tactics

Occupy ICE Portland: Policing Revolution?

  • Posted on: 10 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

We’ve received the following report from participants in the occupation around the Portland facilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While our collective has no official position on issues internal to the occupation, we consider it important to promote constructive conversations about power dynamics within our movements and the ways that they can impose limits on what we can accomplish together. For more material on this subject, consult our earlier report, “The ICE Age Is Over: Reflections from the ICE Blockades.” Shortly, for the sake of amplifying multiple perspectives, we will add one more text from Portland.

TOTW: money, money, money

  • Posted on: 8 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

What kind of exchange do you anticipate working in an anarchist situation? Is barter or trade the only option consistent with your principles? Or do you see a committee-run economy with currency much as we have it now?
Do any anews readers believe in the power of crypto-currency to bring about a better situation, on the way to anarchy? Do local currencies have a place in your dreams? Do you have any experience with using one?
If you could make a change to how people exchange things here and now, what would that change be?

Tower Defence: Holding Space Against the Far-right

  • Posted on: 4 April 2018
  • By: thecollective
On Sunday, March 25th, various far-right groups from South-Western Ontario organized what they called a “Patriot Walk” up Locke St. in Hamilton. This was ostensibly a show of support for small businesses on the street who had their facades shattered during a mini-riot a couple of weeks earlier. The far-right hoped to capitalize on bourgeois outrage in Hamilton to put forward their ultra-nationalist form of anti-leftism, but their internal disfunction and overall shittiness, along with antifascists in the area being on point, led them to failure at every step of the way.

Berlin, Germany: ‘A Message to our Unknown Comrades in the Urban Jungle of Prison Society’ by Violent Minority Cell FAI

  • Posted on: 8 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

The burning of security vehicles in Berlin as a useful tool of communication.

By quoting from other responsibility claims, we follow the proposal of relating to each other in order to develop a wider mobilisation of the militant groups in Europe as well as to develope our theoretical base.

Reacting to Reactions to Reactions: a review of Angela Nagle’s Kill All Normies

  • Posted on: 12 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

from godsandradicals.org

While social justice activists have gotten quite good at shaming those with subtly different views from their own, all their internet crusades combined will never match what the alt-right has shown that it can do–and is more than willing to do–to its chosen enemies.

From Rhyd Wildermuth, a review of Kill All Normies, by Angela Nagle

Back in Black

  • Posted on: 21 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

On Friday, May 3, 1968, several hundred radical students stared down a contingent of fascists outside the Sorbonne, in Paris. The day before, the neo-fascist group Occident torched the offices of a leftist student organization, leaving behind their call sign, the Celtic Cross. In response, radical students called for a demonstration against “fascism and terror,” steeling themselves for a fight.

Reflections on Violence

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

From Lundi Matin

"Little by little, the 'question of violence' appears for what it is: a diversion."

Since the events of April 9th and the wild week that followed, the Nuit Debout (Rise Up At Night) assembly put the question of violence at the center of debate. While citizens persist in their rigorous pacifism, stances in favor of the "diversity of tactics" are multiplying. The National Student Coordination itself has explicitly refused dissociation between rioters and demonstrators.