Banksy: the Michelangelo of graffiti?

  • Posted on: 7 May 2008
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>From <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/05/06/bafest10... UK</a> - By Richard Dorment

Banksy - arncha sick of him? The first few times I saw graffiti by the mystery man from Bristol, I was struck by his bitter wit and sure sense of design and scale. But unlike, say, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy's art didn't make the transition from public space to art gallery easily.

ATMs Attacked In Solidarity With Olympia Rioters

  • Posted on: 6 May 2008
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>On May 1st, at the stroke of midnight, ATMs across Santa Cruz were put out of their misery. This action is in solidarity with those arrested on May Day in Olympia. They are accused of rioting and throwing rocks through the windows of Bank of America and US Bank. Some of the banks targeted in Santa Cruz include Bank of America and Wells Fargo. While all banks fund destructive, repressive, industrial enterprises, these two are particularly heinous.

Anarchism, Foucault and the "Postmoderns"

  • Posted on: 6 May 2008
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>by Daniel Colson

This article is published in the French anarchist journal Réfractions, May 2008 with several other texts about postmodernity, including one by Tomas Ibanez, to which this article refers.

I will start with the points of agreement with Tomas’ text – they are quite numerous– while including in this commentary the reasons for my final disagreement on what one might expect from anarchism, its scope and therefore its importance in the future.

<strong>Anarchism today</strong>

MayDay IWW Press Conference in Grand Rapids, MI

  • Posted on: 6 May 2008
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>Mediamouse.org has posted the MayDay Press Conference in front of Starbucks in East Grand Rapids. It can be seen here:

http://www.mediamouse.org/features/050608iww_h.php

Mentioned in the press conference is our fellow worker, Monica, who was unlawfully fired by Starbucks on April 24th in Seville, Spain. She was a member of the CNT union. That story as well as mention of Grand Rapids organizing can be viewed here (in spanish):

Don't Mourn Sean Bell

  • Posted on: 4 May 2008
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>From <a href="http://illvox.org">Illvox</a>

<em>Illvox.org (Anarchist People of Color) continues its Tuesday editorial with a commentary on the Sean Bell verdict and anarchist revolution.</em>

This past week, the New York City police officers who sent bullets ripping through the body of Sean Bell were acquitted. The judge in the case criticized witnesses and family members as insincere players in the tragedy.

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