Pre-Trial Detention of Anarchist Comrade Azat Miftakhov Extended

  • Posted on: 6 February 2020
  • By: thecollective

from anarchists worldwide

Moscow City Court has extended the term in custody of mathematician Azat Miftakhov, charged with disorderly conduct, as reported in Novaya Gazeta‘s live blog from the hearing.

Since Miftakhov has been in remand prison for a year, further extensions of his remand in custody had to be decided in the city court rather than in a municipal district court.

Film: Alan MacSimoin's Story

  • Posted on: 6 February 2020
  • By: thecollective

from a-infos

The following is a YouTube film of Irish Anarchist, Alan MacSimoin. See HERE
https://www.anarchistcommunism.org/2018/12/07/obituary-alan-macsimoin-1957-2018/for the ACG's obituary for Alan. ---- The YouTube page itself says: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSy0c2fMOQo ---- "This is the story of Alan MacSimoin 1957-2018 a long-time Anarchist activist and founder member of the Workers Solidarity Movement. MacSimoin joined as a young man the Official Republican Movement (Sinn Fein) .

Anarchy and Indigenous Resistance to AMLO in Mexico

  • Posted on: 4 February 2020
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw

This week on The Final Straw, an anarchist living in Mexico talks about the reign of the MORENA gimpparty of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (aka AMLO), the new face of capitalism it presents, it’s relation to social movements and indigenous sovereignty and the anarchist and indigenous resistance to the regime. We cover mega-projects being pushed through around the country, the repression of activists and more in this whopper of an episode.

TOTW: Anarchist responses to climate change

  • Posted on: 4 February 2020
  • By: thecollective
PLZ, NO DIVING

The effects of extreme climate change, such as heatwaves, flooding, wildfires, and rising sea levels to name just a few are not confined to borders, nor the daily news headlines, but an experience many have come to expect. Breaking away from the false solutions of the State and corporate enterprises, how are anarchists reorganizing society in response to climate change?

Night Forest Journal Issue 2

  • Posted on: 3 February 2020
  • By: anon (not verified)
Night Forest Cell of Radical Poets

Night Forest Journal Issue 2 is here!

Little over a year since Issue 1 was released, we are happy to bring this collection of poems, short stories, essays and art to you who have found this tribal space.

These words are for rebels, animals, anarchists, aestheticists and those who find the tame abhorrent.

We will let the pieces speak for themselves and encourage you to meet them, not as an attempt to provide something perfect and pure, but as personal works of raw poetic expression.

https://nightforestpoetry.wordpress.com/night-forest-journal-issue-2/

Anews Podcast 150 – 1.31.20

  • Posted on: 2 February 2020
  • By: thecollective

From Anews Podcast

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

sound editing by Greg, no editorial this week

Thanks to Aragorn! and Bellamy for help with topic of the week (federation!).

What’s New was written by Jackie and Greg, and read by Chisel and Greg.

Music:
1. Metal Urbain – Panik
2. David Rovics – We Are Everywhere (edit)

The Trotskyist School of Falsification

  • Posted on: 2 February 2020
  • By: thecollective
The Trotskyist School of Falsification

From Anarchist Writers by anarcho

Most anarchists come across Victor Serge (1889-1947) at some stage, the elitist-individualist anarchist turned elitist-Bolshevik whom Leninists to this day like to invoke as “the best of the anarchists” to get libertarians to join their party (“Victor Serge: The Worst of the Anarchists,” ASR no. 61). This work by him and Natalia Sedova Trotsky, The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2016), is a biography of Leon Trotsky and is of note as a good example of what could be termed The Trotskyist School of Falsification, to invoke the title of Trotsky’s 1937 work The Stalin School of Falsification. (171)

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