The anarchist movement – in both its past and contemporary incarnations – is back to the cultural fore, and to such an extent that it echoes the surge in anarchist-themed entertainment before 1914.
The BBC has just aired a highly popular new adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel The Secret Agent. Then there’s Elie Wajeman’s 2015 film The Anarchists. And Bertrand Bonello’s controversial Nocturama, just screened at the 2016 London Film Festival. These three works of fiction probe the societal reasons for terrorism and criminality, holding up a mirror to contemporary anxieties.
They are locked in a struggle for freedom. Freedom from oppression, freedom from the ruling classes, freedom from "the man".
Now, the battle is on their doorstep. Literally.
The Melbourne Anarchist Club – home to a group of social outliers who reject "hierarchical power structures" and believe profit is evil – is staring down its capitalist overlords as their headquarters is engulfed by boutique apartments.
From Al Jazeera
We go inside Greece's resurgent anarchist movement as it seeks to show that it is about more than just violence.
On a warm evening in August this year, in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Kesariani, in the Greek capital, Athens, several hundred young people gathered in front of a stage as a band fine-tuned their instruments. At first glance, there was little unusual about the scene, but this was not an ordinary concert.
A mysterious-sounding anarchist organization called the National Liberation Militia is allegedly planning a war on police this Halloween, at least according to an alert released by the FBI on Monday, CBS News reports.The Bureau sent a bulletin to police departments around the country warning that this so-called "Halloween Revolt" may involve members of the anarchist group dressed up in masks and ambushing police with bottles and bricks and other Warriors-esque weaponry, according to the New York Post.
The west Olympia police station sustained a large amount of damage early Friday morning when suspects broke nearly all of the station’s windows, painted graffiti on the outside walls and put super glue in the locks.
Lt. Paul Lower said the vandals struck the station, located at 221 Perry St., sometime between 3:15 and 3:30 a.m., just after one officer left the station, and right before another officer returned.
From St Louis CBS
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is trying to recruit the criminals and anarchists in Ferguson who participated in riots after Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.