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north america / mexico / anarchist movement / debate Monday July 17, 2017 14:13 by D. Morse and B. Sousa 1 comment (last - saturday july 22, 2017 06:06)
In this article, we respond to the brief exchange between the Workers’ Solidarity Alliance (WSA-IWA) and the Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS). read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Thursday July 06, 2017 04:47 by David Van Deusen/Lady/Black Heart Anarchist Collective
"The Road Not Taken" is a historic proposal that was provided to the Federation of Revolutionary Anarchist Collectives (FRAC) from the Black Heart Anarchist Collective-Columbus Ohio in 2001. Previous to now this proposal was treated as an internal FRAC document and has never been made available online or to the public. Ultimately the proposal was not adopted by FRAC. It is being provided now as it shows some of the internal debate and discussions that were taking place in the anarchist movement shortly after The Battle of Seattle. The document also highlights one road that aspects of the anarchist movement viewed as open to it, even if this road was never taken. Now that we are struggling against an increasing fascist tendency in the U.S. and beyond , we as a movement need to explore those crossroads that post-Seattle presented us, and re-evaluate the strategic and tactical directions the movement took then in order for us in the present to build a stronger more effective movement today.
This proposal was provided to the still forming Federation of Revolutionary Anarchist Collectives (Great Lakes Region-Midwest) in December, 2001 by the Black Heart Anarchist Collective (Columbus, Ohio). It was not adopted by the federation. It was also sent to the Northeast Federation of Anarcho Communists. David Van Deusen wrote this document with Lady. The proposal was adopted as a position by the Black Heart Anarchist Collective as a whole, whose members also had input into the content. The Black Heart Anarchist Collective was an offshoot of Anti-Racist Action-Columbus. The collective (which included Van Deusen, Lady, Dustin, Noah, and others) formed for the primary purpose of engaging in discussions with other regional anarchist collectives about forming the Federation of Revolutionary Anarchist Collectives. The Black Heart Anarchist Collective were participants in a number of meetings leading up to the creation of the federation. However, prior to the official formation of the federation Van Deusen & Lady moved back to Vermont, the collective disbanded, and was never an official member collective of the federation. Van Deusen (who co-founded The Green Mountain Anarchist Collective) was in Ohio, and a member of Anti-Racist Action, for some time in 2001-2002. The Federation of Revolutionary Anarchist Collectives folded in 2005.
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north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Thursday June 15, 2017 03:46 by By Thomas Giovanni
A basic introduction to anarchism you could give to co-workers, neighbors or comrades looking to know more. #TryAnarchism read full story / add a comment
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman, annotated and introduced by Jessica Moran and Barry Pateman [Book review]
Review of the annotated and expanded edition of Berkman's classic Prison Memoirs, which came out in 2017. read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / represión / presos / news report Tuesday December 13, 2016 16:46 by Ilse Trejo
La pintura se borra, la sangre no... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Saturday November 12, 2016 13:18 by M1AA 1 comment (last - tuesday november 15, 2016 06:24)
Across the US, from cities to rural areas, it is imperative that anarchists and anti-authoritarians strive to build organizations to battle the emboldened far right, to advocate through militant action the needs of working-class communities, and to combat state repression.
What Needs to Be Done:
1. No to National “healing”, working with, or a grace period for the Trump Regime
2. Take to the streets – build a militant resistance
3. Build working-class defense organizations that resist racist attacks, sexual assault, immigration and homeland security raids and deportations, police brutality and state repression
4. Agitate and organize for workers actions – including a general strike against Trump
5. No to containment of the struggle back into the Democratic Party, electoralism and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / repression / prisoners / news report Saturday October 08, 2016 16:28 by Pink Panther
Since the 45th Anniversary of the Attica prison riots – September 9th, 2016 – an estimated 24,000 people have been on strike in the USA. If you haven’t heard of the strike you are not alone. It has mostly been ignored by the mainstream media and even much of the Left. This is because the strikers are made up of a group who usually don’t feature in strikes: prison workers. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / local contacts / anarchist communist event Sunday July 24, 2016 01:37 by TorontoAnarchist
The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair is on right now! Join us for a weekend full of anti-authoritarian activities, workshops, books, zines, food, friends, and great conversations!
