Nothing can close the window of mass disaffection opened by the revolt in Ferguson. The unending tide of criticisms leveled against the insurrectional movement, the pacifiers in the left-wing and “community” organizations, the National Guard and the resurgent fascist grassroots have given a staccato structure to the rebellions, but have so far failed to stamp them out completely. No falsehood can reverse the intoxicating effects of the truth.
From MTL Counter-info
Last week, the police murdered Jean-Pierre Bony in Montreal-Nord, yet another black person assassinated by the agents of white supremacy. Wednesday night, the day of the birthday of Fredy Villanueva – assassinated by the police in 2008 and avenged by two nights of riots in Montreal-Nord – a demonstration in response to the murder of Jean-Pierre Bony turned into a riot against the police.
Hundreds of protesters, anarchists, antifashists rioted in the French city of Nantes on last saturday 20th of february
Showering the city with smoke barrels and paint bombs in defiance of the state of emergency, which was extended by the French parliament for another three months.
Waving red-and-black anarchist banners set off fireworks, threw paint and smoke bombs at bank facades, as they rampaged through Nantes on Saturday.
From Impromtu Action
There has been a lot of issues popping up recently. Most recently, with Rachel Dolezal who, while identifying as trans-racial, also took the position of an NAACP leader in Seattle and more recently, the Charleston, South Carolina shooting. This analysis will try to address the issues of trans-racial politics in the face of impending civilization which inherently has constructed racial constructs and gender roles.
A communique from Impromptu Action was recently published to our blog at https://impromptuaction.wordpress.com that discussed the inevitable outcome of elections; that nothing will change. A progressive leftist, conservative, leftist and a centrist are opting for the candidacy. All of them are sure to be backstabbers. We maintain the position that whoever is elected we should let the riot never stop.
This exclamation is highly representative of the activism that has flourished in the suburbs of Stockholm these past years. In this case, it comes from Megafonen (‘The Megaphone’), a grass-roots activist group founded by young people in the Stockholm suburb Husby in 2008, around the principles of democracy, welfare, community, work and education. The state, says Megafonen here, no longer lives up to its proper function, which would be to ensure the material well-being of people through housing policies. The ambivalence of this perspective is already clear in the nostalgic reference to the heyday of Swedish social-democratic welfare, represented by the state housing policy which led to the construction of ‘1 million flats’ between 1965 and 1974.
No matter who is elected, we must never stop rioting. Even if every most promising progressive gets elected or every most disconcerting conservative gets elected, we must set the streets on fire. The argument about voting or not voting is useless. Anarchists have historically focused their efforts on direct action or direct democracy and progressive reforms have only redirected revolutionary potential into institutional squabbles. Let this year be the year that the riots started and never stopped.