If you consider yourself to be on the radical left side of politics, be it Marxist, Anarchist, what have you, you have probably been bombarded for the last year with talk about things like “The PKK” and “The YPG”, or “The YPJ”. These are all part of the Syrian Kurdish movement that has come to power in a few cantons in the middle east, the canton mentioned the most easily being the region of Kobane witch has been a front for the Kurdish fighters against the forces of Islamic State. The reaction the broad left has given this movement is one of intense support. Any statements critical of the movement are immediately attacked. Afed put out an article in December 2014 heavily criticizing the movement which is now taken down.
Hello Friends and Comrades,
Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for April.(11"x17" PDF, 1.8MB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night.
If you think you are an insurrectionary hard ass, please show me, don't tell me.
At least stop insisting that your rhetoric be included in totally insecure organizing conversations we're having. Save it for anonymous internet comments or other places where anonymity maybe kind of exists. Thank you.
Seriously, why can't people express their support for riots (or whatever) with their actions, instead of their statements? What do you people have against plausible deniability? Why so scared to navigate the choppy waters of liberalism?
It was just announced that Monica and Francisco, two comrades arrested in Barcelona in November, 2013, and accused of terrorism, just a couple years after being fully acquitted of similar charges in Chile, have been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, after having already been locked up over two years awaiting trial.
We ought to share some observations, because in the
management of judicial cases that concern the actions of the
organization as a whole as well as other joined cases, the state
authorities use a series of legal tactics. We think that it is somewhat
important to submit the experience that has been gained after 5 years of
us continuously being in a judicial process, convicted and indicted at
the same time.
The following recording has been made by the Anarchist Group Dortmund (in cooperation with A-Radio Berlin) during a presentation on March 6, 2016.
LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio03292016
Report on Rojava: Paul Z. Simons in studio. Radical developments in northern Syria
discussed, also collapse, nihilism, what is at stake. 2.7% of American kids are healthy,
3/4 of UK kids are outside less than prison inmates. AI-produced novel almost wins Ja-
panese literary prize. Eugene Morozov: tech firms now run things, not govts. Action
news, two calls.
Radical Sobriety Montreal welcomes the discussion initiated by Alexander McClelland and Zoe Dodd's article “The revolution will not be sober: the problem with notions of 'radical sobriety' & 'intoxication culture'”. However, we feel an obligation to clear up a number of misconceptions. While we cannot speak for all groups using the term 'radical sobriety', since the term does not refer to a unified discourse, we are able to speak for our group and the positions it holds. Please note that below, unless otherwise specified, we use the terms 'addict' and 'drug user' to also include alcoholics and people who drink.