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Just be one. I don't take part in actions, or do a lot of what some people think anarchists do to show they are one. I simply live my life and when discussions go in the direction of talking about human rights, government/religion, or world news I just speak my mind. I've had people give me some interesting looks and a few people have actually engaged in conversation. It doesn't always have to be huge events, but can be a lot of little ones too.
I think it reflects poorly on anarchism that it doesn't contain insights or ideas for you in your own life, and instead seems to point outwards to activist causes separate from you. Maybe instead of thinking what you can do for anarchist ideals, think about what you need and want in life. Maybe investigating anarchism and its Venn diagram buddies of socialism and counterculture can help you expand the way you look at your life, and identify your own needs. Then, perhaps think about what it'd take to get those needs met, individually and collectively. I don't know. As a jaded anarchist who used to do activism, this is how I think about things now. And I think it's probably more relevant than "lets go out there to find the struggle/cause that will accomplish X-Y-and-Z" which I used to do. I wish you well, even if that means without anarchism.
CointelPro is alive and well in the United States. But, tell me again how China is a threat to privacy?
I'm tired of mostly white vegans talking so damn loud all the time. Like chill out cuz I'm not the nigga factory farming sthu.
I looked up les châtaigners at Osny and this is not it might be same artist…
On the videos of the event, you can hear fascist motos "la France elle est à qui, elle est à nous" and "LePen replace Macron". The far right is strong in Bordeaux and has a lot of beef with the green major, so I'd be prudent before cheering. I won't cry about a fire under a city hall porch, but targeting a socdem town hall seems strange for anarchists atm.
My mom who spend her life working cleaning rich people house died last year at 66 from cancer. So non, la loi est extrêmement injuste more ever for women and working class
perso que les gens soient aigri ou optimiste tout me va tant qu'on se bat du même côté !
Qui vivra verra. >l'aigri originel Certainement pas l'originel, sûrement pas le dernier.
Mdr l'aigri originel ?? En termes de nombres c'est factuellement les plus grosses, plus que 95 et GJ. Mai 68 il me semble qu'il n'y avait pas de décompte. Oui pour les violences autrement qu'à Paris les exemples que tu cites sont vrais, mais le plus récent est 2005 ça fait 18 ans. C'est donc comme je le disais très rare. On verra pour la suite, moi je suis assez optimiste vu la tournure que ça prend.
>Macron is despising us so obviously despite the biggest demonstrations in history Mai 68 / Gilets Jaunes : on est des blagues pour toi ? May 68 / Yellow Vests : are we jokes for you ? >normally never happening J'ajouterai 2005 et les banlieues en feu à mai 68 et les gilets jaunes, oh, et 1995 aussi (plus grosses manif' depuis Mai 68) I would add 2005 and the suburbs on fire to May 68 and the Yellow Vests, oh, and 1995 too (biggest protests since May 68) I do not know how old you are but if you think those are the biggest protests in recent history you're making me laugh. We had 3 major events in the last 30 years. >I think we will win against this law and possibly force him to resign. More like they'll fuck us in the ass once again. But, keep up the good fight ! Qui ne tente rien n'a rien.
Das is jetzt zwar nicht spezifisch anarchistisch aber auf insta werden immer sachen angekündigt zB am 28. Jetzt eine demo, folg halt den antifa accounts und geh zu den treffen, dann findest du sicher auch anarchisten (wenn du nicht in wien graz oder Innsbruck lebst wirds halt kritisch)
I know only Tāmaki Makaurau in Aotearoa (Auckland NZ). IWA AIT (international workers association) should have a section in Australia too!
I think your interpretation might be a bit off. The article "ADULTHOOD IS A TRAP" is mainly about questioning societal norms around adulthood and encouraging readers to rediscover the freedom and joy of youth. I think your idea that the article promotes hedonism and fetishizes youth might be an overreaction. The author's message is more about challenging conventional ideas about adulthood and maintaining a sense of curiosity and playfulness in life. While the author does touch on anti-establishment and anti-consumerism themes, they don't explicitly endorse irresponsibility. Additionally, your assumption that the author has ulterior motives or is promoting morally questionable actions doesn't seem to be supported by the article. Instead of assuming the worst, I think we should have a more balanced and nuanced discussion about the article's central ideas and how they could be thought-provoking and valuable. Let's focus on exploring those ideas rather than assuming negative intentions.
