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Demo, riot and action against repression

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– fragments of an offensive weekend [Leipzig, Germany]

Leipzig. Germany. There has never really been any reason in the history of the FRG to believe that state repression is on a downward trend. Nevertheless, in recent years – and especially in the wake of the G20 summit – many have the impression that repression is increasing (not only in the FRG).

American Antifa

American Antifa

From Reuters

A woman's journey from Girl Scout to anarchist street warrior

In Donald Trump’s presidency, the Antifa movement achieved a mythical status, portrayed by the former president and his supporters as terrorists. One Antifa activist’s journey, from college honors student to on-the-ground combatant, offers rare insight into this far-left movement and its motivations.

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Seven Theses on the Three-Way Fight

from threewayfight

A revolutionary horizon is a necessary component to antifascist organizing; that is, there is no meaningful way in which fascism can be permanently defeated without overthrowing the conditions which give rise to it: capitalism and white supremacy, and in North America, settler-colonialism. Militant antifascism is organized in order to meet the imminent threat of fascist organizing; it is an instantiation of community self-defense. A united front is necessary in situations where the revolutionary left is present but lacks a mass base, but it is always caught in a contradiction: the major leftist ideological currents—socialism, anarchism, and communism—converge in a united front but diverge around the particulars of the revolutionary horizon.

Life and Death of an Anti-fascist

Life and Death of an Anti-fascist

From The Intercept

On the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, dozens of protesters in Portland, Oregon, marched to the state Democratic Party’s headquarters, carrying signs against police and the incoming administration. “We don’t want Biden, we want revenge,” one of them read, “for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres.” A few protesters, dressed all in black and with their faces covered, smashed windows, scrawled graffiti, and set a trash canister on fire.

Anarchism in Practice Is Often Radically Boring Democracy

2021: When the right gets to keep "insurrection", anarchists get to keep "tedium", and the left gets to keep "anarchy".

While an exciting idea, anarchism in practice is, well, boring. Far from what window-smashing insurrectionists are doing, it mostly takes the form of an extremely slow-moving and highly rule-bound process of collective deliberation. Anarchy, paradoxically, means more rules, not fewer, and more collective responsibility, not less.

The Security State, Far Right and Media Post-January 6th

from The Final Straw Radio

This week on the show, you’ll hear two segments: chat with Spencer Sunshine on the far right and the government’s reaction following the riot on January 6th in DC and some perspectives on political content removal and social media from anarchist media platforms ItsGoingDown and CrimethInc.

Neither an Insurrection or Revolt

from It's Going Down

Neither an Insurrection or Revolt: An Anarchist Response to the Permitted Fascist Temper Tantrum

A critical anarchist analysis and critique of the recent events in Washington DC and the response from the political Center and mass media.

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.

The Final Straw: Anarchism in El Salvador / An Antifa View of the Militia Demo in RVA

The Final Straw: Anarchism in El Salvador / An Antifa View of the Militia Demo in RVA

From The Final Straw Radio

This week we have two segments, an interview with an Anarcha-Feminist organizer in San Salvador, El Salvador on the situation there, followed by Mitch of Red Strings And Maroons podcast on the upcoming Militia demonstration on MLK Jr. Day, January 20th, 2020 in Richmond, VA.

Chilean Anarchist Rodrigo Lanza Sentenced to Five Years in Prison in Spain

Chilean Anarchist Rodrigo Lanza Sentenced to Five Years in Prison in Spain

From AMW

Chilean anarchist Rodrigo Lanza was sentenced to five years in prison in Spain on November 26. He was accused of homicide in the death of a fascist in 2017.

The following is a statement on Rodrigo’s sentencing, orginially published in Spanish on the anarchist website Todo Por Hacer.

Memorial for Portland activist now includes graffiti on Democratic headquarters

Memorial for Portland activist now includes graffiti on Democratic headquarters

From Oregon Live

A memorial for a Portland activist killed outside the Democratic Party of Oregon headquarters now includes graffiti across much of the front of the building, including a number of anarchist and anti-fascist symbols, after a vigil was held Sunday night.

Police said they had not received any complaints about the graffiti. The bureau had no updates on its investigation Monday morning.

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