Chomsky at MIT: Between the war scientists and the anti-war students

  • Posted on: 6 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
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It is now fifty years since Noam Chomsky published his celebrated article, 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals'. Few other writings had a greater impact on the turbulent political atmosphere on US campuses in the 1960s. The essay launched Chomsky's political career as the world's most intransigent and cogent critic of US foreign policy - a position he has held to this day.

Turkey: Meydan anarchists — ‘we are being cornered’

  • Posted on: 5 January 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom: Anarchist Media, Publishing and Bookshop (UK)

Late last month the editor of Meydan anarchist newspaper in Istanbul was sentenced to a year and three months in prison for “supporting terror,” the latest in a string of attempts by the Turkish State to shut down dissenting voices against Erdogan’s government. Today we are proud to publish a translation of Meydan’s uncompromising response, from their latest edition.

New Year Insurrections: January Actions, Assemblies and Workshops

  • Posted on: 4 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

For a Fierce Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Fascist Bloc at the Inauguration

  • Posted on: 4 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

BECOMING UNGOVERNABLE
For a Fierce Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Fascist Bloc at the Inauguration
Wear all black | January 20th, 10 AM | Logan Circle, DC

We are calling for a mobile bloc opposing capitalism and fascism at the inauguration. Meet at Logan Circle at 10 am. Organize with your friends _. Come prepared to defend each other and everyone else who is standing up to the Trump regime.

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Introducing Plain Words

  • Posted on: 4 January 2017
  • By: thecollective

Plain Words is a website that seeks to spread news and analyses of interest to anarchists, radicals, and others in struggle in and around Bloomington, Indiana.

All texts and images posted on Plain Words are submitted to us by others unless otherwise noted. We are not an organization or specific group, but simply a vehicle for spreading the words and actions of others.

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The flower growing out of the underworld: An introduction to eco-extremism

  • Posted on: 2 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Eco-extremism is one of the newest schools of thought in our time, but more than a school of thought, it is a plan of action, an attitude of hostility, and a rejection of all that has come before it in techno-industrial society. Born out of various radical ideologies such as animal liberation, insurrectionary anarchism, anarcho-primitivism, and the neo-Luddism of Theodore Kaczynski, it has germinated and sprouted forth into something entirely other: into a love poem to violence and criminality; a radical ecological vision where hope and humanism are overcome by the barrel of a gun, the explosion of the incendiary device, and the knife stalking human prey in the darkness. All of its true adherents are currently unknown. It is not an ideology that was formed in the academy or even in “alternative” political spaces. Its writings can only be found (some would say ironically) on anonymous sites on the Internet. Eco-extremism was formed in the shadows, and will remain there, a clandestine threat until all eco-extremists are captured or killed… that is, until others take their place.

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