally once again.

And although we are convinced that anarchist action must be a constant, we hope that especially at this time the refractory fire will transmit as much heat as possible to him.

Freedom for Davide! Davide in Sardinia!

Sardegna Anarchica [Anarchist Sardinia]
Cassa di Sostegno per l’Anarchico Sardo Prigioniero Deportato Davide Delogu [Support Fund for the Anarchist Sardinian Deported Prisoner Davide Delogu]


Anarchist Giuseppe Bruna on May 11th, 2020, began hunger strike in Pavia prison (from Fuori dalla riserva):

We learn from a private letter received from Beppe that he has been on hunger strike since May 11, 2020, in response to a failed transfer from the section where he is.

He informs us that no doctor has visited him since the outbreak of the pandemic, despite the various cases of contagion found inside the prison of Pavia; he also informs us that he has not received any health treatment regarding his other pathologies.

Phone calls to his mother, sister and partner have been authorised, but in absurd conditions.

Beppe asks us to spread as much as possible his battle for a transfer to AS2 (“High Surveillance 2”). For this he will lead the hunger strike to the bitter end.

He sends a closed fist salute.

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Mauricio Morales – 11 years later, Insurrectionists Don’t Forget You

May 24th, 2020

It’s been 11 years since your last ride… 11 years… and we were all surprised when it was the first anniversary of your death, Mauri. The years go by, but something always remains, right?

For those of us who knew you and for those of us who knew you after your death, it has been 11 years of having you around, 11 years of continuing to propagate, breaking in, bothering, laughing loudly or in whispers, stubbornly propagating the Black Death.

How much has happened in these years, there is no rational measure that can quantify it. There are those who will say that we have lost, others that we have gained a lot, what is really important is that we continue… and that anarchy, as a concrete practice against any form of domination, as a permanent exercise, continues unrestrained. And that is why our dead people enjoy excellent health and continue to laugh, today already in other laughs.

How much you would have enjoyed the streets in these months, we smile when we imagine the answer, but you were, Mauri, in memorable days, in the chaos and its sweet deliriums. You were there, because there are those who insist on going out with you to the chaos. Read the rest of this entry »

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Santiago, Chile: 6° Comunicado público de la “Red Solidaria Antikarcelaria con Juan y Marcelo”

May 23rd, 2020

En tiempos de incertidumbre por lo que pueda suceder con la pandemia y todo el contexto social que la envuelve. La lucha está presente en las cárceles, en el confinamiento en casa y en las calles. Es inevitable continuar contra todo pronóstico manteniendo siempre nuestra memoria intacta y las manos activas.

Tras los muros…

En las cárceles la lucha de los/as presos/as para poder acceder a beneficios intrapenitenciarios y salir prontamente a la calle se expresa con diferentes tipos de manifestaciones, las que van desde huelgas, barrotazos, comunicados y hemos podido ver a través de los medios de prensa la fuerza de los motines, sectores de las prisiones controladas, algunas con incendios, también con duros enfrentamientos cuerpo a cuerpo contra los carceleros con varios bastardos heridos -aunque después se han cobrado revancha con sus herramientas- su cobardía ante los disturbios ha quedado en evidencia en varios registros.

En la calle… Read the rest of this entry »

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PDF: Diálogos Incendiarios / Internacional Negra Ediciones

May 22nd, 2020

PDF: Diálogos Incendiarios

Presentamos un nuevo libro de la Internacional Negra Ediciones, proyecto internacionalista de difusión anárquica que, desde voluntades anarcoinsurreccionales informales y sediciosas, vuelve a resurgir en
español, portugués e italiano con un nuevo título: «Diálogos Incendiarios: por la propagación de la sedición anárquica», cimentado en el intercambio epistolar en torno al curso de la guerra anárquica entre los compañeros Alfredo Cóspito, Gustavo Rodríguez y Gabriel Pombo da Silva.

Hemos decidido de manera consciente hacer este lanzamiento el 22 de mayo, en oportuna celebración del Día del Caos, recordando al compañero anarquista Mauricio Morales, quien un día como hoy en el año 2009 dejó
esta vida luchando contra el Poder al estallar la bomba que cargaba en su mochila, la cual detonó antes de tiempo a pocos metros de la Escuela de Gendarmería de Chile.

