Athens, Greek territory: We publish a statement which was written by Vasilis Fatsis. Vasilis started a hunger strike in Korydallos prison today.Continue reading #Athens: Vasilis Fatsis started hunger strike in #Korydallos prison
German territory, Rhineland: More and more local groups start to organize a bus for the Ende Gelaende action next month. The Ende Gelaende action days of massive disobedience against capitalism and for climate justice in Rhine Land (The area where the Hambacher forest is located) will take place from June 19 until June 24.Continue reading #EndeGelaende June 19 – 24: Busses from nine countries! This year also a bus from #Madrid
The following piece was published on Lundi Matin (Which is believed to be close with the Invisible Committee) on May 20. “All political thought, Marxist, revolutionary, anarchist, etc., is locked in the liberal economic prison. It has never left the 18th century of “Scottish materialism”.”
The uprising of the Yellow Vests can be interpreted as a resurgence of the oldest revolt movements – an emotion or a peasant revolt, a symptomatic resurgence of the state of enlightened despotism (for the economy) regained, a characteristic resurgence of the former regime ending configuratized as liberal technocracy (Physiocrats, Thermidorians or Versailles) and brought following counter-revolutionary movements to life.
Or, rather, this uprising can also be interpreted as the first insurrection of a new revolutionary era, the era of the revolution of the revolution – symptomatic of a new political era that emerges by dissolving or destituting liberal hegemony.Continue reading The #YellowVests #insurrection and the revolution of the #revolution – “Will the #GJ’s help us to break out of the efficiency paradigm?”
Santiago, Chile: On May 16, 23 inmates of 3H North unit of the High Security Prison began an indefinite liquid and hunger strike as part of the national resistance movement in prisons.Continue reading Hunger Strike Begins at High Security Prison in #Santiago, #Chile
I concluded Volume One of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas with excerpts from Errico Malatesta’s inspiring piece, “Toward Anarchy.” Often mistranslated as “Toward Anarchism,” Malatesta’s article was originally published in La Questione Sociale, No. 14, in December 1899, which Malatesta was then editing from Paterson, New Jersey. It was first translated into English in Man!, published out of San Francisco, in April 1933. Here I present the complete article, with a corrected translation by Davide Turcato. This translation of “Toward Anarchy” is included in Volume IV of theComplete Works of Malatesta, edited and compiled by Davide Turcato, and published by AK Press. Here, Malatesta presents not only a succinct definition of “anarchy” as conceived by the anarchists, but also of his “experimental” method, a non-dogmatic approach to revolutionary change by which one always seeks to achieve as much freedom as possible, given the circumstances in which one must work.
Robert GrahamContinue reading #Malatesta: Toward Anarchy (1899)
From Ballast, an excerpt from Raoul Vaneigem’s most recent essay, which we present below in translation.Continue reading Raoul Vaneigem: A radical politics of life
German mainstream media reported today that internal documents of police authorities show cops are preparing a massive police operation against the Fusion Festival in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Police authorities even asked for assistance from the German army. Police also gave sensitive documents non-blackened to a violent far right offender at a police academy. The authoritarian state is marching: A free space of the political left is being attacked. Fusion is not only a place of celebration, but also of networking, a place of lived utopia beyond capitalist and repressive normality. Tens of thousands of people attend at the yearly festival.Continue reading German territory: Police authorities are attacking the #FusionFestival
Last night (May 19) at 8:30 PM local time, the remaining 47 of 65 rescued people onboard the Sea-Watch 3 were disembarked safely, and in close cooperation with the Italian Coast Guard, on the island of Lampedusa. This fourth disembarkation of rescued people by a civil rescue ship in Italy this year proves once more that the talk of closed ports is just that: talk. However, Sea-Watch 3 has officially been taken into “probationary confiscation”.Continue reading #SeaWatch3 Disembarks 65 Survivors in #Lampedusa – Italian authorities seizes rescue vessel
Netherlands: JaKra! is initiated by KSU Den Haag (The Hague Squatting Info Centre). In this book project we would like to look back on a number of developments and events in the past year, together with squatters and housing activists in different places.Continue reading #Netherlands: JaKra! squatting yearbook 2018 released
Durban, South Africa: Shortly after the arrest of the eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede, our offices in Durban were broken into. Two hard drives and an external drive were taken, but cash and easily saleable items like cameras and a television were left. It was clear that the thieves were looking for information and not money. We strongly suspect that this break-in was linked to our opposition to the mayor.Continue reading South Africa: Attacks on #Abahlali continue in #Durban