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Turkey holds anarchist activist on false charges

  • Posted on: 23 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

Translated and edited from Sosyal Savas with additional edits from the Black Rose/Rosa Negra Social Media Team.

Anarchist activist İshak Tayak has been arrested and accused of being a member of the Islamic, pro-capitalist Gülen movement linked to the 2016 failed coup attempt. In the pre-dawn hours of October 2, special ops police raided his Istanbul home, where they beat him before taking him into custody. İshak, a Kurdish self-identified anarchist and atheist, was later charged with downloading Bylock, a messaging app used by the movement, in 2014.

Chile: Bombs Case 2 – Juan found Guilty, Nataly & Enrique Acquitted of all Charges, Enrique Rearrested following his Release

  • Posted on: 23 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Insurrection News

21.12.17: Yesterday the judges, those who are defined as representatives of power and of all that is supposedly good in this world, protected by laws and penal codes, attacked with their sentences those who defy the established order. Just as the guillotines were lowered and the electrical currents were unleashed, the gallows tensed on our comrades who still remained irreducible after the lengthy inquisitorial processes.

For Kataina Gogou

  • Posted on: 22 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

This is a biography of greece’s greatest anarchist poetess, Katerina Gogou (1940-1993). Until today Gogou remains the bete-noire of modern poetry in Greece with only one poetic anthology including her groundbreaking heretical work. However, her poems have become an indivisible part of the radical culture of the country and of the public imaginary of Exarcheia. Recently a biography of Katerina Gogou titled “Katerina Gogou: Death’s Love [Erotas Thanatou]” appeared, authored by Agapi Virginia Spyratou (2007, Vivliopelagos, Athens), based on her doctoral thesis. However no study or history of Katerina Gogou’s involvement in the anarchist struggle of the 1980s has ever been published in greek, leaving a great gap in both the history of the movement and in the biography of the poetess.

Al Jazeera profiles "anarchist-communist bakery" in Paris

  • Posted on: 21 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

This short video by Al Jazeera profiles an "anarchist-communist bakery" in Paris called Conquete du Pain, or The Conquest of Bread. As shown in the video, they are a self-managed establishment which pays everyone working there the same wage and is run by general assembly. They also have a worker training program for poor young people and offer discounted prices to anyone who requests them.

Syria: Message from Greek Anarchist Comrades & Internationalist Volunteers RUIS about the Liberation of Raqqa

  • Posted on: 21 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

Comrades!

At this time the city of Raqqa is free from the fascists of the Islamic State. Every part of the city gained to the hands of the liberation forces of the YPG, YPJ and SDF on October the 17th. The first operations started in the beginning of June with the liberation forces taking the city from house to house, occupying strategic points for many weeks.

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(Mexico) Anarchist Statement to those who support the National Indigenous Congress

  • Posted on: 20 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

As anarchists and other libertarian individuals, we see electoral representation as a hoax in the processes of individual and collective liberation of the people: to enter into the legal, public and symbolic mechanisms of the STATE is to delegate our freedom to others so that they may decide for us; what in practical terms translates into the voluntary abdication of our capacity for choice and action, that is to say, the voluntary abdication of exercising our freedom.

On Popular Power in Venezuela: A Statement by Uruguayan Anarchists

  • Posted on: 15 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

via Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federacion Anarquista Rosa Negra

The political situation in Venezuela continues to be embattled and the legacy of Chavismo is one that remains contested and debated on the left. We republish this translated statement by the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) with their perspectives on the current situation. Founded in 1956 the FAU was one of the strongest anarchist movements in Latin America, survived the period of dictatorship and continues to be active today. We also recommend other translated pieces on Venezuela, “The ‘Madurization’ of Chavismo” a statement by Caribbean anarchists and an analysis by Chilean anarchists who conducted political research in Venezuela, “Political Situation in Venezuela: Crisis, Trends, and the Challenge of Class Independence.” The original text in Spanish appears below. [ed. note: see the link to the original article]

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How to destroy our own movements

  • Posted on: 12 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
How to destroy our own movements

The London Anarchist Bookfair brouhaha continues.

In an editorial titled How to destroy our own movements anarchist and author of Chomsky's Politics Milan Rai uses his role as editor of Peace News to frame the widely discussed dispute at this year's London Anarchist Bookfair as a Free Speech conflict.

Anarkismo Network: Statement of the general meeting

  • Posted on: 11 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

European sections of the platformist international have issued a joint declaration on the state of the movement following last month’s gathering in Genoa. Launched in 2005, Anarkismo consists of groups which agree with an editorial statement and tends to promote organised engagement with existing mass movements such as large trade unions, in an attempt to push them towards more syndicalist and anarchist methodologies. The 2017 statement is as follows:

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