This week we feature three segments. As it is literally packed with jam, we suggest you check out our podcast for free online at our website or any number of streaming sites for longer, more detailed conversations on the topics plus, again, Sean Swain’s segment for this week.
From AMW English
This interview was conducted by AMW with an anarchist volunteer from the US, who worked in civil structures in Rojava, predominantly at the Kongra Star Diplomacy office. Kongra Star is the administrative body that seeks to implement women’s liberation through increased awareness and involvement in civil projects.
From Anarchists Worldwide, Santiago, Chile
30.07.19: On the 25th of July, 2019, a parcel bomb was delivered to Police Station 54 in Huechuraba, Santiago. The parcel was opened and successfully detonated, causing material destruction to the police station and hospitalizing 5 police officers. On the same day, a second parcel bomb was intercepted before it could be opened at the headquarters of Quinenco SA, one of the holding companies through which Chile’s richest family controls the Bank of Chile. A police and State-generated media frenzy soon ensued with much speculation regarding the identity of the senders of the explosive packages. Now, an anarchist cell calling themselves SEDITIOUS ACCOMPLICES / FRACTION FOR REVENGE have issued a communique claiming responsibility for both attacks in which they stated that they were specifically targeting two individuals- Carabineros Major Manuel Guzmán at Police Station 54 in Huechuraba and former Minister of the Interior Rodrigo Hinzpeter who now works at Quinenco SA. Below is an English translation of the original communique that was posted on Contra Info….
From Act for Freedom!, (Italy)
Natascia, Robert and Beppe were arrested on May 21st 2019. They were accused of sending three explosive packages in 2017 to the PM (public prosecutor) Sparagna and Rinaudo, and to Santi Consolo, who was the director of the DAP (Department for the Penitentiary Administration) of Rome. More information is available at: https://insuscettibilediravvedimento.noblogs.org/post/2019/05/28/it-fr-italia-operazione-prometeo-comunicato-da-modena/.
From Act for Freedom!, (Italy)
Hi to all friends and comrades!! I’m Juan arrested on 22nd May after three years on the run. I’m writing from the AS2 unit of the prison of Terni, where I’m locked up. I’m calm, my morale is stable and I’m determined to move on.
It has been nearly 20 years since the WTO and the introduction to the American public of anarchism and our concern with matters small and large. What has changed in that 20 years? What has stayed the same?
In this time of low morale, what still excites you about anarchism as a public position? Do you think anarchists should continue to go big (in the spirit of tortoises and class struggle) or should be become indecipherable and inscrutable (like the French texts so many seem to love)?
From Emotional Anarchism
We ran what we called an Anarchist Feelz Circle for the better part of a year in our community of activists. To do so we started with a very small Signal messenger group with people we trusted to be in it. At the start it was only about 6 people. Over time we added more people though. I hosted all of them in my living room and was largely the driving force behind them though there was a lot of support around their existence. We just did 3 P’s every-time and while it was mostly the same people every week it did change a bit from week-to-week.
From Anews Podcast
Welcome to the anews podcast. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week on anarchistnews.org.
Editorial by Greg
TOTW-The Resistance with Aragorn! and friend
sound editing by Lynn O'Mable
what’s new was written by Jackie and Greg, and narrated by Chisel and Greg
“No Justice, No Peace” was the absolute essence of the protest -that few hours later turned into a fierce riot- on Wednesday 31 July 2019 at Exarchia in Athens, following the news on the previous day that E. Korkoneas, the policeman who shot and murdered 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos in Athens, Greece on 6 December 2008, was released out of prison after 10 years.