violence

Working to death

  • Posted on: 15 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

via Wandering Cannibals

I was reading on Contrainfo concerning an anarchist blood drive for a comrade injured in a foiled attempt to set a bus on fire. According to the communique:

During the night of October 26, 2017, at about 9:30 p.m. a group decides to go out into the street and face the imposed normality near the faculty Juan Gomez Milla of the University of Chile.

It is right in the street intersecting Captain Ignacio Carrera Pinto with Passage Challacollo where they decide to intercept a micro-bus of the route 325, managing to stop it and bring down the 12 passengers who were traveling. At the same time benzene is sprayed into the machinery and they struggle with the driver to make him descend.

“Why do they publish so many communiques if they don’t want to convince anyone?” and other dumb questions

  • Posted on: 31 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Atassa

There has been too much back and forth about eco-extremism in the last few weeks that it seems that the fatwas against ITS and others have only intensified and perhaps are coming from the “highest rungs” of insurrectionary anarchism (LOL yeah we think that’s funny too). Honestly, we don’t have to point out where you can find all of these polemics: the cyber-world that keeps up with this stuff is small and incestuous enough that to link to them would be pandering to the obvious. Here are some selected points that have been raised:

Rethinking Violence: Against Instrumentalism

  • Posted on: 30 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Miko-Ew by Sokaksin

I was having a conversation the other day and the topic of bombings came up, much to my excitement I will admit. The conversation eventually wound its way into a discussion on the motivations of bombings and beyond this into a discussion of extremist violence in general. As the conversation unfolded and afterward as the thoughts continued to ferment in my mind I started to see that there is a deeply rooted instrumentalism in our modern attitudes toward violence. How many times have we seen people crying “Why? What was the point of this?” after some shooting, some bombing, etc.? Lamenting the apparent mindlessness of the violence, for it served no conceivable ends. And it seemed to me as I continued to dwell on this point that our deeply rooted instrumentalist perspective is one of the causes of discomfort with regard to the manner in which much of the violence related to eco-extremist action unfolds.

The Four Tenets of Anarcho-Homicidalism

  • Posted on: 12 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From VJM Publishing

Anarcho-homicidalism is a radical new philosophy that is rapidly challenging people’s conceptions of what is possible within political space. Despite the tooth-and-claw simplicity of the doctrine, it is not always obvious how one transitions into it from a lifetime of statism. This essay examines four basic precepts.

The Anarchists Podcast #8: Fyre Fest, May Day, and Violence!

  • Posted on: 14 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

Watch here

The majority of this podcast is devoted to discussing violence in various forms, in particular the practicalities and morality behind it. We have a varied set of viewpoints here, but by no means do we encompass the entire spectrum of anarchist thought on violence within this podcast, rather we attempt to cover most of it.

Violence, Counter-Violence, and the Question of the Gun

  • Posted on: 9 August 2016
  • By: thecollective

There are arguably three main types of violence which will be premised in this analysis: state violence, group violence, and revolutionary violence. The first two forms of violence, coming from the state and groups empowered by the status quo, are designed to oppress. The third form, coming from revolutionaries and the systematically oppressed, is designed to strike back at this oppression for the purpose of liberation. The first two types (state and group) are violent, or offensive, by nature. The last type (revolutionary) is counter-violent, or defensive, by nature.

On Throwing Rocks or Thoughts on the Demonstration at the 4th Precinct in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 11/18

  • Posted on: 19 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

“[T]he time of passive resistance has ended, that nonviolence was a useless strategy and could never overturn a white majority regime bent on retaining its power at any cost” – Nelson Mandala

“Y’all are some singers. Y’all are just like them, you’re all cops.” – A man at Sunday’s demonstration at the 4th Precinct.

The Haters v Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Posted on: 3 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From The Haters

Welcome to our special crushing the dreams of children edition! This episode we eviscerate the statist communalism of comic book heroics and goofball treatment of serious violence as featured in a movie from 2014 at the request of a mother whose daughter LOVES the film. Listen, and enjoy!

Find it on archive.org here: https://archive.org/details/Episode9GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

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