Bored by the prospect of another May Day â€œcelebrationâ€? that threatens to be neither enjoyable nor interesting, a few radicals in Portland, Oregon have decided to shake things up as they can. Rather than using this coming May Day as a means to â€œspeak truth to powerâ€?â€”those at the reigns of power are our enemies, and we do not address ourselves to themâ€”we have decided to speak instead with those struggling each day against the conditions imposed by our society, those who, like us, feel the need for revolt.
By Adam Luck April 16, 2005
<table><tr><td>A REMOTE farm in the Lanarkshire countryside was transformed last weekend into a city of well laid-out army tents and marquees resembling a military encampment.
The military aspect was no accident. This was a â€œwar summitâ€?, where about 300 anarchists â€” some dressed in urban guerrilla garb in freezing temperatures â€” had gathered to draw up plans to paralyse Scotland during the G8 meeting at Gleneagles in July.</td><td><img src="files/festival_dissent.gif"></td></tr></table>
Apr. 24, 2005
(AP) -- A small group of self-styled anarchists went on a rampage in downtown Athens early Sunday, throwing gasoline bombs that damaged five parked cars, authorities said. No arrests or injuries were reported.
Police said the incident in the central Athens Exarhia suburb began a little after midnight.
Anarchist arson gangs frequently target cars and property at random, as well
Student Resistance in Chile
April 28, 2005
Over the past week, Chilean high school and university students have escalated their ongoing struggle against government plans to privatize university education. A rise in the price of university student bus passes only added fuel to the fire.
Mass student demonstrations in various Chilean cities have frequently developed into street battles against riot police. Armored police water cannons are deployed by the authorities as common practice.
May 7, 2005
University of California, Santa Cruz
As we enter the 21st century, the political landscape has shifted dramatically. Since the end of the Cold War and the beginning of the open-ended War on Terror, the dominant ideologies, categories, antagonists, analyses of power and the modes in which it is exercised have changed. Accordingly, the theories and praxes of resistance are changing as well.
The Personal Demons of the Republic and the Industrial Workers of the World announce:
WHAT: MAY DAY 2005 Picnic, Puppet Play, and Singalong
WHEN: Sunday May 1, noon to four
WHERE: The Rock Garden in Zilker Park
CELEBRATE the traditional day of international labor SOLIDARITY and RECLAIM
the CULTURE of the working class with a radical rite of spring:
- Songs and stories from the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World), drawing
<table><tr><td>The late 1990s was a depressing time for anarchists in North America. Long time activists were leaving a declining movement en masse, while projects were disbanding or taking a hiatus. Anarchists of the 1990s had struggled hard to develop a working praxis, while simultaneously trying to predict what "the next big thing" would be in terms of social struggle. Some talked of ecology, while others built up infoshops and other counter-institutions.</td><td><img src="files/pictures/nefac.jpg"></td></tr></table>
Precarity is the most widespread condition of labour and life in Europe today. It affects everyone, everyday, in every part of life: whether chosen or imposed, precarity is a generalised condition experienced by the majority of people.
Precarious people are now the corner-stone of the wealth production process.
Notwithstanding this, we are invisible and count for nothing in the traditional forms of social and political representation or in the European agenda.</td><td><img src="./files/pictures/mayday05_thumb.jpg"></td></tr></table>
On February 18th 2005, a contingent of anarchists from RioÂ´s anarchist federation (FARJ or FederaÃ§Ã£o Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro)made our way to Olga Benario Prestes, a squatted piece of land on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro to participate in their 2nd year anniversary and victory celebration. It had been two years of occupation and there was much reason to celebrate. The celebration was taking pace just days after Brazilian military and pigs had brutally evicted hundreds of families (12,000 people in total) from squatted land in Goiania, in the north of Brasil, killing several and disappearing many.
<table><tr><td>On Thursday, April 28, at 7:30pm, the Libertarian Book Clubâ€™s Anarchist Forum will present a panel discussing the history of what Democracy has meant and might mean in the future. This Forum will be our first at the New SPACE (New School for Pluralistic Anti-Capitalist Education) currently holding classes and events at the FUSION ARTS MUSEUM 57 Stanton Street, NYC (corner of Eldridge & Stanton Streets). This is in Manhattan's Lower East Side, one block south of Houston and one block south of the 2nd Ave. stop on the F and V trains.</td><td><img src="files/pictures/lbc.gif"></td></tr></table>