Trump's Election and the Delusion of Being 'in control'

  • Posted on: 20 January 2017
  • By: emile

The success of businessmen like Donald Trump is illusion which comes from employing a simple ‘semantic reality’ to interpret the relationally complex physical reality of our actual experience. The ‘leader’ who we see as confident and ‘in control’, who acts decisively and accomplishes his objectives, is much admired in Western society. But the sense of his being ‘in control’ and his ‘mission accomplished’ achievements are illusion. The confident leader who acts decisively to eliminate Saddam’s regime engenders massive ‘externalities’ such as inductively actualizing the rise of ISIS.

J20 Live: First Things First

  • Posted on: 20 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Crimethinc Live

Welcome to our continuous coverage of the mobilization against Trump’s inauguration! We’re updating nonstop all day, providing firsthand reports and analysis of the events in DC and other cities around the US and the world. Please send us field reports, photos, and footage at J20@crimethinc.com.

A letter to American comrades from French cousins

  • Posted on: 19 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

"Today, very few people still know what state or politics (or "history") is." – Letter from Alexander Kojève to Carl Schmitt (June 28, 1955)

So, the Joker took the White House. And this was not foreseen in the scenario. He did not need a truck full of explosives or a countdown running on a liquid crystal clock. He simply went to the elections, the most democratic in the world, and he won them.

Why We're Protesting: An Anarchist Perspective on the Trump Inauguration

  • Posted on: 18 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anarchist Agency

On January 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. There to protest the know-nothing real estate mogul’s ascent to office will be many of the people he’s insulted and denigrated over the past year and a half: women, people of color, Muslims, immigrants – representatives of the majority of the population of the U.S.

Many of us protestors are anarchists.

Why anarchists?

Anarchy Radio 01-17-2017

  • Posted on: 17 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio01172017

What was anarchy in 2016? Shootings, extinction news, drought in French Alps,
pollution in London worsens. New issue of Black and Green Review. Is the Invisible
Committee "commie"? Latest Earth First! Journal. Massive global corporate corrup-
tion - a new stage? Human-robot marriage by 2050. Three calls. Egypt with Alice
next week.

Eco-terrorist group says it sent parcel bomb to chairman of Chile's Codelco

  • Posted on: 16 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Santiago, Jan 14 (EFE).- An eco-terrorist group on Saturday said it was responsible for a parcel bomb that detonated at the home of the chairman of the board of Chilean state-owned mining giant Codelco, the world's biggest copper producer.
In an Internet blog site, the group known as Individualists Tending toward the Wild (ITS-Chile) posted a statement in which it claimed responsibility for Friday's attack as well as two images of what it said was the bomb sent to the 44-year-old Oscar Landerretche's home.

Debating Justice: A letter from Damien out of the Fleury-Mérogis jail (France)

  • Posted on: 16 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Damien is an anarchist arrested on Wednesday, December 7 in Bretagne, charged with attacks against the Chambre of Commerce, a Jaguar dealership, and other targets during a demo that took place on April 14 between Paris’ 10th and 19th districts during the mobilization against the Loi Travail. This letter was published on January 7 and was intended as a contribution to a public discussion about how to engage with the justice system, in a bid to break the isolation that it seeks to impose.

When I heard that on January 9 in Paris there was going to be a debate about justice, I wanted to try to contribute by letter, but because I’m not allowed any visits or phone calls, I don’t have any details about the subject of the debate. The theme of justice is tied to many issues, like repression, authority, and incarceration, as well as obviously questions of defense or attack, resignation or dignity, inaction or vengeance.

This is a personal choice belonging to each individual and I don’t want to lecture about it or present myself as a martyr or hero, which I am not. So I will speak only of my own choice, one that isn’t motivated by the specter of revolutionary duty, but by desire, my own need to feel more free, more dignified, and more alive than my jailers permit.

Whoever They Vote For, We Are Ungovernable

  • Posted on: 16 January 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

A History of Anarchist Counter-Inaugural Protest

Thousands of protestors will stream into the streets of Washington, DC on January 20 to oppose the incoming presidency of Donald Trump. As they march, chant, unfurl their banners, and attempt to disrupt the inauguration, they step into a decades-long history of protests against the presidential spectacle.

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