The fight for freedom, autonomy, and life
I shall start this off with a great quote, and move forward from there:
"Anarchism is the revolutionary idea that no one is more qualified than you are to decide what your life will be."
Put so simply, its easy to understand why we exist as a group. Anarchism is about self-determination and the autonomy that is so missed in modern society, and this group was born from that very autonomy.
From The Final Straw Radio, Part I
This week’s episode is part one of two (keep an eye out for part two in the future). Most of this show post is notes about repression updates, calls to take part in demonstrations and to support repressed prisoners. YAY!
From It's Going Down
Growing a Movement In an Age of Far-Right Riots
In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with three antifascists and anarchists based in the so-called United Kingdom, and discuss the history of antifascism in Britain, as well as the growth of both the English Defense League (EDL), and a cult of personality surrounding former British National Party (BNP) member and EDL leader, Tommy Robinson.
From Freedom News, Mar 24th
After an investigation tracking his articles through the paper and talking to old comrades, Freedom can today reveal at least some of the story of former spycop Roger Pearce as he used our paper to worm his way into Northern Ireland.
For 5 years now our group of comrades has been involved in two projects that have striven to shed light in the darkness that is the ‘prison island.’ The original desire was to continue the legacy that anarchist-nihilist comrade Darko Mathers had begun with his own similar project. It was not our intention to copy or imitate, but to continue in our own way a much needed dissemination of anti-social, individualistic, nihilistic, anti-civilisation, insurrectionary anarchy along with a healthy influx of attacks that were not necessary linked to the anarchic circles but fitted within what can be done on this island of passivity. At moments we also included influences from comrades abroad to spread the anarchy of praxis but also to show limited international solidarity.
The London Anarchist Bookfair brouhaha continues.
In an editorial titled How to destroy our own movements anarchist and author of Chomsky's Politics Milan Rai uses his role as editor of Peace News to frame the widely discussed dispute at this year's London Anarchist Bookfair as a Free Speech conflict.
via the Salford Star
The Manchester and Salford Anarchist Bookfair, which has been going for 16 years, kicks off at Partisan on Cheetham Hill Road next Saturday, 2nd December, and has everything you'd expect from a full on, seven hour radical event.