Posts Tagged ‘Gustavo Rodriguez’
Sunday, December 8th, 2019
—To Joaquín García Chanks and Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, comrades and co-conspirators.
“For I am the sworn poet of all the intrepid rebels of the entire world,
And whoever comes with me leaves peace and routine behind,
And you play to lose your life every moment.”
Walt Whitman, To a frustrated European revolutionary (1856), Leaves of Grass.
“… where there is danger, what grows saves us.”
Friedrich Hölderlin, Patmos.
A month and six days after the insurrection began, Anarchy is still alive in the Chilean region. It is an unprecedented event in Chile and Latin America. It has been the kairos of Anarchy: the emancipatory moment that occurs in the relevant time and place, the bold incarnation of a pronounced denial of the State and of all authority.
The echo of the old anarchic slogan “Neither God nor State nor Patriarchy” rumbled throughout the southern geography and has made hearts vibrate from Cape Horn to the banks of the Sama and Camarones rivers.
It is evident that in their daily subversive work, the insurrectionary anarchism of the informalist tendency, maximized their potentialities and also explored their difficulties and their own limits, using ephemeral junctions – mutating from one place to another – that allowed them (via conflict and various contingencies) to sketch out the chromatic possibilities of their theoretical-practical background and, encourage unmanageable disobedience, concentrating specifically on individual actions and / or small affinity groups aimed at attack and expropriation.
However, dynamite was missing. Diesel and gasoline failed. The attack was spared. There was a lack of expropriations. The headquarters of ALL political parties were not demolished. No prisons or madhouses were assaulted. We lashed out at the symbols but missed the target. A gigantic bonfire is still pending for the hundreds of flags that are seen on the marches (including the red and black ones, because ALL the flags are full of blood and shit). This shortage has allowed the power of denial to divert to be “triumphant”, instead of injecting the conflict with life and going beyond the institutional songs that already threaten to impose the peace of the grave. (more…)
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
To Joaquín García Chanks and Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, comrades and co-conspirators.
“… every revolutionary opinion draws its strength from the secret conviction that nothing can be changed.”
George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier.
“Alicia: How long does it last, forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes just for a moment.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.
The discontent are the new starting point of the impetuous popular protests that run through the geography of the globe. Hong Kong, France, Algeria, Iraq, Haiti, Lebanon, Catalonia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile, are the lavish protagonists of the wave of massive urban revolts that shakes the world.
While it is true that these profuse protests have very particular triggers that explain them (specifically Hong Kong and Catalonia, with their independentist rallies), it would be naive to think that this accumulated rage is disconnected. The increase in the costs of goods and services, coupled with austerity – with its consequent loss of jobs and unequal economic survival as global growth slows down – are the common denominator of most of these mobilizations.
However, it is undeniable that these protests also share another great backdrop that far exceeds the economic analysis and that very conveniently is not addressed in the means of mass domestication and intentionally escapes the analysis of political scientists and apologists of domination: anti-government convulsion, a tiredness against those who govern and, against all political parties, whatever their ideological color. A feature that withholds the absence of leadership and / or leaders and facilitates the ephemeral realization of Anarchy. (more…)
“Peace is unmemory and oblivion – To memory of Mauricio Morales Duarte” by anarchist Gustavo Rodríguez
Monday, August 13th, 2018
Peace is unmemory and oblivion – To memory of Mauricio Morales Duarte
“The cult of the dead is nothing more than contempt for true pain. […] The latter must also disappear, faced with the fatality of death the people must react firmly. We must fight against suffering instead of displaying it, of promenading it in grotesque processions and false commemorations […] Pyramids, graves, tombs must be thrown down; we must drive the plow through the walls of cemiteries to rid humanity of what we call respect for the dead, which is the worship of corpses“.
