In solidarity with the sudan revolution

  • Posted on: 11 June 2019
  • By: thecollective

A call of solidarity from a comfortable distance may seem impotent against the violence of the repression being waged against the sudanese rebellion. And yet in our weakness, we cannot but, with words, express our desire to see the rebellion resist and create a world beyond that which up until recently seemed seemed to be a fated destiny.

Even in the face of so much terror being thrown against the uprising, there is an undoubted courage and beauty in this rebellion, in all rebellion.

Fire Ant Journal: Anarchist Prisoner Voices

  • Posted on: 10 June 2019
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw Radio

In this June 11th special, we’re releasing an interview with some anarchist prisoners in the so-called U.S. and some of the folks who support them. June 11th, for people who don’t know, is a day of solidarity with Marius Mason and other long term anarchist prisoners. You can find bits of the history of the importance of the date up at crimethinc.com and interviews with and about anarchist prisoners up at our website and at june11.org . The framing of this special is to focus on a publishing project currently being undertaken inside and outside of the prisons that many long-term anarchist prisoners in the so-called U.S. participate in called Fire Ant.

TOTW: Difference

  • Posted on: 10 June 2019
  • By: thecollective

Some of my least favorite recurring comments on this site are the ones which boil down to “why are you posting this here?” While it may sound innocuous, it’s an attempt to browbeat some kind of consensus about what’s appropriate or not to post on this site. The idea behind the question is “I don’t agree with this and therefore don’t wish to see it.”

“We of this bread will not eat any more”: Anarchist Prisoners in Italy on Hunger Strike

  • Posted on: 7 June 2019
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw Radio

Hunger Striking Anarchist Prisoners in Italy

In this minisode special, Bursts spoke with an anarchist comrade in Rome about the hunger strike initiated on May 29th by Anna and Silvia, two anarchists rounded up in police actions (Anna in Operazione Scripta Manent and Silvia in Operazione Scintilla) and still facing trial for accusations of participating in direct action against the state and its borders. The hunger strike is against the solitary nature of their incarceration and it’s impacts on other prisoners.

Goodbye, Cascadia: A Retrospective on a Political Mistake

  • Posted on: 7 June 2019
  • By: thecollective

That, I suppose, is the best practical summary of Cascadia as a movement: ‘basically good sorts… just deeply misguided’. The simple fact of the matter is that Cascadian sentiment is common among much of the left of the PNW. Nationalism is a pervasive enough idea that anything close enough to it gets sucked in and becomes it — nationalism is the black hole of ideas. We live in such a nationalistic era and place that even the anti-nationalists become nationalists — merely of a different, stranger, and perhaps less dangerous sort.

Anarchy Bang: Introducing Episode 23 - Second Wave Anarchy

  • Posted on: 7 June 2019
  • By: anarchybang

From Anarchy Bang

In this episode we will discuss the ways that anarchy has changed in the past 50 years. How our desire for a different world expresses itself in counter-culture, in protest the size of a city, a neighborhood, and a crew rather than the world, and in self-identity rather than mass. This episode will begin a specific framing for this project (Anarchy Bang) to test the limits of what is and is not Second Wave Anarchy.

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2019 Montreal Anarchist Bookfair Panel w/ From Embers, Solecast, Intersection'elle & The Rebel Beat

  • Posted on: 6 June 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Solecast

This episode of the Solecast is a re-air from Podcast panel at the 2019 Montreal Anarchist Bookfair.  This panel was hosted by Mugs and its participants were From Embers, Rebel Beat / Changing On The Fly, Intersection’elle, and myself.  We discussed anarchist podcasts in general, their role in the movement, Channel Zero, and the sort of feedback we have gotten from our projects.  The conversation took some interesting philosophical turns as we talked about privacy, identity and alienation, among other subjects.  We also got some great questions from people in the audience about prison abolition, starting a new podcast and how to handle the feedback and permission of interviewees.   Much love to the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair for inviting us in for this awesome discussion and for its amazing work keeping this vital infrastructure going for 20 years! 

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