Letter from Catalonia

  • Posted on: 11 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

Catalonia is a small territory, but nevertheless has its own language, culture and traditions. A heritage that has been way too often threatened by Spanish authoritarianism. Spain is a country that has had a deep legacy of fascism, that these days had resurfaced and awakened. It may be odd, that, while acknowledging it, many have not fully realized it until now. That would be why we are seeing such a huge amount of Spaniards these days who are justifying the riot Police strikes that left almost 900 injured.

Via Gods&Radicals

Anarchy Radio 10-10-2017

  • Posted on: 10 October 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio10102017

Neither the Las Vegas massacre or the dope OD epidemic (leading cause of death for Americans under 50) bring out questioning of this stage of social existence. Blade Runner 2049. Eve of "antibiotic apocalypse" re: global resistance to the drugs. Plague rages in Madagascar. Upcoming Rewilding Conference in Portland. Need for standardized emojis. Action news, one call.

Catalunya: Facing Two Bad Options, Choose the Third

  • Posted on: 10 October 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From CrimethInc.

On the Showdown between Spain and Catalunya

The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, played for time today, suspending the declaration of independence mandated by the referendum in order to continue negotiations with the central government of Spain, the European Union, and—presumably—hardliners in his camp who desire to proclaim Catalan independence unilaterally. As these two sides face off, jockeying for position on the world stage, how should we relate to this conflict? We’ve translated another text from anarchists on the Iberian peninsula addressing this question.

Anews podcast - episode 32

  • Posted on: 10 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

https://podcast.anarchistnews.org/index.php/2017/10/10/anews-podcast-epi...

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 32 for October 6. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.

Editorial: Edgelords, Trolls, and a Vibrant Anarchism
TOTW – Anarchism in 2017
A101 question: Why do the rebellious go “back to reality”?

Interview: Gabriel Kuhn on fascism, Mao and anti-imperialism

  • Posted on: 10 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

"With respect to black blocs and militant resistance within First World autonomous movements, there have certainly been problems with fetishising the young, male streetfighter. There have also been problems with adventurism, irresponsibility, and a lack of both political and strategic vision. This does not discredit the tactic but it challenges us to reflect upon its use and improve it, mainly by tying it to broader social movements and other means of resistance in a collaborative effort that involves a bigger diversity of people."

from Freedom News

Building Power and Advancing: For Reforms, Not Reformism

  • Posted on: 9 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

via Black Rose Federation

As anarchist communists, we are against reformism. However, we are for reforms. We believe that fundamentally the entire system of capitalism, the state and all systems of hierarchy, domination, oppression and exploitation of humans over humans must be abolished and replaced with a direct democracy, egalitarian social relations and a classless economy that bases contribution according to ability and distribution according to need. However, such a social revolution can only occur through the power of the popular classes themselves from the bottom-up. In advancing towards such a social revolution and a free and equal society, we must build our power in preparation for this fundamental transformation of the world, building on struggles along the way. Ultimately our demands will be too threatening to the elite classes for them to bear; and their resistance to our drive for freedom will be too much for us to tolerate any longer.

Athens: Regarding the letter-bomb attack against ex-prime minister and technocrat Loukas Papadimos

  • Posted on: 9 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From 325

Since the following news did not get a wide distribution outside Greece in the international counter-information networks when it appeared in May 2017, and as the corporate news also attempted to mitigate and ‘play-down’ the impact of this attack, we rely this info to highlight that everything continues and nothing is over.

Santiago, Chile: Report on the Police Operations Against the Mapuche Resistance

  • Posted on: 9 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

08.10.17: A few days ago an operation against the peñis (Mapuche brothers) in the ngulumapu (West Wallmapu) was executed by the Chilean State prosecutors with the support of the bourgeois media who with their news cameras are positioned on the side of the powerful. This time, the Power attacked 7 Mapuche comrades who fight against the loss of their culture, for their stolen land and freedom. This operation was named “Operation Hurricane” by the police, in complicity with the media, guided by the bumbling National Intelligence Agency (ANI) and of course financed by the Chilean State.

(via Contra Info, translated by Insurrection News)

Warsaw’s Anarchist Black Cross invites you to 4th Anti-Prison Days

  • Posted on: 9 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From 325

Dear Friends,

On 27th-29th of October ABC Warsaw invites you to join 4th edition of Antiprison Days in Warsaw. The main topic of this year is “Support your local ABC”.

Here in Poland, we see the need of discussion about the big role of anti-rep structures in our struggles so we would like to invite different people and groups to share their experience with repressions and how it was possible to deal with them. There will be also space to talk about difficulties in being support group and why and how anti-rep and anti-prison campaign is part of every social/land/climate/world struggle.

Raids and eviction as a tool of political repression in Belarus

  • Posted on: 9 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From 325

We were covering the situation in Belarus in March this year during the big protests that were happening here against the policy of the state that was forcing people to pay a fine for being unemployed for longer than six months in a year. For now the protests are over, however pressure from the government on those who were participating in the events of last spring didn’t stop.

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