TOTW: the Alt-Right

  • Posted on: 28 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

Over the past few years and especially proceeding Trump's election, there has been a lot of debate about the growth of right-wing authoritarianism. One of the items on the table is the use of terminology to describe relatively new forms of ideology and practice throughout Europe and the United States. In the USA, pundits are taking positions on the label "alt-right;" whether a variety of different sorts of authoritarians ought to be recognized in their particularities, or rather exposed as (or lumped into) an undifferentiated camp that we simply call "fascists" or "white nationalists".

“I hope that an infinite number of bombs explode against the citizenry”

  • Posted on: 2 December 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Translated from Maldición Eco-extremista on atassa.wordpress.com

“Human jails were made to contain those whose impulses, reactions, and instincts made them incapable of living in society in a peaceful way. The technological system has an essential role to play in the penitentiary structure. There would be many more prison breaks if not for the security cameras, motion detectors, drones, electric fences, etc. One could thus quickly conclude that the object of one’s critique should not be prisons per se, but the giant technological corporations that ensure that prison really is a detention facility for those who are dangerous to the system.

Documentary about murdered anarchist comrade Salvador Olmos Garcia (Mexico)

  • Posted on: 1 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

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Documentary about murdered anarchist comrade Salvador Olmos Garcia (Mexico

This is a documentary made by two travelers from Belarus, Ukraine, about a Mexican anarchist Salvador Olmos Garcia who was murdered by the police in his home town.

Lang: Spanish
Subs: Russian and English

Some Quick Thoughts on Anarchist Theory After the Decline of Symbolic Efficiency

  • Posted on: 1 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Ding Politik by Duane Rousselle

It has become a common argument among a certain school of political theorists to claim that there has been a decline in symbolic efficiency within recent political and social history. These scholars go on to argue that this period of decline is marked historically and it presents itself as a movement inward toward the political ontology of drive and away from the political logic of desire. Moreover, it represents the disappearance of the subject-supposed-to-know, that is, the subject who, because of his place within the structure of ruling, knows the answer or the deep secrets of our lives as political agents. However, what has been less highlighted by these scholars is the role that Lacan’s later work played in the formation of this theory. For example, these scholars seldom acknowledge that Lacan’s later work – which provided the foundation for this theory of the decline of symbolic efficiency – also offered a solution.

Dispatches from Greece One: Vox, and Crossing the Rubicon

  • Posted on: 1 December 2016
  • By: thecollective


(November 30; Athens, Exarcheia Commune)“We were in an Assembly at the Polytechnic discussing solidarity with political prisoners, and many were interested in helping with money and support. No one had any money so we squatted Vox and made it into a café to make money.”

American Anarchist Michael Israel Killed by Turkish State While Fighting ISIS

  • Posted on: 1 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

People’s Protection Units (YPG) volunteers, American Michael Israel (27) and German Anton Neshek (Zana Ciwan), were killed by Turkish warplanes on 29 November according to another international volunteer fighting alongside the pair against the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS/ISIL), north of Raqqa.

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Athens, Greece: About the conflicts of the 17th November at the Polytechnic

  • Posted on: 30 November 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

We take responsibility for the participation in the conflicts of November 17th, 2016 in Athens at the Polytechnic. We are delighted for their scope, and for the 6 cops in the hospital. We are pleased that we were actively part of an anarchist insurrectionary act which showed a sufficient force for the measures and the possibilities it offers.

Critique and Renewal: The Institute for Anarchist Studies at Twenty, by Chuck Morse

  • Posted on: 30 November 2016
  • By: NorthSiders

I played a pivotal role in the early history of the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS). I conceived of it, drafted all the founding documents, selected the initial Board of Directors, led early fundraising campaigns, and anchored it as a whole. Although I have had little to do with the IAS since leaving it in 2005, my years with the organization were an important—and positive—experience for me. I appreciate that Perspectives editors asked me to share my reflections on the occasion of the group’s twentieth anniversary.

Anarchy Radio 11-29-2016

  • Posted on: 29 November 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio11292016

Read my "Night" and "Black Friday". Maddening high tech ads. A very violent week.
SF's Millenium Tower sinking, tilting. "Fake News" - who can say(?) Third Stage en-
vironmentalism after 30 years. India bans fireworks to reduce pollution(!) Chess vs.
computers. roblosricos.wordpress.com. Anarchist (mostly) action news, two calls.

The Authoritarian Vision of Che Guevara

  • Posted on: 29 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Anarkismo by Wayne Price

Review of Samuel Farber, The Politics of Che Guevara (2016)

The recent death of Fidel Castro makes it timely to review this account of how Che Guevara and Fidel Castro created the ideology and social structure of "Communist" Cuba.

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