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Marcello Tari: A letter to friends from the desert

This civilisation will not come to an end because of the coronavirus. I believe that it is clear to everyone that the latter is only an epiphenomenon, but one born of the former’s arrogance, its insatiable rapacity, its injustice, because it transformed the world into a gigantic morbid factory. What else could be born, apart from the demon of total destruction, of a civilization which elevated money to the rank of absolute idol and power as the ultimate end of everything and all existence?

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#Corona Virus – Class Warfare

UK. March 30, 2020. The London Times reported on a private event held at the end of February at which government advisor Dominic Cummings explained the UK’s coronavirus response. Those present summarised his position as “herd immunity, protect the economy, and if that means some pensioners die, too bad.” A senior Conservative source described his view as “let old people die.”

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Health crisis, economic crisis and social crisis are all the same thing

A piece by the anti-state communist Carbure Blog. 16 points in times of the coronavirus.

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Legal Centre #Lesvos: Discriminatory restrictions on movement further contains migrants in unsanitary conditions and at risk of #COVID19 outbreak

Lesvos. Greece. March 30, 2020. A nationwide ban on “all unnecessary movement” has been introduced in Greece, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, the national measures fall far short of the disproportionate restrictions imposed on the migrant community three days earlier – which have effectively facilitated their mass detention in camps where hygiene conditions are dire, and where few measures have been taken to prepare for, let alone prevent, an outbreak.

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#IWW #Ireland: Capitalism is the Virus – Class Solidarity is the Cure!

Ireland. March 28, 2020. Statement by the IWW Ireland in times of the coronavirus.

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#Covid-19 lockdown in the #Philippines: #quarantine reflections

Manila. Philippines. March 30, 2020. An anarchist perspective on the COVID-19 quarantine and lock down in Metro Manila.

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#Brighton, #UK: Police and security firm evict people onto the streets in the midst of the #coronavirus #pandemic

Brighton. UK. March 26, 2020. Police and security guards have evicted a squatted homeless shelter, throwing people onto the streets as the coronavirus pandemic takes over the UK. The unbelievable eviction came one day after the government announced that people will be fined for not observing orders to stay at home.

The eviction also took place just before the government announced that it has asked all local authorities to house rough sleepers.

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Grupo Barbaria: The #Pandemics of Capital

Here’s a translation of an article published last week by Grupo Barbaria about the coronavirus and the crisis it has provoked: the causes, the social context and the prospects ahead.

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Reflections on rent strike Vancouver in times of the #coronavirus

Vancouver. BC. March 29, 2020. So called Vancouver BC has in its most recent years been a place of
relative social peace – anarchist intervention in local politics has been pushed into the shadows. After decades of insurrectionary agitation and action, things slowed down – folks left, faced repression, struggled with the daily onslaught of capitalism, or for their owns reasons took a step back. Yet in the shadows is where we thrive, and more recently anarchist action and analysis has been occurring on a semi-public stage in so called Vancouver.

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