Trouble 20: Inside-Out

  • Posted on: 4 June 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Submedia

Prison is the foundation of state authority and the anchor of capitalist social relations. It’s the baseline threat that coerces us into accepting a daily regimen of exploitation and abuse. It’s a shrine to power and a monument to futility. It’s cameras, motion sensors, and walls of thick concrete wrapped in concertina wire. It’s an ongoing experiment in regimentation and psychology. It’s a sweatshop run on reclaimed slave labour. It’s a forced separation that rips up families and tears loved ones apart. It’s the last shitty stop before you’re deported back to the life you fled. It’s a sprawling job site, where unionized guards earn a living by keeping human beings in cages. It’s a sterile time capsule, where individuals are kidnapped from the present and thrown into limbo for years on end.

These Women Provided Illegal Abortions Before Roe v. Wade. Will Activists Have to Go Underground Again?

  • Posted on: 4 June 2019
  • By: thecollective

from democracy now.

As Roe v. Wade faces unprecedented attacks across the country, we look at the history of a radical underground feminist organization called Jane that provided safe abortions for women despite the procedure being illegal. The story begins in 1969, when a group of women in Chicago set up a hotline to offer counseling and provide abortion services to women in need. To reach the underground feminist abortion service, all you had to do was call a phone number and ask for Jane. The group went on to provide at least 11,000 women with abortions before Roe was decided in 1973. In Part 2 of our discussion, we speak with two former members of Jane: Laura Kaplan and Alice Fox. Laura Kaplan is the author of “The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service.”

Wolfi Landstreicher: Child molestation apologist

  • Posted on: 4 June 2019
  • By: heresydistro

The material contained in this text is gut-wrenching and disturbing. What follows is a critically annotated edition of Apio Ludd / Feral Faun / Wolfi Landstreicher’s Child Molestation vs. Child Love, from his (otherwise celebrated) anthology, Rants, Essays and Polemics. It is a defense of the sexual abuse of children and, ironically, a call to “fight the real child molesters’’ — Landstreicher’s term for parents, schools, and churches. In some parts of the work, it is quite graphic and the reader should tread lightly. Those who have suffered child sexual abuse in the past may want to stop here.

Society is walls that cannot be broken

  • Posted on: 3 June 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

The antisocial madness is spreading within and beyond the walls of society.

This insanity is still our best bet. Let’s understand it very clearly… anarchy ain’t something to make a normal person out of you. Perhaps not even a “sane” person. And much less likely a social winner. You CAN WIN at anarchy but it’s hardly a social win.

How bomb blasts a century ago launched the Red Scare and a raid against Paterson anarchists

  • Posted on: 1 June 2019
  • By: thecollective

From northjersey.com

The explosion hurled the sleeping Morris family of Paterson onto the floor in a tangle of limbs and sheets. It pitched their beds. It shattered windows and propelled paintings from the walls.

It ripped wood boards off the house next door, and sent an upright piano skidding across the floor.

The sound of the blast could be heard outside Paterson City Hall, a mile away. One neighbor told a reporter their houses “rocked like a cradle.”

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Anarchy Bang: Introducing Episode 22: Sex

  • Posted on: 31 May 2019
  • By: anarchybang

From Anarchy Bang

Early 20th Century Anarchists, like Emma Goldman and Emile Armand, yearned for a new sexual liberty: polyamory, bisexuality, nudism, and fluid gender, if desired. This impulse did not come from a shallow hedonism, but from the understanding that sexual freedom is needed for so many decisions about our bodies and how we relate to one another.

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