The Local Kids - Issue 3

  • Posted on: 25 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From The Local Kids

Life is separated into different phases; as you pass through the years, you are supposed to move on, to progress. One part of life is dedicated to education and exploration, inspired by the naivety and idealism of the inexperienced. Another is about application and comfort, framed by the maturity and pragmatism of the learned. Eventually you arrive at accomplishment and can reap the rewards of a fulfilled life. Only maybe temporarily upset by some (un)desired reskilling and the uncertainty that the future holds. At least that’s how it should be. Or should it?

The Unquiet Dead Ch 6: Anarchism, Fascism, and Mythology

  • Posted on: 25 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

Chapter 6 discusses Barthes’ critique of Leftist mythologies; Marx’s critique of mythology and a critique of Marx’s mythology; elements of fascist mythology; various kinds of speculative fiction, and its advantages and disadvantages around imagining towards liberation.The full text is available at unquietdead.tumblr.com; we will be posting recordings of other chapters in the future.

Freedom Always Comes With a Knife Clenched Between the Teeth

  • Posted on: 25 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

The anarchist who has been taken hostage by the State is our comrade. In solidarity with him, we continue to combine liberating thought with destructive acts, never losing sight of our enemy. In solidarity with all anarchists facing repression, we continue onwards on the revolutionary paths of the only war worth fighting: the war against all oppressors and exploiters, the war for freedom. Let’s give life the exquisite elevation of the rebellion of our hands and spirits.

TOTW: Evidence

  • Posted on: 25 February 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

In the old days we used to call up citizen tribunals to determine guilt or innocence. Or perhaps that was just in movies. I guess we don't know an awful lot about how truth is determined in this world but the news, and the nightly stories about the news seem to have decided that a lot of conjecture and politicking seems to be involved. It is unclear how much that is true but it sure seems to be true and that is more than half the battle.

A Workers' Party and Elections or Class Struggle?

  • Posted on: 25 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

Clearly many people on the Left think the real goal is to achieve state power to realise the promises of the future. In reality this means building a political party and pouring a substantial amount of resources – human and financial – into its development. Many also believe that a Left party, however problematic, would be better than the existing parties, particularly those of the radical right and populists promoting race essentialism and xenophobia, who foment fear of and between different social groupings. History is not too kind, however, to the belief that political parties are vehicles of radical, progressive, socialist transformation.

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Anarchists In Conflict: Rojava + Yellow Vests

  • Posted on: 24 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From The Final Straw Radio

(Sean Swain at 6:28, interviews begin at 14:05)

This week on The Final Straw, the episode’s theme is anarchist interventions in struggles around the world. We’ll be sharing audios from comrades in the A-Radio Network, which just had it’s 5th Annual Gathering in Zurich, Switzerland. The A-Radio Network is made up of stations around Europe, plus a smattering in South + North America. We have been a member of the ARN for 4 years now, which over the last year and a half produces the monthly B(A)DNews: Angry Voices From Around The World news podcast in English, made up of contributions by A-Radio member-projects. You can find past episodes at our website.

Celebrating an anniversary: The 100 years of the anarchist newspaper A Batalha

  • Posted on: 23 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From autonomies.org

We share below, in translation, a text that appears on the portuguese website, Portal Anarquista, marking the one hundredth anniversary of the anarchist newspaper, A Batalha.  We do so for the newspaper’s historical significance, as a testimony to a tradition in anarchism of publishing as an intrinsic part of political struggle.

Overview of repressions against anarchists and antifascists in Belarus in 2018

  • Posted on: 23 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Anarchist Black Cross Belarus

At the beginning of the year everybody were shocked by “Network case” in Russia where anarchists were tortured and detained. According to the FSB, a chapter of the “Network” also operated in Belarus. The KGB hasn’t publicly reacted to this statement, however, we noticed increased efforts to recruit youth associated with the anarchist movement in different parts of Belarus.

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