On June 13, 2016 in Montreal, a judge sentenced me to 3 years of probation and 125 hours of community service for a memorable event that took place during the 2015 May Day in Montreal. I also have $600 of judicial fees to pay in 45 days. For this, I need your help. But in addition, I’ll offer you the delicious testimony of the cop who got beat while arresting me!
Over the past two months some anarchists around Sydney mounted a campaign against politics and the democratic process.
This election takes place in a period of historic disillusionment with the political spectacle and the politicians who represent it, and never before have so many parties been on offer, to direct that mistrust back into the electoral process.
Radicals around me from the far-Left, mainly anarchists, Marxists, and non-affiliated anti-fascists, since Obama was elected, have been up in arms about the looming potential of maybe losing their arms. After another example of mass death via the easy accessibility of mass-murdering weapons, Democratic politicians in the US are trying again to reform the legalize-faire laws on guns. People I know are saying guns=revolution, that they, as a small minority in arms, will have the ability to stop the neoliberal-State and/or fascist-State.
Listen Here: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio07052016
Fear of slaves, indigenous evident in Declaration of Independence. Adventures
in podcasting; Hillary-booster Chomsky declines dialog with JZ. "No Going Back" -
really? Rio Olympics "catastrophe". The answer to VR's fake world? More VR! New
ITS interview: same no-hope-ism. Income inequality still growing. Florida Atlantic
coast fouled, global air worsens, dam-building craze continues. Ad of the Week
(afiniti). Fine report on Fireflies gathering. Action news, three calls.
The Black Rose Anarchist Federation sent a delegation to participate in AFem2014, an international anarchist feminist conference developed by a committee of anarchists organizing in the UK. The goals of AFem2014 were to challenge sexism and other forms of oppression within the anarchist movement and to create a “safer space” to start conversations around individual and collective experiences that could be translated into organizing work. The conference committee hoped that the energy generated by this event would reinvigorate anarchist feminism as a whole, and would be reproduced as an ongoing series of conferences with a global impact. When viewed from this perspective, AFem2014 was an important political development that highlights the growth of anarchism and the need to advance the theory and practice of feminism within it. However, the Black Rose delegation left AFem2014 with more questions than answers, the foremost being, “What is anarchist feminism?”
The Spanish Revolution: 80th Anniversary
19 Julio 1936
Please join us as we celebrate and mourn the 80th anniversary of what was and what could have been. Featuring the art of SIM (Jose Luis Rey Vila) 1900-1983
Film screening of Toda La Vida (All Our Lives) & Vivir la Utopía (Living Utopia)
From Bedford + Bowery
It was difficult to ignore the fluttering signs at last week’s Bushwick Community Plan meeting. Sure, they were black-and-white, only about as big as two sheets of computer paper and just as flimsy, but there were tons of them. As City Council members Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal touted their community-driven alternative to developer-led change, almost everyone sitting in front of them seemed to be holding a flyer reading: “EVICT THE RICH.” The rallying cry may have been more Mao Tse-tung than #BushwickBerners, but the Brooklyn Solidarity Network (BSN) couldn’t have been more serious.
Decades ago, I was part of organizing against Operation Rescue. At a couple of meetings some people showed up who seemed off. No one asked them to leave, although we all agreed afterwards that they were suspicious. When we called the contact info they'd left, it was wrong numbers all the way down. The first time this happened we all agreed that we would call them out if it happened again. It happened at least twice more, to similar silence from those of us who felt uncomfortable.
On the morning of july 4th an upside down american flag with burn holes and a circle A was put up on a bridge in downtown elgin, illinois. Scattered below on the sidewalk and in nearby neighborhoods were anarchist flyers authored by the "Revolutionary Clandestine Committee of Elgin, Illinois". The flyers read: