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Jun 22 2018 09:53
IFA founding congress audio, from 1968

Whilst pulling together some material for an article about IFA on the 50th anniversary of its founding in Carrara Italy, I found this multilingual audio recording from 1968:
https://archive.org/details/1erCongrsDeLinternationaleDesFdrationsAnarch...
Some summary text accompanies the audio.
It would be great to have a full transcript...

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Jun 22 2018 10:37

That's fantastic, thanks for adding it. My French is well ropey so a transcript would be good.

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Jun 22 2018 11:19

Yes, it's pretty amazing to have this two hour recording. There is one speaker (from Japan) in English, the rest in French, Spanish and Italian so a full transcript would be a collective effort.

The other material I'd like to read is in the IISH (Netherlands) which is collection of documents of the London Federation of Anarchists which includes correspondence leading up to the Carrara congress: https://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH00836
There is a mention of its acquisition in a journal/report called 'News of the Profession':
https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/...
"London Federation of Anarchists (LFA)
Period: 1965-1969
Size: 0.12 m.
Documents relating to the Anarchist International Conference at Carrara,
Italy in 1968, including bulletins and circulars of the preparatory commission
and correspondence with Guy Malouvier of the Fe"de"ration Anarchiste (Paris)
and others 1966-1968; bulletins and circulars 1965-1968; correspondence
1967-1969; financial documents 1967-1969; various copies of periodicals, bulletins
and pamphlets 1968-1969; clippings, mainly on World War II 1939-1942."

Now, if anyone has been and got hold of this already, do tell.

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Jul 3 2018 00:08

Work is done here:

Alla prova del Sessantotto : l'anarchismo internazionale al congresso di Carrara : Congrès international de federations anarchistes = Congresso internazionale di federazioni anarchiche = International Congress of anarchist federations = Congreso internacional de federaciones anarquistas : Carrara, Teatro degli Animosi, 31 agosto-3 settembre 1968

a cura di Roberto Zani.
Language
Italian, English, French, Spanish. Text in Italian with preface also in French; transcription of the audio disc in Italian with parallel translations in English, French, and Spanish.
Edition
1. ed. italiana.
Imprint
Milano : Zero in condotta, 2008.
Physical description
287 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. + 1 sound disc.

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You can search for words here (I don't know a way of download the entire book)
https://books.google.es/books/about/Alla_prova_del_Sessantotto.html?id=t...

And here is in Spanish:
https://archive.org/details/CongresoAnarquistaInternacionalDeCarraraText...

But in the book there is much more documentation than cd's transcriptions.
Google took it from Michigan University, but neither can download it: https://search.lib.umich.edu/catalog/record/005984241?query=Alla%20prova...
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Can you find this Times article?
The Times, Monday, Sep 02, 1968; pg. 5; Issue 57345; col A
Cohn-Bendit stirs congress From GARRY LLOYD-Massa Carrara, Italy, Sept. 1.

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Aug 31 2018 17:04

August 31th, 1968. Just 50 years ago, the Anarchist International Conference started in Carrara.

Alasbarricadas has published a long article about it. (in spanish).
https://www.alasbarricadas.org/noticias/node/40594

There are images, audio links (french, the japanese delegate in "english"), a pair of youtube videos and a quite a lof bibliography in multiple lenguages.

For example, here is the pdf of freedom journal with the report of the brittish delegate (Stuart Christie).

In this youtube video you can see the ambient and Cohn-Bendit behaving weirdly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaMuRbWR_Uo

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Sep 23 2018 13:03

Thanks for all the info! More from blia blia blia:

The Times, Monday, Sep 02, 1968; pg. 5; Issue 57345; col A
Cohn-Bendit stirs congress From GARRY LLOYD-Massa Carrara, Italy, Sept. 1.

TIME: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,838672-1,00.html

This report in spanish is about the ambient outside. Not much serious: http://www.triunfodigital.com/mostradorn.php?a%F1o=XXIII&num=329&imagen=...