Responding to Antifa and Riseup: On Revolutionary Politics and Non-Violence

  • Posted on: 1 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

In recent weeks, I’ve authored numerous pieces discussing Antifa and its rise to prominence. The first piece was a plea for non-violent resistance to fascism, which covered the dangers of aggressive violence and how it provides the state with a justification for suppressing left protest. The second piece addressed the failure of Antifa to develop a mass support base due to its preoccupation with fetishized violence over a commitment to movement building and articulating a positive vision for social change.

One of the primary online Antifa organs, Itsgoingdown.org, printed a response from “Riseup.net,” a Seattle-based anarchist organization. The group describes itself as committed to “human liberation” and “the fight for freedom and the self-determination of all oppressed groups” and as opposing “all forms of prejudice, authoritarianism, and vanguardism.” Riseup states: “Our purpose is to aid in the creation of a free society, a world with freedom from want and freedom of expression, a world without oppression or hierarchy, where power is shared equally. We do this by providing communication and computer resources to allies engaged in struggles against capitalism and other forms of oppression.”

Anarchy in the Jewish State

  • Posted on: 1 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

NINE ANARCHISTS crowd into the small room, and take seats on the floor. A lightly mohawked fellow named Tal comes around and takes everyone’s phones.

“We don’t want people listening in on the meeting,” Tal explains, disappearing from the room with an armful of smartphones, which he empties into a drawer in the kitchen.

Bang! The drawer shuts, and the meeting can begin.

This is the monthly assembly of the Israeli anarcho-communist group Unity, a six-year-old organization based in Tel Aviv and Haifa that supports dissolving Israel’s borders and abolishing the government in favor of “a non-national society.”

For the thirteen years of prison to Irianna (Greece)

  • Posted on: 1 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

from 325.nostate.org

This is a communique from Irianna B.L’s partner, Konstantinos Papadopoulos:

14th March 2011. Anti-terrorism squads raided the house I was renting in the neighbourhood of Cholargos in Athens and arrested me as a suspected member of the revolutionary organization ‘Conspiracy of Cells of Fire’. That night Irianna had the bad luck to sleep at mine. She was taken to the police station and interrogated, fingerprinted and submitted to DNA samples taking. She was released on the same day.

I was released on bail 3 days later.

(A-Radio) Reportback from Charlottesville: Unite the Right and the murder of Heather Heyer

  • Posted on: 31 August 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Why do we publish such objectionable things?

  • Posted on: 31 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

http://littleblackcart.com/why-do-we-publish-such-objectionable-things/

This attempt to clarify obvious facts is in response to the new call to arms by Scott Campell but really isn't about him. He serves as an excellent example of an approach to anarchism that we do not share, and so will stand in for all those who agree with his position but tbh it's hard to feel particularly strongly about him specifically.

The Hotwire #2: August 30th, 2017 Antifascism after Charlottesville, Grand Jury Resistance, and Eclipsing the Empire

  • Posted on: 30 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

Welcome to the first episode of The Hotwire! Our feature for this episode covers the upswing in antifascist action post-Charlottesville. We also bring you an interview from Hurricane Harvey, The Hotwire horoscope, and news of resistance and rebellion from around the world. Listen until the end for prisoner birthdays and announcements of upcoming anarchist events and bookfairs.

Not Our Comrades: ITS Attacks on Anarchists

  • Posted on: 30 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down by Scott Campbell

In May of this year, the eco-extremist group Individualists Tending Toward the Wild (ITS) issued a statement claiming responsibility for the murder of two hikers in the State of Mexico and the femicide of Lesvy Rivera at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, providing as justification for these acts their belief that “every human being merits extinction.” In response, I wrote “There’s Nothing Anarchist About Eco-Fascism: A Condemnation of ITS” for It’s Going Down, denouncing both ITS and the U.S.-based anarchist platforms that disseminate and promote the group’s activities.

CORRECTION: Aug 29th (not June 29th) Multi-City Coordinated Banner Drop: Abolish America

  • Posted on: 30 August 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

This is the first and last communique from the "informal anarchist collective for the abolition of america".

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