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greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / feature Monday January 26, 2015 21:58 byAndrew Flood   text 4 comments (last - tuesday january 27, 2015 04:37)   image 1 image
Today, across Europe, the left is excited by Syriza topping the polls in the Greek election. Some on the left have gone so far as to suggest the election itself will mark the end of austerity policies, in the terminology of the Anglo left, an end to the idea that There Is No Alternative (TINA). Another indication that something of significance is happening is that ahead of the election a new wave of capital flight has started from Greece with an estimated 8 billion transferred out of the country over the last few weeks. read full story / add a comment
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Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Monday August 11, 2014 17:01 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Το άρθρο του Andrew Flood αποτελεί μια πολύ καλή αφορμή για σκέψη, γύρω από το ζήτημα των κινημάτων “Οριζοντιότητας” όπως έχουν αρχίσει σιγα-σιγά να αναφέρονται διεθνώς. Το κείμενο του Andrew Flood στα Αγγλικά, μπορεί να βρεθεί στον ιστοτόπο Anarchist Writers. read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Monday February 24, 2014 19:51 byAndrew Flood   text 3 comments (last - saturday april 12, 2014 23:38)   image 1 image
Horizontalism is an emerging term used to describe the key common characteristics of the waves of rebellion of the last decade. Occupy in 2011 was the peak to date but the term Horizontalism itself appears to originate the rebellion in Argentina after the 2001 banking crisis there. Marina Sitrin in her book on that rebellion says the term (in Spanish obviously) was used to describe the neighborhood, workplace & unemployed assemblies that emerged to form "social movements seeking self-management, autonomy and direct democracy." Image by Author:Meeting in Gezi Park, June 2013 read full story / add a comment
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international / the left / opinion / analysis Saturday February 15, 2014 20:10 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
The nostalgic left is a bit of shorthand I’ve started using for those on the left who have reacted to the disintegration of the old left by wishing for idealised simpler times. And perhaps more strangely blaming the collapse on what they see as threatening new developments, like intersectionality. They hold such newfangled nonsense responsible for the current failure of the left to get an echo from the general population. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / opinion / analysis Monday July 15, 2013 20:58 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Despite spending in the region of a million euro and getting the backing of the catholic church its now clear that the anti-choice extremists of Youth Defence & the Pro Life Campaign were resoundingly defeated when the Dail finally voted though legislation implementing the X-Case judgment of 21 years ago. This time last year they were confident that they already had enough Fine Gael TD's on board to block the required legislation but they reckoned against the wave of public anger that followed the death of Savita Halappanavar after she was denied a potentially life saving abortion in a Galway hospital. read full story / add a comment
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greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / feature Tuesday June 25, 2013 14:17 byAndrew Flood   text 2 comments (last - wednesday june 26, 2013 13:46)   image 1 image
Tear gas is a very good place to start trying to understand what is happening in Turkey.  The main purpose of tear gas is to terrorise and thus break up large crowds of people.  In Istanbul over the last weeks huge quantities have been used over and over to prevent large anti-government demonstrations developing. This wasn't about 'riot control' - generally there was no riot to control.  In this piece I'm going to put the Gezi park revolt in the context of the cycle of struggles that began in 2010 and of the specific economic, politcal and historical situation of the Turkish republic to try and draw out the lessons for all of us fighting global capitalism read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Friday March 22, 2013 19:17 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
We have to ask ourselves how we have found ourselves in unions where the leadership was allowed take such an approach. And we have to work out how we create unions that we control and which will help us organise together to defend our common interests. How has it come to this? read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Wednesday March 20, 2013 19:09 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
The government says if we Vote no to Croke Park they will impose it anyway. Many of the union leadership try and scare us into voting Yes with this threat and by saying the only alternative is strike action. Both are right. If we just vote no than the government will attack us. And when they do the only way we can win is if we are willing to fight back - that will mean industrial action. It will almost certainly mean at least the credible threat of an indefinite strike. read full story / add a comment
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internaţional / anarchist circulaţie / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:27 byAndrew Flood   image 2 images
În ultimul deceniu, o critică generalizată a civilizației a fost formulată de către un număr de autori, predominant din SUA. Unii dintre aceștia au ales să se identifice drept anarhiști, deși auto-indentificarea generală este de primitivist (sau din păcate “anarho”-primitivism). Argumentul lor general este că “civilizația” în sine este problema care duce la incapacitatea noastră de a trăi o viață plină de satisfacții. Astfel, lupta pentru schimbare este o luptă împotriva civilizației și pentru un pământ unde tehnologia a fost eliminată.
Critica primitivistă a anarhismului se bazează în jurul susţinerii că ar fi descoperit o contradicție între libertate și societatea de masă. În alte cuvinte, ei văd ca o imposibilitate orice societate care implică grupuri mult mai mari decât un sat să fie o societate liberă. Dacă acest lucru ar fi fost adevărat, atunci ar face propunerea anarhistă a unei lumi a “federațiilor libere formate din municipii, orașe și sate o imposibilitate. Astfel de federații și centre de populație sunt în mod evident o formă de societate de masă/civilizație. [English] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / news report Wednesday December 19, 2012 17:40 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
This afternoon the government had finally confirmed that it is to legislate for abortion access under the conditions of the X-case. While we can welcome the failure of the anti-choice movement to stop this announcement, despite frantically spending a quarter of a million dollars euro in ten days, this is so little so late that it is almost meaningless. read full story / add a comment
