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.
This report was published in Freedom. The report covers activities since our annual report of October 2009.
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.  
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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