Submitted by Bursts on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:25
Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on August 3rd, 2015 through August 9th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 17:05
Mexico, Morelos: farmers and peasants burn the town hall and block roads demanding fertiliser after broken promises by mayor
Colombia, Huila: confrontations with riot cops, mayor’s house stoned, as cops unsuccessfully try to evict residents squatting municipal land
Venezuela, St.Felix: state trucks attacked, 4 supermarkets/food shops looted, 1 person shot dead in riot…and this “
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:02
In a world that is increasingly virtual, hacking and the internet (i.e. hacktivism or... direct hacktion?) seem like an appropriate angles of attack, or at least stand as options. Anonymous's decentralized and informal organization methods, black-bloc inspired mask-wearing (taken from self-proclaimed anarchist Alan Moore’s graphic novel V for Vendetta), and general distaste for authority hits many familiar notes among anarchists.
Submitted by ReWyldStL on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 15:34
Back in August 2014, outside the burnt-out husk of the QT on W. Florissant Ave. in Ferguson, MO we ran into some white people and old folks pissed off over having witnessed younger people tagging anti-Police messages on the concrete barriers facing W. Florrisant Ave. These oldheads’ respectability politics rhetoric made us wonder if someone who pissed them off so much might have something in common with us, so we made a pilgrimage to the now-fenced in QT to check out “the writing on the wall” and asked around.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 13:40
In a paper we presented at the first of the public meetings we organized on the left management of the capitalist state, the politics of recuperation and what to do next to satisfy our proletarian social needs in May 2015, we stated that “the boring spectacle of the Greek state’s ‘negotiations’ with its European ‘partners’ and the partial institutional reforms introduced by the Syriza government have functioned like the blue pill of hybernation, a pill that has been swallowed by a large amount of proletarians and the movement against violent internal devaluation.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:55
“Communists supposed it… but Syriza surpassed their expectations…”
This joke could very well summarize the programmatic lessons to be drawn from the situation that proletarians in Greece, our brothers and sisters of misery and struggle, are subjected to. Indeed since always or at least since the great campaigns of Social Democracy in the early 20th century for the establishment of universal suffrage, which aimed at nothing else than the containment and the destruction of the proletariat’s energy developed to put an end to misery and exploitation
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:41
Can you relate?
1) “Call-out culture was developed to allow activist groups to confront leaders who abused their privilege, but now it is being used to settle petty scores on the level of interpersonal politics. I now have a hard time believing some people when they make call-outs because I have seen too many that were based on nothing.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 01:04
A Facebook page has announced Vancouver's first do-it-yourself street festival in response to recent police crackdowns on unlawful events.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:35
I read with interest Kevin Van Meter’s recent essay, Freely Disassociating: Three Stories on Contemporary Radical Movements published by Perspectives on Anarchist Theory on the Institute for Anarchist Studies website. In it, he discusses the current climate within the anarchist movement, painting a grim picture where increasingly meaningless labels and judgments get tossed about like political hand grenades, shutting down discussion, utilizing guilt-by-association, fomenting an atmosphere of anti-intellectualism and devolving into moralizing-outrage-as-activism.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:43