David Graeber: The Anarchist Anthropologist-Provocateur 1961-2020

occupy everything!

From Politico By TIMOTHY NOAH 12/26/2020

The economics profession can tell you everything there is to know about money except what money is. If you want to stump an economist, or a Wall Street banker, or a Washington economic policymaker, just ask, “What is money?” You might as well ask a fish to define water.

David Graeber, who died in September at age 59, from necrotic pancreatitis, was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics. It’s the job of an anthropologist to explain to a fish what water is, and in that spirit Graeber defined money as an overly precise tool to measure the debt around which all societies are organized.

Freedom for Chilean Prisoners

from International Workers Association IWA-AIT

We make a call to all anarchists on the planet to join this campaign, sending letters to the Chilean government through their embassies and consulates, demanding immediate release of the protestors of Chilean uprising. We would also like to ask to whom has the possibility of making demonstrations, to make them in front of Chilean embassies, consulates and Chilean companies.

Action in support of Italian anarchist prisoners

from Attaque.noblogs.org Translated to Italian by: Inferno Urbano and to English by Act for freedom now!

The trial against five anarchists arrested in Italy in the ambit of the umpteenth repressive operation, Bialystock, began on December 14. The comrades were arrested on June 12 at the request of the Italian government with the collaboration of France and Spain, in the midst of a major campaign against the anarchist movement.
The Italian State is prosecuting hundreds of anarchists in trials that have been going on since September. The Bialystock operation has had a very strong echo in Saint-Etienne because our comrade Roberto was arrested by the SDAT (Antiterrorism Sub-direction) and is being held in the prison of Fresnes (Paris) before being handed over to the Italian authorities.

Barricade Bulletin No.11 – Out Now!

from Derry Anarchists

Issue 11 of Barricade Bulletin created by the Derry Anarchist Collective is now available from members locally or directly from the usual local outlets. 

For those of you beyond the North West you can download the online version which now carries a much more detailed section for Anarchist Black Cross news and other information.

Rail Sabotage Against Canada

via MTL Counter-info

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info

This island is riddled with train tracks: arteries that enable the flow of capital across the continent, conduits for the transport of bitumen and other products of resource exploitation, colonization, and death. The rails have always been instruments of colonial expansion. Throughout these territories, early railways displaced indigenous peoples, carried in the troops that put down uprisings, and cemented the national identity of a nascent settler state.

The Dark Mountain Manifesto on Immediatism Podcast

"It is, it seems, our civilisation's turn to experience the inrush of the savage and the unseen; our turn to be brought up short by contact with untamed reality. There is a fall coming. We live in an age in which familiar restraints are being kicked away, and foundations snatched from under us. After a quarter century of complacency, in which we were invited to believe in bubbles that would never burst, prices that would never fall, the end of history, the crude repackaging of the triumphalism of Conrad's Victorian twilight -- Hubris has been introduced to Nemesis.

The Anarchist Tension by Bonanno, on Immediatism Podcast

"Anarchists keep asking themselves the same question: What is anarchism? What does it mean to be an anarchist? Why? Because it is not a definition that can be made once and for all, put in a safe and considered a patrimony to be tapped little by little. Being an anarchist does not mean one has reached a certainty or said once and for all, 'There, from now on I hold the truth and as such, at least from the point of view of the idea, I am a privileged person.' Anyone who thinks like this is an anarchist in word alone.

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