Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:30
As Anarchist Radio Berlin we documented a presentation by Jake Conroy: "From activist to terrorist". He is an activist for animal liberation from the US, who participated in a campaign to close an animal testing laboratory and was prosecuted and sentenced as a terrorist.
Along with the presentation we recorded an interview as well where he tells a bit more about the US prison system and his experiences with it.
Submitted by worker on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:54
Collapse is in the air. We’ve already seen the failure, if not the collapse, of culture in the West. The Holocaust alone, in the most cultured country (philosophy, music, etc.), revealed culture’s impotence.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:24
Rydra & Bellamy terrorize the virtual airwaves with news from the Bay Area's rioting and looting and general displeasure with civilization and they discuss the Hikkikimori phenomena in Japan, the "Rainbow Girls" continuous thefts of high end stores in San Francisco, a cop losing his job in Monterey for not tasing a suicidal man
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 13:42
It is with great joy that we'd like to report a long period of collective malaise and depression in the Bay Area perhaps coming to an end. Almost in spite of ever worsening conditions – rapid development, escalating police occupation, mass displacement, ongoing violence against black and brown people– social conflict here remained ominously quiet for over a year. While the anger throughout the cities by the Bay has become palpable and apparent everywhere, the response from the Left has been lackluster at best. For too long, we have come to expect only the usual lowest common denominator activism: the usual suspects marching in circles, 'blockades' of tech buses which end when the police show up, symbolic would-be media spectacles that aren't all that spectacular anymore, and finally of course, monumental amounts of energy sunk into a referendum for paltry reforms and progressive mayoral candidates (which needless to say, failed, and nobody cared about it anyways).
Submitted by worker on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:21
Anarchists are part of the global conversation on what’s broken in the world, but when things really fall apart—like with the current Ebola outbreak—is the state the only answer? How might a stateless society respond to a challenge like this one? This article provides an anarchist response to these questions, while highlighting issues that require those of us with anarchist politics to carefully think through our position.
This is part two of a two part series. Part one is available here: Part one: What Went Wrong?
Submitted by worker on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:44
From HuffPo - by Joel Sucher
Federico Arcos -- "Fede" as he's known -- is 94 years old and currently in a Windsor, Ontario, hospital recovering from a recent heart attack. Federico, an anarcho-syndicalist, is a living link to one of history's most remarkable episodes, the Spanish Civil War, and one of the most remarkable stories within this history: How the Spanish Anarchists, with a sizable following, were able to run a number of towns, villages, agrarian collectives and the entire city of Barcelona along anarchist lines, subscribing to anti-authoritarian principles.
Submitted by worker on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:39
On December 6, 2008, police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas shot 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in the Athenian district of Exarcheia. Grigoropoulos died in the arms of his friend Nikos Romanos and the shooting sparked a wave of violent riots in Athens that spread across the country. High school and university students took to the streets to protest police brutality, in what would be remembered as one of the most violent periods of citizen unrest in recent history.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:46
As I was on my way home from vacation I noticed a response article continuing dialogue that I opened with my most recent article, which was a very basic critique of democracy from an anarchist perspective. I am sad to hear the author of this response was confused by my critique, but alas it is understandable as the position I hold is as popular as SKA. Like ska however, individualist anarchism never died and I’m glad this platform exist as a way to continue dialog from centuries before between individualist and social anarchist.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:33
They want us to forget.
Every day there's so much input, some new crisis, some new information, some new screen. Another man or woman killed by the police, and then a sale, what Taylor Swift is doing, what Pharrell said. We could spend our whole lives swiping from one thing to the next, always forgetting, forgetting what happened the day before, forgetting what moved us.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/07/2014 - 14:30
Disclaimer for anarchists- the goal of this peice is not to claim that Keith's experience of injustice is exceptional or that his innocence affords him special treatment relative to others who suffer in US prisons. I am an abolitionist and an anarchist, I beleive that all prisoners are political, and nothing the state does it legitimate. The point of this post is to witness and detail one of many examples of how threadbare and absurd state's arguments can be when they attempt to legitimize lynching someone.