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Forgotten anarchist Simón Radowitzky’s life retold in graphic novel

  • Posted on: 28 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

From The Guardian

Sixty years after his death, the peripatetic and violent life of one of the most remarkable minor characters in 20th-century history is being retold on the black, white and red pages of a graphic novel.

The anarchist Simón Radowitzky may be half-forgotten today, but his struggles in tsarist Russia, banishment to the “Argentinian Siberia” and participation in the Spanish civil war made him a legendary figure in his own time.

A few notes on media and repression (Netherlands)

  • Posted on: 4 September 2016
  • By: thecollective

Via Actforfree by way of https://325.nostate.net:

In the course of awaiting the processes of several anarchists that are accused of having robbed banks in Aachen in 2013 and 2014, the prosecution office of Aachen, Germany, and their obedient voice, the media, use every chance available to advance their investigation. Whether it is on a juridical or a more subtle mediatic level, all these expressions are different tentacles of the same mechanism of repression.

At the Anarchists’ Convention, There’s Not Much Structure

  • Posted on: 27 August 2016
  • By: thecollective

From The Wall Street Journal

PRYAMUKHINO, Russia—If there is a natural place to bring anarchists to order, it’s around a crumbling mansion here, which is where Sergei Kornilov tries to do it every summer.

It is the historical family home of Mikhail Bakunin, the father of modern anarchism, who was born here in 1814 and whom Mr. Kornilov describes as “our inspiration, a candle for what could be a better life.”

The First Global Terrorists Were Anarchists in the 1890s

  • Posted on: 30 April 2016
  • By: thecollective

From The New York Times

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It was past dark on a February afternoon in 1894 when a keeper at Greenwich Park, just outside London, heard the bang. Rushing toward the spot, he made out the figure of a young man on bent knees, with his abdomen gashed open and his bowels spilling out. The police identified the victim as a Frenchman named Martial Bourdin, with ties to a well-known anarchist club. Clearly, they concluded, he’d been on his way to bomb the Greenwich Observatory. It was a highly symbolic target: the Prime Meridian, the longitudinal center of the world.

Anarchists attack police with petrol bombs after Athens demo

  • Posted on: 7 April 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Rioting youths have clashed with Greek police in central Athens, damaging vehicles and property, following a demonstration by hundreds of anarchists seeking the abolition of a maximum security prison.

Dozens of rioters threw petrol bombs and stones at police, who responded with tear gas. Four people were detained in Tuesday's clashes, while no injuries were immediately reported.

At least two cars were burnt and one shop front was smashed.

Anarchist protests put Greece's radical leaders in a bind

  • Posted on: 7 April 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Ekathimerini

Greek anarchists are needling the country’s new far-left government with a series of high-profile occupations in support of jailed radicals.

The anarchists stormed the grounds of parliament on Thursday and even occupied SYRIZA's own Athens headquarters when the party’s new spokeswoman was on air giving her first interview.