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

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

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#Amsterdam, #Netherlands: Open call for the protest gathering in solidarity with the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa

Amsterdam. Netherlands. Neither Iran, nor Greece, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa should stay in the Netherlands. Open call for the protest gathering in solidarity with the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa. 7th November, at 14:00 in DAM square of Amsterdam.

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Bittersweet Notes for Our Season: Towards a Cartography of the Fragment & an End to the Social

Why this piece? Why this scattered scope of linking concepts? Why any essay at all? Is it another rancorous rapture from a sad eyed liberal whining over the loss of state sanctioned rights or some lack in peaceful protests? Or yet another tirade from fringe seeking far-right isolates who consistently confuse their rhetoric and tactics as something other than counterrevolutionary and niche? The aim here is to circumvent both of these camps of depoliticization and partied lifestyle-ism. We find Fred Moten and Giorgio Agamben to be extremely referential in this uprising. We seek to find a pathway through, with a myriad of thinkers and works, to better connect our positionality to that of a generalized insurgency of fragments. We aim to initiate and build a new cartography of the fragment: understanding that our maps and relations cannot cover everything. Nor do we wish them to. The social, in addition to capital, is one of our largest obstacles to overcome in this process towards the open. The stunted and divisive rhetorical dance of COVID-19’mask or no mask’ speaks to this terrain of socialized war. Under this socioeconomic hold, individuals recalculate as policing bodies aimed towards restoration and stabilization. We must be clear; we have no answers and find ourselves just as confused as the rest. Plainly put, those who claim to have answers are liars. The social, more so than not, is an unnamable. Yet, we aspire to understand our relation to the social to deactivate it and also to this uprising in the hopes of seeing it become something larger in scale and intensity. Over the last few months we have scribbled notes down on book linings, on invoices from work, on discarded trash blowing in the wind, on our flesh, on the tongues of lovers and on late-night computer screens to construct this piece. This is the first installment of this collection of fragmented notes. Why fragmented notes? Because we dont proclaim this to be a complete program to follow. Its a fragmented sketch of a map, antithetical in form to Borges’ map in On the Exactitude of Science.” All the while holding true to the fact that ideas of wholeness and oneness are fictions of the state, Empire. From this we point ourselves towards the creative work of constructing a cartography of incompleteness. We hope this loose map of notes opens connective pathways to thoughts and possible lines of flight out of this hell. In the cleansing elements of destruction and regeneration, in fire and water, we greet you, friends.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal: Casting Off the Shadows of Slavery – From One Struggle to Another – Lessons From the First Abolition Movement

In 1981, Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death by a “hanging judge” for the killing of a white police officer in Philadelphia. In 2000, Amnesty International found that the case “was irredeemably tainted by politics and race and failed to meet international fair trial standards.” Mumia forms part of the generation of Black radicals on whom the state tested law-and- order propaganda and lockdown in the ’60s — a prelude to the carceral repression it would deploy against poor Black and Brown urban communities in the 1980s and 1990s. On death row, Mumia became a writer of great literary power, and we are pleased to present this piece as part of Abolition for the People.

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Shaka Shakur: Faultlines of National Oppression and Class Contradictions

Oppressive power, oppressive governments, the elites, the privileged, those who benefit from the status quo and the institutions that move to protect, facilitate and reinforce the status quo always move to kkkriminalize those who rebel against or attack them. This has been the case throughout history. Those in power – particularly oppressive power – get to make the rules and have those rules legitimized, often through force or coercion: prison.

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On The Limits Of Identity Politics

This piece was written and edited by a loose BIPOC collective out of the Bay Area and levels a critique of modern identity politics which traces new lines of revolt and recuperation following the George Floyd rebellion.

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#Lyon, #France: evacuation of Collège Maurice Scève

Lyon. France. Press release following the evacuation of the Collège sans frontières Maurice Scève by the collective support migrants Lyon Croix-Rousse, October 28, 2020.

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#Naples October 23rd: The time of class struggle in white gloves is about to end

During the late evening of 23 October this blog commented on its facebook page (without too many worries) what was happening in the streets and squares of Naples:

“… And if everything will be locked down, the Neapolitan proletariat and unemployed people, accustomed to “inventing fatigue”, will not know how to put bread at the table. Behind the revolt there may be the long hand of the Camorra or the usual strong powers that have always been in collusion with the Camorra. But if the proletarian anger of Naples is in the square tonight, no lockdown and no exploitation will be able to contain it. Government Conte, De Luca, Confindustria and Camorra YOU CANNOT CONTAIN IT, sooner or later it will explode like a bomb in your hand.“

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#Calais, #France: the saga of evictions continues

Calais. France. On October 22, 2020, the Prefecture of Pas de Calais once again proceeded with the eviction and mass destruction of a camp. It was a place called “Unicorn Jungle”, where nearly 300 exiled people were surviving, according to the distribution of tents made by Utopia 56 a week earlier. Once again, the associations denounced the brutality and inefficiency of these operations. They do not respect the fundamental rights of the exiled.

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