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Patreon Caves to Tim Pool and the Alt-Right, Bans IGD

  • Posted on: 1 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

from igd.com

On Friday July 28th, Patreon, a crowdfunding company based in San Francisco that allows people to make monthly donations to various projects, artists, and musicians, took down our account. At the exact same time, Patreon CEO Jack Conte released a ten minute video which touched briefly on the banning of IGD as well as Canadian Alt-Right media personality Lauren Southern’s account only days before. Interestingly, Conte, who himself has a Patreon which brings in 4K a month and is part of the musical group, Pomplamoose, stated in the video that Lauren Southern’s actions led to her being banned, that Patreon and Conte support “free speech,” but then went on to state that an article that IGD republished (aka speech) led to us being kicked off the platform.

Gord Hill, Indigenous Artist and Anarchist

  • Posted on: 1 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.
An Interview

Gord Hill is an anarchist artist and a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation who has been active in anticolonial and anticapitalist struggles for decades. Over the years, his art and criticism have been an inspiration and challenge to us. Gord is the author of two comic books, The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book, as well as 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance, and runs the website Warrior Publications. He also draws and writes under the pseudonym Zig Zag.

Metropolis: A Film (2012)

  • Posted on: 1 August 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Re-editing this documentary from the clips that I was able to find from the internet has been my pet project for the past month and a half, or so. Let me know if my subtitling of the dialogue or scene transitions are shit, because this was kind of an experiment in seeing what I could do with material that was already out there.

The documentary itself is great, kind of almost like a narrated Koyaanisqatsi that specifies itself on a single region. Made in 2012, the points it makes still resonate strongly today. If anything, what it speaks about has only gotten worse since. I noticed that the only way one could watch it was to slog through 22 consecutive videos scattered throughout the web, some on Vimeo, most on Youtube. I've been a huge fan of the documentary for years, and thought that something so expertly critical of the apparatuses that maintain civilization was worth sharing, in a more "legible" and "concrete" format.

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Call for Submissions: Growing Into Anarchy

  • Posted on: 31 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

A lot of us are grappling with what it means to get older as an anarchist. We struggle with physical and mental health issues, adapting to new lifestyles, figuring out how to reckon our realities with the ideals of our younger selves. Out of a desire to make space for these stories, Strangers is putting together a zine anthology of essays (750-2500 words) that explore aging as an anarchist. What challenges have you faced? How have they been impacted by other parts of your identity or by privileges or experiences of oppression? How have you grown as an anarchist over the years? Which political strategies have you adopted, and which have you left behind? We’re looking for writing that’s political, that’s personal, that’s willing to be honest and, at times, unsure.

TFSRadio: Margaret Killjoy on "The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion"

  • Posted on: 31 July 2017
  • By: Bursts
http://birdsbeforethestorm.net/

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on July 31st through August 6th and podcasting on libsyn.com.

For a 59 minute long, radio clean version for syndication purposes, please visit the archive.org collection.

Trouble # 5: You Are Being Watched

  • Posted on: 30 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From SubMedia.tv

Movement Defense Against State & Corporate Surveillance

Ours is an age of historically unprecedented state and corporate surveillance. Our society’s growing addiction to social media, smart phones and other forms of digital communication has ushered in a more interconnected society, but one that is almost entirely dependent on the technological infrastructure of massive telecommunication, software and IT corporations. The rise of surveillance capitalism has also granted state intelligence networks like the NSA with an unfathomably intimate snapshot into our personal lives.

A Year Of Making Noise

  • Posted on: 29 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Conflict MN by anonymous

It does not bring us great pleasure to say that so far this year, autonomous efforts have been lacking. We would do well to remind ourselves that rebellion exists everywhere, even if it is obscured from our view, yet we remain unsatisfied. The excitement we felt on January 20th, that feeling of potential, has continued to escape our grasp ever since. As Trump took office and millions across the country were moved to take their stand, it was the left who welcomed them with open arms. Anarchists and other autonomous rebels everywhere seemed to be caught off guard January 21st and it seems the Twin Cities have been the slowest to catch up.

TFSRadio: Radio98FM Athens on Repression

  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
  • By: Bursts
https://radio98fm.org

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In this podcast special, Bursts spoke with L.A. & Hawaii, collective members at the Radiozones Of Subversive Expression, Radio98fm, a squatted pirate radio station on the campus of Athens University & the Polytechnic School in the Zografou suburb in the capitol of Greece. During the chat, L.A. & Hawaii talk about the radio station, about recent threats of repression at the hands of the university, telecommunications ministry & the police, and about collusion between those agencies and a commercial pirate radio station. You can find the station's website at https://radio98fm.org

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