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Italy – For a Dangerous June

  • Posted on: 8 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

For a Dangerous June, We call for mobilization in the month of June in solidarity with anarchist, revolutionary and rebel individualities
Received and translated:
For a Dangerous June
A text that sums up the ideas expressed during the meetings ‘With our heads held high

State repression is the most important part of the system of dominion and one of its most disgraceful expressions; it doesn’t surprise us that those who are struck most are historically those who don’t let themselves be recuperated by the system of power, i.e. anarchist, revolutionary and rebel individualities.

Support anarchist resistance in Turkey!

  • Posted on: 6 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

The anarchist movement in Turkey is a growing, vibrant, and strong force. Just a few small collectives and papers ten years ago, anarchists are now organized across Turkey and North Kurdistan. With their increasing impact and visibility, anarchists have now become a target of repression as Turkey has slid into war and dictatorship. The Black Rose Anarchist Federation is asking for your support for their struggle for freedom in the face of violence and repression!

Prostitutes’ War Group: Field Action Report #2, South East Asian Region

  • Posted on: 5 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
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04.05.17: Prostitutes, in collaboration with our non-prostitute illegalist comrades, yesterday undertook an action to expropriate the possessions of a high-ranking member of the central Jakarta Military Police. Although this action was not undertaken exclusively by prostitutes, the action was at the initiative of a prostitute. The prostitute’s co-conspirators were so-called “criminals”. (In tribute to their enthusiasm for undertaking the action, the prostitute mentions in admiration that the co-collaborators were ‘instinctual’ anti-authoritarians.

NEWS OF OPPOSITION: March and April 2017

  • Posted on: 4 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis but the derivation of this name is uncertain. The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, “to open”, in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open”, which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of άνοιξη (ánixi) (opening) for spring. Since some of the Roman months were named in honor of divinities, and as April was sacred to the goddess Venus, her Veneralia being held on the first day, it has been suggested that Aprilis was originally her month Aphrilis, from her equivalent Greek goddess name Aphrodite (Aphros), or from the Etruscan name Apru.

May Day 2017 in Paris: A Report from the Streets

  • Posted on: 4 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

On May Day 2017, massive demonstrations against capitalism and state violence took place in Paris, France. Afterwards, sensationalistic footage circulated around the world of police being attacked with Molotov cocktails. Yet these video clips do not show the larger context. They do not show the intensifying police repression of French society as a whole, nor the police attacks that provoked such desperate acts of self-defense. In this report from France, our Parisian correspondents describe the events of the day and offer more background on the clashes.

(Belated) May Day Feature: A Memo from the Office

  • Posted on: 3 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Running Wild

A MEMO FROM THE OFFICE (Contributed by another comrade in So-Called Australia)

Jobs Destroy Our Dreams

When I’m not at work I study the world. I read news articles and books, I listen to podcasts and I write my own articles and reflections. I practice music and I share music. I exercise and I go outside. I volunteer and try to help build a different world with other people. I dream of new possibilities for everybody and for myself.

Building new solidarities between movements: insurrectionary politics of food autonomy in the city of Athens

  • Posted on: 3 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Autonomies

The question of rebellion/revolution is often posed in terms of the question, “what is to be done?” However, by so articulating any reflection-practice on radical political change, we are lead to consider revolution in terms of struggles between and for power. For what the question forces us to consider is what is to be done against those who hold power unjustly and what is to be done after power is conquered by the revolution. To so frame the matter though is to condemn all anti-capitalist politics to the logic of the very power that it seeks to destroy (with everything that this brings: presuppositions and demands of ideological consistency and purity, the need or desire for institutional, normative and legal compromise, the organisation of social life on the basis of law and obligation, and so on). This is the reef upon which all revolutions have been broken, trapped by the siren calls of sovereignty and the conviction that freedom depends upon sovereign control.

Building Anarchist Forces: The IRPGF and the International Struggle

  • Posted on: 2 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

The first anarchist battalion has been launched in Rojava, and with that a new call for revolutionary anarchists from around the world to join them. Rojava Solidarity NYC (RS NYC) conducted an interview with the members of the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF) about how they got started, how they have experienced revolutionary life and the possibilities for anarchists when an autonomous region supports the movement.

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