Anarchist Analysis of Far-Right Hindu Nationalism

  • Posted on: 15 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

From IGD

In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we bring you an interview with Sarang Narasimhaiah, an anti-colonial anarchist, on the rise of Hindu nationalism and the far-Right in India. This ascension has been marked by the coming to power of India’s current prime minster, Narendra Modi, in 2014.

The Brilliant - Episode 100: Revisiting (anarchist)Nihilism

  • Posted on: 13 January 2020
  • By: aragorn

From The Brilliant

Ultimately I am not a nihilist but this might be a de jure vs de facto kind of distinction that people hate hearing people drone on about. No matter how we land on this question the little thing I wrote nearly 20 years ago on the question did force it to be an ongoing concern of mine. The question about whether there is a difference between belief in the good (ie anarchy) and christianity is more important now than ever. Additionally, who does faith in ongoing social change (in a good way) benefit? But the truth is that there have been better, more pithy, less chained critics of activists and other christians than I have been.

This episode we discuss some of these critics and having a balanced approach towards that most anarchist of problems. This is done in a modern context.

I've Got a Bad Feeling About This

  • Posted on: 13 January 2020
  • By: anon (not verified)
I've Got a Bad Feeling About This

Star Wars, Intellectual Property, and Cultural Expropriation
by Peter Gelderloos

To say I am a Star Wars fan would be an understatement. In high school, I could win the Star Wars Trivial Pursuit board game in one turn: I didn't get any answers wrong and kept going around the board until I had collected all the tokens (yeah, not many friends). Of course, as I got older, I realized that the Jungian archetypes, Daoist philosophy, and tale of rebellion against authority that had so enchanted me were mixed in with a democratic storyline of restoring a “rightful” government, along with plenty of racial stereotypes and settler tropes. Nonetheless, it is hard to disavow the fantasy worlds one grows up with. The total conversion of Star Wars into a “franchise” is occasion enough to comment on how we might respond when capitalism eviscerates an imaginary world we love. The kind of cultural resistance I want to explore also offers some tactics for dealing with problematic aspects of the original movies.

Anews Podcast 147 – 1.10.20

  • Posted on: 13 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

From Anews Podcast

p>Welcome to the anews podcast. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week on anarchistnews.org.

sound editing by Greg
editorial by Greg
what’s new was written by Jackie and Greg, and narrated by Chisel and Greg.
Music:
1) Fight Club OST – This Is Your Life
2) CZ – barking
3) Grass Roots feat. Kuntry Twang – edit

TOTW: Niches and Roles and Eco-systems Oh My

  • Posted on: 13 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

This week anews moderation was once again impugned. A member of thecollective brought up that no website can/should try to/will ever satisfy all the people's needs. If a healthy biosphere (to work a metaphor) has multiple options to meet various needs, or brains (to use a different metaphor) after damage can build different connections after to re-enable skills and memories, then what are ways that we can, right now, get our needs met? Or perhaps more clearly stated, how do you use your different anarchist connections differently? How does raddle work for you in ways that anews doesn't, and vice versa?

Far-Left Anarchist to Remain in Custody Until Next Week

  • Posted on: 12 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
Far-Left Anarchist to Remain in Custody Until Next Week

From Hamodia, YERUSHALAYIM, Thursday, January 9, 2020

Far-left radical anarchist Yonatan Pollak will remain in custody until next Wednesday – at his own request, Ha’aretz reported Thursday. According to the report, the court had been prepared to release him, but telling the court that he did not recognize the authority of the court to jail him, he requested that he be held indefinitely in custody, as a “political prisoner.” He has also refused to post a NIS 500,000 bond the court set to release him. The court agreed to keep him in jail until next Wednesday, the report said.

The Final Straw: Perspectives from Iranian Anarchists

  • Posted on: 12 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
The Final Straw: Perspectives from Iranian Anarchists

From The Final Straw Radio

This week on The Final Straw we feature a chat with a translator of the Anarchist Union of Afghanistan and Iran to share perspectives from membership in Iran and abroad about resistance to the regime from within, solidarity from abroad, the impact of US Sabre-rattling.

Roll Call: Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair May 9th-10th 2020

  • Posted on: 9 January 2020
  • By: anon (not verified)

With hysterical excitement, we announce the dates of this year's Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair!

In the midst of two governmental forces flexing with military attacks, we celebrate The Coming Collapse with live music, free vegan food, sobriety, and anarchy on May 9th through the 10th!

Does the lock-step march of industrial expansion, technological dominion, and wage-slavery have you feeling fatigued? Does your heart ache from witnessing the utter failure of leftism and positive politics? Are you fed up with the constant demand of identity politicians?

Children of Fire Initiative Claim Responsibility for Arson Attacks in İzmir & İstanbul

  • Posted on: 9 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

The Children of Fire Initiative have issued a written statement claiming responsibility for a series of arson attacks in the cities of İzmir & İstanbul. Here is a summary of the actions:

On 07.01.2020 we lit a fire in a shopping centre in the Çiğli district of İzmir which caused mass panic and material damage.

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