International

Latin American Anarchism: The Re-Emergence of a Viable Current

  • Posted on: 2 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

Latin American Anarchism is a forthcoming book scheduled for release in December 2017 by AK Press. Written by Argentinian philosopher and author Angel Cappelletti and translated by the US based Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, the work includes an introduction by Black Rose/Rosa Negra members Romina Akemi and Javier Sethness-Castro. This new translation offers a country-by-country overview of anarchism’s social and political achievements in fourteen Latin American countries and is the first book length history of it’s kind published in English. Below we offer an excerpt of the introduction and hope that this will spark your interest.

Audio Interview: What Made the G20 Protests Possible?

  • Posted on: 1 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

An interview with Cole, a member of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation from Boston, giving his first hand account of the G20 Hamburg protests. He recently authored the piece “What Made Large Scale Resistance Possible at the G20 in Hamburg?” In this interview Cole gives a brief introduction to Black Rose, goes into detail on what made these protests possible, tactics used and the what these protests might mean for future organizing.

325 : The ”tough” bitches

  • Posted on: 31 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Anti-social Evolution by Archegonos

This is what todays humanistic world has created, some ”tough” bitches, bitching behind computers and words, in this way, hiding their weakness and patheticality as organisms. They are only ”personalities”, they see themselves as ”individualities”, they are the highest essence of Christ. ”I am a total Spirit, I am not afraid of anyone, I don’t recognize other powers, I am completely severed from the physical and the natural reality, I have my ideology, I am free!”. Individualism for them is the recycling of the gospel of Christ as an answer to authority. So a heavenly constructed ideal against a natural physical reality. It is not the realistic, tactical individualism. It is a humanist spiritual value. Egoist values and such, you know! Because egoism doesn’t describe a natural condition, no it is an ideology with content! You need guides such as ”How to be the best egoist you can!” or ”Be the better egoist (human spirit)”. And of course only the Light of Anarchy can teach us these.

Venezuelan Anarchist framed, detained and tortured by Maduro’s police

  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Sharp and Pointed (translated from the original in Spanish)

(We received this a few days ago from our Venezuelan comrades connected with El Libertario. It begins with a note from our compañeros/as announcing a series of pieces on the current rebellion and repression — arrests, beatings, and torture — of anarchist and other protesters by the “leftist” Maduro regime, and expressing thanks to those who spread this information.

G20 in Hamburg: These were days of revolt

  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

During the days of the summit of the G20, thousands of people flooded the streets of Hamburg with their anger about the cops` violence and the world that they protect. Already during the week before, there was no uncertainty around the cops’ will to confront every sign of protest or resistance with zero tolerance. During the demo on Thursday evening, they made their position clear once again, attacking the front of the demo from the first minute it started. The cops obviously and viciously embraced the possibility of potentially even lethal injuries, when they pushed and kettled the front block of the demo into a very narrow, canyon-like part of the Hafenstraße, bordered on the sides by brick walls. They caused panic, hitting, kicking, pepper-spraying, firing tear gas and shooting water canons from the front and the sides. Many people sought to flee over the walls on the sides, a lot of people got hurt – but you could also see impressive moments of solidarity, people helping each other up the wall, whilst others attacked the cops from above and brave and calm front rows defended the demo from the cops attacks, taking a serious beating.

First, a Symbol of Occupy Wall Street. Then He Waded Into Syria.

  • Posted on: 13 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The New York Times

Robert Grodt was a volunteer medic at the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, when he pulled Kaylee Dedrick, who had just been pepper-sprayed in the face, out of the crowd to treat her.

The pair quickly hit it off, and when video of Ms. Dedrick being sprayed in the face captured the world’s attention, the spotlight turned to their budding romance.

Ex-diplomat Carne Ross: the case for anarchism

  • Posted on: 9 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From the Guardian

If you were to play a game of word association with the term “anarchism” what would be the likely responses? Perhaps the anarchy sign, with the capital A over a circle. Black flags. The turn-of-the-century bombers immortalised by Joseph Conrad in The Secret Agent. Or maybe Johnny Rotten singing Anarchy in the UK.

What it would be unlikely to evoke is the image of an English diplomat, a veteran of the Foreign Office and the United Nations, a man schooled in the subtle arts of negotiation and persuasion.

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