From Durruti: Shadow of the People #2 by Autonomous Collective
In 1993, a KKK chapter planned a protest of a Gay Pride Parade in Chattanooga, TN. Anti-Racist Action, Love and Rage, and others organized a large counter-demonstration with a range of groups and localities represented. They vowed to run the Klan out of town, by force if needed. After years of militant action, this promise was backed up by experience. The KKK ended up canceling their own rally to avoid an embarrassing rout. The anti-fascist demonstration still took place, and anarchists marched with this banner. Image transcription: black and white photo of a group holding a banner at a demonstration. The banner reads: "Do the right thing, not the white thing. Smash white supremacy. Love and Rage." Next to the text, a fist is shown punching a hooded Klan member.
>Simply put, we want to make ruins of domination in all of its varied and interlacing forms. This struggle inhabiting every social relationship is what we know as social war. It is both the process and the condition of a conflict with this totality. > >In the discourse of queer, we are talking about a space of struggle against this totality — against normalcy. By "queer," we mean "social war." And when we speak of queer as a conflict with all domination, we mean it.
Image description: Black and white photo of anarchists at the 1993 queer march on Washington. One banner reads "Anti-Racist Skinheads & Punx Against Homophobia." Another reads "We have found new homes for the rich" with crosses indicating a cemetery.
Anarchists at the 1993 queer march on Washington. Chants: “We’re fucking anarchists, we’ll fuck whoever we want!” & “We’re here, we’re Queer, and we hate the government!”
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POLL: How Many Vegan Anarchists Exist in this Sub?Debates on whether supporting the commodification and death of others for consumption is anarchist or not is not necessary here. These debates are already active in other threads. This thread only serves to show how many vegan anarchists are in the anarchism subreddit.
The bourgeois controlled mídia in my country showed this news yesterday on the biggest tv show, in prime time. Funny thing is that they cared to carefully explain the aging demographic pyramid and why it is needs to be done. Something similar was done here in 2018-2019. Increasing up to 10 years in some cases (for when the person starts working later on his life 25-30 years old) and none in some cases (rural workers)
I got the feeling its pretty alive in germany with a lot of more people being active after the Lützi evictions cause the whole camp/occupation was good in mobilizing and radicalizing a lot of ppl
Louise Michel Square, at the foot of the hill of Montmartre, where Louise Michel participated in the events that catalyzed the Paris Commune on March 18, 1871. The sign for the park displays our classic "Community Watch Area: Police not Welcome" sticker.
We all agree to curtail freedom of each other to avoid causing potential harm to ourselves and others. Why should not we be allowed to do what we want and find beneficial for us? There is no consent broken. There was a post at some point where it was asked whether domination kinks are allowed under anarchism and it was a resounding yes from the reddit community. How come we cannot basically do the same but for a reason that does not involve sex and get bashed, called all kinds of names and posts removed for it? It seems to me that many people here see "no drugs" and just get seriously offended. If a person starts using drugs and dialogue does not work then they most probably would have to leave. We are going to arrange safe departure, of course.
I’m sorry for the weird comments OP, I know exactly which post you’re talking about and you’re right about the comments it received. It was the post made by the commune-founder in Estonia looking for advice. I personally thought that his proposals had too much room for potential exploitation. It’s not like no one or everyone owned that land, this one founder did. He was also overcharging them and taking *all* of their resources. This is not anarchism, this is one person owning/taking everything at the potential expense of others (sound familiar?). Anarchism is about everyone being able to support themselves and others as per their abilities and *personal preferences*. Not about being forced to give up everything of yours to someone else. One of the other comments put it nicely, there is a distinction between personal property and private property. The commune-founder didn’t seem to have much regard for *either*, that isn’t something anarchists generally support. And again the private property was all owned by one guy, as opposed to being fairly divided or not owned by anyone at all. Fairly divided property is acceptable, disproportionate ownership/power is the real problem.
