Our collective is publishing this bilingual (Spanish/English) journal called
Incendio (wildfire). It is our intention to use this journal to connect English/Spanish speaking
anarchists throughout the world to anarchist, indigenous, ecological, and social struggles occurring throughout Latin America.
This idea was inspired by two other projects. The first is Solidarity South Pacific, which was initiated by British eco-anarchists in order to support ecological and indigenous struggles in the South Pacific against cultural and environmental destruction. The second project is
Abolishing Borders from Below, an English language publication from Germany. This is a bi-monthly anarchist journal that publishes articles about an array of anarchist and social struggles throughout Eastern Europe and Russia. The intention of Abolishing Borders from Below is to inform individuals in other countries about these struggles so that the information can be used to support comrades there. The journal we are creating,
Incendio, aims to combine elements of both of these projects with a focus on
Our idea is to develop an extensive list of contacts from Mexico to Argentina who will send us reports about what is occurring in their region. We'll collect these reports along with interviews, event notices, requests for solidarity and actions, and other news. The collective will have the material translated and then published in this journal. There are many topics that we expect to cover, such as the militarization of borders, transnational economic policies, environmental and cultural devastation, stories of creative revolt, etc.
We aim to publish stories of people in conflict with the dominant social order and to bring these stories to interested individuals throughout the world. In the back of the journal we will maintain an updated list of contacts for anarchist and other anti-authoritarian groups throughout Latin America. This will make the connection of social conflicts throughout the Americas easier. It is our hope that this will encourage people to engage in mutual aid with people in these areas. We also will try to enable
people involved with similar yet isolated struggles to connect with each other.
Many of the companies, religious groups, governmental and non-governmental organizations that displace people, assimilate and destroy cultures, devastate ecosystems, exploit people, etc., are based in English speaking countries (particularly the USA). We hope to make connections with anarchists in these countries so that their actions can be targeted more precisely at those responsible for perpetuating these atrocities. We also wish to highlight comrades that have been kidnapped or killed by the state and encourage the spread of social rebellion in response.
There is often more access to resources in wealthier
"western" countries and these resources (like computers, communications equipment, books and literature, etc.) can be channeled in the direction of more marginalized comrades who need them. As well,
"western" currency goes much farther in economically marginalized countries and therefore can fund a lot more projects (printing projects, social centers, etc.) as well as support many more people (prisoners, etc.).
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