What does it mean to support something? To be a supporter? Does your support really matter? Who cares if you "support" Rojava? This and more in the latest episode of Beer & Rage!
In the 80s, an anarchist who wanted, for example, to burn some building, developed his/her plan and at the same time looked to see if there were no listening devices in his/her house. In the late 90s, the same anarchist turned off the phone and used encrypted traffic on the Internet. In the 2020s, we need to reconsider our strategy, intelligence gathering has improved and we must also take this into account.
An Op-Ed By David Van Deusen, District Vice President of The Vermont AFL-CIO
In this political climate, the only thing that prevented street level neo-Nazis (and extremist anti-Labor Trump supporters) from effectively occupying sections of the cities they have marched upon, has been effective counter attacks organized by Antifa/Black Bloc contingents. It has been Antifa, not politicians and not pacifists, who have given neo-Nazis something to fear and a reason to pause. And more often than not, when neo-Nazis and Antifa have met in the streets, it has been Antifa who has come out on top.
Buda'(buda’ is kids in Pontianak Malay language) Podcast is a podcast by two boys from Pontianak, West Kalimantan – Indonesia. The podcast will published online at least once in three weeks, more or less. This podcast will give a you a conversation by us with guest, talking about various topics around music, creative art, literacy, and ideology.
Greek Anarchists 1985...
A new wave of young anarchists, more aggressive and violent, emerged in the mid-1980s
Riots after Nikos Temponeras killing 1991
Leftist school teacher Nikos Temponeras was murdered in 1991 by secretary of the youth branch of the New Democracy right-wing party. The killing caused civil unrest in several Greek towns.
The Best Years of Our Lives
In this episode, we drink some basic beers, and talk about leftist organizations that pass themselves off as revolutionary, but really just function as cults. I was a member of one of these groups before really identifying with anarchism, and that experienced solidified my commitment to the big @, and still informs my politics. Anyone who's ever wondered what it's like to sell Leninist newspapers in the street should watch!
Anarchism is a philosophy which, over the years, has often been seriously misunderstood, thanks largely to the efforts of its enemies. But the situation seems worse than ever today, in that even those who call themselves anarchists sometimes lack a clear understanding of what it involves. Sometimes they accept the comic-book version of anarchism presented to us by the mainstream media and so help perpetuate that parody.
Not long ago anarchists were gifted copycats. The autonomist movements of Europe set a prime example of how to take an idea, open it up to participants, and allow for them to experiment and improve on ideas as they went.
The Social Centre Movement was key in imagining anarchist spaces seeking freedom from the status quo, and gave birth not only to the infoshop but also to the DIY movement, and longer-lasting experiments like Christiania.