covid-19

Solecast w/ Crimethinc Participant

via the solecast

Revolutionary Horizons of the Pandemic w/a Crimethinc Participant

In this episode of the solecast I sit down with a crimethinc participant. I view crimethinc as some of my favorite philosophers of “anarchy,” with no adjectives. Throughout the pandemic their instincts have been spot on so I’m excited to share this conversation.

Letter from Carla

via Nantes Indymedia

Letter from Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Carla

Salut!

After 536 days on the run, I was arrested on July 26th near Saint-Etienne. I experienced the arrest as the first performance of a scene repeated a thousand times in my head, or rather 536 times? Everything seemed to happen in slow motion: the hooded cops pointing their rifles at me, put me down and ask me the name that I’ve so often been called lately. It felt strange to pronounce it.

Situation in Belarus: Anarchist Perspective

From AMW

Situation in Belarus: Anarchist Perspective Briefly

Finally, we face the outrage of Belarusian people in the streets. The increase of resistance is enormous. Many people say that such an uprising was never seen before during the rule of Alexander Lukashenko. These three nights, probably all the world has seen crowds of people giving fight to the police special forces, using barricades, burning tires and Molotovs.

How did the Belarusians come to rebellion against the dictatorship

August 11, 2020
https://pramen.io/en/2020/08/how-did-the-belarusians-come-to-rebellion-a...

If you had asked people in Belarus how long the dictatorship of Lukashenko was left in early 2020, they would have looked at you like a fool. In a respected dictatorship, such questions are not asked, because you know what can happen. And in general, it so happens that the reign of the great leader is timeless. But the situation has changed so radically over the last 8 months that Belarusians took to the streets and for the first time in the new history of Belarus they fought back the police in at least 33 different cities of the country.

System Fail #2

From It's Going Down

System Fail #2: An Airborne Virus Called Freedom

SubMedia.Tv returns with a new episode of System Fail, which looks at the COVID-19 pandemic and features an interview with Peter Gelderloos.

A look at the social and economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on the incompetent state responses of the UK, Brazil and the United States.

Land of love and freedom

From Act for Freedom Now!

Grisolia, Italy: Land of love and freedom. Stories of local struggle and internationalist tension, remembering anarchist Franco Di Gioia, 22nd and 23rd July 2020

Two days of libertarian publications in Calabria focusing on anarchist propaganda and the running of archives, libraries and the antiauthoritarian press. An open discussion with multiple voices on the present state of anarchism.

Wednesday 22nd July from 6pm

Anarchy: Action in the Face of Uncertainty

From The Libertarian Labyrinth

By Shawn P. Wilbur

These preliminary, exploratory writings are always half pleasure, half drudgery for me. You can have the right elements in hand and still require a lot of experimenting before they are anything like an elegant ensemble. With this series on “Defining Anarchy,” I’m conscious, not for the first time, that between the simplest and most abstract sorts of definitions and those that we might really apply in practical terms there are a variety of clarifications regarding present contexts and future possibilities that need to be made.

Serbia: The Latest Front in the COVID-19 Riots

Serbia: The Latest Front in the COVID-19 Riots

From CrimethInc.

An Anarchist Perspective from Belgrade

Just outside the European Union, Serbia is the latest country in the COVID-19 era in which simmering unrest has given rise to open revolt. In this upheaval, as at the beginning of the Gilets Jaunes movement in France, protesters of every persuasion from fascists and football hooligans to liberals, leftists, and anarchists are competing to determine the shape of future protest movements. In the following account, anarchists in Belgrade describe a week of confrontations in the capital city, analyzing why it is important to prevent fascists from dominating clashes with the authorities and to prevent liberals from delegitimizing such clashes as “violent” or inherently fascist.

A virus-like insurrection

According to Egawa Takao, the moral taught to us by the virus calamity is "dwell within nature." This is a far cry from ecological living. It's the nationwide insurrection happening in the US that's dwelling within nature, and shows us a what a politics during and possibly even after the virus calamity looks like.

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