The Future of Insurrection

  • Posted on: 14 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

From AJODA #77 (2011)

What strategies and orientations can develop insurrectionary anti-politics into a movement actually able to destroy global capitalism? This is the question taken up by The Coming Insurrection, as well as by author such as Bonanno. I aim here to use insights from The Coming Insurrection to open onto discussions of various aspects of the future of insurrection. The purpose will be to think through strategic implications of attempting to use a mainly expressive form of action for strategic purposes, and ways to deal with the obstacles faced in the process.

But first of all, what is insurrection?

New anarchist translation project: Theory Without Borders

  • Posted on: 14 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

Theory Without Borders is a project focused on promoting anarchist texts, theory, and analysis through translating texts into English in order to give their original authors a platform to access a larger audience. The anti-authoritarian left is an important voice that is often ignored or misrepresented within mainstream media, even if it is a major influence behind many contemporary global movements such as Occupy or Rojava.

Kurdistan democratic confederalists

  • Posted on: 14 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Tahrir-ICN

With a population of 30 million, the Kurds are the world’s largest stateless people. They form the majority of Kurdistan, a region in Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq. Since 1999, their struggle for self-determination has taken an anarchstic turn, and communities in Kurdistan have established direct democratic governance modelled on the anti-authoritarian neo-Zapatista movement and the theories of US anarchist Murray Bookchin. While Kurds comprise the majority, the movement has been diverse and multi-ethnic. For example, in the canton of Jazira in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan), Kurds, Arabs, Syriacs, Chechens, Armenians, Muslims, Christians and Yazidis co-exist and share political power.[1]

An interview with members of DAF, an anarchist collective in Istanbul, plus words from Sean Swain

  • Posted on: 13 June 2016
  • By: Bursts
http://anarsistfaaliyet.org/

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on June 13th, 2016, through June 19th, then in radio version or podcasting at radio4all.net.

Topic of the Week: Conferences, gatherings, and meetings

  • Posted on: 12 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

Anarchists have held and continue to organize conferences, gatherings, workshops, discussions, summits, and meetings on a local and international level. These events offer an opportunity for friends new and old to meet, socialize, build and renew their networks, and have adventures together. A long list of report-backs and happenings could seemingly go on forever. This week we're taking a look at organizing and participating in face-to-face anarchist events.

Spain: Letter from anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva, outside the prison walls at last

  • Posted on: 12 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

From 325

Dear comrades,
Finally, after endless games and chicanery by the prison institution and the ministry of the interior they were forced to obey their own laws, which they constantly break, here I am finally free, writing these first words of gratitude and love to all those who over these past 30 years have accompanied me and reaffirmed my own anarchist beliefs, putting into practice the basic values and principles of anarchism like mutual support and solidarity and have finally managed to pluck me from the clutches of the prison beast which I will continue fighting from the street without forgetting, obviously, the combat being waged outside.

Marius Mason Statement for ‘Fight Toxic Prisons’ Convergence

  • Posted on: 11 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Support Marius Mason

Greetings to all the good folks who are coming together on this day to fight together against an important Environmental Justice issue. It inspires me to see that friends in the environmental movement and friends in the prison abolition movement are seeing some essential common ground, to join forces and visions in their work.

The Federal Government vs. the Tacoma Anarchists (2008)

  • Posted on: 11 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

Transmetropolitan Review

The following video explains one of the most serious cases of infiltration and entrapment in the Pacific Northwest. Not only did every local law enforcement agency conspire against the anarchist movement, but also the Pentagon and the FBI (to name only a few). While this local history surfaces from time to time, it is always on the verge of falling out of common memory. To prevent this from occurring, we are releasing this short video.

June 11 statement by Jeremy Hammond

  • Posted on: 11 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

Revolutionary greetings on this June 11! Solidarity with all Earth warriors and anarchists behind bars!

We are up against a system of power and profit, a system which is destroying the planet and forcing the people into poverty and imprisonment. Many of us who have fought back found ourselves in the crosshairs of an extensive counter-intelligence apparatus who use trumped-up “terrorism” charges and entrapment by informants to put us in prison for years. There are many lessons from each case to consider before engaging in future work, but it is most important that we do not let the seemingly overwhelming forces of domination intimidate us into inaction and passivity.

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