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Anarchy in the U-S-A

  • Posted on: 18 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

Last year, squads of young men and women in black clothes, masks and bandanas crept out to the streets of Portland, Oregon, with bags of asphalt in hand. This wasn’t about Neo-Nazis, law enforcement, immigration rights or other prickly issues millennials have demonstrated a passion for. They took to the streets for one purpose only: to patch potholes, which had grown out of control as the city struggled with a backlog.

A philosopher thinks technology could make anarchists’ dreams come true

  • Posted on: 18 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

Whether or not it leads to some 21st-century revolution is unknowable, but Newman thinks something has indeed changed, in which “state and centralized political and financial institutions increasingly appear as an empty shell, without life or legitimacy.”

Domino’s Pizza Ripped Off Portland Anarchists’ Scheme to Fill Potholes

  • Posted on: 18 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

When asked by Portland author and former WW reporter Corey Pein on Twitter whether the pizza company stole their idea, the group responded: "You can't own an idea, so they didn't steal anything, but fuck Domino's, it's obviously a marketing ploy and not actually care for the community."

The Death of a Gig Worker

  • Posted on: 4 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

An 8-year-old told me about Pablo Avendano’s death: “My dad’s friend was just killed riding his bike.” The 8-year-old was a friend of my son, Dai. I had taken the boys out for water ice in our neighborhood in Philadelphia. “He went out to work and he’s never coming back,” my son’s friend said, bobbing on his feet. “And he didn’t even like his job!” Avendano made deliveries through Caviar, the food-ordering app.“His boss is probably in trouble,” Dai said.

Police Raid Anarchist Library in Berlin’s Kreuzberg Neighborhood

  • Posted on: 30 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

An anarchist library was raided earlier this month in Berlin after police executed search warrants in the hunt for two men wanted in connection to a series of posters depicting police violence during the last year’s G20 protests in Hamburg.

Kalabal!K, located on Reichenberger Strasse in Kreuzberg, was searched on the morning of May 9 after police suspected two men wanted for libel were located inside.

US anarchist David Graeber’s crusade against the rise of “bullshit jobs”

  • Posted on: 29 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

In 2013, the American anthropologist David Graeber began to notice a strange phenomenon. “I kept running into people at parties who didn’t want to tell you what they did [for work],” he recalled when we met. Others would say “we just make up the numbers” or “I can do my job in two hours a week – don’t tell my boss!” This wasn’t mere self-effacement – “they were really doing nothing”.

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