- Category: Federations
- Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 17:29
- Written by CSAF
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The Czechoslovak Anarchist Federation (Československá anarchistická federace; CSAF) was formed in summer 1995 and it is a part of the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA). Despite its name, for quite a long time it doesn't have any active group in Slovakia.
CSAF unifies local groups and individuals, for whom it's a platform, by which they can coordinate their activities, work on common projects, lead an efficient communication or share experiences. The position of all members of federation are equal, there's not any kind of hierarchy, all kinds of decisions are made from below, with an effort for common consensus. Each local groups then decide about their activities autonomously and inform about it the rest of federation on congresses, which happen ordinarily in spring and autumn.
The common vision of classless, free and self-organized society connects us. We want to achieve it by organizing of free-thinking forces, spreading of consciousness about anarchist theory and practice and by realization of self-organized projects. Recently, CSAF doesn't aim too much to organize actions under its name. The most of anarchists unified in the federation generally participates either in activities in a frame of local groups,.or in activities of different groups, such as collectives of Food Not Bombs (FNB; http://food-not-bombs.cz), free community VAP (Voice of Anarchopacifism), Antifascist Action (AFA), Initiative No to Racism (Iniciativa Ne rasismu; INR) or Association Alerta. We don't care, who is subscribed under particular groups, but we care about its content, goal and result. We are activist organization, which, except unifying of people, puts the importance also on active participation. That, for sure, can have a different shape and intensity, according to possibilities of each members.
By years of its existence, CSAF crystallized into a platform of regions. The most of big actions and another activities of antiauthoritarian movement is happening in Prague – logically, there's the biggest concentration of activists, as well as places, where they can meet, and power centers, to which they can address their protests. Default conditions of the rest of movement are very different from those metropolitan and the need of durable organizational platform is much higher. Therefore CSAF rather supports by many ways the most of actions in Prague, than to organize them directly itself.
- Category: News
- Published on Saturday, 22 February 2014 13:32
- Written by El Libertario
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February 21st, 2014
On February 4th, 2014, students from the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Tachira (Experimental University of Táchira), located on an inland state of the country, protested due to the sexual assault of a fellow female classmate in lieu of the current insecurity situation of the city. The protest was repressed, and several students were detained.
The next day, other universities around the country had their own protests requesting the release of these detainees, being at the same time repressed and some of them incarcerated.
The wave of indignation had the context of the economic crisis, the shortage of first necessity items and the crisis of basics public services, as well as the beginning of the enforcement of an economic plan on behalf of the President Nicolas Maduro.
Two opposing politicians, Leopoldo Lopez, and Maria Corina Machado, tried to capitalize on the wave of discontent rallying for new protests under the slogan "The Way Out" and try to pressure for the resignation of president Maduro. Their message also reflected the rupture and divisions on the inside of opposing politicians and the desire to replace Henrique Capriles' leadership, who publicly rejected the protests. The Mesa de la Unidad Democratica (Democratic Unity Table) coalition, didn't support them either.
- Category: News
- Published on Friday, 21 February 2014 09:23
- Written by Maria Matteo - No TAV
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14 maggio 2013. Un gruppo di No Tav compie un'azione di sabotaggio al cantiere di Chiomonte.
14 maggio 2014. Quattro attivisti verranno processati per quell'azione. L'accusa è "attentato con finalità di terrorismo". La vendetta di Stato mette in scena una cerimonia in grande stile, scegliendo il primo anniversario di quella notte di lotta per affermare la propria forza .
Non solo. I quattro compagni arrestati il 9 dicembre, dopo 40 giorni nel reparto di alta sorveglianza del carcere delle Vallette, vengono trasferiti in altre prigioni.
Mattia e Nicolò ad Alessandria, Claudio a Ferrara, Chiara a Roma. Le condizioni di detenzione loro inflitte sono molto dure, più di quello che il regime cui sono sottoposti prevede.
Chiara a Torino è rimasta per 40 giorni in isolamento, a Rebibbia può fare la socialità con le altre. Mattia e Nicolò sono rinchiusi con altri ma non possono comunicare tra di loro ed hanno dimezzate sia le due ore di socialità sia le due ore di aria.
La condizione più dura tocca a Claudio, in isolamento assoluto da quando è stato trasferito a Ferrara.
La sua situazione è trapelata il 10 dicembre dopo la visita di sua mamma e di suo fratello.
A tutti, dopo un mese e mezzo di visite di amici e compagni, è concesso di vedere solo i parenti stretti. La loro posta, in entrata e in uscita, è sottoposta a censura.
La richiesta di revisione del regime carcerario è stata rigettata il 19 febbraio.
E' chiara la volontà di annientare questi compagni, di cercare di spezzarne la resistenza.