I suppose my story is far from usual. It begins as a teenager, not yet 18 years old and angry at socio-economic conditions within his community.
Growing up in working-class Irish Republican areas, it was inevitable that I would be intensely exposed to that ideology and its propaganda. It claimed that all the ills in Irish society could be blamed on British state interference and that only an independent socialist state could offer a solution. The history, the romance, and the already strong presence in the community were hard to resist. I had found my answer.
Being young and inexperienced, my involvement was quite peripheral. It amount to not much more than attending street protests and distributing propaganda. However minor my role, the state took a dim view. I had dared to challenge its status quo; I was now a legitimate target.
Continue reading June 11, 2021 statement from John Paul Wootton
25–26–27 JUNE 2021: ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR
Presentations, debates, exhibitions, stands and distributions of books, pamphlets, papers, magazines and various materials. At Teatro P. 38, via San Martino 1, Carrara.
FRIDAY 25th JUNE
11am — Meeting and discussion with some comrades of the magazine “I giorni e le notti” on Anarchism in the era of the Emergency and the techno-totalitarian turn.
3:30pm — Presentation and discussion with the author of the book Sempre primi nelle imprese più arrischiate. Sabotaggi e colpi di mano delle prime bande partigiane in provincia di Cuneo [“Always First in the Most Hazardous Ventures. Sabotage and Sudden Attacks by the First Partisan Groups in the Province of Cuneo”], published by Il Picconiere – Biblioteca Popolare Rebeldies.
5:30pm — Presentation and discussion with the comrades editors of the internationalist fortnightly “Bezmotivny”.
SATURDAY 26th JUNE
11am — Meeting and discussion with some enemies of every border starting from their book Nemici di ogni frontiera. La lotta contro il Cpt nel Salento [“Enemies of Every Border. The Struggle Against the Temporary Permanence Centre in Salento”], Edizioni Anarchismo.
3:30pm — Meeting and discussion with some comrades editors of the paper “Vetriolo” on New technologies and crisis of globalisation.
5:30pm — Meeting and discussion with Alfredo Maria Bonanno and comrades of the magazine “Negazine” on Derealization and technological process. What is the current link and interaction between the economy, techniques, the structures of social control and the apparatuses of the State? What dimension do the action of anarchists, destruction, revolutionary transformation of reality take on today in the context of the ongoing technological process?
SUNDAY 27th JUNE
10:30am — Presentation and discussion with some editors of the books Anarchici di Bialystok. 1903–1908 [“Anarchists of Bialystok. 1903–1908”], Edizioni Bandiera Nera, and Varkarides – I battellieri. Il gruppo nichilista di Salonicco. 1898–1903 [“Varkarides – The Boatmen. The Nihilist Group from Thessaloniki. 1898–1903”], Edizioni Biblioteca Anarchica Sabot.
3:30pm — Presentation and discussion with the editors of the special issue of the aperiodical paper “Cheddite?” dedicated to the environmental and social devastation of the Apuan Alps and the district of Carrara.
5:30pm — Presentation and discussion with the author of the booklet Contro la pedagogia, qualsiasi pedagogia [“Against pedagogy, every pedagogy”], Edizioni Nero Abisso.
Throughout the three days there will be an exhibition against repression and stands with books, pamphlets, papers, magazines and other materials.
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Translated to english by malacoda.noblogs
A Call from the Dark Dungeons – 2021
Millions of people are in the prisons and dungeons of the world’s rulers. Countless people are on death row, others are there for days, weeks or months, and still others have been there for decades. Only a few weeks ago, it was announced in Germany that Hans-Georg would be released in 2021. It was January 20, 1962, when the Berlin prison gates closed behind Hans-Georg – he has been in custody since that day. He had shot two people after a robbery.
Long-term incarceration is in some ways similar to the death penalty; only, perfidiously, with the death penalty the state is more honest, openly wanting to kill the delinquent. With decades of imprisonment, death is also the often realistic prospect of escaping the walls, but on the way there, body and soul wither away.
Continue reading June 11, 2021 statement from Thomas Meyer-Falk
Monday 17 May 2021, the famous millionaire boss of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk moved to Grünheide, a small town situated east of the German capital in the Brandebourg, to visit the site of his future luxury electric cars factory, which will be his fourth « Gigafactory » in the world (after those of the United States and China), exploiting 12 000 people. He announced its opening programmed for the end of 2021, where Tesla should produce a quota of 500 000 Model Y cars, but also battery cells, making it the biggest factory in Europe in the field.
In the night of 25 to Wednesday 26 at around 3am, his beautiful projects got a little smoke in their wings however and will be delayed. In fact, at about 250 metres from the Tesla factory site of Berlin/Grünheide – more precisely right next to the A10 motorway at the level of the Freienbrink exit – the Volcan group successfully set fire to six high voltage electric cables (110,000 volts) of the Edis company which supplied the site and were in a dedicated corridor behind a fence.
Continue reading Berlin,Germany: Sabotaging the Tesla industrial complex at the source
ΝΑ ΞΑΝΑ-ΜΠΟΥΜΕ ΣΤΑ ΑΔΕΙΑ ΣΠΙΤΙΑ
Είναι καιρός να επαναφέρουμε το θέμα των καταλήψεων. Καλούμε σε διήμερο συζήτησεων στις καταλήψεις Ζιζάνια και Άνω Κάτω. Θα συζητήσουμε τόσο θεωρητικά όσο και πρακτικά τους όρους με τους οποίους μπορούμε να αναζωπυρώσουμε το καταληψιακό κίνημα στην πόλη και να επιτεθούμε στην ιδιοκτησία και στο κράτος. Σας καλούμε να έρθετε και να συμμετάσχετε σε αυτές τις συζητήσεις, να μοιραστείτε εμπειρίες και να μοιραστείτε/μάθετε τεχνικές.
Continue reading Athens,Greece: LETS RE-TAKE THE EMPTY HOUSES, 2 days events on 4 and 5 of June of public discussions in the squats of Zizania and Ano Kato space (Gr/En)