Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 19:25
Let's be honest. Chicago is a joke. People who live here, anarchist or not, tend to reflect on the city with a kind of cynical loathing: everything is shit, but what do you expect? It's a sprawling metropolitan complex with long-standing racial divisions, powerful criminal organizations, and a local political machine so obviously uncaring that residents have accepted it as an immutable evil.
The analysis presented here isn't meant to be an objective representation of anarchist activity in Chicago, but rather as an overview of a few experiences and ideas – with hopes of encouraging some actual discussion on how anarchists in Chicago might be able to open up greater conflict with the capitalist social order. When the collective “we” is used, it refers to anyone who might identify with the frustrations laid out by this writing, and the desire to come up with new ideas and courses of action.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 11:51
This piece appears in the current issue of Fifth Estate Issue 390, Fall 2013 http://www.fifthestate.org/
by scott crow
“The mutual-aid tendency in man has so remote an origin, and is so deeply interwoven with all the past evolution of the human race, that it has been maintained by mankind up to the present time, notwithstanding all vicissitudes of history.”
Peter Kropotkin, Mutual Aid
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:11
Submitted by worker on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 09:39
A south Wales anarchist seeking damages for police infiltration of his group has criticised a decision to hold hearings into the complaints in secret.
The Cardiff Anarchist Network claim an undercover officer spent nearly five years in their group, forming sexual relationships with two members.
But complaints about the operation will be heard behind closed doors in an Investigatory Powers Tribunal.
Submitted by worker on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 19:15
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 17:02
Last night the hive came alive in the heart of Downtown Denver, filling the streets with noise and clamor like Denver has not seen in too long. While the Million Mask March had been promoted with requests of silence, good behavior and compliance, the crowd of three hundred plus seemed to have other ideas and so did the cops. The mob left Marvin Booker Plaza at the fall of darkness to show the world what never forgive or forget actually means (hint to other anons, it's not hugging cops).
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 18:37
Ilya Romanov, a 46-years old Russian anarchist, was wounded on 26th of
October 2013. According to authorities, this happened when a homemade
bomb suddenly went off in his hands. The accident happened next to a
building occupied by Russian Army draft office.
Local police stated that the homemade bomb exploded early in the morning
on saturday in the hands of anarchist. His left hand was torn off. The
man was placed in hospital.
Submitted by Bursts on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 14:07
Submitted by Kdog on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:13
Submitted by worker on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 09:03