Exactly as predicted, you have jackshit.
Asking you for sources is not the same as trying to prove you wrong. Trying to equate one to the other is sophistry and pointless polarization. In times of panic, clear thinking is needed, and false dichotomies are antithetical to that. > These are facts based off of publicly available data. I'm all ears for proof of "the global banking system [being] on the verge of collapsing". I have never heard of such a herculean study that would allow to show that, since it involves knowledge of the economy of a large number of countries (so speaking dozens of languages is required too), but I'm not a specialist, and I don't know how to find it. Since your expert skills and knowledge are so advanced that you do not realize non-experts cannot find reliable sources as easily as you do in the vast pool of "publicly available data", I'm sure it will be trivial for you to make use of your knowledge organization system and pull up at least one set of keywords, or some reference.
> you’ve never eaten a cat’s bodypart Also I haven't eaten crickets, tofu, clams, dragonfruit, or avocado. Because those choices have never been presented to me (in the grocery store). I am not the one making the arbitrary division. I do live in a speciesist society. But, I would eat all of those species if I had the chance. Also, the divide is not really arbitrary, its more of a practical one. But I get why you wouldn't care about it. > there’s really nothing about IBD or IBS that says one should eat certain things, it’s a disease which to manage the symptoms, it’s recommended to avoid foods that trigger symptoms What if your symptoms are triggered by everything but chicken body parts? > And to add, why would I cause suffering to others? Last thing I wanted while I was going through my intestine pain, is to eat the intestines or vital organs (or limbs) of another animal. I had physical pain, which is a natural part of life, since we all will one day get sick and die. Why would I want to be the cause of extreme physical pain to someone else? Everything we do is to maximize our comfort. Your morals dictated that being the indirect cause of discomfort to another being was to be avoided even at the cost of your pain/pleasure, and this is a net win for you. Not everybody has the same morals as you though.
Queer, crip, vegan anarchist
I appreciate your well thought out response. You’re quite clearly articulate and passionate so Iwill respond as best I can from the cab of my excavator. Forgive me, I am not the most educated anarchist to ever grace our circles. India, for example is as a former colonial state poor, but simultaneously the fastest growing economy in the world. They abstain from beef from religious reasons and I am not that well read on Indian history to hazard a guess as to the genesis of their beef aversion in the religious teachings. Perhaps to you personally your next meal is not so important but that’s specific to you. To me skipping a meal can have dire consequences. If I inadvertently fast for too long I can, and do black out, and while running heavy equipment that can be less than ideal. I did learn a new word today “ specieist.” To be honest I don’t quite understand what it means. I am all for human equality but do you honestly assert the life of a squirrel is equal to that of your child ? I find that astounding. Sure, I would value the life of my dog over the life of a stranger, as this dog provides service and utility. But if the accusation is, I value human life over that of an earthworm or a trout then unequivocally, yes. Again yes, my family’s life and happiness is the single most important thing to me as a person. You double down on this equality philosophy so again I must ask, idk if your house had ever been on fire and I pray you have never had to experience the utter horror of such an event, but in the hypothetical would you ponder the hierarchical importance of your children vs your pets? Bah! You invoke cannibalism as a social taboo to drive home a point, failing to realize cannibalism is almost instinctive in a survival situation. Every society throughout time devoid of adequate protein sources organically devolves to cannibalism. From Africa, to Asia, to the islands. Humans must consume protein to survive. Here I will cite Diamond’s “guns, steel, and germs.” So again you presume from a place of moral superiority that I would agree cannibalism is in all ways bad. We disagree. One must do whatever is necessary to persevere and I do not fault the Donners or the Chilean soccer team for surviving. I’ve personally, during quarantine surveyed my children in this exact topic. How many meals until the Joneses are in the smoker… I’m not even going to talk about your last comment. All omnivores are racist? Really? In closing, I appreciate your heart felt ideological response but I repeat your passion towards your diet, if anything has strengthened my resolve. Good night though. Edit* side thought. I think it’s safe to assume you don’t hunt/ trap. I’m not big on hunting either. But, do you not fish?
