anti-civ

anti-civ.net: one year of anti-civ debate

  • Posted on: 22 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

It's been about a year's worth of https://anti-civ.net! anti-civ.org was launched late 2016 (as far as we remember). Then the whole thing was relaunched (as the present incarnation) in March 2017. And in October it moved to https://anti-civ.net. One year ago to the day, we announced the relaunch over here on anarchistnews.org—so today seems to be as good as any day to do a little reflection.

Eco-Terrorism: A Cry of Desperation

  • Posted on: 8 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Medium by A.S. Robak (Dec 18, 2017)

It should not come as surprise to the majority of our population that there is a fairly new phenomena that has arisen within the later half of the 20th century that pertains to the preservation of our environment. Just as light green environmental groups and lobbyists have gained traction within the mainstream, so have their more radical underground counterparts.

On History as Fabrication

  • Posted on: 3 March 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The tendency of civilization to decline appears consistent throughout its lifespan. As it periodically starts to shed its rotten flesh, civilization must dissect, consume, and incorporate both the living and the dead in order to continue maintaining itself. Decomposition describes the specific moments when appendages of civilization become gangrene and they must be replaced. When the beast Leviathan has its belly filled, it rests and remains hidden; all is quiet in Erebor.

A New Luddite Rebellion

  • Posted on: 14 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

We do not revolt because we might fail. People might get shot or imprisoned, vulnerable people might suffer more than they already do, police oppression might increase, and all that effort could be wasted forever. And though these fears have always been good fears, our reliance on technology for re-assurances of certainty has amplified our inaction.

This is not a controversial statement: if many of us can barely try a new restaurant without relying on smartphones to take away the very minimal risk of an awful meal, why would we expect ourselves to face actual, real risk?

Salt Lake City Capitol Hill Spraypainted in Action for Solidarity with Bears Ears

  • Posted on: 10 February 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

In the early morning of February 10th, 2018 the Salt Lake City Capitol Hill building near the East Side steps was spraypainted. Two messages showing clear from the street read "Solidarity -- --- {A}" and "Solidarity w/ Bears Ears". We were unable to complete the writing of "with", but replaced it with a "w/" instead. We maintain the resistance for protection of the wild. Industrial civilization as it exists is not sustainable. We oppose all authority as anarchists in the Salt Lake City community and demand respect deserved by all of the wild.

Commune Against Civilization #2

  • Posted on: 24 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

IT SEEMS a minor furor has followed the appearance of the first issue of Commune Against Civ. The liberals, activists, and union enthusiasts who would prefer a blockade with unified “messaging” broadcast to “the public” seem eager to speak for the entire affair, with a definite tendency wanting to present a discrete list of demands to be met by the City of Olympia as a condition for the cessation of hostilities and the resumption of rail traffic. Among the sought after reforms that we hear about time and again are “democratic control” of the Port of Olympia and a “just transition” for port and rail workers to “good, green jobs” and even for the economy of Thurston County as a whole to transition (a la Bookchin) to a “cooperative, fair and sustainable economy.” Furthermore, we are seeing the ceremonious re-appearance of non-violent direct action and civil disobedience as guiding principles for a centralized movement that wishes to put its best face forward for consumption by a fickle population, or perhaps a potential constituency.

Commune Against Civilization

  • Posted on: 21 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

via Pudget Sound Anarchists

It’s been one year since the Olympia railroad blockade of 2016 found itself growing for 7 rainy days and nights, prompted by solidarity actions with Standing Rock and eventually culminating in a fierce street fight with the police, while the baleful sound of the train whistle announced the resumption of business as usual. One year after this rupture, one revolution around the sun later, an assortment of the brave and the heartbroken, the tender and the enraged, are at it again. The hot, communal mess splayed across the train tracks has been resurrected, appearing again like a recurrent dream. Immediately, it feels like it never left us. Immediately we know that it never did.

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