In Honor of Karen Smith, in Solidarity with Keith Soanes and All Those Incarcerated

from It's Going Down

Report on recent noise demo and demonstration in memory of anarchist and abolitionist Karen Smith who passed away in November and in solidarity with Keith Soanes.

On November 29, 2020, Florida Prisoner Solidarity (FPS, formerly Gainesville IWOC) lost a founder and main organizer, Karen Smith, in a fatal car accident. A week of memorial events with family and friends culminated in a powerful demonstration in her honor at the gates of Florida State Prison (FSP) in Raiford on December 6th.

Planet Earth: The Final Frontier. Twenty and ready for twenty more

Planet Earth: The Final Frontier. Twenty and ready for twenty more

From cavallette dot noblogs

Twenty years have passed since the birth of Autistici / Inventati. Twenty years have passed since we ventured down this quite complicated road. Like any respectable end of the year, it is again time for evaluations. End of the year balances are mostly political rather than financial for us, although we cannot deny that we will, as always, ask you to support us economically.

Twenty years ago nobody did what we do. And even today nobody does it the way we do it. This is important to remember because 20 years of work to keep our project alive and functional, relying EXCLUSIVELY on the efforts of the volunteers involved and the spontaneous donations from our users deserve special attention.

Price on Blumenfeld

Price on Blumenfeld

From H-Socialisms by Wayne Price

'All Things Are Nothing to Me: The Unique Philosophy of Max Stirner'

Max Stirner was the pen name of Johann Kasper Schmidt (1806-56). He was part of a milieu of young philosophers who sought to develop further the philosophy of the great German thinker Georg W. F. Hegel, who had died in 1831. This milieu has been referred to as the Young Hegelians or Left Hegelians. While Hegel’s system had solidified into a reactionary form, they mainly tried to rework it in more humanistic, naturalistic, and democratic directions. The most well-known of these young men today (there were women in the grouping, but their names have dropped out of history) are Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. (Engels had been a personal friend of Stirner’s for a time.) Michael Bakunin—later a founder of revolutionary socialist-anarchism—also studied Hegel and was in contact with this milieu.

How the left is handing over protest to fascism

from Barcelona Indymedia. Translated by Enough 14.

Madrid: The dystopia beyond the corona virus – or how the left is handing over protest to fascism

Madrid. Spanish territory. Analysis of the appropriation of the protest by the far-right and the discourses that the left articulates about it. Anarchist claim to different conflict situations on the streets during the last months.

First installment of La Madeja, Anarcofeminist fanzine

via The Free

Created by the anarcho-feminist affinity group Moiras.

The objective of this publication is to serve as a tool for reflection in the field of anarcho-feminist thought with a view to its organizational impulse. To Analyze the diversity of ideas present, to generate agreements, synthesis, cohesion, join forces, following the guide of some principles from which the Moiras group has been formed. This affinity group remains as the permanent writing team in charge of adapting the content to the specific line outlined in this first installment. Text contributions will be accepted from a number yet to be determined, and artistic and literary contributions, preferably by women. The maximum diffusion to the publication is appreciated.

Betraying Anarchy? Xin Shiji & The Four Elders

from The Commoner

by Samuel Clarke

Today there is often a great deal of discussion about what makes (or inversely, what does not make) someone an anarchist. This can involve some unfair gatekeeping, say in the outright exclusion of the individualist or market anarchist, but can also involve some very frank discussions about our theory and political praxis. What appears to be universal amongst anarchists (historical and modern), however, is a complete denunciation of electoral and party politics.

Response to the week of revenge for comrade Michael Forest Reinoehl

via Athens Indymedia

Communique to the fighting comrades in so called america, from anarchist Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis, persecuted* for his relation to the guerrilla Organization of Revolutionary Self-Defense

The planned state murder of comrade Michael Forest Reinoehl reinforces our hatred towards the world of authority. In the greek territory, during the last period of bourgeois democracy, we have often experienced personified state executions by order of the authorities. From doctor Tsironis on July 11th 1978, to Michalis Prekas on 1st of October 1987 and Cristoforos Marinos on the 23rd of July 1996. Just as the greek state intended by murdering these fighters, so did the colonial state called USA, on the 3rd of September, aim to send to all the insurgents the message that nobody can surpass the iron law of the rulers’ military domination. We ought to pause for thought on these crucial matters born out of the state’s willingness to commit political murders. Such moments determine the evolution of the social movement for long periods of time.

Call on all anarcho-syndicalist organizations to close all camps

via International Confederation of Labor (ICL/CIT)

We will celebrate the most beautiful feast on the ruins of the 21st century’s greatest hell

We call on all anarcho-syndicalist organizations in Europe and around the world to join the struggle to close all camps and so-called reception centers. Inform the workers in your country about this modern-day crime against humanity and organize events and demonstrations. Let us begin discussions about coordinating a global day of action against the camps. Let us fight against wars and racism until we shut down every last on of these hells. For a new world of freedom, equality and solidarity! The boat is not full! Shut down all camps!

Brunch is Canceled: Biden, Trump, and the Case for Revolution

from Black Rose / Rosa Negra

The moment we are in is one marked by precarity, alienation, and unease. We are in a transition, but it is unclear where to. The only certainty is that the struggle of working people, people of color, queer people, Indigenous communities, and others will continue. If we can sustain the power of this summer’s uprising by grounding it in organization, direct action, and a transformative vision of revolutionary change, then there’s nothing that can stand in our way. 

Free Giannis Michailidis and all the young anarchists imprisoned in the Troika jail!

via Athens Indymedia

December 12th: International Day of the Persecuted Worker
Free Giannis Michailidis and all the young anarchists imprisoned in the Troika jail!
Free all those detained in the last demonstration for justice by Alexis Grigoropulos, 12 years after his murder!
Free all political prisoners in Greece and the world!

Constructing an Anarchism: Approaching An-Archy

from The Libertarian Labyrinth

What is anarchy? This is a question that I have returned to repeatedly, a bit obsessively, with different results each time. I have come to the conclusion that anarchy is what we might call a still-emerging concept. At times it strikes me as almost shockingly self-evident, bold and bare like the lovers in some one of a thousand anarcho-naturist poems—or sometimes maybe just bold...

Solidarity text for the comrade Errol

via Athens Indymedia

IMMEDIATE DEPORTATION TO COPS, JUDGES, POLITICIANS

6th of December 2020

In the context of the gatherings called for the day of remembrance and struggle 12 years after the insurrection of ’08 for the state murder of anarchist Alexis Grigoropoulos by the armed hand of cops Korkoneas and Saraliotis, a new regime of state management with clear totalitarian characteristics is set in motion. Greece enforces its total ban on gatherings and demonstrations, voted a few months before under the pretext of the management of the Covid19 pandemic.

Constructing Anarchisms: Introductory Notes

Constructing Anarchisms: Introductory Notes

From Libertarian Labyrinth

This is the complicated bit—ironing out various wrinkles in the process and trying to tie together the various, still tentative conversations taking places on social media. Lacking any sort of model for this sort of thing, we’ll just have to work through it as best we can. But that’s one of the reasons that we’ve stretched a 12-month course over 13 months.

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