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ANews Pleroma

a sleeping whale

From a.nti.social/anarchistnews

Announcing the Anarchist News Pleroma! The ANews feed is a low volume stream of curated content and commentary from around the anarchistnews.org website as a supplementary way to interact with the site. The ANews Pleroma is part of a federated microblogging platform that is hosted by anarchist friends on the a.nti.social Pleroma instance.

Check it out and follow here:
https://a.nti.social/anarchistnews

Stand with Anarchist Publishers Banned by Facebook

"So it's definitely necessary to break out Emacs and modify that Perl script." - the zuck

From Change dot org, via Anarchist Agency

Sign our open letter to oppose Facebook's "both sides" narrative as they align with the Trump administration to suppress the voices of activists and media producers associated with left protest movements.

We need a strong anarchist media alliance

From raddle.me/f/Anarchism/ by ziq

The recent erasure of anarchist spaces from corporate platforms shows we need a strong anarchist media alliance

We can't keep expecting platforms owned by far-right billionaires to stay honest. Anarchists are the biggest threat to any capitalist, so of course they're going to shut us down at every opportunity.

On Facebook Banning Pages that Support CrimethInc.com

From CrimethInc

On Facebook Banning Pages that Support CrimethInc.com
And the Digital Censorship to Come

Facebook has taken down multiple Facebook pages they believe to be connected with crimethinc.com and itsgoingdown.org, among other anarchist and anti-fascist publishing projects, officially on the pretext that they “support violence.” This has nothing to do with stopping violence and everything to do with cracking down on social movements and everyday people getting organized in their communities.

TOTW: Communication

dawgz > society!

Hello. Never before has there been so much communication within the anarchist space, but perhaps, so little [sic]. There are so many podcasts, news sites for specific anarchist locales, video projects hosted outside of YouTube, blogging platforms hosted away from the big sites, and social media links the plenty that lead outside of the new normal, among the plethora, if you're following closely.

The Other White Vigilante

From It's Going Down, by Peter Gelderloos

Peter Gelderloos looks at the harmful role of “progressive” white vigilantes in resistance movements. 

More recently, another kind of white vigilante has carved out a niche. This kind comes from the Left, and they claim to be critical of the police and the white supremacist structures with which they work hand in hand. Meet Kristina Beverlin. Kristina was a participant in the CHOP in Seattle who frequently used her social media (@krisbeverlin on Twitter and @mindfulexplorer on Instagram) to share #BLM posts and criticisms of the police.

Technocracy and pandemics

Technocracy and pandemics

From scholium

In her 2016 book Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, science journalist Sonia Shah writes a chapter on flaws in the WHO’s global system for disease surveillance. Since pandemics mean a halt to the economy and capital accumulation, we will likely see business pressure applied on governments for new solutions to contain the spread of pathogens. Those involving Healthcare IT and surveillance seem to require the lowest cost and least amount of systemic change, and therefore are possibly on the horizon. This could mean a drastic reduction in privacy and freedom.

TOTW: Maintaining and Developing Online Spaces

Maintaining and Developing Online Spaces

As you may have noticed, the Anarchist News site, as well as some related anarchist sites, were down for a while and are now back online. Some haters probably rejoiced at that, while others, such as myself, were saddened to see that news about Anarchist News. During that time I took took the opportunity to look around at some of the other anarchist spaces online and I was surprised to see how active and lively some anarchist forums are, particularly in such mainstream disreputable places such as Facebook and Reddit. I also noticed that many of the people active in these spaces say that they are new to the ideas of anarchism and are interested in learning more.

The Tower’s Statement on Backlash after the Bernier Demo

The Tower’s Statement on Backlash after the Bernier Demo

From North Shore Counter-Info, Hamilton, Ontario (From The Tower’s Facebook)

In the few days since the counter-demo against the Bernier event at Mohawk College, there has been an intense backlash against antifascists. In particular, we see as particularly vile the targeting of an organizer based in Toronto named Alaa, who immigrated to Canada from Syria. We are enraged to see him subjected to racist insults and threats targeting both himself and his family. This backlash has latched on to a video of an elderly person having an uncomfortable few minutes and being slightly delayed. This person experienced no harm, she’s fine, and afterwards went to a bunch of media outlets where she made comments about how her interest in Bernier stems from concerns about the Middle East, specifically Syrians, and how they have different values from ours.

IAF-FAI Imposters: The FAImujer Saga

From Indigenous Anarchist Federation, July 13, 2019

Since very early in the history of the Indigenous Anarchist Federation – Federación Anarquista Indígena (IAF-FAI), we have been plagued by an imposter. We have received many questions about why we would support MLM movements, brutal dictatorships, and repressive state apparatus, only to find out that these posts originated from a fake account entitled @/FAImujer. In order to put all of this saga into one article, we have compiled this piece (which is sure to grow), as Twitter has done little to stop this fake account. Let’s set the record straight.

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