A night of Solidarity with 'Free'

  • Posted on: 29 May 2005
  • By: worker


June 2005 marks the fifth year that political activist Jeffrey ‘Free’ Luers has been in prison in Oregon as well as the 2nd Annual International Weekend of Solidarity with Free. This year’s Eugene event will be held at 7pm Sunday June 12th at Sam Bond’ s Garage, 407 Blair Blvd, and will consist of an evening of speakers and music. ‘22.8: The Jeff Luers Story’, a new 40-minute documentary by the Cascadia Media Collective will premier at this event. This fundraiser will feature three speakers: Peg Millett, former political prisoner, Earth First! activist and songwriter; Peter Urban, the former chairperson of the Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America; and Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Musical acts include Los Mex Pistols del Norte (Mariachi-Surf-Punk), The Happy Bastards (Hardcore), Inkwell Rhythm Makers (Old Time), and the Glenwood Rebel Rovers (Irish-style punk). The local Friends of Free support group and members of Break the Chains collective sponsor this event and wish to welcome the community to come out for an evening of entertainment and political solidarity.

The Free Society Collective’s SEMINAR SERIES: Vermont

  • Posted on: 25 May 2005
  • By: worker

<em>Cosponsored by the Institute for Anarchist Studies and Black Sheep Books</em>

The Free Society Collective’s (FSC) seminar series aims to provide an independent space for ongoing inquiries into social, political, cultural, economic, historical, and other fields of study from an anti-authoritarian left perspective. The seminar series draws on a variety of radical traditions, revolutionary histories, contemporary social movements, and social and political analyses, including anarchism, Western and autonomous marxisms, and other libertarian left tendencies. By exploring the past as well as the present, these weekend-long seminars are meant to deepen our understanding of dynamic social phenomena such as capitalism, statecraft, racism, gender, and the devastation of the natural world, to name a few. The seminars are also a way of reclaiming our own education and scholarship -- by mentoring, learning from, and challenging each other in a highly participatory setting. And over time, it is the FSC’s hope that this seminar series will contribute to the development of public intellectuals, theoretical insights, and sophisticated forms of praxis as well as social organization in our struggle for a nonhierarchical, egalitarian society.

Anarchism vs. Bourgeois Anarchism: A Critique of RTS in Palo Alto

  • Posted on: 24 May 2005
  • By: worker

<strong>Anarchism vs. Bourgeois Anarchism</strong>

The sight of anarchists running down the street, breaking windows in protest of corporate globalization, is something dear to the hearts of many in the movement, but we need to analyze any manifestation of this. Without discussion as to the positives and negatives of an action we will not progress towards a realistic praxis (fusion of thought and action). Too many people have come to a point where the only analysis of a situation is to ask, “What can we do that is more militant?� ignoring the questions, “How can we best affect change?� “What do we want to change in the short term and long term?� and, “How can we raise consciousness about anarchism and what we are struggling for and against?� Finding more people who will call themselves anarchists is very different from finding truly radical people.

Why I selected to go on a hunger strike: Greece

  • Posted on: 24 May 2005
  • By: worker

<strong>Bahoz on Hunger Strike since May 17 for political asylum</strong>

To select the hunger strike is to make the ultimate political action in order to claim one’s dignity and freedom. Its only aim is to defend our existence against any oppression and authority. After many years of being oppressed and kept as a hostage of the Greek state’s policy, I chose to go on a hunger strike for the second time, putting my life in danger inside an indifferent society witch only aims to consumption, individualism, and how you can have a nice time, apathetic to what might be happening around you.

Interview with an Iranian Anarchist

  • Posted on: 24 May 2005
  • By: worker

There is a high probability that the current path of imperialist geo-politics in the Middle East will eventually lead the United States into open conflict with Iran. It is a known fact that the Bush administration has designated the country as belonging to the so-called 'Axis of Evil.' Lesser known are the reports that the U.S. military has been carrying out extensive reconnaissance missions to learn about nuclear, chemical, and missile sites in Iran in preparation for possible air-strikes in the near future. It is fair to say that the primary roadblock to open military aggression up to this point has been due to the "Vietnamization" of the Iraq occupation - the strength and effectiveness of the popular insurgency, coupled with the increasily negative or critical view of the occupation among broad sections of the international community - which has left the United States without a free hand to fully extend its reach over the border into Iran. At least for the time being.

Suburban Insurrection: Palo Alto Finds the Beach Beneath the Streets

  • Posted on: 23 May 2005
  • By: worker

by crudo

<em>“Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.�</em>
George Orwell

Not sense newspaper boxes broke through the windows of the INS building in San Francisco have I felt this re-energized and uplifted in regards to militant, illegal street protest in the aftermath of the Reclaim the Streets action in Palo Alto. The event was organized by Anarchist Action, an ad hoc group of various anarchist collectives and affinity groups throughout the bay area, and was billed as a “revolutionary street party�, and “suburban inserrection�. The event raged for at least two hours, involved 250 people, at least 4-5 police departments, and resulted in two arrests. Reports of large amounts of street art/graffiti, and attacks on various large scale corporate businesses have been reported as well. The following is a report on my experiences, and some thoughts on the event.

Russia: Summary of Anarchist Mayday actions

  • Posted on: 21 May 2005
  • By: worker

<strong>Summary of Anarchist Mayday actions in Russia</strong>

In Sosnoviy Bor of Leningrad Region, local anarchists joined a red demonstration and meeting. Anarchists raised a red and black flag, and distributed leaflets and Situatsiya-tabloid. During a speech of a local leader of Rodina (Motherland)-party anarchists went shouting "fascist!" with some other internationalists, cops were not very happy for this. But eventually nobody got arrested anyway.

Anarchy is more than throwing bombs

  • Posted on: 21 May 2005
  • By: worker

<em>Although some Rhode Islanders embrace it as a way of fostering social justice, extending the ethos beyond a small subculture proves daunting</em>


ANARCHISM: The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary.

110 Arrested in Athens, Greece Protesting the Shooting of an Anarchist

  • Posted on: 20 May 2005
  • By: worker

Athens - Greek police arrested 110 youths overnight after an anarchist rally in central Athens turned violent, police said.

About 1 500 youths had turned out for the demonstration on Thursday, called in protest at an incident earlier this month, in which a police officer shot and injured a protestor during a stand-off with a student anarchist group.