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Posts Tagged ‘Gathering’

Alma Melgarito: ‘Anarchism and the Law’ – Days of Informal Anarchy

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Introductory talk at the Days of Informal Anarchy, International Symposium, Mexico D.F., 27, 28, 29 December, 2013.

Originally published by Elephant Editions.

Good afternoon to each and everyone here. Well, here we are finally in the context of this symposium and because the comrades suggested that I give a small talk about the relationship or rather, I should say, the non-relationship between anarchism and law, or the possibilities and limits of the use of law as a tool of action in insurrectionary anarchist practice. What I am about to say is a very individual set of my reflections on this issue, so what I say now should not be regarded as a position taken by groups or collectives in which I collaborate occasionally. Good. I also want to say that what I am going to talk about now are just a few notes that we can use to think about law from the anarchist point of view.

I’d like to start by quoting the words of Alfredo M. Bonanno, who in A few notes on Sacco and Vanzetti, reminds us that; “the concept of innocence and guilt is not an objective fact but is a measure imposed by the class struggle. The legal techniques and police procedures that establish whether a person is guilty or innocent are part of the culture of power.”

Now I’m putting on the table a question that has been included in contemporary anarchist discussion in Mexico, especially in light of the recent arrests of comrades and following the media harassment witnessed in AGAINST THE CONTENTS OF ANARCHIST EXPRESSION in recent times .. and the question is … is anarchism a crime?(more…)

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Police repression spectacle for Animal Rights Action Weekend – Bristol (UK)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

This weekend saw a whole host of ridiculous police repression at the Animal Rights Action Weekend.

On Saturday morning [3.3.12] there was a demonstration at Bristol Airport against Air France KLM, who are one of the few airlines still prepared to ship animals into this country for experimentation. The demonstration consisted of several people with fake blood on, being transported by some pretend KLM staff. After a member of the public supposedly got a small amount of fake blood on their sleeve and lost their temper, the police saw an opportunity to make some ridiculous arrests over claimed criminal damage offences, eventually arresting 6 people. One of the arrests was for assault of a PC after the arresting officer threw the arrestee to the floor and punched the floor next to them, injuring their own hand and blaming the arrestee! (more…)

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Förvilda Camp – Eco-Struggle Gathering 31/5 – 4/6 2012 (Sweden)

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

We hereby invite you to this year´s Förvilda Camp. It will be held the 31/5-4/6 in the middle of Sweden. Here is invitation flyer, which we hope you can spread throughout your networks.

We are attempting to broaden the resistance against the globalized ecocidal culture and develop perspectives within the anti-capitalist movements, while also exchanging experiences and knowledge for sustainable living and sustainable resistance communities. If you want to contribute with anything from a discussion around attacking prisons to a practical workshop on how to make fire or show a movie, please let us know and we will arrange something together.

With Wild Regards,

The Förvilda Crew

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