Submitted by worker on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 23:24
“The fact that this society is divided into classes with opposing interests means that it is always at risk of tearing itself apart. The government is there to make sure that doesn’t happen. Whether the government is a dictatorship or a democracy, it holds all the guns and will use them against its own population to make sure that we keep going to work.” – Work, Community, Politics, War
Submitted by worker on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 17:44
How might being “against” systems oppression and domination actually support those systems? How might “being radical” end up distancing radicals from the people they want to be engaging? This is a summary and analysis of “Anarchy without Opposition,” by Jamie Heckert, a chapter in Queering Anarchism.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:01
New York (CNN) -- A graffiti vandal hit the home owned by Spike Lee's father and a neighboring home in Brooklyn Friday -- days after the filmmaker's curse-filled rant against the gentrification enveloping his old neighborhood.
The glass was shattered on the front door of the neighbor's home on Washington Park in the Fort Greene section, and "Do the Right Thing," the title of Lee's controversial 1989 film about racial tension in Brooklyn, was spray-painted on the wall along with the Circle-A, the symbol for anarchy.
Submitted by worker on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:20
On March 20th, the Grand outaline Theater will host an event to remember, honoring the best of North American anarchism, the best of anarchist activity in 2013, and celebrating great future actions.
Anarchist News operates on two ideas that are easy to lose track of: that anarchists have more in common with each other than differences (even though it appears that our differences are all we talk about); and that one of the greatest failures of radical politics is taking itself too seriously.
Submitted by worker on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 22:03
The Platypus Society is having a panel discussion in Chicago on “Radical Ideology Today: Marxism and Anarchism.” It will be at 7 pm on the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), room TBA, March 17, 2014, a Monday. This is part of a number of discussions on this topic which they are sponsoring in several cities (including NYC). At this point in time, I was told, they have invited Peter Hudis, of the Marxist-Humanist Institute, someone from the Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party, a local anarchist (TBA), and…me. (I won’t be “representing” anyone, let alone “the anarchists,” just expressing my own views.)
Submitted by worker on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 21:58
For the last couple of months the radical left, across the English-speaking world, has been in the grip of a furious online debate around intersectionality. Near the start of that period author Mark Fisher published an article with the title ‘Exiting the Vampire Castle.’ In this piece he portrayed those who favored an intersectional analysis as monsters engaged in a campaign of online bullying which is intended to bring down important left leaders like Owen Jones and Russell Brand. In a later interview with Doug Henwood he made it clear that the intention of the piece was to exclude such people, including anarchists, from left debate.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:32
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 16:48
From Atlanta Indymedia
On the night of February 22nd, we poured a mixture of sand and water into the fuel tanks of two tractors used in the construction of a new Atlanta streetcar. The streetcar is one of many major development projects the city has initiated in the past few years as a part of a general plan to revitalize downtown. We know that this plan only means more police and unaffordable housing.
Submitted by Rocinante on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 14:51
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 03:41
From non-fides. via informa-azione.info
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now
Let anger explode like fireworks!