<em>I believe that all of the people who prefer personal letters to the [situationists'] journal lack the ability to elevate themselves to the generality of the same problems. Thus, they don't see that it is the same position, the same thing, but more utilizable by more people. Of course, if it is a question of saying, "we are all better than that" (than all writing), this is obvious. It is one of our basic themes. But an epistolary correspondence, even with a friend, even if one is understood, seems to me further away from the importance of living than the most profoundly calculated texts. It is even less satisying. (Guy Debord, letter of 2 September 1964 to Ivan Chtcheglov) </em>
<table><tr><td>This year on 19-22 May 2005 we have a anti-civilization gathering in Yalova, the south of Istanbul which there are alot of wild areas and there are also big complexes of industries...this activity is the part of project which we last year started to call "Back To The Wild Project"...We had several wild experiences and our desire is to increase the wildness experiences...as ultra-civilized urban folks we don't have primitive skills an we don't know how to survive without domesticated-civilized tools...but this can not be an handicap to be free and wild...</td><td><img src="./files/yalova27pp.jpg"></td></tr></table>
<em>Young demonstrator killed by the Police in BogotÃ¡, Colombia</em>
Today the doctors announced the death of NicolÃ¡s David Neira Alvares, a 15 year old who was marching in the anarchist block the past 1st of May. Like never before in the past few years, many young people decided to come together to protest against capitalism. The huge demonstration which included union workers, farmers, students, unemployed people and activists, marched in a non-violent manner on one of the main streets of BogotÃ¡.
Hereâ€™s is a (provisional) overview of the actions for the international solidarity day with the Aachen 4.
Hereâ€™s is a (provisional) overview of the actions for the international solidarity day with the Aachen 4:
<a href="http://www.anarcotico.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&... leaflet before the embassy of Germany</a>
*Nijmegen, the Netherlands:
New 800-page book covers all aspects of Sacco and Vanzetti, and includes photos and pictures of actual evidence used at the trial. Bortman's book revisits case of convicted anarchists Winchester resident Eli Bortman's recently published book, "Sacco & Vanzetti," discusses how the two immigrants may have been railroaded into a path that led to execution because of their political views. While the famous 1927 Boston murder trial occurred decades ago, Bortman said it is still relevant to what is taking place in America today. "I'm not sure how many middle-eastern people are locked-up by our government right now," he said. "Obviously, it's a different group of people and for a different reason, but the situation is the same."
BEE-lionnaires In Mbeki-Stan: BEE Debate Shows Nature of Post-Apartheid SA, and Limits Of "Left" Critique
The President from the Skies vs. The Auntie Who Says "No!" New Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Doing the Liberation Lang-Arm: Africa and South Africa after "African Socialism"
Swaziland: a Bitter Taste to the Sugarcane
ABC-SA Protests the Murder of CIPO-RFM Activists
Zimbabwe: Time for an End to the Electoral Road
by Carwil James
Why talk of revolution when it's easier to believe that we're living out an apocalypse? Dreams of empire are being raised while nightmares of prisons, missile strikes, and starvation spread across our homelands. Mortality looms not just for individual human beings, but for whole cultures, forests, languages and nations.
And the invitation comes to us, in so many ways, to sell ourselves into the system. To grasp for the bling-bling when our cousins still have chains around their feet and gold mines leach poison into Africa's Great Lakes. And the invitation comes to be an overseer and a jailer in Iraq while prisons consume our neighbors here at home.
No. It is not the Makhnovitsa, nor is it the Spanish revolution...
It is just the only region in the world anarchists are in nearly daily direct action confrontation with the state - in a non violent action against Israeli settler colonialism and especially against the apartheid wall/fence used for the creeping transfer of the Palestinians.
Palestine-Israel, Bil'in, Media reports that anarchists against the wall are active again this morning
June 2005 marks the five-year anniversary of the imprisonment of our friend and comrade: Oregon environmental political prisoner, Jeff "Free" Luers. Jeff was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for burning three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at a car dealership in Eugene, Oregon, and on attempted arson charges. Jeff set fire to SUVs to call attention to climate change and to protest oil wars and environmental destruction. Jeff was motivated by compassion and a desire to protect life, not to harm it, despite what some might think of his tactics. Prior to his arrest, Jeff was a popular community activist in Eugene. He was well-known to law enforcement because of his involvement with national forest protection (starting an occupation of a controversial old-growth timber sale in 1998), anti-police brutality activism (documenting rampant police abuse in Eugene), free food programs in a local park and his teaching of self-defense to women. Since his imprisonment, Jeff has continued to be extremely active in prison and fight oppression with his words and inspiration.
May 1st is a day of special significance for the labour movement. While it has been hijacked in the past by the Stalinist bureaucracy in the Soviet Union and elsewhere, the labour movement festival of May Day is a day of world-wide solidarity. A time to remember past struggles and demonstrate our hope for a better future. A day to remember that an injury to one is an injury to all.