Submitted by worker on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:22
A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt judgment against a self-described anarchist who refused to testify before a grand jury thought to be investigating a 2008 bomb explosion in New York's Times Square.
Gerald Koch, 24, of Brooklyn was sent to jail in May after being found in civil contempt for refusing to testify, citing his rights under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Submitted by worker on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:27
Since the spring of 2013, the Mi’kmaq, along with Native and non-Native allies, have been resisting exploratory testing by SWN Resources Canada in New Brunswick. SWN, a Houston, Texas-based company, is searching for deposits of natural gas in shale rock formations. If they are successful and find significant deposits, they will then attempt to extract this gas using the process of fracking.
Fracking is a highly destructive method of extracting natural gas (as well as oil) from shale rock formations. It involves drilling down into the shale rock and injecting vast amounts of water mixed with hundreds of toxic chemicals. This fractures the shale rock and releases the gas, which is then brought to the surface for processing.
Submitted by worker on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:24
Many of the people who know me on a political level know I’ve wrestled with what I call an “ideological dysphoria” for (at least) the past year. To put it simply, I questioned fundamental Anarchist theory of thinkers like Petr Kropotkin, Nestor Mahkno and Murray Bookchin, against that of Karl Marx. This has become less and less about not being an Anarchist, and more about the fact that I am undeniably a Marxist. I cannot use the label Anarchist in good faith anymore, I don’t think like an Anarchist.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:33
In the early hours of November 27, 2013, "Smash Kono" was spraypainted on the windows of the Kono Office at Telegraph and 27th. The other windows were then smashed with a hammer and the door was broken.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:06
The latest revelations from the Stratfor email hacks by Jeremy Hammond. An Occupy.com exclusive.
Support Jeremy Hammond by visiting: http://freejeremy.net
Mon, 12/2/2013 - by Carl Gibson and Steve Horn
Submitted by worker on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 09:46
From Tropics of Meta
This is the very first installment of our new series, East of East: Mapping Community Narratives in South El Monte and El Monte, produced in collaboration with the South El Monte Arts Posse. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be posting entries from a forthcoming anthology about the diverse histories, communities, and cultures of the California cities of El Monte and South El Monte, created by a wide range of scholars, artists, poets, activists and other community members. The first entry is brought to us by Yesenia Barragan, Mark Bray, and Alvaro Marquez.
Submitted by Bursts on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 23:36
From AFM This week's show features two parts. In the first we present a speech from the recent Carborro Anarchist bookfaire by a collective member at Untorelli Press on queer resistance inside and outside of prisons in the 20th century and what we might take from the experiences of our predecessors. More from Untorelli can be found at
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 18:56
In this episode, Alanis and Clara allegedly break into an abandoned building to begin a conversation about squatting–and why it’s so important to anarchists. This episode includes two interviews–one with participants in a squatted social center in the United States, and one from an anti-infrastructure land occupation project in France.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 00:22
To you at whose side we struggle: November 26 2013, we saw the first implementation of a new Egyptian law effectively banning any and all protest not approved and regulated by the Ministry of Interior. This is the same Interior Ministry whose soldiers have killed thousands of protesters, maimed tens of thousands and tortured unknown others in recent years. This security apparatus is acting with renewed arrogance since the July coup that returned the Egyptian Army to a position of direct authority.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/30/2013 - 21:36
*trigger warning* sexual assault discussed, rape discussed
An Open Letter to the Punk and Radical scenes,