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The history of the Federación Anarquista de Gran Canaria (FAGC) – Theory and analysis

Gran Canaria. Spain. The Federación Anarquista de Gran Canaria or FAGC celebrates its 10 years of existence this month. In the past Organise Magazine already translated a series of articles written by them outlining their ideological approach in what they call “neighbourhood anarchism”. But to celebrate this anniversary we decided to translate a summary of their history in these 10 years where they went from disrupting speeches by reforminist unions during the 15M square occupations to being the single entity in Gran Canaria that has facilitated more houses for people. All of this while enduring police repression and torture, internal conflicts and splits, twitter censoship, attacks and outrage from stablished anarchist and much more.

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Federación de Anarquistas Gran Canaria (FAGC): Anarchism in struggle

We share news from the Federación de Anarquistas Gran Canaria (FAGC), “twitter” news from one of the most important contemporary spanish anarchist groups.

Idealism is necessary, but not based on fantasies and chimeras, but on the real capacity to apply our ideas to transform the environment. We must find the limits of our myths – ideological, theoretical or any other kind – to discover the fallibility of respected thinkers. We must try to apply the ideas keeping in mind that no matter how many historical precedents they have, and how much you are able to draw from past experiences (history must be seen as a clue not as instructions), the reality is that this current experience has never been tried before, only by you and your comrades. The self-referential talk vanishes and only the hard reality remains. It’s hard, but it’s yours.

Ruymán Rodríguez, Street Anarchy
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