Posts Tagged ‘Madrid’
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
“…establecer, fuera de toda política burguesa, la solidaridad de la acción revolucionaria…”
Las redes de apoyo mutuo, las redes vecinales, el voluntariado (o los asalariados), los bancos de alimentos, todo el inmenso aparato surgido en pocas semanas para contener las desastrosas consecuencias económicas y sociales que la pandemia ha provocado han acaparado la atención de muchas, bien sea por altruismo, bien sea por pura y simple necesidad. Y es normal, dado que como en cualquier crisis que atraviese el sistema capitalista, las consecuencias más graves las sufren en mayor medida aquellos que previamente a la crisis estaban ya jodidos, es decir, los y las pobres, en Madrid o en Sebastopol. Los capitalistas siguen una sencilla lógica: socializar las pérdidas, cuando las haya, y acaparar los beneficios, siempre. Es una de las lógicas que atraviesan una sociedad dividida entre explotados y explotadores, entre gobernados y gobernantes. (more…)
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
PDF: Mundo Covid-19 #3
PDF: Mundo Post Covid-19
Saturday, May 9th, 2020
Weeks after our initial incarceration we are finally being released, little by little. Released, we say, because very few stayed indoors of their own accord. Of course some did, but most had no choice. Media hysteria censured of any alternative, fines, police intimidation and beatings are enough to keep even the most rebellious souls locked up. The monster came out of the mist only to retreat again, no one knowing when it might return to rear its ugly head.
Yet, here in southern Europe, we were not abandoned during quarantine. Not forgotten like the dead. Carrefour kept its shelves stocked. If one persisted toilet paper could be found and hoarded. Amazon never let us down, but at $10,000 a second that’s hardly surprising. Orange supplied in times of need, but with society’s upsurge in demand on telecommunications an upgrade from this archaic 4G is essential. In a period of hibernation, as they have chosen to label it, big industry enjoyed a midnight feast while the others were forced to sleep. It would appear that Holzmann’s ‘creative destruction’ is exactly what we’re witnessing: a good old deep clean, forcing the clutter into the corners to make space for the elegant new furniture.
The scientific bombardment shows little sign of slowing up. The facts, figures, graphs, lofty titles and even heftier wallets continue to force upon us a story that must be accepted. Our ideas, experiences and lives are nothing but fake news in a New Normality where the only trustworthy sources are the party-pledges of our favorite periodicals. Everyone’s got an opinion yet to refuse the transcribed plot is to be in support of murder. Numbers skyrocketed, then relaxed, but death continues to rain down, yet all we see on the bleak walk to the shop and back are the faces we once smiled at, averting our gaze.
The life we are now living was drawn from a model that transitioned us from fascism, says the cop, gun pressed gently into the lower back. We’re lucky to have had this time together, says the husband, brushing his wife’s hair across the bruise beneath her eye. Many countries won’t have had the privileges granted to us, announces the director of an NGO, looking out of his window over the Madrid skyline. (more…)
Friday, April 17th, 2020
2º de “Madrid Cuarentena City”, mediados de abril, publicación por la guerra social en tiempos de estado de alarma.
En este número podéis encontrar:
-Todo va a ir bien.
-Trabajo, producción y consumo. La rueda de la explotación continúa.
-Crónica de la guerra social en estado de alarma.
-La solidaridad como arma.
-La ciudad: caldo de cultivo para enfermedades y control social
-De aquellos fangos estos lodos.
-Llamamiento a extender la okupación: “Okupa la cuarentena” (more…)
Saturday, April 11th, 2020
On May 13, 2019, two comrades were arrested in Madrid; their houses and the squatted anarchist space La Emboscada were searched by the police. Since then, they have been awaiting trial under the accusation of terrorism, being investigated in relation to different actions against repressive bodies, banks, political parties and real estate.
We do not care if they are innocent or guilty, if they are criminals or terrorists. We do not want to legitimize their spectacle, nor a judicial and political system that the State has created for it’s own interests. The only definition that we recognize, and in which we recognize ourselves in complicity, is that of being anarchists. Because we fight to recover our life and our autonomy against this authoritarian system.
For us, the best way to show solidarity is to continue with the struggles we share, that is why so many companions, beaten daily by the system, are present in them and inspire them. A wink of complicity, be they criminals, terrorists or simply anarchists.
