Anarchy Radio 05-23-2017

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

ITS, ISIS claim responsibility for Manchester Arena bombing. No more Ringling Bros.
Horkheimer on the circus and domestication. Ross Ice Shelf at risk, flooding threatens
Global Seed Vault in Arctic. Anti-fa at It's Going Down: pro-union, leftist, inflating the
'global rise of fascism.' Tokyo 2020 Olympics - 'greenest games of all' - stadium built
of wood from rainforest indigenous Penan, destroying their life-way. VICE UK sees pos-
sible anti-tech counterculture emerging as online losing its luster. Action news, one call.

Metropolis... By Strange Command

  • Posted on: 22 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The Anarchist Library

It's said that with the contemporary 'western' socio-political standard – that being some variant of classical or social liberalism – we are freer than ever, wealthier than ever. To be anything beyond a qualified disciple of Fukuyama beyond one's starry-eyed adolescence is to be a tragic idealist, a relic of more naive times. I too am a sceptic of a certain form of idealism. We who consider ourselves philosophers love to fashion our own 'best of all possible worlds'. Indeed, it's been something of a raison d'etre at least since Plato's 'Republic' (with its very own philosopher-king, naturally). But these grand visions are always found wanting. The utopias of our ancestors leave us scratching our heads. We do not need another glorious constitution to dribble from the pen of some genius or other, laying out a life into which we can be slotted, we need the space to build our own lives – unmoulded by the hammer of dogma, unpersuaded by the bloodthirsty crutch of certainty.

CNT-AIT: To All Anarcho-Syndicalists (2017)

  • Posted on: 22 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog

I meant to post this sooner, but here is a communiqué from those groups from the Spanish CNT (Confederación Nacional del Trabajo) that wish to remain part of the International Workers Association (Asociación Internacional de los Trabajadores – IWA-AIT), an international federation of anarcho-syndicalist groups. I have previously posted material on the split of one faction of the CNT, the Italian USI and the German FAU from the IWA-AIT. This communiqué is from the April 13 – 16, 2017 “Congress of Restructuring” in Villalonga, Spain, where various CNT groups disaffected from the CNT “leadership” responsible for the split from the IWA gathered to reconstitute the CNT as an affiliate of the IWA committed to the principles of international anarcho-syndicalism.

Anarchists Fill Services Void Left by Faltering Greek Governance

  • Posted on: 21 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From NY Times - by NIKI KITSANTONIS

It may seem paradoxical, but Greece’s anarchists are organizing like never before.

Seven years of austerity policies and a more recent refugee crisis have left the government with fewer and fewer resources, offering citizens less and less. Many have lost faith. Some who never had faith in the first place are taking matters into their own hands, to the chagrin of the authorities.

Anarchism, work and bureaucracy

  • Posted on: 21 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Eurozine - By David Graeber Aro Velmet

An interview with David Graeber

‘On a deep, cultural level, people actually believe that if you don’t do something that at least mildly frustrates you, then your work is not valuable.’ Anthropologist, activist and bestselling anarchist David Graeber on the police state, bullshit jobs and why people need no telling that capitalism is bad.

If the FBI Approaches You to Become an Informant

  • Posted on: 21 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

Federal agents approach you. Perhaps they just ask a couple offhand questions; perhaps they have a deal to propose. They might tell you they are trying to help you; they might tell you that you are in a lot of trouble and it will just get worse unless you cooperate with them; they might tell you that they need your help to prevent something terrible from happening. But whatever they say, you can’t be sure what their real agenda is or what they’re trying to learn. Whether you’ve already been approached for interrogation or you simply want to be prepared for the possibility, this FAQ answers all the questions you might have. Don’t take our word for it—follow up with other legal scholars for more perspective.

FRR: Gender Nihilism and Plagiarism

  • Posted on: 21 May 2017
  • By: Dirtroll
gender nihilism

Free Radical Radio continues the tradition of weekly producing new content for your anarchist ears, and also brings some new content for your anarchist eyes.

First, a recording of Alyson Escalante’s Gender Nihilism: An Anti-Manifesto. Recorded and edited by Dirtroll.

Second, the first Free Radical Radio original writing, an essay on intellectual property.

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