Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 06/21/2014 - 02:06
n response to the massive display of violence necessary to make the World Cup a safe zone for capitalist profiteering, our comrades in Brazil have produced a Portuguese version of our classic poster about the police. We present it here in hopes of equipping others throughout the Portuguese-speaking world to respond to the encroachments of authority. Without the servile brutality of the police, none of the social and economic inequalities of our society would be possible, nor the oppression and ecological devastation they entail. Let us delegitimize policing and stand up to police everywhere they operate.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 17:59
It’s probably fortunate that Kelly Reichardt’s recently released film Night Moves does not make an overt attempt to influence the already tired debate within anti-authoritarian circles about the role of violence in pursuing political aims, especially considering how the healthy non-dogmatism reflected in a “diversity of tactics” line has become increasingly standard.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 16:38
Protests have erupted again here over inequalities related to the World Cup, though, as some activists observed, the soccer championship was in many ways only a catalyst for exposing deep unrest.
An estimated 1,700 protesters took to the streets Thursday night, most of them supporters of Brazil’s Free Pass movement, which seeks to eliminate fares on public transit and on the same date last year successfully used civil disobedience to halt a bus fare increase.
Submitted by worker on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 14:05
From Profane Existence
In recent weeks there have been a number of mass shootings throughout North America which is becoming increasingly normalized in modern society. John Zerzan has written and spoken extensively about the phenomenon of shootings, never shying away from the difficult subjects and questions that many others actively avoid.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 21:32
In the past several years, the question of gender has been taken up again and again by the anarchist milieu. And still few attempts amount to much more than a rehashing of old ideas. Most positions on gender remain within the constraints of one or more of the ideologies that have failed us already, mainly marxist feminism, a watered down eco-feminism, or some sort of liberal “queer anarchism”. Present in all of these are the same problems we’ve howled against already: identity politics, representation, gender essentialism, reformism, and reproductive futurism. While we have no interest in offering another ideology in this discourse, we imagine that an escape route could be charted by asking the question that few will ask; by setting a course straight to the secret center of gendered life which all the ideological answers take for granted. We are speaking, of course, about Civilization itself.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 22:33
Dear friends and comrades!
The 2014 North American Anarchist Black Cross conference is a mere three months away and we have a long way to go before reaching our fundraising goal! In an effort to really kickstart the final fundraising push, we are asking for your help in raising $2000 by midnight on June 22nd! This money will help us cover the cost of the space for the conference. OR it will help us cover airfare to fly in comrades from across the continent to join us in Denver. OR it will help us cover the cost of food for the weekend. You get the picture...
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 17:43
In the ongoing conflict, we support neither Ukrainian government nor
pro-Russian factions that established their authority on the portion of
Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. The working class (i.e. everyone who has
neither power nor capital) is equally alien both to the concept of
unitary Ukraine and to the ideas of ”federalization” or creation of
new states — these are merely the games of politicians, drawing blood
from ordinary people. We, the left and the anarchists, should primarily
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:48
On Friday 13th, June 2014, around 8:00PM, an angry crowd of about sixty people converged on the Durham County Detention Center in downtown Durham for the June 11th international day of solidarity with long term anarchist eco-prisoners Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and all others whom the state has imprisoned.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 20:19
Past and present, radical and anarchist spaces within Portland have established with extensive intentions and for better or worse, evolved into primarily functioning with a specific purpose such as an all-ages venue or a free store. While we believe these things to be important, even essential, we are focusing on maintaining our collective and space to be flexible, transparent and intend on having a multi-purpose space in North or Northeast Portland. We will be under the umbrella of a local non-profit which will allow us to regularly apply for grants to maintain our financial stability and offer an updated, extensive lending library, which will include fresh, revolving literature for sale.