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Posts Tagged ‘Repression’

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

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

Thursday, 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

solidarity initiative

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

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

Saturday, 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… (more…)

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Palermo, Italy: From the South isolation section of the Pagliarelli prison in Palermo

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

IT/EN

Davide has sent us the following communiqué which we are pleased to publish, the following has been written together with a companion of his from the isolation section of the Pagliarelli prison in Palermo.
Unconditionally we will continue to stand by our comrade’s side!

LIBERTADE PRO SU KUMPANZU DAVIDE DELOGU!
DAVIDE DELOGU IN TERRA SARDA!

Sardegna Anarchica
Cassa di sostegno per l’anarchico sardo prigioniero deportato Davide Delogu

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From the South isolation section of the Pagliarelli prison in Palermo

We are two prisoners who have been thrown into the isolation section “South” of the Pagliarelli prison (in Palermo) without any judicial measure to justify it. We are Carmine Lanzetta (AS3 [detained in “High Surveillance 3” circuit]) from January in total continuous isolation started with the disciplinary isolation for 10 days that still continues, and Davide Delogu, Sardinian anarchist, from February in continuous isolation for reasons of order and security for which we should not do more than 15 days, held hostage with the revenge of total isolation.

Both of us do not bow to the annihilation in which our torturers would have us and fight against the hellish misery of this infamous section to be closed, with the consequent transfer. In half of the section there are the two of us in cells with nothing inside, far from each other. In the other half they put the prisoners in precautionary quarantine and we all use the same shower and the same phone. So we became their guinea pigs. Someone even before us tried to make a complaint to the prosecutor and complain to the magistrate, but these instances are blocked or made to disappear. There is no response to our lawyers’ complaint send via PEC e-mail either; prison administration taking advantage of the emergency of Covid-19 so the lawyers can’t enter the prison to visit us. We are in a section of isolation that had been abolished since 2000 because of the inhumanity embodied there and which is still being put in place. The cells have nothing inside, are deprived of everything: TV, radio, bathroom door, window, rags, brooms and cleaning sticks, hot water with a mini sink always plugged, a walking space that is a cubicle without a bathroom, but there’s no shortage of excrement of any kind, something we don’t dwell on. They inflict all kinds of abuse without being able to subjugate us, however, does not change the antiphon. Those who hold power in this prison are dangerous people, starting with commander Rizzo who feels omnipotent and all the hierarchs who continue with their harassment, like the deputy director who inflicts disciplinary isolation with natural ease, even though he knows in what non-human conditions he leads people. And the director Francesca Vezzana is co-responsible for all this. All this must end and we demand the closure of this section of isolation “South” and our transfer to another prison.

Therefore, from today, May 14th, 2020, we begin the food strike, refusing to go to the cubicles and unworthy walking spaces, trying to beat the bars every day for 20-30 minutes.

Let’s start the strike permanently, for now let’s avoid the hunger and thirst strike in order to keep us strong for when we will lead more incisive forms of struggle, since by limiting ourselves to these we won’t go very far, so that we can face the squadrette [groups of guards specialized in beating and massacre prisoners] that abound here, to get what we want until the end.

Updates will follow.

Prisoners of isolation section “South”, Pagliarelli prison, Palermo
Carmine Lanzetta
Davide Delogu

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Anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva extradited to Spain from Portugal

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

ESPAÑA: GABRIEL POMBO DA SILVA HA SIDO ENTREGADO AL ESTADO ESPAÑOL

Our comrade has been handed over to the Spanish State this morning (May 13) and is currently in the Badajoz prison (Extremadura). He is well and strong as always. Surely he will have to stay 14 days in a mandatory quarantine and then, supposedly, be transferred to another prison. In that sense, more information will follow.

Even if we have no guarantee that the mail will work regularly, it is obvious that it will not be a virus that is responsible for the fact that the letters of your loved ones and solidarity may not reach him! So it would be better to send registered letters (also as a result of recent problems that occurred in the Porto Judiciary Police jail where Gabriel was able to receive the correspondence only by documented registered shipments).

Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
Carretera de Olivenza, km 7.3
06001 Badajoz
España

FREE GABRIEL!
FREEDOM FOR ALL!
LONG LIVE ANARCHY!