This is the third text I write in his memory, through these nine years of absence; however, the pain doesn`t go away. It couldn`t vanish in spite of time gone by, as I couldn`t dissipate the pain for the physical disappearance of my dear Urubu, of my esteemed Rafa (Daniel Barret), of my brother Canek and so many others who left but who live in our black memory. It is not that I want to show pain or recreate it in celebrations of mourning: we anarchists don`t worship corpses. I am simply unable to overcome it. And I couldn`t – nor want to – overcome this feeling because I`ve always transformed it into anger. I don`t intend to do the tiniest effort to forget them because memory, comrades, is our most potent weapon. (more…)
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
From the website La Rebellion de las Palabras, critique of the excremental choir calling themselves “Eco-Extremist Mafia” – aiming at the eco-fascist and nihilist-right groupscule Individualists Tending toward the Wild (ITS), written by anarchist-insurrectionalist groups, CCF-Mexico, anonymous others in the territory of the Mexican State:
“The Tiger, in its unconquered gait, accumulates the memory and the traces of the road travelled, to stubbornly reaffirm it; unrestricted freedom that does not assure food but which a priori omits any possibility of degenerating into a herd or of assenting to grazing. Indomitable and irreducible, it confronts the most tenacious enemies. To do this it wields its instincts, taking advantage of its portentous night vision, its prodigious smell and its finely tuned ear. In its right attack: it disfigures, tears, kills and dies, to be reborn indomitable and fierce. Nothing escapes this becoming and it is exposed to the most daring hunters and the most tenacious tamers, veterinarians and circuses, taverns and altars, customs and laws, systems of thought and political institutions. Everything is shaken, torn or eliminated in this movement of which only the imagination can disern a principle but of which nothing and no one is able to decipher its objectives and its end. (…) Anarchism, conceived not as an inescapable realization but as a permanent tension embodied in an open configuration of thought and action, is also a tiger, indomitable and fierce, affected from end to end by this capricious walk into freedom.” – Gustavo Rodríguez
“Everything that we can identify as negative elements within our “space “, is also the responsibility of each of us to contribute to eliminate them. Bureaucracy, hegemony, informal hierarchies, intrigues, false friendships and false ‘comrades’ stabbing our backs have existed since the dawn of the so-called anarchist movement, because they are an intrinsic part of the human factor and our contradictions that constantly arise and are in conflict with each other. All these pathologies are due to attitudes that do not properly belong to a particular anarchist tendency but are present in all, and as long as they are not treated for what they really are, we will find them in front of us again and again.” – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire / Metropolitan Violence Cell
To the comrades in the Mexican region and the world, to the incendiaries and refractories of the planet, to the internationalists committed to a new coordination of anarchic informality:
Exactly 5 years and seven months ago we signed a “joint statement” at the request of a comrade for whom we feel great affection and respect. That text was entitled “2nd Joint Statement of the Anarchist Insurrectional and Eco-Anarchist Groups”. It was an unquestionably necessary writing given the context in which it was written and so we clarified it from the first lines: (more…)
Tags: Analysis, Autonomous Cells of the Immediate Revolution – Praxedis G. Guerrerro, Black International, CCF - Metropolitan Violence Cell, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire - Mexico, Eco-Extremism, Gustavo Rodriguez, Individualists Tending Toward the Wild (ITS), Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Insurrectional Cell Mariano Sanchez Añon (CI-MSA), Letter, Mexico
Posted in Eco Struggle
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Words. Mere Words. The pages that follow are in part transcriptions of the spoken word—‘the wonder worker that is no more’, as Emma Goldman wrote wistfully over one hundred years ago when referring to the inadequacy of the spoken word to awaken thought and shake people out of their lethargy. Here in the twenty-first century anarchists no longer talk about spoken propaganda to awaken the masses, bemoaning the absence of orators such as Johann Most or Luigi Galleani. In rare encounters organized by comrades today ‘the masses’ are noticeably absent, they don’t even enter the equation. Organized meetings or ‘talks’ as they are dully referred to are well-attended if there are 50–100 comrades. But there is no need for panic. Now all but the most disconnected fossilized anarchists have moved beyond aims of a quantitative growth in a hypothetical anarchist movement—where discourses addressed ‘to the masses’ have degenerated into an insulting populism—to the elaboration of ideas and methods addressed towards immediate action and attack on power in all its forms. Numbers have ceased to be important for anarchists as a prerequisite for attack. The illusion of ‘Le Grand Soir’ was a wonderful dream, it kept the flame flickering and thousands of militants waiting in the wings.
