History

Topic of the Week: Racism

  • Posted on: 14 March 2016
  • By: thecollective

We have focused a lot of energy, as anarchists and as human beings, in the past year and a half on the history of oppression that we call racism in this country. Those conversations have looked like reflections on the impact that slavery, segregation, and jim crow laws have had on today. What we haven't done, and should, is plan for the future. What would we like to see the future of race relations look like?

The Unlikely History of Tolstoy College

  • Posted on: 21 January 2016
  • By: thecollective

By Jennifer Wilson from The New Yorker

There was a rumor, among professors who came on board later, that the founders of Tolstoy College originally wanted to name their school after Leon Czolgosz, the Polish-American anarchist who assassinated President William McKinley. Tolstoy, being a pacifist, gave them better cover with the administration of the State University of New York at Buffalo, under which the school operated, or so the story goes.

TFSRadio: Foreclosure Defense Group: Brooke's reflections on strategy & organizing around Occupy Oakland

  • Posted on: 14 December 2015
  • By: Bursts
https://foreclosuredefensegroup.wordpress.com/

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on December 14th, 2015 through December 20th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.

The Danish Anarchists Who Inspired Santacon Could Not Have Imagined It's Bro-Hell Future

  • Posted on: 10 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Atlas Obscura

A sea of red and white coats rancorously swarm down thousands of streets. Hundreds of people, dressed as Santa Claus, scream and sing as they drink heavily, form impromptu dance parties, and crowd public transportation.

"The Potential to Storm Heaven" (Documentary on the December Rebellion in Greece)

  • Posted on: 6 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

6 December 2008, few minutes after 9 pm - Time Zero of the December Revolt.

Two policemen shoot against a group of youngsters hanging out on a Saturday night, at the heart of the Exarcheia district of central Athens, an area with a long history of insurrection against authority and riots for socio economic and political grounds, inhabited mainly by anarchists, anti-authoritarians and liberals. The police bullet finds in the heart and kills 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.

Remembering Murray Bookchin

  • Posted on: 3 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Counterpunch - by David Rosen

Thumbing through the Sunday, November 29thNew York Times Magazine, there was a surprisingly revealing article by Wes Enzinnanov, “A Dream of Secular Utopia in ISIS’ Backyard.” The article discusses the efforts by Kurdish rebel faction to created a revolutionary society in what the author calls, “a sliver of land in the far north of Syria: Rojava, or ‘land where the sun sets.’’’

Anarchist History: Confessions of an Awkward Pupil

  • Posted on: 30 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From AK Press - by Barry Pateman

When the KSL issued our first publication, George Cores’ “Personal Recollections of the Anarchist Past” in 1992 there really was a shortage of good, accurate and informative books, articles or pamphlets about the history of anarchism. The works of Paul Avrich were the gold standard – exhaustively researched and reliable – and other occasional gems shone out of the pile. Some of the available material, though, was disturbingly erroneous and we have to put that down partly to a lack of primary material that led authors to make strange assumptions about people and their ideas.

Anarchists Smashed the Windows of East London's Crappy New Jack the Ripper Museum

  • Posted on: 10 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Anarchists Smashed the Windows of East London's Crappy New Jack the Ripper Museum

Via VICE:

Last week VICE reported that a new museum that promised to celebrate the Suffragete movement and the women of East London had opened—but turned out to be a museum about Jack the Ripper, a man who is famous for mutilating and murdering women.

This week the understandable outrage has boiled over into public protest. On Tuesday the Greens, Lib Dems, Communist Party, and other left-wing groups held a demo outside the proposed museum. On Wednesday night it was the turn of anarchist rabble-rousers Class War and a bunch of their rowdy friends to voice their hostilities.

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