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Local Autonomous Network Statement on the Alleged Anarchist Crackdown in the Philippines

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

The Local Autonomous Network (LAN) is a loose network of individuals and collectives composed of anarchist, anti-authoritarian, and autonomous activists here in the Archipelago of so-called Philippines. Since the early 2000s, the people behind the network have been consistently in contact with another regardless if they are from the southern or northern part of the Archipelago. The network has no formal membership and is presented as an informal organization. The network has its own level of understanding and trust with each other, which comes from the process of the relentless organizing, campaigning and initiating different activities and projects.

We have heard about a report published online from groups abroad about an anti-anarchist crackdown in the Philippines. The report is entitled “The Philippines—The continuing crackdown on anarchists” and was first published by the UK-based Anarchist Communist Group (ACG) and was later copied and distributed onto other international anarchist sites. Most of the people involved in Local Autonomous Network had the same reaction to this report: “this is alarming.” As this is a local matter, we decided to investigate the report and do our own research locally on what was the real situation of the anarchists on the ground.

To give context, it is true that the Duterte regime is an oppressive and repressive government, even more so than with previous presidents in previous regimes. The War on Drugs that Duterte started in 2016 and has been conducted since has killed an estimated 30,000 people; this is a fact. Some of the victims of the Extra-Judicial Killings (EJK) in the War on Drugs have been drug personalities, but hundreds of EJK victims were not even connected to any kind of drug-related issue. Continuous killings and assassinations were also conducted against leftists, dissidents, peasant leaders, community organizers, and other activists. Anarchists in the Philippines were not spared and in 2018 saw Food Not Bombs volunteers murdered and arrested. (See the report: “Four Food Not Bombs Volunteers were Killed in Philippine Drug War and One Volunteer is in Jail”.) (more…)

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Italy: Operation Ritrovo – Seven anarchists arrested

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

During the night of May 13, 2020, seven anarchists were arrested between Bologna, Milan and Tuscany, five others were required to reside in the municipality of residence and the anarchist documentation space Il Tribolo in Bologna was searched. The repressive operation, called «Ritrovo», was coordinated by the public prosecutor Stefano Dambruoso and the Carabinieri of the ROS (Raggruppamento Operativo Speciale), who carried out the arrests and searches jointly with the provincial command of the Carabinieri of Bologna.

The seven arrested are charged with article 270bis of the penal code (subversive association with the purpose of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order), the other charges relate to articles 414 (incitement to commit a crime), 639 (defacement and soiling) and 635 (damage). One person is accused of article 423 (fire) for the incendiary attack of December 16, 2018, against some telecommunications antennas located in Monte Donato in Bologna and intended for the transmission of national and local television networks. On the site was left the writing «Turn off the antennas, awaken consciences. Solidarity with the anarchists detained and under surveillance».

The repressive forces affirm that the arrested anarchists are accused of having created a subversive-terrorist association having «the objective of affirming and spreading the anarchic-insurrectionalist ideology, as well as instigating, with the diffusion of propaganda material, the commission of acts of violence against the institutions». Furthermore, the public prosecutor’s office of Bologna, with the help of the regime’s media, underlined that the precautionary measures assume a «strategic preventive value aimed at avoiding that in any further moments of social tension, arising from the particular emergency situation [linked to the coronavirus epidemic], other moments of more general anti-State struggle campaign can take place».

These are the current addresses of the arrested comrades:

Giuseppe Caprioli
C. R. di Alessandria “San Michele”
strada statale per Casale 50/A
15121 Alessandria

Stefania Carolei
C. C. di Vigevano
via Gravellona 240
27029 Vigevano (PV)

Duccio Cenni
C. C. di Ferrara
via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara

Leonardo Neri
C. R. di Alessandria “San Michele”
strada statale per Casale 50/A
15121 Alessandria

Guido Paoletti
C. C. di Ferrara
via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara

Elena Riva
C. C. di Piacenza
strada delle Novate 65
29122 Piacenza

Nicole Savoia
C. C. di Piacenza
strada delle Novate 65
29122 Piacenza

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Estado Español: Nº9 del periódico anarquista “Aquí y Ahora”

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

PDF: Aqui Y Ahora #9

Una pandemia se instaura en nuestras vidas, adueñándose de nuestra libertad más básica, poniendo todo patas arriba, paralizando la economía mundial y avisándonos de que, las consecuencias que tendremos cuando
volvamos a la “nueva normalidad”, las pagaremos a un alto precio. Es una pandemia llamada autoridad, que funciona aumentando poco a poco esta olla a presión que estallará en cualquier momento. Este nuevo número del periódico, no se quedará en internet. Nos veremos en las calles.

