Barricade Bulletin No.11 – Out Now!

from Derry Anarchists

Issue 11 of Barricade Bulletin created by the Derry Anarchist Collective is now available from members locally or directly from the usual local outlets. 

For those of you beyond the North West you can download the online version which now carries a much more detailed section for Anarchist Black Cross news and other information.

Rail Sabotage Against Canada

via MTL Counter-info

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info

This island is riddled with train tracks: arteries that enable the flow of capital across the continent, conduits for the transport of bitumen and other products of resource exploitation, colonization, and death. The rails have always been instruments of colonial expansion. Throughout these territories, early railways displaced indigenous peoples, carried in the troops that put down uprisings, and cemented the national identity of a nascent settler state.

The Dark Mountain Manifesto on Immediatism Podcast

"It is, it seems, our civilisation's turn to experience the inrush of the savage and the unseen; our turn to be brought up short by contact with untamed reality. There is a fall coming. We live in an age in which familiar restraints are being kicked away, and foundations snatched from under us. After a quarter century of complacency, in which we were invited to believe in bubbles that would never burst, prices that would never fall, the end of history, the crude repackaging of the triumphalism of Conrad's Victorian twilight -- Hubris has been introduced to Nemesis.

The Anarchist Tension by Bonanno, on Immediatism Podcast

"Anarchists keep asking themselves the same question: What is anarchism? What does it mean to be an anarchist? Why? Because it is not a definition that can be made once and for all, put in a safe and considered a patrimony to be tapped little by little. Being an anarchist does not mean one has reached a certainty or said once and for all, 'There, from now on I hold the truth and as such, at least from the point of view of the idea, I am a privileged person.' Anyone who thinks like this is an anarchist in word alone.

Surviving the Social Media Crackdown

from CrimethInc.

The Instagram Ban—and How to Keep Following Us

In the early hours of Saturday, December 19, one day before their new terms of service took effect, Instagram shut down a page associated with CrimethInc. with no explanation or justification. The account had never been suspended before, nor received so much as a warning. Well over 40,000 people were following it. The issue was not a violation of the terms of service—rather, this is a political measure to suppress the voices of dissidents, expanding Facebook’s August 2020 decision to ban an array of pages associated with anarchist journalists and publishers.

TOTW: Anarcho-gifting

But for us, there has to be something in between gift economy, disappointing workplace secret santas, and occasional looting, right?

What distinguishes anarchist gift-giving from its more mundane forms? What are examples of this you’ve heard of or experienced? What’s the best gift you’ve gotten related to anarchism? What’s the best you’ve given?

In Honor of Karen Smith, in Solidarity with Keith Soanes and All Those Incarcerated

from It's Going Down

Report on recent noise demo and demonstration in memory of anarchist and abolitionist Karen Smith who passed away in November and in solidarity with Keith Soanes.

On November 29, 2020, Florida Prisoner Solidarity (FPS, formerly Gainesville IWOC) lost a founder and main organizer, Karen Smith, in a fatal car accident. A week of memorial events with family and friends culminated in a powerful demonstration in her honor at the gates of Florida State Prison (FSP) in Raiford on December 6th.

Planet Earth: The Final Frontier. Twenty and ready for twenty more

Planet Earth: The Final Frontier. Twenty and ready for twenty more

From cavallette dot noblogs

Twenty years have passed since the birth of Autistici / Inventati. Twenty years have passed since we ventured down this quite complicated road. Like any respectable end of the year, it is again time for evaluations. End of the year balances are mostly political rather than financial for us, although we cannot deny that we will, as always, ask you to support us economically.

Twenty years ago nobody did what we do. And even today nobody does it the way we do it. This is important to remember because 20 years of work to keep our project alive and functional, relying EXCLUSIVELY on the efforts of the volunteers involved and the spontaneous donations from our users deserve special attention.

Price on Blumenfeld

Price on Blumenfeld

From H-Socialisms by Wayne Price

'All Things Are Nothing to Me: The Unique Philosophy of Max Stirner'

Max Stirner was the pen name of Johann Kasper Schmidt (1806-56). He was part of a milieu of young philosophers who sought to develop further the philosophy of the great German thinker Georg W. F. Hegel, who had died in 1831. This milieu has been referred to as the Young Hegelians or Left Hegelians. While Hegel’s system had solidified into a reactionary form, they mainly tried to rework it in more humanistic, naturalistic, and democratic directions. The most well-known of these young men today (there were women in the grouping, but their names have dropped out of history) are Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. (Engels had been a personal friend of Stirner’s for a time.) Michael Bakunin—later a founder of revolutionary socialist-anarchism—also studied Hegel and was in contact with this milieu.

How the left is handing over protest to fascism

from Barcelona Indymedia. Translated by Enough 14.

Madrid: The dystopia beyond the corona virus – or how the left is handing over protest to fascism

Madrid. Spanish territory. Analysis of the appropriation of the protest by the far-right and the discourses that the left articulates about it. Anarchist claim to different conflict situations on the streets during the last months.

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