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The Politics of Enmity

from queermilitancy.substack.com

A Lover's Thoughts on the Militant

by Janette

The first task of any politics of enmity is to explicate the distance between itself and a politics of “pure” love. What is that distance? We could say very simply it is that of an othering, the existence of the enemy. There are both antagonisms and ruptures with enemies and in love, but love knows no enemies!

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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.

TOTW: Electoral politics

kobe!

Topic of the Week: It’s that time of year again, on repeat every four years; where in a little more than a month, the spectacle of the USA presidential election will take place live over the virtual stream of 2020. This week we’re taking a look at elections, politics, and their impact on anarchist ideas.

A Message to Anarchists in Belarus

From Anarchist Fighter via Anarchists Worldwide

A Message to Anarchists in Belarus from the ‘Anarchist Fighter’ Website

Friends! A political crisis is about to happen in Belarus. There’s a good chance Lukashenko’s regime, which seemed to last forever, will lose control: partially or totally, temporarily or permanently… Belarusian society shows unprecedented active fury against the dictatorship. What is going to happen when the first cracks in the System will turn into its complete collapse?

Hambi Stays – Hambacher Forest Update

from anarchists worldwide

HAMBI STAYS : Press Release Jan. 17th, 2020
The news have reached us yesterday that the German government has decided that the Hambacher Forest should not be cut down. This is a statement of the Hambacher Forest Press Team:
This news brings us neither joy nor despair. We interpret this as part of a political strategy aimed at delegitimising the Hambacher forest occupation. In the following points we clarify this as an attack on the climate justice movement.

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From Armchair Terrorism

Hey, you know that guy you vaguely knew at the beginning of last summer? He’s trying to kill you now. Migrants, anarchists, tourists, police, mafias; beefs, boredom, business. What the fuck happened to this place. (no question mark). As I arrived again this summer in what had already become a romanticized haven, I discovered nothing was happening. That’s ok, it’s the end of the summer, I’ve been told. I go to the plateia and notice a distinctive lack of any women, or even hippies for that matter, all I hear is, “mavro, mavro, thelis mavro” (black, black, you want black). Black means weed, because darkness represents everything underground, not let into the market or proper channels, even in Greece. The plateia used to be the place of joyous friction, where everyone would gather, drink, share their stories, escape from riots, etc. Now it is a marketplace and nothing else. I left feeling naseaus and nervous.

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