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#Italy: State of resuscitation – An article about the recent situation and the revolt in #Naples

Naples. Italy. The general crisis – health, economic, institutional–continues to tighten its grip. We are just at the start. And the stench of the spectre of semi-lockdown, which will be worse than the first, is starting to be felt.

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While politicians claim „No more #Moria“…

Lesvos. Greece. At 6:30h this morning (October 30, 2020), police started the eviction of PIKPA. „They knocked on our door and told us to hurry. The whole situation was really stressful. They scared me and my kids“, tells us Marjan at the phone. She lived in PIKPA until the Greek police kicked her and her family out today.

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Grazia Tanta: The financial system, the first global dictator – 1

The effects of capitalism result from its logic of infinite growth for the value created, taking the production of useful goods and services for Humanity as a subsequent and not the central objective. At the top of the decisions are intelligent evildoers and ambitious imbeciles whose only aim is to create value, in the case of so-called entrepreneurs or, to raise GDP in the case of political classes. 

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Text from Francesca from the prison of Latina

Italy. A text from one of the anarchist “Operazione Bialystock” prisoners, Francesca Cerrone.

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EVERYBODY OUT! – Resources for a Season of Post-Election Unrest

Whether Trump tries to steal the election or Biden wins and tries to continue the same policies, we can come together to stop them. Here, we offer a selection of resources to prepare for post-electoral unrest, including posters, primers on protest and security skills, and information about what different groups are organizing around the country. Everybody out!

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Giorgio Agamben: When the House is on Fire

“Nothing I’m doing makes any sense if the house is on fire.” Yet even when the house is on fire it is necessary to continue as before, to do everything with care and precision, perhaps even more so than before—even if no one notices. Perhaps life itself will disappear from the face of the earth, perhaps no memory whatsoever will remain of what has been done, for better or for worse. But you continue as before, it is too late to change, there is no time anymore.

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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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