Three years ago, on July 13, 2019 in the state of Washington, the antifascist anarchist Willem Van Spronsen fought his last battle in an armed attentat against a migrant detention center. An article by anarchist prisoner Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis.
Photo: Graffiti in memory of the anarchist Willem Van Spronsen on the facade of the Bouboulina Anacatelliana building (August 2019)
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Mexico City. The Anarchist Federation of Mexico presents the 11th Fair of Anarchist Books Publications. February 19, 2022. CSL-REM: Donceles #10, second floor (Bellas Artes metro stop).
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The repressive social enchantment that kept the greater part of the outmoded international left pacified has vanished. Beneath the “Cuban Revolution”, and against the grain of its benign image, the “Cuban State” has emerged publicly, in all its crudeness and repressive grandiloquence. The same Cuban state that created – in order to confront Yankee imperialism – an omnipresent political police that fights the society kept under its control. The same Cuban state that destroyed – in the name of socialism – all popular and workers organizations that, with their histories of struggle, made the declared socialist conquests a daily reality. That same Cuban state that has turned solidarity into an internationally renown branding, at the cost of keeping us sunk in mistrust and fear among neighbors. The same Cuban state that – in the midst of the intensified Yankee blockade – builds more hotels for foreign tourists than infrastructures to produce food, fruits and milk. The same Cuban state that has produced the only vaccines in Latin America against covid-19, but maintains its health personnel in a condition of salaried employees of the political police.
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In the eventuality capitalism maintains its stranglehold on the planet, the official histories of the present moment of resistance, decades from now, will claim that the battles raging around us began with the economic recession of 2008 and were further exacerbated by a second recession in 2020. The reason for this framing is fairly obvious: it obscures longer histories of revolt, particularly the exact forerunners of greater rebellions; and it portrays us, the plebes, as simple mechanical accessories that only enter into dysfunction when the economy fails to produce abundance, as though we were just puppets dancing on the strings of finance.
Continue reading Charting Revolt – Resisting the Tendency Towards Reactionary Sociology – By Peter Gelderloos
Prisons, cameras, police, snitches, drones, debts and mortgages, employment contracts have been some of its devices and mechanisms to reduce our lives to the sad imperative of producing and consuming. Even in this desolate landscape, surrounded by concrete, smog, buildings and honking, there are bodies that resist. From the resistances and uprisings, from the dissidents and desertions of the constituted orders, we have built and won friendships in all territories and at all times, from the most remote to those nearest. We inherit the conviction of those who have made their lives a permanent conflict, always disobedient to the logic of power and capital. The coherence of living and fighting is a flame that spreads and encourages us to continue.
Continue reading #Chile: Road Block and banner drop [I. W. S. W. A. P.] in solidarity with anarchist #prisoners Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar
On when solidarity turns us into accomplices and we smile happy to be there. Fight against repentance!
Brief words answering the call for international solidarity with the anarchist prisoners of the world. An instance of anti-prison reflection.
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