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Amador Fernández-Savater: Questions engendered by a #virus

A transcription (in translation) of a talk by Amador Fernández-Savater at a colloquium held in Madrid at Espacio La Atenea, “To Inhabit and to govern uncertainty. Reflecting together in confusing times ”. Wednesday, July 15.

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#Madrid: Imminent threat of eviction of the Ateneo Libertario de Vallekas – Demo on September 16

Madrid. Spain. At the end of August we received a nice notification from the court that on September 16th the police and the locksmith would come to the space to proceed with the eviction. Our space, the Ateneo Libertario de Vallekas, has been serving for two years as a place for activities, debates, assemblies, gymnasium and a meeting point for various libertarian initiatives.

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Stuart Christie, the Eternal Young Rebel Always in the Fight for Life

Stuart Christie was born in Glasgow in 1946, too late to enlist in the International Brigades and go off and fight alongside the Spanish republicans in the 1936-39 war. As a child, though, he befriended some Scottish miners who had fought with the International Brigades in that faraway war that he was to take so closely to his heart. A war for ideals that were and are universal. He used to listen in wonder to the tales they used to tell. Taking a pride in them. Such conversations moulded his sensibility to life and struggle.

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Spanish state: What is behind the campaign against squatting?

So-called Spain. Panic wave. The looming economic crisis has begun to negatively affect the real estate market: rental prices are falling, rents are falling.

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Billy the Kid, #Podemos and the Corruption of Power

Spanish state. The state torturer Antonio González Pacheco, better known by his nickname Billy el Niño (Billy the Kid) died of coronavirus on May 7th in Madrid, at the age of 73. Like his old master Franco, he died in bed without being brought to trial for his crimes. In the 1970s he was a torturer under the Franco regime and then continued in this career during the “democratic transition”. He joined the police in the 1960s and became an inspector in 1971 and was in charge of a special brigade which investigated and arrested opponents of the Franco regime. He got his nickname from the habit of twirling his pistol in front of prisoners, and was involved in tortures like beating them whilst they were tied to a radiator or hanging from a bar, or on the soles of the feet, or forcing their heads under water. He is alleged to have been involved in the torture of hundreds.

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#Madrid – Series of lectures: “Anarchy in times of pandemic”

Madrid. A series of lectures about anarchy in times of pandemic will take place on August 7 and August 21.

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1936, the revolution of those without a name

The events of July 18, 19 and 20, 1936 constitute one of the most over-interpreted events in our history and at the same time, more than eighty years later, they continue to be tremendously unknown.

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Raoul Vaneigem: “Salute to Diego”

There is no ordinary existence that doesn’t secretly contain a treasure. It most often escapes us when the key to the dreams with which our childhood plays gets lost. Adult age deliberately loses it, because education tries so hard to steal it from us. History has to shake us so that suddenly we recover it.

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#Spain: About the Imminent Transfer of Anarchist Prisoner Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

26.06.2020: In view of the imminent transfer of our anarchist comrade, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, we warn you that if letters are sent to him at the Badajoz prison, they will probably be returned or lost.

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#Madrid: The High Court of Justice rules that the eviction of #LaIngobernable was illegal – “We are preparing a very special return”

Madrid. The Madrid High Court of Justice (TSJM) ruled on two appeals filed by La Ingobernable in June and November 2019, confirming that the Madrid City Council did not have the legitimacy to carry out the eviction but claiming that “the damages are not irreparable”.

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