ANARCHISM BULLETIN No 47 – April 2012
Hieronder treft men aan het door Bas Moreel samengestelde en verspreide Anarchisme bulletin nr. 47. Het bestaat uit twee onderdelen: (1) activiteiten, (2) varia en (3) publicaties. De ‘info’ komt tot Bas uit verschillende windstreken en dus in verschillende talen…
De AS biedt zijn bulletin, onder enkele aanpassingen, aan zoals dat door Bas wordt verspreid.
F-MARSEILLES – 5 MAY – BOOK PRESENTATION “SPANISH WOMEN FIGHTING’
Subject: Sara Berenguer’s “Femmes d’Espagne en lutte”.
Portraitss of women Sara Berenguer (b. 1919) has known during theSpanishh civil war or afterwards in exile.
Presentation by Carmen et Germinal Guillen.
Venue: CIRA office, 50 rue Consolat 13001 Marseilles
Book: Femmes d’Espagne en lutte, le courage anonyme au quotidien de la guerre civile à l’exil, de Sara Berenguer, Atelier de création libertaire, Lyons. 2011, 131 pages, Cover price €14. Also available from CIRA Marseilles. (When ordering here plus postage)
EST-TALLINN – 25-27 MAY – FIRST BALTIC ANARCHIST GET-TOGETHER
Get-together on the occasion of the spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in this capital of Estonia.
There will be discussions on the NATO, a demonstration against the NATO, other discussions, book presentations, literature tables.
For visitors from outside Tallinn there will be free accommodation and vegan meals.
Donations are welcome on
MTÜ ARMAS A/A: 221054306306 IBAN: EE90 2200 2210 5430 6306 SWIFT: HABAEE2X Payment description: DonationD-ALTMARK – 12-19.9 – CAMP AGAINST ANTI-INSURGENCE TRAINING CENTREThe 233sqkm training centre run by the private company Rheinmetall is situated between the cities Magdeburg and Salzwedel.
On the terrain imitation villages and cities/towns are under construction in which army units from Germany and befriended countries are trained in counter-guerrilla and other counter actions.
The camp is an occasion to discuss the issues connected with this kind of training.
(at the time of circulating this bulletin one doesn’t find any more details than the name of the initiative, no contact address at all. But if you contact the secret services of your country they will certainly be able to tell you who are behind this initiative.)
ANARCHISM IN FRANKFURT ON THE MAIN
See how they dare write about anarchism in Germany’s financial capital :
ARRESTED FOR COMPLAINTS ABOUT TORTURE
To-day the police of the village Warenikowskaya in the Krasnodar area arrested Witali Kustov, who had told the “Novaya Gazeta” newspaper about the way the police had tortured him. They had applied electric shocks to his hands to obtain the declarations they wanted. After the story in “Novaya Gazeta” the authorities had started an investigation.
Now the police took him to court charging him with drunkenness in a public space, and the court sentenced him to 10 days of administrative arrest.
Another inhabitant of Warenikowskaya, Sergey Medwesh, told the “Novaya Gazeta” that the police had tried to put a bottle in his behind. This case was also investigated by the authorities.
Sergey Medwesh added that a member of the commission that investigated his complaint, one Romanchenko, was in the room where he was tortured!
Novaya Gazeta 5.4.2012
ANARCHISM IN LATIN AMERICA
Special issue of the German language ILA bulletin
Address and info:
Heerstraße 205, 53111 D-Bonn
64 pages, €5,00 (cover price?, perhaps plus postage)
A-VIENNA – LAND SQUATTING
On the 17th of April a group of people started planting and sowing vegetables on an unused field in a suburb of the city of Vienna owned by the State real estate company (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft), for which this company is seeking the most profitable use.
For information about this initiative go to http://www.streifzuege.org/2012/land-denen-die-es-bewirtschaften
BY-MINSK – 24 MARCH – FOOD NOT BOMBS CONCERT MARRED BY ARESTS
http://a3yo.noblogs.org/post/2012/03/27/repression-against-food-not-bombs-concert-participants-in-minsk-belarus/ On the 24th of March a concert in solidarity with Food Not Bombs Minsk was attacked by police with around 100 young people arrested and several injured according to the charta97 news portal. Those arrested are accused of minor hooliganism, as per article 17.1 of the Administrative Code of the Republic of Belarus :
http://charter97.org/en/news/2012/3/27/49841/ Video of the police raid : http://charter97.org/en/news/2012/3/27/49851/
FRENCH LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS
For the April list published by CIRA Marseilles go to
If this proves inaccessible, go to CIRA Marseilles’ website http://cira.marseille.free.fr
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What to think of this position found in the Swiss Neue Zuercher Zeitung:
Genauso wie Kriminalität ist politischer Aktivismus eine Freizeitbeschäftigung, die mit anderen in Konkurrenz steht. Revolutionen haben dort Erfolg, wo viele junge Menschen unterbeschäftigt sind.
In my translation:
As crime, political activism is a leisure time activity competing with other activities. Revolutions are successful in countries where many young people are underemployed.
The idea reminds me of the Russian superfluous of Bakunin’s times, perhaps including Bakunin himself. His contemporary Pawel Wasilyewich Annenkov wondered what Bakunin would have done with his life had he not become a revolutionary. (The book in which I found this is in Wolfgang Eckhardt’s library in Berlin.)
Brutal attacks will show that I’m not the only reader of this bulletin.
29 April 2012