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Tuesday, 30 March 2010 16:24
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A message received from El Libertario in Venezuela

Recently, on 13th & 14th of March there was in San José de Las Lajas, near Havana in Cuba, the 4th Critical Observatory event organised by the Haydee Santamaría Professorship[?]. There were a good group of attendees from across the island who presented, listened and debated around the libertarian idea and practical self-organization alternatives for today's Cuban society.
Without doubt this is an encouraging sign for those who have hoped for a long time to see a strong remergence of the path laid by Enrique Roig San Martín, Alfredo López, Enrique Varona, Marcelo Salinas and many other men & women as recollected in Frank Fernández's impressive book "Anarchism in Cuba". So it's necessary that we abroad strongly support this effort at reconstruction that is going ahead in very difficult conditions and in the face of all kinds of obstacles.
For more information, visit the blogs: http://observatorio-critico.blogspot.com and http://elblogdelacatedra.blogspot.com, or search the internet for the terms "Observatorio Crítico" y "Cuba" to find many recent references.
Sent in the name of the Cuban comrades, who have agreed to the distribution of all that this message says.
Monday, 01 March 2010 00:00
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This report was published in Freedom. The report covers activities since our annual report of October 2009.

Read more: The Anarchist Federation - NDM report by Freedom - Feb 2010

Monday, 25 January 2010 10:44
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David Kelly Dr. David Kelly, a biological weapons expert, hit the headlines in 2003 after it was revealed he had spoken to BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan regarding the supposed evidence of Weapons of Mass Destruction put forward by the British government in the run-up to the Iraq War. Calling into question the government's assertion of a '45 minute' deployment time in addition to whether Iraq actually had any significant weapons capability at all.

Mere days after appearing in front of a parliamentary committee, Dr. Kelly was found dead in woods near his Oxfordshire home. Dr. Kelly apparently took his own life and is said to have cut his wrist with a knife which, according to some sources, was found to have no fingerprints on it. Several medical experts have since stated that it is unlikely that a fatal wound could be caused by severing the small ulnar artery located deep in the wrist. Toxicology reports showed the Kelly had taken a number of painkillers but the physician who analysed the results stated that these did not amount to a lethal dose. [1] [2]

Read more: Oh My God! They Killed Kelly! David Kelly Official Secrets Act Cover-Up

Tuesday, 19 January 2010 08:08
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Parents in Glasgow occupied yet another primary school this week; the latest in a series of school occupations which have taken place over the past year. Taking action in response to proposals to close St. Matthew's Primary School, five concerned parents barricaded themselves inside the school and announced their intention to remain there until their demands were met. Protests have also taken place at three other schools in the area set to close. These threatened closures are the most recent in a concerted campaign by councils across Greater Glasgow to shut of schools and nurseries.

Read more: Parents occupy school in Lanarkshire threatened with closure

Sunday, 10 January 2010 20:59
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The Anarchist Federation condemns the on-going imprisonment of six members of the Serbian Anarcho-Syndicalist group ASI-IWA on made-up charges of International Terrorism since 24th/25th August 2009. The pretext is minor damage done to the Greek embassy in Belgrade, even though another group entirely has claimed full responsibility for this. It is clear that what is really taking place is an attack on anarchist organisation in Serbia, just as is taking place in other states simultaneously. Their fight is our fight!

The Anarchist Federation (Britain), January 2010. http://www.afed.org.uk

The following is ASI's statement to the IWA's international congress 2009 in Brazil: http://asisolidarity.squat.gr/p/1307

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