They are locked in a struggle for freedom. Freedom from oppression, freedom from the ruling classes, freedom from "the man".
Now, the battle is on their doorstep. Literally.
The Melbourne Anarchist Club – home to a group of social outliers who reject "hierarchical power structures" and believe profit is evil – is staring down its capitalist overlords as their headquarters is engulfed by boutique apartments.
From Al Jazeera
We go inside Greece's resurgent anarchist movement as it seeks to show that it is about more than just violence.
On a warm evening in August this year, in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Kesariani, in the Greek capital, Athens, several hundred young people gathered in front of a stage as a band fine-tuned their instruments. At first glance, there was little unusual about the scene, but this was not an ordinary concert.
A mysterious-sounding anarchist organization called the National Liberation Militia is allegedly planning a war on police this Halloween, at least according to an alert released by the FBI on Monday, CBS News reports.The Bureau sent a bulletin to police departments around the country warning that this so-called "Halloween Revolt" may involve members of the anarchist group dressed up in masks and ambushing police with bottles and bricks and other Warriors-esque weaponry, according to the New York Post.
The west Olympia police station sustained a large amount of damage early Friday morning when suspects broke nearly all of the station’s windows, painted graffiti on the outside walls and put super glue in the locks.
Lt. Paul Lower said the vandals struck the station, located at 221 Perry St., sometime between 3:15 and 3:30 a.m., just after one officer left the station, and right before another officer returned.
From St Louis CBS
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is trying to recruit the criminals and anarchists in Ferguson who participated in riots after Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Mr. Bib surprised himself, with help from friends and fellow bibliophiles, at recent Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, getting pretty inspired, grateful, just plain happy during Gary Snyder's chat with David L. Ulin, book reviewer and, as it happens, contributor to current Santa Monica Review. Among many topics, the poet whose youth charged up so many, whose writing and politics influenced the policy decisions of a state and its then-governor (one Jerry Brown) and the California Arts Commission and so many college lit class syllabi, Synder mentioned, joyfully, anarchism, of all things.
From CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are searching for more than a dozen people who, wearing all black and carrying signs, went on a vandalism spree, smashing storefronts, Friday night in Shadyside’s busy business district.
According to Allegheny County emergency dispatchers, much of the damage happened in the 5500-block of Walnut Street.
Rioting youths have clashed with Greek police in central Athens, damaging vehicles and property, following a demonstration by hundreds of anarchists seeking the abolition of a maximum security prison.
Dozens of rioters threw petrol bombs and stones at police, who responded with tear gas. Four people were detained in Tuesday's clashes, while no injuries were immediately reported.
At least two cars were burnt and one shop front was smashed.