Authoritarians go against anarchist ideas!
Fundación Anselmo Lorenzo (FAL) is a foundation established by CNT to preserve the rich history of the libertarian movement in Spain and to promote anarchist ideas and culture. It has a bookshop, a lecture hall and meeting rooms and a library in downtown Madrid. If you’ve ever been to town, you may have visited, as it’s a well-known reference in libertarian circles nationwide.
This office of FAL has been attacked. Last Monday, we discovered that someone’s authoritarian drive had been busy during the weekend.
Whoever it was, their efforts were focused on rendering the lock unusable and smashing the front glass. They used spray paint, glue and other materials and picks or hammers. This level of preparation shows a great deal of intent. We’d wish that they devoted similar efforts to achieve important goals, like social justice or class solidarity.
Let’s be clear, this is an attack on anarchist ideas carried out in a fascist-like manner. What would be the point, otherwise, in acting against bookshelves and a lecture hall?
Libertarian ideas, books and culture have been attacked. It is obvious that whoever carried this act out are not regulars at our events… if they were, they would have read, listened and debated and would not have allowed themselves to be manipulated into this wanton act.
Needless to say, we condemn this attack. Luckily, only material damage has been inflicted. The Fundacion is open again, though we still have some tidy-up to do.
As usual, as always, we forge ahead with positive, constructive action.
La FAL ante el ataque a su sede madrileña este fin de semana
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