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… libertarian socialism is the way…or as I prefer to say, libertarian solidarism, that’s where we can find the essence of a better world, the essence of a society formed from the grass roots up, through the people’s discussion, the protagonism of the people. That is the most beautiful poem of all…Now, we have to be practical but one can think that finally, after so many problems, humanity’s going to start to think and … the only way is by the people being the protagonists within an enormous mutuality…
Note from the Chilean blog PublicacionRefractario: Despite the continuous contrdictory information that hascome to us from different factions regarding the detained comrades onthe other side of the mountain range, which is related to the factthat their situation is not being publicized- their names, thecharges, everything that happened has been silenced.Continue reading Ⓐ ★ #Argentina: All 12 Anarchist Comrades Detained in November Are Being Held in Preventive Detention Ⓐ ★
We republish this statement signed by anarchist and social movement organizations around the world denouncing the current wave of repression aimed at left, anarchist and social movement organizations in Argentina.
Information about the recent repressive blow of the Argentine state (just before the start of the protestst against the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, EIE).
This year, the Argentinian government is hosting the G20, a one year process during which more than 80 meetings of G20-working groups, ministerial meetings and summits of the focus groups are taking place in our country.
International call for action: NO to the G-20 Summit in Argentina!
“In the serene world of mental illness, modern man no longer communicates with the madman: on one hand, the man of reason delegates the physician to madness, thereby authorizing a relation only through the abstract universality of disease; on the other, the man of madness communicates with society only by the intermediary of an equally abstract reason which is order, physical and moral constraint, the anonymous pressure of the group, the requirements of conformity.”
This is a detailed report and reflection on what happened before, during, and after the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. At the same time, it is a letter addressed to the activists and residents of Buenos Aires, Argentina—where the next summit (protest) will soon take place.
Today I reproduce an article by Scott Nappalos describing the approach to social change taken by the Argentine Regional Workers’ Federation (the FORA) in the early part of the 20th century. Although the FORA was an anarchist federation, it did not follow an anarcho-syndicalist approach, as it did not see the workers’ class struggle organizations as providing the basis for a post-revolutionary society. In Volume Oneof Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, I included several selections relating to this approach, including a 1925 article by Emilio López Arango and Diego Abad de Santillán on anarchism in the labour movement, where they argued that the trade union is “an economic by-product of capitalist organization… Clinging to its structures after the revolution would be tantamount to clinging to the cause that spawned it: capitalism.” I have also posted on this blog another article by López Arango on anarchism and the workers’ movement. Nappalos’ article was originally published by Ideas and Action.Nappalos has posted several translations of the writings of López Arango on the libcom.org website.
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES!!!
The State oppression generates violence which the State itself tries to repress with more violence.
They maintain order by ripping people off until those who rebel are pacified, justifying and defending their violence with their laws, which imprison you if you disagree with them. What’s the use of defending their business interests and not the people’s? Is this what you call “democracy”? Tyrants charge us with public intimidation. It’s them –police officers, prosecutors, judges– who have to be accused of public intimidation, it’s them who shoot with lead and laws to defend this dictatorship, the economic and social massacre, the profits of businessmen; they condemn us as an example of punishment, of what can happen to you if you defend yourself, if you exercise your constitutional rights, which the State itself imposes but doesn’t abide. I refer to moral rights, the interests of the whole people, necessary for a life based on values such as respect, dignity and freedom for all on equal terms and which are denied. Continue reading LETTER BY ANARCHIST COMRADE DIEGO, FROM THE MAXIMUM-SECURITY PENITENTIARY OF MARCOS PAZ