Interview with the team behind antijob.net

Interview with the team behind antijob.net

From Anarchistische Groep Amsterdam

"We have to work most of our lives. Our efforts, time, ideas, successes and failures are compressed into rubles, dollars and euros – impersonal banknotes, which are constantly lacking to fulfill our desires and needs. Typically, work is fraught with wage delays, employers’ machinations, nervousness and humiliation from idiotic rules and bosses fooling around."

That’s how antijob.net, the most successful anarchist project from Russia, starts it’s manifest. It’s a website where workers can leave a review on their (ex-)bosses, helping each other in finding the job that sucks less. AGA took an interview with the team behind it.

Burn the Bread Book: Industrial Communism Will Not Liberate You

from ziq_essays

For years I've watched a man drive his pick-up truck into the forest around me and cut down all the trees that aren't legally protected. So, every tree that isn't a pine or an oak. The moment a carob or olive or hawthorn or mastic or strawberry tree grows big enough to burn, he cuts it down and drags it away for firewood. He even fells trees I planted, while smiling and waving at me like he’s doing me a favor. I glare at him silently but don’t say a word, knowing he has the full power of the state behind him. He uses the wood to fuel his traditional bakery which has several large outdoor ovens. The much-loved industrial product he produces is bread; a product that has rapidly replaced all the native food-bearing plants of the area as they’ve been cut down to make room for wheat fields.

An Interview with Peter Gelderloos, Part II: From Colonial Trauma to Ecological Resurgence

from Terra Nullius

by Alexander Dunlap

The second part of the interview with Peter Gelderloos continues discussing the recent climate justice movements, before discussing decolonization and the reproduction of colonial trauma. The interview concludes by talking about their forthcoming book on anarchist resistance to climate change.

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No Bosses, No Landlords, No Bureaucrats!

From Enragés via C4SS

We're excited to share this pilot episode of our new show with Joel Williamson, The Enragés. Joining Mutual Exchange Radio on the C4SS podcast roster this year, The Enragés will take a deep dive into the recent works of C4SS writers and scholars on the site.

Adios Prison: Tales of Spectacular Escapes

From Immediatism.com

The barely fictionalized accounts of four escapes from prison, written in the 90s and recently translated from the Spanish. These stories are important as more and more of our friends go to prison; they are realistic portrayals by experienced people about what prison is like, and what to look for when dealing with the bureaucracies and institutions that are more intense in prison, but also surround us every day

The Center Takes the Empire: Peter Gelderloos on the Path Ahead

from It's Going Down

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with long-time anarchist writer and organizer Peter Gelderloos, author of such books at Anarchy Works, Worshiping Power, and How Non-Violence Protects the State. On this episode, we look back on the last month of the Trump presidency and discuss what lies ahead now that the Democrats have won the White House and pushed for a return to normalcy on the streets. We discuss how Biden will respond to the far-Right, the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the continuing economic fallout.

Malmö Anarchist Bookfair (Sweden): Together through the pandemic, towards liberation!

from Gatorna via Enough is enough!

Malmö Anarchist Bookfair (Sweden):Together through the pandemic, towards liberation! -A discussion on experiences, trauma and struggle with Cindy Milstein. When: 2021-02-02 19:00, Where: Online: https://twitch.tv/malmoanarkistiska

Appeal from the CIRA library

A black cat sitting atop a pile of books.

[Appeal from the International Center for Research on Anarchism (CIRA)]

Dear friends,

The four walls of CIRA's library in Lausanne, Switzerland, hold one of the largest collections of documents on the anarchist movement. Unfortunately, those four walls will not extend. We’ve exhausted our creative strategies in building scaffolds, covering every inch of spare wall playing a huge game of tetris. This, of course, has an impact on our project and its acquisition policy. This is why the team at CIRA is launching an 'anarchitecture contest' to engage everyone in a collective brainstorming on how we can make this place live for as long as possible beyond the physical barriers we confront.

Mutual Aid Does Nothing Alone

from The Commoner

Mutual Aid Does Nothing Alone: A Rebuttal to Joanna Wuest

In her article ‘Mutual Aid Can’t Do It Alone,’ The Nation author Joanna Wuest alleges that mutual aid is insufficient to support people in (and out of) crisis. She contends that while mutual aid is a useful tool, its efficacy pales in comparison to state programmes. Yet Wuest fails to engage the arguments of mutual aid’s progenitors and proponents. What results is a confused and potentially harmful perspective on a core anarchist principle that has sustained people for generations.

Amsterdam Anarcha Feminist Group responds to the Inauguration of Joe Biden

via Enough is enough!

Our movement is international, and we stand in solidarity with comrades in the US and elsewhere fighting against the US war machine and police brutality. At the same time, as Anarcha feminists organising around Amsterdam, we cannot comment on the inauguration of Joe Biden without also speaking about the Dutch government. Just like the US government, the Dutch government is built on slavery, imperialism and exploitation. Recently, the Dutch government resigned over a child care benefit scandal which highlighted the institutional racism of the tax authorities and the Dutch state. Rutte’s resignation, however, is performative only. Even during the pandemic, the Dutch government has not stopped its deportations. The Dutch government is frequently involved in weapon exports and there are renewed attempts to criminalize sex work and to scale down on abortion rights.

Charting Revolt: Resisting the Tendency Towards Reactionary Sociology

Blockade Bolivia

by Peter Gelderloos

In the eventuality capitalism maintains its stranglehold on the planet, the official histories of the present moment of resistance, decades from now, will claim that the battles raging around us began with the economic recession of 2008 and were further exacerbated by a second recession in 2020. The reason for this framing is fairly obvious: it obscures longer histories of revolt, particularly the exact forerunners of greater rebellions; and it portrays us, the plebes, as simple mechanical accessories that only enter into dysfunction when the economy fails to produce abundance, as though we were just puppets dancing on the strings of finance.

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