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internazionale / movimento anarchico / cronaca Tuesday September 04, 2012 18:09 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Un paio di migliaia di anarchici da tutto il globo si sono radunati a St-Imier, la piccola città che ospitò nel 1872 la fondazione dell'Internazionale Anarchica, per commemorare questo evento con dozzine di eventi politici, organizzativi e culturali. Quale componente di questo raduno, la rete internazionale Anarkismo, di cui il WSM è la sezione irlandese, ha tenuto sia una conferenza europea che un raduno mondiale. [English] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / the left / review Thursday August 23, 2012 15:10 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
The Social Solidarity Network came into existence in the Autumn of 2009 in Dublin as an initiative of the Workers Solidarity Movement. It faded out of existence a few short months later and never amounted to all that much in the interim beyond a couple of meetings, a leaflet distribution at a mass ICTU march and a badly organised and executed protest at the Dail on budget day. Nevertheless there are some useful lessons (mostly of the ‘how not to do it variety’) to be taken from its short existence. read full story / add a comment
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international / anarchist movement / news report Wednesday August 22, 2012 15:13 byAndrew Flood   text 4 comments (last - sunday august 26, 2012 14:58)   image 1 image
August saw a gathering of a couple of thousand anarchists from all over the globe in St Imier, Switzerland. This small town was the site of the founding of the Anarchist International in 1872, the gathering was organised to commemorate this event and involved dozens of political, organisational & cultural events. As part of this gathering Anarkismo, the international network that the WSM is the Irish section of, held both a European conference and a global gathering. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday August 01, 2012 14:47 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
A huge secretive Garda security operation last night swung into operation in Dublin Port as Shell's Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) left the port as part of a huge convoy of Garda vehicles. News of the operation had leaked at the last minute meaning that with only an hours notice a handful of Shell to Sea campaigners managed to get down to the port entrance despite the pouring rain. Most of us were pulled over and questioned by Garda at least once and the Garda helicopter stayed overhead as various Garda vehicles including a van load of riot cops with the door open drove past us repeatedly. read full story / add a comment
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irlanda / gran bretagna / la sinistra / opinione / analisi Monday June 04, 2012 17:05 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Con lo spoglio ancora in corso, è chiaro che un amplissimo numero di aventi diritto si è rifiutata di andare a votare per il referendum sul fiscal compact, sottraendosi alla scelta obbligata di chi diceva che si doveva votare o per la "stabilità" o contro la "austerità". Appare possibile che il numero di coloro che ha scelto di astenersi sia maggiore della somma dei votanti per il "SÌ" o per il "NO". [English] read full story / add a comment
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irlanda / gran bretagna / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Friday March 09, 2012 19:19 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Una consistente forza composta da polizia e operai comunali è stata impiegata alle 3.30 dell'8 marzo, Giornata Internazionale delle Donne, per sgomberare la tendopoli di Occupy Dame Street. La tendopoli è stata del tutto demolita nel corso dello sgombero, intimiditi i camperisti e sequestrati i loro beni personali. Uno spiegamento di forze del tutto sproporzionato rispetto ai numeri presenti nella tendopoli a quell'ora (circa 15 persone) e fortemente in contrasto con la addotta mancanza di risorse da impiegare per le indagini su cosa è successo alla Anglo-Irish Bank, il cui collasso ha lasciato un debito di €26.000 pro-capite per ogni irlandese. [English] read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday March 08, 2012 21:19 byAndrew Flood
A large force of Garda and council workers were deployed at 3.30am today, International Women's Day, to clear Occupy Dame Street (ODS) camp. The camp was completely demolished in the course of the eviction, campers intimidated and their personal property stolen. This was a level of force way out of proportion with the numbers in the camp (about 15 people) and stands in contrast with the lack of resources put into investigating what happened at Anglo, the collapse of which has left a debt of 26,000 Euro on every single person in the country.   [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / education / news report Friday November 18, 2011 00:17 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Over twenty thousand students demonstrated in Dublin today against the introduction of student fees and the cutting of student grants. The main demonstration organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI)also included a Free Education for Everyone (FEE) bloc comprised of rank & file students in disagreement with the passive lobbying tactics of the USI leadership.  USI stewards formed a line with Garda to prevent FEE rejoining the demonstration after they led a breakway protest at Fine Gael HQ. (Pic: From FEE twitterstream
USI stewards form 3 rows
to stop USI members
in FEE joining march) read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday October 27, 2011 23:10 byAndrew Flood
An Irish anarchist perspective on today's EU crisis summit decision to reduce Greek debt by 50%, in the face of the recent resistance by the Greek working class. Particularly as contrasted with the differing levels of resistence in Ireland and the corresponding dictat of making the people of Ireland pay 100% of the debts incurred in the Irish property boom casino by globalised finance. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday October 12, 2011 22:56 byAndrew Flood
The 'Occupy X' movement arrived in Ireland over the weekend when a core group of around 50 people set up camp at the Central Bank Plaza on Dame street. Numbers grew to a few hundred at times over the next days and nights as supporters came down to join in for a while and the curious stopped to see what was going on. Issues highlighted by participants included the bank bail out, IMF intervention & the ongoing Great Oil & Gas Giveaway. read full story / add a comment
Issue #4 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Front page

