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Posts Tagged ‘Militant Youth’

Letter from an Anarchist Political Prisoner for Day of the Young Combatant in Chile

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

These words of love and war go to Jhonny Cariqueo and his fireproof father.

I never met you in person Jhonny, I knew you were a compañero, an inhabitant of Pudahuel who like many young people went out at night to commemorate another year of the Day of the Young Combatant back there in 2008.

Minions can’t bear the insolence to challenge them, not even with words nor with homemade weapons, and they throw themselves to the wild charge entrusted in them by the state. They take you after an act in a square in your commune. I imagine those moments, screams, weapons to the head, immobility, looks of hatred between both sides. You were transferred with other brave ones to the dungeons of the sadistic 26th Police Station, beaten and humiliated by those that are only courageous for abuse but not for combat. They beat you, your heart clenches, you communicate it to your captors, they in their cruelty just ignore you and mock you. My spirit burns with rage at imagining this. They release you. I imagine you coming to your house, with yours worries, tiredness, the desire to sleep, your father’s love.

Spend the night and imagine that you felt bad, your chest clenches, without you wanting it, the dead woman’s hand takes you on the shoulder. You pass away cause of the beating at the police station and the lack of attention where your great heart stopped working. Compañero, the police MURDERED you and that will walk with us for the rest of life.

I attended your funeral, hugs between compas, faces of anger and pain, We made a basket and bought a flower crown. A diagonal red-black flag of Anarchy was designed, like your scream, like your rap, like your ideas. (more…)

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Posted in Prison Struggle

Anti-police riot and arsons in Bristol after state of emergency declared (UK)

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

23rd March – In the evening when (now infected) Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared the state of emergency and the new measures to deal with the coronavirus, cops in Southmead, Bristol, were harassing young people on the streets. The police were attacked with stones and bottles and two Iceland supermarket vans were torched outside their depo. Several cars were also smashed and set on fire across the city. Young people are already always under ‘special measures’ by the police -abuse, beatings, harassment, dispersal, special conditions – and rioting and fighting back is the only real solution, not staying in your house and being afraid.

The supermarkets and the other companies which are profiting massively from this ‘crisis’, -which is solely the responsibility of the structures of power and capital-, are valid and understandable targets for the nihilistic and anti-social rage against this situation.
The lies of the media tell us that we are ‘all in this together’ but it’s clear that we are not, and never will be.

It’s the fight of the young people and the irreducibles against this sick system and this is but one drop from the storm to come.

Death to the politicians, the police and those who have poisoned this world.

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Posted in Direct Action

‘The Young in a Post Industrial Society’ by Alfredo M. Bonanno

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

From: Elephant Editions | Drafts.
Notes: Original title I giovani in una società post-industriale Anarchismo, 1988, pp. 1-11; Opuscoli provvisori n. 19

Class modifications
Loss of meaning of the old repartitions
Excluded and included
The logic of things
For a class analysis
Far from objective security
Life
Precariousness as a choice of life
Adaptation
The weak part
The new ghetto
The function of affectivity
Lack of identity
And being devoid of identity, he goes into the fray
Unpredictability
Levels of tension
Dominion’s project
Going beyond the old class struggle projects
Revolutionary presence

The conditions surrounding what remains of the human being are far more bewildering for the young, those still looking towards the future not having on their back the abyss waiting to open and swallow up an old man.

I am well aware that the following considerations might move some to laughter, and I’d like to see young readers do such. What to do with an old man’s words? What can they mean to those looking wide-eyed at the wonders that await them far from cataloguing a life that has seen everything?

After all, youthful hopes and strength are precisely there, almost made to be deliberately squandered when confronted with others’ advice and experience.

That is the way of the world, and as I am now playing the role of talking gibberish, I might as well go the whole hog.

The text I am proposing here is an attempt to clarify the conditions I mentioned earlier, post-industrial society and its foolish servants on the one hand, young people with their still unexpressed potential on the other.

Yet it is not a given that everything will go as it is threatening to do. There is still an area of shadow, a chaotic amalgam that could always bring forth the unexpected. This unexpected thing should always be about to spring forth, especially in the heart of a young person not atrophied before their time. I deceive myself that they are not, I dream that their pulsations are strong and sure, able to accelerate in the face of humiliation and abuse and the rules that society imposes on us, with which it seeks to shape and coerce our lives. (more…)

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Posted in Autonomy

Some words from the rioters… (UK)

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Message from Greek comrades : “At this world, at this society, rebellions happen, they are not utopia. Solidarity to the English rebellion.”

FUCK THE CORPORATE MEDIA & BURN THE POLITICIANS

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Posted in Social Control

Destructive youth attack against PTPN (Indonesia)

Monday, February 8th, 2010

28 January 2010

More than 50 youth with black hoodies attacked and destroyed PTPN central office in Makassar City, South Sulawesi. The action was conducted during the 100 days anniversary of SBY-Boediono’s corrupt government that was celebrated by large number of mass demonstration. Police with motorbikes come to chase the “black-hooded almamater” and no one got arrested. No communiques and statement was made by the group. PTPN (state-owned plantation companies) is a notorious institution since the Soeharto New-Order regime up to now. An institution who are responsible for taking over peasants land, destroying environment, and selling forest and land
for private business. For more comprehensive and one example of PTPN case written in english click to this link.

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Posted in Direct Action