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Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum calls for pressure against Iraq assault

  • Posted on: 19 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News UK

Below is a statement released by KAF, a Kurdish-speaking anarchist group, in the wake of the recent Iraqi government assault on Kirkuk and other Kurdish-held positions — and against the destructive policies of Marsoud Barzani’s government.

Our New Books Are Available! No Wall They Can Build & From Democracy to Freedom

  • Posted on: 3 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

At long last, we are ready to fill orders for No Wall They Can Build and From Democracy to Freedom, our new books about borders and democracy. Both of these are the culmination of years of effort—years of on-the-ground organizing, research, and reflection involving participants from around the world. We are very excited to share them with you!

Embracing the Antinomies

  • Posted on: 27 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From C4SS by Shawn P. Wilbur

It should be clear that one of the key conflicts in these debates about anarchy and democracy is a struggle over the nature of anarchism. And it is probably safe to say that nearly all anarchists wrestle with the difficulties of defining that term. Part of the difficulty is that anarchism is simultaneously a kind of system and a matter of tradition. It is at once a political—or anti-political—ideology, a social-scientific approach, and a body of practices that have emerged within—and sometimes against—a particular set of social movements. It is no surprise, then, when our discussions of anarchist theory and practice oscillate between, on the one hand, attempts to show logical consistency between given practices and established principles and, on the other, appeals to the practices of certain pioneers.

When Insurrections Die - AudioZine

  • Posted on: 9 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

New Content from Resonance: An Anarchist Audio Distro
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“The question is not: who has the guns? but rather: what do the people with the guns do? 10,000 or 100,000 proletarians armed to the teeth are nothing if they place their trust in anything beside their own power to change the world. Otherwise, the next day, the next month or the next year, the power whose authority they recognize will take away the guns which they failed to use against it.”

Democracy is Dying: As it Should

  • Posted on: 22 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Inauguration Day 2017 will be a day of remembrance for future generations because something has died and none of us is sure what should take its place. We have been watching the steady decline of democracy since before Obama, but were not quite sure where to stand. If you were not directly affected by the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007 you probably did not have much to criticize other than what flashed across the news surrounding Zuccotti Park in September 2011. Maybe you went to the first Occupy demonstrations or suffered through financial and political frustrations as the nation watched its first large-scale blossom of activism since protests against the Iraq war began in February 2003. Occupy was the first thing that felt immediately political for a generation of new activists who solidified their identities with the rally cry, “This is What Democracy Looks Like!”

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Does Trump Represent Fascism or White Supremacy?

  • Posted on: 13 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc. - A guest column by PG

How should we understand the impending presidency of Donald Trump? What should we be prepared for? While some have framed Trump’s victory as a sign of resurgent fascism, our guest contributor argues that we should see it as the latest development in a much older phenomenon, which is not an interruption of democracy but intimately interlinked with it.

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