Why Arguing with Egoists is Pointless

  • Posted on: 15 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

The danger is that the self, constantly removed and made unlike the others, may become isolated. But the Pleistocene solution is the enhanced complexity of relationships.

- Paul Shepard, Coming Home to the Pliestocene

After all, with lions on the same plains, with both of us following the same prey and stealing each others' kills, we became human. We have a lot in common. It's not the lions' fault if some humans later become philosophers.

- Carl Safina, Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel

Anarchy Radio 02-14-2017

  • Posted on: 14 February 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio02142017

The Brilliant on Atassa/eco-nihilism. "Thoughts of the Week on Anarcho-
transhumanism"? Zoltan's "Immortality Tour." Chemical pollution in extreme
ocean depths, biodiversity expiring, addiction as a condition of society.
Antarctic ice shelf nears end. Work of Layla AbdelRahim, Chellis Glen-
denning, Zygmunt Bauman. Action news, seven calls (two off-air).

Say It with Barricades

  • Posted on: 14 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

What do anarchists mean when we talk about love? For some the word is inextricably associated with pacifism. Spiritual leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. preached love and non-violence as one and the same. “Peace and love”—together, these words have become a mantra invoked to impose passivity on those who would stand up for themselves. But does love always mean peace? Do we need to throw out the one if we disagree tactically with the other? What does it mean for us to extol love in such a violent time, when more and more people are losing faith in nonviolence? What is actually at stake in embracing or rejecting the rhetoric of love?

Simon Chapman, A Very Distinguished Fucking Anarchist

  • Posted on: 14 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom

Over the last couple of days the strangest thought has plagued me. Two simple ugly words have kept emerging, only for me to lock them out and ridicule them as bizarre. Simon’s dead. Just to write it down feels like treachery. Part of me looks forward to seeing him, to sharing a drink and dispelling this nonsense. He’d say something wry, and witty and that would be that. He was good like that. Was. Sometimes the shittiest word to ever have to use about a friend.

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Zagreb: 11th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (Croatia)

  • Posted on: 14 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Balkanski anarhistički sajam knjiga

Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (BAB) is an annual anarchist event organised each year in a different place on the Balkans. First BAB took place in Ljubljana in 2003. Since then, it has been taking place almost every year in different cities across the Balkans. After Ljubljana in 2003, it was organised in Zagreb (2005), Sofia (2008), Thessaloniki (2009), Zrenjanin (2010), Skopje (2011), Ljubljana (2013), Mostar (2014), Zadar (2015) and in Ioannina (2016). More informations on past bookfairs can be found here.

The Anarchists vs. the Islamic State

  • Posted on: 14 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Rolling Stone

On the morning of his first battle, Brace Belden was underdressed for the cold and shaky from a bout of traveler's diarrhea. His Kurdish militia unit was camped out on the front line with ISIS, 30 miles from Raqqa, in Syria. Fighters stood around campfires of gas-soaked trash, boiling water for tea, their only comfort besides tobacco. "I've never been so dirty in my life," Belden recalls. When the time came to roll out, he loaded a clip into his Kalashnikov and climbed into a makeshift battlewagon, a patchwork of tank and truck parts armored with scrap metal and poured concrete. Belden took a selfie inside its rusty cabin and posted it online with the caption "Wow this freakin taxi stinks."

The Syrian Underground Railroad

  • Posted on: 13 February 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
I support your decision, I believe in change and hope you find just what it is that you are looking for.

From Crimethinc

Migrant Solidarity Organizing in the Modern Landscape

In this report, comrades based on the Syrian border in Turkey describe how they assisted Syrian refugees in escaping to central Europe and tease out the lessons for people engaged in similar work in the United States. Although Syrians themselves led the majority of initiatives to respond to the crisis, people of all backgrounds can play important roles in forming networks of support for the targeted and excluded. As ICE raids intensify around the US, it is time to set up our own emergency response networks and underground railroads.

Not Just In the Streets: Anarchists in the Media

  • Posted on: 13 February 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anarchist Agency
Anarchists,

The president is tweeting about us. We’re on the front page of the New York Times. Journalists are clamoring to report on us. Right now there is an elevated interest in anarchism thanks to the spectacular resistance to Trump and the alt-right. Our collective is doing the most we can to take advantage of this opportunity to spread anarchist voices, but we need your help. This is not a plea for donations—we want your views and your voices.

Relentless: Interview with Coyote Acabo on 16 Years in Prison

  • Posted on: 13 February 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From It's Going Down

This interview was conducted in the winter of 2014, shortly after Coyote had arrived to Olympia, WA to resettle after a 16 year stint in the Nevada prison system. This discussion on his experiences in and out of prison has been brought back to light in lieu of some much needed support that Coyote needs regarding multiple legal cases surrounding his involvement in anti-racist and anti-police struggles in and around Olympia, WA.

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