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Enric (Henri) Melich Gutiérrez (1925-2021)

Enric (Henri) Melich Gutiérrez passed away during the night of 7 July 2021. Born in Esplugues de Llobregat (Lower Llobregat) on 5 November 1925, anarchist, cross-border smuggler, anti-Francoist resister and distributor of libertarian publications Enric Melich Gutiérrez was the son of the anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist activist Enric Melich Rodes and he spent his childhood in the La Torrassa quarter in Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) and the civil war years in Pi de Llobregat, the new name for Sant Joan Despi (Lower Llobregat).

Actions Against Energy Companies

from Anarquía

BARCELONA – MADRID, SPAIN: ACTIONS AGAINST ENERGY COMPANIES AS PART OF THE WEEK OF AGITATION AGAINST THE DEVASTATION AND THE RISE OF ELECTRICITY .

Energy companies represent the infrastructure and monopoly of capital in its maximum extension, both in its operation and exploitation (human, animal and land), as a device of social control, in addition to pollution at all levels. On the other hand, the situation of dispossession and devastation of ecosystems and communities that have made these industries in ABYA YALA (Latin America) are catastrophic, so we consider it urgent to attack them, make them visible, and destroy them.

The anarchists in Alicante

writing about specific places is always an intriguing read

From Freedom News UK

Because of its geographical position by the Mediterranean and as a border town, people from Alicante have always been restless and turbulent. Without a doubt, this condition fostered the early appearance of socialism in our land, mostly in the cities of Alcoy and Alicante. It could even be said that one of the doors of entry in Spain was Alicante, as the first Luddite demonstrations were in textile factories in Alcoy in 1821, repressed by the army. On the other hand, one of the first utopian socialist experiments is found in Alicante, involving the Scottish philanthropist William Maclure, who started several farm schools in the province between 1820 and 1824, influenced by Robert Owen or Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.

Campaign for Gabriel Pombo da Silva's Freedom

Write an anarchist prisoner today!

via The Free Online

Gabriel Pombo remains kidnapped in prison after serving 33 years, even though his sentence expired for more than 6 years ago, according to the rules of a fallacious and criminal “rule of law”. After 3 and a half years of freedom, he has been illegally detained again and since the end of last June, Gabriel has been imprisoned in the Mansilla de la Mulas prison (León).

From Danilo, accused of setting fire to police van in Barcelona

In February, the imprisonment of the rapper Pablo Hasél and the riots in Linares, in Andalousia, following the beating of a man and his daughter by plainclothes cops sparked a brief moment of revolt in the Iberian territory, especially in Catalonia. The reasons go beyond freedom of expression: hatred of the police, refusal of the curfew, the economic and social situation, etc. Saturday 27th February a riot broke out in the centre of Barcelona: banks and shops were trashed, ATMs burnt, clashes and barricades against the cops, and slight burning of a police van.

Incendiary devices on 5G relay antennas

via Attaque

One early morning in the month of March we decided to sabotage domination and technological progress by setting fire to four 5G relay antenna electrical cabinets in Barcelona; this action is a sign of solidarity with all the anarchist and subversive prisoners on hunger strike in the territories dominated by the Chilean and Greek states.

Eduardo Vivancos has died

January 28, 2021
From libcom.org

In December life long CNT member, Spanish civil war fighter, member of the exile resistance and worker Esperantist Eduardo VIvancos passed away at the age of 100.

https://twitter.com/_SATeH_/status/1353365261118812160?s=20

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Some electricity companies attacked and two Iberdrola vehicles set on fire

from Contramadriz Translated to Italian by Inferno Urbano and translated to English to by Act for freedom now!

During the night we visited various offices of the main electricity companies, representatives of this national capitalism clearly linked to the high political spheres of executive power. Windows painted and smashed, one form of attack against those who profit from theft and exploiting basic needs. Fire against their vehicles, an inverted metaphor of the cold into which they are forcing so many people.

How the left is handing over protest to fascism

from Barcelona Indymedia. Translated by Enough 14.

Madrid: The dystopia beyond the corona virus – or how the left is handing over protest to fascism

Madrid. Spanish territory. Analysis of the appropriation of the protest by the far-right and the discourses that the left articulates about it. Anarchist claim to different conflict situations on the streets during the last months.

Anarcho-feminists at the dawn of the 20th century

from Píkara, English translation by The Free

by Araceli Pulpillo

La Revista Blanca (The White Magazine), with a fortnightly circulation and fundamentally individualist anarchist content, was born in 1898. In both its stages you could read texts by anarchist writers and workers.

Anarchism, Morocco, & the Spanish Civil War

Carrying the war into Africa? Anarchism, Morocco, and the Spanish Civil War

From Freedom News UK by Danny Evans

I was approached by Jeff Stein to write up a summary of Abel Paz, La cuestión de Marruecos y la República española so that English-language readers might be made aware of the Spanish anarchist approach to Morocco during the civil war. I would like to thank Jeff for prompting me to write what follows, although he should not be held responsible for its contents or conclusions.

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