Sumario:

1.- La salud como proceso: carta de una enfermera familiar y comunitaria
2.- La pandemia de la represión y el estado de alarma
3.- Huelga internacional de vivienda
4.- Historia y significado del 1º de mayo

Anexo: ¿Por qué okupamos? II

Noticias breves / Convocatorias / Recomendaciones / Proyectos de la zona

Puntos de distribución fijos:

– Local Anarquista Motín, C/ Matilde Hernández, 47
– Casa Auto-gestionada del Barrio de Aluche, La CABA, C/ Quero, 37
– Ateneo Libertario de Carabanchel, 2ª planta del Centro Social Okupado
“EKO”, C/ Ánade, 10
– Espacio Social Liberado Autogestionado EKO. C/ Ánade s/n
– C.S.O.A. (Centro Social Okupado Anarquista) La Gatonera. C/ Antoñita
Jiménez, 60
– Bar Río, C/ Halcón, 6

Otros puntos de distribución:

– En los metros de Aluche, Carabanchel, Carpetana, Oporto y Vista Alegre
principalmente
– En centros culturales, bibliotecas y demás espacios públicos
– En algunos bares y comercios del barrio

Si quieres distribuir, sugerir, aportar o contactar:

aquí_y_ahora@riseup.net

Para descargar todos los números y consultar los artículos:

www.aquiyahora.noblogs.org

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Firefund campaign for the financial support of Solidarity Fund for imprisoned and persecuted revolutionaries from Greece

Monday, May 11th, 2020

“In this current circumstance, especially in light of the new facts about the virus spreading and the restrictive measures imposed by the state on this occasion, it is again extremely difficult to secure the resources to support the material needs of the ones within the walls. Perhaps it is more difficult than ever. The slogan “no one left alone in the hands of the state” is becoming more crucial and tangible these days than ever. We urge you to defend it once again in practice. Factual solidarity will again be our weapon.”

https://www.firefund.net/imprisonedsoli

The Solidarity Fund for imprisoned and persecuted militants was established in 2010 in a circumstance where, on the one hand, a hard capitalist restructuring was carried out under the guise of the “economic crisis” and, on the other hand, the radical movement, having very recent memories from the experience of the social revolt of December ’08, was in full bloom. Under those circumstances, repression became even more intense, resulting in an ever-increasing number of political prisoners. It is precisely in this context that the Solidarity Fund was formed, initially setting out to provide regular and consistent support to those persecuted or imprisoned for their subversive action or for their participation in social struggles. The basic aim of the structure is to ensure decent living conditions for the imprisoned comrades through a process that would take place within the political movement; thereby taking the material dimension of solidarity a step beyond close family, friendly and comrade relationships, as well as to help with the immediate coverage of emergencies (such as court expenses and bails for the persecuted). Yet, the actions of practical solidarity and the building and development of communication bridges and united struggles between those inside prisons and those outside of it, remain as priorities of the people who form and sustain the structure. (more…)

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Afiche: Contra sus Guerras, contra la Paz… Guerra Social!

Monday, May 11th, 2020

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Brussels, Belgium: 100 arrests on anti-police weekend after killing of Adil

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Engie’s utility vehicle in flames at night from Saturday to Sunday

100 arrests for the anti-keuf* weekend [+ A few notes on the inflammatory evening of Saturday 11.04]

Originally from Sans Attendre Demain:

Following the riots that broke out in various areas of Brussels between the evening of Friday 10th and the dawn of Sunday 12th April, there were a total of 100 arrests, according to the authorities. These attacks and fires that broke the normality of confinement started from yet another deadly control of the cops on Friday evening.

In the nights from Saturday to Sunday, in addition to the mass attack on a police station with stones, “street furniture was destroyed and five passenger cars were set on fire,” the media told us. But on closer inspection, notably by checking a video of the journa-cops, we notice that among these famous “burned cars”, one of them is indeed very special. On its white bodywork, we can see the Engie company logo, known to be in particular as a cog in confinement (in addition to supplying energy to this world of oppression). Since domination has every interest in minimizing or concealing fires that target a clearly identified enemy, it would not be surprising if among these four others (perhaps more, who knows?) “Burnt down private cars”, there are also other similar garbage, all as harmful to our lives as each other… (more…)

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Resist the Fourth Industrial Repression!

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

From The Acorn:

The First Industrial Repression saw us thrown off the land, forced into crowded towns and cities, used as human fodder for the dark satanic mills of the new steam-powered capitalist world.

The Second Industrial Repression electrified the rule of The Machine. New generations were born who had never tasted freedom. Their lives and their thinking were increasingly dominated by the rhythms of industrial mass production.

The Third Industrial Repression heralded the arrival of computers and robots. Human beings were now expected to meekly conform to these automated norms and functions.

And now we face the onset of the Fourth Industrial Repression (4IR), the most deathly repression of them all…

The 4IR wants to own, control and profit from everything that exists in this world.

Its Internet of Things aims to create a matrix of total connectivity, of which it is the owner.

You, your home, your family, your friends, your relationships and your activities will all belong to the 4IR. (more…)

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[Santiago, Chile] Documental: Lo Prado en llamas

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Desde algún lugar de la comuna de Lo Prado presentamos una publicación y este material audiovisual titulado: LO PRADO EN LLAMAS. Un compilado de acciones en el marco de la revuelta registradas desde el 18 de octubre de 2019 hasta el 18 de marzo de 2020 en la Zona Poniente de Santiago de Chile.

En su mayoría, el material audiovisual que mostramos son de diversos gestos que han realizado vecinos organizados de algún sector de la comuna, mientras el detalle de estos se podrá encontrar en la publicación física y online. Las iniciativas van desde barricadas, propaganda y actividades, pero también participación de convocatorias más amplias, desde manifestaciones a cicletadas organizadas por vecinos que se mantienen activos y luchando en otras partes. También se han incluido archivos que han sido tomados desde la prensa y redes sociales.

Finalizamos dejando este material libre como mínimo aporte para rescatar algunas partes de la lucha que se ha dado en nuestra comuna, ya que creemos en la construcción de la memoria a través de diferentes medios, por ejemplo, la propaganda, sin ningún tipo de intromisión de organismos estatales, creaciones autónomas, independentes y anónimas de la gente para la gente.

Canciones incluidas:

01 Intro. Trap Instrumental.
02 Octubre 2019. Manifestación, Los Muertos de Cristo.
03 Noviembre 2019. Niñxs Salvajes, Dagas Ácratas.
04 Diciembre 2019. No Necesitamos Banderas, Los Prisioneros.
05 Enero 2020. Agita y Dispara, Típico pero Cierto.
06 Febrero 2020. Punk y Bicicleta, Destruye Huye Krea.
07 Marzo 2020. Robar Nuestras Vidas. Nido del Cuco.
08 Outro. Ambiente del año nuevo en Plaza de la Dignidad.

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Everything will be fine

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

It’s the story of a man who falls from a 50-story building.
To calm down as he falls into the void he keeps saying to himself:
So far so good.
So far so good.
So far so good…

But it’s not the fall that matters, it’ s the landing.
As in the metaphor of the French film “La Haine”, we live in a world that has been condemned to disaster. The continued destruction of the ecosystems to extract raw materials, the systematic degradation of the earth’s crust by monocultures and agro-industry, the expulsion or annihilation of species, the transformation of the oceans in dunghills, the irreversible damage to the ozone layer… has had an exponential advance in recent years. They’ve put us on a path which is more than evident a transformation, for the worse, of life on earth.

At the same time, we have generated societies that are annihilators of the different, of the enemies of risk and adventure.The perpetuation of hierarchies and authorities, slaves of an economic system that puts the flow of goods above everything else. Profit as the only ideology. In which the virtual imposes itself on reality. The simulation to the experience. (more…)

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