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IGDCAST: Anarchist Organizing and Solidarity Inside and Outside of Mexican Prisons

This is a special IGDCAST with Sofi, an anarchist compañera from Mexico City who is deeply involved in a variety of solidarity and organizing efforts with anarchist prisoners in Mexico. The audio interview is in Spanish, while below is an English transcription, along with two song MP3s you can download separately. If you want to see more in depth reporting on what is happening in Mexico, be sure to support our Mexico trip fundraiser.

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#Hambacher: #ABC Rhineland With More Details About Release Of Hodei, Siao & Maya

After they were imprisoned for 3 weeks, Hodei, Siao and Maya were released out of prison yesterday. ABC Rhineland now published a few more details about the release of the 3  Hambacher activists.

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Letter from anarchist comrade Siao, released today after being imprisoned for defending #Hambacher Forest

We publish the letter of anarchist activist Siao. They where imprisoned on December 1, but released today. All Hambacher prisoners that were arrested on December 1 and December 3 are released now. The letter was written during the time Siao was in prison.

Although cops evicted activists at Hambacher forest several times, parts of the forest are still occupied. The massive repression against activists did not stop the actions. The resistance against the destruction of the forest near Cologne, Germany continues. 

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Misunderstanding syndicalism

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“The claim that “syndicalist unions broke off from mainstream federations to form ‘purely revolutionary’ unions, cutting themselves off from the mass of workers” doesn’t hold up, though it does conform to the Leninist orthodoxy of “Left-Wing” Communism: An Infantile Disorder. There were many countries where the syndicalist unions were the majority–such as Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru and Brazil. Syndicalist unions in South Africa, such as the Industrial Workers of Africa (modeled on the Industrial Workers of the World), were the only unions that organized native African workers, who were excluded from the white craft unions.
At the time of the mass occupation of the factories in Italy in September 1920, the USI (Italian Syndicalist Union) was claiming 800,000 members, and the factory councils formed throughout Italy in those events were mostly organized by the USI. Moreover, it was the anarcho-syndicalists who initiated a militia movement (“arditti del popolo”) to fight Mussolini’s fascist squads. But the Communists didn’t cooperate, and the Socialist Party capitulated to fascism.

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What Anarchists Have Been Saying For Years, and What Liberals Need to Start Hearing

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On Wednesday, December 7th at Texas A & M University, as FBI agents monitored hundreds of protesters from the tops of roofs, heavily armed riot police clashed with demonstrators bent on disrupting and shutting down an event organized by Preston Wiginton, a 51 year old former student of the campus and long time white supremacist. The event featured a talk by Richard Spencer, a leading ideologue within the growing “Alt-Right,” which attempts to re-brand fascist, Neo-Nazi, and white nationalist ideas for the millennial generation in order to create an all-white fascist “ethno-state.”

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About Anarchism, by Nicolas Walter

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About Anarchism (written by Nicolas Walter) is one of the finest short introductions to the basic concepts, theories and practical applications of anarchism. First written in the 60s, it has yet to be surpassed. This new edition includes an introduction by his daughter, the British feminist author Natasha Walter. Download the free PDF file.

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