Submitted by worker on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:52
Early this morning a few anarchists dropped a banner from the overpass on
Chebucto, at the Armdale Rotary, to mark Prison Justice Day. Today, August
10th, marks the 40th annual Prison Justice Day. We hope that this small
gesture might serve to show prisoners, and their supporters on the outside
that they are not alone and not forgotten.
Submitted by worker on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:39
Anarchism and academia have always been curious bedfellows. On the one hand, they ought to be complimentary; anarchism is the belief that societies are best organised through the autonomy of those within them, and education is as important to self-mastery as the freedom necessarily entailed by the authenticity of such mastery. Yet academia itself is often tied to the augmentation, cultivation and justification for elite power: education was historically a tool used by the clergy and the aristocracy in order to rule over the serfdom, and then once again by elite actors in order to rationalise and legitimise their worldviews in the modern era. Scientists burned at the stake, theologians massacred for their appraisal of biblical ethics, and dissidents butchered for their politics: history is often a sketchbook written in blood.
Submitted by worker on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 14:22
During the final week of July, 1250 issues were distributed as far east as 105th Avenue in Oakland and as far north as Berkeley. 200 were distributed at the MacArthur BART station during the morning rush hour. 100 were distributed in San Francisco.
Submitted by worker on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 14:12
The fifth annual Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair will take place the weekend of November 22, 2014 in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina. Don’t miss one of the Southeast’s most exciting educational and agitational events!
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:04
We are starting a newspaper, and we would love your input. Much of the material in this rag will be focused on breaking down the isolation of inmates in prison and other institutions of repression. We are looking to create a forum for dialogue and a strong voice from an anti-state, anti-prison, and combative perspective.
We are seeking input from prisoners themselves, their friends or loved ones, and others who are or were tangled up with the incarceration machine.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:04
So it appears that antiterrorism will be carried to the conclusion of its peculiar logic. Even if this means getting a new series of bills passed in the middle of July, or closing, between July 14 and August 15, an inquiry that has exposed the scandal of its mechanisms for six years running, in the Tarnac affair. Like a pressing desire for annihilation that will overcome every obstacle to blindly reach its goals.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:50
Hello north american online anarchy world! After this project’s last post on anarchistnews there has been some reflection. The formerly designated ‘small town anarchists’ zine is now going to be referred to as ‘Small Anarchist Population” zine, or SAP for short. ‘Small town’ is a playful term that some people where this anarchist resides use to contrast our experiences from ‘where stuff’s happening,’ or the places that anarchists move to. Being from somewhere that is also relatively small in population in terms of American cities, it makes sense in our context to use this language.
Submitted by Rocinante on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:51
The Revolutionary Confederation of Anarcho-Syndicalists - N. I. Makhno (Революционная конфедерация анархо-синдикалистов им. Н. И. Махно), established in Ukraine in 1994, was one of the most famous anarchist organizations which emerged from the former Soviet Union. Platformist in essence, the organization managed to assemble a cohort of vigorous activists who wanted to adopt a strategic and responsible approach to the question of achieving a libertarian society. The RKAS survived many troubles, it was involved in the miners' strike and had several long-tem projects, but it was not without its internal squabbles and splits. Over the past year, however, the organization has been heard from less and less. To find out what had happened to the RKAS, and also hear their opinion on the current events in Ukraine, our Russia-based comrades of Autonomous Action interviewed a comrade from the RKAS, Samurai.
Submitted by worker on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:13
Known as a wonderful radical community space in Portland, Oregon, the Red & Black Cafe has also been an important resource for Portland's houseless community. Now they are in danger of losing their building, so they need our collective help!
The Red & Black Cafe in Portland, Oregon has been a staple of the radical and activist community for years. Operating as a co-op, run by worker-owners and as an IWW contract shop, the Red & Black Cafe makes itself available as a common organizing meeting space. Fundraisers, art shows, music performances, discussions, and the like are a constant occurance here, creating a useful space to the area.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:18
Dear Whoeverthefuck Is Reading This,
In what can only be described as another absurdist screed by Lefty Hooligan, I found more of the same bullshit I’ve come to expect; white power masquerading as “rational thought”.