Dispatches from France Two: Manifestación 5/27/16, Who’s on First, Losing a Friend in a Riot, and Black Bloc Logistics

  • Posted on: 30 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

By El Errante

(Paris, Ile de France, 28/05/16) The scene is becoming clearer and it doesn’t look good. On one side of the street a line of CRS (Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité) stands in a wall, unmoving, silent, ready. And opposite them by about 100 meters is another solid row of CRS, hard rubber matraques held ready. I look down at Loni, whose view is obscured by the mob, and tell her to get ready, they may use gas. She and I both fish around in our backpacks for the red and black handkerchiefs that the Federation Anarchiste (FA) folks had given us. Movement is impossible in the crush, and I find myself less worried about being pummeled about the head and shoulders by CRS goons than the likelihood of being smothered or trampled should the crowd move or run suddenly. Two or three dull explosive thuds resound in the sunshine and a cloud of teargas, wafted by a slight breeze, moves ghostlike over the crowd. The sound of choking erupts immediately as the protestors begin to move away from grayish blue gas…

TFSRadio An interview with a member of Koko Lepo - an autonomous youth collective in Belgrade -, an update on AntiFenix, and words from Sean Swain

  • Posted on: 30 May 2016
  • By: Bursts

This week we feature an interview with Freddy, who is a member of the autonomous youth collective in Belgrade, Serbia known as Koko Lepo. We speak about the origins of the collective as growing out of a self organized kindergarten primarily for Roma children, about solidarity between anarchists and Roma people in Belgrade, about some history of the region, and about the complex nature of solidarity itself.

The Expropriated Bank of Gràcia: One More Step Forward in the Strategy of Tension – Argelaga

  • Posted on: 29 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

A report from Barcelona (published May 24, 2016) on the eviction of squatters from an expropriated former bank that was being used as a libertarian social center, the role of the City Government led by the former indignado, now Mayor, Ada Colau, in the affair, the resistance mounted by the social center’s supporters, and the political implications of the fact that Colau’s party, Barcelona en Comú (“Barcelona in Common”), despite her reassurances to the contrary, has now become a responsible party to repression and is providing a fig-leaf for a slowly intensifying “strategy of tension” that heralds further authoritarian developments for Spain.

Fighting Back: Every Day! by Thomas Meyer-Falk (for June 11th)

  • Posted on: 29 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From June 11th

When I look back on the day of my arrest 20 years ago, I wasn’t imagining what I would have to experience during the next decades of my life.

The first decade they kept me in solitary confinement; since 2007 I’m in population. But I don’t know if or when I’ll get free, because there’s an old law from 1933. Passed by the Nazis on 24 November 1933 – the P.D. law (preventative detention), which allows the state to keep someone in prison for life, without giving him a life sentence. In their theory the P.D. isn’t a sentence – but the P.D. units are still inside regular prisons, inmates living in cells, bars are still at their windows, they’re going into the prison yard and being supervised by prison staff.

France: Short response to the enraged proletarians

  • Posted on: 29 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Far from us to claim we represent the «movement», but since you use Mpalothia as «media» broadcast we felt questioned.

You look at «our struggle», so we have taken note.

To be clear we specify that «our struggle» existed before the «movement» and will not end with it, even if the reform of the labor code would be repealed.

Indeed, we do not care about law and we do not care about work. We just wish both to disappear.

Our goal is not to reform or improve capitalism but to destroy it, to wipe out it by fire and by all means everyone deems useful.

Dispatches from France One: the Forces Behind Events, Autonomism and Anarchism, and What Time Is It?

  • Posted on: 27 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

My decision to travel to Europe was taken lackadaisically. There had been some indications that nation-states on the Continent were being stressed from a number of different directions. First, the movement of upwards of two million refugees from the Middle East, specifically Syria, through the social-democratic European heartland is challenging the legitimacy of both the economic and security structures of numerous states.

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