A podcast by Subversion 1312. Linda speaks with John about ZAD.
After many demonstrations in cities across the German state Bavaria, more than 40.000 people took the streets in Munich earlier today. The authoritarian CSU, Bavaria’s sister party of Merkel’s CDU and coalition party in the German federal government, is governing Bavaria with an absolute majority but resistance is growing.
Berlin: One day before the start of the chaos and discussion days, cops yesterday raided the anarchist library Kalabalik and 4 private apartments. Demo on May 12.
For the last two months Souls of Sarajevo a group formed of local and international volunteers has been helping to deal with the influx of refugees coming into Bosnia and namely Sarajevo.
The BEK collective opened a new squat-social center in Zagreb in so-called Croatia. The collective is calling for support.
Welcome to the 8th anniversary podcast mini-sode special!
The remarkable “recovered factories” (fábricas recuperadas) movement saw hundreds of closed factories reopened by the workers, run democratically, creating jobs and helping working class and poor communities. It showed that there is only so much protesting can accomplish – at some point you have to create something new. But it also shows it is essential that such alternative sites of production form alliances with, and become embedded, in other movements of the working class, poor and peasantry, including unions and unemployed movements. This assists them in building larger struggles, and provides them with some protection from the capitalist market and the state. It is meanwhile important for unions and social movements to start to systematically develop alternatives to capitalist- and state- run social services and media. However, it is simply impossible to escape capitalism by creating cooperatives, social centres or alternative spaces –almost all means of production remain in ruling class hands, secured by force and backed by huge bureaucracies. It is essential to build a mass revolutionary front of unions and other movements, embracing popularly-run social services, media and production, and aiming at complete socialisation of the economy and of decision-making through a revolutionary rupture.
Continue reading Resist-Occupy-Produce: What can Anarchists and Syndicalists Learn from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina?
Call to support the J 20 defendants: “To vanquish the J20 prosecution is to help topple the AmericanState, by attacking them at a point where they are weak. Where we
exploit the State’s weakness, we show our strength. And the strength of
all revolutionary struggle and every liberatory movement. (…) We are calling for an unrelenting, diffuse, solidarity campaign until our comrades are entirely released from their present repressive situation. For an up-tick of visibility to pervade our movements worldwide, and for concentrated actions in the days ahead of the May 14th trial, and then more one or two weeks ahead of each subsequent trial if the trials persist. “
London UK: Anti-fascists used a variety of different tactics to oppose Tommy Robinson’s “Day for Freedom” on Sunday May 6.
This is episode number 11 of “B(A)D NEWS – Angry voices from around the world”, a news program from the international network of anarchist and anti-authoritarian radios, consisting of short news segments from different parts of the world.