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Anarchists and the coronavirus

Anarchists and the coronavirus

From Winter Oak

Moments of crisis like the one we are currently experiencing can allow us to see through the surface of our world and grasp with greater clarity some hitherto hidden truths. It is with this in mind that we present this provisional and far-from-comprehensive analysis of the reaction to the coronavirus situation from anarchist and left-libertarian outlets.

Conspiring to Keep People Alive

Conspiring to Keep People Alive

From Gods and Radicals By Rhyd Wildermuth

Seven years ago I found myself sitting in the passenger seat of my best friend’s truck, driving through the Olympic Peninsula in Northwest Washington State. We’d made many such trips, usually for camping on the Hoh river, where the two of us would sit next to a fire as the evening set, watching elk drink at the river’s edge as the sky above us exploded in stars...

200 People Take to the Streets for Unregistered Protest

Motto: Time does not stand still – Mindful protest in times of corona and state of emergency.

The protesters gathered individually and in groups of two, kept a distance of 2 meters apart and most of them wore mouth / nose protection. After 30 minutes, those assembled disbanded their protest. Prior to that, the police had asked them to end the protest.

Against Social Distancing: A Critique of the Ideology of Isolation

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As of now, multiple states and cities have been put into what amounts to near-complete lockdown. Most of the East Coast of the U.S. has prohibited mass gatherings of people and forced restaurants to stop serving people in the building. Some states have even started to enforce curfews and travel restrictions.

At this point, the speculation is not when this will abide, but how much worse it is going to get.

Collective Care Is Our Best Weapon against COVID-19

From Outside the Circle

While “social distancing” is a necessary tool to help stop the spread of this virus, it will only be effective if it’s grounded in an ethics and practice of social solidarity and collective care. COVID-19 clearly demonstrates that only by deeply looking out for each other — acting as if everyone’s life has inherent worth and is at risk; as if the health of one is the health of all — will we actually be able to lessen the amount of sickness and death, not to mention the emotional weight on us all. Unless everyone cooperates, the virus exponentially spreads.

The Ex-Worker #74

From Crimethinc.

The COVID–19 crisis presents both extreme dangers and opportunities. As our lives are threatened by a new virus, our freedom is menaced by authoritarians intent on using this opportunity to set new precedents for state intervention and control. On the other hand, the collapse of the global capitalist economy and unprecedented social crisis are opening possibilities for refusal and resistance that we could not have imagined even a month ago.

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