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Call for solidarity with Ruymán Rodríguez, anarchist repressed, tortured and persecuted by the Spanish state for housing the poor

We are publishing a statement sent to us by GAF London as well as a translation of the one released by Federación Anarquista Gran Canaria. You can see the amazing work the FAGC does by listening to our recent interview with one of them. Please remember that Green Anti-capitalist Media simply publishes what we receive and we don’t necessarily endorse or condone any of the opinions it contains.

Here is the statement by GAF London followed by the translation below.


We’ve translated a statement published by the Federación Anarquista Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria Anarquist Federation) where they detail the political persecution of their member Ruymán Rodríguez, who is facing false charges to cover up the brutal violence they inflicted upon him as part of a ploy to repress the radical housing movement in Gran Canaria. The FAGC he’s part of has been involved in a very successful social movement for housing in Gran Canaria and has helped hundreds of families left abandoned by the state. Like any other threat to its legitimacy, the state couldn’t allow this to continue unchallenged.

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Queer Feminist Climate Activism – A Zine by Edinburgh GAF

Our friends from Edinburgh GAF have put together an amazing zine exploring the intersection and interaction between queerness, feminism and climate activism. In their own words the articles in this zine consider:

Categorisation and homogeneity as efforts to control; struggle as one of many fronts; how patriarchy is related to power over nature and people at large; and how to be a better climate movement. The zine also contains artworks about strong women, tree planting, capitalism co-opting our struggles, capitalist and anarchist structures, how ‘green capitalism’ is not good, and why anti-capitalism is (obviously) for the better, as well as the wonderful drawings on the front and back cover.

GAF as a movement recognises that the struggle against ecological destruction is inextricable from the fight against all forms of oppression, as explained in the Aims & Principles that we all share. And we see this zine as an amazing resource to explore this connection further. Read it, share it, print it and let it inspire you to take action for a better future.

Download the zine here:

And listen to the audio reading of the zine here.

GAF Fucks The Media: Introducing GAM

What is going on?

Hey there. You may have noticed that our online presence has changed a bit. That’s because some of the people who have been running the GAF social media, website, livestreams and reading groups over the last few months have decided to create an independent group organising under the GAF banner but focused on media creation and supporting the wider GAF movement. We are calling ourselves Green Anti-capitalist Media.

We are doing this for several reasons.

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Full Stop Affinity’s How To for the Fluffy Anarchist Basics (part 2)

Full Stop Affinity have put out a guide on several useful actions anarchists can take, from banner drops, food distributions, graffiti, wheatpasting and more. It’s important to clarify that neither FSA nor us encourage anyone to actually do these things and we are just publishing them for research purposes.

On unrelated news, we remind you that FSA have called for a day of autonomous action against the state next 6th of March.

To change everything, start anywhere. Take action now! Become ungovernable!

You can find the first part of the guide here.

click to continue on to part 2

Why is Youth Liberation so Important in the Climate Movement?

It is undeniable that young people have had a central part in the modern environmentalist movement. But something we don’t see discussed very often is the role youth liberation plays in it and why is so important to its success. To find out, we decided to ask our friends at Full Stop Affinity, a youth liberation anarchist environmentalist affinity group that organises under the Green Anti-capitalist Front and the Youth Liberation Front. This is what they wrote.

The environment will collapse before some of us reach our thirties. Our future has been stolen from us by the state. Children are an oppressed group and we will fight for our freedom. Older generations repeatedly look down on us and presume we know nothing. Parents and guardians treat us like property, censoring what we say, stopping us from acting. 


Youth liberation is necessary. We must be free. The state repeatedly tries to fuck us around, turn us into a statistic. Keep us preoccupied so we can’t see the murder and devastation they cause. But we see it. We will not surrender to the state. We may not believe the revolution will happen but we will continue to fight because it’s the right thing to do.


