The Hotwire #15: November 29, 2017

  • Posted on: 1 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.
No thanks given for #ThingsTaken—Olympia blockade reveals their demands—#DropJ20

The Rebel Girl goes over the last week of anti-colonial, anti-#ThingsTaken actions across Turtle Island. The anti-fracking blockade in Olympia is going strong, opening up space for struggle and churning out innumerable demands. Anarchists in Chile demonstrate what anti-electoral action looks like, and decentralized mutual aid is spreading across Puerto Rico. Stay tuned until the end for updates on the first J20 trial and a new guide to supporting the defendants. We also have announcements for anarchist book fairs, marches, and other calls to action.

New Book 'Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self Defense'

  • Posted on: 1 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Promo video for book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsl8MDreetE&feature=youtu.be

Anthology collected and edited by scott crow
Foreword by Ward Churchill

This wide-ranging anthology uncovers the hidden histories and ideas of community armed self-defense, exploring how it has been used by marginalized and oppressed communities as well as anarchists and radicals within significant social movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Greece: Revolutionary Struggle Prisoners Pola Roupa & Nikos Maziotis Refuse Hospital Transfer on Day 20 of Hunger Strike

  • Posted on: 1 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

from insurrection news.

STATEMENT OF POLA ROUSA AND NIKOS MAZIOTIS, MEMBERS OF REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE IN RELATION TO HOSPITAL TRANSFER

On the 20th day of our hunger strike, the prison doctors have referred us to an external hospital.

Twenty-Five Theses on Fascism

  • Posted on: 1 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

With the growth of the Alt-Right and the Trumpist movement in the US, the Left has grappled with how to understand and define fascism in the 21st century context. The conditions, players, and tactics are fundamentally different than its first manifestations, and so many antiquated studies have left inarticulate descriptions or inadequate culprits as roadmaps for understanding fascism today. Instead, these twenty-five statements are a proposal for how to understand the essential core of fascism–what binds it together as a modern impulse despite its different manifestations across cultures and time

Dublin Book Launch of the Worms that Changed the World

  • Posted on: 1 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

The Dublin launch of the book, The Worms that Saved the World takes place on the on the 2nd of December, in the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 at 4.00pm.

In The Worms That Saved The World a group of earthworms living on an imaginary headland begin to suffer when a golf course takes up residence around their home. The worms attempt to tell the new owners about their concerns but they are dismissed. In response they organise and join with the other birds and animals on the headland. Eventually they reclaim the headland for everyone.

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Chile: In Memory of Renzo Novatore – Inconoclast, Anti-Dogmatic, Individualist, Nihilist & above all, Anarchist

  • Posted on: 1 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

“The world is a pestilent, filthy, slimy church where everyone has an idol to worship as a fetish and an altar on which to sacrifice themselves” – In the Realm of Phantoms, R. Novatore

The comrade Renzo Novatore, pseudonym of Abele Rizieri Ferrari, was born on May 12th, 1890 in Arcola, an Italian town located in the province of La Spezia. Representative of ‘iconoclastic anarchism’, he fought with ideas and weapons against power until he was shot down by the carabinieri in an ambush that took place on November 29th, 1922.

What to Wear to Smash the State

  • Posted on: 30 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

by Rick Paulas, via the New York Times

In late August, a crowd of thousands — primarily leftists and liberals — cascaded down Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley, Calif. They were marching on a spattering of right-wingers, Trump supporters and Nazis who were gathering under the mission to say “no to Marxism in America.” At the front of the march were about 100 people dressed in head-to-toe black.

Manchester and Salford Anarchist Bookfair 2017

  • Posted on: 30 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

ed. note: this event is this coming Saturday, December 2nd. You can find more information on their website and facebook

via the Salford Star

The Manchester and Salford Anarchist Bookfair, which has been going for 16 years, kicks off at Partisan on Cheetham Hill Road next Saturday, 2nd December, and has everything you'd expect from a full on, seven hour radical event.

A Letter of Solidarity From the Year 3017

  • Posted on: 30 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

This is a message of love and support for the earth liberation fighters who held down the 2017 Olympia anti-fracking rail blockade, from a collective of free mutants located – not in space, as are the origin points of most gestures of solidarity, but in time. We can’t be certain but most in our world are sure that it just over one thousand years since the date of your magnificent action. The events you took part in are located at a polyphasic rift in the skein of space-time – a thin, partially torn zone where different points on multiple, concurrent dimensional timelines can co-exist – and in fact your blockade actually helped widen the time-rift to the point that we could get this communication back to you.

A Requiem for the Olympia Blockade

  • Posted on: 30 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

I didn’t see it until 8:30 in the morning, while shirking my duties and privileges as a college student to pay attention in class. Dark, blurry videos and photos populated Oly Stand’s Twitter, posted only a couple of hours ago. “#olympiablockade against #fracking raided this morning!” tweeted Demand Utopia. “There are over 50 cops from multiple jurisdictions and armored vehicles. There is a work crew and about 4 heavy pieces of equipment (backhoes, bulldozer/bobcat, cranes). In addition to aircraft that is circling the #OlympiaBlockade” tweeted Olympia Stand, accompanied by more dark photos. Lastly, a simple text tweet: “The #OlympiaBlockade has been raided. More updates soon,” given around 5 in the morning.

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