Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:15
From 8 days of anarchy
As is our habit, we are organizing (and participating in) eight days of anarchist events during the month of March in the Bay Area.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/15/2014 - 15:26
This morning smoke rose above Clifton from the two vans and one large white personnel transporter we'd torched with low-tech firestarters after breaching the compound of the Royal Marine Reserve's Bristol detachment, who've been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's disgusting how these part-time commandos think they can operate here with immunity while elsewhere they and their colleagues slaughter, rape and terrorize. Alexander Blackman - the British Marine executioner exposed recently for his actions in Afghanistan - is only one example of their systematic wider brutality, and not the pitied aberration he's painted as. Besides, wherever the military are they're a symbol of the State domination they enforce. Perhaps to anyone with a view over this compound that symbol is now a little shaken. For the gears of the warmachine these guerrilla strikes behind the lines remain a constant threat.
Submitted by worker on Sat, 02/15/2014 - 10:57
Organized by the Associated Students of the University of California, the protest attracted upward of 500 people, purported thousands if you count onlookers and those who bore witness momentarily. With protest signs, cloth banners, megaphones and fists of solidarity, this crowd of young students had been protesting since 10 am. I started asking onlookers what their motivations were for being there and what they thought of the movement until I realized, this was no real protest.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:35
It was not, and has never been, my intention to scare or hurt anyone. I want to build a world based on the values of love, compassion and understanding; not fear and intimidation. I take responsibility for my actions and apologize to anyone who felt fear as a result of them. Before closing, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to my family, friends and supporters. This process has taken an incredible toll on myself and especially my loved ones. It means the world that they have stood by me through it all.
Submitted by worker on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 09:17
An anarchist group calling itself the Popular Fighters has come forward, claiming to be behind a botched rocket attack on the offices of German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz in the Greek capital.
The attack itself was carried out on January 12. Investigators found evidence this week that showed the rocket was fired from the near vicinity of the factory, but veered off course and landed in a field.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 02:04
Anarchism ain’t what it used to be … if you search iTunes or Youtube these days, you’ll find defenders of capitalism and private property claiming the A word more than ever. In our 18th installment of the Ex-Worker, our twice monthly podcast, we kick off a two episode series discussing what anarchism isn’t, as Clara and Alanis step in to debunk anarcho-capitalism.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 21:14
From NYTimes blog
In late November, The New Yorker published a long feature article about Google’s quest to build a driverless car, focusing on Anthony Levandowski, the engineer running the project. At 33, the article noted, Mr. Levandowski still looked like a high school science geek. “He wants to fix the world and make a fortune doing it,” Burkhard Bilger wrote.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 21:12
Before we begin to respond to this interview, ITS would like to clarify that while we do not share many of the ideas presented in this book, we see a chance to be able to explain our ideas in a more real way, and this is what we are doing. We do not want to emphasize membership with anyone, our ideas are our own, but now that they are out in the public light, it is necessary that they (or the important parts) are completely understood, as there seems to be much confusion in regards to various themes (including criticisms previously given in our communiques), which were not understandable to the reader or which were not accepted or assumed.
Submitted by worker on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:55
Since last week, Bosnia and Hercegovina has been gripped by convulsions that many had actually given up hope of ever happening. The epicentre has been in Tuzla, where a disciplined crowd of workers and citizens has forced the resignation of the cantonal government, after a series of very Balkan privatisations saw former public-owned enterprises asset-stripped and workers penniless and hopeless. In the stead of the cantonal government, a citizens’ plenum in the city has issued demands which have been echoed in over thirty towns and municipalities across the country.
Submitted by worker on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:52
s I type these words, mountain tops are demolished to get easier access to coal, that composited decay of millions of years of life, a time capsule for an unwritten history, which feeds the grid. Ground water in the area I call home is being filled with hydrofracking chemicals to squeeze a little more life out of the earth to keep the power on. Nuclear power plants surround this area and they are ticking timebombs for the future of life. Rivers all around me are increasingly being filled with the toxic sludge of crude from tar sands.