Older generations have repeatedly shown that they don’t care about climate change. They know they’ll be dead before it becomes devastating. And they don’t want us young people changing how they have to live or, in their words, “inconveniencing” them. We the young people have no future. We must fight for our liberation, like any oppressed group.


Climate change affects us. Climate change will kill us. We refuse to go without a fight. In the last year, we the young people have scared the shit out of the state with demos and direct action. It’s important our older comrades do not try to control us, or police us, in our fight for freedom.


Youth liberation is especially important to the climate movement as we are the ones that will suffer. We are the ones that are acting. We don’t mean “acting” as in the same sense as XRY, or even the youth strikes. We are taking direct action against our oppressors. Gluing and chaining ourselves to roads and fences while relying on state empathy will get us nowhere. A to B marches will get us nowhere. Only chaos will change things.


For too long older people have been made the face of the climate movement, with liberal groups pushing an image of older people, grandparents, to the front of their activism. You aren’t fighting for your grandchildren’s future by submitting yourself to the state. Only complete insurrectionist action will cause change. Punch the enemy, do not rely on their empathy. We are the climate movement, not grandparents who chant “police we love you. We’re doing this for your children”. 


Corporations know their actions are unjust, they rely on the compliance of the people and this is why we, the youth, pose such a threat. It’s a time where values are experimented with, boundaries are broken and it signifies the end of relying on our oppressors for sympathy. This, along with the youths ability to begin organising independently, combine to make young people such a genuine threat to climate-massacring corporations and the oppressive structures they rely on.

Youth comes with an aspect of autonomy, which many other social groups lack. This is why the established system views young people as such a threat. We have a crucial role in acting for social change and we will fulfil it.


No matter how much they try to force and control us, there is no place for us in the state hierarchy and therefore their ideas of correctness. We can’t be placed in a section. This is why youth movements and youth themselves are so often belittled and put down by media and corporations and tried to be controlled by schools and classrooms; because by its very nature, youth works against the states ideas of hierarchy and control. This is why in movements such as the climate movement, which heavily relies on youth liberation, is important as its existence works against the hierarchies the movements desire and need to remove.


Young people are a determining dynamic force. All throughout history, exploited youth fight against the state and those who oppress them and encourage the people around them to do the same. 

Smash the state. Set fire to the prisons. From the streets to the schools, remain ungovernable!


– Full Stop Affinity / FSA

Full Stop Affinity’s How To for the Fluffy Anarchist Basics (part 1)

Full Stop Affinity have put out a guide on several useful actions anarchists can take, from banner drops, food distributions, graffiti, wheatpasting and more. It’s important to clarify that neither FSA nor us encourage anyone to actually do these things and we are just publishing them for research purposes.

On unrelated news, we remind you that FSA have called for a day of autonomous action against the state next 6th of March.

To change everything, start anywhere. Take action now! Become ungovernable!

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The Kids Won’t Be Quiet, They’re Going To Start A Riot – FSA Call For Day of Action

Full-Stop Affinity, a youth liberation anarchist environmentalist affinity group that organises under the Green Anti-capitalist Front and the Youth Liberation Front, are calling for an autonomous day of action against the state on the 6th of March. On their statement they said:

We’re calling for an autonomous day of action. A day of creation and destruction. Get organising. Keep it quiet. Keep it serious. Stay safe comrades

6th March. Get in action. Fuck shit up. Target capitalism. Target the state. Paint your streets. Fight injustice. Squat your local empty. Help the homeless community. Drop some banners. BE GAY DO CRIME!

We want direct action against the system. Anything you can do to attack the state. This March 6th the kids wont be quiet!

WE WILL FUCK SHIT UP!

On their poster they say:

We have been quiet for way too long. We must act now. We don’t want placards and speeches. We want action.

This year on the 6th of March we’re calling for an autonomous day of action. A day spent creating solidarity between our communities and destroying those who oppress us. Target the state.

Keep it quiet. Keep it serious.

CREATE. DESTROY. CAUSE CHAOS

You can follow updates by FSA on their twitter and instagram.

