Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:32
I have been thinking about the coherency and consistency of anarchism, to determine what it is that ultimately motivates us to declare ourselves anarchists and not something else, what is it that leads us to leave a life where one of the most recurring themes are the police, surveillance, and prison, aspects that obviously no one likes but are always around because they mark our daily lives. I believe that anti-authoritarianism is central in this feeling, is what along with the intent of freedom differentiates us politically from other political currents as well as inside of our own anarchism. And it is that anti-authoritarianism implies a break with the entire existent and the ideas which are its sustenance, within which the “judeo christian” paradigm of progress is found entrenched in the majority of occidental thought, whether revolutionary or not.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:34
Note from El Libertario: Of everything that has been said and written about the Russian anarchist this year which marks two hundred years since his birth, we are quite certain that for him the most precious would be the involuntary homage paid by a surprising source: none other than the cops of Río de Janeiro, who included him recently in the dossier of subversive persons who must have a close eye kept on them.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:44
“It is important to stress that the intensification of the autonomous and violent action of the minority guerrillas is driven by the objective of expanding consciously insurrectionary situations and not to gradually isolate the anarchist urban guerrillas in the name of a pure revolution or an exercise of self-affirmation”
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:04
Anarchist prisoner Sean Swain receives his award from AnarchistNews.org, who named Swain the "Stalwart Anarchist Prisoner of the Year" for 2013!
The effort to get the award to Sean at his cell in Ohio's supermax facility wasn't easy! It involved difficult plumbing access, a lot of coordination, and virtually miles of prison sheets torn into strips and knotted together!
Submitted by worker on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:29
It’s been an open secret for months that Nathan Block (better known as “Exile”), a former Green Scare prisoner who served a number of years in prison for several Earth Liberation Front actions, has become a fascist. This has been known not just through numerous personal accounts from Olympia, but from copious postings on his tumblr blog Loyalty Is Mightier Than Fire (Exile has confirmed to local anti-fascists that the blog is his)
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 18:59
According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, one in seven Americans have taken part in some sort of political activity in the past year. This, of course, includes such meaningless activity such as posting to Facebook or Twitter. Never before has it been so easy to be an activist. If this study is to be believed, one might even venture to say that we live in a nation of activists.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:49
The case has moved slowly through the court system. In April, Luke was re-indicted with an additional charge, and now faces five charges of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of attempted murder. After over a year of waiting, Luke’s self-defense immunity hearing occurred in July of this year. Luke was denied immunity, but the defense feels that the hearing went well for Luke.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:57
Submitted by worker on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:14