monuments

Monument to Genocide Toppled and Defaced

via Puget Sound Anarchists

Occupied Chinook land. Thanksgiving Eve.

A few days earlier, Indigenous anarchist comrades had put out a public call for a night of decentralized attack against symbols of colonialism for the night before Thanksgiving day. For one group of anarchist troublemakers, one target in particular came to mind.

TOTW: Are statues statist?

Are statues statist? Can they be useful to anarchists? The statue is an old device, likely as old as society. From folklore artifacts to fallen heroes to deities, they'll always be carrying their load of meaning that brings a narrative of sorts. And they are pervasive, and prevailing through time and context, and across distinct social arrangements.

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