After the election of Syriza in Greece - Power is not in Parliament

[Chile] Movimiento Estudiantil: ¿En dónde debemos enfocar nuestros esfuerzos?

Je ne suis pas Charlie

México en llamas: raíces y perspectivas de una lucha que avanza y la crisis de un sistema político

Sobre la liberación de prisioneros y el restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas, por los gobiernos de Cuba y EE.UU.

No to Golden Dawn in Australia!

Abusos y arbitrariedad - retención de JOSÉ A. GUTIÉRREZ, en el bajo Caguán, Caquetá

Could a Revolution Happen in the US?

An Anarchist Communist Reply to ‘Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective’

Lutar e vencer fora das urnas

In the Rubble of US Imperialism

Elementos da Conjuntura Eleitoral 2014

The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes

[Chile] EL FTEM promueve una serie de “jornadas de debate sindical”

Ukraine: Interview with a Donetsk anarchist

The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people

Prisões e mais criminalização marcam o final da Copa do Mundo no Brasil

An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to Marxism and Anarchism” by Alan Woods (2011)

هەڵوێستی سەربەخۆی جەماوەر لە نێوان داعش و &

Contra a Copa e a Repressão: Somente a Luta e Organização!

Nota Pública de soldariedade e denúncia

Üzüntümüz Öfkemizin Tohumudur

Uruguay, ante la represión y el abuso policial

To vote or not to vote: Should it be a question?

