As we go to press, hundreds of squatters and eco-rebels are battling against cops at La ZAD in France. We interview someone there, as well as a participant in The Syrian Revolution about the no-state-solution to the Syrian government’s ongoing attacks on rebel areas. The treesits in West Virginia against the Mountain Valley Pipeline are expanding. Anarchist prisoner Sean Swain needs support.
Learning from 50 Years of Struggle at Notre-Dame-des-Landes
On January 17, 2018, the French government announced on television, via the voice of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, that it had given up on pursuing the highly controversial project of building a new airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes (NDDL). This decision capped five decades of political, economic, legal, environmental, and personal struggle. The airport was to be located approximately 30 kilometers north of the city of Nantes in western France; instead, the site became la ZAD—the Zone a Défendre (Zone To Defend). What began as a small protest camp grew into a world-famous space of autonomous experimentation that lasted almost nine years.
Crimethinc. grants a blanket pardon to Mac Evasion and all the travelling kids
In the dawn of the 21st century, the Crimethinc. Ex-Workers Collective was synonymous with train hopping, stale bagels, dumpster sushi, and Carhart™ overalls. A world of the possible was gaining momentum against the dreary and controlled existence of the status quo. By the hundreds, young dreamers were eschewing their comfort for an opportunity to leverage their relative class and racial privilege hitchhiking and shoplifting across the country. Fueled by the example of our bestselling book Evasion, the youth were truly rising up. Whose streets? Why take the streets, when the alleys, the rooftops, and the dumpsters, were all fair game?
Maintaining Our Morale against Seemingly Insurmountable Odds
Last week, comrades published Conflictual Wisdom, “Revolutionary Introspection towards the Preservation of the Anarchist Individual & Community.” In this collection, longtime anarchists reflect on how to maintain longevity while confronting seemingly invincible adversaries. Here, we present a refined version of one of the anonymous contributions, exploring how to understand the anarchist project outside a post-Christian millenarian narrative of redemption.