If you would like us to share any actions taken on the day, send us images, videos (make sure to clean metadata) or reports to: greenanticapitalistfront [at] riseup [dot] net

Solidarity with Greek students needed!

Statement by GAF Glagow

Support a fundraising campaign for Greek comrades under attack!

We stand in international solidarity with the 8 students targeted viciously by the Greek state, accused of having taken part in a direct action in solidarity with squats at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

These students were targeted because of their widespread active involvement in social struggles and within the anti-authoritarian milieu, and especially their involvement with the Self-Organised Students’ Centre of AUEB. They have been the subject of a local media frenzy, and have faced great repressive measures including surveillance, forced DNA retention, and the charge, among others, of “forming a criminal organisation”.

The Greek state is demanding an outrageous monetary amount to post the students’ bail (3000 Eur/person). With the anti-authoritarian milieu in Greece not being able to rely on its traditional fundraising methods, a Firefund campaign has been set up to support the comrades. Please support in any way you can!

Link: https://www.firefund.net/s8a.

Occupation in the Historical Polytechnic Campus of Athens in Protest Against the State Management of the Pandemic

Comrades from Greece have asked us to share an update on the situation in Greece and their callout to protest. What follows is a loose translation of their statement, which was released following a successful demostration in the streets of Athens on the 6th of November. While the details might pertain to the Greek experience, overall there are eerie similarities to what is also taking place in Britain and the rest of the world.

In relation to this call out for action, a banner has been hung over the gates of the historical Polytechnic campus in central Athens (or the “lower Polytechnic”) where the events during the Junta took place and the yearly commemoration is held. Also the university administration building (located in the new Polytechnic campus, or the “upper Polytechnic”) has been occupied by a coalition of student groups as part of the protest.

The most recent information we have indicates the police have closed access to the university and blocked all surrounding streets. Our Greek comrades are asking for international solidarity in order to resist the attack. Please share far and wide and organise any action you are capable of in order to put pressure on the Greek state. We’ll keep updating this article with any new developments.

Solidarity with our Greek comrades! Solidarity with everyone fighting state repression! For freedom, autonomy and self-organisation!

Click to read the occupation’s statement

Queer Feminist Squat opened in De Kinkerbuurt: Resquatting of Jan Hanzenstraat 115

We share a message sent to GAF announcing a new squat in Amsterdam. Amidst a wave of evictions and anti-squatter propaganda washing all over Europe, the news of a new radical squat opened brings us great joy. In a world ever more asphyxiating of our freedom to exist and live wherever we want to and however we want to, we must open new autonomous spaces to breath, to rest, to plot, to revolt and to imagine new ways of being, as well as making them a reality. Squat the world! Solidarity with all squats!

Three weeks ago the house at Jan Hanzenstraat 115 was re-squatted. The building was left empty for over a year after the previous occupiers were asked to leave, as supposedly it was to be demolished and replaced with four luxury apartments. The resquatting was done silently and after a few days the cops acknowledged the occupiers domestic peace.

A message from the occupiers:

We are against the state, patriarchy, police violence, capitalism and all forms of hierarchy and oppression. We will defend ourselves, and our right to exist and live the way we want. Gentrification is a direct attack on our communities, our livelihood and our freedom to be in the city. We are queer, feminist, antifascist and we are tired of this shit. Our free spaces are under attack everywhere and we will not stand by quietly watching their destruction. The time to occupy, resist and strike is now. The pandemic has had a disproportionately negative effect on working class people, womxn, Queer and BAME folks and other marginalised groups. We will not let ourselves be the collateral damage of this crisis. We take care of us. We stand in solidarity with womxn and queer people everywhere, fighting capitalism and patriarchy. Solidarity to our neighbours from Liebig 34. Our movement is international, it cannot be evicted by the state or contained within national borders.

If you are interested in helping out, learning more, or joining our Open Assembly. Shoot us an email on janhanzenstraat115@protonmail.com