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textRazzisti e basta 04:14 Sun 25 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Volantino diffuso sabato 24 gennaio a Fano in contrasto con sit-in razzista della Lega Nord contro i richiedenti asilo

1.jpg imageΈνα πολύ καλό βιβλί&... 12:18 Sat 24 Jan by Dmitri 0 comments

Πέτρος Πέτκας, "Δικτατορία του προλεταριάτου" και "Εργατικά συμβούλια": Ασύμβατες έννοιες Τιμή : 6 ευρώ - Σελ. 85

10934267_759882237438957_1607557655_n.jpg imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... 16:19 Thu 22 Jan by "Μαύρο & Κόκκινο" 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

renaico_2.jpg image[Chile] Evento cultural: ¡Salvemos Renaico! ¡No al peaje! 00:38 Thu 22 Jan by N. Fuentes 0 comments

El “Colectivo social ¡Salvemos el río Renaico!” es una organización que funciona en base a autogestión y mantiene autonomía política, está conformada por jóvenes y adultos de la comuna de Renaico y surge por la crítica situación por la que atraviesa el río de dicha comuna a raíz de la intervención de la empresa “CMPC”, canales de regadío irregulares, la introducción de bosques de árboles exóticos y la actual instalación de una central hidroeléctrica de paso por parte de la empresa “Agua Viva S.A.”, pero además este colectivo ha adoptado nuevas problemáticas a sus actividades de agitación, como la construcción de la llamada “Ruta Nahuelbuta” que traerá consigo la instalación de un peaje en Coihue (entrada norte) y otro en Tijeral (entrada sur) afectando directamente al bolsillo de los renaiquinos.

textSolidarietà al Dordoni 00:42 Wed 21 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

COL FASCISMO NON SI DISCUTE, IL FASCISMO SI ABBATTE " (Buenaventura Durruti).

textAggressione fascista al CSA Dordoni di Cremona 00:38 Wed 21 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA - sezione Nino Malara di Genova esprime tutta la propria solidarietà e vicinanza ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per la vile aggressione subita da parte dei fascisti di Casa Pound.

textAttacco fascista al CSA Dordoni di Cremona 00:33 Wed 21 Jan by Giuseppe Moncada 0 comments

Emilio viene colpito in faccia e alla testa da diverse sprangate, e cade al suolo privo di sensi.
I vigliacchi continuano a picchiarlo con calci in testa e sul viso, fino a quando i compagni riescono a sollevarlo e portarlo all'interno del centro sociale e a barricarsi dentro.

textDi nuovo vile aggressione fascista a Cremona 00:28 Wed 21 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA cremonese esprime tutta la propria solidarietà ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per l'ennesima aggressione subita da Casa Pound e al compagno Emilio vittima del brutale pestaggio che versa ancora in gravissime condizioni in ospedale.

obuhand.jpg imageΌλες οι εκλογικές α&... 17:53 Tue 20 Jan by Βιομηχανικοί Εργάτες του Κόσμου (IWW) 0 comments

Οι Βιομηχανικοί Εργάτες του Κόσμου (IWW) δεν βλέπουν τίποτα καλό σε μια οικονομία που ελέγχεται από εταιρικά στελέχη ή από πολιτικούς, πόσο μάλλον σε μια κοινωνία που οργανώνεται με αυτόν τον τρόπο. Αντιθέτως θέλουν μια κοινωνία που να διευθύνεται από τους εργαζόμενους της μέσω άμεσης δημοκρατικής διαδικασίας χωρίς ιεραρχία.

textNo al fascismo, nazionalista o religioso che sia 19:19 Mon 19 Jan by CGA Lyon 0 comments

Comunicato del gruppo di Lione del CGA dopo gli attentati in Francia. [Français]

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imageSyriza: Terremoto en Europa Jan 27 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La arrolladora victoria electoral de Syriza en los comicios de ayer domingo en Grecia, expresa ante todo el sentimiento mayoritario de rechazo del pueblo griego en contra del traspaso de las deudas de los ricos al pueblo. Pero también expresa un deseo de renovación de la política, en sintonía con esa “indignación” que recorre a la juventud en gran parte del mundo, cansada de la política elitista en beneficio exclusivo del 1% de los súper-ricos, pero que tampoco se siente representada en una izquierda anquilosada, cuyas prácticas, al final de cuentas, no difieren tanto de la politiquería tradicional.

