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Syria: To Live in Revolutionary Time

  • Posted on: 10 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Translator's Introduction to The Formation of Local Councils by Omar Aziz

Omar Aziz, revolutionary anarchist born in Damascus, was a friend and comrade to many and is fondly remembered and deeply missed. His text, The Formation of Local Councils, remains one of the core strategic proposals of the social revolution in Syria. He first published it in late 2011, and then released an expanded and revised version in February 2012 with a new introduction. This present translation offers the introductions to both versions and the full text of the second version. It doesn’t seem that Omar’s intention was to produce a static, finished text -- with his emphasis on adapting to local context and changing conditions, it’s likely he would have continued to revise and change his proposals.

[Video] Anarchist protest in Paris during the presidential election night (France)

  • Posted on: 10 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Whilst the rest of France was trapped within the dilemma between capitalist Macron or fascist Le Pen, in the evening of presidential election night on Sunday May 7th, 2017, when most of french people were waiting to see who's going to rule their lives for them, instead of themselves, anarchists, antifascists and anticapitalists gathered once again to protest with the slogan “No nation, no bosses, No Le Pen, no Macron" (Ni patrie, Ni patron, Ni Le Pen, Ni Macron).

Anarchist Armed Struggle in Rojava and Beyond: An Interview with the IRPGF

  • Posted on: 10 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Insurrection News

1. First of all thanks for agreeing to this interview, it’s most appreciated comrades! To start off with, how many comrades are in the IRPGF, and if you are comfortable answering this, what countries are you all from?

She's young, transgender and an anarchist, and is leading Taiwan's drive to become a digital powerhouse

  • Posted on: 9 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Los Angeles Times

At age 8, Audrey Tang wrote a computer game for her 4-year-old brother to help him learn fractions. At 14, she dropped out of school to start a search-engine company. At 19, she had left Taiwan to work as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. Now, at 36, she is Taiwan’s youngest government minister, charged with jump-starting the island’s stagnating, $130-billion high-tech sector. She is also Taiwan’s first transgender Cabinet minister and, perhaps most remarkable, the only one who describes herself as an anarchist.

Italy – For a Dangerous June

  • Posted on: 8 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

For a Dangerous June, We call for mobilization in the month of June in solidarity with anarchist, revolutionary and rebel individualities
Received and translated:
For a Dangerous June
A text that sums up the ideas expressed during the meetings ‘With our heads held high

State repression is the most important part of the system of dominion and one of its most disgraceful expressions; it doesn’t surprise us that those who are struck most are historically those who don’t let themselves be recuperated by the system of power, i.e. anarchist, revolutionary and rebel individualities.

Support anarchist resistance in Turkey!

  • Posted on: 6 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

The anarchist movement in Turkey is a growing, vibrant, and strong force. Just a few small collectives and papers ten years ago, anarchists are now organized across Turkey and North Kurdistan. With their increasing impact and visibility, anarchists have now become a target of repression as Turkey has slid into war and dictatorship. The Black Rose Anarchist Federation is asking for your support for their struggle for freedom in the face of violence and repression!

Prostitutes’ War Group: Field Action Report #2, South East Asian Region

  • Posted on: 5 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
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04.05.17: Prostitutes, in collaboration with our non-prostitute illegalist comrades, yesterday undertook an action to expropriate the possessions of a high-ranking member of the central Jakarta Military Police. Although this action was not undertaken exclusively by prostitutes, the action was at the initiative of a prostitute. The prostitute’s co-conspirators were so-called “criminals”. (In tribute to their enthusiasm for undertaking the action, the prostitute mentions in admiration that the co-collaborators were ‘instinctual’ anti-authoritarians.

NEWS OF OPPOSITION: March and April 2017

  • Posted on: 4 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis but the derivation of this name is uncertain. The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, “to open”, in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open”, which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of άνοιξη (ánixi) (opening) for spring. Since some of the Roman months were named in honor of divinities, and as April was sacred to the goddess Venus, her Veneralia being held on the first day, it has been suggested that Aprilis was originally her month Aphrilis, from her equivalent Greek goddess name Aphrodite (Aphros), or from the Etruscan name Apru.

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