What Midwives Taught Me About Anarchism

From A Beautiful Resistance

This is part of a series introducing aspects of anarchism for those new to the idea. As I wrote in Part 1, it is inevitable that there will be some people who will disagree with my representation of anarchism here. And I could never do justice to the complexity of anarchism.

A Political Prisoner’s perspective on COVD-19

From Anarchist Black Cross Federation

“They aren’t doing testing here, they aren’t doing shit really. No hand sanitizer, no mask, no ‘social distancing’, the tiers and showers aren’t being cleaned even semi-daily, we still only get 3 showers a week and only 1 hr outside a day, typically super early in the gloom or rain. Medical staff told me they can’t even order tests! They have to refer it to a doctor, who then refers it to Regional, who then reviews it and decides whether to test or not.

Anarchist Responses to a Pandemic:

Anarchist Responses to a Pandemic: The COVID-19 Crisis as a Case Study in Mutual Aid

From Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal by Nathan Jun & Mark Lance

The COVID-19 Crisis as a Case Study in Mutual Aid

ABSTRACT: When central authority fails in socially crucial tasks, mutual aid, solidarity, and grassroots organization frequently arise as people take up slack on the basis of informal networks and civil society organizations. We can learn something important about the possibility of horizontal organization by studying such experiments. In this paper we focus on the rationality, care, and effectiveness of grassroots measures to respond to the pandemic and show how they illustrate core elements of anarchist thought. We do not argue for the correctness of any version of anarchist politics, nor claim that the bulk of this grassroots work was done with anarchist ideas explicitly in mind. Nonetheless, the current pandemic, like many social crises before it, serves as a sort experiment in political implementation.

Immediatism podcast 80 & 81: Elpis Journal

A journal for pessimists and pessimist sympathizers

for pessimists and pessimist sympathizers

Elpis, a journal that lives in the space anarchism cohabits with nihilism
Whereas prior entries in this space concerned themselves more with fierce questions about who and what to destroy and less about what is political about hating everything and having no hope that (individual) human agency can effect enough of the change one would wish upon the world, Elpis is different.

Attack on Manpower Group in Greece

From Athens.Indymedia via AMW

Explosive Attack on Manpower Group in Thessaloniki, Greece in Solidarity with Revolutionaries in US

From Greece to America, deep breath until the death of white supremacy

The arson of the ManPower Group is a practical statement of solidarity with the comrades of the Revolutionary Abolition Movement, calling on the international revolutionary community to take immediate and unequivocal action in solidarity.

What Antifa Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It Matters

From War on the Rocks by Michael Kenney and Colin Clarke

The Antifa label has become a political cudgel wielded by politicians who are more intent on demonizing political opponents and framing terrorism as a partisan issue than on countering the most dangerous groups operating on U.S. soil. After all, Atomwaffen has murdered several American citizens and had its members arrested with bomb-making materials, while Antifa has smashed store windows and engaged in street brawls. To understand why Antifa has become a popular bogeyman for some public officials, it is critical to understand what the group is, what it isn’t, and why it matters.

Anti-Police Rioting in Mexico

From Anarquía.Info via AMW

Report and Brief Reflection on Anti-Police Rioting in Mexico on June 8

A few days after the acts of vandalism that occurred in Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, Mexico City and Xalapa on the occasion of police brutality and the murder of Giovanni López, the mobilizations are again replicating in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Xalapa.

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