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In praise of folly: Frente de Artistas del Borda – Madness is not a personal fatality, it is an unheard of sensitivity

“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.”

Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

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#NoG20: “To our Compas in #BuenosAires“ – about the #G20 in #Hamburg

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.

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Scott Nappalos: Anarchist Social Organization in #Argentina

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.

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LETTER BY ANARCHIST COMRADE DIEGO, FROM THE MAXIMUM-SECURITY PENITENTIARY OF MARCOS PAZ

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

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Statement by Anarchist Federation of #Rosario on #SantiagoMaldonado

We  publish the recent statement by the comrades of the Anarchist Federation of Rosario (FAR), Argentina on the confirmation of the death of the militant anarchist Santiago Maldonado.

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Anarchists on #SantiagoMaldonado: We Can Still be Worse

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Reflections and considerations on the month following the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado.

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#Amsterdam, September 15, Info Evening: Anarchists from #Argentina; Struggles and Repression

Anarchist comrades talk about the situation, struggles and repression in Argentina over the last few years. The info event will take place on September 15, 2017, 07:30pm (19:30) in Bollox, Eerste Schinkelstraat 14-16, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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#IRPGF Statement on the Forced Disappearance of the Argentinian Anarchist Comrade #SantiagoMaldonado

Statement by the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrila Forces (IRPGF) on the Forced Disappearance of the Argentinian Anarchist Comrade Santiago Maldonado.

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#Panaji #India: 25 Posters in Solidarity With Comrade Santiago Maldonado

Anarchist activist Santiago Maldonado is missing since cops raided Mapuche activists in Cushamen, Argentina on August 1. In Panaji, India did a solidarity action.

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Image: Santiago Maldonado

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#Argentina: Anarchist #SantiagoMaldonado Still Missing After Police Raid Against Mapuche Activists

People were beaten, houses were burned, antique furniture burned, books were lost forever. Hurricane Gendarmerie went through the town of Cushamen last Monday causing devastation in the name of the Benetton fashion corporation, and one person is still missing — anarchist solidarity activist Santiago Maldonado.

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