Darkness Falls: Revisiting anarchist politics in the age of collapse

  • Posted on: 12 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Medium by Uri Gordon

Ten years ago I published a short and not very rigorous essay titled “Dark Tidings: Anarchist Politics in the Age of Collapse”, in which I attempted to anticipate forthcoming trends in the terrain of social struggle, and suggest responsive stategies for social transformation in view of ecosystem degradation and climate change. Since the news cycle has again come around to these themes, the topic may be worth revisiting.

Is The Revolution Your Religion?

  • Posted on: 14 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

Nobody is going to abolish the police. Nothing will stop the sadistic murders carried out in the name of “law and order” and nothing will convince everybody. Step out of some invisible march of history and start focusing on the breathing bodies around us. Alternative services to calling the police must be built rather than new slogans or “movements.” Territory must be claimed and protected.

Stories of Struggle: Riots and Eagles – My World Opened

  • Posted on: 4 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From mtlcounter-info

The story below is the first of the Stories of Struggle series on MTL Counter-info. This series will give voice to experiences of anarchist struggle in the territory dominated by the Canadian State. We believe that the practice of story-telling is important, as it gives life to our collective memory and allows us an opportunity to learn from past experiences.

Lines In Sand – AudioZine

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

Lines in Sand is a collection by Peter Gelderloos that looks critically at identity politics and anti-oppression politics. All of them are very thought provoking and well worth reading. These aren’t knee-jerk criticisms, but rather are thoughtful explorations of the problematic aspects of identity and anti-oppression politics and practice.

Episode 16 - June 18, 2017

  • Posted on: 18 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 16 for June 18th. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Editorial - In Defense Of Struggle
TOTW - International Anarchism
this podcast

Topic of the Week: Struggle

  • Posted on: 27 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

The concept of constant struggle holds strong as definitive measure among a range of anarchists. We may be struggling against our preexisting conditions--or the level at which we are at odds with what we oppose as anarchists, or intentionally confronting or attacking our opposition in a direct drive towards a intensified state of struggle. This isn't intended to present a binary either, as of course there can be a range of ways we may attack our enemies that make sense in our situation.

Ex-Worker podcast #40: Struggles Against White Supremacy and Police Since Ferguson

  • Posted on: 4 September 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Crimethinc

It’s been a year since rage over Michael Brown’s murder catalyzed an anti-racist and anti-police rebellion that spread from Ferguson around the country. How can anarchists interpret the trajectory of the struggles against white supremacy that have unfolded over the last year? In Episode 40, we discuss the current state of police violence and both institutional and autonomous white supremacy, alongside an analysis of how anti-racist and anti-police resistance developed from Ferguson to Baltimore to South Carolina. A listener weighs in on the risks of militarism, from the Iron Column in the Spanish Civil War to the militias in Rojava today. Comrades from Korea share updates on state repression and issue an exciting call for international solidarity, and Clara and Alanis discuss the politics of the term “terrorism” and how to undertake assertive resistance to state repression without resorting to sports metaphors. {September 3rd, 2015}