Monthly Archives: February 2015

A house of rainbow colours: the story of Fronte del Porto Occupato (Rome)

Walls divide, segregate, displace; channel according regimes of power, direct according to apparatuses of control.  They mark lines of authority, frontiers of wealth, psychoses of fear.  Yet they may also be breached: if rebellion is transgression, then it is defined … Continue reading

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Cracks in Syriza

The Syriza government of greece, in its negotiations with the finance ministers of the eurozone countries, is trapped in its own logic of endeavouring to simultaneously preserve capitalist social relations (guaranteeing, for example, the payment of its national debt, in … Continue reading

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Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH): An anniversary of resistance

The Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH) of Barcelona celebrated this last Sunday, February 22, its 6th anniversary, and it did so with a protest march, music, and the occupation of a block of apartments owned by the spain’s … Continue reading

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Erri de Luca: A dissenting word

Below, we share a commentary on the writing of Erri de Luca and his trial  for the crime of inciting to terrorism for having said that it is necessary to sabotage the construction of the TAV train and a partial … Continue reading

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Construyendo pueblo fuerte: Spreading anarchist organisation

Initiatives to bring together libertarian activists, or those sympathetic with it, multiply in spain (Federación Estudiantil Libertaria, Espacio Libertario de Madrid, and so on). On the 19th of February, in Madrid, a collective calling itself Construyendo pueblo fuerte (Constructing a … Continue reading

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Poetry by Nawal Ziani

Nawal Ziani is a poet and writer who lives in Tangier.  Her work sings of the violence of patriarchy and custom, of the beauty of the forgotten everyday and of the freedom of love. Below we share what we hope … Continue reading

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A poet of the working class: Philip Levine

The poet Philip Levine once wrote of the American experience that it “is to return and discover one cannot even find the way, for the streets abruptly end, replaced by freeways, the houses have been removed for urban renewal that … Continue reading

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An anarchist cinema: Jean Vigo

Freedom is lived in the body.  And the cinema of Jean Vigo is a celebration of that freedom.  In À propos de Nice, Vigo’s first film, the dancers of Carnival are contrasted with the self-conscious and tedious bodies of bourgeois … Continue reading

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Procés Embat: The desire for anarchist organisation

 … we must cease descending to the masses.  Indeed, we must precede them. Gustav Landauer Carlos Taibo recently defended the need for a nation or iberian wide anarchist organisation to unite, consolidate and give greater resonance to anarchist activism (click … Continue reading

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Syriza and social movements: Interview with AK Athens

Below, we share an interview with a greek activist from AlkaKappa Athens from InfoAut (29/01/2015), on the relationship between the Syriza government and greek radical social movements, in a further effort to explore the issues at stake in the tension … Continue reading

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