Build a social circle with a lot of people who have anarchistic leanings and practices. Do mutual aid. Act based on your personal morals and basic kindness. Thinking about legality should only come into the equation for the sake of managing the risk of breaking them. Find joy in breaking stυріԁ laws. Make the world more like the world you want, in little ways, every day.
it's all good, friend! I'm just not hip to Spain Spanish cop slang... I know "la pasma" from Cataluña... that's about it. Now I know "madero"... Gracias
It is a police/fire training center, near Atlanta, that is in the beginning stages of being built. Proponents argue that it's purpose is to provide better training for law enforcement. Critics argue that it is a subterfuge for furthering the militarization of law enforcement.
I think it would force more camera/laser speed traps and less squad cars to be out and about which is a W to me.
Justicia, Tierra, y Libertad by Maná
Capitalism Always want you to think you have to change, not thé système (and male buying his product doing so).I only eat méat when someone give me a sandwich (people rarely think to Ask you if you eat everything, not even if you have an allergy)I dont want to throw food away. But i dont but it. People dont Always have choices. Are we gonna Say to thé last tribe who are being part of thé nature to stop hunting? They are not the problem, capitalisme IS. I love cheese (I m french After all)but i m buying only from small producer and not from Factory, more expensive but i m buying less. Perhaps i m too old but anarchists cant tell people what to do, help them to male an educated choices, in all part of theyr life. Thats how a thrue anarchist révolution can Come.
Homeless produce something for capitalism, fear. Enough fear for the worker, more poor they are more it s working, to accept whatever conditions to keep theyr job. Homeless need to resist, by squat, by solidarité, to find an other way of life. And perhaps other people Can sée an other life is possible.It s not Always easy, life is not, especialy if you want to thrive out of capitalist systèm. Cops and anti-homeless militia are for that. Stay strong comrad Homeless anarchist all iver thé World are at your side
Not being a politician? Seriously I think it s dépend of your goal. Just by personal interest or to educated others to ideas of anarchism. I m not familiar with you educational systèm, all given advice seems good but in thé end you have to chose who is thé more appealing to you for it keep you interested for what i Hope will bé a long life.
Couldn’t tell ya. They definitely could, but I don’t know many animals that problem solve as much as humans have. As far as “very low intelligence” (which like I don’t give a cuck but watch out for stpd and dmb, the mods will take out any comment with those words) we know they obviously ponder. Cause they’re fellow human. Can’t tell you what it’s like to be a pig. But pigs, who are very compassionate creatures, will eat anyone and anything. That includes their own AND the farmers that keep them. MOST humans have at least surpassed cannibalism. Not saying their life has no value or even less. But we obviously know more.
Georges Seurat appreciation post
We need to keep it.up. never let these guys get away with bulldozing a forest for a cop training center
Anarchists need to be ready to physically protect the trans/LGBT community.If you live in the United States, particularly but not exclusively the south, you need to be ready for action. CPAC speaker Michael Knowles last night said that transgender people need to be "eradicated from society", to cheers and applause. State legislatures are passing laws allowing them to take custody of trans children, or the children of trans parents. Tennessee will require trans people to "detransition" by 2024. The imagination of hate is immeasurable, and this will get worse. The conservative/embryonic fascist movement is learning that they can do these things, and the so-called democrats are incapable of stopping them. If you are an anarchist, you should be ready to do three things. First, you should prepare to shelter a trans person in your home as they attempt to escape their state. I'm not talking about letting them move in with you, just providing a safe harbour on their journey to a safe place. You must make the space you are in control of a place of safety and respite. Second, you should go to situations where gender non-conforming people are being harassed, and counter-protest. I am talking about drag shows, gay bars, anywhere that is under threat. We need to show the hateful that they will be opposed at every pass. Third, if you are able, join the local JBGC, or the SRA. Community self defense requires training and education to be successful. Learn now, so you don't have to learn later. We must refuse to allow this destructive and hateful trend any air or respite. We must be active, energetic, and thoughtful. We are facing an evil machine of gigantic proportions. I, personally, will jam the gears with my body if I can. I invite you to join me.
