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The Anarchists Episode #7: The Fight for Better Wages, Freedom of the Press, and more...

  • Posted on: 1 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

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In this episode we talk about the minimum wage and why it's a good idea to raise it, we do a roundup of the latest election news, cover the recent developments in Chechnya, as well as the latest attempts to silence whistleblowers.

Sign on to a Statement of Solidarity with #DisruptJ20 Defendants

  • Posted on: 30 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The following statement was drafted by supporters of those arrested at Inauguration protests in DC on January 20th, with the intent of providing a public platform for organizations around North America to express their collective opposition to these charges.

The Anarchist Roots of "Antiques Roadshow" Are In Portland

  • Posted on: 27 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

Here in Portland, we have a long and productive history of anarchists performing vital city functions.

Maybe you saw the photos. Members of a group calling themselves "Portland Anarchist Road Care" posing in one of our craggy streets, asphalt mix and tamping tools at the ready, with their hands in the air, birds literally and figuratively extended toward City Hall for its failure to perform basic infrastructure maintenance tasks. I know many people saw the pictures, chuckled to themselves and thought, "Only in Portland."

Topic of the Week: Reflection

  • Posted on: 17 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

What are some examples of things you've strongly believed in the past but don't currently, actions or protests you once thought were effective, or moments that changed the course of your political/anti-political growth or somehow informed the way you view or approach things today? What caused you to change or move away from your former views, methods, assumptions, etc.? Has a negative experience ever proven useful for provoking some sort of personal turning point?

Between War and Retail Meltdown: An Interview with Peter Gelderloos

  • Posted on: 17 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

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The last two weeks have seen both the impending crash of various retail stores, which threatens to make the lives of millions of workers even more precarious, as well as major military interventions in Syria and Afghanistan. Meanwhile, fights between proto-fascist and “economic nationalist” Steve Bannon and those within the Trump administration more aligned with neo-conservatism came to a head. Wanting to make sense of both of these predicaments, we turned to Peter Gelderloos who offered some analysis on the situation in the US.

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The Life and Work of Anarchist Omar Aziz in the Syrian Revolution

  • Posted on: 16 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Posted by Omar Aziz (fondly known by friends as Abu Kamel) was born in Damascus. He returned to Syria from exile in Saudi Arabia and the United States in the early days of the Syrian revolution.

An intellectual, economist, anarchist, husband and father, at the age of 63, he committed himself to the revolutionary struggle.

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Small Town Discourse, Episode 6: Technology and Progress with John Zerzan

  • Posted on: 12 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

This podcast bills itself as a show that mostly talks about topical issues (this episode is unusual), and engaging people with very different perspectives. #goodfaithdisagreements

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