The Tangled Paths of State Formation and Resistance

  • Posted on: 17 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

Gelderloos’ central thesis is that while there are many paths and pressures societies face, we nevertheless have some agency in how we navigate them. No technology, no material condition, no social condition is a prison sentence. It is our common values that play a huge role in determining whether a society can handle something like agriculture, cities, writing, or markets without turning to tyranny. The fight between authoritarianism and anti-authoritarianism is ultimately a fight over values far more than it is a fight over particular conditions or tools.

source: human iterations

Black August Resistance – 2017/Holman

  • Posted on: 30 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

I’ve been taking part in Black August activities since about 1989 and it has been a tradition here at Holman prison for the last ten years of so to observe Black August.

Black August began in the 1970s as Black August Memorial in the california prison system by the Black Guerrilla Family in remembrance and celebration of their comrades who had fallen in the struggle for black liberation. Black August Memorial has been reserved for members of the Black Guerrilla Family.

June 11, 2016: Against Maximum Security Prisons. Against Every Prison.

  • Posted on: 1 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

For June 11th, 2015, we emphasized transition in the struggle and in
the lives of the prisoners we support. This year we’re focusing on a
different kind of transition: the restructuring of the prison system and
thus doubling down on opposition to Maximum Security, isolation, and
Communications Management Units. High-security facilities are not new:
for example, Communications Management Units isolated Daniel McGowan and
Andy Stepanian for years. But now we are at a new juncture: there is
both a fresh focus on the part of the authorities reorganizing prisons
to maximize repression against long-term and combative prisoners, while
simultaneously cutting costs. In response there has been a wave of
resistance and revolt--in the streets and in the prisons. As this wave
spreads organically, we feel impelled to contribute in support of our
imprisoned friends and comrades.

Anarchy Radio 02-02-2016

  • Posted on: 2 February 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

LISTEN HERE: Radio02022016

Zika scourge spreads. "The End of Food Has Arrived, Finally" (Soylent); "my" Facebook
page; new ITS communique. Nihilism, decadence.. Google now #1 in the world; Coca-Cola
Pushes into Africa. Bolivia's second-largest lake is gone; US urban homelessness rises.
Microsoft wants to cool big servers in ocean - but it won't add to ocean warming! Action news.

I'm Not Dead by Sean Swain

  • Posted on: 14 January 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)


Well, I’m still alive. This is really awkward. I didn’t plan on this.

The current suspension of my communications started at the end of August. The fascists simply cut off all of my outgoing communication the equivalent to putting duct tape on my face.

This is part of a pattern. Fascists suspended my communications in January to stop me from producing video talking about my innocence in my criminal case. They shut down my communications again in May when I wrote a statement in opposition to the international crime of torture. No good deed goes unpunished.

Why it's right to resist the Government?

  • Posted on: 20 November 2015
  • By: TraCyn

From Anarkismo - by Joe Conlon - WSM

"The law is essentially the weapon of the privileged, it is made by them for the purpose of enshrining their power and the people need to dismantle it entirely if they want to be genuinely free" - Errico Malatesta

Does this mean anarchists are against laws? Anarchists are against laws that are created by the rich and the privileged liar of society that are used in their favour. These same laws are used to exploit and oppress the rest of society. These laws are designed to give as little as possible to people.

Anarchy Radio 10-13-2015

  • Posted on: 13 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Anarchy Radio 10-13-2015
"To Change Everything" tour....everything? "Dedications" by Adrienne Rich. Technology is "the world telling
its own story." 50-lane freeways in China, SE Asia burning. Turkle's phoney new "Reclaiming Conversation" book.
Resistance news.

This Changes Fuck All

  • Posted on: 14 June 2015
  • By: stimulator
Why marching in circles accomplishes nothing

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This week we take on the NGO led spectacle called the people’s climate march plus a look at Peru’s spectacular resistance against a copper mine, and the call from the east to disrupt oil extraction and infrastructure. On the music break, Ontario based hiphop group Flowtilla with "Stop Line 9". We wrap things up with an exclusive interview with Sea, an inhabitant of la ZAD, Europe’s largest post capitalist occupation.

Interview with Jesse Cohn on Anarchist Resistance Culture

  • Posted on: 21 May 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Jesse Cohn's book cover

Fight Back Podcast speaks with Jesse Cohn, author of Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, about his new book.

“What anarchists demanded from art was what they demanded from all aspects of their political lives: that it should, as much as possible, embody the principle in the practice, the end in the means.

Anarchist Resistance in Georgia Prisons Continues

  • Posted on: 17 April 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Banner reading "Solidarity with Georgia Prisoners - Prisons are the New Plantations"

April 16, 2015

At least four prisoners in the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville are on hunger strike. They demand an end to the Tier Program, a system used to grant and withhold privileges from prisoners. To understand why this is significant, here's some history: