The Divided God

  • Posted on: 4 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
The Divided God

From Chuang

A Letter to Hong Kong

Since the Arab Spring in 2011, the world has been riven by abrupt tectonic shifts in the landscape of political potential. The certainty that once embroidered every discussion of the global economy has, after a decade of crisis, become a laughable afterthought. In retrospect, we might argue that the “Rebirth of History” began in Algeria or Egypt, but now history is beginning to shake loose even in the wealthy countries, beneath the sprawling, shining cities built on decades of speculation. Places once considered stable ground—requiring little more than periodic tending by the technocratic management of central banks and think tanks—have now shown themselves to be founded on fault lines.

Statement on the Assassination of an Iranian State Terrorist

  • Posted on: 4 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

Qasem Soleimani was a genocidal man that has killed thousands of men, women, and children in the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. He lead sieges for Assad and recruited Afghan refugees in Iran, many of them children, to die in the Syrian civil war. This state assassination was carried out by the United States in the obvious interest of Donald Trump’s election and what was done has not been and will not be in the interests of the people in the Middle East

2019 in Review: A Year of Repression – and Resistance

  • Posted on: 3 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
2019 in Review: A Year of Repression – and Resistance

From Anarchist Agency

Just when you thought it was over, they were back: France’s gillets jaunes, the direct-action protest movement that arose in opposition to the Macron government’s pro-capitalist, anti-worker policies, was supposed to be all done in 2019, neutralized by police repression and the government’s token gestures at public “consultations.” Then, in December, the yellow vests appeared again as Macron moved to “reform”—i.e. slash—French old-age pension provisions. Once again, thousands of working people were back in the streets, saying enough is enough to the global elite’s efforts to impose neoliberal policies on an increasingly angry populace.

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Brains Kan: Norfolk’s anarchist rave revolution

  • Posted on: 3 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
Brains Kan: Norfolk’s anarchist rave revolution

From Freedom News UK

It was a sunny Sunday morning on 28 March 2004 when everything changed for the Norfolk-based anarchist free party crew Brains Kan.

DJ Manarchy, a former member of the crew, was dancing in front of a speaker stack with hundreds of other ravers in a warehouse on the Norwich Airport Industrial Estate when a friend came over and told him to take a look outside.

Always unrepentant: regarding two recent events

  • Posted on: 3 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
Always unrepentant: regarding two recent events

From Act for Freedom!, Italy

While the flames of revolt are exploding over half the world, here hyper-technological authoritarianism seems to be coming up against less and less hostility of populations no longer able to raise their heads and perhaps even unable to recognize their enemies.

Thus, if on the one hand we are finding it hard to discover or rediscover projectualities and practices capable of putting the adversaries in difficulty, then on the other hand, men in uniform and authorities are storming ahead in a repressive toughening that is striking those who, from the streets to the prisons, are refusing to blend in.

Some words by Anarchist comrade Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez from the prison of Terni

  • Posted on: 3 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
Some words by Anarchist comrade Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez from the prison of Terni

From Act for Freedom!

This piece has finally arrived. Juan had mentioned it in his letters. We thought it had been censored. In fact it was confirmed that on 4th October 2019 an investigating judge seized it as he considered it “instigation to commit a crime” or some form of incitement to “anarchist activity” and seized it in order to protect the forces of order.

Solecast w/ Cindy Milstein : Confronting the Despair of the 21st Century

  • Posted on: 3 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
Solecast w/ Cindy Milstein : Confronting the Despair of the 21st Century

From Solecast

For the season 2 premiere of the solecast i sit down with Cindy Milstein to talk about some recent themes they’ve been putting out through various talks and writings over the past year.  Cindy talks about the resurgence of Jewish anarchist organizing in the states and its relation to the upswing of anti-Semitism we have seen in the past few years.  We explore the themes of a panel Cindy did with Aaron Lakoff and Sharmeen Khan at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair in 2019 entitled “From Another World Is Possible to the Possible End of the World.”  We talk about the despair of these times and how to think about building a foundation in which cultures of resistance can thrive.  Cindy addresses the machismo within radical circles, under representation of marginalized voices within the anarchist podcast world, and the importance of care/mutual aid.  We also address the concept of revolution and scale and why various forms of infrastructure are key to sustaining revolutionary movements.  Cindy also puts a call-out for collaborators for a potential audiozine/podcast project.

Announcing the fourth annual Institute for Advanced Troublemaking’s Anarchist Summer School

  • Posted on: 3 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
Announcing the fourth annual Institute for Advanced Troublemaking’s Anarchist Summer School

From Cindy Milstein Instagram feed

Hey fellow troublemakers! Applications are now open for the fourth annual Institute for Advanced Troublemaking’s (IAT) Anarchist Summer School, August 1-9, 2020. The IAT stresses an anarchism that is at once a social critique—stuff like #NoBordersNoNations—and especially a social vision—far better stuff like collective care, solidarity, and dignity, in loving, reciprocal, do-it-ourselves practice. It’s also a magical “brave space,” in which we strive hard to co-cultivate community by encouraging everyone to experiment with being the person they want to be within the culture they want to create for the 8 days of the summer camp. And if past year’s are any indication, it’s been discomforting in good ways, generative in beautiful ways, and remarkable for its communal inspiration.

International solidarity when things are not black and white

  • Posted on: 3 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
International solidarity when things are not black and white

From Roar Magazine by Peter Gelderloos

As 2020 is off to a rebellious start, a wave of struggles with growing intensity continues to sweep across the globe, from Chile to Hong Kong. People are rising up against government repression and austerity measures, or trying to defend themselves from right-wing coups. None of these uprisings are simple or homogeneous; some include elements anti-capitalists may strongly disagree with, and the necessity of self-defense against the advances of the far-right often puts us in a position of defending left-wing governments we may have well founded criticisms of.

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