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In solidarity with Ruymán Rodríguez and the FAGC

On the 30th of April 2015, in Santa María de Guía, Grand Canary, the anarchist activist Ruymán Rodríguez, member of the Federación de Anarquistas de Gran Canaria (FAGC)/Anarchist Federation of the Grand Canary, member of the recently created Sindicato de … Continue reading

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Rebel neighbourhoods: Vallcarca, Barcelona

As we once wrote of Madrid’s Carabanchel neighbourhood … “There are cities where particular neighbourhoods guard a memory of past disobedience and rebellion. They were in the past often referred to as working-class neighbourhoods, or quartiers populaires, to employ the … Continue reading

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The limits of community

We share an essay by Ruymán Rodríguez that critically evaluates the radical poltical potential of the idea of community.  Without defending the need to abandon the creation of communities as part of a larger anarchist political project, Rodríguez nevertheless argues … Continue reading

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The expropriated bank la canica: The contagion of bank okupations in spain

With the earlier bank occupations of catalonia in 2014 and the struggle for the defense of the Banc Expropiat in the Gràcia neighbourhood of Barcelona in the bankground, and also in Madrid with the occupied La Bankarrota in 2015, the example continues to resonate, … Continue reading

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Francisco Ferrer: Against Rewards and Puishments

To share, from Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … October 13th marks the 113th anniversary of the Spanish state’s execution of the libertarian revolutionary Francisco Ferrer (1859-1909), who tried to establish “Modern Schools” in Spain, for boys and girls, that were rationalist … Continue reading

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Resisting the erasure of memory: The spanish revolution of the 18th of July 1936

For every image of the past that is not recognised by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably. … In every era the attempt must be made anew to wrest tradition away from a conformism … Continue reading

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Lucio Urtubia: An anarchist life

Anarchism has historically been essentially comprised of those who sought to live a world without authority and exploitation.  The forms that this desire took, and continue to take, have varied greatly ideologically, organisationally, practically.  The desire though has remained constant; … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain

The protagonists of class struggles are many, as are the stages upon which they are enacted and re-enacted.  What defines them is not historically pre-determined; revolutionaries and reactionaries playing out the assigned roles of objective social contradictions are all fictions … Continue reading

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Gràcia, Barcelona: Battles for an okupied bank

In June of 2014, we posted news about a series of okupations of banks in Catalonia, with the aim of creating social centres.  One such okupation was baptised the Banc Expropiat of the Gràcia neighbourhood in Barcelona.

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Reflections around an anniversary: 15M spain and beyond (4)

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of spain’s 15th of May movement, we publish a series of reflections on its significance within the context of spain, but also more broadly, for the understanding of revolutionary politics today.  This series … Continue reading

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