Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 17:24
Sex work is a constant yet discreet presence in anarchist circles—commonly taken on by the young precarious part-time laborers that make up the bulk of our scenes, privately considered by many more of our cash-strapped comrades, contemplated within a multitude of frameworks. Our theoretical analysis of sex work tends to mirror our feelings about gendered oppression, class society, the violence capitalist-patriarchy inflicts on our bodies and hearts, and the efficacy of various forms of resistance, as well as reflecting our privileges and experiences.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:40
12.12.13 - A personal account of direct defense of people's homes on the Albany Bulb on December 10th. This action comes shortly after Bulb defenders built rock barricades to halt police from entering the Bulb (see previous FireWorks feature), a squatter community and autonomous space known for its art and sculptures made out of the former landfill. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, residents and supporters organized a 'Festival of Resistance' at the Bulb which included workshops, film showings on land struggles and battles against gentrification, and art and history tours. The City of Albany has recently attempted to push Bulb residents into a 'transitional shelter,' which is made up of gender segregated jail-like bunk beds. Few have taken the city's offer and many remain committed to staying in their homes of many years.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 01:02
By the end of the 20th century the Mission District was one of the last working class neighborhoods in San Francisco. From the 1840's onward the Mission had been a low-income prole quarter; the people with money always wanted to live on the hills. The neighborhood was predominantly Irish until the early 1960's, it became a mostly Latino and Spanish-speaking area after that, and the wars in Central America in the 1980's led many people to relocate to the Mission from El Salvador and Nicaragua. The Mission is a flat basin surrounded by hills on three sides, and San Francisco's unique weather system of microclimates makes it the warmest and sunniest part of town; the sky is often blue here when the rest of SF is under the fog.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 04:06
Finnish Independence Day 6th of December was again celebrated by a big ball that is usually held in Presidential Palace in Helsinki. However, because of renovations of the Palace, the celebrations moved this year to Tampere. The counter event Kiakkovierasjuhlat (Hockey Guest Party) was a word play of the original Kuokkavierasjuhlat (Uninvited Guest Party) that was held several times in Helsinki a decade ago.
Submitted by Bursts on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:42
This week's episode features three, that's right, three whopping conversations. Firstly, we hear from Luke O'Donovan about his case. Luke is an Anarchist in the Atlanta area who defended himself against a queer bashing last New Years at a party. Luke suffered multiple wounds inflicted by knives as well as beating which sent him to the hospital. He's facing 5 charges of aggrivated assault with a deadly weapon for injuring the people attacking him, who'd earlier called him a faggot repeatedly. Each of those 5 charges could carry a twenty year sentence.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 18:47
1. The struggle in Val de Susa is not a local struggle
Submitted by emile on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 17:07
Leadership comes in two very different flavours and in remembering/celebrating Nelson Mandela, it would be doing him and ourselves a disservice to NOT distinguish the type of leader that he was.
Common leadership is ‘one-to-many’ in the sense that the leader is a director of the collective. It is ‘reason-driven leadership’ that animates a collective with a reason-based vision, mission, and objectives and a rational plan for achieving an end goal.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 15:59