Germany, in a First, Shuts Down Left-Wing Extremist Website

  • Posted on: 28 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The New York Times

BERLIN — An influential website linked to violence at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Hamburg last month has been ordered to shut down, in the first such move against left-wing extremists in the country, officials in Germany said Friday.

Anews podcast - episode 26

  • Posted on: 27 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

https://podcast.anarchistnews.org/index.php/2017/08/28/anews-podcast-epi...

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 26 for August 25. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.

Editorial: On Words
TOTW - Talking to Non-anarchists
A101 question: What is the difference between direct democracy and consensus?

FRR Audibooks: They Who Marry Do Ill by Voltairine De Cleyre

  • Posted on: 27 August 2017
  • By: rydra wrong

Listen here: http://freeradicalradio.net/they-who-marry-do-ill-by-voltairine-de-cleyre/

“So much as I have been able to put together the pieces of the universe in my small head, there is no absolute right or wrong; there is only a relativity, depending on the consciously though very slowly altering condition of a social race in respect to the rest of the world. Right and wrong are social conceptions: mind, I do not say human conceptions. The names “right” and “wrong,” truly, are of human invention only; but the conception “right” and “wrong,” dimly or clearly, has been wrought out with more or less effectiveness by all intelligent social beings. And the definition of Right, as sealed and approved by the successful conduct of social beings, is: That mode of behavior which best serves the growing need of that society.”

Anarchism and Solidarity: Thoughts on Out-Organizing Capitalism Without the State

  • Posted on: 26 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Its (All) a Social Construct(?)!

The following is response to beyondsecularism’s question. Because the question is juicy but not that coherent, I thought to dedicate a blog post in order to address dilemmas within anarchism. The is question is posed under the comment section of Anarchists Advocate for a Collective Society Not a Power Vacuum, and it revolves around ethics, force and action. Here it goes.

In response to ‘The Religion of Green Anarchy’

  • Posted on: 26 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From mtlcounter-info.org

In ‘The religion of green anarchy’, the author continually refers to their ideas of what “green anarchism” is about without referring to where exactly these ideas are stated. There is not a single quote from a green anarchist journal or book in the essay, nor is there any reference to what texts the author has or has not read dealing with green anarchy. If the author’s idea of green anarchy is based on conversations with individuals at land defense camps, it would be good to say so – in this case the critique becomes more about “how some people interpret green anarchy” then about green anarchy in its totality. This essay takes a large and complex tangle of ideas that have been evolving since at least the 80’s1, and simplifies them into a caricature (‘the morality of pure wilderness’) that neglects most of the theory that makes green anarchist thought and its associated currents worth reading in the first place. I would also suspect that this may be why Green and Black review did not respond to the essay.

Statement from Eric Clanton: “Keep Building Long Term Strategies”

  • Posted on: 25 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

My name is Eric. I’m currently facing years of prison time as the result of accusations made in the most shockingly hateful parts of the internet. On April 19th I began being targeted by a dedicated swarm of internet trolls known for spewing racism, xenophobia, and misogyny onto the web. Suddenly a hit piece by Milo Yiannopoulos caused the targeting to go viral. Several old social media photos were posted, online accounts hacked, addresses published, hundred of calls to my employers, and countless threats of physical violence made against me, my coworkers, friends and many others. This harassment campaign is where the accusations against me originated.

14 Tips on How to Get Ready for the Revolutionary Situation (Belarus)

  • Posted on: 25 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

from http://325.nostate.net/

Anarchist and revolutionary must be ready for revolution to happen in every moment, especially now, when social and political protest all around the world are arising more and more often. Moreover, the possibility of global catastrophes and cataclysms is always present, and saving ourselves along with continuing our struggle in that case should always be in our agenda.

‘On the international solidarity week for anarchist prisoners, August, 23rd—30th’ by Radio Fragmata (Greece)

  • Posted on: 25 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

from http://325.nostate.net/

It’s been years now that the various state agencies of repression order the conduct of investigation under the sole criterion the suspects’ political status. This is the status of the anarchist, mainly of the one who turns his/her ideas into actions, of the one that arms his/her desires and attacks state authority. So each investigation has to do with the possible prosecution of comrades according to the laws of their “democracy.” Police prosecution that starts off with texts and extends to all possible actions is not new amongst the anarchist circles. On the contrary, there is a past record on relative prosecutions in countries such as Italy, Chile etc. where there is a strong comrade presence promoting direct action and intervention.

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