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(en) 4-12 benefiet voor anarchistisch lokaal Magdalena (Madrid) in Amsterdam

Date Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:47:54 +0200

Thursday 4 December at 19:00 at Joe's Garage, Pretoriusstraat 43, Amsterdam. ---- with vegan food, short documentary "Anarchism in Madrid" by Mark Bray, chat about Magdalena and live music Almudena y Davide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZAfWLAoTa8 ---- Here is the link to Joes Garage: http://www.joesgarage.nl/archives/10285 ---- 7pm, vegan dinner - 9pm, short documantary: ?Anarchism in Madrid? 2013, 15 minutes with a short talk about the anarchist local Magdalena ? 9:30pm Live music with ?Almudena y Davide? voice and guitar, Rebelious folk songs from Spain and latin america. ---- Here you can check the music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZAfWLAoTa8 ---- The anarchist space Magdalena is an anarchist project that has existed for years in the center of Madrid. Their objective always has had two focuses: To be a meeting point for information for people interested on critical theory and fight experience; and also serve as infrastructure for Anarchist Movement.

During the year 2003, the library was born. Following the library, the
bookstore, video library, archive and many more ideas were also born. From
then on, they have organized a lot of political activities: meetings,
speeches, films, debates, workshops etc. Actually, there are ten different
groups meeting in the space, two editorials storage spaces, there is a
small radio studio, one room for propaganda and they are finishing with
cataloging the archives.

Since the 1970?s until October 2014, the space was rented for very little.
However, the contract is finished and Magdalena had to abandon the local
and re-think their project in a new space. This change means bigger
economical effort and this is the motive for which Magdalena is asking for
economic support for the very first time, to continue with the project and
cover the costs.

The new Magdalena will open on December 2014. The relocation means a new
period for them, and abandoning the second floor in the old building to
move into the heart of Lavapiés, neighborhood epicenter of social and
political fights in Madrid, this time finally, at ground level.
What best place to continue conspiring.

The history of the Anarchist space Magdalena originated in the 1970?s when
the CNT (already allowed) was able to rent the space for very little.
After CNT left (keeping the contract) different groups, such as Mujeres
Libres and book?s distributor as Klinamen moved into the space for a
period of time, as autonomous groups, only meeting as assembly to talk
about the use of the space.

In 2002-03, the situation in Madrid became complicated. Lucha Autónoma
stopped to be reference for social and political fights, and the
insurrectionist speech brought with it a strong repression and many
arrests. During this downward slope, Magdalena was born with the illusion
to be a visible and stable project where the anarchist people could be

With the time, the situation in the space also continued changing and some
groups disappeared while others took their place. In 2003 the Library was
born, in 2006 the bookstore, the video library, the archive?

Although the change began to be more notable, every group kept their
autonomy and they only shared the general assembly to talk about the

Later it was decided to combine all the ideas into the same political
project where the library, bookstore, video library, archive and every
activity were in the same assembly with the focus to be information point
and meeting place and to serve as infrastructure for the anarchist

However, the passing time brought with it inertia. To fight against this,
Magdalena organized new speeches and debates into the local, which were
announced on folded two papers called Boletín del Local. They also focused
more on producing propaganda creating a space for it.

In that time the local was re-organized. They created one space for
assemblies and meetings which was also used by other groups such as
Asamblea del Encuentro del Libro Anarquista, Asamblea contra los Centros
de Menores, Todo por hacer, Radio Cabezas de Tormenta etc. These groups
were enriching the space and provoking the activity of the ?compañer@s?
(multiplying their participation in different assemblies) contacting like
that, with the life outside of the local.

This opening revealed other realities. Also the Movement of May 15th in
2011 and the appearance of the neighborhood assemblies brought with it a
direct contact with Lavapies, borrowed them the space for their assembly
as a result. All theses changes, as well as all the responsibilities and
compromises of everyone, provoked less implication from the people, who
lost their illusion in the old and benefiting from the new.

However, this delusion is already past and Magdalena is strong again and
ready to continue disturbing even more and open their new project on

Help them to keep their fight. http://www.localanarquistamagdalena.org/

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people?s kitchen, every monday and thursday, 19:00
PM, vegan food for 4? or donation. All benefits go for social & political
struggles. No reservation.

We're always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen.
Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which
days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat
[dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also
participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Anarchistische Groep Amsterdam
postbus 16521, 1001 RA Amsterdam

stuur een email naar aga@agamsterdam.org
om je te abonneren op onze maillijst en
nieuws van de AGA te ontvangen.

bezoekadres: Anarchistische Bibliotheek
iedere zaterdag van 14:00-18:00
Eerste Schinkelstraat 14-16 Amsterdam

lezen: Directe Actie
onregelmatig verschijnend gratis blad van de AGA

From: Anarchistische Groep Amsterdam
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