Submitted by worker on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:00
From Void Network
Athens: Second announcement from the occupied Polytechnic School after Exarchia riots, 2/12/2014
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:55
Over Thanksgiving weekend, we slashed the rear tires of a police SUV at Long Beach City College on Carson street. We claim this act as retaliation for the arrests of demonstrators in Los Angeles jailed in the wake of the Ferguson Grand Jury decision.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:49
The following is a series of vignettes from the march that took place in downtown Durham on Tuesday night, November 25th, in solidarity with the struggle in Ferguson. The march was promoted online as well as with handbills and posters distributed in the thousands all over the city, and occurred before and simultaneously with a rally organized by multiple leftist groups. This series of personal accounts does not seek to establish a linear or all-encompassing narrative of what occurred, so much as provide some impressions, sights, sounds, and emotional reactions.
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Submitted by worker on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 17:44
It’s no surprise to discover that Kropotkin was interested in Christmas. In Russian culture, St. Nicholas (Ннкοлαн Уутвoреч) was revered as a defender of the oppressed, the weak and the disadvantaged. Kropotkin shared the sentiments. But there was also a family link. As everyone knows, Kropotkin could trace his ancestry to the ancient Rurik dynasty that ruled Russia before the upstart Romanovs and which, from the first century CE, controlled the trade routes between Moscow and the Byzantine Empire.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 17:29
Bellamy and Rydra examine protest, dare we say "riots", in Oakland in the aftermath of the Darren Wilson verdict - more peace police. Luddites Anonymous: recent robots of various sorts emerge, including a robotic nematode. The Long History of Getting Ploughed: our aeroponic future, research on the cause of celiac. Wingnut Confessional: response to listeners on the reification of nature and on Anarcho-Primitivism's relationship to ableism and genocide.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 22:41
Rather than engage in a war of attrition with the RCP, some anarchists decided to call for a distinct demonstration in solidarity with Ferguson rebels for Saturday night November 29. The callout was titled "Ferguson's burning. What's Seattle gonna do?". The intention was to create a space where people could act their rage however they saw fit, instead of trying to manage and control popular anger for a narrow political platform.
Submitted by worker on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:24
From East Bay Anarchist
This is the list of conversations for the EBABC event December 7th 2014 @ the Humanist Hall in Oakland California.
11:00 am Sunday December 7th – Fire pit
Submitted by worker on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:40
From Anarchist Agency - by Carwil Bjork-James with Chuck Munson
Anarchists are part of the global conversation on what’s broken in the world, but when things really fall apart—like with the current Ebola outbreak—is the state the only answer? How might a stateless society respond to a challenge like this one? This article provides an anarchist response to these questions, while highlighting issues that require those of us with anarchist politics to carefully think through our position.
Submitted by Rocinante on Sun, 11/30/2014 - 07:33
From Anarkismo by Wayne Price
Kevin Carson is attempting to resurrect anarchist economic theory. This is interesting because most current anarchist political economy is speculation about a post-capitalist, post-revolutionary, economy—what it would look like and how it might work. There is little or nothing of an analysis of how present-day capitalism functions. For that, most anarchists either rely on some variety of conventional (pro-capitalist) economics or they look to aspects of Marxism. The latter is the strategy I used in my book (Price 2013)—with the subtitle, “an anarchist introduction to Marx’s critique of political economy.” There have been anarchists using Karl Marx’s economic views—while rejecting his statist politics—beginning with Michael Bakunin. (And there has always been a minority of Marxists who look toward the more libertarian and humanistic side of Marx’s work, whose politics are close to anarchism.)
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/30/2014 - 02:49
In honor of Mike Brown, and in response to the grand jury decision not to
prosecute Darren Wilson, protests and disturbances occurred across the
country on Black Friday. Protesters invaded malls and shopping centers, shut
down public transit, halted commerce, and demanded vengeance for Mike Brown
and all victims of police shootings.
In Seattle, several events were called for, but all blended together in a 5
hour long roaming march and disruption of Capitol Hill and downtown. Energy
was high, as was antagonism against the police and business as usual. What
follows is a partial account—the authors were not present for the entire
event, and could not have seen everything in any case. This is from our
perspective, but more perspectives, and more reportbacks, are always