terrorism

FRR Audibooks: ITS Communiques 3+4 and Buffo the Clown!

  • Posted on: 14 May 2017
  • By: Dirtroll

Free Radical Radio is on a fucking roll and we won't stop until our rock hits the bottom, at which point we will push it back up this mountain, or maybe another one!

We continue the Individualists Tending Toward The Wild recording series with communiques 3 and 4, and we also bring you Buffo the Clown by Angela Carter!

Spain: Monica and Francisco sentenced to 12 Years

  • Posted on: 30 March 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

It was just announced that Monica and Francisco, two comrades arrested in Barcelona in November, 2013, and accused of terrorism, just a couple years after being fully acquitted of similar charges in Chile, have been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, after having already been locked up over two years awaiting trial.

As if fallen from heaven: Be they “moderate” or “extremist” – against all gods, against all masters

  • Posted on: 28 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

13th November 2015, some madmen of God descend from their heavens in Paris and aim at crowds, slaughtering around 130 people. Some days before, two of them explode in a Shiite neighbourhood in Beirut, killing more than 40. Few weeks before that they blow themselves up during a demonstration in Ankara, leaving 102 dead. This is terror. Even the toughest ones are forced to admit that this time they are afraid. Afraid to be in the wrong place at the wrong time the next time it happens. Afraid to lose a close one to such a fortuitous death.

CrimethInc./Lundimatin: The French 9/11

  • Posted on: 16 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

A dialogue with members of the French news source Lundimatin comparing the aftermath of September 11, 2001 with the situation in France today. For more background on the situation in France, read our Letter from Paris; for our perspective on how this relates to the so-called migrant crisis, read The Borders Won’t Protect You, But They Might Get You Killed.

Anarchy in the USA

  • Posted on: 24 November 2015
  • By: thecollective

At the end of April 1995, with just under a year left in the Unabomber’s nearly two-decades-long campaign of antitechnology violence, the New York Times published excerpts from a letter by the still-unknown, unnamed Ted Kaczynski in which he promised to “permanently desist from terrorist activities” if the Times or another nationally read publication printed his manifesto. The letter, like all of Kaczynski’s writing, was almost biblical in its moral pronouncements: technology is evil. The people who make technology are evil. Evil people deserve to die. People took from this only that the Unabomber was some kind of technophobe or Luddite or something—someone who hated modernity—and to get a more nuanced opinion, the Times sent a reporter to Eugene, Oregon, to interview a guy named John Zerzan.
Even then, Zerzan was probably the highest-profile anarchist in America. He was a fifty-two-year-old who earned his living as a babysitter. He lived in a housing co-op and didn’t own a credit card (even after computers became mainstream, Zerzan did most of his writing by hand). In appearance and temperament, he looked and sounded like Tommy Chong: a bearded baritone you could picture singing “Up in Smoke” while driving around with a doobie the size of a hot dog. If it weren’t for his two published collections of essays, Elements of Refusal and Future Primitive, Zerzan would have passed as another baby boomer with an aversion to adulthood. But in his writing, Zerzan espoused what is arguably the most extreme political philosophy on the planet: that the problem behind all the other problems—war, famine, disease, the environment—is civilization itself, and that the solution is to blow it up and start again.

Ex-Worker podcast #40: Struggles Against White Supremacy and Police Since Ferguson

  • Posted on: 4 September 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Crimethinc

It’s been a year since rage over Michael Brown’s murder catalyzed an anti-racist and anti-police rebellion that spread from Ferguson around the country. How can anarchists interpret the trajectory of the struggles against white supremacy that have unfolded over the last year? In Episode 40, we discuss the current state of police violence and both institutional and autonomous white supremacy, alongside an analysis of how anti-racist and anti-police resistance developed from Ferguson to Baltimore to South Carolina. A listener weighs in on the risks of militarism, from the Iron Column in the Spanish Civil War to the militias in Rojava today. Comrades from Korea share updates on state repression and issue an exciting call for international solidarity, and Clara and Alanis discuss the politics of the term “terrorism” and how to undertake assertive resistance to state repression without resorting to sports metaphors. {September 3rd, 2015}

Tarnac: The Terrorist Threat and Lessons from Tarnac

  • Posted on: 10 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Translated editorial from Le Monde

Tied up for seven years in the twists and turns of an incoherent investigation, the Tarnac affair risks becoming a policing fiasco and a political farce. Which has only made it all the more instructive.

Since November 2008, eight people who were living in the village of Tarnac in Corrèze have stood accused of “participation in a criminal association for the purpose of planning a terrorist act”. Members of the anarchist and autonomous movements (1) and authors of “The Coming Insurrection”, a radical text published in 2007, several of them are suspects in the sabotage of five high-speed rail lines in the fall of 2008 where steel rods were hung from power lines. Their leader, Julien Coupat, was held in custody for six months before being released.

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