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IGDCAST: Anarchist Organizing and Solidarity Inside and Outside of Mexican Prisons

  • Posted on: 21 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

This is a special IGDCAST with Sofi, an anarchist compañera from Mexico City who is deeply involved in a variety of solidarity and organizing efforts with anarchist prisoners in Mexico. The audio interview is in Spanish, while below is an English transcription, along with two song MP3s you can download separately. If you want to see more in depth reporting on what is happening in Mexico, be sure to support our Mexico trip fundraiser.

Mexico: The Infiltration of CISEN in Anarchist Circles

  • Posted on: 3 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Contra Info & IGD. Translated by FW Villa

Some context

In the past few days various media outlets have published articles concerning “violent groups” in the Mexican territory.

These articles are a result of the Attorney General of Mexico (PGR) publicly revealing the names of groups that threaten social stability; these groups are anarchists, communists, radical ecology groups, eco-extremists, or groups of other political alignments.

IGDCAST: A COMMUNE THAT FIGHTS

  • Posted on: 31 August 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The history of communes in North America is usually presented as largely the rise and fall of the “back to the land” movement that took place in the very late 60s and early 1970s, when members of the counter-culture and those involved in revolutionary politics formed a wide variety of communes in rural areas in the United States. While these examples are certainly part of the history of communes, what is often not discussed is the deep connection such land projects had with resistance struggles in urban centers and nearby towns. Within the history of anarchism, throughout the 1900s, many anarchists often formed communes that operated on a similar model. Offering both a cheap and accessible place to live, a place to get away, and as a way for resistance movements to become connected to the living land and have a place to work on projects.

SOLE: TALKS HIP-HOP, OCCUPY DENVER, AND PLAYING IN TARNAC

  • Posted on: 12 September 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Put the wig on!,” screams a Sole fan in Sacramento, referencing the getup worn by the performer in a video directed by SubMedia.Tv, entitled, “I Think I’m Emma Goldman.” The crowd represents an interesting mix of local hip-hop fans, old Sole devotees, and newer fans, already familiar with the front and center anarchist politics. Wanting to know more about how this cultural intervention was going, I caught up with Sole, the underground hip-hop artist who is touring with DJ Pain 1 (famed DJ and producer who has worked with everyone from Young Jeezy to Ludacris) on their #Def2Amerikka tour. Hitting venues across the West Coast and Midwest, the pair was promoting their new seminal album, Death Drive.

Do Riots Work? Exploring New Frontiers of Recuperation

  • Posted on: 10 July 2015
  • By: worker

From IGD

In the past several months since the streets of the so-called United States of America were set alight by riots after the murder of black teenager Mike Brown by a white police officer, an increasing number of people seem to be asking the question: do riots work?

Civilization Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink

  • Posted on: 4 July 2015
  • By: worker

Acidifying oceans, melting polar caps and glaciers, severe weather fluctuations, the metastasizing cancer of mega-cities, contamination of air, water and soil, soaring extinction rates – and all the rest that you are likely well aware of regarding the physical environment of this planet.

Thoughts from a Black Anarchist Concerning the Lack of Momentum in Olympia

  • Posted on: 30 June 2015
  • By: worker

From It's Going Down

Thoughts from a Black Anarchist Concerning the Lack of Momentum in Olympia

For one night, one of the most epic nights, in my life for sure and probably in the history of Olympia, a united front was successfully formed where over 200 people came to flood the streets of Oly and run the Nazi scum out. A strong Bloc of 50 or more were ready and it was enchantingly beautiful, I was amazed. I was proud.