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Announcing the Boston Anarchist Bookfair on November 9th-10th.

  • Posted on: 3 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

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Join anarchists and community members for two days of learning and organizing for a better Boston and a better world. Against a backdrop of a Trump presidency and polls showing historic levels of disgust with both the government and capitalism, anarchists are building toward a world without politicians or billionaires.

Mark Bray on Anarchist Revolution In Spain & Lessons for Today

  • Posted on: 1 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

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In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak again with historian Mark Bray about the anarchist movement in Spain as well as the Spanish Civil War and Revolution that broke out in 1936 against a fascist coup. We discuss how the movement grew, in all its complexities, and Bray describes the discussions and tensions over tactics and methods of struggle contemporary anarchists with find many similarities with. We then discuss what was achieved during the period of the revolution, from the taking over of industry in some cities, to the communization of land and agriculture in rural areas, to attacks on patriarchy and class society within everyday life.

Wind In Our Sails: On Repression & the #FreeCedar Explosion

  • Posted on: 25 July 2019
  • By: thecollective

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In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two long-term anarchists from so-called Hamilton about the period of time from the Locke Street Riot to the recent events at Pride and the explosion of solidarity and action in the wake of targeted repression.

Inside the Growing Indonesian Anarchist Movement

  • Posted on: 9 May 2019
  • By: thecollective

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In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two anarchists from Indonesia about the growing movement, it’s history both in the colonial period and in the aftermath of the post-Suharto era. Our guests discuss how the movement, made up of a variety of tendencies, organizations, networks, and formal and informal organizations, is growing across the country.

May Day Actions Across So-Called North America

  • Posted on: 5 May 2019
  • By: thecollective

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This May Day was marked by everything form mass wildcat strikes by teachers across South Carolina, demonstrations against ICE in Portland, a noise demo outside of a jail in New York, student occupations and walkouts in Baltimore, New York, and Portland, and also clashes with the far-Right in Portland and New York. Anarchists, wobblies, and autonomous anti-capitalists of many stripes also held benefit events, BBQs, and participated in larger marches across the so-called US.

Education, Infrastructure, Insurrection: Mark Bray on Francisco Ferrer and the Modern School

  • Posted on: 23 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

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On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we welcome back to the program Mark Bray, an anarchist, a historian, and author of Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy. In his new new book, Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader, which is also edited by Robert H. Haworth, Bray brings forth a new collection of writings, some translated for the first time in English, about the infamous Spanish anarchist Francisco Ferrer and the movement that he helped shape, The Modern School.

The Changing Face of Empire: Peter Gelderloos Reflects on 2018

  • Posted on: 9 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

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On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, once again we are joined by long time anarchist author, organizer, and theorist, Peter Gelderloos. In this discussion, we look back over the past year, talk about Peter’s recent essay on CrimethInc., and discuss the possible future direction of autonomous social movements.

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