No, lack of numbers is no cause for alarm. They are there, the exploited, all around us—are also ‘us’—and could take us by surprise again at any moment (as could we ourselves). In the realm of the quantitative our task is to experiment and spread an insurrectional method for the self-organization of the necessary destruction of power and subjugation. Small groups with intermediate destructive aims based on affinity that can multiply, spread horizontally and coordinate, without limit. The apparent rift between anarchist theory and practice thus disappears along with the false conflict between individual and mass, and not least the conviction that the tenets of anarchism must be espoused by the exploited before they can fight for their own freedom along with that of others. An informal practice of attack leads to freedom revealing itself qualitatively, in leaps and bounds, far from the straight line of quantity, education, progress and waiting. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo M. Bonanno, Analysis, August 2011 Revolt: Anarchy in the UK, Elephant Editions, Greece, Gustavo Rodriguez, Insurrection, Interview, Jean Weir, Korydallos Prison, Kostas Gournas, London, Mexico, Pola Roupa, Revolutionary Struggle, Riots, Social Insurrection, Tame Words from a Wild Heart, UK, Zine
Posted in Library
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
325 receives and transmits:
Here we send you the English translation of the conversation with Gustavo Rodríguez published in Conspiración Ácrata. Feel free to publish it on your pages.
A warm embrace,
Tags: Alfredo M. Bonanno, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Conspiracion Acrata, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Gustavo Rodriguez, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Mexico
Posted in Interviews
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, 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.
Friday, April 12th, 2013
Edizioni Sole Nero: “Sulla tendenza anarchica informale – Una conversazione tra Cospiracion Acrata e Gustavo Rodriguez su teoria e pratica della cosiddetta Tendenza Anarchica Informale, o del nuovo insurrezionalismo anarchico”
Third issue of SOLE NERO Edizioni
It is out now the ITALIAN translation of the interview made by the Mexican comrades of Cospiracion Acrata with the insurrectionary anarchist Gustavo Rodriguez, on the theory and praxis of the so-called Anarchist Informal Tendency, or new anarchist insurrectionalism.
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Link for downloading:
"Antagonistic violence: Approaches to the armed struggle in urban environments from an anarchist perspective" by Gustavo Rodriguez (Mexico)
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Newly translated text from comrade Gustavo Rodriguez, which was an introductory text for a debate in Mexico about antagonistic violence, that happened in October 2011.
From Flying Theory.
Tags: 1st of May Group, 2nd June Movement, Abraham Guillén, Angry Brigade, Antagonistic violence, Azione Rivoluzionaria, Carlos Marighella, Centre of Anarchist Information (CEDIA), Flying Theory, Gustavo Rodriguez, Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI), Insurrection, International Revolutionary Solidarity Movement (MSRI), Internationalist Groups of Revolutionary Action (GARI), Mexico, Mexico City, Movimiento Iberico de Liberacion (MIL), Red Army Faction (RAF), Red Brigades, Repression, Revolutionary Cells (RZ), Weather Underground
Posted in Library
Sunday, November 25th, 2012
A new version of the Spanish-language insurrectionary anarchist zine from Mexico is out now.
Includes a chronology of actions and communiques from anarchist groups in Mexico and internationally, an exchange between C.A. & Gustavo Rodriguez (an insurrectionary anarchist comrade living in Mexico, originally from Cuba), and analysis of the on-going struggle against domination. The insurrectionary tendency in Mexico continues to develop a strong anti-civilization/anti-technology praxis through action and discourse.
“¡Por la Anarquia!” C.A.