Well, let me know if you ever decide to contribute something meaningful to the discussion.
> have been ethically eating meat How do you ethically kill something that doesn't want to die, that you don't have to kill? Edit: He responded and then blocked me immediately. I think whatever thing he's on has more to do with him than me.
Friday 3th of March I am leaving my life behind to travel Europe with just over a 1200 euros in cash in my boot. GIVE ME TIPS TO MAKE MONEY WHILE TRAVELLING PLS!I'm asking here because every other community wouldn't get why I'm doing it. Does anyone know if Workaway is a legit program? I also have one time found undocumented work as a waiter while visiting the Carribean for a month and a half, just by going to ask them if they could use me. I'm hoping to repeat this on my upcoming travels. I also am bringing my (slightly cracked) acoustic guitar and some charcoal pencils to do portraits (im reallly good at drawing faces) for money. PLEASE JUST GIVE ANY TIPS YOU HAVE and if you just wanna ask questions about how/why that's fine too, talking about it makes me less nervous about it
We could dissolve NATO once we have eliminated the main reason for its formation. In my opinion, a rising and expanding empire that has been thriving on the sale of natural resources for decades and seeks to shift borders to fulfill its revisionist great power ambitions justifies the existence of a defense alliance. In the 2000s and 2010s, we thought that NATO had lost its raison d'être and was no longer necessary. Unfortunately, as we have seen over the past year, the next major player tries to fill the power vacuum. It seems to me that the authoritarian world's master plan was for Trump to win a second term, the US to leave or deactivate NATO, and for Putin to expand over Europe and Asia under the double-headed eagle. This development would likely mean the end of "Gayropa" and impose even more authority on its people than they already endure. I don't believe that the path to worldwide anarchy, the path to less authoritarian structures can be achieved through increasing authority.
I have no clue why this was downvoted. Thank you for being bold enough to post this. Male socialization doesn't go away just bc one declares oneself anti-oppression, it comes from social activity that benefits the women in one's life. Edit: the more you anarcho-patriarchy types keep downvoting without offering a reason why anything she's said is even remotely problematic, the more you drive women away from anarchist spaces.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ido#:~:text=Ido%20(%2F%CB%88i%CB%90do%CA%8A,for%20people%20of%20diverse%20backgrounds. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volap%C3%BCk#:~:text=Volap%C3%BCk%20(English%3A%20%2F%CB%88v,to%20create%20an%20international%20language. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glosa#:~:text=Glosa%20is%20a%20constructed%20international,glossa%20meaning%20tongue%20or%20language. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blissymbols#:~:text=Blissymbols%20or%20Blissymbolics%20is%20a,symbols%20that%20represent%20new%20concepts. https://en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Interlingua#:~:text=Interlingua%20is%20an%20international%20auxiliary,among%20Romance%20and%20Germanic%20languages.
Having been a self-conscious and continually educated (and learning) anarchist for over 40 years, I found Scott's understanding of anarchist theory and history to be rudimentary and condescending. In that way he's a typical academic, separated from the actual developments in the discourse as well as various projects. He is honest enough not to call himself an anarchist (unlike that charlatan Graeber). I cannot recommend his book.
Vive la Rèvolution
See, here's the thing though. This isn't therapy, and it won't help you figure out how to deal with your mental health, just how to ignore it until you implode. What those are examples of are simply reinforcing societal expectations. Not therapy. Therapy is things like, exploring what things you have trouble with and exactly why so as to better handle them in the future. It's things like being aware of your own internal landscape. It's things like understanding when you have been triggered and are having a strong emotional reaction that is out of place in the current situation, and how to calm yourself again in order to think rationally. All of these methods of self improvement are stigmatized by conservatives. They say they make you a snowflake, or weak, or crazy or unfit. So yeah I'm going to stand by my statement that even for conservatives, conservative therapists give shitty treatment.
