IGDCAST: Anarchist Organizing and Solidarity Inside and Outside of Mexican Prisons

  • Posted on: 21 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

This is a special IGDCAST with Sofi, an anarchist compañera from Mexico City who is deeply involved in a variety of solidarity and organizing efforts with anarchist prisoners in Mexico. The audio interview is in Spanish, while below is an English transcription, along with two song MP3s you can download separately. If you want to see more in depth reporting on what is happening in Mexico, be sure to support our Mexico trip fundraiser.

Until All Are Free: Black Feminism, Anarchism, and Interlocking Oppression

  • Posted on: 20 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

From The Institute for Anarchist Studies by Hillary Lazar

There is growing recognition among activists that we need to acknowledge the interconnectedness of our struggles if we are to harness the collective power necessary to overcome interlocking systems of domination. As Francesca Mastrangelo comments in an editorial piece for The Feminist Wire, we need to begin to “recognize that our liberation is bound up in the liberation of every person.”1 Or, as expressed by labor organizer Ai-Jen Poo, “The way we try to think about it and the way the world is, we’re all interdependent and interconnected . . . . Those connections are fairly invisible to most people most of the time. We’re taught not to see those connections.”2

Oaxaca: Explosive attacks against Santander Bank and PRODECON

  • Posted on: 20 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

in memory of anarchist compañero Sebastián Oversluij

On December 11, 2013 anarchist compañero Sebastián Oversluij was shot dead by a security guard while attempting to rob a bank branch in Chile.

Today we decided to attack with explosive devices a Santander Bank branch and a PRODECON* office (belonging to the Secretary of Finance) in Oaxaca.

Remembering three years since this event not to make him a martyr nor to victimize his death but in the name of all illegal and clandestine actions that arise, have arisen and will arise within this war.

Prison sentence against Francisco Solar and Mónica Caballero reduced to four and a half years

  • Posted on: 20 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

On December 16th 2016, the Supreme Court announced its decision on the appeal filed by the defense of anarchists Francisco Solar and Mónica Caballero, who were each sentenced to 12 years in prison at first instance.

Their sentence was reduced to 4½ years of imprisonment, in addition to 143,317 euros as compensation for damages caused by the explosion at the Basilica of the Pillar in Zaragoza in October 2013.

Call for autonomous organizing against the end of the world

  • Posted on: 20 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

The situation: our world, the only home we will ever have, is being hurled into the abyss by imbeciles and nihilists. A 72-degree Christmas and a Trump presidency; lynching and deportation of our neighbors by police and ICE; pipelines desecrate the dead, while poisoning the living; billions of selfies, while 200 species go extinct every day; the feeling of powerlessness enforced by governments everywhere and the management of each detail down to the smallest part of our hearts: everything calls for this to end.

Seeds Beneath the Snow: Anarchists Mourn Our Dead

  • Posted on: 20 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

On Saturday night, the snow-swept statue of the revolutionary Emiliano Zapata on Lake Street in Minneapolis was cast in the light of emergency flares and surrounded by a black-clad crew, as anarchists held a memorial observation for our comrades fallen in recent weeks.

We gathered to mourn three tragedies—the death of Michael Israel and other freedom fighters in Rojava, the murder of Guilherme Irish by his nationalist father in Brazil, and the dozens of dead friends lost in Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire.

TotW: Anarchist Principles

  • Posted on: 19 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

The classic anarchist tenets were mutual aid, rejection of church and state and capitalism, solidarity, voluntary association, decentralization, and autonomy. (I might be missing a couple...)
More recently, anarchists have espoused principles like transparency, consistency between means-and-ends, and a DIY ethic.

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