Dedicamos este libro a todxs nuestrxs compañerxs en prisión alrededor del mundo, con especial dedicatoria al compañero Alfredo Cóspito encarcelado en Italia y, al querido Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, quien fuera detenido en Portugal y extraditado a Estado español en el momento que este libro salía a la luz. Enviamos toda nuestra fuerza al compañero Gabriel frente a esta nueva venganza de las autoridades por su eterna
lucha irreductible.

Este libro contará de versiones impresas que circularán en espacios afines, entre compañerxs y proyectos anárquicos diversos alrededor del mundo. Invitamos a apoyar activamente su difusión compartiendo su versión digital, imprimiendo ejemplares y/o realizando presentaciones y lanzamientos allí donde existan voluntades dispuestas a hacer hasta lo imposible por propagar el Caos y extender la guerra anárquica.

Voluntades y colaboradorxs editoriales de Internacional Negra Ediciones.

22 de mayo de 2020.

edicionesinternacionalnegra@riseup.net (Chile)
internacionalnegramx@riseup.net (México)
internacionalnegra-br@riseup.net (Brasil)
black-international-editions-it@riseup.net (Italia)

PDF: Diálogos Incendiarios – PORTUGUÊS

Apresentamos um novo livro da Internacional Negra Edições, projeto internacionalista de difusão anárquica que, desde as vontades anarco-insurrecionais, informais e sediciosas, volta a brotar em espanhol, português e italiano, com uma nova publicação: “Diálogos Incendiários: Pela Propagação da Sedição Anárquica”, concretizado a partir da troca de idéias sobre o rumo da guerra anárquica, que tiveram, mediante cartas, os companheiros Alfredo Cóspito, Gustavo Rodriguez e Gabriel Pombo da Silva.

Decidimos fazer este lançamento no dia 22 de maio, oportuna rememoração do Dia do Caos, em memória do companheiro anarquista Mauricio Morales, quem, num dia como hoje, no ano 2009, se despediu da vida lutando contra o poder, quando a bomba que carregava na mochila explodiu acidentalmente a poucos metros da Escola de Agentes Penitenciários do Chile.

Dedicamos este livro a todxs nossxs companheiros em prisão mundo afora, especialmente para os companheiros Alfredo Cóspito, encarcerado na Itália e para o querido Gabriel Pombo da Silva, que foi detido em Portugal e extraditado para Espanha, no momento em que este livro saía à luz. Mandamos toda nossa força para o compa Gabriel diante desta nova vingança das autoridades contra sua irredutível luta.

Este livro tem versões impressas que circularão nos espaços afins, entre companheiros e em diversos projetos anárquicos ao redor do mundo. Convidamos a apoiar ativamente sua difusão compartilhando sua versão
digital, imprimindo exemplares ou realizando atividades e apresentações ali onde existam vontades dispostas para fazer o impossível pela propagação do caos e a expansão da guerra anárquica.

Vontades e colaborações editorias da Internacional Negra.

22 Maio 2020.

internacionalnegra-br@riseup.net (Brasil)
internacionalnegramx@riseup.net (México)
edicionesinternacionalnegra@riseup.net (Chile)
black-international-editions-it@riseup.net (Italia)

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PDF: “Hermosamente Violento. Reflexiones-Tensiones In Memoriam” en recuerdo de Mauricio Morales ($hile)

May 21st, 2020

PDF: Hermosamente violento para imprenta

+ portada para imprimir

“Hermosamente Violento. Reflexiones-Tensiones In Memoriam” en recuerdo de Mauricio Morales

Esta breve revista salió de imprenta el 2019, a 10 años de la muerte del compañero anarquista Mauricio Morales. Hoy en una nueva conmemoración de su muerte, entre la revuelta, la pandemia y la agudización del control social decidimos liberar esta publicación con los únicos objetivos de propagar la memoria de lxs anarquistas muertos y el combate a la autoridad.
Hoy como ayer nuestra memoria es negra, nuestro corazón también.

*Un 22 de Mayo….
*Un instante en la Guerra Social
*Los estruendos siguen resonando en la Memoria
*Nuestra Memoria Negra sabe traspasar los años y las fronteras
*Algunas divagaciones sobre Memoria Iconoclasta

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