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On political clowns and why we don’t need them [Osterholz Forest, Wuppertal, Germany]

Wuppertal. Germany. Black-Green (CDU and Greens) has reacted to the Osterholz court decision from the Higher Administrative Court in Münster. The CDU, the party for which one of the managing directors of the Oetelshofen lime works, Moritz Iseke, sat in the environmental committee of the city of Wuppertal until the last election (The thing to put the fox in charge of the henhouse), finds that after the court decision all must accept the further destruction of our livelihood. The Greens of Wuppertal seem to suffer from amnesia and state that forest protection unfortunately has no priority. Also the green mayor of Wuppertal, Uwe Schneidewind, has again and again the same memory gap in his announcements. Both forget again and again that the Wuppertal Greens were part of the majority in the Wuppertal City Council in 2019, which recommended the district government to uproot the Osterholz forest.

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The Eviction Of The Squatted “Biology Steki” Will Not Go Unanswered [Thessaloniki, Greece]

Thessaloniki. Greece. Early in the morning of New Year’s Eve, police raided an anarchist community center (“steki”) on the ground floor of a science building in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. This had been a steki for 34 years, the longest-standing occupation on any Greek university campus. Anarchist and leftist occupations of university buildings is a longstanding tradition in Greece; the 1973 national uprising against the Junta government was launched from an occupied university.

The following is a translation of the steki’s call for solidarity, which prompted the march seen here.

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Anarchist Theory and History in Global Perspective

The objective of this article is to present a summary of research carried out for some years, which culminated in the publication of the book Bandeira Negra: rediscutindo o anarquismo [Black Flag: Rediscussing Anarchism].[1] As part of a collective process of global research on anarchism, developed by researchers from different parts of the world within the Institute for Anarchist Theory and History (IATH), this book has a general objective: to answer the following question in depth, what is anarchism?

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Sudan: Anarchists against the Military Dictatorship – An Interview with Sudanese Anarchists Gathering

Yesterday (December 30, 2021) , in Sudan, during nationwide demonstrations against the military dictatorship that seized power on October 25, state forces repeatedly used live rounds against protesters, killing at least four people and wounding many more. Security forces have killed scores of demonstrators since the coup of October 25. Nevertheless, a powerful movement based in local resistance committees and courageous street demonstrations continues to resist the consolidation of power under the military. We present the following interview with anarchist participants in the demonstrations in hopes of helping people outside Sudan to understand the situation.

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