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In February 2015, we returned to publishing Fire to the Prisons. After a three year hiatus, we came back to this project with full force. Over a year later, we are happy to report that almost all of the 10,000 printed copies have been distributed across North America and abroad. Thanks to the support, donations, and contributions of comrades across the world, we were able to create a very loud voice.
From Avalanche: Anarchist Correspondence December 2015, issue #6, Editorial
Half the world at war, the other half awaits its turn to enter the cruel ball of massacres and bloodshed. While states trumpet the total mobilization, the Islamist gangrene devours uprisings, at the start galvanized by strong desires for freedom and rejection of the idea of conquest of power, like in Egypt or Syria. In the neighborhoods of excluded, increasingly abundant in the European cities, flourishes confusion, produced by decades of programs of stultification, of deprivation of analytical tools and of destruction of intellect and sensitivity by a world bloated with technology. A confusion that guarantees the continuity of capitalist and state domination, but at the same time favors the recruitment by a religion, an ideology, a nation. The massacre in the name of conquering power then lies just around the corner. And as for the few revolutionary tensions, they seem to have to expect an ulterior push towards the margins, close to oblivion and to disappearance from the stage of the social war.
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ARA and other antifascist groupings have existed in Chicago since the late 1980's. For the most part, the organized antifascist presence has continued to exist and have typically been amongst the more active and successful antifascist groupings in the US. The most recent incarnation, South Side Chicago Anti- Racist Action (now of the TORCH network), are celebrating the end of our 5th year of antifascist activity. Starting back in 2009 we set out with extreme dedication, to destroy organized fascists in our state, eventually expanding outward and doing serious work in the midwest and elsewhere. When we first started, the group to beat was the Illinois National Socialist Front (INSF), descendants of Bill Whites ANSWP, led by Phillip Anderson. At this time, there was also a huge call out by the ARA network to shut down David Irving's US tour. This first year saw not only some very successful confrontations between south side ARA and the INSF, but Irving's speaking event held at the Edelweiss restaurant in Chicago was immediately shut down when a violent melee ensued between antifascists and neo nazis in attendance. Shortly after, in 2010 the INSF was scheduled to march in downtown Chicago, a bold move and an obvious challenge to Chicago antifascists. After tons of pressure from our side, the INSF had a pathetic turnout of 4 unprotected nazis who were quickly attacked leading not only to the end of the march, but the arrest of two of the attending neo nazis. These 2 major victories, along with several other smaller successful battles, and an impressive ability to expose white supremacists, strengthened our resolve, and solidified our reputation as an antifascist force to be reckoned with.
The Portland Radicle* is looking for community members who would like to join other clever and talented ass-kickers in our project of collective liberation.
The Radicle is an anarchist print project that kicked off in 2012. We once had a good rhythm for solicitation and publication, as well as a robust editorial collective. At present, we're down to four people, and we've struggled to publish consistently. While the paper is in no danger of being discontinued, we believe that we would be stronger with more participation and more ideas.
We are pleased to announce the release of the first issue of the anarchist aperiodic magazine Des Ruines from France, 112 pages in A4 binding format. This magazine will give itself the ambition to stir reflections, research and debate about anarchists and anti-authoritarians perspectives. Some lively debate and still relevant, some others left out and dug for the occasion.
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Black and Green Review is a new anarcho-primitivist (AP) magazine with a single goal: to deepen the AP and Green Anarchist (GA) critiques through open discussion and debate.
There is regrettably a long standing anarchist tradition of surface level dwelling. The words become subject to more scrutiny than the concepts and the discussion trickles to a self-reflexive standstill while meaningful action withers. We get lost in fluff and propaganda of the creed.