Submitted by worker on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:15
Utopian reveries spill forth almost daily from the oracles of progress, forecasting a transformation of Information Age labor into irrepressible acts of impassioned fun. But we know all too well the painful truth about today’s ordinary work routines: they have become more, not less, routinized, soul-killing, and laden with drudgery. The contrast between the glum reality of cubicle labor and the captivating rhetoric of Internet liberation, which once seemed daft and risible, doesn’t anymore; now it’s only galling.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 22:09
On Friday July 18th, we attacked the Rainier Beach Station of the Seattle
Link Lightrail, by smashing the screens of the automated ticket machines and
gluing the card slots. The lightrail is one of the newest permutation of the
cities displacement strategies and the site of a recent police killing.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:55
To our friends and accomplices at Anarchistnews.org,
From: Eugene Infoshop
The Bad Egg Books Infoshop (aka Eugene Infoshop) is based out of the Boreal, a volunteer-run, all-ages music venue in Eugene, Oregon. The Boreal started in January 2014 and since late May/early June, Bad Egg Books Infoshop has been a work-in-progress. We still have work to do, but we figured at this point it would be great to inform the wider community about this project.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:22
SECURITY REVIEW: Few weeks ago we asked folks to call Sean’s case manager Scott Nowak and ask him to give Sean a security level reduction. It worked! Nowak has recommended Sean be transferred to 4AT pending approval of Unit Management Chief Ms McDonnough.
Now we need folks to keep pressuring up the bureaucracy by calling McDonnough at (330) 743-0700 ext. 2164. Please ask her to approve the recommendation. Thank you.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:23
From Linksunten Indymedia
The night was ablaze; lit with our collective desires for freedom, against the prison society and the world of authority.
The Long night of Rigaerstrasse was a vibrant celebration of our strength as anti-authoritarian, self organized individuals, collectives and projects as well as a show of our resistance to the logic of authority.
Submitted by worker on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 02:36
As an anarchist who participated in the larger Occupy phenomenon (in my case, Occupy Grand Rapids) I never really followed much of what was happening with Occupy Wall Street in New York City. When the occupations spread across the country, my inspiration came from elsewhere, cities like Oakland, Seattle, and St. Louis seemed to offer more interesting forms of anarchist involvement. By contrast, what I saw coming out of New York City—such as the “Declaration of the Occupation of New York City”—was generally not that exciting. Its political analysis was overly simplified and anarchist ideas were more or less nonexistent.
Nevertheless, I have always been interested in anarchists’ role in Occupy Wall Street.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:20
This "letter" actually appeared as a Facebook comment on two different users' profiles, including Will Potter's, and it stems from a hostile exchange between Will and ourselves (Bellamy and Rydra of Free Radical Radio). I (Bellamy) am quoting from a few different Facebook comments Will made in reply to another Facebook user posting Episode 48 of Free Radical Radio, in which we criticized WIll Potter's crowdfunding effort for drones that he aims to use to surveil factory farms.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 16:01
The post-Occupy stagnation of class struggle within the US context is becoming increasingly typified, in this period of ever deepening crisis, by a rather simplistic dual nature. The more radical milieus that emerged in the midst of Occupy, those that precipitated the emergence of a political non-subject, the refusal to enter into an articulable “political” discourse, the intentional lack of “political” demands, etc. have retreated into a period of convalescence, through which hopefully will emerge more critical self-reflection and evaluation of the post-Occupy landscape.
Submitted by worker on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:05
In the context of the recent mass one day protest strike on July 10th and the upcoming protest against strike breaking Ritzy workers this Sunday, Rob Ray examines the power of the strike, and the anarchist method of organising one.
The anarchist movement, particularly its class struggle element, tends to hold up strike action as a symbol of the working classes’ potential collective strength – and not without reason.