Last Thursday night, Socialist Alternative and other left-wing and progressive nonprofits and political parties (Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Students for a Democratic Society, and more) held a demonstration to protest the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. The crowd was huge, bigger than any march I’ve seen in Minneapolis in a while. In fact, the last time I saw a crowd this big it was the march put on by what would eventually become Black Lives Matter the day after a grand jury announced its decision to not prosecute Darren Wilson for the murder of Mike Brown.
a. The moderators of anews have asked many times for input on how to make conversations better on this site.
The responses have overwhelmingly been in two camps: one insisting (roughly) that the site should be no holds barred, anything that could possibly be called anarchist should be allowed, and the moderators should get out of the way. The other camp (roughly) demanding that there should be the correct amount (which varies) of moderation, usually more (and frequently targeted at specific, named posters).
From Fifth Estate #397, Winter 2017
On college campuses, in urban squats, at hip city venues, and at anarchist events, one often sees young white people sporting dreadlocks or Mohawk haircuts. However, there has been an increasingly aggressive push- back by those who designate this as cultural appropriation and are confronting and shaming those they deem guilty of the practice.
From Insurrection News
During the almost three years that we have been confined by different prisons of the Spanish State, there is one aspect that particularly calls attention to its determinant importance in prison life; we refer to the dispersion.
A thought-provoking new book has just been published by Winter Oak Press in the UK.
The starting point of Nature, Essence and Anarchy by Paul Cudenec is that very future of our species and of planetary life is at threat from the unchecked growth of the industrial capitalist cancer and that there is a need for a powerful and coherent resistance.
He argues that there has been a general thought-paralysis which renders any authentic and holistic anti-capitalist philosophy difficult to conceive and communicate. Our intellectual immune system has been disabled.
It is typical to hear the usual whimpers from the first moments after an attack of repression carried out by the State and by those who protect it, such as the magistrates that accuse, investigate and arrest those who could be “harmful” to health of the State itself.
LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio11152016
Kathan co-hosts and reports on awesome Portland resistance ($1 million
damages Nov. 11). Ayahuasca: a consumer fad? Hydro power = mercury
poisoning. The South is burning. Polluted Danube, need for our own resources
health-wise, not techno "solutions." Artificial daylight. Bank of No Money touts
autonomy, not leftoid organization fetish. Action news, one call.
Two unsolved robberies in Aachen lead to an international anarchist witch-hunt involving cops, laboratories, judges and screws.
As a result, three anarchists, incorrigible dreamers of freedom and bitter enemies of all power, are arrested in Spain and the Netherlands and extradited to the dungeons of the German State.
Let’s seize the challenge of this very contemporary repressive design and transform it into an attack on the existent,each in their own way, with their own means.