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On the death of Bernd Heidbreder

And always the same image. One has two eyes too many. Sometimes, only at night, you think you know the way. Maybe we always return the path which we have laboriously won in the alien sun at night. It could be. The sun is heavy, as with us in the deep summer. But we said goodbye during the summer. The women’s dresses shine for a long time from the green. And now we ride along. So it must be autumn. At least there, where sad women know about us.

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How is it possible to write about someone you last saw more than a quarter of a century ago and whom you didn’t really know back then, even though you had experienced so much together? How to explain it, those crazy times when we all had one foot in prison every day and still went to bed every night with peace of mind. I recently met an old companion by chance right in front of my apartment building in Kreuzberg, and we talked about “the three” from K.O.M.I.T.E.E., about old connections that were cut off because of the escape, about the twisted paths that some of the old companions used to keep in touch with the comrades over the years. There is still much that cannot be told publicly, even if it seems that the efforts of the German judiciary to get hold of the three do not seem to be crowned with success at the moment. A few months ago, the initiative “Bring The Boys Back Home” was even born, with the aim of enabling the three to return to Germany legally.

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Berlin: Banner for Bernd Heidbreder!

Berlin. Last week we learned that Bernd passed away in Merida, Venezuela after 26 years on the run. Even though we did not know Bernd personally, this news saddens and shakes us. That’s why we put up a transpi at Skalitzer Park in the night of May 31st to June 1st. In this way we also want to express our sympathy for his friends and comrades.

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Civil War in #Venezuela: An Economic and Human Catastrophe

The latest news coming from Venezuela tells us that in Caracas and elsewhere, the demonstrations for, and against, the Maduro government are carrying on. The army, which largely supports the elected President, is dealing brutally with demonstrators and the death toll on the streets has reached several dozen.

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Statement on #Venezuela From Chilean Libertarian Communists

The following is a statement on the current political crisis and U.S. backed coup underway in Venezuela produced by Solidaridad, a libertarian communist political organization in Chile.

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Neither Dictatorship Nor Democracy, Our Proposal Is Conflict: Statement by Anarchists in #Venezuela

Venezuela: Neither Dictatorship, nor democracy. For self-organization and intensification of social conflict.

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#Venezuela: Neither #Maduro nor #Guaidó have anything to offer the working-class

In the past few days Venezuela’s latest political drama has fluttered across the world press. On January 23 Washington declared that it recognizes Juan Guaidó, the leader of Venezuela’s opposition, as the country’s legitimate president with Trump stating “The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law…

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On Popular Power in #Venezuela: A Statement by Uruguayan Anarchists

The political situation in Venezuela continues to be embattled and the legacy of Chavismo is one that remains contested and debated on the left. We republish this translated statement by the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) with their perspectives on the current situation.

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#Venezuela: Anarchists Framed, Detained and Tortured by Maduro’s Police

See Sharp Press received this a few days ago from our Venezuelan comrades connected with El Libertario. It begins with a note from our compañeros/as announcing a series of pieces on the current rebellion and repression — arrests, beatings, and torture — of anarchist and other protesters by the “leftist” Maduro regime, and expressing thanks to those who spread this information. Update Read also this: El Libertario: Beware Venezuela’s False ‘Anarchists’

 

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The ‘Madurization’ of Chavismo: Anarchist Statement on #Venezuela

Statement from the Anarchist Federation of Central America and the Caribbean on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, its origins, and the need to resist both the Bolivarian government and its right-wing opposition.

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