TOTW: Inspirations from the Anarchist Milieu

A recent Anews Topic of the Week explored "Embarrassments of the anarchist Milieu" and, unsurprisingly, the engagement with the topic was largely successful. [...] This week, however, we're looking to discuss the flip side of the 'embarrassments topic' and explore inspirational happenings from within the anarchist milieu.

Intelligence Report on “Extremism” Equates Anarchists With Right-Wing Militias

Intelligence Report on “Extremism” Equates Anarchists With Right-Wing Militias

From Truthout by Kristian Williams

Mainstream Democrats are in a hawkish mood when it comes to “domestic terrorism.” That is bad news for the left.

Immediately upon taking office, President Biden “tasked the director of national intelligence, in coordination with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, with compiling a comprehensive threat assessment on violent domestic extremism,“ according to The Washington Post. This request was prompted by the right-wing attack on the Capitol on January 6.

Italian poet-anarchist Sante Notarnicola thought he was Robin Hood

By Alan Howe, The Australian
April 3, 2021

Sante Notarnicola. Anarchist, poet. Born Taranto, Italy, December 15, 1938; died Bologna, Italy, March 22, aged 82.

Sante Notarnicola is dead. Maybe not such a bad thing. Notarnicola couldn’t decide if he was an anarchist or a communist, and seems to have spent his life suspended between both while imagining himself to be a poet.

Communique from 325 Collective on the Repressive Attack upon International Counter-Information

"There must be a re-energization of the international counter-information network, to once again become a threat internationally, after the repressive reaction that seeks to isolate anarchists from each other, not just around the world but even locally."

From Act for Freedom Now, UK

On 29.03.21 the Dutch police raided the data center that holds the nostate.net server, seizing the server itself as part of a criminal investigation into ‘terrorism’. Nostate.net is a collective that provided a platform for international movement websites from prisoner solidarity groups, multiple campaign collectives, anti-summit pages and international counter-information. Significant sites that used nostate.net as a platform that have been targeted by this repressive attack by the Dutch police are Anarchist Black Cross Berlin, Montreal Counter-Info, Northshore Counter-Info, Act For Freedom Now! (now re-activated on noblogs.org https://actforfree.noblogs.org/) and 325.

Our Hatred for the Police Will Bring Us Together

via CrimethInc.

It is the beginning of April and the mental impact of the lockdown has become even more surreal as the seasons change. The acts of resistance over the past few weeks have been both beautiful and terrifying. Meanwhile, the government continues to restrict our freedoms while opening Greece to tourists and business—in spite of infection rates averaging between 3000 and 4000 cases of COVID-19 a day, putting Greece third to last in the EU in terms of managing the crisis. In the following report, we describe the conclusion of the hunger strike of Dimitris Koufontinas, the clashes of March 9, and more.

It’s Time to Help the Lucy Parsons Center

from Center for a Stateless Society

by Eric Fleischmann

The Lucy Parsons Center—originally opened as the Red Book Store in 1969 in Central Square, Cambridge but later renamed after the famed anarcho-communist and labor-organizer—is a non-profit, independent, cooperative radical bookstore and activist community center located in Jamaica Plain, Boston. As they write on their website: for years, the Center…

Friction Statement

From The Crypto Liberationist, at the intersection of anarchism & emerging financial technology

Introduction: What to Wear to a Fire Sale

We’ll take as a starting point that the current financial system is flailing. The dollar–that symbol par excellence of the USA’s projection of global power– is going the way of Rome’s old money; it will have less and less clout as the empire backing it declines. It’s been a neat trick that the global financial system, so dependent on US hegemony, has survived this long (and, as its defenders enthuse–with such resilience!) But to take a real look at the world? Post-Covid, post-Trump, post-summer-of-protests? Nothing has been solved; all of the problems exposed over the past year remain and are indeed intensifying. Headaches for the poor, headaches for the rich, a useless ibuprofen for everyone.

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