Open Proposal for Structure, Objectives, and Minimums

Objectives Generate an awareness of collective power so that projects can support one another without having to support themselves in commercial relations and fall into self-exploitation. Foment relations and connections between creative projects of the same type (for example: printshops, social centers, gardens, healthcare groups, childraising groups, etc.) Foment relations and connections horizontally between projects of different types to make possible exchanges, networks, gift economies and a culture of reciprocity. Give support to the people...

Convocamos el primer Encuentro de Infraestructuras Libertarias

Os queremos invitar al primer encuentro de Infraestructuras Libertarias. Para empezar, nos parece preciso explicar porque ha surgido esta propuesta para que podáis ver si compartimos inquietudes, necesidades y visiones. Muchas veces se ha dicho de nuestro entorno —y estamos de acuerdo— que tenemos una falta de proyectos creativos y no abstractos. Ponemos muchas energías al organizar protestas y propaganda, y en cuanto a nuestra capacidad destructiva hacia al sistema que nos oprime, a veces...

Debate: Gift Economy

The gift economy is the oldest and most practiced economy in human history. Not only does it precede the use of money, private property, slavery, and other economic practices designed to favor accumulation and exploitation, but it also continues to exist in the shadows of capitalism, given that the logic of the market—of competition, exploitation, domination—still does not control everything. The functioning of the gift economy is very simple: everything you have that you don’t...

The New World in Our Hearts, Anarchist Infrastructures, and the Gift Economy in Catalunya

What follows are two translations and an original article regarding an organizational process undertaken by anarchists in Catalunya. The first translation is a call-out, resulting from several years of debate and experiences—both failures and partial successes—regarding anarchist organization and coordination, the successful spreading of anarchist ideas and practices, and the effects of repression and recuperation. The second is a text prepared for one of the debates held during the gathering. And the article describes how...

Crònica de la primera trobada d’infraestructures llibertàries

A la primera trobada de infraestructures llibertàries van assistir unes 70 persones d’uns 45 projectes de totes les províncies de Catalunya i més enllà, de ciutat, de poble i de camp. Els projectes presents venien dels àmbits de la pedagogia lliure, l’autoabastiment rural i l’agricultura ecològica, les radios lliures i la difusió, les impremtes i les editorials, la medicina i la salut autogestionades, l’artesania, els tallers de carpinteria, metal i manualitats, els tallers de tecnologia...