Submitted by worker on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:23
From Business Insider
Loukanikos, the stray dog that became famous for joining anti-austerity protestors in Greece a few years back, has died, according to I Avgi, a left-wing daily newspaper in Greece.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:23
*** IRONY ALERT ***
In connection to David Graeber's recent article in the Guardian decrying the lack of action on the part of the world's left to assist in the crisis in Kobane, a group of activists with David Graeber's support on Twitter has started a funding campaign to get Graeber to Kobane to inspire fighters in combat and record actions on the ground there similar to George Orwell's efforts in the Spanish Civil War. The website to support this project can be found here:
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:39
Early on Tuesday morning, October 7th, 2014, a car of the German federal police was set ablaze at the Badischer railway station [operated by the German railway company Deutsche Bahn] in the city of Basel. The vehicle was burned to the ground. This action was carried out in solidarity with the struggling refugees in Berlin and everywhere!
Submitted by worker on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:12
From Cindy Milstein
One of my great sorrows — as a critically constructive, “prefigurativist” anarchist writer — is that a small number of loud antiauthoritarian voices, too often patriarchal ones, seem to enjoy bullying the vast majority of anarchistic folks into silence. Such bullies are frequently male writers and/or males who control various DIY means of production/publication.
Submitted by worker on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:10
From Kickstarter - by Crimethinc
Help us print a free booklet introducing radical ideas and values to a broader audience at this critical historical juncture.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:34
it is the end of September, or the beginning of October. Tis the season we register to vote! Miserable canvassers surround my daily trips to run errands, asking me to register to vote, with a fake enthusiastic tone that reminds me of a child who would rather play with dolls than hit other children for a ball. Their tired and aching bodies show the truth behind this “enthusiasm.” They merely want to work to survive, so I register. Everyday I register to vote. Today, I am a member of the “Libertarian party” whatever that means.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:28
From C4SS - by William Gillis
It’s no secret that economists and libertarians have developed a bad habit of assuming things about history and other societies on first principle without actually checking archaeological or anthropological findings. On occasion the divide can be quite stark. David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5000 Years gets a lot of momentum by attacking a widely circulated economic fable purporting to explain the origin of currency wherein coinage precedes credit. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the “I need a blanket and all I have to barter with are five chickens but everyone in my village likes cowry shells” dilemma at the start of elementary economics textbooks has no clear historical basis; there’s little evidence small tribes or villages needed to invent physical currency to facilitate market exchange internally because reputation and credit are far more natural and flexible.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:01
On October 1st, 2014, I was arrested, hooded and taken to an interrogation room of the antiterrorist unit. From 5pm until 1am, a bunch of hooded cops – and while I was handcuffed behind the back – took my DNA sample, fingerprints and (tried to take) my photographs by force, amid ironies, chokeholds, sprains and beatings, and threatened to electroshock me, thinking this would make me collaborate. At 1am, I saw unhooded cops for the first time, who told me that I am accused of terrorism. Until 5.30 in the morning, I remained in a 1×3 holding cell, always handcuffed behind my back.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:02
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:59
For more than a year, thousands of volunteer fighters have been defending the autonomous revolution of Rojava (located in former Northern Syria) from the Islamic State (ISIS). Since this past July the North Syrian city of Kobanê, in the central canton of the Autonoumous territory of Rojava, has been under siege by ISIS. ISIS fighters, armed with modern U.S. manufactured tanks, artillery, and small arms have been held at bay by volunteer fighters affiliated with the militias of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) armed with dated small arms and improvised weapons.