International

[invitation] Anarchist Book Fair of Lisbon on October 26, 27 and 28

  • Posted on: 14 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Contra Info

Given that climate change is brought us the colder summer of the last thirty years, given our constant and organic demand to ignite with passion and of warming ourselves with the rebelliousness of our daily struggles, we will light our flame this fall! And so returns the Anarchist Book Fair of Lisbon, on 26, 27 and 28 October, and again in the beautiful woods of Penha de França.

Anti-fascist teenager reveals how Russian security services brutally beat and tortured him

  • Posted on: 12 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Open Democracy

Since October 2017, the FSB have been running a terrorism investigation into Russian anarchists and anti-fascists. But as Alexey Poltavets' experience shows, this case has a violent backstory. 

Peace is unmemory and oblivion

  • Posted on: 12 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Contra Info by anarchist Gustavo Rodríguez

To memory of Mauricio Morales Duarte

The cult of the dead is nothing more than contempt for true pain. […] The latter must also disappear, faced with the fatality of death the people must react firmly. We must fight against suffering instead of displaying it, of promenading it in grotesque processions and false commemorations […] Pyramids, graves, tombs must be thrown down; we must drive the plow through the walls of cemiteries to rid humanity of what we call respect for the dead, which is the worship of corpses“.

Geneva, Switzerland – Sabotage against the federal camp project

  • Posted on: 9 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

Camps for undocumented migrants are spreading inside and outside Europe. In Switzerland, 20 new federal centres for people seeking asylum are being built. This euphemism should not hide the character of their management, control and isolation that is on the increase.

Montevideo, Uruguay: Invitation to the 7th Anarchist Book Fair

  • Posted on: 9 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

The machine of capitalism continues its colonization in every sphere of our lives, commodifying relations and ravaging the eco-system. Civilization remains framed in its routine of production and consumption, while development is making surveillance and repression devices increasingly sophiticated – targeting all that break the imposed codes and change normality.

Greece, State terrorism: Torture on the back streets of Athens

  • Posted on: 2 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

It is clear that cops and mafia work together for the same purpose: control and the crushing of resistance.

The message of this violent attack by the pigs was: to terrorize immigrants, anarchists and those who actively resist and fight the police. We shall not kneal down. The state’s violence make it more clear that our struggle is just.

The Common Ground Between Anarchists and Maoists

  • Posted on: 1 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

Even with all our ideological differences; particularly in relation to the idolatrous use of leadership, and the interest in rebuilding a state that will sustain the dictatorship of the proletariat; we agree that the state we live in now, and its electoral system, must be overthrown. The re-centralization of economic and structural power in a communist government is not at all attractive to us anarchists. And we see that, although efficient in the short run, the personality cult of leaders is not only contradictory to our principles of horizontality. It is also unsustainable, since up to now revolutions have died with their leaders.

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