Rojava

Other Rojavas: Echoes of the Free Commune of Barbacha

  • Posted on: 5 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Crimethinc

The autonomous region of Rojava has gained international visibility as a beacon of struggle against the Islamic State and other forms of autocratic power, an experiment in which many anarchists are currently participating. Yet Rojava is not the only region in which a struggle for self-determination has expanded to open a path towards total liberation. In north Africa, in the region of Kabylia, an ethnic minority oppressed by racism and state oppression has initiated in a series of revolts comparable to what the Kurds have accomplished in Rojava and the Zapatistas in Chiapas. Throughout decades of struggle, they have established zones of autonomy and built bridges to others in revolt, in hopes of bringing about “a genuine emancipatory social revolution.” Read on to learn about this underreported struggle.

Open Call to Anarchist Tech Guerillas

  • Posted on: 27 October 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

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We go beyond clicktivism, beyond anarcho-tourism, beyond neo-colonial activism. We work together, we listen to each other, we learn and we share. We are building a cooperative to provide liberatory technology solutions for revolutionary, or potentially revolutionary, communities across the planet. We are viral factors of anarchist tech-querilla. Will you join us?

Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum calls for pressure against Iraq assault

  • Posted on: 19 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News UK

Below is a statement released by KAF, a Kurdish-speaking anarchist group, in the wake of the recent Iraqi government assault on Kirkuk and other Kurdish-held positions — and against the destructive policies of Marsoud Barzani’s government.

The Lady or the Tiger: Anarcha-Councilism and Invisible Dictatorship in Autonomous Societies

  • Posted on: 28 September 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The Lady or the Tiger:
Anarcha-Councilism and Invisible Dictatorship in Autonomous Societies

TOTW: Socialization

  • Posted on: 18 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

Six years ago on September 17th, the Occupy moment began. Occupy was perhaps a high water mark for the North American anarchist space, although the anarchist idea and practice of occupation on different levels goes back much further. Occupy, assemblies, gatherings, meetings, etc provide anarchists with the face-to-face (f2f) social experiences and opportunity to learn a(n anarchist) culture and survive.

First, a Symbol of Occupy Wall Street. Then He Waded Into Syria.

  • Posted on: 13 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The New York Times

Robert Grodt was a volunteer medic at the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, when he pulled Kaylee Dedrick, who had just been pepper-sprayed in the face, out of the crowd to treat her.

The pair quickly hit it off, and when video of Ms. Dedrick being sprayed in the face captured the world’s attention, the spotlight turned to their budding romance.

Ex-diplomat Carne Ross: the case for anarchism

  • Posted on: 9 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From the Guardian

If you were to play a game of word association with the term “anarchism” what would be the likely responses? Perhaps the anarchy sign, with the capital A over a circle. Black flags. The turn-of-the-century bombers immortalised by Joseph Conrad in The Secret Agent. Or maybe Johnny Rotten singing Anarchy in the UK.

What it would be unlikely to evoke is the image of an English diplomat, a veteran of the Foreign Office and the United Nations, a man schooled in the subtle arts of negotiation and persuasion.

Anarchism or Vanguardism? Critique of Guerrilla Ideology of the IRPGF

  • Posted on: 5 June 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Over the past few months, the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF), a new anarchist group fighting in Rojava, have published a fair few interviews and texts setting out their positions. On a purely defensive level, I certainly appreciate anyone fighting against ISIS in the name of international antifascist solidarity, but the IRPGF go way beyond this and repeatedly present themselves as the representatives of anarchism in the area, carrying out a project that will be “valuable to the entire anarchist community worldwide”.

With that in mind, I think it’s legitimate for others in that “worldwide community” to raise a few questions about the IRPGF’s ideology, and how it relates to the cause they claim to be advancing.

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