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Tristan Leoni: #Iraq, from riot to impossible reform – Part 2: 2019 Political reform or civil war?

After the revolts of October 2018, Iraq experienced twelve months of relative calm. However, basically the economic and social situation remained broadly the same. Iraq didn’t experience a new wave of protests until October 2019, which initially turned out to be very similar to the previous one. What is new, however, is the magnitude and intensity of the mobilization, the level of violence used by the demonstrators and the level of repression. After a break of a few weeks due to a Shiite pilgrimage, the protest, which looked like extinguished, resumed but appeared to be transformed, on both form and content, and both in terms of demands and sociology of the participants. As the weeks passed, and despite the deaths, the fatigue and the phases of retreat, the movement continues in a quasi-routine of demonstrations and riots… but it can’t find a way out. Although the Prime Minister has promised to meet the demands of the protesters, he was forced to throw in the towel at the end of November, plunging Iraq further into uncertainty. At the time of writing, the mobilization continues.

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The Rise of Black Counter-Insurgency

Introduction

From May 26 to June 1, 2020, a Black led multi-racial proletarian rebellion burned down police stations, destroyed cop cars, attacked police, redistributed goods, and took revenge for the murder of countless Black and non-Black people by the police. By the first week of June, everything seemed to have changed, everyone seemed to have forgotten that any of this happened, and instead we became good protestors, we became non-violent, and we became reformists. Instead of attacking police, we endured countless marches with no point other than to continue marching. From revolutionary abolitionists, we became reformist abolitionists. What happened? 

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Tristan Leoni: #Iraq, From riot to impossible reform – Part One: Rage and Fire 2018

I stopped in elementary school, but I already knew how to shoot with a Kalashnikov. We were training in the neighborhood.

A Basra resident, former militiaman
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Out Now: 325 #12 – ‘Against the Fourth and Fifth Industrial Revolutions’ (ACN)

Presenting 56 pages of anti-organisational, insurrectional, anti-civilisation anarchy of the 21st Century. A collection of critical texts and letters from anarchist points of view examining the new changes in production and social control brought about by new technologies which are ushering in a totalising prison-world and the advance of smarter-than-human machines.

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Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement: “Freedom is not, nor was it ever, something for white people to bestow upon us. It is, and always has been, something that must be taken.” – An Interview

A conversation about the ongoing uprising after cops murdered George Floyd, COVID 19 and Abolitionism with a few comrades of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement.

The German version of this interview will be published in the next issue of Sūnzǐ Bīngfǎ 孫子兵法.

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Solidarity Poster for Mónica Caballero & Francisco Solar

Chile. On July 24, comrades Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar are arrested, accused of a series of attacks with explosive devices against the mercenaries of power and a former interior minister, Rodrigo Hinzpeter, the latter also led an anti-anarchist offensive called the Bombs Case in the year 2010.

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#Calais Migrant Solidarity: Update Supporting people in Detention

France. For everyone who has close ones in deport centers or who would like to support the people who are victims of the racist incarceration of those who don’t have the “good” papers, here is a short guide to supporting people in detention in France.

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#France / #Italy: Anarchist Comrade Carla Arrested in St. Etienne

27/28.07.2020: After almost a year and a half on the run, more precisely since February 7, 2019 when the l’Asilo Occupato was evicted and Operation Scintilla began, Carla was arrested with a European arrest warrant on Sunday, July 23rd in St. Etienne, near Lyon.

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#Hamilton, #ON: Collective Action For The Win! Hunger Strike in #Barton Quickly Forces Concessions from the Admin

Hamilton. ON. Today (july 29, 2020) at noon, we learned that four ranges on the Barton Jail’s fourth floor had resumed a hunger strike, with at least 60 prisoners confirmed to be participating.

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#Olympia, #WA, August 2: March against chemical warfare & police violence

Olympia. Washington. Call for a march against chemical warfare & police violence on Sunday, August 2nd, 2pm at Woodruff Park.

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