Their cages don’t stop us
Thursday, April 9th, 2020
“I’m looking out for mine and you’re looking out for yours, listen to your watch, its ticking is a murmur”
Confinement has disastrous consequences for one of the most important pillars of our lives: personal relationships. These are being forced to distance themselves, to break down, to replace the contact of the flesh with the isolation of bits and screens. It is not like when someone you love marches through life situations to some remote place, where you are certain that the bond will surely be dusty but intact on return, or that it will live on in memory; but there you have the support of all the other relationships on which we rely in our daily lives. This quarantine situation has forcibly interrupted the course of our social interactions overnight, confining our lives to the isolation module. Some people are lucky, and at least (at least because it doesn’t fill the gap left by estranged ties) they can get through the confinement with people they love and on whom they can rely on to support each other, but what about the people who live alone? Who will hear their cries for help when anxiety-ridden suicide knocks on their door? What about the women who have their own jailer at home? It is said that the police will be on the lookout for calls about gender-based violence, but we cannot expect the police to solve these problems, even less so when we know that most of the time they contribute to the humiliation and vexation of the abused woman. Besides, will you really be able to pick up the phone when you’re locked up with someone who dominates you, will you be able to go outside? The femicide figures show us that the answer is no. And what about those who don’t have a place to live? The ones the military will “help” and “relocate”. We shouldn’t trust anything the army says they’ll do when we’re not looking because we’re locked up at home.
And to add another rock to the rucksack, social panic has not only caused individual people to break their bonds, but to try to break those who try to resist. You scold from the balconies for walking together in the street, for shaking hands, hugging, kissing… Collective anxiety on the basis of “I’m staying at home and you’re taking it as a joke”. But talking about whatsapp, skype, social networks and other alternatives provided by technology is not even remotely valid to escape from the swamp of anxiety and madness in which we have been sunk. You need contact, you need to walk with someone without thinking that a patrol car is going to give you a ticket for keeping friendship ties and not falling into hysteria.
What will happen when we can go back out on the street and we don’t know how to relate in a group, face to face in the square? When social anxiety is widespread and we have to unite and fight against the shitty world we live in?
Let’s not let social panic and state control destroy the most valuable things we have, let’s strengthen our bonds to be unbreakable chains that sweep away domination.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
We’ve been in a state of emergency for over a week now. The destructive capacity of the virus is no longer in question. But we would like to make some notes on its non-clinical consequences and on its origins.
Whether the COVID-19 virus came about because of a bat or an American attempt that has gotten out of hand, to disable the Chinese economy, we think is irrelevant now. This virus, like others before in history that massacred entire populations in the Amazon, Mesoamerica, Africa and Oceania, is a biological phenomenon. But the context in which it was born, how it spreads and how it is managed are social issues. This virus is the result of a system that commodifies every process, object, relationship or living being on earth. Spread rapidly across the macro-concentration of labour and the consumer corpus of cities, which feeds itself from agro-industry and intensive livestock farming. A flow of human assets (5 billion people fly around the planet each year) at frenetic speeds, reflected in 200 characters and 5000 likes.
It is precisely this effort to artificialize everything, even our emotions, everything being driven by profit, seeing the world through a screen, allowing our mind to be colonized by “efficiency”, which has led to a gradual loss of the “human”, of the “living”. Facilitating such extreme measures, in which there are only two reasons to get out of the house (work and consume) have entered in a way that is not exaggeratedly traumatic. At the same time, it is proposed to us as a way to escape the same technophile dynamics that have led us to disaster. If we add fear to it, the rule of fear, we end up losing our way and reinterpret concepts like responsibility or solidarity.
Sunday, March 29th, 2020
PDF: MANIFIESTO HUELGA
Esperamos que todxs os encontréis lo mejor posible, dada la nueva situación de “pandemia” y Estado de Alarma, con el siguiente recorte de libertades, que nos está tocando vivir.
Por aquí hemos estado dándole vueltas a cómo podemos responder de algún modo ante esta nueva coyuntura política, económica y social que afecta a todo el mundo en su globalidad.
Y nos ha parecido acertado, para empezar, sumarnos a la convocatoria internacional de huelga de alquileres e hipotecas, convocada para el día 1 de Abril. (more…)
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
Sale a la luz el primer número de una nueva publicación anarquista en Madrid, en tiempos de Estado de Alarma, por la extensión de la guerra social.
-Hacia aguas desconocidas
-Que vuelvan las huelasgas. Que proliferen las okupaciones. Que lleguen los saqueos
-Sobre el ataque a nuestros lazos
-Crónica de motines, fugas y sucesos en las cárceles y CIES a causa de la crisis del coronavirus
-¿Volver a dónde? ¿Volver a qué?
Hacia aguas desconocidas
Llevamos más de una semana en estado de emergencia. La capacidad destructiva del virus no es algo ya cuestionable. Pero nos gustaría
hacer unos apuntes sobre sus consecuencias no clínicas y sobres sus orígenes.
Friday, March 20th, 2020
On the night of February 24 to 25, we set fire to an electric car from the Car2Go company.
The new models of mobility and urbanism that are proposed to us by States and companies, in this case by way of “Carsharing” or “Smart Cities”, are part of a capitalist propaganda that seeks to whitewash the image of the hostile, devastating and inhuman capitalism of always. However, they are only an extension of the industrial disaster that perpetuates miserable conditions of existence that make its development and profit possible.
We do not want to reform capitalism, we want to destroy it. We don’t need any more reason to attack.
War on the State, capitalism and the daily annihilation of our lives.
