Your Guide to Summer Anarchy (NYC RAT)

  • Posted on: 18 May 2005
  • By: worker

<strong>Argentina Autonomista Summer Abroad</strong>

The University of Buenos Aires (UBA), the Argentina Autonomist Project and the Institute for Social Ecology are pleased to announc this opportunity to participate in a five-week intersession travel study to Argentina. Students earn 8 credits through a combination of faculty facilitated language and cultural immersion experiences, assigned readings, classroom presentations, visits to historical and cultural sites and institutions, as well as visits to sites of popular movement activity including worker-recovered factories where students will internship during four week Students will develop Spanish language skills and critical thinkin through an active appreciation of Argentina's unique culture and his tory. They learn about the origins and character of Argentina's eco nomic development and crisis--the economic development impose from above as well as the economic innovation reclaimed from below

THE BORDERS OF DEMOCRACY: Immigrants Killed, Rebels in Prison

  • Posted on: 16 May 2005
  • By: worker

On Thursday, May 12, in a massive show of force, the Digos (Italian political police) arrested five anarchists in Lecce, Italy. The arrested are Annalisa Capone, Angela Marina Ferrari (Marina), Critian Palladini, Salvatore Signore and Saverio Pellegrino. The following texts explain the situation.

Immigrants Killed, Rebels in Prison

On Thursday, May 12, five anarchists from Lecce were arrested as part of yet another investigation for “subversive association with the intention of terrorism� (bis 270). On the basis of this investigation, anarchist homes and spaces throughout Italy were searched. The occupied space Capolinea in Lecce was closed and subjected to judiciary seizure. Known for their constant and uncompromising opposition to the concentration camps that the language of the state calls “Centers of Temporary Residence�(CPTs), these comrades were causing to much trouble. Now that the brutality of the CPT in Lecce has come out in such a clear way that its director, Father Cesare Lodeserto, was arrested with charges of private violence and kidnapping, now that various locked-up immigrants have begun to rebel with courage and continuity, the voices of those who time and again expose the ones who are responsible for and entire concentration camp system are shut up. These comrades are accused of a series of attacks against the property of the managers and financiers of the CPT in Lecce, sabotage against Esso and some direct action against Benneton. We don’t know if they are innocent or guilty, and we don’t care. We don’t look for the things that we consider justified in the lines of the state’s legal codes. If they are innocent they have our solidarity. If they are guilty, they have it even more.

Portland: Anarchists March to Remember Nicolas David Alvares

  • Posted on: 15 May 2005
  • By: worker

The turn-out was small, but focused, and began at pioneer square and made its way through downtown--blocking the bus here and the streets here and there--and to the Saturday marketplace, and then down 1st Avenue to the world trade center, where the casket was left at the door under the guard of a security officer who raised his fist in solidarity with the marchers when they arrived.

As vibrant South American music played through a loudspeaker and various speakers keeping the marchers hungry, passers-by joined the march for a time and people watching voiced their support.

Greece: Youths target police riot van

  • Posted on: 15 May 2005
  • By: worker


Youths target police riot van
Saturday May 14, 2005

A group of around 70 youths hurled Molotov cocktails at a riot police bus parked in the central Athenian district of Exarchia late on Thursday night, but no injuries were reported. None of the homemade bombs struck their target but two garbage dumpsters were set alight, according to police who chased the youths.

Newsletter of the Institute for Anarchist Studies 05/13/05

  • Posted on: 14 May 2005
  • By: worker

In this Issue:
1 Welcome
2 New Online Grant Applications
3 IAS 2005 Supporters
4 Sustaining the Struggle: Anarchists Reflect on Building
Lasting Cultures of Resistance 5 Anarchy in Montpelier:
A Day of Talks, Panels, Performances, and Socializing
6 RAT 2005: Call for Proposals and Registration Update


What really happened in Athens?

  • Posted on: 14 May 2005
  • By: worker

<em>The truth behind the so called hostage crisis at the National Technical University - update</em>

Mainsteam media in many countries carried reports of Greek anarchists supposedly taking two politicians hostage in the National Technical University in Athens. This report clarifies what actually happened and includes the statement from the Senate (Students union assembly?) of the university. It was first posted to infoshop in response to the posting of an AP report there. On the 10th of May at around 9:30 in the evening a group of 30 anarchists headed for the National Technical University in the centre of Athens. The anarchists were previously taking part at an anarchist rally in the Monastiraki area. The group intended to enter one of the lecture rooms in the school in order to start a discussion on workers issues.

Police Arrest 5 Anarchists for Subversion

  • Posted on: 13 May 2005
  • By: worker

(AGI) - Roma, Italy, May 12 - Five anarchist insurrectionists have been arrested by the police in Lecce. They are supposed to have promoted, constituted, organized, directed and participated in an association for the subversion of democratic order and other serious crimes.

The operation, carried out by the special police department of Lecce and coordinated by the central anti-terrorism police department, permitted to establish that the persons arrested are authors of several crimes, like revolts instigated and carried out by the immigrants in the temporary shelter "Regina Pacis" in San Foca di Melendugno (LE), serious threats against personnel of the shelter, damaging of the commercial activity of multinational clothing company Benetton, which has "taken possession" of vast areas in South America belonging to the "Mapuche" tribe, damaging of several cash points of the BCI Banca Intesa all over the country, since the bank keeps the funds of Regina Pacis, damaging and theft at petrol pumps of oil company Esso, since the company supplies fuel to the military coalition in Iraq.

End to Anarchist Standoff at University in Athens

  • Posted on: 12 May 2005
  • By: worker

<em>From a NY Times article entitled "Anarchist in Athens set hostages free"</em>

By Anthee Carassava
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005

ATHENS Greek anarchists released two senior politicians and scores of others early Wednesday following a standoff sparked by scuffles with the police at an Athens university.

The release came six hours after anarchists wearing black masks attacked a book-launching ceremony at the Athens Polytechnic, keeping at least 100 guests and politicians in near siege-like conditions until early Wednesday.

Occupied Territory Postponed

  • Posted on: 12 May 2005
  • By: worker

The Organizing Collective with Occupied Territory is announcing that the Occupied Territory Gathering is going to have to be postponed for several months. Conflicts with other events, problems with venues, and other problems, have lead us to unfortunately have to hold off the conference. We encourage you to stay up to date with the gathering on the main website:, and if you have a workshop, discussion idea, or issue that you want to talk about, please email us. If you are disappointed that the gathering is not happening, please email us and get involved in the organizing collective! He also hope that you will be able to make it out to these other upcoming anarchist events in California, and keep the fires burning!

In Support of David Graeber

  • Posted on: 11 May 2005
  • By: worker

by Andrej Grubacic

Recently David Graeber and I wrote an article together attempting to explain why anarchist ideas have received almost no attention in the academy. When you think of it, academia is full of Marxist radicals, but only a handful of professed anarchists. We came to a conclusion that it must have something to do with anarchism's concern with forms of practice; with its insistence that one's means most be consonant with one's ends; with its stubborn rejection of the idea that we can create freedom through authoritarian means, embracing instead the position that we should embody the society we wish to create. All of this does not square very well with operating within a university. The university has survived in much the same form since the middle ages, waging intellectual battles at conferences, re-enforcing class distinctions, making cabalistic decisions in secret rooms. As we stated in our article: "At the very least, one would imagine being an openly anarchist professor would mean challenging the way universities are run and that, of course, is going to get one in far more trouble than anything one could ever write".