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Thinking through May 68 (to the May of 15M): Tomás Ibáñez

Our series of posts, on this, the 50th anniversary of the french May 68, began with a recent essay on the events, by Tomáz Ibáñez.  And we close with an older reflection (a prologue to a larger essay on May … Continue reading

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A strike against/beyond borders: The march 8 feminist strike in spain

This year’s call for a global women’s strike to mark the 8th of March women’s day was expressed in protests throughout the world.  But it found no greater resonance than in spain.

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In solidarity with Pablo Hasél

In solidarity with the rapper Pablo Hasél, and all of the other dissidents fined, arrested, imprisoned and tortured by the spanish state.

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For March 8, women’s day: Lucia Sanchez Saornil and the struggle against patriarchy

From the birth of the Church, out of the womb of Fear and the fatherhood of Ignorance, it has taught the inferiority of woman. In one form or another through the various mythical legends of the various mythical creeds, runs … Continue reading

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For March 8, women’s day: Mujeres Libres

Cowards don’t make history; and the women of Mujeres Libres (Free Women) were no cowards. Courageous enough to create revolutionary change in their daily lives, these women mobilized over 20,000 women into an organized network during the Spanish Revolution, to … Continue reading

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The State unveiled: Spain’s anarchist hunt comes to a temporary end

Spain’s Audiencia Nacional tribunal has closed the legal proceedings and State driven persecution of anarchists known as Operación Piñata. (Wednesday, January 31st, 2018) Once again, everything has ended in nothing.  Almost three years after the arrests of fifteen people under Operación Piñata … Continue reading

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Catalonia after the storm: Tomás Ibáñez

El Roto The debate among anarchists around the Catalan independence movement continues unabated.  From a distance, as always, it is difficult to follow events, to grasp all that is at stake, to draw reasonably clear conclusions.  It is however our … Continue reading

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Catalonia as a political laboratory: Santiago López Petit

The rebellion of Catalonia, falsely presented as a mere exercise in institutional and national self-determination, and its repression, demands reflection.  What was lived and continues to be lived, resonates well beyond judicial decisions, constitutional debates or future regional elections (scheduled … Continue reading

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The catalan referendum: From Crimethinc

Reflections on the catalan referendum, from the Crimethinc. collective …

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The catalan referendum: anarchy and/or self-determination?

Sunday, October 1st, was the day in which the residents of catalonia were asked to vote on the region’s independence.  The referendum, having earlier been declared unconstitutional by the spanish courts, became then the object of an active judicially driven … Continue reading

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