TOTW: A Life Worth Copying

  • Posted on: 11 December 2017
  • By: SUDS
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Not long ago anarchists were gifted copycats. The autonomist movements of Europe set a prime example of how to take an idea, open it up to participants, and allow for them to experiment and improve on ideas as they went.

The Social Centre Movement was key in imagining anarchist spaces seeking freedom from the status quo, and gave birth not only to the infoshop but also to the DIY movement, and longer-lasting experiments like Christiania.

Chile: New Message from Anarchist Prisoners Nataly Casanova and Juan Flores as the End of the ‘Bombs Case 2’ Trial Approaches

  • Posted on: 12 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

via insurrection news

A new approach to individuals in permanent conflict with power and comrades in solidarity anywhere in the world.

More than 3 years of our imprisonment and more than 8 months of oral trial for the so-called ‘Bombs Case 2’.

The time spent in prison emphasizes at each moment the meaning of the life that we consciously choose since we feel the need to confront this reality of extermination and devastation with its relations of power and submission, in order to truly live, we unavoidably approach some kind of conclusion…

Reacting to Reactions to Reactions: a review of Angela Nagle’s Kill All Normies

  • Posted on: 12 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

from godsandradicals.org

While social justice activists have gotten quite good at shaming those with subtly different views from their own, all their internet crusades combined will never match what the alt-right has shown that it can do–and is more than willing to do–to its chosen enemies.

From Rhyd Wildermuth, a review of Kill All Normies, by Angela Nagle

Reflections on Anarchist Organising

  • Posted on: 12 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

via Freedom News

In his latest column, Jon Bigger reflects on grassroots anarchist organising.

Living on a university campus means I come into contact with lots of people interested in politics for the first time. Some have never heard of anarchism and others have a very slim knowledge of what it is. It’s slightly different from meeting and discussing anarchism with people in their mid 20s onwards, who think they do know what anarchism is and are waiting to have a nice long discussion where they try to prove you wrong.

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Turkey: Kurdish anarchist caught up in Gülenist purge

  • Posted on: 12 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The pro-government press reports about anarchist İshak Tayak are full of lies!

Our friend İshak has been arrested as a member of the Islamic, pro-capitalist Gülen movement. In the pre-dawn hours of October 2, special ops police raided his Istanbul home, where they beat him before taking him into custody. İshak, a Kurdish self-identified anarchist and atheist, was later charged with downloading a messaging app used by the movement called Bylock in 2014.

How to destroy our own movements

  • Posted on: 12 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
How to destroy our own movements

The London Anarchist Bookfair brouhaha continues.

In an editorial titled How to destroy our own movements anarchist and author of Chomsky's Politics Milan Rai uses his role as editor of Peace News to frame the widely discussed dispute at this year's London Anarchist Bookfair as a Free Speech conflict.

Waging the War on Christmas: King Mob and the Battle of Selfridges

  • Posted on: 11 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

By late 1966 Situationist-inspired theory and praxis began to manifest across Western Europe and North America. In the USA the cultural interventions and publishing done by the Up Against the Wall Motherfucker (UAW/MF) affinity group echoed many themes considered Situationist. The artist, minor Bakunin scholar, and major league trouble maker Ben Morea is just one notable example of the type that was attracted to the Motherfuckers.

Anarkismo Network: Statement of the general meeting

  • Posted on: 11 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

European sections of the platformist international have issued a joint declaration on the state of the movement following last month’s gathering in Genoa. Launched in 2005, Anarkismo consists of groups which agree with an editorial statement and tends to promote organised engagement with existing mass movements such as large trade unions, in an attempt to push them towards more syndicalist and anarchist methodologies. The 2017 statement is as follows:

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