From Anarchists Worldwide, Istanbul, Turkey
An armed action was carried out by the HBDH (Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement) militia on December 4th, 2019 at 00:35hrs against the uniformed fascist forces, the enemy of the people – the police, who were carrying out regular patrols in Sefaköy, Istanbul. One police vehicle was hit by our militia and as a result of our action, the police quickly chose to flee the area.
The webpsite of the GdP (a German union of the police) got hacked today. An anarchist communique and the Hambi banner have been placed on it. It will be linked below. (Note from Anarchists Worldwide- since this article was originally posted, the defacement hack of the GdP webiste has been fixed)
"We are facing a powerful and ruthless enemy who respects nothing or no one. That doesn't respect the lives of humans, that doesn't respect our heroes. " The sentence is repeated several times by the President of the Republic, this time in a previous action of the police. ---- FEAR is one of the most powerful weapons in power, so they continue to promote a climate of paranoia to demobilize and divide the oppressed. ---- The state redoubled its efforts to pass its "anti-hooded law." Piñera points to anarchists, the Barras Bravas and drug traffickers as a coordinated triad to unleash violence by trying to mix water and oil, but this is chemically impossible. ---- The communication plan is to exceed the looting of small stores, offering a great journalistic coverage. They hit the owners' tears key to the point of exhaustion to heighten the drama, that is, the capitalist press releases a powerful emotional charge to delegitimize the Social Uprising.
from the independent
Alan Moore, the self-proclaimed “anarchist” who wrote the Watchmen comic books, has announced he will be voting for the first time in 40 years.
Ahead of the election in 2017, Moore threw his support behind Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, but said he was refusing to vote as he “prefers direct political action and comment without an elected intermediary”.
From Anarchy Bang
This is the end. Not the end of talking, of course, but the end of this particular project of trying to talk at and with people. Especially about anarchism. Especially with phones. But mostly the project exceeded the format and the audience and excitement build as much as we could have reasonable expected given how niche our project was. This was particularly funny when we got callers who had no idea what anarchism is.
This week we are pleased to present a paper given at the 2019 north american anarchist studies network that took place this year in Atlanta Georgia by e ornelas who presents a thoroughly de-colonial reading of Ursula K. LeGuin’s novel The Word for World is Forest. The paper is entitled “If You Wait, It Is We That Will be Burned: Exploring Violence and Resistance in Ursula LeGuins The Word for World is Forest”. You can find the full text of this book up at the anarchist library. This book of LeGuin’s was written in the early 1970s and was first published as part of the anthology “Again, Dangerous Visions” and subsequently published as a separate novella as part of LeGuin’s Hainish Cycle, to be read in a loose trilogy with her other novels “The Dispossessed” and “Left Hand of Darkness”. As e ornelas states in their paper, this novella is not among LeGuin’s most popular but carries very strong anti-colonial and anti-militaristic overtones which was in part a reaction to the invasion of Vietnam by US imperialist forces, also called the Resistance War Against America, which occurred from 1955-1975 and whose traumas and repercussions can be felt and seen to this day.
It’s not surprising no one heard about this. On October 27, 2019, a group of anarchists crept through the night in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk and placed an explosive device beneath a mobile cell-tower. It was detonated remotely, nobody was injured, and the tower was completely destroyed. In a leaflet scattered after the bombing, the anarchists explain that “this was done to draw the attention to the inhuman tortures in the basements of the MGB (Ministry of State Security of “Donbass People’s Republic”). Abuses and tortures with electric wires in the “people’s” republics has become an everyday normality.” Undoubtedly, the Russian FSB assumed these anarchists were CIA agents. However much they might wish this to be true, they’re incorrect. The bombers were indeed anarchists.