Derailing annihilation: extinction or social revolution

  • Posted on: 21 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Its Going Down - by Dan Fischer

Half of all wild animals on Earth have been wiped out. You may have missed the news. It came from a scientific study mentioned on page 5 of last Wednesday’s New York Times. You had to flip past the usual stories of Trump regime scandals, four jewelry advertisements, and an ode to a slain officer from the New York Police Department.

“THE SOLUTION, THEN, MUST INVOLVE CLASS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE ULTRA-WEALTHY.”

An Anarchist FAQ after 21 years

  • Posted on: 20 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Anarchist Writers

For reasons too unimportant to discuss here, the 20th anniversary blog for An Anarchist FAQ (AFAQ) ended up on my personal blog rather than AFAQ’s “official” one. Now I correct this by reposting it here as well as taking the opportunity to preface it with a few comments to mark 21 years since AFAQ was officially launched.

Ten Steps To Anarchism

  • Posted on: 20 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Huffington Post UK - by Carne Ross

I used to believe in "the system": the political and economic structure of what we might call western democracy and capitalism. I worked for it: for many years, I was a diplomat for my country. I resigned from government over the Iraq war. I began a political journey. I no longer believed in the system I represented. But what would work instead? To my great surprise, I came to think that anarchism is the answer. I never thought I would believe such radical ideas. But now I think it's the only political philosophy that makes sense for today's world, and the crazy ones are those who think that the current system will save us.

But why, and what is anarchism? These 10 steps can explain:

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Call for Contributions: Beyond the Crisis

  • Posted on: 20 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

Rapid policy changes, funding shifts and cuts, spikes in hate crimes, inflammatory rhetoric, corrupt democratic processes, and international etiquette blunders characterize the current political situation in the United States. Since the new regime assumed power, the immediate dangers to people of color, immigrants, queer folks, and the poor have escalated. We respond with the urgency of firefighters, racing from hot spot to hot spot, putting out flames where they threaten to consume our communities. We remain on constant high alert to respond to the next hate crime, the next anti-immigrant raid, the next attack on the planet.

Dan Harmon: "Rick is an Anarchist"

  • Posted on: 20 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Cartoon Network's Rick and Morty, with its massive viewership and critical acclaim, is probably the standard bearer for TV animation right now. But as co-creator Dan Harmon recently pointed out to me at a press event in Los Angeles, only 21 episodes have aired so far, and that's not all that much material to evaluate from.

The show's fan community grew massively during its nearly two-year hiatus, and, according to Harmon, "It wasn't because we were like pumping out episodes. It happened while we were still taking too long on season 3. It just grew by itself."

Important Fifth Estate anti-tech issue now online

  • Posted on: 19 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Cover image, Issue 306, Fifth Estate Magazine

The full content of Fifth Estate #306, July, 1981 is now online at
https://www.fifthestate.org/archive/306-july-1981/

It contains articles critical of technology and civilization that are as relevant today as when they were first published, including

Against the Megamachine
Marxism, Anarchism and the Roots of the New Totalitarianism
Indigenism & its Enemies
Technological Invasion
Community, Primitive Society and the State

and more.

Anarchy Radio 07-18-2017

  • Posted on: 18 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio07182017

Show's over, ITS. New England Journal of Medicine: "The current level of air pollution is toxic." Full Stop. Delaware-size iceberg breaks off Antarctica. Breaking the Spell by Chris Robe. Leftist take on Hamburg G20. Death of George Romero, birth of zombie culture. Robot drowns in fountain; listen to podcasts 4x as fast. Ad of the week: Qualcomm/ in love with phone. Action news, one call.

[Video] Athens Warzone: Anarchists smash one of the most expensive shopping streets in Europe

  • Posted on: 17 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsXCq4qpbO4

Athens, Greece: Anger and Rage followed the court’s rejection of Irianna's appeal for her 13 years jail sentence to be suspended on 18 July 2017, an order for imprisonment solely based on an almost non-existent partial DNA sample, that according to the judges proved that she belonged to a radical anarchist group.

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