Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 15:29
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:51
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:29
There are as many perspectives on May Day as there were participants, this is but a
small collection of them.
"This is no longer demonstration management, this has turned into a riot"-Captain Chris Fowler
Submitted by stimulator on Sat, 04/11/2015 - 08:46
To watch this video go to - http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2015/04/11/solidarity-means-tabarnak-q...
This week we look at the student led mobilizations that have rocked the streets of Montreal and Quebec City. From large scale marches, to occupations of university buildings to direct actions, the spring 2015 coalition has re-energized radical organizing in so called Quebec.
Submitted by worker on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:16
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:08
Since the Ferguson decision, we have been flooded with stories about how the overwhelmingly peaceful nation-wide protests against police brutality have been occasionally ruined by looting and property destruction caused by “fringe” elements. In conservative media, the trouble-makers have been generally characterized as parts of the black “criminal” underclass. In the liberal media, the law-breakers have often been characterized as “outside agitators,” “violent political radicals,” and “white anarchists.”
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/04/2015 - 17:07
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —A group of 20 people dressed in black clothing, similar to Black Bloc activists, carried banners promoting violence against police officers, Santa Cruz police said Thursday.
The demonstrators appeared in downtown Santa Cruz a few minutes before midnight on New Year's Eve. One black banner had pink spray paint reading, "MORE DEAD COPS."
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:47
From the initial revolt in Ferguson last August to the demonstrations in Oakland and Berkeley last week, property destruction has been central to a new wave of struggle against police violence. But what does vandalizing businesses have to do with protesting police brutality? Why break windows?
Submitted by worker on Sun, 12/07/2014 - 00:31
Tear gas and smoke bombs scattered protesters during a march that started peacefully in Berkeley, Saturday night.
The skirmish with police began near Addison near Shattuck at about 6:30 p.m. as police and masked protesters faced off. the protesters broke windows along University Ave. near Martin Luther King Blvd., smashed bottles and spray painted graffiti. Others took hammers and smashed ATM machines, and overturned garbage dumpsters.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 21:43
A small pamphlet on police, property, and arson at the local hot-n-ready pizza shop. An argument in defense of indiscriminate property destruction, for those who support the anger in Ferguson but have reservations about riots. Print-formatted PDF download here.
From the opening page: