The Anarchist Alternative in Cuba

  • Posted on: 27 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017 by Bill Weinberg

A former community center that hosted a youth rock scene is now being occupied by activists, seemingly ignored by the authorities. A few blocks away, urban farms are bright patches of green in the landscape, producing vegetables and fruits for the community.

Oakland? Detroit? Manhattan’s Lower East Side?

Nope. This is Havana.

International text call: anarcho-syndicalism and intersectionality

  • Posted on: 27 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

To all anarchists who read these lines,

If anarcho-syndicalism has your interest, you are invited to send us before March 15th 2018 a text of one page (two pages maximum) elaborating your anarcho-syndicalist perspectives on the fight against discrimination and on the intersectional struggles that affect women, racialized, migrants, LGBTQ, disabled, indigenous people, etc. We strongly encourage people who are discriminated to write a text.

Transphobia is a class issue.

  • Posted on: 27 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

[Content warning: In addition to transphobia in the abstract, this piece discusses harassment, violence and abuse. Some sources linked to for reference purposes feature transphobic abuse and slurs.]

Transphobia is a class issue. By this I mean that in a class society that is also deeply transphobic, it is impossible to talk about transphobia in a meaningful way without also talking about class. Trans people are more likely, all other things being equal, than our cis peers to fall into the most exploited and oppressed sections of the working class and the extent to which transphobia will negatively affect any given trans person’s life will be mediated by their economic class. This article is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of every aspect of this issue, but to contribute to an ongoing conversation around it and illustrate a class struggle perspective on transgender issues.

Surviving a Grand Jury

  • Posted on: 27 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.
Three Narratives from Grand Jury Resisters

We’ve prepared a zine version of our guide to grand jury resistance, which originally appeared as episode #59 of the Ex-Worker podcast. This zine presents the voices of three people who successfully stood up to grand jury indictments: one who served jail time for resisting, one who went on the run rather than testify, and one who supported a grand jury resister from the beginning to the end of the process. You can also read their narratives below.

12-26-2017 Anarchy Radio

  • Posted on: 26 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio12262017

2017 music: "Glummest." Urban reality ("The Mega-City, Unleashed'"), plastics in deepest oceans. Instagram a "facade," toys spy on you. "The Postmodern Now" by JZ. Junk food globalized, US life expectancy falls. Fred Moten: Black culture's mission is "to un-civilize, to de-civilize this country." Action news.

Sebastián Oversluij Seguel lives in all expropriations and attacks on power : Chile

  • Posted on: 26 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

via act for freedom now!

The morning of 11th December 2013, comrade Sebastián Oversluij was preparing to expropriate a bank in the municipality of Pudahuel. Comrade “Angry” went into the bank, took out a submachine gun and announced the assault. A miserable security guard shot our comrade and killed him instantly. The bastard in uniform was a trained soldier and had vast experience as a mercenary in Haiti and Iraq.

Uruguay: For a Black December

  • Posted on: 26 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

BLACK DECEMBER

Our call, once again, is for action…

Action against those who try to dominate our lives, against those who try to make our lives a misery, against those who have imposed a role of power for their own benefit.
Against those who we know full well have names and addresses. With this opportunity and with our actions we want to remember our comrades who fell in combat against domination and domestication.

Belarus: New Campaign of Solidarity for Anarchist Political Prisoner Dmitry Polienko

  • Posted on: 26 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

We are social activists and friends of Dmitry Polienko and we are starting a New Year campaign of solidarity with the Belarusian prisoner of conscience! Please send a postcard with some words of support to Dmitry!

You can also post a photo of your postcard on social media and use the hashtag: #Free_Polienko

TOTW: creative holiday avoidance

  • Posted on: 25 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

Some of us don't do Christmas. Some of us have rejected holidays as obligatory time with Loved Ones(tm), etc, and just hide in our homes avoiding commercials and sappy music (or only listen to detourned sappy music, which can be awesome). Some of us just bare knuckle it every year, avoiding calls from our families as the year draws to a close, while others have clearly and decisively said “NO” and don't get harassed any more.
What is your most creative way to deal with this (and other) seasons of obligatory merrymaking and family time and saccharine eggnog, etc?

TFSRadio: Resisting Fascists in Charlotte, NC & Some Perspectives on the CDC 7 Words

  • Posted on: 24 December 2017
  • By: Bursts

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This week, the show features two interviews.
Anti-Fascist Organizing in Charlotte against AntiCom
The first is with an antifascist in Charlotte, NC, about the “March Against Communism” event that MIGHT be taking place in that city on Thursday, December 28th. Anticommunist Action, the nazi group that originally announced the event had hoped to hold it in Marshall Park but never applied for a permit, got told off by the city and MAYBE cancelled it. This anti-fascist, Soyboy, thinks it might still occur and wants folks to show up.

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