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México: Anarchist prisoner Fernando Bárcenas is free

  • Posted on: 12 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From El Libertario
by Cruz Negra Anarquista México - translated by thecollective

After spending the last 4 and a half years kidnapped in the North Prison of México City (DF), on the night of June 11th Fernando Bárcenas, returned to the streets! A group of around twenty libertarian anarchist friends travelled to the outside of the North male preventive prison (ReNo) [in DF] in order to wait for the departure of Fernando Bárcenas after four years and six months of prison.

Neither tourism or sunblock: a few reflections on what longed-for vacations hide

  • Posted on: 3 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From ediciones inéditos

Originally published in Spanish by Comunidad de Lucha (Chile) on Febr. 2nd 2018. The original text can be found here. It says in a clear and propagandistic way what Gilles Dauvé said in an long essay we recently translated here.

Getting Rid of Work

  • Posted on: 11 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From ediciones inéditos by Gilles Dauvé

What follows is a long essay by the French communization theorist, Gilles Dauvé. It is a long read, a read which varies in content and tone but a text which masterfully summarizes the communist critique of work. The original can be found here at Troploin. He also dutifully notes that without the abolition of work there can be no communist revolution or communism. We hope you enjoy reading this as much as we enjoyed translating it. ¡A la chingada con el trabajo!

Paraguay 1968--Dictatorship and Democracy: Terror, Politics and the Lie of the Vote

  • Posted on: 4 March 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

(Over the past few years, anarchists internationally have been debating the issues of democracy, pro and con. As a response I offer the following pamphlet written in 1968, by Ciriaco Duarte (1908-1996), a Paraguayan anarcho-syndicalist living in exile in Argentina at the time of its production.

The modern-day Filipino anarchists working for the common good

  • Posted on: 6 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

From CNN (translated via Pramen Sept. 28th, 2017)

Manila.

A blue, mini gas tank with a cooking dock sits on the corner of Taks Barbin’s living room. He turns the knob, put a water-filled kettle on top of the dock, and opens foldable plastic chairs, forming a circle. This living room is a modest extension of his bedroom; a space that makes up a part of the interconnected shanties that snake around one of UP Diliman’s side streets.

Catalonia after the storm: Tomás Ibáñez

  • Posted on: 17 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Autonomies

The debate among anarchists around the Catalan independence movement continues unabated. From a distance, as always, it is difficult to follow events, to grasp all that is at stake, to draw reasonably clear conclusions. It is however our conviction that the events are important (not only to understand what is going on, but also to understand the position of anarchists with regards to a mass movement of national self-determination) enough to justify our ongoing concern to present, in translation, some of the protagonists in this controversy.

We share below an essay by Tomás Ibáñez, published earlier this month, on the 1st of December, in response to an essay by Santiago López Petit, and which follows earlier interventions by him on the anarchists in the Catalan referendum.

Volcano Reclus: The mysterious anarchist volcano of Patagonia

  • Posted on: 14 July 2017
  • By: rocinante

From Stalking the Earth (via Noticias & Anarquía)

Located 25 kilometers [15.5 miles] from Torres del Paine National Park and some 125 kilometers [77.7 miles] northeast of Puerto Natales, on the basin that feeds the glacier Amalia, in the region of Magallanes, stands a mythical volcano. The first record of the volcano, dates to 1879, when the crew of the schooner Alert witnessed its eruption and named it Reclus in honor of the anarchist and celebrated founder of social geography, Élisée Reclus. Afterward, in the early years of the 20th century, the Swedish geologist P. Quense tried to locate the exact location of the eruption. However, they confused it with the hill “Mano de Diablo”.

Now: The Invisible Committee (1)

  • Posted on: 13 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Autonomies

With this post, we begin the translation into english of the Invisible Committee’s most recent essay, Maintenant/Now (following on The Coming Insurrection and To Our Friends) . And we do so because of the importance that we attribute, and have attributed, to their ongoing reflections on/interventions in our world.

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