Lucy Parsons bio reveals new facts about the birth, ethnicity of the 'Goddess of Anarchy'

  • Posted on: 15 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

From the Chicago Tribune

By Mark Jacob

Lucy Parsons, an anarchist firebrand who was one of the most enigmatic Chicagoans ever, might fit in better today than she did during her own time a century ago.

She was a black woman married to a white man. Scandalous then, no big thing now.

Working to death

  • Posted on: 15 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

via Wandering Cannibals

I was reading on Contrainfo concerning an anarchist blood drive for a comrade injured in a foiled attempt to set a bus on fire. According to the communique:

During the night of October 26, 2017, at about 9:30 p.m. a group decides to go out into the street and face the imposed normality near the faculty Juan Gomez Milla of the University of Chile.

It is right in the street intersecting Captain Ignacio Carrera Pinto with Passage Challacollo where they decide to intercept a micro-bus of the route 325, managing to stop it and bring down the 12 passengers who were traveling. At the same time benzene is sprayed into the machinery and they struggle with the driver to make him descend.

11-14-2017 Anarchy Radio

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

LISTEN HERE

Kathan co-hosts. The decomposition of just about everything. Shootings ever more deadly. High blood pressure, Zany Tech Tricks, primitivist feminism. NSA hacked. Family Romance in Japan sells fake friends and family. Digital meds (has sensors to report on patient). Disillusion with tech? Action briefs, one call.

An Anarchist Defense of National Self-Determination and Liberation

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

by Wayne Price

Some anarchists and libertarian Marxists oppose the concepts of national self-determination and national liberation. They argue that these slogans deny class struggle, endorse nationalism, is contrary to anarchist principles, and lead to Leninism. I respond to these arguments, saying that anarchists should be in solidarity with the people of oppressed nations without endorsing their nationalist leaders.

Refusing Survival: What Happens If We Don’t Save the World From Climate Change?

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

source: novara media

It’s ok. You can say it. Everyone else seems to be saying it now anyway. It might even make you feel better.

It’s too late. Just as we were all getting to grips with climate change, the sixth mass extinction, super storms and all the other end-of-the-world scientific prophecies – just as that ‘oh shit, I’d better take this stuff seriously’ feeling had finally sunk in – it turns out we missed our moment. The catastrophe is already here.

Dmitry Buchenkov, anarchist and last Bolotnaya square defendant, goes into exile (Russia)

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

from 325.nostate.net

Last Bolotnaya Square Defendant Flees Russia

RBC
November 9, 2017

In an interview with Current Time TV, Bolotnaya Square defendant Dmitry Buchenkov said he has left Russia for a European Union country.

He said he has applied for political asylum in this country. Buchenkov failed to say exactly where he had gone.

Bristol ABC are asking comrades to support anarchist prisoner Sam Faulder (UK)

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

from 325.nostate.net

ABOUT SAM AND HER CASE: Sam Faulder is an anarchist prisoner currently serving a life sentence in England. Sam's case is a miscarriage of justice, and she's done over ten years in the prison system.

All power to the imagination?’ – Text by persecuted anarchist comrade of Anti-Fenix, Lukas Borl (Czech Republic)

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

https://en-contrainfo.espiv.net/

When extensive strikes and workers’ and students’ riots took place in France at 1968, one of the slogans back then was “All power to the imagination”. Czech police and courts now have their own interpetation. They assert their authority through fostering their own imagination.

‘Security Threat Groups: The Industry of Gangs’ by Sean Swain, anarchist prisoner (USA)

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

In Ohio prisons, pretty much everyone is in a gang whether they’re in a gang or not. If you’re an Ohio prisoner and you’re not in a gang, prison administrators will put you in one. And if there’s no gang for you, they’ll just create a new one.
The reason is, it’s a federal bloc grant swindle. Here’s how it works:
The U.S. Department of Justice keeps a kind of database on what it calls “Security Threat Groups,” or STGs, not to be confused with STDs, or “sexually transmitted diseases.” The Department of Justice does not monitor chlamydia or gonorrhea. Yet. At least, as far as I know.

What it does monitor, Security Threat Groups, includes groups like the Bloods, the Crips, the Gangsta Disciples, the Aryan Brotherhood. Those are the larger, more-recognizable so-called Security Threat Groups.

Christos Tsakalos: ”The Point is That People Should not Leave from Prison Dehumanized.” (Greece)

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

”I am speaking neither as an anarchist nor as a member of the C.C.F.Christos Tsakalos clarified as we spoke on the phone. ”I am speaking as a member of the Committee of Struggle from Korydallos Prison, which represents 1500 prisoners who have been protesting the past two weeks against the new correctional code, which will result in the violation of the basic rights of prisoners in case it passes”, he explains and highlights that there is an existing network in Greece’s prisons and the mobilizations will escalate if the government does not make concessions.
He also stated that a Ministry of Justice official who went to Korydallos Prison and discussed these matters with the committee found the demands to be fair. Nevertheless, he clarified that this was his own personal stance and not that of the Ministry. ”We will go to extremes because we understand that they are trying to create a prison within the prison” says Christos, who was detained in solitary confinement from 2015 through to 2017, on the other end of the phone line.

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