Sartre at Seventy: An Interview

  • Posted on: 8 January 2015
  • By: worker

From NY Review of Books - By Jean-Paul Sartre and Michel Contat, translated by Paul Auster and Lydia Davis

But you are involving yourself less in these projects.

I am involving myself less because I have to. Because at seventy I can no longer hope that in the ten useful years remaining to me I will produce the novel or the philosophical work of my life. Everyone knows what the ten years between seventy and eighty are like….

New pamphlets on police and prisons

  • Posted on: 23 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

In hopes of contributing to the growing discontent with the police and prisons, sections of the Ex-Worker podcast have been put together as two pamphlets by some independent @s.

The first pamphlet, entitled POLICE/POLICING and LIFE WITHOUT THE POLICE, discusses the origins of the police, police tactics, and how life could look without them.

The second, PRISONS and PRISON ABOLITION, looks at the prison system and how alternatives to it might look like.

Live Streamers Make Great Informants

  • Posted on: 22 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From We Cop Watch

There are many ways to effectively document the movement while protecting the space, its movements and people’s privacy. Live Streaming is generally NOT one of them.

A common issue with Streamers is their display of entitlement, often citing the value of bringing the movement to the people. But Streamers have a hard time admitting that the police find their work more valuable then demonstrators.

Media Releases Durham PD "After Action Report," Highlights Anarchist Involvement

  • Posted on: 17 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The following article is from corporate news in Durham. It draws upon an internal report from DPD that can be seen here.


A report released Tuesday on recent protests in Durham suggests an anarchist group may be responsible for aggravating demonstrators already frustrated with police officers.

An open letter to the black clothed guy who sucker-punched me at the Oakland demonstration

  • Posted on: 13 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Indybay

I was sucker punched by a black-clothed white boy poseur in the Oakland march.
An open letter to the black bloc poseur who sucker-punched me at the anti-police march on Telegraph Avenue Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

Anarchy in the Business School

  • Posted on: 13 December 2014
  • By: worker

From Open Democracy - by Thomas Swann

Think about where anarchism is talked about on university campuses. Aside from student activism, what comes to mind first is probably departments like anthropology or political science, perhaps also geography, philosophy or history. These academic disciplines have often involved discussions of the pros and cons of the radically democratic and egalitarian practices that make up contemporary and historical anarchist movements.


Team Nihilism vs. Team Marxism

  • Posted on: 12 December 2014
  • By: worker

The East Bay Anarchist book fair, a small and sordid affair, took place at the Humanist Hall in Oakland earlier this month. This year, the book fair sponsored a Fight Night at the local motorcycle club house and dubbed the event “Team Nihilism vs. Team Marxism”. The East Bay Rats’ outhouse is a two-room dump on San Pablo avenue, a well-known thoroughfare for ladies of the night and, more recently, riots.

Group Raising Funds to Repair Windows of Small Businesses in East Bay

  • Posted on: 10 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

ENDING RACISM IS A LOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN A COUPLE WINDOWS, but a group of us wants to make sure that local, small, and cooperative businesses receive the community financial support they need so the window breaking doesn't cause them undue hardship.

Last night, as people in the Eat Bay rose up in protest of the executions of people of color by police, many windows were smashed. Most of those windows belonged to big corproate banks and franchises. But in the fray, a couple small businesses had their windows crunched.

These locally-owned businesses included:

The Relentless Vision of an Old Anarchist

  • Posted on: 8 December 2014
  • By: worker

From HuffPo - by Joel Sucher
Federico Arcos -- "Fede" as he's known -- is 94 years old and currently in a Windsor, Ontario, hospital recovering from a recent heart attack. Federico, an anarcho-syndicalist, is a living link to one of history's most remarkable episodes, the Spanish Civil War, and one of the most remarkable stories within this history: How the Spanish Anarchists, with a sizable following, were able to run a number of towns, villages, agrarian collectives and the entire city of Barcelona along anarchist lines, subscribing to anti-authoritarian principles.