the spectacle

Yes, this $375 ‘antifa’ jacket from Barneys is actually real

  • Posted on: 5 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The Daily Dot

Those who identify with the antifa movement are against fascism and, usually, capitalism. So, naturally, Barneys is selling an ‘anarchy jacket’ for $375. The military-style field jacket is adorned with an anarchist symbol and various on-brand statements. The front says “REVOLUTION” across the chest with a couple of backwards letters to evoke just the right amount of edge, and the back says “Seek Truth” and “The Devil Made Me Do it,” complete with a small illustration of a devil’s tail. The jacket looks like something that teens have been making themselves for years with sharpies and patches.

The Authoritarian Vision of Che Guevara

  • Posted on: 29 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Anarkismo by Wayne Price

Review of Samuel Farber, The Politics of Che Guevara (2016)

The recent death of Fidel Castro makes it timely to review this account of how Che Guevara and Fidel Castro created the ideology and social structure of "Communist" Cuba.

Your Wars, Our Dead

  • Posted on: 14 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

We translate and retransmit this brief declaration from Kedistan (Paris), a Paris-based counterinformation site focused on the struggle for Rojava.

We are expressing our sadness and condolences for the victims of the Paris attacks.

These abhorrent, premeditated killings, are revulsing us. Just as those of Ankara, in their case directed directed against an opposition protest in Turkey, or those of Suruç, in June, that has seen the death of youngsters on their way to Kobanê.

Dining With Vultures: Bristol Anarchists & the UK Media

  • Posted on: 17 March 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The purpose of this piece is to better understanding of mass media's relationship to rebels (including anarchists of all stripes), in general as well as in the context of a repressive atmosphere in Bristol. As well as raising local specifics, it hopes to encourage stronger awareness around wider issues of representation and counter-insurgency.