TOTW: The year past, the year ahead

Here at ANEWS, we’re glad you made it through 2019 with us and best wishes to you and friends for a tumultuous 2020. CYA (next decade) IN THE STREETS!

A quick glance back and some wild eyes toward the future. As 2019 comes to a close, let’s take a look back at the ongoing social upheavals worldwide, the inspiring international anarchist actions, some books that have kept you up till the early hours, and the music that has been the soundtrack to it all. How was your 2019?

Anews Podcast 144 – 12.13.19

From Anews Podcast

Welcome to the anews podcast. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week on anarchistnews.org.

TOTW- Aragorn! and friend
sound editing by Greg
no editorial
what’s new was written by Jackie and Greg, and narrated by Chisel and Greg.
Music:
1) Anti-Flag – One People, One Struggle (edit)
2) Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers – Islands in the Stream (edit)

Reportback: Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair

at the People’s History Museum, Saturday December 7th 2019

The 9th Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair was dedicated to Donald Rooum (1928-2019), illustrator and long term anarcho. His image of anarchism's three personas (the punk, the bomber and the academic) was used on the bookfair's flier, and a very nice flier it was too. While it’s true that Rooum's work is often associated with the red and black Freedom, it's less well-known that Rooum himself identified as ‘a Stirnerite anarchist, provided "Stirnerite" means one who agrees with Stirner's general drift, not one who agrees with Stirner's every word.’ I’ll come back to that later.

3 Trucks Owned by Arms Exporters Thyssen Krupp Torched in Berlin

Berlin, December 2, 2019
War Begins Here – Attack Arms Corporations
During the night from Sunday to Monday we penetrated the grounds of Thyssen Krupp in Berlin Tempelhof and torched three trucks.
Thyssen Krupp is mainly active in steel production. With its subsidiary “Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems”, the company is also involved on a large scale in the war industry. With the construction of warships, the company earns several billion euros annually. Their ships and submarines are exported all over the world, one of their biggest customers being the Turkish army.

Attack Against Deutsche Telekom & Nissan – From Berlin to Greece & Worldwide…

Attack on Deutsche Telekom and Nissan: From Berlin to Greece and Worldwide – Fire and Flames to the State, Capital and the Bosses!
In the morning hours of 13th of December we set fire to five company cars and one radio antenna on the Deutsche Telekom premises at Hannemannstraße in Berlin-Britz as well as to two cars in front of the Nissan car dealership at Gärtnerstraße in Berlin-Alt-Hohenschönhausen.

Anarchists attacked a mobile operator in Kiev

From A2Day.net

In the night of December 10 a group of anarchists burned down the cell tower of Lifecell operator settled by the crossroad of Hostomel road and Big Ring Road in Kyiv. Lifecell is owned by the Turkish company Turkcell. This company is the participant of aggression of Erdogan’s regime against the people’s self-government in Kurdistan. The latest episode of its criminal politics is the invasion of Turkish army into the Democratic Federation of Northern and Eastern Syria (Rojava) in October 2019.

Letter to a Chilean about the current situation, I & II

Letter to a Chilean about the current situation, I & II

From Act for Freedom! - I and II by Gustavo Rodriguez

The discontent are the new starting point of the impetuous popular protests that run through the geography of the globe. Hong Kong, France, Algeria, Iraq, Haiti, Lebanon, Catalonia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile, are the lavish protagonists of the wave of massive urban revolts that shakes the world.

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