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TOTW: Education revisited

  • Posted on: 3 December 2018
  • By: thecollective

This week we’re revisiting an old topic, and bringing up some new ones within it. Education is an indoctrination and also seen as a rite of passage in society, one that often leads down a path towards work, the military, or prison.

Call for contributions : surveillance devices hidden by cops in the spaces we live in

  • Posted on: 29 November 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Des oreilles et des yeux

The States, according to their role of repression of individuals and groups doing subversive actions, put in place ways of keeping those individuals and groups under surveillance. It seems that some of this surveillance is done through the hiding of surveillance devices in the spaces we live in.

Festival Father Frost against Putin 2019 to take place in January

  • Posted on: 17 November 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Father Frost against Putin

Next year, 2019, the Father Frost against Putin-festival will once again take place in Helsinki. From the 5th to the 6th of January you can join discussions about the state of affairs in Russia and the x-USSR region, and get a chance to meet various social and political activists without the fear of police or special service operations. (fear of infringement from the side of police and special services).

Russian anti-fascist reveals violence, humiliation and threats in pre-trial detention

  • Posted on: 15 November 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Open Democracy dot net

In Russia, the security services have arrested 11 anarchists and anti-fascists on terrorism charges. Yuly Boyarshinov, a defendant, describes the conditions in pre-trial detention – where prisoners beat, bully and humiliate others in league with investigators.

Diagnostic of the Future

  • Posted on: 7 November 2018
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

In this in-depth analysis, Peter Gelderloos explores the technological and geopolitical changes that movements for liberation will face over the next several decades. How will those who hold power today attempt to weather the economic and political crises ahead? Will artificial intelligence and bioeconomics save capitalism? What’s more dangerous—governments refusing to address climate change, or the technocratic solutions they will propose? Will we see the rise of fascism, or the regeneration of democracy? If we study the challenges that capitalism and the state will confront, we can prepare to make the most of them to put forward another way of life.

Russia: Free the “Network” Prisoners

  • Posted on: 3 November 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Note from the Russian Reader:

Once upon a time in another fairy tale kingdom, I made a silly resolution that I would grow a beard and keep it until my sisters and brothers in HERE Locals 34 and 35 won their strike against Yale University and got a new contract.

Dispatch on Brazil: Interview with Hugo Souza

  • Posted on: 22 October 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

We present an interview with Brazlian anarchist militant Hugo Souza with his opinions on the current situation and advice for leftists in the US. As Brazil is rocked by economic recession, parliamentary coups and scandals, into the void has stepped far right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Winning the first found of voting earlier this month Bolsonaro is headed to the second round on October 28 where he will face off against the Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad. Often compared to Trump, Bolsonaro is actually far more dangerous with a much more coherent and reactionary ideology and in praise for torture and Brazil’s previous military dictatorship.

The Claws of Empire, the Rise of Fascism

  • Posted on: 22 October 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

Brazilian Anarchist Statement on Bolsonaro

What follows is translated statement by our comrades in Brazil on the current and politically urgent situation in Brazil. As Brazil is rocked by economic recession, parliamentary coups and scandals, into the void has stepped far right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Winning the first found of voting earlier this month Bolsonaro is headed to the second round on October 28 where he will face off against the Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad. Often compared to Trump, Bolsonaro is actually far more dangerous with a much more coherent and reactionary ideology and in praise for torture and Brazil’s previous military dictatorship.

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