Anarchy Radio 03-19-2019

  • Posted on: 19 March 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio03192019

Kathan co-hosts. Rupture by Manuel Castells: the global crisis of democracy. Mass shootings: Brazil, New Zealand, Netherlands. An answer to racism within Civ? Mass cynicism, mass corruption. Whale woes, industrial mayhem. Why domestication? 6-day Venezuelan black-out: "No authority." Two calls, resistance news.

Transnational Decolonization Is the Solution, Not Movements as Bernie Sanders’ & the Women’s March

  • Posted on: 19 March 2019
  • By: thecollective

by Mohamed Jean Veneuse

To be clear, valorized figures like Alexandra Ocasio Cortez and social movements like that of Bernie Sanders and the Women’s March are - in fact - not decolonial at all. Their sole strategy depends on voting, reforming laws, protests of equality, and a national assimilationist politics of citizen rights. In adopting the former strategy they constantly evoke two central pillars of representative-democracy: (neo)liberal humanism and multicultural identity politics, both which are founded on supremacist Enlightenment values. In relying on these colonial/imperial ideals and this approach these movements are ultimately – whether they recognize or not – re–entrenching Euro-American white ascendance and individualism. Till the historical present, these human rights paradigms and identitarian reference points continue to structurally and symbolically humanize white bodies and contribute to the reified dehumanization of people who are Indigenous, Black and People of Color. Contrary to the popular belief that this strategy can usher cataclysmic change – numerous radical Indigenous, Black, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, as well as a minority Arab and Muslim knowledge keepers and movement organizers – have exposed and continue to tirelessly argue against the destructive implications of this strategy that – again – is not decolonial at all.

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Surviving Zimbabwe: An anarchist critique

  • Posted on: 19 March 2019
  • By: thecollective

This article positions itself not only outside of the state, but against the state, under the guidance of anarchism as a theory. In it, I hope to give a critical analysis of Zimbabwe and its current state, arguing against simple analysis and going beyond individual politics. Rather, with the use of an anarchist lens, this article will carefully articulate the real underlying problem in Zimbabwe: it is a society governed by a class system, under the control of a predatory state that cannot survive a day without the endless exploitation of its people.

A Sales Pitch for the Insurrection: A Critical Look at The Coming Insurrection

  • Posted on: 19 March 2019
  • By: loiterhard

https://warzonedistro.noblogs.org/post/2017/09/07/a-sales-pitch-for-the-...

From the back cover:

“The Coming Insurrection is selling a feel ­good ideology that rids us of any responsibility for our lives or our rebellion. It is an empty book, with no more content than any other sales pitch. There are only two possible excuses for writing it. Either the scribes were, indeed, simply carried away by the “truth” of events (perhaps their commune’s need for extra money?) and couldn’t help themselves—in which case they would be justified in denying their role as authors, but would be rather pathetic as human beings—or … the book was simply a pataphysical hoax… In either case, their Insurrection is a joke.”

Two letters from the anarchist comrade imprisoned since January 29

  • Posted on: 18 March 2019
  • By: thecollective

The existence of this possibility, most meaningful for the essential core of the present social order, is precisely a reason not to make our life outside already a prison: conventions and prejudices, progressive compromises and fleeting satisfactions which allow us to get to the next day, leading to constraint and fear that seeks to diminish us in our own eyes. This revolutionary project that each anarchist develops in themself also continues to develop when one is in prison. Contributing to it and not sacrificing our initiative to the dictates of repression is a revolutionary, not merely anti-repressive and of course human, solidarity that I also feel for anyone who stews in the dungeons of the State.

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