Twin Cities Anarchist People of Color Engage Militancy Debate

  • Posted on: 13 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Unicorn Riot

Minneapolis, MN – On July 9th, 2016 Black Lives Matter Minneapolis (BLM-Mpls), along with members of other groups and non-group affiliated young people, led a protest march and shutdown of highway I-94 In St Paul, MN to demand justice for Philando Castile.

CCF escape case trial: Statement of Athena Tsakalou to the court

  • Posted on: 13 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Contra Info

Below is the statement of Athena Tsakalou (the mother of CCF anarchist prisoners Christos Tsakalos and Gerasimos Tsakalos) which was read out in Koridallos prison court by her defense lawyer in late June 2016, while the CCF escape case trial was still underway:

Anarchy and Art: Exploring the Art and Political Views of Camille Pissarro

  • Posted on: 12 July 2016
  • By: thecollective

Camille Pissarro’s artwork is best known for the influence it had on Impressionism. He is lesser known for his anarchist beliefs, which permeated his artwork. Nevertheless, Pissarro’s artwork did not overtly call for a violent revolution as one might expect. His paintings featured bright colors, detailed figures, and pleasant settings. Without understanding Pissarro’s background and belief system, it is likely that one will not understand what he hoped to convey through his pieces.

Live in the moment: the Situationists & Pokemon Go

  • Posted on: 12 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Overland - by Jeff Sparrow

Over the last few days, the streets have filled with Situationists, as Pokemon Go sends its legions of players out on prolonged dérives.
OK, the comparison’s slightly ridiculous. Yet consider Situationist pioneer Guy Debord’s description of the dérive, the psychogeographic technique his coterie was trialling in Paris in the fifties:

Topic of the Week: Attacks and Organization

  • Posted on: 11 July 2016
  • By: thecollective

The past few weeks have had a few more headliners than usual when it comes to death by bullet. While police and soldiers are killing people consistently throughout the year, the other recent attacks happen less often. What is consistent for these other shootings is that despite differences in personal motivation, there really haven't been any organizations to claim them. They have been so-called lone wolves, taking action towards whatever targets they decide.

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(Video) Greece: Refugees reveal the living conditions at Shisto Refugee Camp during Anarchist protest

  • Posted on: 11 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

On Thursday 30 June 3016 an anarchist demo took place in solidarity to refugees, outside the Shisto concentration camp (on the outskirts of the city of Athens) following a call by the Assembly of Anarchists for Social and Class Emancipation. During the solidarity demo many witness reports were documented, detailing the harsh living conditions in the camp resulting form the EU policy of closed borders.

Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpuGjfd8_2Y

The Clarity of Rupture: Dallas and Los Angeles

  • Posted on: 11 July 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Lucha No Feik

On October 28, 1967 Huey Newton allegedly killed police officer John Frey. Up until that moment the Black Panther Party, barely a year old and only around one hundred members deep, had only engaged in police patrols, established community defense initiatives, planned rallies for Denzil Dowell who was shot dead by police in Richmond,CA, and enacted the spectacularized armed protest at the California State Assembly. October 28, 1967 marked a significant turning point in the tenor of the BPP and the broader Black Power movement. This singular action became both a moment of division and clarification that went on to set the tone for a future wave of struggles.

Athens: Summary of sentences in the CCF escape case trial

  • Posted on: 9 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

On July 8th 2016, the Koridallos prison court – presided over by special judge Asimina Yfanti – convicted all members of the anarchist revolutionary organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, who were accused of placing an explosive device at Koridallos tax office; sending a parcel bomb to the police station in Itea (in retaliation for the murder of inmate Ilir Kareli by prison guards); sending a letter bomb to the home of Dimitris Mokkas (special appellate judge against terrorism); planning an armed escape from Koridallos prison (dubbed “Gorgopotamos project”); and possession of firearms, explosives and anti-tank RPGs with the purpose of “disrupting the country’s social, economic and political life.” Furthermore, in relation to these charges, they were convicted of “direction of a terrorist organisation” and incitement (“moral instigation”) to four attempted homicides.

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