Do Anarchists Vote in State Elections?

It obviously depends on the individual anarchist whether or not they choose to participate in the political process, but I'm writing this piece to point out that the act of voting in state elections stands in direct contradiction with anarchy. If an anarchist chooses to vote, that action has nothing to do with furthering anarchy or anarchist principles. No anarchist worth their salt would pressure other anarchists into voting for their favorite politician.

Between the Sun and the Sea: Icarus at 12th and L

Several blocks before the L & 12th Street intersection, I was already feeling that the march had run its course. At each cross street, we met a line of police, sirens blaring. A few brave souls still managed to fell some final windows on the periphery. Yet while the Bank of America windows had crashed in triumphant cacophony, these windows struck the pavement with an urgency that reflected our increasingly dire situation. We had no destination, no end goal. It felt as though we were running solely to evade police. I knew that it was time to break from the group, yet I still held a kind of separation anxiety.

Anarchy Radio 01-22-2019

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio01222019

Whiteaker Tales event: most of the hour's 6 calls were about issues raised there e.g. snitch culture. Mary Oliver, eco lowlights of the week. Greenland and Asia's glaciers melting fast. Bighorn sheep going under, global insect collapse. Ad of the week: Aspiration credit card. BAGR (now Wild Resistance) #6; #7 will be decolonization themed.

From the creators of Baedan: announcing Contagion Press

From Contagion Press

Contagion: an infectious disease, especially one whose transmission requires bodily contact, or broadly speaking any harmful or corrupting influence. From the Latin contagionem: a touching or contact, especially with something physically or morally unclean. From com: together + tangere: to touch.

A YIVO conference finds a new audience for Yiddish anarchism

NEW YORK (JTA) — To the degree that you know anything about Yiddish anarchism, it probably boils down to one name: Emma Goldman. And even then you are probably more familiar with Goldman as an immigrant firebrand and ur-“nasty woman” than for the truly radical content of her political philosophy.

Italian anarchists on the extradition of Cesare Battisti

An amnesty for the years of lead would also entail an admission — that in those years there was a widespread movement aimed at the revolutionary subversion of the dominant power structures. One which the State was so vehemently against in all its components, that it passed emergency legislation affecting the very foundations of Italy’s constitution and so-called legal civilisation. 

Anews Podcast 99, 1.18.2018

https://podcast.anarchistnews.org/2019/01/anews-podcast-99-1-18-2018/

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 99. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week on anarchistnews.org.

Editorial: by Dim
TOTW: What Non-anarchists influenced you?, with Aragorn! and Ariel

This podcast is the effort of many people. This episode was

Erics Attack and Torture at FCI Florence

Erics Attack and Torture at FCI Florence

From Support Eric King

On Aug 17th (the day after my wife’s cancer was removed via surgery) after reviewing an email I sent, Lt Wilcox called me into his office. On my arrival the new SIS (Special Investigative Services ) creep took me back to a mop closet. Wilcox is about 2 inches taller 30-40 lbs heavier. He is known for screaming and tough guying, making sure no one forgets what a bad ass he is.

Anarchy Bang: Introducing Episode Three. Violence

From Anarchy Bang

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A hundred people listened in to episode two. Another couple hundred downloaded it and checked it out later. Last week we talked about home (and land). This week we'll try to have an entertaining conversation about violence. Is that possible? Can we go meta enough to have a discussion about why young (and old) men think violence does much more than kick the can down the road?

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