Brazil: Anarchist Guilherme Irish murdered

  • Posted on: 22 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

A Brazilian anarchist student, Guilherme Irish, was this week murdered by his father due to his political views.

The mathematics student at Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), known as Guilherme Irish, was shot dead by his father last Tuesday (15/11). He was an anarchist, black bloc participant and actively involved in the occupations of schools and colleges in Goiânia.

Anarchism and the struggle against the borders

  • Posted on: 22 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

Text of one of the introductory talks at the London Anarchist Bookfair meeting on “Anarchism and the Struggle against the Borders” (29 October). The other introduction focused on connections between the Syrian revolution and diaspora and rebellions against the European border system.

The invitation to this meeting asked three questions. I am going to try to touch on all three questions, and to relate them specifically to a few things that happened in London in the last year or two.

Communique from the Bank of No Money, Deptford SE London

  • Posted on: 22 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

We are rats running rabid through the stinking guts of London …

Sick of the fractured ‘scene’ of squatters in London, sick of faux-punk venues and the fashionable veneer of rebellion, sick of the apathy and passivity, sick of housing where everyone is locked in their own rooms, their own lives, their existence atomised, stinking of fried chicken and choking on the bones of what once was, we came together to act …

We are a collective of those in active rebellion.

Warsaw. Barcelona. Roma. Thessaloniki. London. All over we meet in joint attack.

A First-Hand Account of the Fuck Trump March in Minneapolis

  • Posted on: 22 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

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.

TOTW: good conversations online

  • Posted on: 21 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

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).

Cultural Appropriation & Shaming

  • Posted on: 21 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

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.

Mónica & Francisco: Distance, control and punishment. The importance of dispersion in the prison system of the Spanish State.

  • Posted on: 21 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

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.

Nature, Essence and Anarchy

  • Posted on: 21 November 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Nature, Essence and Anarchy by Paul Cudenec

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.

TFSRadio: Discussion on the election by two Asheville area anarchists

  • Posted on: 20 November 2016
  • By: Bursts

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on November 14th, 2016, through November, 20th podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.

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