The climate wars have already begun. In the parlance of the State, climate change has proven to be a “threat multiplier” that has become typified by, among other conflicts, a war in Syria that to date has killed more than 300,000 people and displaced over 9 million. With people throughout the Middle East escaping the ongoing resource wars and desperate for some semblance of stability, Europe now faces its greatest refugee influx since World War II and fears over a reactionary fascist backlash loom in the background.
We have known a few black diaper babies over the years, but by far the majority of us came to anarchy not through our family but through reading (these days, especially through reading online). How did you come to this terrain? What was challenging about finding yourself here? (One of us, for example, was in a marxist leninist group, and was looked on with suspicion because their way of defining and determining issues and goals was so different.)
Punk used to be the introduction, and then Crimethinc, and now...?
regional call-out for anti-fascist presence on whidbey island wa dec. 5th - 6th
nazi fucks off turtle island!
This is a regional call out to all anti-fascists to come to whidbey island, wa the weekend of dec. 5th-6th to oppose regional neo-nazis from rallying and commemorating their fallen shitbag hero robert jay mathews, leader of the white-supremacist revolutionary group 'The Order' killed by fbi in 1984.
Fierce muslim men made headlines around the world when they massacred around one hundred people in France this week. Messages of sympathy have poured in from as far afield as the official opposition party of Zimbabwe, who one would think are hardly in a position to pity anybody. French men made no headlines when they willingly participated in a coalition that massacred around one million people in Iraq between 2003 and 2006. Be that as it may, if I can sympathise with those who express passionate contempt for this civilisation, a despicable 'old bitch gone in the teeth' deserving nothing more than disgust, I must admit that the Moorish heathens of the moment want nothing more than another variant of the same thing. What we really need is to put old hag out of its misery altogether.
On October 16th ISIS suicide bombers attacked a pro-Kurdish peace rally in Ankara, killing 102 people. Although the bombers were from ISIS many understood that this bombing and the earlier Suruc bombing which killed 33 was accomplished with the aid of the Turkish state. ( http://www.wsm.ie/c/bombing-ankara-turkish-state-oct2015 ) The October bombing was seen as part of the process of deliberate polarisation of the AKP government enabling them to once more win a majority in the parliament. Between the Suruc and Ankar bombings the US military had done a deal with Turkey where in return for the use of a major airbase they would turn a blind eye to Turkish airforce attacks on Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (http://www.wsm.ie/c/turkish-state-launches-massive-assault-kurds-isis)
We translate and retransmit this brief declaration from Kedistan (Paris), a Paris-based counterinformation site focused on the struggle for Rojava.
We are expressing our sadness and condolences for the victims of the Paris attacks.
These abhorrent, premeditated killings, are revulsing us. Just as those of Ankara, in their case directed directed against an opposition protest in Turkey, or those of Suruç, in June, that has seen the death of youngsters on their way to Kobanê.
Against Apolitical Squatting
Squatters and Homeless Autonomy
Coming to Terms
In Camden, an eight-month squat is evicted by pigs and three are arrested under Section 144, the 2012 ban on residential squatting. A man in a SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SQUAT t-shirt waits for NELSN to forward a text. Two arrive from a council-estate squat further north. Builders begin to secure the building. Against Section 144, against increasing precarity and repression, broken self-identity and fractured organisation, London squatting seems to have begun a coming-to-terms.
“The only possible opening for a statement like this is that I detest writing. The process itself epitomizes the European concept of "legitimate thinking": what is written has an importance that is denied the spoken. My culture, the Lakota culture, has an oral tradition, so I ordinarily reject writing. It is one of the white world's ways of destroying the cultures of non-European peoples, the imposing of an abstraction over the spoken relationship of a people.” -- Russell Means (in a 1980 speech)