terrorism

Calling It Terror: On recent attacks in Southern Ontario

  • Posted on: 22 August 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Calling something terrorism is undeniably powerful, but the word is used in such widely different ways that it often seems to mean little more than, “I condemn this utterly”. Whether it's being used loosely or specifically though, it has the function of setting the acts it describes as outside of reasonable consideration – it's often paired with words like “senseless”, “incomprehensible”, or “unimaginable”.

But terrorism is a strategy that's been used by almost all political tendencies at different times. As a strategy, it's not desperate or insane, the way the specific attacks often appear; terrorism has specific goals and groups using it aren't shy about articulating them. The goal of this text is to look at terrorism as a strategy, as a choice that rational people might make to achieve their goals. This gives us a stronger basis for rejecting it and also gets us beyond the shocked and decontextualized reactions we understandably have to scenes of violence, like the two attacks in Toronto.

Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum calls for pressure against Iraq assault

  • Posted on: 19 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News UK

Below is a statement released by KAF, a Kurdish-speaking anarchist group, in the wake of the recent Iraqi government assault on Kirkuk and other Kurdish-held positions — and against the destructive policies of Marsoud Barzani’s government.

FRR Audibooks: ITS Communiques 3+4 and Buffo the Clown!

  • Posted on: 14 May 2017
  • By: Dirtroll

Free Radical Radio is on a fucking roll and we won't stop until our rock hits the bottom, at which point we will push it back up this mountain, or maybe another one!

We continue the Individualists Tending Toward The Wild recording series with communiques 3 and 4, and we also bring you Buffo the Clown by Angela Carter!

Spain: Monica and Francisco sentenced to 12 Years

  • Posted on: 30 March 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

It was just announced that Monica and Francisco, two comrades arrested in Barcelona in November, 2013, and accused of terrorism, just a couple years after being fully acquitted of similar charges in Chile, have been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, after having already been locked up over two years awaiting trial.

As if fallen from heaven: Be they “moderate” or “extremist” – against all gods, against all masters

  • Posted on: 28 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

13th November 2015, some madmen of God descend from their heavens in Paris and aim at crowds, slaughtering around 130 people. Some days before, two of them explode in a Shiite neighbourhood in Beirut, killing more than 40. Few weeks before that they blow themselves up during a demonstration in Ankara, leaving 102 dead. This is terror. Even the toughest ones are forced to admit that this time they are afraid. Afraid to be in the wrong place at the wrong time the next time it happens. Afraid to lose a close one to such a fortuitous death.

CrimethInc./Lundimatin: The French 9/11

  • Posted on: 16 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

A dialogue with members of the French news source Lundimatin comparing the aftermath of September 11, 2001 with the situation in France today. For more background on the situation in France, read our Letter from Paris; for our perspective on how this relates to the so-called migrant crisis, read The Borders Won’t Protect You, But They Might Get You Killed.

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