Mark Bray on Anarchist Revolution In Spain & Lessons for Today

  • Posted on: 1 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak again with historian Mark Bray about the anarchist movement in Spain as well as the Spanish Civil War and Revolution that broke out in 1936 against a fascist coup. We discuss how the movement grew, in all its complexities, and Bray describes the discussions and tensions over tactics and methods of struggle contemporary anarchists with find many similarities with. We then discuss what was achieved during the period of the revolution, from the taking over of industry in some cities, to the communization of land and agriculture in rural areas, to attacks on patriarchy and class society within everyday life.

Squatter’s Digest: Greece

  • Posted on: 30 July 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom Press UK

Greece, the home of democracy. And molotov cocktails. They also enjoy regular cocktail nights to raise money for the squats and imprisoned anarchists.

It’s one thing to know what is going on inside the UK with regards to squats, but I feel we are severely lacking in communication with squats across Europe, or indeed the world. Hopefully I can bring to you some of the news from some of the squats in Greece along with the usual round-up of news from London and beyond.

Resisting Tyranny in Hong Kong

  • Posted on: 30 July 2019
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw Radio

For the hour, we spoke with Ahkok who identifies as a humanitarian, antifascist and musician who grew up in Hong Kong and has participated in protests over the years including the Umbrella Movement and current protests today. We talk about the mindset of the Hong Kong protests, the situation in China, decolonization, racism and more.

Anarchist Comrades Released From Prison in Greece

  • Posted on: 29 July 2019
  • By: rfa

From Abolition Media Worldwide

On Wednesday, 24.07, anarchist comrades Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos, members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire were released. The comrades were originally convicted with sentences of over 70 years, which were reduced to 20. The comrades made use of the Paraskevopoulos law that was introduced by the previous SYRIZA-led government and were released after having served 8 years of their 20 year sentences.

Turin, Italy: Chasing the dream part 6

  • Posted on: 29 July 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom!

Notes Beginning with "Operation Scintilla"

After lively months as we tried to give a good response to the eviction of Asilo and the arrests of six comrades, as we tried to keep the will to struggle alive in this city, we are now taking time to reflect on this investigative theorem delivered by the Police, created by prosecutors and approved by a female investigating judge. A theorem which for now hasn’t passed the first impact with the Court of review; after three months, in fact, five comrades are out of prison, which still holds Silvia behind the walls under particularly hard detention conditions. 

John Clark on the Spectacle, Direct Action, the Necrocene, the Zapatistas, Anarchism, and Elisee Reclus

  • Posted on: 29 July 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Time Talks

John P. Clark spoke about the Situationists and the idea of the Spectacle, Direct Action, the Necrocene, Communes, the Zapatistas, Anarchism, and the anarchist geographer, Elisee Reclus.