Italy – A letter from anarchist comrade Anna Beniamino (Croce Nera Anarchica a-periodical, issue no.3, pages 2-4)

  • Posted on: 25 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom

SCRIPTA MANENT

The prosecution in Turin have decided to put an entire anarchist tendency on trial: anti-organisation Anarchism. This isn’t a sensationalist and defensive overstatement, it’s what Turin’s investigating judge, Anna Ricci, enacted with the arrest warrants issued in July 2016, and enforced in September, probably to avoid disrupting the summer holidays of some pubic official.

The inquisitors’ choice is clear from the ridiculous framework that appeared in the arrest warrant papers, a product of the deleterious encounter between the mind of some cop and the rushed reading of a wikipedia summary. The framework gives shape to a repressive-Manichean vision of a ‘social anarchy’, a good and harmless one, and an (anti-social and anti-classist) ‘individual anarchy’, violent and palatable to repression, whose method is the ‘anti-organization model’.

Buffalo, NY: Anarchist Outreach On Earth Day

  • Posted on: 25 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

On April 22nd in celebration of Earth Day, local anarchists, Buffalo Red & Black, organized a “clean sweep,” picking up trash and sweeping the sidewalks, along Grant street on Buffalo’s West side. Many passersby approached us to give their sincere thanks. One resident intimated, “we need more of you guys out here.” In addition to the clean sweep, we handed out free snacks, beverages, and political literature: ”Know your Rights” brochures and CrimethInc.’s “To Change Everything” pamphlet. While going about our work, we had the pleasurable opportunity to talk politics with our neighbors. These talking points sparked inspiring conversations about alternatives to capitalism that are based in community building and community power.

Fifth Estate #398 Out Now

  • Posted on: 25 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Fifth Estate via Sprout Distro

The most recent issue of Fifth Estate — North America’s longest running anarchist publication — is out now. Issue #398 features the usual mix of articles, reviews, and announcements. The issue is themed “Revolutins, Riots, & Rebellions”. Consider a subscribing to support Fifth Estate’s 50+ years of publishing.

So What If They Did Rob the Banks?

  • Posted on: 25 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Plain Words

We receive and transmit:

In March of this year, an international call for solidarity during the week of April 17-23 was made[1] for anarchists arrested for allegedly robbing banks in Aachen, Germany back in 2013 and 2014. The trial is underway as of this writing, and is expected to go run until May 22, 2017. From the call-out:

Lessons of the Russian Revolution: Workers’ Revolutions are Different from Capitalist Revolutions

  • Posted on: 24 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Anarkismo by Wayne Price

The Russian Revolution of 1917 demonstrates the dangers of a revolutionary minority taking over, setting up its own state, and substituting itself for the working class and oppressed.

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History of May Day – AudioZine

  • Posted on: 24 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Resonance Audio Distro

38:42 – The Incomplete, True, Authentic and Wonderful History of May Day – by Peter Linebaugh – MP3ReadPrintTorrentArchiveYouTube

This essay tells a story of the two sides of May Day: the red and the green. From Maypoles to the Haymarket martyrs listen to this Audiozine and get exited for an awesome May Day.

June 11, 2017: Communication is a Weapon

  • Posted on: 23 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From June 11: International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason & All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

June 11, 2017: Communication is a Weapon

By now it is a platitude to speak of the isolation and silence that prisons strive to impose. Every week another one of our imprisoned friends tells us that their mail is getting fucked with, the phones on their unit are “broken,” or that our publications are being rejected with no recourse.

For us, one of the most exciting elements of June 11, 2016 was the proliferation of words and ideas shared between and from anarchist prisoners. Along with spreading material solidarity internationally and keeping the names of our comrades on our lips, our contribution to facilitating that communication is one of our most important tasks. While the starting point of our project was support for Marius Mason and Eric McDavid (the first of whom remains imprisoned in an extremely restrictive unit, while the latter has been freed!), it has been through a spreading web of communications that we have expanded the scope of our project to solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners around the world. This year, we are seeking to emphasize this communication.

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