The Anarchist in the Cancer Center

  • Posted on: 17 November 2019
  • By: thecollective
The Anarchist in the Cancer Center

From Bad News Press by Joe Peacott

There are certainly frustrations associated with being an anarchist and working as a nurse.  The entire health care system, like the rest of society, is riddled with authoritarian relationships, corporate penny-pinching and profit-taking, and intrusive government regulations.  The state believes that individuals are not capable of taking care of themselves so it requires licensing of healthcare providers and institutions and prevents people from purchasing most drugs without a doctor’s note.  Besides restricting the number of health care providers and limiting people’s choices in seeking treatment, licensing and prescribing laws institutionalize the hierarchical relationships between doctors and nurses, nurses and patient care techs, and, perhaps most importantly, between those providing care and those receiving it.

A Discussion on the Growth of Black & Anti-Colonial Anarchist Formations

  • Posted on: 17 November 2019
  • By: thecollective
A Discussion on the Growth of Black & Anti-Colonial Anarchist Formations

From It's Going Down

In this episode we were lucky enough to speak with two people on the growth of Black, New Afrikan, and anti-colonial anarchist formations. One of the people joining us in the discussion is a part of the Philadelphia chapter of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement and the other person is from the Afrofuturist Abolitionists of the Americas.

New research focus : the surveillance industry

  • Posted on: 17 November 2019
  • By: thecollective
New research focus : the surveillance industry

From Ears and Eyes

When cops decide to spy on us using surveillance devices such as hidden microphones and cameras or GPS trackers, they need to get the devices from somewhere. It seems that they often buy these devices from private companies. The companies that manufacture and market those devices are part of what we call the surveillance industry.

Anarchy Bang: Introducing Episode 45 – Creativity

  • Posted on: 15 November 2019
  • By: anarchybang

When we discussed music a few weeks ago a lot of tension built up around the sound of an anarchist chord. Where does content end and the something else that makes music music begin. This week we discuss the broader case. Our cohost is a working artist who also has done a lot of the visual work for LBC. What makes creative work anarchist or not? What is creative and what is not.

Join us! This is the first of our final four episodes!

Updates on the battle to defend Exarchia: for freedom, self-organisation and solidarity

  • Posted on: 15 November 2019
  • By: thecollective

from act for freedom

Demo in Heraklion, Crete against evictions

The past few weeks have seen an intensification of the Nea Demokratia government’s efforts to subdue the Greek anarchist movement and crush initiatives that offer alternatives to prison society. In particular, the anarchist neighbourhood of Exarchia in Athens has been a focal point for its aggression. A rough chronology of this repression as well as actions of solidarity and resistance taken by comrades in Athens is listed below.
The current rumour is that the State wants to evict ‘all squats’ by 17th November. Another rumour puts the deadline at 6th December. Both are significant dates in the history of the Greek anarchist movement, which are marked by annual riots. What ‘all squats’ means is not entirely clear. What is clear from the past few weeks however, is that attacks have been made on squats both inside and outside Exarchia, and as well as in cities in other parts of the country.

Sabotage of Wind Measurement Mats in the Grand Est Regions

  • Posted on: 14 November 2019
  • By: thecollective

from anarchists worldwide.

During the night of Sunday to Monday, November 3, 10 masts of wind measurements were taken in the far east. We dropped 6 and damaged 3 that have not yet fallen (surpriiiiiise!). These masts are 100m high, they are all made of metal, they have cables aligned everywhere on three axes to ensure their stability and even if you cut the cables it makes BADABOUM. What’s also nice is that they are in the countryside and often well insulated… To cut the steel cables you can cut all the wires with a cutting pliers or a pliers (or whatever you think is appropriate that hangs in your toolbox) from the furthest away to the nearest mast until everything collapses (usually after 3-4 cut cables). Cut them all in the same axis because the mast will fall in the opposite direction (think in advance in which direction you want to run away, smart guy). Be brave because depending on the size of the cables you have to work hard. Don’t hesitate to move away a little when it falls because it makes a hell of a mess! (certainly it’s very funny but it’s a little scary too).

Anti-Terror Operation Leads to 3 Comrades Arrested, 1 Comrade Wanted

  • Posted on: 14 November 2019
  • By: thecollective

from anarchists worldwide.

In an operation that began on Friday, November 8th, Greek counter-terrorism police raided 13 homes and took 15 people in for questioning. According to Greek corporate media, two men aged 41 and 45 were subsequently arrested on charges of carrying out terrorist acts, possession of explosives, violation of the weapons law and tampering with official documents. A 39 year old woman was also arrested for violation of the weapons law. Counter-terrorism police are still seeking a 46 year old man.

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