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Leftist Anarchist Banned From Yehudah and Shomron for 15 Days

  • Posted on: 23 January 2020
  • By: thecollective

from hamodia.com by Dov Benovadia

YERUSHALAYIM -

Yonatan Pollak is banned from Yehudah and Shomron for the next 15 days, as police released the far-left radical activist Tuesday after arresting him two weeks ago. Pollak was arrested after right-wing group Ad Kan filed several complaints about him with police, saying they had footage showing him inciting Arabs to riot and attack Israeli civilians, police, and soldiers in no fewer than 18 incidents.

The Attack on Exarchia, an Anarchist Refuge in Athens

  • Posted on: 20 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
The Attack on Exarchia, an Anarchist Refuge in Athens

From The New Yorker by Molly Crabapple

Before dawn on August 25th, Rafi jolted awake to the sounds of police outside Spirou Trikoupi, a building where he was squatting, in the Athens neighborhood of Exarchia. A muscular twenty-eight-year-old from Kabul, Rafi had been an interpreter for the U.S. military. In 2015, he made the punishing journey across Iran, Turkey, and the Aegean Sea, until he found himself in Exarchia, where anarchists and refugees were transforming abandoned buildings into self-organized sanctuaries. For two and a half years, Rafi had lived alongside ninety Eritreans, Iranians, Afghans, and Kurds, at Spirou Trikoupi, “like a family,” he said.

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Far-Left Anarchist to Remain in Custody Until Next Week

  • Posted on: 12 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
Far-Left Anarchist to Remain in Custody Until Next Week

From Hamodia, YERUSHALAYIM, Thursday, January 9, 2020

Far-left radical anarchist Yonatan Pollak will remain in custody until next Wednesday – at his own request, Ha’aretz reported Thursday. According to the report, the court had been prepared to release him, but telling the court that he did not recognize the authority of the court to jail him, he requested that he be held indefinitely in custody, as a “political prisoner.” He has also refused to post a NIS 500,000 bond the court set to release him. The court agreed to keep him in jail until next Wednesday, the report said.

2019 in Review: A Year of Repression – and Resistance

  • Posted on: 3 January 2020
  • By: thecollective
2019 in Review: A Year of Repression – and Resistance

From Anarchist Agency

Just when you thought it was over, they were back: France’s gillets jaunes, the direct-action protest movement that arose in opposition to the Macron government’s pro-capitalist, anti-worker policies, was supposed to be all done in 2019, neutralized by police repression and the government’s token gestures at public “consultations.” Then, in December, the yellow vests appeared again as Macron moved to “reform”—i.e. slash—French old-age pension provisions. Once again, thousands of working people were back in the streets, saying enough is enough to the global elite’s efforts to impose neoliberal policies on an increasingly angry populace.

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A Global Anarchy Revival Could Outdo the 1960s

  • Posted on: 18 December 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)
A Global Anarchy Revival Could Outdo the 1960s

From Bloomberg Opinion

India has exploded into protests against a citizenship law that explicitly discriminates against its 200 million-strong Muslim population. Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has responded with police firing on demonstrators and assaults on university campuses.

The global wildfire of street protests, from Sudan to Chile, Lebanon to Hong Kong, has finally reached the country whose 1.3 billion population is mostly below the age of 25. The social, political, and economic implications couldn’t be more serious.

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Alan Moore: anarchist Watchmen creator to vote in first election in 40 years

  • Posted on: 6 December 2019
  • By: thecollective

from the independent

Alan Moore, the self-proclaimed “anarchist” who wrote the Watchmen comic books, has announced he will be voting for the first time in 40 years.

Ahead of the election in 2017, Moore threw his support behind Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, but said he was refusing to vote as he “prefers direct political action and comment without an elected intermediary”.

The St Petersburg anarchists cooking up a vegan revolution

  • Posted on: 2 November 2019
  • By: thecollective
The St Petersburg anarchists cooking up a vegan revolution

From BBC News

As Russia enters its 20th year under the authoritarian leadership of Vladimir Putin, St Petersburg's vegan anarchist community thrives. Hated by the far right and out of tune with Russia's prevailing nationalist mood, the activists have created a version of what their ideal society would look like - and they're promoting this vision with delicious food. Could they be changing attitudes among other young Russians?

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