Submitted by worker on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:20
From Gawker - by Joshua Stephens
“You all have CSAs in the States, right? That’s amazing.”
I wasn’t entirely sure I fully understood what he was getting at. It was spring, 2012, and we were standing around at a squatted anarchist social center in a southern suburb of Athens, where I’d just given a talk on anarchism and Occupy Wall Street.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:46
The Occupy movement was a “constructive failure,” which basically means it was a failure that taught us something about activism. The real benefit of Occupy Wall Street is that it taught us the contemporary ideas and assumptions we have about protests are false. Occupy was a perfect example of how social movements should work. It accorded with the dominant theories of protest and activism: it was a historical event, joined millions of people across demographics from around the world around a series of demands, there was little violence. And yet, the movement failed. So my main conclusion is that activism has been based on a series of false assumptions about what kind of collective behavior creates social change.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:33
From Prison Books
Hello Friends and Comrades,
1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for July. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. There is only one birthday listed this month, so please also write to Delbert, Marius, and Barrett this month.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:21
Greece: Activists intervene at a big concert with massive banner and red flares, in solidarity to "Vila Zografou Squat" in Athens, Greece, currently under the threat of eviction.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:28
This text is less so a general critique of insurrectionalist methodology or ideas than a critique of how a specific insurrectionalism, that which has developed in Barcelona in the last eighteen years, has played out in practice. It problematizes a set of practices and attitudes that it sees in the self- proclaimed insurrectionalist milieu there, from arrogance to bad security to an incomplete understanding of repression. At times it broadens to critique insurrectionalisms of other places or more general aspects of the tendency.
Submitted by worker on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:22
From It's Going Down
Thoughts from a Black Anarchist Concerning the Lack of Momentum in Olympia
For one night, one of the most epic nights, in my life for sure and probably in the history of Olympia, a united front was successfully formed where over 200 people came to flood the streets of Oly and run the Nazi scum out. A strong Bloc of 50 or more were ready and it was enchantingly beautiful, I was amazed. I was proud.
Submitted by worker on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:53
From Communist League of Tampa
Donald Parkinson takes a look at some of the theorists under the label of ‘communization’ and takes a stab at their ideas.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:40
Information suggests that anarchists may carry out organized attack against sensitive targets
The Greek Police is on a general alert, as it is believed that anarchists may carry out attacks against ATM machines and clashes may occur outside banks.
In the recent hours the Police have gathered information suggesting that organized attacks may be carried out against sensitive targets related to the financial measures and the bailout.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:30
Episode 138: We talk with Kevin Van Meter of the Team Colors Collective & contributing author of the book Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency available from AK Press. We discuss Marxism, Anarchism, Counter Insurgency, The Green Scare, The Earth Liberation Front (ELF), Anit-Globalization, The Animal Defense League (ADL), The Modern Times Collective, a pre-Green Scare case on Long Island and the Support work surrounding it & much more. #fsd
Submitted by Rocinante on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:48
From Black and Green Review by Four Legged Human
We had been tracking the rhinoceros since the day before. The plan was to walk into the mopani, roughly following the course of the river so as to maintain proximity to a source of water, letting the animal tracks guide us wherever they took us. We camped in a meadow, home to an elder baobab tree, and in the morning resumed tracking our rhino. Ian is an expert tracker and every time it seemed we had lost the track in the grass, or the smudge of more recent impala or buffalo tracks, he would carefully make his readings and pick up the rhino again. Excitement ran through our minds and bodies in anticipation of our coming encounter with her.