Starting yesterday evening and into today Hamilton Police Services (HPS) have begun to harass those who were involved in the events that took place at Hamilton Pride. We are not referring to the hateful and exceedingly aggressive bigots who attacked folks, but those who defended themselves and other queers at Pride. As the police talk about “imminent arrests”, they are not targeting (or at least not exclusively targeting) the far-right chauvinists who instigated a fight, but those queers from the community who faced the brunt of their violence.
From Anarchy Bang
About 17 years ago I made a proposal. Rather than saying that "do nothing" should be a call to leisure. I called for destruction for its own sake and without the lock-in of historical determinism or even a declaration of an end game. My thought, at the time and now, is that there is no end game when it comes to politics and that a bit of destruction, or nihilism would be a nice palatte cleanser. Time has changed and politics, of the reform away the bad variety, is more popular than ever so it's a great time to revisit nihilism by the small definition I prefer and the big definition that seems to appeal to a new school of kids who basically mean social media mob rules. What worked and what did not insofar as nihilism goes. Is anything worth revisiting. This week includes Damo in house, Ian on the horn, and who knows who else?
In July of last year, we began the translation of Tomás Ibáñez’s Anarquismo es movimiento/Anarchism is movement. In the same month, we concluded the translation of the essay’s central chapters. With this post, we bring the labour to a conclusion, with the translation of the extensive addenda that close the argument.
From Dog Section Press By Benjamin Zephaniah
I got political after I suffered my first racist attack at the age of seven. I didn’t understand any political theory, I just knew that I had been wronged, and I knew there was another way. A few years later, when I was fifteen a marked police car pulled up to me as I walked in Birmingham in the early hours of the morning, three cops got out of the car, they pushed me into a shop doorway, then they beat me up. They got back into their car, and drove off as if nothing had happened. I had read nothing about policing policy, or anything on so-called law and order, I just knew I had been wronged. When I got my first job as a painter, I had read nothing on the theory of working class struggles or how the rich exploited the poor, but when my boss turned up every other day in a different supercar, and we were risking our lives up ladders and breathing in toxic fumes, I just knew I had been wronged.
06-18-2019 [audio] Some dates/anniversaries of note (e.g. 6-18-99 anarchist eruption in Eugene). Heat waves, permafrost going fast. Rhinos, seals, insects, etc. also going fast. Brain-eating amoebas in New Jersey. Shooting of the week, (Lion Share Fund) ad of the week. Grid ever more vulnerable, undependable. Time for healing? Resistance news. Virtual celebrity, health slippages. Tech companies to lose trillions soon to cool off servers. One call.
"Black Blossoms At The End Of The World"
by Invecchiare Selvatico
(the unedited version)
“Well, the sun is settin’…our ship has sailed…we missed the train…the show is over…time to throw in the towel…yes, doom is upon us” says a boy in a strangely cold and ambivalently detached tone.
“But if you think like that, son, we’ve already lost. You might as well just go to sleep or join the circus” replies an obviously disappointed man with a weathered face framed by graying hair.
Dozens of electric bikes of the BiciMad company were sabotaged in the centre of Madrid throughout the whole month of May. Not much to it, by cutting the electric cable the bike is put out of use. Sabotage against the structure of the city is quite simple.
The pacified, ordered, commodified, big data city of control, raids, the smart-city, city of exploitation and misery, the city as centre of accumulation of power… is vulnerable! Its infrastructures and transport networks also!
This week might just be the most polemic episode of Coffee with Comrades yet! After talking about social media under a capitalist mode of economics, Pearson and Mel diagnose some of the problems with new media on the left (and with podcasts, in particular.) Afterward, Pearson and Mel outline a number of practical, material solutions to these dilemmas that can begin to build revolutionary infrastructure right here, right now.