New Antifascism, Internet Leftism, and the Radicalization of Black Cat

  • Posted on: 7 April 2019
  • By: thecollective

From C4SS by Black Cat

This is the story of how I became an anarchist. I believe it to be fairly typical, though I could be wrong. Ultimately, these are merely my own, personal experiences — and, as such, these writings should not be taken as more or less than that. Dearest thanks and apologies to Miss Cleyre, as this essay follows in the footsteps of her own The Making of an Anarchist, though over a century later.

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Insurrection in Omelas

  • Posted on: 7 April 2019
  • By: thecollective

From C4SS by William Gillis

In Ursula K Le Guin’s classic short “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” she considers a prosperous and happy society whose success is somehow purchased through a dark bargain — the torture and abject immiseration of a single child. Despite the positive good won for the many, a few starry-eyed children of Omelas refuse to temper their hunger for a better deal, and reject this otherwise utopian society, albeit with no alternative blueprint in hand. Simply insisting that there must be something better, or that their lives should be devoted to at least searching for it.

No Wall They Can Build, Episode 1: Introduction

  • Posted on: 7 April 2019
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

Listen here. The Ex-Worker Podcast Collective is kicking off the serialized release of our first full audiobook, No Wall They Can Build: A Guide to Borders and Migration Across North America. We’ve divided this riveting first person account of life and death in the borderlands into eleven chapters, and over the next three months, we’ll be releasing them in weekly installments each Wednesday. Today, you’ll hear Episode 1: Introduction, which describes how the book was written by a solidarity worker along the US/Mexico border over years of trials and tribulations, and lays out a basic framework for understanding the global apartheid enforced by the border regime. You’ll hear a heartbreaking story about the brutality of migrant detention, and an inspiring one about surviving the journey north against all odds. This episode sets the stage for the in-depth analysis and longer stories of the chapters to come.

RIP: International Socialist Organization (1976-2019)

  • Posted on: 5 April 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

The ISO, the organization that has bamboozled generations of earnest but naive college students with their Leninist rhetoric, endless numbers of meetings, hierarchical structure, and constant pressure to sell newspapers, is finally dead. The last, and arguably the best, action they ever took was to officially dissolve themselves in the wake of an internal struggle and purported coverup of a rape accusation against one of their members.

Communism Without Workers

  • Posted on: 5 April 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

From Libcom

The communist, socialist, and Marxist movement has undergone a fundamental change since the late 1960s (as has the global capitalist system itself). While Stalinists, Trotskyists, and social democrats continue to hang around like a bad headache, much newer tenancies that claim to be innovative in theory and practice have cropped up to jockey for the position of interpreting communism through the modern capitalist system and it's adaptations since the late 20th century. Once such tenancy which has gained some intellectual fan fair is "communisation". Various things go under this label, but this discussion will focus on the the tradition of "ultra-left" Marxism this label is often used to describe. Since the uprisings of 1968 by workers across the world (especially in France) and their repression by capitalist forces and, shockingly (depending on how you look at it), leftist parties and governments, certain Marxism oriented activists and thinkers have tried to redraw the lines of struggle for a communist society.

Anarchy Radio 04-02-2019

  • Posted on: 2 April 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

LISTEN HERE: http://details/archive.org/AnarchyRadio04022019

"Regulate" global social media technology? Weather, species, industrial calamities sampler. How to better deal with racism from an anti-civ perspective; general approach or grounded? White by Bret Easton Ellis. Use, role of fire on Homo species. Shootings, always. "This Friendship Hs Been Digitized." Depressed? More video games to the rescue. Garfield phones pollute French beaches. Resistance reports, two calls.

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