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Summer is almost over but things are burning up in the prisons and in the streets. All around the United States, prisoners and comrades in the “free world” are gearing up for the beginning of coordinated anti-prison actions on September 9th, 2016. In just a few weeks, the Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners begins, marking with fire the state murder of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti on August 23. 1927, turning memory into active revolt for all anarchist combatants locked behind bars today.
PLAY: A Call for Submissions for the Next Issue of Perspectives
Are you an organizer or activist currently engaged in movement work? Are you interested in taking time to reflect on the lessons and ideals of this work in order to help advance anarchist praxis? Are you a self-taught thinker with a particular interest or expertise in some aspect of radical history or practice? Are you willing to share your insights to contribute to our collective memory? Do you have ideas, experiences, or questions that you would like to develop and share with a wider audience?
From Fifth Estate
New Fifth Estate is being printed!
We just uploaded the new issue of the Fifth Estate to the printer. Its theme is No Borders! which extends beyond just those of the nation state. Our cover says, "No Walls Between People; No Walls in Our Heads."
Feature articles include Challenging the Nation State in Syria by Leila Al Shami, Linear Perspective, Fences & Nature’s Glory by Chellis Glendinning, A Transwoman at TSA Security by Jane Clark, Tearing Down the Prisons, Border Lines & Border Regions by Dennis Fox, Waiting for the Barbarians by Jesus Sepulveda, A Visit to Cuba by Peter Werbe, several others.
Announcing the third edition of Wreck. We are putting this out with the aims to create an anarchist discourse within so called Vancouver. Anarchist discourse is dominated by those with the loudest voices, from those who have podcasts to others who engage in social media. We want to create our own narratives, specific to our conditions. An anarchist perspective encourages those to speak who have passion, being a man or having a university education is no qualifier for a valued opinion.
From Fire to the Prisons
Help Print 10,000 Copies of Fire to the Prisons and Give Them out For Free!
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.