From C4SS by William Gillis
I think it’s a shame that anarchists don’t write more on either geopolitics or analyses of the future; over the last two centuries our greatest successes have come from our imagination and foresight. For this reason I applaud Peter Gelderloos’ recent attempted forecast, published in a variety of forms by Crimethinc.
Two years have passed since I left the empty world of open kitchens for closed kitchens. The struggle against the clock, the technocrats, the middle manager cops, and all the other bastards has changed dramatically but continues as it will until the end of Time. No matter where you work, power and hierarchy exists albeit in varying forms and orders.
by Jon Bekken, Anarcho-Syndicalist Review #74, Summer, 2018, page 10
A wave of teacher revolts swept the United States from March to May, closing schools across the South and Southwest--states where legislators have limited teachers' right to unionize and bargain, and have taken advantage of weakened unions to slash education budgets.
From The Brooklyn Rail
You probably first heard of him when reading, on Bloomberg.com or in the pages of The New Yorker, about his role as one of the “founders” of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Some of you might have stumbled across him even earlier, when The New York Times published a short article on the openly anarchist anthropology professor whose politics, he lamented, thwarted his plans for tenure at Yale.
Intent is not behavior. One can intend to perform a certain task--intend it really hard--and still not break out of the routine of current behaviors. Changing behaviors is hard. Intent is not.
Celebrity is often discussed as an unfair advantage, a snake oil seller, or perhaps a person who leveraged serendipity at just the right moment, with just the right knowledge. Sure, there are opportunists who produce mediocre content and appear to be stealing attention from those more deserving. But, what if they do deserve it and you just disagree with the outcomes of their work?
Everywhere in the news and in conversations these past few weeks have been discussions about immigration and the policies of the USA government, especially that of separating migrant parents from their children. For anarchists, there is a justifiable need to abolish the borders between nations, societies, cultures and whatever else separates and defines us.
Welcome to the Anews podcast. This is episode 70 for June 29, 2018. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Download here: https://podcast.anarchistnews.org/episodes/anewse70.mp3
A group of us have been talking about the ways in which we’ve often felt alienated from our own movements due to the lack of post secondary and would like to hear from organizers with similar experiences. Rising from these chats, some of us have been talking about an idea for a compilation zine we’re calling ‘Class Dismissed’.