While the end of last year was marked by social problems that caused a bit of trouble for the powerful, the summer of 2016 brought fiery revolts against this world of misery and oppression. First and foremost, these took aim at those who most obviously carry of the violence of the powerful, namely the cops and the gendarmes [military-style police].
While some go off on vacation, others stay trapped in the prison world of the ghettos. On Tuesday July 19 in Beaumont-sur-Oise in Val-d’Oise, Adama Traore was killed by gendarmes while being arrested. To conceal his death by suffocation at the hands of the pigs, the state immediately began talking about “heart troubles … respiratory troubles … pulmonary infections” and so on. Every time some dies in custody, power puts on the same grim spectacle, with the complicity of the media. This time, Beaumont and Persan [two towns in Val-d’Oise] responded with several nights of revolt, during which many municipal and state buildings (police stations, libraries, garages for city vehicles) as well as capitalist infrastructure (gas stations, supermarkets…) went up in smoke or had their windows smashed.
What strategies and orientations can develop insurrectionary anti-politics into a movement actually able to destroy global capitalism? This is the question taken up by The Coming Insurrection, as well as by author such as Bonanno. I aim here to use insights from The Coming Insurrection to open onto discussions of various aspects of the future of insurrection. The purpose will be to think through strategic implications of attempting to use a mainly expressive form of action for strategic purposes, and ways to deal with the obstacles faced in the process.
But first of all, what is insurrection?
Far from us to claim we represent the «movement», but since you use Mpalothia as «media» broadcast we felt questioned.
You look at «our struggle», so we have taken note.
To be clear we specify that «our struggle» existed before the «movement» and will not end with it, even if the reform of the labor code would be repealed.
Indeed, we do not care about law and we do not care about work. We just wish both to disappear.
Our goal is not to reform or improve capitalism but to destroy it, to wipe out it by fire and by all means everyone deems useful.
A cooperative board game of revolutionary strategy, hidden agendas & 21st century urban rebellion
The story is similar in cities near and far. At first, the protests against a corrupt economy and a violent police force start off small. The government cracks down to crush the movement but their brutality backfires. Thousands of furious people from all walks of life take to the streets in solidarity. The city is quickly engulfed in a vibrant popular rebellion bringing everyday life to a standstill…
Since the democratic state dismantled and wiped out the leftist armed struggle organizations which continued operating once the dictatorship ended in the early 90s, there have been the ideas and practices of horizontality and direct action from revolutionary autonomous environments and related to anarchy – and also the Mapuche resistance, which have positioned themselves as protagonists of radical struggle against Capital, the State and authority in Chile.
From Rewyld STL
First things first, let’s get this on the table:
Yes, absolutely when we say queer we very-much DO mean the obliteration of your “straight” cis-topia of normativity, identity, gender and the politics by which you capture, categorize, catalogue, sanitize, sterilize, hierarchize & domesticate the great throbbing, swarming multitude of anarchic wyld life you oh-so passive aggressively call “humanity”;
An unknown anarchist group has claimed responsibility for an arson attack against a Porsche dealership in the upmarket Athens suburb of Glyfada on July 27, 2015. The blaze caused serious damage to many cars and to the dealership building itself. It took 21 firefighters to extinguish the blaze. The communique claiming responsibility for the attack was posted on Athens Indymedia website. Here are some translated excerpts from the communique:
We're joined by Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley, authors of "Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South." We talk insurrection in the American South, why radical histories matter, and the promise and failure of Fight for Fifteen.
For people in the area, a counterdemo is being organized to resist a KKK rally. Folks are getting together Saturday, July 18th in Columbia, SC to fight fascism.