FRR Episode 87: On Anarchist Scenes and Subculture

  • Posted on: 12 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

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FRR returns with Rydra and Squee as they give an update on FRR’s return and new projects(audiobooks & presentations) that we are getting into. Rydra gives a report back from the Seattle Anarchist Bookfair, further discussion of Bob Black and social relationships, and they have a long discussion on anarchist scenes/milieus and the value or lack thereof in subcultures

0:00 Free Radical Radio returns: update on show plans, recent recordings of audio books and presentations, and rydra understands science!?

Topic of the Week - What Form Will Comments Take?

  • Posted on: 12 October 2015
  • By: thecollective

The past week or two has included joyous events like a Drupal failure due to database issues, an ongoing issue with the recent comments block due to the same, and finally a total power supply failure that took the site offline for nearly 24 hours. The site being unavailable is what I would point to as to why there has been such a major downturn in comments and traffic on the site. Unless its something else.

“To the customers – Insurrection and Doublethink”

  • Posted on: 12 October 2015
  • By: Rocinante

From contra info

To those who…

To those for whom the end of civilization is a bookstore or grocery business;
To those who consider insurrection as a breach in the monopoly of falsehood, representation, power;
To those who are able to sense that behind the dense fog of the “crisis” there is a theater of operations, maneuvers, strategies and therefore the possibility for self-promotion;
To those who launch “attacks” in order to occupy seats in the municipal council;
To those who seize the propitious moment to display themselves in the mass media;
To those who don’t seek accomplices, but political friends;
To those who don’t desert, but who infiltrate;
To those who mock the refusal to participate in this world;
To those who organize others into a party, perhaps – why not – into a historical party;
To those who intend to give life to a revolutionary force, as long as it’s institutional.

A contribution to a debate that has need of
a single way of thinking shared by all…

The Haters v Ex Machina

  • Posted on: 11 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

In this episode of the Haters, we want to talk about artificial intelligence, but actually all there is to talk about is misogyny and racism. That's right! We went to see the critically acclaimed and supposedly smart artsy technology thriller, Ex Machina.

Plus we brought in a guest who (unlike us) went to the movie with the intention of loving it, but instead hated it even more passionately than we did.


An update from the Anarchist Library: Fall 2015

  • Posted on: 11 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From The Anarchist Library

Greetings from the labyrinths of the library. The anarchist library project has been aging slowly with time and brushing the dust off of its pages by forking out into new and exciting paths. The project now provides texts in eight different languages. The German and Swedish language libraries are the most recent additions. The project also offers libraries in the Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Finnish, Russian, Spanish, and the English languages. As always, your participation in this project by helping upload and edit texts of interest to you is what helps make the archives wonderful.

Statement from Revolutionary Anarchist Action on today’s bombing in Ankara

  • Posted on: 10 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Rabble

Today, bombs placed at a rally in the Turkish town of Ankara killed at least 86 people. This comes in the context of the bomb attacks in Amed in June, against an election rally; the attack on Kobanê from Turkey’s borders in June and the attack in in July in Suruç against a delegation bringing aid to Kobanê. Many comrades in Turkey and Kurdistan blame these attacks on the Turkish state.

Bloc Party: Report back from ABC Conference

  • Posted on: 9 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

We here at Bloc Party have busy lives. Between the kids, bills, and our escapades as outside agitators, sometimes priorities must shift temporarily to accommodate busy work weeks. Being oh so career-oriented, our lives had to be taken up by our work over the last couple weeks. So we decided to just focus on a humble reportback from this year’s North American Anarchist Black Cross Conference this time around. Don’t worry, we will be back in full capacity in two weeks!

'Our Day Will Come' - The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire Escape Case [Book]

  • Posted on: 7 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Attending solidarity call to Evi Statiri we share with you a book which speaks about what triggered after the arrest of the fugitive Christos Xiros, the discovery of an escape plan to escape from Korydallos prison by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Imprisoned Members Cell; the subsequent manhunt against comrade Aggeliki Spyropoulo and her detention with relatives and friends of CCF comrades, and finally, the hunger strike for over 30 days in which they put their lives at risk.

It also has a prologue by CCF, imprisoned members cell.

Reaction, Not Resistance

  • Posted on: 7 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Post Insurrectionary Revengism

I generally refuse to debate to which degree our collective future is set in stone. Placing hypothetical situations at the forefront of political thought seems foolish to me, as none of us are clairvoyant. Hypothetically, if all fossil fuels were left in the ground, and no more were burned as of tomorrow, we might have a chance of survival as a species. Hypothetically, a solar storm could knock the grid offline, saving the natural world from further extirpation. Hypothetically, the powerful could adopt humane policies to reduce human suffering during ecological and industrial collapse. We know, however, that these are sordid fantasies. They are sordid because they detract from real suffering being visited upon the natural world everyday, and the suffering of those humans to which the apocalypse is not a distant future event, or a clever metaphor.