imageNonguén-Concepción: elementos para la construcción de plataformas territoriales Jan 25 by Colectivo El Estero 0 comments

Junto al intenso proceso de urbanización que se está desarrollando en gran parte de Sudamérica, se presentan una serie de procesos políticos que no entregan ninguna garantía en términos de planificación regional. Esto ha convertido a los territorios en zonas localmente vulnerables, propiciando las bases para una globalización que golpea hasta nuestros últimos eslabones de patrimonio natural, cultural, arquitectónico, y sus diferentes expresiones.

imageείδα ένα όνειρο Jan 24 by Γιώργος Μεριζιώτης 0 comments

Χθες είδα ένα όνειρο – ένα καλό όνειρο, είδα ότι ο ΣYΡΙΖΑ έχει κρυφή ατζέντα και στην πραγματικότητα πρόκειται να εφαρμόσει το παρακάτω πρόγραμμα, (επειδή τα όνειρα δεν τα συγκρατούμε όλα γράφω όσα μπόρεσα να θυμηθώ).

imageJoaquim Levy e o mito do governo em disputa Jan 20 by BrunoL 0 comments

Parece que finalmente caiu a máscara e o poder central no 3º turno negociado expôs a sua verdadeira face – ou ao menos a face hegemônica. Na reportagem de CartaCapital de 18 de janeiro de 2015 (de Carlos Drummond) o ajuste fiscal aplicado pelo ministro da Fazenda Joaquim Levy foi caracterizado como "punhalada fiscal". O bom repórter da publicação que apoia o governo de centro-direita marcado pelo lulismo, ao ouvir fontes como dirigentes de centrais sindicais mais que acostumados a "dialogar" com o governo, as medidas implicam em tentativa de redução de déficit estrutural de 1,2% do PIB. A intenção de Levy e sua equipe (ou a equipe econômica indicada por Dilma, pós-graduada em economia pela Unicamp) como se sabe, intenta "sinalizar ao mercado" e outras balelas indicando que o Estado precisa diminuir seu papel e reforçar seu caráter de classe. Embora a sociedade brasileira seja bastante complexa para um país ocidental e o aparelho de Estado do governo central esteja recheada de interesses diretos e insulamentos tecnocráticos, no fundo o que está em jogo é a definição do caráter de classe do Estado e a diminuição do poder do voto individual na democracia indireta apresentada como melhor saída

imageLas contradicciones del sistema internacional en la revolución de Rojava Jan 20 by BrunoL 0 comments

La barbarie cometida el 06 de enero de 2015 contra periodistas-dibujantes de la publicación francesa Charlie Hebdo, demuestra cómo la presencia de Daesh (Estado Islámico, es o ISIL) es perjudicial, para ser tolerado como parte de cualquier negociación, por sus acciones de crueldad, el marco del sistema internacional. En este breve artículo, presento algunas contradicciones de los miembros de la OTAN, en el escenario del mundo en conflicto.

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textRazzisti e basta Jan 25 sezione "Silvia Francolini" di Fano-Pesaro 0 comments

Volantino diffuso sabato 24 gennaio a Fano in contrasto con sit-in razzista della Lega Nord contro i richiedenti asilo

imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... Jan 22 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

textSolidarietà al Dordoni Jan 21 sezione di Correggio 0 comments

COL FASCISMO NON SI DISCUTE, IL FASCISMO SI ABBATTE " (Buenaventura Durruti).

textAggressione fascista al CSA Dordoni di Cremona Jan 21 Sezione "Nino Malara" di Genova 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA - sezione Nino Malara di Genova esprime tutta la propria solidarietà e vicinanza ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per la vile aggressione subita da parte dei fascisti di Casa Pound.

textDi nuovo vile aggressione fascista a Cremona Jan 21 Federazione cremonese 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA cremonese esprime tutta la propria solidarietà ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per l'ennesima aggressione subita da Casa Pound e al compagno Emilio vittima del brutale pestaggio che versa ancora in gravissime condizioni in ospedale.

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