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.
Submitted by worker on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 02:13
From ROAR - by Joris Leverink
Murray Bookchin – born to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City in 1921 – was introduced to radical politics at the age of nine when he joined the Young Pioneers, a Communist youth organization. This would be the start of his ‘life on the left’ in which he would turn from Stalinism to Trotskyism in the years running up to World War II before defining himself as an anarchist in the late 1950s and eventually identifying as a ‘communalist’ or ‘libertarian municipalist’ after the introduction of the idea of social ecology.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:58
Last week VICE reported that a new museum that promised to celebrate the Suffragete movement and the women of East London had opened—but turned out to be a museum about Jack the Ripper, a man who is famous for mutilating and murdering women.
This week the understandable outrage has boiled over into public protest. On Tuesday the Greens, Lib Dems, Communist Party, and other left-wing groups held a demo outside the proposed museum. On Wednesday night it was the turn of anarchist rabble-rousers Class War and a bunch of their rowdy friends to voice their hostilities.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:56
Is anarchism about affirming a world that you want to create; or, is it the complete negation of the existent?
Many anarchists assert that they are trying to create a new world in the shell of the old. They have a history of anarchist thought to support their claims. Like Bakunin, they advocate for a creative destruction. In the name of positive values such as mutual aid, freedom of association, consensus processes, egalitarianism, and usufruct notions of property, they claim that a revolution is necessary to realize such values.
Submitted by worker on Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:41
From Institute for Anarchist Studies - by Michelle Renee Matisons and Aalexander Reid Ross
For a book that advertises itself as a “shift in strategy and tactics,” Deep Green Resistance (DGR) has an overwhelmingly dispiriting tone, and is riddled with contradictions. While DGR provocatively addresses many pressing social and ecological issues, its opportunistic, loose-cannon theoretical approach and highly controversial tactics leaves it emulating right-wing militia rhetoric, with the accompanying hierarchical vanguardism, personality cultism, and reactionary moralism.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/08/2015 - 20:23
From Montreal Counter-information
Every time there's an election, on the provincial or federal levels anyway, Montréal anarchists respond. There are stickers, there are posters, there are demos. ON NE VOTE PAS, ON LUTTE! declares the banner at the front of the march.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/08/2015 - 15:12
Translated from La Libération article today
The judge assigned to the counter-terrorism hearing did not go along with the prosecution's request to continue applying the designation of “terrorist organisation”, an aggravating factor, to three activists.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/08/2015 - 12:18