Santiago, Chile: Report-back from the event ‘Towards Total Liberation, Memory and Counter-Culture’

  • Posted on: 29 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Insurrection News

On Saturday, May 20, a large number of compañerxs gathered for The Day of Memory and Counter-Culture to remember Punky Mauri.

Representing the ‘Do It Yourself’ ethos, autonomy and self-organization, we nurtured with workshops and tools for the spread of both our ideas and our feelings.

Do Not Fear Your Local Anarchist

  • Posted on: 29 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

My name is Mike. I live in a community that practices anarchy.

From Good Men Project

People smashing windows, burning police cars, looting businesses, running around dressed in black – wearing Guy Fawkes masks – creating chaos. These are the images that come to mind most commonly, when we think of anarchy. Who created this meaning of anarchy in our minds?

Reading our times with Now: The invisible committee

  • Posted on: 29 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Autonomies

What follows is an exercise in the sharing of ideas, of visions. The most recent essay by the invisible committee, Now, continues a reflection-intervention that began with The Coming Insurrection and To Our Friends, and offers a powerful critique of contemporary politics, along with a defense of “autonomy”. What is proposed here then is a partial summary, and occasionally a commentary and exemplification, or simply a montage, of some of the ideas that animate their vision of our times.

Anews Podcast - Episode 13 (May 29, 2017)

  • Posted on: 29 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Episode 13 from podcast.anarchistnews.org

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 13. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.

Editorial – Training for Dealing with Cops
TOTW – Relationships over Distance
Introduction to Anarchy:

All things being equal, isn’t violence hierarchical?

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(Cali, Colombia) Anarchist and communist students clash with the police on “Student’s Day”

  • Posted on: 28 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Student Militants in Cali, Columbia

#LongLiveTheRevolt #CaliInRebellion On May 25, there were strong protests and clashes with the police (ESMAD militarized police) at the Universidad del Valle (Univalle) in Cali, Colombia, in commemoration of Student Day and for various problems in the country, such as the civic stoppage of rural communities in Buenaventura, the civic strike in Chocó and the national work stoppage of the Colombian magisterium.

Free Radical Radio Books Podcast 1: The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera

  • Posted on: 28 May 2017
  • By: rydra wrong

Listen here: http://freeradicalradio.net/frr-books-podcast-1-the-festival-of-insignif...

This is the first episode of FRR's new books podcast. Our goal is to discuss books(mostly fiction), especially where they intersect with our lives, nihilism, and anarchism. I(rydra) will be the most consistent host with a rotation of friends and others I find interesting broadcasting when we desire to. In this episode we discuss Milan Kundera's final novel, "The Festival of Insignificance." I began reading Kundera as a teenager and my fondness for him has only grown as I have slowly felt the effects of his writing, ideas, and brilliance sink into me over the years.

Religion Used as Recuperative and Pacification Program

  • Posted on: 27 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

by anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble

The ongoing recuperation and pacification program targeting rebellious prisoners here at Holman prison by the state and in collusion with outside religious ministries has prompted me to write about the absurdity of religion and the logic of submission it induces.

Most prisoners adopt some form of religious doctrine in the face of this unyielding onslaught against them by the criminal justice system in an attempt to make sense of the situation they find themselves in and in hopes that things will turn out in their favor, and as coping tools. Most have been socialized into religion before coming to prison, beginning as a small child. The pressures of poverty, oppression, and survival forced them to abandon ritualistic religion, but when they find themselves in prison, they revert back to their childhood religious instructions – that god has a purpose in life for them and to put their burdens in god’s hands because no one knows god’s design for the human being.

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