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Anarchism, Morocco, & the Spanish Civil War

Carrying the war into Africa? Anarchism, Morocco, and the Spanish Civil War

From Freedom News UK by Danny Evans

I was approached by Jeff Stein to write up a summary of Abel Paz, La cuestión de Marruecos y la República española so that English-language readers might be made aware of the Spanish anarchist approach to Morocco during the civil war. I would like to thank Jeff for prompting me to write what follows, although he should not be held responsible for its contents or conclusions.

14 Anarchist Prisoners in Hunger Strike

from Act for freedom now!

Spain: 14 anarchist/libertarian prisoners take part in a rotative hunger strike

Rotative hunger strike in Spanish prisons: From last 1st of September on at least 14 prisoners, mostly anarchists, take actually part of a new rotative hunger strike against the precarious health conditions in the Spanish prisons. They vindicate also a 14 point program against isolation custody (FIES/DERT), tortures and physical and psychical violence from the prison guards, dispersion of prisoners far from their home, etc. Every comrade is doing a 10-days-hungerstrike, one following other, every month 3 prisoners.

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.

My Pestiferous Life – Claudio Lavazza

via Compass Editions

Claudio Lavazza, rebel, anarchist, bank robber and gentleman. During the 70s in Italy he participated in the struggle against State and Capital, arms in hand. Contrary to the grave-diggers of subversion, after this experience, he never traded his desire to overthrow the existent for a political career. He never resigned, nor sought refuge in any State, which could have granted him a controlled freedom. He kept fighting, against winds and tides.

Anarchist Bookfair: Madrid, 12/4-6

Spanish State: XVIII Gathering of the Anarchist Book in Madrid

In the face of an infantilizing culture that foments individualism and condemns us to isolation through fear and technocratic sanitary justification, now that they condemn us to social distancing is when it's most necessary to learn, spread, and put into practice libertarian culture, solidarity, mutual aid and horizontality.

The event will take place on the days 4, 5 y 6 of December
+Info in: encuentrodelibroanarquista.org

Anarchist on trial for death of fascist

Chilean anarchist on trial for death of fascist in Spain

From Freedom News UK

Chilean anarchist on trial for death of fascist in Spain

Chilean anarchist Rodrigo Lanza is facing 20 years in prison for the death of a fascist in Zaragoza, Spain. This is not the first time Rodrigo is imprisoned: at 21 years old, he was allegedly framed in 2006 for throwing a stone that left a police officer tetraplegic during a squat raid in Barcelona. The many irregularities in the Barcelona 4-F case were exposed in the documentary Ciutat Morta, along with the police violence suffered by the prisoners, which we covered back in 2014.

Message for the I. W. S. W. A. P.

via Contra Info

For those of us who confront domination, the story of power will never speak for us. Both guilt and innocence belong to those who exercise or condone punishment. From our destructive practice with the prison and authoritarian dynamics, we can only despise every categorisation with which the enemy tries to define, distort and separate us, whether as culprits, leaders or prisoners.

Doris Ensinger (1944–2020)

A short biography of German anarchist Doris Ensinger.
http://libcom.org/history/ensinger-doris-1944-2020

“I am not one of those heroic women who have tenaciously committed themselves to the fight against tyranny and in favour of a more just and more humane society and who have risked their lives in this struggle; nor am I one of those women who entered history for her life and work. However, the example of so many brave women inspired me to contribute something, in my modest way, in the struggle for a better world”.

Stuart Christie, 1946-2020

From Kate Sharpley Library

By John Patten

Stuart Christie 1946-2020 Anarchist activist, writer and publisher

Born in Glasgow and brought up in Blantyre, Christie credited his grandmother for shaping his political outlook. His determination to follow his conscience led him to anarchism. It also led him from the campaign against nuclear weapons to joining the struggle against the Spanish fascist dictator Francisco Franco. Committed to anarchism and publishing, Christie appeared at many bookfairs and film festivals, but scorned any suggestion he had come to ‘lead’ anyone anywhere. Christie’s partner Brenda died in June 2019. He slipped away peacefully, listening to “Pennies From Heaven” (Brenda’s favourite song) in the company of his daughter Branwen.

Update on Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

Update on Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

From Anarchists Worldwide, Spain

15.06.2020: Last Thursday, June 11, the Provincial Court, the court at the base of the judicial pyramid in Spain, demonstrated its inquisitorial power by rejecting the request for annulment of the OEDE (European Arrest Warrant) that sent our comrade back to the dungeons of the State after three and a half years of freedom.

Machinery of charity or revolutionary solidarity?

From Act for Freedom Now!

Mutual aid support networks, neighborhood networks, volunteers (or wage earners), food banks, the entire vast apparatus that emerged in a few weeks to contain the disastrous economic and social consequences that the pandemic has caused, have captured the attention of many, be it due to altruism, or due to pure and simple necessity. And it is normal, given that as in any crisis that the capitalist system goes through, the most serious consequences are suffered to a greater extent by those who prior to the crisis were already fucked, that is, the poor, in Madrid or in Sevastopol. Capitalists follow a simple logic: socialize losses, when they exist, and hoard profits, always. It is a logic that goes across a society divided between exploited and exploiters, between governed and governors.

Incendiary Dialogues

Incendiary Dialogues

From Attaque

We present a new book from Internacional Negra Ediciones [Black International Editions], an internationalist project for anarchic diffusion that, from informal and sedicious anarcho-insurrectionary wills, resurges once again in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian with a new title: «Incendiary Dialogues: for the propagation of anarchic sedition», based in the epistolary exchange between Alfredo Cóspito, Gustavo Rodríguez y Gabriel Pombo da Silva, around the course of their anarchic war.

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