Anarchy and Democracy Reading Groups!

  • Posted on: 20 April 2016
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

This month, we are publishing a series exploring an anarchist analysis of democracy, including case studies from anarchist participants in directly democratic movements around the world. As an offline counterpart to the series, we invite you to organize discussion groups about the relation between democracy and anarchy. We’re not finished thinking through this topic, and we want your help engaging with these questions. Our hope is that together we can produce new ideas and tactics that can be put to use in the next wave of unrest.

Occupy: Democracy versus Autonomy

  • Posted on: 20 April 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The story goes that the very first gathering of Occupy Wall Street began as an old-fashioned top-down rally with speakers droning on—until a Greek student (and perhaps—an anarchist?) interrupted it and demanded that they hold a proper horizontal assembly instead. She and some of the youngsters in attendance sat down in a circle on the other side of the plaza and began holding a meeting using consensus process. One by one, people trickled over from the audience that had been listening to speakers and joined the circle. It was August 2, 2011.

04-19-2016 Anarchy Radio

  • Posted on: 19 April 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Kathan co-hosts. Quakes in Japan and Ecuador: crushed by civilization. A nihilist talk in Portland. AK Press won't carry BAGR, Zerzan. "A New Dark Age Looms" as warming reaches ever new heights e.g. year-round fire season. Anti-civ perspective grows. Minecraft, chatbots, wacko high-tech ads. "Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Capitalism." Tasty action briefs, calls from Arkansas and Ohio.

Report from Pittsburgh Anarchists on Clashes at Trump Rally

  • Posted on: 18 April 2016
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

On April 13th Pittsburgh anarchists participated in an attack on a Donald Trump campaign rally. This is a message from some of the organizers of this anarchist contingent as well as thoughts on our current situation.

The Wind Roars Ferociously

  • Posted on: 17 April 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Black and Green Review #3 by Four Legged Human

Feral Foundations and the Necessity of Wild Resistance

I wondered: how free were we if we’d become so dependent on the comforts produced by industry that we couldn’t do without them? How free was I, that the first thing I wanted and had been craving for weeks was a sweet and fizzy caramel-colored beverage that came in a bottle with a scarlet label and passed itself off as the Real Thing? May the Arrow People never come to know it. As long as they had streams unsullied by mercury and sprawling woodlands rich with animals, they could remain beyond our reach, beyond the swirling vortex of consumer society and the machinery that manufactures our wants, creates our needs….May they never come to know the squalor of their brethren…who have been sucked in, then spat out and left to wander dusty frontier streets or the hopeless, crack-infested subdivisions on the rez, filthy and destitute, the objects of scorn and derision. What they had could never be measured in dollars…they could never be adequately compensated if they were to ever lose their freedom. The Unconquered [1]

Topic of the Week: Sports, Games, and Play

  • Posted on: 17 April 2016
  • By: thecollective

The spectacle of professional sports, capitalism, and people making millions of dollars to perform in front of an audience seem to have little in common with anarchism. However, anarchists especially those in Europe and Latin America have a rich past of being involved in various sporting clubs, local community organizations, and associations especially with relation to soccer (football).

It Ain't Over Yet by Michael Kimble

  • Posted on: 15 April 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anarchy Live!

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 – Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

What began as a confrontation between prisoners from different regions of Alabama – namely, B’ham and Montgomery, with B’ham being the largest – escalated into two short riots against the pigs. After the prisoners squashed the beef among themselves without any violence, two pigs ran into C-dorm, which houses 114 prisoners and was informed that there was no problem and everything was under control.

One pig (Tate) tried to bogart his way through a crowd of prisoners and was immediately stabbed a number of times. After the two pigs ran out the dorm, one bloodied the warden, Carter Davenport, who has a reputation as an extremely sadistic, disrespectful, and nasty scumfuck fascist, who was recently removed from his post as warden at St. Clair maximum security prison for assaulting a prisoner, and reassigned as warden at Holman in 2015. He was stabbed after entering C-dorm like some kind of god.

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