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Interview on recent Protest in Poland

From Elephant in the Room

Abortion in Poland was legal during Communism and became illegal (with a few exceptions) after the political shift to democracy. Since then, feminists have been active in resisting the abortion law but with little success in gaining public support or influencing legislation.

Gelderloos on BLM, Tactics, Defunding police

via The Ranting Minority

Interviewing Anarchist author Peter Gelderloos: Protest Tactics, BLM, misconceptions, defunding police.

Today I interview, Peter Gelderloos, anarchist writer and activist on the current state of America, his book How Nonviolence Protects the State, The Black Lives Matter movement, and the practicality of an anarchist society.

Call to protest on July 2-3

From Contra Info, translated by Anarchist News

Chile: Call to protest on July 2-3

We make a call for all the territory to rise in subversive initiatives to confront this passivity imposed by the State-enterprise $hile, where the political and social violence has to be a liberating element to break with the monopoly of police and military violence that holds up the chilean State. Fraternal greetings to all who fight against domination, we’ll see you on July 2 and 3 in the barricades, anti-social social war against the state and capital!

Protest: A Security Nightmare

During a recent protest in a small town we have observed terrible security practices that we would like to point out.

In general, we do not think that protests are a good use of comrades' time and energy. We think that engaging in protests exhausts activists by corralling them into prescribed march routes and coaxing them into a sense of having 'accomplished something' while in reality the have only strengthened the state by providing data about the strategies and risk profiles of activists as well as practice responding to them. We do not feel that this increases activists' freedom or political power. We are not necessarily opposed to spur-of-the-moment participation in actions as opportunities arise, but we think there are important factors to take into consideration:

Summer in Smoke

The frontlines are organized anonymously. People pay cash for SIM cards to register temporary phone numbers on encrypted messaging apps like Telegram, where individuals sign up for tasks like building barricades or disabling traffic lights. In contrast to black blocs in America, where affinity groups are based around trusted friendship networks, nobody on the frontlines in Hong Kong knows each other outside the protests.

The anti-anarchist spirit of individual violence within peaceful protests

From Freedom News UK, May 17th

John is tired of participating in peaceful protests against global warming, military-industrial complex, racism and capitalist state. He thinks these mobilizations are pointless, the enemy is not afraid of protesters, and something should be done to make the status quo tremble. He has an outstanding idea: preparing a homemade bomb! He will go to the next protest and will throw that bomb against a random public building. Likely, he thinks, many protesters will support his radical initiative and add their part to this revolutionary violence. Then, many other individuals, which are not currently in the march, might look at that violent spectacle on TV or the internet and understand that nothing could be changed without some destruction.

The State Shutdowns, the Commune Rises: #J20 Events Across US

From It's Going Down

In December of 2018, It’s Going Down along with CrimethInc., Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, and the Final Straw all made a call for a week of action and experimentation around mutual aid, community resilience and self-defense, and the creation of survival programs.

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