The ethics of political solidarity – benefit night in the anarchist library

manifestacion-caso-scalaOn January 15, 1978 during a general strike in Barcelona, Spain, a building arson to Scala (event venue) resulted in the deaths of four people (members of CNT). Five teenagers (also members of CNT) served 5 months to 17 years in prison for the arson. The consequences of this incident was the low popularity and mass distrust of CNT. An additional result was the premature conclusion of the wave of protests against the government financing trade unions and thus making them dependent to the government. Continue reading

Benefit Bar in solidarity with Thodoris Sipsas

sipsasIn the past few years, the Greek state has become a state of emergency that aims to repress those who resist policies of increasing austerity and social segregation. Police raids, investigations and the host of false charges constitute an endless witch-hunt that targets anarchists and anti-authoritarians in particular.

On May 5, 2010, the first major general strike since the beginning of the crisis against austerity measures took place in Greece and it was marked by the tragic death of three bank employees in Athens who were trapped by their manager in a burning building. Continue reading