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Billy the Kid, #Podemos and the Corruption of Power

Spanish state. The state torturer Antonio González Pacheco, better known by his nickname Billy el Niño (Billy the Kid) died of coronavirus on May 7th in Madrid, at the age of 73. Like his old master Franco, he died in bed without being brought to trial for his crimes. In the 1970s he was a torturer under the Franco regime and then continued in this career during the “democratic transition”. He joined the police in the 1960s and became an inspector in 1971 and was in charge of a special brigade which investigated and arrested opponents of the Franco regime. He got his nickname from the habit of twirling his pistol in front of prisoners, and was involved in tortures like beating them whilst they were tied to a radiator or hanging from a bar, or on the soles of the feet, or forcing their heads under water. He is alleged to have been involved in the torture of hundreds.

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Illness and Capital by Alfredo M. Bonanno

A piece about illness and capital by Alfredo M. Bonanno.

The mistakes that have been made in the past on this subject come from a lack of clarity due to the Marxist interpretation. That was based on the claim to establish a DIRECT relationship between illness and capital. We think today that this relationship should be INDIRECT, i.e., by becoming aware of illness, not of illness in general as a condition of ABNORMALITY, but of my illness as a component of my life, an element of MY NORMALITY.

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France / Italy: Letter from Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Carla

On Tuesday 25 August 2020, Carla, arrested on 26 July, was finally extradited to Italy. She is now incarcerated in Vigevano prison, near Milan, in the AS3 module (alta sicurezza 3).

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#Facebook bans: This was bound to happen

August 21. 2020. There’s no denying that we as anarchists have found social media such as Facebook and Twitter to be a useful tool for disseminating our ideas*. They’ve also been invaluable in building networks of relatively like minded activists. But, and there’s always a but, being massive corporate entities, we’ve always had it in the back of our minds that at some point, our presence on these platforms would no longer be welcomed.

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Solidarity from #Philly to #Kenosha

Philadelphia. PA. August 26. 2020. The Solidarity with Kenosha, WI demo was more impressive than usual. People met up, discussed the plan, and started promptly.

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Probation Office Burned Down the Second Night of #Kenosha #Wisconsin Uprising

Kenosha, a city of about 100,000 people halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee along Lake Michigan, rose up in protest for a second night Monday and early Tuesday after Kenosha police officers shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, about 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Revolutionaries Attack Police and State Buildings Around US

Revolutionaries attacked a police union building in Portland, set fires outside a precinct in Seattle, and attacked the State Capitol building in Madison in solidarity with Jacob Blake, a Black man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Also in Denver, armed revolutionaries attacked police headquarters, set fires and injured a pig.

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The Final Straw: History Repeats Itself? – Peter Gelderloos On Where We’re At

Its not uncommon to hear pundits and regular folks making comparisons between the crises we are now facing and other historical moments, such as the 1920s in Germany or the global rebellions of the 1960s. But is this an effective approach for gauging the potential of now?

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Belarusian embassy in #Paris attacked with paint bottles

Paris. August 25. 2020. The Belarusian embassy in Paris was attacked the previous night with bottles full of paint in solidarity with anarchist prisoners in Belarus and other countries. 

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#Belarus: Laughter through rage

Belarus. August 23. 2020. Today became extremely important for the protests in the country. Despite the bad weather and whining on the Internet, a huge number of people came out in the capital and regions. In Minsk, by various estimates, there were from 100 to 200 thousand people. The regions also did not let down, and in some cities was even better than a week ago.

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