infrastructure

New Pamphlet: Tackling Energy: The struggle against the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) through Greece – Albania – Italy

  • Posted on: 14 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

“They protest against the energy that flows under their house, but inside of the house they want it!” yells the stuffy national-popular bourgeois in the spring of 2017 seeing what’s upsetting a small village in Puglia and spreading out to the rest of Italy. Fights erupted between police and opponents in front of the future construction site of the TAP (Trans-Adriatic Pipeline), the new gas pipeline which will link up Europe with the endpoint in Turkey of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline that’s connected with the gas fields in the Caspian Sea.

Why I Choose to Live in Wayne National Forest

  • Posted on: 6 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The Anarchist Library by anonymous (April 4th, 2017)

Beginnings of Land Defense

Our current system is like an abandoned parking lot. Asphalt was laid, killing life and turning everything into a homogenous blackness, a dead sameness. The levers of maintaining this have broken down. No one is coming to touch up the asphalt. In abandoned parking lots, cracks form and life grows from the cracks.

The Potholes in Portland

  • Posted on: 19 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Uncivilized Animals

Anarchists in Portland are taking to the streets! But it seems that these particular anarchists are not feeling that old “urge to destroy”. Portland Anarchist Road Care (PARC) is instead filling in potholes; assisting in the maintainence of the city infrastructure. They allege that “state neglect has caused the streets to fall into disrepair” and are consequently taking direct action.

Portland, OR: Anarchists Are Fixing Potholes On City Streets

  • Posted on: 14 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From the Portland Anarchist Road Care Facebook via It's Going Down

Anarchists in Portland, Oregon have taken to the streets – to fix the roads! Proclaiming that “We Will Fix the Roads,” anarchists are fixing potholes on city streets and reporting on it on social media.

TOTW: Natural disasters and other trouble

  • Posted on: 13 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

As anarchists, we may often find ourselves in challenging situations. This TOTW takes a looks at the anarchist relationship with natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, etc) and other major adverse events like insurrection, war, riots, and general trouble.

Topic of the Week: Rural Anarchy

  • Posted on: 16 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

Contemporary anarchism is one often associated with the city for better or worse. Today more than half of the worlds population live in cities, including seemingly the majority of anarchists. Outside of the city, in the spaces between, what does the project of anarchy look like? In the countryside, along the borderlands, and the isolated regions where friends are few and far between, what are anarchists doing?

Topic of the week: There are no tech solutions to social problems

  • Posted on: 4 January 2016
  • By: thecollective

We have covered this topic a few times before but it bears repeating. The solutions that technology gives to social problems rarely solve them and usually come with unforseen consequences. Let's look at the current brouhaha around PB as a case in point. For starters PB has never had an account on @news (which is done here). Additionally Drupal gives @news the option to "write in" a username which PB and many other users take advantage of as a way to have conversations over time.

The First Gathering of Libertarian Infrastructures

  • Posted on: 21 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

[The translation of this call-out is not being posted as a current event-- the gathering, after all, has already passed-- but because the model of organization and the concept of anarchist infrastructure may be of interest to comrades in other countries. An article about how the gathering went was published in the most recent issue of Fifth Estate]

Call-out for the First Gathering of the Coordination of Libertarian Infrastructures

translated from Catalan by PG

"TFSRadio: Paul Z. Simons on the Dispaches from Rojava (part 2 of 3): Form, Function, Gender, and Martyr culture in the Rojava Revolution

  • Posted on: 1 December 2015
  • By: Bursts

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on November 30th, 2015 through December 6th, 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.

Power Lines: Police Brutality, Public Transit, and Development in the Twin Cities

  • Posted on: 13 July 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
photo of Metro Transit light rail train

The Metro Transit police made the news this weekend in the Twin Cities for their significant size increase over the past few years, almost the same day as a video surfaced showing a police officer slam a handcuffed passenger onto the ground for not paying the light rail fare.