Submitted by worker on Sun, 10/05/2014 - 08:05
The term ‘safer spaces’ is increasingly used as a short-hand for a loosely interconnected set of concepts and practices developed to challenge oppressive power dynamics within radical collectives. The historical roots of these ways of thinking and doing politics lie primarily (though not exclusively) in feminist struggles against rape, and LGBT struggles against queer- and trans*-phobic violence. I know more about the former of these than the latter, and this is just one example of my limitations. What I’m presenting here is not supposed to be a comprehensive or definitive account of safer spaces politics.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:18
Check out the site for videos & reward stills: The Tower InPrint Crowdfunding
We're starting a print shop in Hamilton, Ontario and we need your support. The print shop will not be a business where people come to buy copies, but a community-based project that will provide the resources to produce antagonist posters, art, pamphlets and propaganda.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:38
From Civil Liberties Defense Center
This legal primer is intended to be a basic legal resource for activists and legal observers involved in protests at or around railroads, ports, and energy facilities.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:21
From Mask Magazine
“Nothing is too beautiful for the unwanted children of capital.”
– Liam Sionnach, Politics is Not a Banana
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:51
From Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare
Surveillance // Panopticon // Security Culture // Paranoia
Why hammer out concepts--be it speculative, critical, or pragmatist--if there is a meta-authority overseeing it all? Why conspire in the light?....We need to develop dissident knowledge of how to bring down drones, detect sensors, hack servers, distort GPS signals, and disrupt Google by fooling its algorithms. Forget the next innovation cycle. If the common hacker’s paranoia informs us correctly, we lost the war years ago and are surrounded. Soon we will be called to surrender, one by one.
--Geert Lovink "Hermes on the Hudson: Notes on Media Theory after Snowden. e-flux.com/journal, April 4, 2014.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:56
From Really Free Carrboro
This Saturday, at 2 pm, hundreds of people will converge at Carrboro’s Town Commons to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Carrboro Really Really Free Market. This event has been promoted for months and will surely draw some of Orange County’s most progressive and community-minded residents.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 01:53
We Did Not Want To Be Here Again…
We’ve been on the streets before. Carried placards and banners and signed petitions and when nobody listened we’ve thrown bricks and set skips on fire. But we’ve got meals to cook, gardens to grow, books to read, loves to tend. We don’t want to be here, doing this.
This is Plan B.
Submitted by worker on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:53
Submitted by emile on Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:18
Where are ‘World Leaders’ taking us?