As Anarchist Radio Berlin we talked with an UK-based prisoner support activist about capitalism and recent changes in judicial law. This concerns especially legal aids and the introduction of so-called "court costs", showing clearly an ever more class-based judicial system.
The purpose of this piece is to better understanding of mass media's relationship to rebels (including anarchists of all stripes), in general as well as in the context of a repressive atmosphere in Bristol. As well as raising local specifics, it hopes to encourage stronger awareness around wider issues of representation and counter-insurgency.
From Strike Mag
We really admire Jon’s contribution to the anarchist cause and thought it would be a great idea to interview him to find out his thoughts on issues such as compromising within the capitalist frameworks aswell as getting an insight into the foundations of the anarcho-punk movement.
If we – as a movement – take step back I don't think it's actually that difficult to see why so many people come to a few meetings and then never return. As I've gotten a bit older and my time is a bit more precious, I find myself getting more easily frustrated with a lot of aspects of anarchist organisations. I don't have kids, but I imagine if I did, all these things would be all the more pressing.
Since 2011, the Informal Anarchist Federation (IAF)—a local division of a much wider, global insurrectionary anarchist group: the Federazione Anarchia Informale—has been carrying out scores of attacks on private property across Bristol, England. Now the cops are out to get them and Bristol's wider activist community is being caught up in the search.
From @ Writers - by Andrew Flood
I’ve written a good deal about both the positive organisational opportunities created by social networking. Here I’m going to look at one of the strong negatives, the intensification and deepening of conflict as a result of online disagreement . This results in fracturing movements even resulting in people unable to be physically in the same space as each other, never mind work together in a sustainable way.
From Open Democracy - by Thomas Swann
Think about where anarchism is talked about on university campuses. Aside from student activism, what comes to mind first is probably departments like anthropology or political science, perhaps also geography, philosophy or history. These academic disciplines have often involved discussions of the pros and cons of the radically democratic and egalitarian practices that make up contemporary and historical anarchist movements.
Anarchists have claimed responsibility for arson attacks on five cars in an affluent area of Bristol, police said.
The vehicles, including a Porsche, were parked in driveways and on the road in Long Ashton when they were set alight at about 04:00 GMT on Tuesday.
Police said it was "sheer luck" nobody was seriously hurt or killed.
Det Ch Insp Andy Bevan said they had been made aware a group was claiming responsibility for the fires online but were keeping an open mind.