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Anarchist Initiative #Ljubljana: This is just the beginning

Ljubljana. Slovenia. Statement of the Anarchist Initiative Ljubljana. In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, including those in Slovenia, the state of emergency there is once again being considerably aggravated, which affects, among other things, the right to assemble. The government’s repression is also directed specifically against anarchist comrades.

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Gustavo Rodriguez: The heuristic capacity of Anarchy

We are working on a translation of  “Anarchy in times of pandemic”, a brochure by Gustavo Rodriguez. The following is an excerpt from the brochure that was send to us.

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“The people don’t need permission to feed each other” – #Santiago de #Chile’s community kitchens amid the #pandemic and #uprising

As a result of the October 2019 uprising, millions of Chileans have reconceptualized what it means to live and to fight. A new generation of frontliners has emerged as protesters learn to carve out territories for unauthorized public activities and defend them against the police.

But the COVID quarantine measures suspended the October revolt. After months without substantial protests or public activity, hunger protests and olla comunes (community kitchens) emerged throughout Santiago in response to food shortages and the COVID economic crisis. Police deployed the same dispersal tactics they used during the uprising  against both the hunger protests and community kitchens. Police violence against community relief efforts sparked public outrage, especially one video showing a guanaco (armored water cannon truck) running over an olla comun table covered with food.

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Class War 11/2020: Capitalism Kills – Class struggle in times of Plague Inc.

CLASS WAR’s new bulleytin: Class struggle in times of Plague Inc. Weeks and Months that Shook the World. “War against the virus” is the continuation of the permanent war waged against us.

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#COVID19 #Madrid: The neighborhood associations of #Villaverde, #Usera, #Vallecas and #Carabanchel rise up against the proposal of selective confinements

Madrid. Spain. The neighborhood associations of Carabanchel, Villaverde, Usera, Puente and Villa de Vallecas categorically rejected the proposal of selective confinement of their neighborhoods to stop the advance of Covid-19. About thirty of these groups, together with the FRAVM, made the “Manifesto for the Dignity of the South in the face of the second wave” public, a forceful writing that reviews a good part of the endemic problems and the abandonment of the Administration that these districts have suffered for decades and serves to confront the “stigmatization, exclusion and territorial discrimination”. We do not share everything in the following statement, even reject some parts (like the part about sharing a police station in Usera and Villaverde). Still we think its an important read about the growing resistance in Madrid against classist cofinement measures in the framework of COVID-19.

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#Barcelona, #Raval: #Massana school occupation

Barcelona. The abandoned Massana School, has been occupied for a soup kitchen and emergency accommodation.

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Abolitionism against #pandemic – Policing in the #Philippines

The demand for abolition becomes urgent in the face of a highly militarized response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.

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Julien Coupat et al: Things seen

Julien Coupat was one of the accused of the so-called “Tarnac” group. He is the author, along with others, of this text on “things seen” of May and August 2020.

What have we seen in the last six months, since the emergence of the virus, since the avalanche of transformations it has produced? How to prevent the weight of habit and the force of amnesia from accustoming us to what was then new, unthinkable, terrifying? While it undoubtedly calls for other observations, other records and other re-considerations, this text offers a journey through the times in order to avoid, with the passage of time, that the extraordinary molt into the ordinary and that the fearsome becomes legal.

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