Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:44
From Anarchy Magazine Editorial, #76 (2015)
A police force, where there are no crimes to discover and delinquents to arrest, will provoke or invent crimes…
People involved in law enforcement are agents of the powerful against the weak, who readily mobilize and deploy arbitrary and unpredictable violence and destruction. The hateful and demented pro-police comments made in mass and social media in the wake of the cops’ fully exposed immunity from Ferguson to Staten Island (well, everywhere) show that better than any political treatise. The pro-police camp persists in perpetuating some of the most banal lies of authoritarian morality: The state exists to protect the weak from the whims of tyrants. The system of law and justice is impartial. Cops only arrest the guilty. The guilty deserve whatever the police do to them. Prisons are only for bad people…
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:54
Submitted by worker on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:34
From Fireworks - by Conspiracy of Insurgent Anarchists
08.11.15 - Editor's Statement: Sometime in the summer of 1965, a woman named Oedipa Maas walks into a taqueria on 24th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco. At a table in the corner is a man named Jesus Arrabal, a member of the Conjuracion de los Insurgentes Anarquistas.
Submitted by ReWyldStL on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:15
Originally posted at ReWyld StL: http://rewyldstl.noblogs.org/post/2015/08/11/on-the-anniversary-of-mike-...
On Sunday, August 9th 2015 a small band of tight friends and down-as-fuck accomplices from all around the greater-Saint Louis area spent the day in Ferguson, MO on the one year anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown by now-former Ferguson Pig Darren Wilson. We sat down to discuss the events of August 9th &10th, 2015, twenty-four hours after a Police “state of emergency” was declared in the Saint Louis County municipality.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:54
It is sometimes useful to keep a distance from events before you talk about them. Anticipation and the frozen time of captivity in prison accelerate, nevertheless, the cool-headed distance from events. A self-possessed distance gives you the opportunity to observe details which are usually ignored and bulldozed by the warm blood conditions’ momentum of intensity. So, as they often say, “the devil is hidden in the details”…
i) The rise before the fall (or, this is the Balkans, you can’t fool around…)
Submitted by worker on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 08:26
In February 2015, after months of confrontations in response to the murder of Michael Brown, a number of anarchists from the St. Louis area gathered to reflect on their experiences in the streets, their role in predominantly black struggles, and the ramifications of arson and gunfire in protests. We had sent some discussion questions to get the ball rolling, but mostly they let the conversation take its own course, speaking with admirable frankness and vulnerability. The result is an important historical document, of interest to anyone who might one day participate in something similar.
Submitted by worker on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:24
From Counterpunch - by DERRICK JENSEN
It’s easy enough, some sixty years after the fact, for us to cluck our tongues at the cowardice and stupidity of those who went along with McCarthyism. It’s especially easy for liberals and academics to say that had they been alive back then, they would certainly have had the courage to stand up for discourse and to stand up for those being blacklisted. That’s partly because universities like to present themselves as bastions of free thought and discourse, where students, faculty, and guests discuss the most important issues of the day. Liberal academics especially like to present themselves as encouraging of these discussions.
Submitted by Bursts on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 13:54
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Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 13:26
Translated editorial from Le Monde
Tied up for seven years in the twists and turns of an incoherent investigation, the Tarnac affair risks becoming a policing fiasco and a political farce. Which has only made it all the more instructive.
Since November 2008, eight people who were living in the village of Tarnac in Corrèze have stood accused of “participation in a criminal association for the purpose of planning a terrorist act”. Members of the anarchist and autonomous movements (1) and authors of “The Coming Insurrection”, a radical text published in 2007, several of them are suspects in the sabotage of five high-speed rail lines in the fall of 2008 where steel rods were hung from power lines. Their leader, Julien Coupat, was held in custody for six months before being released.
Submitted by worker on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:16
#1 – Anarchism is meaningless
Never mind that 90%+ of people that call their selves anarchists are actually just closet (statist) communists, and never mind that a large proportion of those left are overtly capitalist, it has to be said that anarchism has been used as a label for such a diverse range of political ends, that as a political term it is now completely useless.