Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Anarchist?: Rejecting Left Unity and Raising Hell in Radical Geography

  • Posted on: 13 February 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

by Simon Springer, Anarchist Studies, January 28, 2018

Summary
The logic and sincerity of Marxist appeals to unity on the Left are worthy of critical scrutiny. I argue against such pleas, suggesting that the devil is in the details. In practice, ‘Left unity’ could only result in the co-optation of anarchism under a Marxist leadership. Such vanguardism is one of the fundamental divisions between the two approaches, having long been rejected by anarchists. I further argue that Marxism cannot withstand the anarchist critique, striking fear into the heart of Marxists as it threatens their worldview. It also means that despite appeals to ‘fertile collaboration’ between the red and black, there is an explicit lack of willingness among some Marxists to actually engage with anarchists in legitimate debate. So be it. Anarchists will continue to raise hell all the same.

the Iconocast: Beth Roy (episode 70)

  • Posted on: 13 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

In episode 70 Joanna interviews Beth Roy. Beth Roy was born into a Jewish family and raised in Texas where she attended a segregated high school at the time that the Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education. Nurtured by parents committed to racial equality, she has built a life with a quest for justice at its center. She is an author, educator, therapist and restorative justice practitioner.

Anews Podcast – episode 50

  • Posted on: 12 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

https://podcast.anarchistnews.org/index.php/2018/02/12/anews-podcast-epi...

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 50 for February 9, 2018. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Editorial: Personalities, Projects, Politics
TOTW: Asking Questions While Walking

The Archive of Terror: Mundane Denunciations

  • Posted on: 12 February 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

On December 22, 1992, acting on a tip off, human rights activist Dr. Martín Almada, and Judge José Agustín Fernández uncovered some five tons of yellowed, raw files detailing institutional kidnapping, torture, disappearance and execution across the Southern Cone of the Americas. The document stash was buried in the back room of a police substation in Lambaré, a suburb of Asuncion, Paraguay.

TOTW: Anarchist by Any Other Name

  • Posted on: 12 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

There is a tension between people who don't/would never call themselves anarchist but agree with (some) anarchist principles, and people who own the label. Projects like Crimethinc have perfected (?) the naming of things as anarchist, when some would call those things simple human behavior (like, making and eating meals with friends, etc). Obviously the main point of this sort of practice is to de-mystify anarchy and anarchists, to put the bomb-throwing in a larger, less scary context, or to negate the scary bits altogether.

A radical performance in solidarity with repressed Russian anarchists was organized in Toronto

  • Posted on: 12 February 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
FSB is the real terrorist

On Saturday Ferbruary 10 at Dundas-Yonge, one of the most frequented squares of Toronto, a solidarity action took place to support Russian anarchists currently accused of “involvement in a “terrorist community” (a criminal offense under Article 205.4 Part 2 of the Russian Federal Criminal Code)”. Because of the upcoming presidential elections, Putin’s dogs from the Federal Security Bureau (FSB, former KGB) have started a “purge”, trying to neutralize all the “undesirable elements”. An international wave of action has been announced from February 5 to 12.

See here for a report about the performance. Read the full text on how you can help!

Santiago, Chile: Noise Bombs in Solidarity with Imprisoned Anarchist Comrades Ignacio, Kevin and Joaquín

  • Posted on: 12 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

As we have previously stated: “The streets of Santiago at night are ours when we decide to indulge in the luxury of vandalizing its symbols”. And so we did it again, placing three noise bombs, this time, under cars, inside a Mormon church and a few steps from the home of a drug-dealing bastard. We caused a bit of disorder on the periphery of the streets, without a doubt we will certainly go for more.

Salt Lake City Capitol Hill Spraypainted in Action for Solidarity with Bears Ears

  • Posted on: 10 February 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

In the early morning of February 10th, 2018 the Salt Lake City Capitol Hill building near the East Side steps was spraypainted. Two messages showing clear from the street read "Solidarity -- --- {A}" and "Solidarity w/ Bears Ears". We were unable to complete the writing of "with", but replaced it with a "w/" instead. We maintain the resistance for protection of the wild. Industrial civilization as it exists is not sustainable. We oppose all authority as anarchists in the Salt Lake City community and demand respect deserved by all of the wild.

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