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TOTW: 2020 - The year past, the year ahead

all my friends are sinking beneath the waves

Topic of the week - As 2020 comes to a close, let’s take a look back at the ongoing social upheavals worldwide, the inspiring international anarchist actions, some books that have kept you turning the pages, and the music that has been the soundtrack to it all. 2020 has been a year, to say the least.

What have been your favorite anarchist actions, communiques, projects (new and old), and events (IRL & AFK) from this past year? What made them standout? Even though you enjoyed them, do you have a critique to share as well? What about not-specifically-anarchist actions, events, and projects you’ve found inspiring? On the opposite end, do you have a list of embarrassments to the anarchist milieu from this past year? Looking ahead, what anarchist events & projects are you excited about participating in during the new year?

In media, what have been your favorite anarchist and not anarchist books that you’ve read (material released this past year or older)? What made the book important for you? How about music (new and old); and please – at risk of creating a comment thread of lonely YouTube links, add some information and perhaps a little sentiment, so that others may first read about what makes this artist / song appealing to you in 2020.

We’d also like to remember the many anarchist friends we’ve lost this past year: Aragorn!, Karen Smith, Jerimarie Liesegang, Diane Di Prima, Gary Sisco, Gutson Heyres, David Graeber, Alexei Sutuga, Doris Ensinger, Lucio Urtubia Jiménez, Stuart Christie, Mike Lee, Paolo Finzi, and Roberto Ambrosoli.

Here at ANews, we’re glad you’re reading this with us and send our best wishes to friends for an even more tumultuous 2021.

Previous year in review links:

TOTW: 2019 - The year past, the year ahead

TOTW: 2018 - The year past, the year ahead [ether pad link only, pre-ANews crash]