TOTW: Wheel of Pain

For many Anarchy begins with a particular impulse, to change what is. When this impulse takes form, the results vary from activism to insurrection, free love, intentional living, etc. Yet what seemingly every form requires is a vision, a bright point of light one rushes towards, maybe not a better world, but at least a different way of living which we share with others, a dream.

Climate, Capitalism & Class War with Noam Chomsky

The Commoner

In December, Søren Hough from Science for the People sat down with the famous linguist and activist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky has written a plethora of books on political subjects, with his collection of interviews, named On Anarchism, reaching stores worldwide. His most recent book, Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal, co-authored with economist Dr. Robert Pollins, lays out an international plan for addressing climate change.

Moscow court sentences grad student Azat Miftakhov to six years in prison

Moscow court sentences grad student Azat Miftakhov to six years in prison

From meduza.io

Moscow’s Golovinsky District Court sentenced graduate student and anarchist activist Azat Miftakhov to six years in prison on Monday, January 18, after finding him guilty of attacking a United Russia office in 2018.

Miftakhov, who studied in the mathematics faculty at Moscow State University, pleaded not guilty to the hooliganism charges.

Two other suspects who earlier pleaded guilty in the case were given suspended sentences: Elana Gorban was sentenced to four years probation and Andrey Eykin to two years.

These were the exact sentences that state prosecutors requested for the three defendants in the case.

Miftakhov’s lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina said that they plan to challenge the verdict.

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Arson Attack Against Prison Truck

via Contra Info, English translation by AMW

Arson Attack against Truck of Villa Devoto Prison in Buenos Aires, Argentina

As a gift to those who believe themselves the kings of the lives of others, early in the morning on Wednesday, January 6, 2,021, we set fire to a salvage truck belonging to the Villa Devoto jail on 4900 Pedro Lozano street in the city of Buenos Aires.

LONG LIVE ANARCHY.

Fire for fire!

via Round Robin English translation by Act for freedom now!

We receive and spread:

In the night of December 17 2020, a repeater near an exit of the G.R.A [long orbital motorway] of Rome was sabotaged by fire.

An incendiary action that brings alive our memory of revenge for the State massacre carried out in the Italian prisons in revolt in March 2020, during the first lockdown.

3 fibre optic cabinets sabotaged and a prison vehicle vandalised

We receive and spread:

Trento – In the night between 22 and 23 November 2020, 3 fibre optic cabinets sabotaged. One near an industrial centre, one in an industrial zone near GLS and IVECO and one at a branch of the police headquarters.
Found written nearby: JUAN FREE, IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE ACCUSED OF OP. ”SCRIPTA MANENT”, SOLIDARITY WITH THE IMPRISONED REVOLUTIONARIES EVERYONE FREE (A)

That same night a prison police vehicle was vandalised, with the words: SOLIDARITY WITH THE REBELS written nearby.

Constructing Anarchisms: Vital Things

Constructing Anarchisms: Vital Things

From Libertarian Labyrinth by Shawn P. Wilbur

“Let us not overlook vital things, because of the bulk of trifles confronting us.” — Emma Goldman, “The Tragedy of Woman’s Emancipation”

Let’s get a bit topical, if only for a few moments, and address the events of the last couple of weeks. I think there are lots of interesting discussions to be had about the shortcomings of democratic institutions in general, the influence of fascism on US politics, etc. This could easily be our lead-in to the discussion about the defining features of governmentalism—and we’ll undoubtedly cover some of that ground. But I’m drawn at least as much to the pious nature of the responses from both right and left, the appeals to the “sacred” nature of the Capitol and the invocation of tradition against whatever it is that just happened.

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