Free Speech, Democracy, and “Repressive Tolerance”

  • Posted on: 9 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anarkismo by Wayne Price

There has recently been controversy on the Left over "free speech" for right-wingers (not necessarily fascists). Should it be supported or physically opposed? Some leftists have revived interest in the ideas of Herbert Marcuse on "repressive tolerance" and why it should be opposed. Marcuse's theory is reviewed and arguments are raised against it from a revolutionary anti-authoritarian perspective.

Water Cannons Vs. The Black Bloc: The Story Of The G20 Protests

  • Posted on: 9 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Buzzfeed

Friday’s G20 was the first time in 16 years that the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies had gathered in a city, and German authorities anticipated trouble. In the end, the clashes were milder than expected, thanks to tactics that isolated the most aggressive anarchists.

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Ex-diplomat Carne Ross: the case for anarchism

  • Posted on: 9 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From the Guardian

If you were to play a game of word association with the term “anarchism” what would be the likely responses? Perhaps the anarchy sign, with the capital A over a circle. Black flags. The turn-of-the-century bombers immortalised by Joseph Conrad in The Secret Agent. Or maybe Johnny Rotten singing Anarchy in the UK.

What it would be unlikely to evoke is the image of an English diplomat, a veteran of the Foreign Office and the United Nations, a man schooled in the subtle arts of negotiation and persuasion.

An Open Letter to Liberals & Progressives from the Black Bloc

  • Posted on: 7 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

The deep state isn’t coming to save us. Trump isn’t going anywhere and it seems clear that the elites have no desire to remove him. Meanwhile war and another economic collapse lay just on the horizon, as violence, intimidation, and threats from the far-Right seek to attack anyone that isn’t loyal to the billionaire King. As tens of thousands mobilize in Hamburg, Germany against neoliberal capitalism and both repression and resistance at home heats up, progressives and liberals must ask themselves a simple question: what side are you on?

Two attacks, two perspectives: Enedis trucks and office torched in France

  • Posted on: 7 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

The attacks these reports are referring to both occurred last month in response to the call for a Dangerous June of rebellious acts in solidarity with anarchist prisoners in Italy. Both targeted the energy company Enedis, though for different reasons in addition to solidarity. The first attack, a torching of vans in Grenoble, takes a specific anti-technology stance; the latter offers a friendly critique of the focus on technology by expanding the fight to society and civilization itself.

Heathcote Williams, Radical British Poet Who Helped Form Anarchist Nation, Dies at 75

  • Posted on: 6 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The New York Times

By WILLIAM GRIMES JULY 5, 2017

Heathcote Williams, a poet, playwright, actor, lyricist, painter, sculptor, magician and relentless scourge of the British establishment for half a century, died on Saturday in Oxford. He was 75.

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