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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:

Uruguay: Solidarity with the Anarchists Persecuted by Operation Erebo in Brazil

  • Posted on: 9 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

via insurrection news

Since October the 24th, a new operation of repression and intimidation is being carried out against the anti-authoritarian and anarchist movement in general in the city of Porto Alegre, attacking individual houses, social centers, occupations, libraries and anarchist spaces.

Zurich – Fermento anarchist bookshop raided

  • Posted on: 8 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

via Act for freedom now!

On Thursday November 30th, at around 4pm, a dozen plain clothes and uniformed policemen from the cantonal police entered the premises of anarchist bookshop Fermento, on Josefstrasse 102 in Zurich, armed with a search warrant. The alleged crime: “Public instigation to commit crimes and acts of violence”.

#NoG20: Cops Raided More Than 20 Buildings Across #Germany Today

  • Posted on: 6 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Enough is Enough

December 5, 2017: German cops raided more than 20 buildings in several German states today by order of the special investigation unit “Black Bloc”, which is investgating the clashes during the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Brazil: More raids on anarchist homes as state crackdown continues

  • Posted on: 4 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

via Freedom News. This article quotes a report that originally appeared on insurrection news

Punitive raids were expanded at the turn of the month, as police continue to try and pin recent incendiary attacks in Porto Alegre on the anarchist movement.

Activists in the city reported on November 30th that:

2 theses against the anarcho-bourgie caste in Mtl, December 1st

  • Posted on: 3 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

La Passe gets spray-painted, a few bourgies someplace reportedly throw a temper tantrum

La "Passe" means a few things in French. Beyond referring to a "pass", like a theater pass or a peep show pass, namely, in Quebec lumpen speech it also has the connoting of fucking people over (like being conned), or to bluntly rape someone. We still use the expression se faire PASSER un sapin, that transliterates to the metaphor "being fucked with a cone tree", a colorful semantic variant on "being fucked over". More rarely it's used in tour de passe-passe, a magic trick of illusion. ALso, La Passe is a fairly-dubiously radical social center located between the Plateau and Mile End, hands down the trendiest and some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Montreal.

Worldwide: Call for a Black December!

  • Posted on: 2 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Received and translated by Insurrection News

With the anarchist Sebastián Oversluij in our memory, four years since his death in combat in Chile during an attempted bank expropriation in December 2013.

With swollen hearts, remembering the anarchist comrade Alexandros Grigoropoulos, seven years since he was murdered in Exarcheia, Greece by police bullets in the year 2008.

For a Black December!

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