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th
10:30am – 6pm
Steelworkers’ Hall (25 Cecil Street). Toronto, Ontario, Canada read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / luchas indígenas / comunicado de prensa Saturday April 30, 2016 10:14 by ComiteSolidaridadPresosPerseguidosEloxochitlan
Breve comunicado sobre el terrorismo de estado impuesto en Eloxochitlan, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Friday April 01, 2016 11:45 by Wayne Price 2 comments (last - saturday april 09, 2016 07:23)
There is a new approach on the U.S. Left, which rejects both capitalism and state socialism. In several ways it resembles anarchism. It has been promoted by The Next System Project, and has been critiqued recently by Sam Gindin--who makes some insightful comments, but also demonstrates limitations. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / opinion / analysis Friday February 26, 2016 21:49 by Wayne Price 3 comments (last - friday march 04, 2016 03:39)
In recent decades, there have been efforts to "rehabilitate" the U.S. Communist Party as an historical model for the Left. Anti-authoritarian socialists and anarchists find this troubling. Whle the CP did some good things it also did some very bad things. A brief summary of its history demonstrates that and explains why this is. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / press release Monday January 04, 2016 06:42 by Edward Saroyan 1 comment (last - friday february 26, 2016 22:10)
NYC ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR - 10th anniversary
What: 2016 Annual NYC Anarchist BookFair
Where: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, in Manhattan
When: Book Fair—Sat., April 16, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Art Festival—Fri., April 15, 7 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Film Festival—Sat., April 16, 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. read full story / add a comment
Commentary on a recent draft document on the strategy and vision of the Democratic Socialists of America, from the viewpoint of revolutionary libertarian socialism (anarchism). read full story / add a comment
Cinquième édition du bulletin régional Le Pic-Bois, "Pour en finir avec le travail", maintenant en ligne !
amérique du nord / mexique / luttes en milieu de travail / nouvelles Saturday October 24, 2015 09:06 by Collectif Emma Goldman
Le Pic-Bois est un bulletin d’information libertaire régional publié au Saguenay depuis 2010. Diffusé par le Collectif anarchiste Emma Goldman et ses ami-e-s, le Pic-Bois met de l’avant la construction d’alternatives sociales et d’un pouvoir populaire pour changer la société ici et maintenant. Oiseau tapageur et rebelle, le Pic-Bois vous informe et sensibilise pour rompre avec l’ordre établi.
Ce cinquième numéro est entièrement consacré à la question du travail. Il a pour but de susciter des réflexions critiques et des débats à propos de cet élément majeur (et accapareur) de nos vies en système capitaliste. Si vous souhaitez faire la distribution du journal sur votre campus, dans votre voisinage ou dans votre lieu de travail, sentez vous bien sûr libre de faire des photocopies à partir du fichier que l'on joint ici. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Sunday September 27, 2015 07:37 by David Van Deusen
For a decade the Green Mountain Anarchist Collective did its part... This is its story... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / debate Thursday July 23, 2015 20:45 by Wayne Price 15 comments (last - tuesday august 18, 2015 05:32)
A response to Crimethinc's statement, "Why We Don't Make Demands." Wayne argues that revolutionary anarchists should propose to movements which they are part of to raise militant, radical, demands. Done in dialogue with the people, it moves the struggle forward and challenges the state and the capitalist class. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Tuesday June 24, 2014 18:24 by Tresnia
On July 30th in Dallas, Texas the American Legislative Exchange council will be meeting in Dallas, we'll be there to stand up and fight back! read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / crime prison and punishment / policy statement Sunday May 11, 2014 13:09 by M. Cinelli
We stand in solidarity with Cecily McMillan and will in the future. Cecily has been punished in order to make an example out of the Occupy movement. At the same time we must look at the bigger picture. By the end of today, another life, activist or not, will have been snuffed out by state violence. These include attacks against active militants involved in the struggle for liberation of oppressed peoples like Mumia Abu-Jamal, Maroon Shoatz and Leonard Peltier, as well as everyday people of color and undocumented migrants struggling to survive against the racist class divisions perpetuated by capitalism. There have been 239 people killed by the NYPD since Amadou Diallo in 1999, and 107 since Sean Bell in 2010; nearly all of them have been people of color. While we see that Cecily is a political prisoner, we recognize that the black and brown men and women who are systematically beaten on the street and thrown into prisons are political by default. Having historically been the most exploited of the exploited class, their well-being, survival and resistance to the widening gap between classes poses a threat to the capitalist status quo that the state seeks to insure. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / anarchist communist event Friday April 25, 2014 06:36 by Syndicalist
Our intention with this call is to create a welcoming space where we can engage in an exchange of ideas with the broader public. We call on groups and individuals from all social anarchist and anti-authoritarian tendencies to join us to help plan and build this contingent. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / news report Sunday March 16, 2014 21:08 by Jake Carman
Picket lines have returned to Insomnia Cookies, less than two weeks after the company settled with four workers who struck in August of 2013. On Friday March 14, two dozen union members and supporters rallied in front of the Boston location of Insomnia Cookies, demanding the reinstatement with back pay of union organizer and bicycle delivery “driver,” Tasia Edmonds. On March 9 the company suspended Edmonds without pay for a month, alleging insubordination, while the union maintains she was disciplined for her union-building efforts. read full story / add a comment