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What actually Happened in Bristol – and How a Narrative is Built

from Anarchist Federation UK

It’s easy to get a sense of deja-vu when you get home and start reading press reports and twitter accounts from a demonstration. For that reason, whilst I’ll be writing about the events in Bristol this Sunday, I’m also writing about dozens of other demonstrations over the years. I hope you’ll join me on a ramble about how a protest went down, and how press, police, politicians, and their cheerleaders, constructed a narrative around it.

TACOMA AGAINST THE POLICE: REPORT BACK FROM 1/24

from Puget Sound Anarchists

The night of 1/23 a video went viral of Tacoma pigs breaking up a side show and ramming thru a crowd, directly running over one person. Two people ended up hospitalized from this event. I’m not interested in discourse on whether people were blocking the car, attacking it, or the police were ‘afraid for their lives’ or whatever. The pigs should always be afraid for their lives and if people chose to attack the pigs when they tried to break up their fun, all the more power to them.

Rally in Solidarity w/ Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

"Gabriel Pombo Da Silva. A vengeance of the State. We demand his freedom."

via contra info translated by Anarchist News

[Spanish State] Rally in Solidarity with Fellow Anarchist Gabriel Pombo Da Silva (Saturday October 17)

Since July 1, comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva has been held in the FIES 5 regime (special groups) at the: Mansilla de las Mulas Penitentiary Center, Paraje Villahierro, 24210 Mansilla de las Mulas (León). His mail is being intervened with, so the letters, always by certified mail, must be of encouragement and moral support, without political content.

March is Coming: The Next Phase of Revolt in Chile

From Crimethinc.

Since October, the territory nominally controlled by the Chilean government has seen massive demonstrations against capitalism and the state that have opened up exciting new possibilities for social transformation. The movement has shown unprecedented longevity and resilience in the face of brutal repression and efforts at co-optation. With the summer vacations coming to a close, a new chapter of this story is about to begin. Our comrades in Chile present an overview of the situation along with translations of recent texts from anarchists on the ground in the movement—focusing on anarcha-feminism, the rejection of electoral politics, and strategies for toppling state power.

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