Update on the situation of the persecuted comrades in Madrid, for the attack on a Bankia ATM (Spain)
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
The persecution of anarchist solidarity.
On October 29, 2018 in Madrid, two anarchist companions were detained, in their respective homes, on charges of property damage.
Specifically they are accused of damaging with fire a Bankia ATM on April 11, 2018 in solidarity with the anarchist prisoner Lisa, who was convicted of a bank robbery in Aachen (Germany).
The companions went to court on October 30, 2018 and they were released pending trial. During that year the classification of the offense was as a misdemeanor, however, in November of 2019, after the prosecution appeal, the crime was again classified as normal, giving rise to the possibility that they will be condemned to prison. Currently the investigation has already closed and they are waiting for the prosecution to present the indictment.
This is another one of the many attacks that the State carries out against anarchism, beyond the facts, without entering into terms of innocence or guilt, because they are nothing more than the terms of Power to condemn and pigeonhole anyone who rebels against authority. What are now targeted are anarchist principles and practices, legitimate practices like solidarity and direct action against everything that we apply pressure to.
That is why we consider it necessary that these cases do not remain forgotten, because the work of repression feeds on this by generating misinformation regarding anarchist ideas and practices and by trying to delegitimize and demobilize them through “exemplary punishments”. Facing this continuous persecution of ideas and practices, anarchists must prevail and thus continue the offensive against the State.
Stay tuned for more information.
DEATH TO THE STATE AND LONG LIVE ANARCHY!
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL COMRADES FACING REPRESSION!
Thursday, February 13th, 2020
We are at war
29th of May and 19th of October of 2018: Police raids in Madrid and Palencia related to the repression against the riots of Hamburg against the G20 summit in July 2017 take place. This police operation was coordinated at an European level, with a lot of cooperation between different states. Attacks in response to these police raids happen all around Europe, and they are still happening.
29th of October of 2018: Two anarchists are arrested in Madrid accused of burning a Bankia ATM the 11th of april of that same year. This action was done in solidarity with Lisa, an anarchist who is actually in prison for robbing a bank in Germany. A lot of banks receive the solidarity of the anarchists.
25th of April of 2019: An anarchist is arrested accused of attacking VOX headquarters in Madrid with a hammer. Several political headquarters are attacked during the election campaign.
13th of May of 2019: Antiterrorist operation against the anarchist movement in Tetuán (Madrid). Two anarchists are arrested under the charge of terrorism. Police break into a house and the Espacio Okupado Anarquista La Emboscada. Different attacks in solidarity happen all around the State.
During all 2019: There is an increase of evictions of squatted spaces all around the state. Dozens of people are arrested and are waiting for trial. Attacks and riots in defence of those squatted spaces.
No rest for the Exploiters.
No rest for the Power.
No peace for the State.
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
via Contra Madriz.
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
UN MAR DE POSIBILIDADES EN EL DESIERTO DE HORMIGÓN
Esta publicación es una recopilación de textos que surge de los debates y el trabajo que comenzamos a raíz de las jornadas «Un mar de posibilidades en el desierto de hormigón, Territorio, ciudad e insurrección» que sucedieron en Madrid durante junio de 2019 en La Emboscada y en Local Anarquista Motín. Es el fruto de un trabajo conjunto de algunas compañeras de Berlín y Madrid, que no termina con la publicación de estas páginas y que pretende extender el debate que hemos compartido. ¿Qué significa tomar territorio frente al Estado y el Capitalismo? ¿Cómo podemos tomarlo a través de nuestras luchas? ¿Cómo funciona la dominación en los territorios que habitamos? ¿Supone nuestra manera de habitar el territorio un conflicto con el sistema?
Madrid y Berlín
-Territorio, ciudad e insurrección. Proyectualidad y propuestas de lucha.
-Conclusiones de las jornadas (Madrid)
-Conclusiones de las jornadas (Rigaer 94)
-Lo llaman “Zona de peligro” (Rigaer 94)
-La lucha por el territorio en Exarchia
-Rompiendo la espada del capital que amenaza Exarchia
-La ciudad como instrumente de dominación
-La única administración posible. Sobre la cuestión de las ciudades
Thursday, January 30th, 2020
How not to act in times of theoretical and practical disarmament of revolutionary forces? How not to resort, once again, to the force of facts, of direct action, to remember that the fight against everything that oppresses us will either be the work of the oppressed themselves or it will not be?
On the night of Thursday 9 January  a vehicle of Banco Santander was set on fire in Vallekas. May the fight continue to strike those who are guilty of our misery. Because let us not forget the complicit role of the Banco Santader in the repression against the revolt in Chile, because let us not forget their dirty business in prisons, cities and arms, because their capitalist greed is evident in every eviction and clearance, because the banks are a key piece in the cogwheel of the system that subjugates and exploits us, like businessmen, like ministers, like mayors, like parliamentarians, like councillors, like politicians, like judges, and in short, like the State.
Strength and solidarity with all those affected by the State!