TOTW: Animal friends

No pets, no masters!

Topic of the week - Our everyday lives are often touched in someway by animals. Throughout time, the human / animal relationship has been intertwined with the earliest cave paintings depicting animals and many creation myths incorporating animals as main participants. On the opposite end, animals have experienced the sheer brute force of sharing a world with humans. This week we’re taking a look at animals / pets and the relationship to your anarchist life.

Olympia: Reflections from the Frog House Squat & MSM article

Olympia: Reflections from the Frog House Squat & MSM article

From Puget Sound Anarchists

What follows is the reflections of one individual Frog House Defender.

Frog House has fallen and is in the hands of the enemy, but the struggle is far from over. We hope our failure will be the stepping stone to our and others future success.

The Oystercatcher #18, on Immediatism podcast

The Oystercatcher #18, on Immediatism podcast

Enjoy these four recordings of pieces from the latest issue of The Oystercatcher journal, which is full of gorgeous surrealist art not able to be represented through the podcast medium. charred discusses the condition and situation of being a settler in Beyond the Ecology of Presence: Being Anarchists on Indigenous Lands. Steven Cline celebrates chaos and challenges language in the surprising piece, Amok. Guy Girard describes the state of policing in Paris in Everybody Hates the Police!

This Is America #141

from It's Going Down

This Is America #141: Mass Action Against Line 3; Sean Swain and June 11th

On this episode, first we bring you an interview with Lauren Swain, the partner of anarchist prisoner Sean Swain who currently has launched a campaign in order to help them hopefully transition out of prison later this summer. We discuss Swain’s case and his amazing life, his journey to anarchist politics, and the repression he has faced as a politicized prisoner.

Fire Ant #9

Write an anarchist prisoner today!

via Bloomington Anarchist Black Cross

Fire Ant: Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity #9

Issue #9 is a special June 11th edition. It features an article about Eric King, an update from Sean Swain, a letter about Prison Lives Matter by Jennifer Rose, a piece by Comrade Z, explorations of prisoner support by Peter Werbe and someone from the Anarchist Black Cross, and the 2021 June 11th statement.

At Natascia’s side

from Malacoda

At Natascia’s side – Who struggles is never alone! Solidarity gathering at the prison of Vigevano (Italy, June 13, 2021)

Natascia has been in preventive detention for over two years. In mid-March she was transferred from the High Security 3 section of Piacenza to that of Santa Maria Capua Vetere, in the province of Caserta. In that prison, she is treated in a totally arbitrary manner, partially reminiscent of 41 bis [the harshest and most restrictive prison regime in Italy]: no more than four books are allowed in the cell, CDs are forbidden, two phone calls per month, video interviews are halved, parcels are opened and searched. The punitive nature of this transfer and the further estrangement from her affections and her lawyer is obvious, but Natascia resists with strength and determination.

Attack on Giannis Dimitrakis

via Enough14

Greece: About the mafia-style attack on anarchist comrade Giannis Dimitrakis in Domokos prison

Greece. On 24 May 2021, anarchist fighter G. Dimitrakis was murderously attacked with multiple blows to the head by a group of prisoners in Domokos prisons where he is currently being held. Following the attack, Giannis was transferred to the hospital of Lamia in a critical condition. Eight days on, although our comrade has escaped the danger to his life, the damage done is still very serious. Giannis’s strength and mental vigor make us optimistic that he will also come out of this battle victorious.

43. THE SAND BOOK

from Doomer V Bloomer

In this episode we talk about (okay, mostly complain about) the anti-civilization and anti-utopian pamphlet: Desert by Anonymous. Is this a doomer text, or can both bloomer and doomer agree that it goes too far? We tried to be fair with our critiques but sectarianism got the better of us and we engage in some shit talking, please forgive us.

Poly and Other Relationships, on Immediatism

Immediatism has been looking at relationships and how anarchist views, and ways of talking about relationships, have changed over time. This was done by reading all of the following pieces in chronological order, followed by a piece translated by Seaweed as an encore. Here, you have Emma Goldman and Voltairine de Cleyre to compare with Clemence x Clementine and Andie Nordgren.

Anarchist Zines Published in May

from Sprout Distro

Anarchist Zines & Pamphlets Published in May

The following zines were published in the broad anarchist space over the past month. We encourage folks to read, discuss, debate, and circulate the zines they find relevant. We have heard of folks using these round-ups as a way of staying informed, as the basis for sending mailings to prisons, and for reading groups.

Update from Jennifer Rose

Write an anarchist prisoner today!

from June 11th

I’m always busy answering a stack of mail, reading books/zines, and pursuing my legal campaign for Executive Clemency/commutation of sentence, and to challenge the unfair parole denial and housing discrimination. I recently hired the National Clemency Project to help prepare my commutation application packet. I need support letters!

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