For Tomi Ungerer: A smiling anarchist

  • Posted on: 10 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Autonomies

Children triumphing over fear, learning for themselves and from (often despised) animals, without false innocence, about the absurdity and ugliness of the world created by adults, rendering us children again, eager to create: Tomi Ungerer’s children’s stories are all of this and more.

Ungerer died yesterday (09/02/2019) at the age of 87. It would be impossible for us to summarise all that he created (the children’s stories, erotic art, political posters, illustration, aphorisms, architecture, sculpture); it is for each to travel through his world, to discover it. In everything, he was above all the satirist, the court jester, a Diogenes, who allows us to see.

Jackdaw 4 out now!

  • Posted on: 10 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Anarchist Communist Group

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Issue 4 of Jackdaw, the ACG’s free bulletin, is now out and is available at various bookshops, handed out at meetings, demos and street distributions. This issue contains articles on Universal Credit and Basic Income, The Con of Full Employment, Fat Cat Friday, This Septic Isle, Greenhouse Gas, and more. If you don’t manage to pick up a copy, you can download it (and earlier issues) by going to our Publications Page.

Italy,Turin: Expulsions and arrests

  • Posted on: 10 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom!

Thursday February 7, early in the morning, the cops with the help of the fire brigade, stormed the Asilo, a place that has been occupied since 1995 and been scene of organisation of social struggles (against evictions, against prisons for migrants, still a few years ago against the TAV…). People climbed on to the roof, where they remained for over 24 hours. In the end, the cops managed to get everyone out and condemn the building. Same thing for the occupation of Corso Giulio Cesare.

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Libertarian Socialism in Latin America: A Roundtable Interview, Part III, Brazil

  • Posted on: 9 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

In the United States, growing segments of the population are undergoing a period of profound politicization and polarization. Political elites are struggling to maintain control as increasing numbers of people seek out alternatives on the left and the right. In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, political organizations on the left have grown significantly, most notably expressed in the explosive growth of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Meanwhile, the Trump administration has joined other far-right governments emerging around the globe, emboldening fascist forces in the streets. These developments have sparked widespread debate on the nature of socialism and its distinct flavors within and outside the US.

A Public Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

  • Posted on: 9 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

The following is a statement on the current political crisis and U.S. backed coup underway in Venezuela produced by Solidaridad, a libertarian communist political organization in Chile. In the coming days we will be publishing an additional statement written jointly by anarchist groups in Brazil and Uruguay. For additional analysis we recommend our archive of articles and statements on Venezuela.

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The Changing Face of Empire: Peter Gelderloos Reflects on 2018

  • Posted on: 9 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, once again we are joined by long time anarchist author, organizer, and theorist, Peter Gelderloos. In this discussion, we look back over the past year, talk about Peter’s recent essay on CrimethInc., and discuss the possible future direction of autonomous social movements.

Solecast: Carla Bergman & Nick Montgomery on Joyful Militancy

  • Posted on: 9 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Solecast

This episode of the Solecast I chat with Carla Bergman and Nick Montgomery about their new(ish) book out on AK Press, “Joyful Militancy.” This book is a critical examination of the toxicity that seems to be so common within activist subculture. They talk about the (potential) influences that schooling, religion, hierarchy, and empire has on our lives and how it can even seep into our organizing.

Anarchy Bang: Introducing Episode Six - Technology

  • Posted on: 8 February 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

From Anarchy Bang
Anarchy Bang is a weekly call in talk show where we sit around the digital campfire and talk about our favorite topics. This week we will try to have an anarchist conversation about technology. It is a system, it is the decisions we make every day and it about the question of whether there is any affirmative action worth making regarding the way we manipulate the world. It also has a rich anarchist history of advocates and enemies. We ask ourselves if it is also a topic about right and wrong, and what does a post-pandora worldview look like? Extra credit this week to questions that include the Luddites as (failed?) modernist experiment, the neo-Luddites as an example of taking personal responsibility for systematic problems, and like usual Christian "lack" thinking ruining everything.

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