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New year statement from anarchist collective Pramen from Belarus

solidarity

From Pramen

Dear comrades,

behind us 2020 – one of the most intense years in the history of Belarussian society and the anarchist movement. Solidarity became the main weapon in the struggle not only against the dictatorship, but also against the coronavirus. It was by collective efforts that we were able to overcome the first wave of the epidemic.

Virtual Reading Group: Individualist Anarchism in 19th Century America

anarchists using Google Docs = horizontal hostility

From C4SS

Tuckered Out? Feeling Greene? Get a Spoonerful of de Cleyrification here!

So says Roderick T. Long! Coming up in January, he’ll be hosting a virtual reading group together with Cory Massimino on individualist anarchism in 19th-century America.

Beating Our Heads Against the Wall– It Was Worth It

received via email

A short documentary about anarchist activites in Croatia. It's available here with English subtitles. It depicts a period of anarchist activities in Croatia (2008-2020), with a focus on the regions of Kvarner (Quarnaro/Carnaro) and Istria, but also on a larger scale across Croatia, and other countries such as Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. This document illustrates years of organisation, struggle, and lengthy legal proceedings.

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.

This is what greek democracy looks like

Cops ram antiracist protesters with their motorbikes

15 July 2020, Athens, Greece: This is what democracy looks like. No, really. This is what democracy looks like. These public servants called "officers of the law" are agents of a democratically elected government. Their acts -regardless of the fact that they are dressed, look and act like a criminal gang and regardless of the fact that if these exact same acts were to be committed by citizens, they would be deemed as crimes according to the law- are authorized and take orders by democratically elected governments all over the world, every day, for decades and decades now. Face it. The fact remains, that although many would not characterize this as "democracy", because it so obviously arbitrary and unjust, it is actually Democracy.

Liberty and Logos: Episode 7 – Violence, values & justice

From Liberty and Logos

Amory Devereux and Bellamy Fitzpatrick discuss the current situation of widespread protests and riots throughout the Western world, BLM, and the theoretical connections between shared values and the need to defend them.

"Ungovernable" A journey through 21st Century anarchist Catalunya

From Todo por Hacer via El Libertario

"Ingobernables" [Ungovernable] is a documentary that brings us closer to the reality of the anarchist or anti-authoritarian movement in Catalonia. It mainly addresses the major events of social conflict in recent years: the various general strikes, the blockade of the Catalan Parliament, the movement of the outraged or 15-M, the processes of self-organization in neighborhoods and workplaces, and the revolt produced root of the eviction and demolition of the Can Vies Social Center, among others. It also reflects the vision of the ruling classes and the media on anarchism and Catalan antagonistic movements (what they call "anti-system") through their statements and treatment of certain news.

Announcing the Quarantine Livestream!

and the platform is... Zoom... LULZ. so true

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

Are you bored sitting at home? Feel like you’ve watched everything on every streaming service twice over? 

Instead of binging the same series for the tenth time, join Black Rose/Rosa Negra as we launch our quarantine livestream. Over the coming weeks we’ll be hosting a series of live panel discussions on a variety of topics relevant to building popular power in precarious times.

Throwing out the Bread

big words... hopefully you're composting the bread and not just throwing it out

From Anarchytube

Decleration of War on Breadtube in favor for the creation of IRL media cells / collectives / affinity groups.

We need to all take immediate action to negate the recuperation in social anarchist / socialist / leftist communities. We must not be under illusions that any politician, bread-tuber, party, mass political organization will be at all helpful. We are reproducing the very structures that we purport to be against, yet in all seriousness we dont have time to mope around in this late capitalist collapse hellhole. Fuck your boring politics, fuck your corrupt politicians (Bernie, Corybyn, Lula, etc.), lets do something with our lives.

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