May 1, 2016. Like every Sunday there is the market at la Place des Fêtes. Like every May 1 it is the super-market of the libertarian organizations. Always the same routine, the same resigned faces, the same sad slogans, the same mythomaniac banners (“Kill Capitalism,” “Strikes, looting, sabotage”). This year some individuals decide to break this routine, and anarchism invites itself to the libertarian procession.
An interview with BC green anarchists on native resistance, building community and undermining civilization.
Fracking, tar sands, sour gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion stations and pipelines; in all cases, it would appear that our native friends up north have been trail blazing persistent resistance to the new wave of resource extraction and distribution. As they seem to typify it, it’s just the new face of colonization, but an old enemy.
I had the pleasure of speaking to non-native green anarchists from British Columbia who have been involved with and supporting these encampments and have been able to give us some more details about the encampments, the challenges that they expose for anarchists and as non-natives, the contexts of decolonization and effective forms of resistance, and, most importantly, the role of community and subsistence.
This year, the Anarchist Film Festival is 3 evening of radical movies, from May 20th to 22nd. We'll close the festival with a party on sunday night at Café l'Artère!
The complete descriptions of the movies are in the pdf schedule on the website: https://projectionsinsurgees.wordpress.com/programme-du-festival-de-film...
Friday, May 20th, 18h, Café l'Artère, 7000 av. du Parc
Saturday, May 21th, 18h, L'Achoppe, 1800 av. Letourneux
Contemporary anarchism is one often associated with the city for better or worse. Today more than half of the worlds population live in cities, including seemingly the majority of anarchists. Outside of the city, in the spaces between, what does the project of anarchy look like? In the countryside, along the borderlands, and the isolated regions where friends are few and far between, what are anarchists doing?
From Free Radical Radio
In case you hadn’t noticed, FRR has been on hiatus for the last several months. The TLDR for this goes as follows: One co-host moved, another co-host moved, and I(rydra) moved and lost the recording studio that friends and I built with our own hands in our own warehouse, and some problems with the anarchist milieu and anarchy as it works socially and projectually for a variety of reasons. Now, for the long version.
In 1999, a film (distributed by Crimethinc) was released called Breaking the Spell. The anti-WTO protests in Seattle, WA were the subject, but the loose thesis of the film and some other popular anarchist material at the time was that despite whatever intentions someone may have, and however systematically oppressed they may be, what often keeps people in line the most are beliefs in their own powerlessness and the invincibility of authority.
If you would like to donate to Casey’s fundraising goals, (which he explains in detail at the end of the article) you can send him money via the Missouri Department of Corrections and their outsourced inmate money transfer provider, Access Corrections. Or, if you would like to send a money order (which can be relatively anonymous) you can write to Casey and ask him to send you a deposit slip.
Anarchists in Space!?
You can pretty well predict how most statists are going to debate and converse on the topic of abandoning the state. They’ll avoid, misinterpret, twist and outright attack you and your statements. You can throw an entire encyclopedia of facts and knowledge at them but their magical government and its magical laws seem to somehow make their minds and hearts impervious to reality.
Announcing the third edition of Wreck. We are putting this out with the aims to create an anarchist discourse within so called Vancouver. Anarchist discourse is dominated by those with the loudest voices, from those who have podcasts to others who engage in social media. We want to create our own narratives, specific to our conditions. An anarchist perspective encourages those to speak who have passion, being a man or having a university education is no qualifier for a valued opinion.