This week marks one year of our anarchistnews.org podcasts start. We call it the Anews podcast and we review what has occurred in the last week in the wide world of anarchism, as reported by anarchistnews.org. Every week features a review of the news, an editorial on topical matter, and a lengthy discussion of our weekly Topic of the Week where we attempt to engage each other with hard questions relevant to our time.
Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 16 for June 18th. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Editorial - In Defense Of Struggle
TOTW - International Anarchism
Worker here. Since I have gone into semi-retirement I have been working on a project that reflects on my time at http://anarchistnews.org. It is called 50 Sectarian Crossword Puzzles and while the site tends to be non-sectarian, this puzzle book illustrates and celebrates most of the sects involved in anarchism. There are many of the inside jokes that long-time users of anarchistnews have come to enjoy and despise.
We have covered this topic a few times before but it bears repeating. The solutions that technology gives to social problems rarely solve them and usually come with unforseen consequences. Let's look at the current brouhaha around PB as a case in point. For starters PB has never had an account on @news (which is done here). Additionally Drupal gives @news the option to "write in" a username which PB and many other users take advantage of as a way to have conversations over time.