‘Black Bloc’, the Radical Left (and the ghost of violence) in the Lopez Obrador Era

A look at the radical left and the current state of the anarchist movement in Mexico during the Lopez Obrador government through the lens of Carlos Illades and Rafael Mondragón. The article from El País newspaper follows the recent publication of ‘Radical Lefts in Mexico: Anarchisms and Postmodern Nihilisms’.¨Who shapes politics to the left of the left? What are their demands? Where do they come from? What is their project? The essay is an approach to the most rebellious social movements with hardly any precedents in Mexico. Also a debate, of course, about their practices and forms of action, where the use or rejection of violence is constantly underlying, that old ghost that has haunted the global left since its genesis.¨

History of Christiania: A Commune in Denmark

Christiania is one of the oldest and most long-lasting autonomous anarchist communities in Europe. We are delighted to have Ole Lykke here in San Cristóbal in Chiapas. He will give a presentation about the community on Thursday at 6 pm in Sendas. You can find out more about the history of Christiania here.

From Ricardo Flores Magón to Julian Assange (I)

At the age of 27, after dabbling in journalism in El Demócrata as proofreader, and another imprisonment, along with his brother Jesús and Antonio Horcasitas, Ricardo Flores Magón founded Regeneración on August 7, 1900, a publication considered a precursor project of the Mexican Revolution, as well as a reference for the working class of the time in Mexico, USA and Europe, and an emblem of anarchism and Mexican socialism at the beginning of the 20th century.

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