Born in Flames, Died in Plenums

  • Posted on: 14 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc. blog

In February 2014, two decades after the war that left Bosnia devastated and divided into three ethnic regions, the country erupted in flames again. This time, it was not ethnic strife, but the rage of people uniting against politicians. For years, these politicians had stirred up ethnic divisions to distract them while systematically looting the country. The result was intense poverty: unemployment was at 44 percent in 2014, and up to 60 percent among the young.

"Gotovo je!" Reflections on Direct Democracy in Slovenia

  • Posted on: 14 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc. blog

Cold winter night. The smells of smoke and pepper spray are mixing in the air. From behind our backs, we hear the roaring of thousands and thousands of throats: “They [the politicians] are all finished! We will carry them all out!” In front of us, a burning fence, lines of riot police, and—in the foggy distance—the ultimate symbol of democracy, a parliamentary building. On our faces the cold breeze, beside us the shoulders of our comrades, and in our veins—electricity. Several months into the uprising, streets are still ours. What started as a protest against a few “bad seeds” of democracy has opened up a massive opportunity to think beyond the existent. For a brief moment, we have gained control over our lives, we allow ourselves to dream the impossible, we experiment with creating spaces of togetherness beyond hierarchies. In every second in which we discover our weakness, we also dare to regain our strength.

On Hiatus, The Sea, and Anarchy

  • Posted on: 14 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Free Radical Radio

In case you hadn’t noticed, FRR has been on hiatus for the last several months. The TLDR for this goes as follows: One co-host moved, another co-host moved, and I(rydra) moved and lost the recording studio that friends and I built with our own hands in our own warehouse, and some problems with the anarchist milieu and anarchy as it works socially and projectually for a variety of reasons. Now, for the long version.

Cuba today, from Fifth Estate

  • Posted on: 14 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Fifth Estate, Summer 2016 by Peter Werbe

A tsunami of tourism & foreign investment hits the island

On March 15, our last day in Cuba, my wife and I boarded the Hershey Electric Railway in Casablanca, across the harbor from Old Havana, for a 57-mile trip to the town of Matanzas. We were flying back to Toronto from the airport near that city the next morning after eight days on the island.

TFSRadio: The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (or FTP) and an interview with Ben Turk about the recent prisoner strikes

  • Posted on: 13 May 2016
  • By: Bursts
https://fighttoxicprisons.org

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on May 9th, 2016, through May 15th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.

“A discussion from the future”…

  • Posted on: 13 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

or, “imprisoned anarchists and intermediate claims (university studies with electronic surveillance, licenses, suspensions)’

by Christos Tsakalos of CCF/FAI-IRF

They say, in prison, that the most insidious drug is hope…

Hope for a good transfer, a convenient cell, a good court-decision, a sentence reduction on appeal, a semi-free status with electronic surveillance, for license approval, a suspension, an early release.

Hope is prison’s (and democracy’s) velvet bat. The prisoner now suppresses them-self in exchange for any of the above…

June 11 – International Day of Solidarity for All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

  • Posted on: 13 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

For June 11th, 2015, we emphasized transition in the struggle and in the lives of the prisoners we support. This year we’re focusing on a different kind of transition: the restructuring of the prison system and thus doubling down on opposition to Maximum Security, isolation, and Communications Management Units. High-security facilities are not new: for example, Communications Management Units isolated Daniel McGowan and Andy Stepanian for years.

Radiofragmata: International Call for Action about Squats (Greece)

  • Posted on: 13 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

The anarchist squats ought to be a thorn for the repression mechanisms, against every dominant expression of the existing system. All things considered, they ought to be thorns against the social norm, against the alienated everyday life of decay that the social norm itself produces.

Flames of nihilistic vengeance in Helsinki set by Wildfire Cell (Finland)

  • Posted on: 12 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

reposted from https://325.nostate.net/
We claim full responsibility for the coordinated arson spree in Myllypurossa, Helsinki in the early hours of 9/5/16, in which 6 cars in the parking lot of some shitty neighbourhood and an excavator on the edges of a construction site were surrendered to the flames of nihilistic vengeance.

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