politics

Anews podcast - episode 23

  • Posted on: 6 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The A News Podcast

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 23 for August 4. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.

Editorial: Capitalism and Anarchism, example: IGD

TOTW - Chasing Politics

A101 question: What do anarchists think of the word "revolution"?

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TOTW: Sign of the Times

  • Posted on: 23 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

If the latest controversies have taught us anything it is that the newest generation of anarchists (and anarchist-adjacent) deal with political disagreements differently than we have in the past. The story is likely apocryphal but it is said that when Johann Most (German anarchist who immigrated to the US in 1882 to join the labor movement here!) talked shit (generally implying that the Berkman assassination attempt against Frick was not what was claimed by Goldman) Emma whipped him across the face.

We Get Knocked Down, But We Get Up Again: Regressive Transportation Policy Under the Mercury-Pluto Square

  • Posted on: 29 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

On March 22, as transportation planet Mercury in Aries formed a square to "illegitimate power and hierarchy" Pluto in Capricorn, the neo-conservative Brad Wall government in Saskatchewan, my home province, announced in its budget that it will be shutting down the province's bus system.

Yes, that's right. No public debate, no public consultation, no transportation alternatives offered. It's just over because Brad Wall and his buddies say it is.

The death of politics

  • Posted on: 23 January 2017
  • By: thecollective

From ediciones inéditos

Trump has been sworn in, the Left and Liberals have come out in droves to denounce a president whom Congressman & Civil Rights Leader , John Lewis, has declared illegitimate. Though the grounds for illegitimacy, as he states, are not necessarily based on Trump’s racist, sexist, isolationist, ultra-nationalist, anti-queer agenda but rather that he is the subject of a Russian conspiracy. (Though we have had presidents who have been slave-owners, rapists, leaders of genocide, fervently anti-queer and yet they were able to complete their terms.) Others more generally decry Trump as a Neo-Fascist set to bring 1939 onto American soil. The U.S. Radical Left clamors to revive itself and swell its numbers. Though this Radical Left has chosen, more and more so, to speak the language of politics rather than of revolt (or revolution). This Radical Left sometimes speaks of communism as a set of affairs to be installed, and to which proletarians must be won over to, rather than the means by which proletarians will free themselves.

J20 Live: First Things First

  • Posted on: 20 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Crimethinc Live

Welcome to our continuous coverage of the mobilization against Trump’s inauguration! We’re updating nonstop all day, providing firsthand reports and analysis of the events in DC and other cities around the US and the world. Please send us field reports, photos, and footage at J20@crimethinc.com.

Why We're Protesting: An Anarchist Perspective on the Trump Inauguration

  • Posted on: 18 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anarchist Agency

On January 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. There to protest the know-nothing real estate mogul’s ascent to office will be many of the people he’s insulted and denigrated over the past year and a half: women, people of color, Muslims, immigrants – representatives of the majority of the population of the U.S.

Many of us protestors are anarchists.

Why anarchists?

TOTW: What is Political?

  • Posted on: 3 October 2016
  • By: thecollective

This week could be a good time to revisit the conversation about politics. Are anarchists (or anarchism) political? (definition: The art or science of government or governing, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs.) If we aren't then what are we? Is there another term that concerns itself with the politics of daily life and not with governing?