International

NEWS OF OPPOSITION: May and June 2017

  • Posted on: 5 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

dis hem
The month May was named for the Greek Goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. Conversely, the Roman poet Ovid provides a second etymology, in which he says that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for “elders”

“All things seem possible in May.”
– Edwin Way Teale

‘Anarchism could help to save the world’

  • Posted on: 3 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The Guardian by David Priestland

Ed Miliband’s late-night pilgrimage to Russell Brand’s loft apartment, days before the last election, was seen by supporters as a canny bid for the youth vote, and by critics as a cringe-worthy attempt to harness the Shoreditch Messiah’s charisma. Yet neither view captures its real significance as a sign of the profound weakness of mainstream social democracy and its desperate efforts to co-opt the energies of the most dynamic element of today’s left: anarchism. In their eagerness to ridicule Brand’s “ramblings”, commentators have ignored his strong identification with the left-anarchist tradition. For among the works he has recommended to his followers is a collection of writings by another charismatic figure who sometimes lived in London, the father of anarchist communism: Prince Peter Kropotkin.

Police Raid on the G20 Camp: A Tale of Violence and Betrayal

  • Posted on: 3 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

What the Raid Shows about the Police States to Come

The week of demonstrations against the G20 summit in Hamburg got off to a telling start on Sunday. A lengthy court battle culminated with the highest court in Germany upholding the right of the anticapitalist camp to set up in Hamburg. Yet when they attempted to do so, the police blocked access to the park, directly violating the court ruling, then carried out a brutal raid in which several hundred riot police surrounded and brutalized campers and confiscated their belongings. The following firsthand account illustrates the world that the G20 summit in Hamburg represents—a world in which “peaceful protest” and court proceedings exist only to distract the naïve, while the whims of security forces are the law of the land. No wonder people are preparing to resist the G20.

The 'Madurization' of Chavismo: anarchist statement on Venezuela

  • Posted on: 2 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Libcom

Statement from the Anarchist Federation of Central America and the Caribbean on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, its origins, and the need to resist both the Bolivarian government and its right-wing opposition.

Anarchists of the Caribbean and Central America on the Neo-Liberal and Militaristic “Madurization” of Chavismo
From Where and Whom We Support

Tags: 

9 Things You Can Do With Your Canada Day Weekend That Won’t Make the Government Particularly Stoked

  • Posted on: 29 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From nocanada.info

So canada day is coming up [July 1st], that day every summer where you try to avoid feeling some degree of disgusted/frustrated/awkward with the sudden surge of nationalism and patriotism you see all around your town.

We get it. You’re not alone.

Can’t Stop the Chaos: Autonomous Resistance to the 2007 G8 in Germany

  • Posted on: 29 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

Ten years ago, Hamburg, Rostock, and the woods around the tiny German town of Heiligendamm witnessed massive confrontations as anarchists and other rebels attempted to interrupt and delegitimize the summit of the world’s eight most powerful nations. As the 2017 G20 Summit looms in Hamburg this July, we revisit the demonstrations that took place against the G8 summit in 2007—to seek strategic insights, study how the terrain has changed, and illustrate what it is like to lead lives of passionate resistance.

1st International Conference of Anarchist Geographies and Geographers (ICAGG) – Geography, social change and antiauthoritarian practices

  • Posted on: 29 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From ICAGG

1st International Conference of Anarchist Geographies and Geographers (ICAGG) – Geography, social change and antiauthoritarian practices

Reggio Emilia (Italy) – Centro Studi Cucine del Popolo, via Beethoven 78/e, 21-23 September 2017 – http://www.cucine.arealibertaria.org/

Not a struggle for the refugees, but with the refugees: Anarchism at work in Greece.

  • Posted on: 27 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Void Network

Live from Athens, cultural activist Tasos Sagris from Void Network discusses with Chuck Mertz from the radio program THIS IS HELL (U.S.A.) the political and social work of anarchists in austerity-era Greece – to provide support and mutual aid to the victims of capitalism and war, to defend the people from fascist and state violence, and to build and occupy the framework for a new, horizontal society, against capital, and for each other.

Pages