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Tunisia January 26: A Day of Rage

Tunisia. Tunis. January 26. 2021. Confidence vote for the government reshuffle, parliament besieged by young people from popular neighborhoods and opposition movements, repression and arrests.

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A Second Wind of the Tunisian Spring: 10 Years later

Tunisia. Habib Bourguiba Avenue, Tunis – a street that once bustled with hopeful revolutionaries chanting slogans of freedom and liberty in front of the Ministry of Interior – is now a bleak and empty bastion of the same ministry that has reverted back to the ways of the old Regime. The street is filled with police barricades, armored vehicles and lots of policemen in uniform and undercover. This show of force sends a clear message, the regime is here to stay.

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The Death of Comandante Ismael: ¡La Lucha Sigue, Compañero!

Chiapas. An immense sadness overcame many Zapatistas and their supporters the world over upon hearing the news that Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) Comandante Ismael passed away in the early morning hours of Januray 19, 2021 after a battle with liver cancer over the last two years. The Mexican daily _La Jornada_ reported that the native of Hermenegildo Galeana community in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas leaves behind a wife and eight children.

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Brussels: Massive repression against demonstration against the class and racist judiciary

Brussels. Belgium. On Sunday, January 24, 2021, a rally was held on Albertine Square in Brussels to denounce racism and the class character of the Belgian justice system. A similar action had been banned by the Mayor of Brussels on December 5, 2020. Although this time the rally was not outright banned, it was not allowed either. The political authorities and the police were therefore free to repress the event whenever they felt like it.

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Anarchist Reorientation in the Time of COVID

So-called Canada. The situation changes quickly. Along with everyone else, I follow it avidly and share updates, watch our lives change from day to day, get bogged down in uncertainty. It can feel like there is only a single crisis whose facts are objective, allowing only one single path, one that involves separation, enclosure, obedience, control. The state and its appendages become the only ones legitimate to act, and the mainstream media narrative with the mass fear it produces swamps our ability for independent action.

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Corona Riots in the Netherlands: “The government has stolen millions from families, they have destroyed families”


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Since last weekend, there has been unrest in the Netherlands. In Urk, fascists and lateral thinkers burned down a Corona test street on Saturday. In Amsterdam and Eindhoven, riots broke out on Sunday after far-right groups like PEGIDA-NL and lateral thinkers (1) called for demonstrations against the curfew in both cities. The strange Querfront mix in the Netherlands at these types of demonstrations is similar to that in Germany and Austria. What is different is that youths hijacked the lateral-thinkers protests in Eindhoven on Sunday. Some fascist hooligans complained on social media that they were beaten up by migrant youths in the process. In some videos, youths chanted anti-Semitic slurs. So these are all far-right and anti-Semitic youth? No, but even though I of course condemn all far-right and anti-Semitic behavior, it’s not that simple. It is a difficult and complex situation. An attempt to explain the Corona riots in the Netherlands.

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China: the repression against the Uighurs

Xinjiang, or Chinese Turkestan as it was once known, has been a Chinese sphere of influence for many centuries. Lying to the west of China, it was through the oases cities that the silk route to the West ran. It was fought over by different Chinese dynasties in their wars with the Xiongnu tribal confederacy to the north, and then with successor steppe empires.

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“We must work to break the chains that make us slaves” – New text from Xinachtli

“…We must work to break the chains that make us slaves…”

Ricardo Flores Magon, Mexican revolutionary anarchist, assassinated at Leavenworth, Kansas Federal Prison, Nov. 21 1922
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Transnational Call For Donations And Support From Ljubljana

Ljubljana. Slovenia. A video from the demonstration on January 22, 2021, against the eviction of Autonomous Factory ROG and a transnational call for donations and support.

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Cardiff, UK: Justice For Mohamud

UK. On the 9th of January, Mohamud Mohammed Hassan was murdered by the South Wales Police in Cardiff. Communities across the city soon rallied to oppose this blatant, horrible act of racism, with a fundraiser for Mohamud’s family reaching its goal of £30,000 within two days, and the hashtag ‘#Justice4Mohamud’ quickly spreading like wildfire throughout social media. The most overt response was, however, a series of large protests outside the Cardiff Bay police station from the 12th until the 16th of January. The response of the police and the media to both Mohamud’s death and to the protests provide a damning exposure of the role of both of these institution in, and their allegiance to, a racist, colonialist system.

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