Some notes on the spread of morality and sacred cows

Humorless, self-righteous, intolerant, cringe-worthy. Ten years ago these words would have aptly described the Christian Right. Their very serious allegiance to silly ideas like God and patriotism made them an easy target to mock and troll. But now, said labels bring to mind awkward privilege confessions and the moralistic tone of social justice-oriented Leftists. What’s happened in such a short time to cause this total reversal?

Anarchy Bang: Episode 20 - Dad is very disappointed in you

From Anarchy Bang

This week we discuss aging out of the anarchist space. We have always known that anarchism in the late 20th and early 21st century has more in common with subcultures like punk than political organs like the Communist Party or even the RCP. That means there is a natural 10 year arc and then you are done. The "old punk" option is available for a few, like tattoo artists or maybe someone with a record label, but mostly it is 10 and done. What does that look like in anarchyland? When do we know we are too old? What does it look like when you don't get the message that the kids don't want you around any more? Distracting essay that relates to but is separate from the point of this weeks essay but we'll read if we get no calls...

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Hamilton Police PR Stunt met with Counter-Demo

Perhaps the easiest question ever asked: “Would you like your coffee with or without cops?”

“Coffee with a Cop,” a public relations event by Hamilton Police, found itself competing for attention with “Coffee without Cops.”

The plucky group of anarchists set up outside the entrance to Cafe Oranje in downtown Hamilton, handing out free coffee and snacks to passersby, along with information about the HPS’ abuses of civilians.

About the sentence in “Scripta Manent” trial and update on comrade Marco Bisesti

On April 24, the Turin Court of Assizes issued the first instance sentence for the “Scripta Manent” trial (which followed the repressive operation in which five comrades were arrested on September 6, 2016, and two others received notification of pre-trial detention while they were already in prison for the attack against Roberto Adinolfi of May 7, 2012).

Anarchy Radio 05-14-2019

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio05142019

Kathan co-hosts. More on "Done in from Within." Industrial excrescence of the week. E. Africa trashed by e-waste. Air Buds a recent e-crime. Ferlinghetti's Little Boy memoir. "Depression is a Disease of Civ," by Stephen Ilardi. Resilience, new phony buzzword. No military solution to mass shootings, latest suicides upsurge: teen girls. Social media as addiction and enemy of thought. Action briefs.

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Anarchism and Marxism in Dialogue with Anarchopac

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

We are excited to present an excellent overview of anarchist ideas in the form of a discussion between Zoe, the YouTube and Twitter personality known as Anarchopac, and Breht from Revolutionary Left Radio as part of an ongoing series of dialogues between anarchism and Marxism. Topics covered include anarchist theory, organizational tendencies within anarchism, Marxist and anarchist conceptions of the State, organizing strategies, and responding to some of the common claims from Marxists and anarchist about each political tendency.

New zine: Gender After Civilization

"This journal is intended to dispel a prominent myth within the wider anarchist community: that of the-so called "forest TERF." That is, the idea that anti-civilization anarchists are exclusionary of those who are trans* or gender non-conforming. This, of course, we know to be a falsehood: because we are queer and we stand against civilization. We believe that this myth is, ironically, detrimental to queer lives for a number of reasons.

Defend Julian Assange

The MACG thus defends Julian Assange, not because of his politics, which have curdled and are now quite suspect, nor because we consider him innocent of the Swedish accusations. The US ruling class has no objection to his politics, because they are riddled with the sort of people with whom he has been collaborating. And neither do they have any objection to sexual assault – if they did, Donald Trump would not be President. The United States wants to punish him, not for any crimes he might have committed, but for his good deeds. The MACG defend Assange for those same good deeds.

International Solidarity From Anarchists in Mexico City

From Mexico City, we send our solidarity and love to the comrades who took the streets on May 1st, and to the many who were kidnapped by the state as a result. Repression is the state’s reaction to a gnawing fear: a fear of the power of revolt, of the autonomous organization of the people, of the brewing revolution.

Solidarity with Detained Cuban Anarchist and LGBT Activists

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation, Posted May 11, 2019 at 8:30pm EST

Havana, Cuba – Following tensions around the cancellation of the state sponsored LGBT march and the effort by activists to call for an independently organized one, two anarchist and LGBT activists, Isbel Diaz Torres and partner Jimmy Roque Martinez, are believed to have been detained by Cuban authorities. The detentions are seen as an attempt by the Cuban state to suppress and intimidate outspoken activists whom they see as leaders and vocal activists in the LGBT community in Cuba.

Anarchist Festival 2019

From Freedom News UK

Following the success of last year’s weekend of decentralised anarchist happenings, the Anarchist Festival is back this year, this time aiming to host events scheduled across the country.

The Anarchist Festival is based on the simple idea: groups put on their own programme of anarchist events, concentrating on the dates of the long weekend of 31st May to the 2nd June 2019, and the programme is collated by the festival on their website and social media.

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