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Peak Civ: Thanks For Hacking

  • Posted on: 11 January 2018
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down by Kevin Tucker

Fake news is an insanely stupid story.

At the very least, it should be. But after a narcissistic, anthropomorphized internet troll beat out an old school, textbook neo-liberal for the United States presidency, it has become absolutely and begrudgingly unavoidable. It serves equally as a phrase used to debunk the exposure of true misinformation as well as a term for the misinformation itself. Somewhere in there is the punch line to a joke Marshall McLuhan might have made up.

CrimethInc. on 2017: Battles We’ve Faced, the Path Ahead

  • Posted on: 30 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

We begin with a discussion on the recent J20 case, its implications, and what remains to be done in terms of long term support for those still facing charges. We also discuss the past year under Trump, the declining public support and trust in the State in general, as well as the odd situation anarchists find ourselves in now with the heating up of the Mueller investigation.

The Undying State: An Anarchist Examination of 2018

  • Posted on: 28 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down by Ami du Radical

Errico Malatesta wrote that an organ of the State, deprived of its original function, will either wither and die or, when possible, construct a new function for itself. “A police force where there are no crimes to solve or criminals to apprehend,” he said, “will invent both, or cease to exist.” As we speak, this eventuality is fast approaching the political landscape of so-called America.

Statement on ‘Great Lakes Antifa’ from Cleveland Antifascist Network

  • Posted on: 20 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

We do not undertake this task joyously. Those in the anarchist milieu that have interacted with people from the Cleveland scene in the last few years know that we are not prone to get involved in personal conflicts and cause “drama,” and avoid it as much as we can. We are also not very apt to air our collective decisions, particularly when they involve other groups, publicly. But, with this said, this moment, and this specific situation is an exception to this rule. Over the past 8 months we have watched as an organization known as Great Lakes Antifa has caused problems, not only within other cities, but within Cleveland as well, following a pattern of behavior that is dangerous and deceptive. Over the past week this situation has hit a point of critical mass, with threats and recriminations being articulated by a number of different groups, which have forced us to have to articulate an otherwise internal decision publicly, and explain why we will not work with Great Lakes Antifa or anyone associated with them.

Hotwire #9: Puerto Rico, J20 Trials, & Raqqa

  • Posted on: 18 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

In this Hotwire we share the anti-fascist call from Florida to oppose Richard Spencer in Gainesville on October 19. We discuss the upcoming J20 trials in which nearly 200 protesters are charged with conspiracy for protesting the inauguration, as well as the outcome of the burning cop car case that just concluded in Paris. Considering the bullshit repression and liberal lawsuits in the wake of #Charlottesville, we make the case about why anti-fascism must mean anti-statism.

On the IGD PSA

  • Posted on: 13 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Atassa

Estimado Sr. Scott Campbell:

So since we have been given the spotlight in your fatwa on It’s Going Down, noting the obvious sin of our utter lack of anarchism, I felt I might as well respond on behalf of the Atassa project. Not that we aim to convince anyone of anything, far from it. Those who have accepted the Message of Bakunin (Peace Be Upon Him) and somehow don’t know that something that doesn’t claim to be anarchism isn’t anarchism will be relieved of their ignorance by your words. So we are sorry we have lost all of those confused readers and their generous donations to our Patreon… wait a second, we don’t have a Patreon, that’s someone else. Never mind.

IGDCAST: Getting Into Trouble With Franklin Lopez of SubMedia

  • Posted on: 23 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

There’s no doubt that SubMedia.Tv has been a huge influence on the anarchist movement in North America and across the world, and many people were sad to see the long running show, It’s The End of the World As We Know It And I Feel Fine, finally bow out after many years. However, Frank and his team at SubMedia aren’t throwing in their digital towel just yet, and this month are releasing a brand new show entitled, Trouble. Each month after, the show will feature a documentary on a different struggle. This month, it will be the #NoDAPL fight at Standing Rock.

IGDCAST: Scott Campbell on the Narco State, Eco-Extremism, and Popular Resistance from Below in Mexico

  • Posted on: 28 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

We recently caught up with Scott Campbell, a reoccurring translator and writer for It’s Going Down, as well as the author of the column Insumision, which details and analyzes unfolding social movements, struggles, as well as the overall political landscape in so-called Mexico. Beyond just talking about Scott’s contributions to IGD, we more over talk about his plans to launch a trip into Mexico for the purpose of interviewing collectives, groups, organizations, and individuals about what is going down in their regions and what they think of the current social and political landscape. The trip will serve to build bridges with anti-authoritarian, indigenous, anti-capitalist, and anarchist movements, groups, projects, and struggles, and also expand our understanding as to what is happening in Mexico and why.

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