While there have been some headlines and first person accounts of the Rojava region and the politics therein, there has been little analysis that is explicitly anarchist. That is grounded in the big modern questions about how can international solidarity occur in a space where most anarchists feel powerless (at home) and where ISIS, NATO, Turkey, and the PKK are all propagandizing.
Greece: Activists intervene at a big concert with massive banner and red flares, in solidarity to "Vila Zografou Squat" in Athens, Greece, currently under the threat of eviction.
Heavy rains in the lower plains of the muddy Missouri river valley are washing out roads and flooding the low bases of the bluffs. All month long we've helped the work along by further weakening multiple spots of the BNSF tracks heavily traveled by southbound coal trains. Our reward came quicker than expected when reports of 31 coal cars derailed in a stretch of the Mace Creek region of northwest Missouri. BNSF spokespeople have said part of the track was removed and will impact rail traffic for days. This is not enough.
From Go Fund Me
The Blood Orange Infoshop is a collective of artists and activists who believe in the transformative potential of Do-It-Yourself culture and radical political intervention. We collaborate to provide an all ages, non-commercial, space for art exhibits, performances and free education. BOIS is committed to organizing a public venue that is non-hierarchical, drug and alcohol free, all ages, inclusive, and free of oppression.
The last few years have seen an increasing wave of repression against Anarchists and other radicals, here in Spain, best characterized by the police operations Pandora and Piñata. Acting in response to movements, uprisings and upheavals across the country, particularly in Cataluña, the state has arrested dozens of comrades, often under the pretext of anti-terrorism. The result has been to foster a climate of fear and in-action.
From Sean Swain
My name is Sean Swain and I'm speaking to you from a payphone at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville Ohio, the site of the longest prisoner uprising in US history*. I currently reside in the block where that uprising began, L5 and my cell still has the scorch marks on the walls from more than twenty years ago. I think the authorities leave the burn marks to remind all of us prisoners that they won.
Inter Arma received and translated:
THE HUNGER STRIKE OF THE CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE WAS VICTORIOUS
Today is a day that a crack in the walls of the imprisoned world around us has opened. After 32 days of hunger strike, the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos and the girlfriend of the latter will soon pass the exit of prison, free again…