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The Callout

  • Posted on: 16 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Invisibilia

A lot of communities today are taking a hard stand against sexual harassment and assault. Using social media shaming, ostracism, professional excommunication, whatever punishment is painful enough to shift the moral code by brute force. Through one incident in the Richmond, Va. hardcore music scene, we chronicle a social media callout and ask what pain can accomplish.

How Greece’s grittiest district swapped anarchy for culture

  • Posted on: 16 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Exarcheia was once the scene of riots and political gangs, but now it’s a buzzing cultural hub, says Anastasia Miari

Bathed in spring sunlight, sipping on iced coffee and surrounded by young people playing backgammon, this hardly feels like anarchist central. Yet many Greeks still steer clear of Exarcheia, widely known for its politicised riots and Molotov cocktail-throwing far-Left gangs. 

Leftwing 'anarchist terror cell' is fiction, French judges rule

  • Posted on: 13 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/13/tarnac-nine-leftwing-anarc...

French judges have acquitted eight people accused of being part of an anarchist group that attempted to sabotage part of France’s high-speed rail network a decade ago, ruling that the group itself had been a “fiction”.

French police clash with eco-activists as they clear abandoned airport site

  • Posted on: 12 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

NOTRE-DAME-DES-LANDES, France (Reuters) - French police fired teargas and stun grenades and were pelted with stones during a dawn swoop to clear eco-activists and anarchists from a site in western France that had been planned as a new airport.

The site in Notre-Dame-des-Landes had been squatted for years by opponents of the plan to build a 580-million-euro ($710 million) airport which the government decided to drop in January.

Margaret Killjoy’s Danielle Cain books are razor-sharp anarchist urban fantasies

  • Posted on: 11 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

“Sometimes, you just have to get a knife in your hands and make it clear which way the stabby end is pointing.”

So begins Margaret Killjoy’s novella The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion, the first of a pair of books that introduces a fantastic world of magic in America’s decrepit heartland, featuring a band of genderqueer, anarchist demon hunters. The two books are short, sharp, get straight to the point, and present a fantastic world that can be consumed in a single sitting.

Belarusian anarchists: Lukashenka’s political opponents or criminals?

  • Posted on: 6 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Belarus Digest, March 20th, 2018 (MSM)

On 12 March 2018, a Minsk court sentenced Sviataslau Baranovich to three years in prison. He admitted that he had hit police officers in civilian clothes during the brutal arrests of anarchists.

In recent years, the anarchists have become the most persecuted group opposing Alexander Lukashenka’s regime. They remain the most extreme organisation with a capacity to organise street protests and radicalise them.

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Is the Blockchain Giving Anarchism a New Lease of Life?

  • Posted on: 6 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Some of us believe various forms of strong cryptography will cause the power of the state to decline, perhaps even collapse fairly abruptly. We believe the expansion into cyberspace, with secure communications, digital money, anonymity and pseudonymity, and other crypto-mediated interactions, will profoundly change the nature of economies and social interactions.

Police probe sheds light into clash between drug dealers and anarchists in Exarchia

  • Posted on: 6 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

A police investigation has shed light into a clash between drug and arms dealers and anarchists in the central Athens neighborhood of Exarchia, Kathimerini has learned.

Meanwhile 29 Greek and Albanian nationals are to face charges in the wake of a major police crackdown in the area.

During the operation carried out between December and March 9 police tapped phone conversations and infiltrated the ranks of the suspects as they sought to control the drug trade in Exarchia Square and nearby pedestrian Mesolongiou Street.

Follow-up: Anarchists Books in Space

  • Posted on: 31 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

Last year, we reported on some anarchists building a space ship vessel for Murry Bookchins “Lifestyle Anarchism or Bust” bread book. We are very sorry to report that a Russian backed Syrian army jet shot down the space ship as it took off towards the heavens. The remnants of the craft are currently held by some USA govt backed rebels there.

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