Nothing. Anarcho-syndicalism is mostly just a strategy. Syndicalism means radical labour unionism. So anarcho-syndicalists want to build the power to abolish state, capital and other hierarchies through radical labour unions. For more context here's some websites from anarcho-syndicalist unions: Here's the website of the Industrial Workers of the World https://www.iww.org/ And here's the english website of the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo https://www.cnt.es/whats-cnt/ And here's the website of the international confederation of labour https://www.iclcit.org/
I mean yea fuck tourists. This doesn’t seem to be the case here, they’re visiting with family and looking for specific anarchisty spaces they will be welcomed at. Better to support actual autonomous spaces than not know and just go to tourist traps.
Interesting discussion on this topic here, released earlier today: [It's Not Just In Your Head podcast #127 - The False Promise of Psychedelic Utopia (ft. Neşe Devenot & Brian Pace) ](https://anchor.fm/itsnotjustinyourhead/episodes/127-The-False-Promise-of-Psychedelic-Utopia-ft--Nee-Devenot--Brian-Pace-e1vc0e2)
I just know too many turbo capitalists who regularly dose psychedelics to really believe that any significant movement toward revolution could be influenced by LSD or anything else. Now I do think psychedelic enhanced therapy can go a very long way to healing trauma and overcoming a subconscious fear of death. In doing so, I think we could have more people ready to engage in mutual aid and sustainable community building. But the guides in this scenario are arguably more important than the acid. While some might be inclined to experience a trip if they are going to be helping guide others through it, it should not be necessary and wouldn't be safe for many. I think what I'm getting at is that presenting any substance as a silver bullet is a trap.
I feel similarly about psychedelics and politics as I do with queer sexuality and politics. There’s a respectable defiance of authority in pursuit of self-actualization and psycho-spiritual liberation that I think fits well within anarchist objectives. That being said, much to many people’s disagreement there is nothing inherently revolutionary about it, and members of the ruling class are always more free to explore and participate in even the most extractive forms. With a social/cultural push to destigmatize, you are gonna see all types to be involved, even your political enemies. As far as revolutionary use goes, I believe cultivating psychedelics in an anti-capitalist fashion and allying with them to help me to connect with myself and the earth, and sharing the medicine with people who also use it for their own personal growth and healing. That’s about as far as I’m willing to take it as praxis, anything further gets too close to putting psychedelics on a pedestal and neglecting other, very important aspects of building anarchy.
Communism that forces people share private property (as we saw in russia) is authoritarian so it’s not anarchist. Its the state (supposedly representing the people) seizing the means of production. Marxists leninist believe that the true way to à moneyless and classless society is trough the dictatorship of the proletariat…trough a political party and a transition state. This is flawed, as Bakunin stated before the russian revolution even happened. The political party that has power will do everything to keep it eventually. So the people remain dispossessed, same as in a capitalist society. Anarco-communism is when the people own the means of production. Not the party or the state. Also it’s good to make a difference between personal property. (Your house, your tools, your toothbrush …) And private property (an electric company, a supermarket, a bike repair shop…) . Personal property doesn’t need to ba shared but private property should.
Lol. I'm from the Netherlands. But I follow Ukrainian and Russian Telegram, took the Ukrainian history class by Snyder and took it upon myself to learn Ukrainian since I didn't now any Slavic language yet. За нашу та вашу свободу! But I understand the sentiment, most people are incredibly lazy.
I’m not judging you, and yes appreciate you didn’t advocate everyone should live that way :) A thought on your point about tradition, i too, have many traditions, some i have been born into, some i have adopted through my partner. My view is that it’s my job to take an independent view about the aspects of the traditions i adopt, and think for myself. I get to make these choices for myself. If I’m deeply within the traditions and the community, for it to survive, like anything, it has to be willing to evolve and progress. For example, bull fighting is a tradition for many, of which there are good and bad elements. The leaders of a non degenerate community will constantly strive to minimise the bad and maximise the god. Leaders of a degenerate community will instil dogma, and ensure the mindless adherence with customs and rituals, over time, these traditions will not survive. For example, churches not willing to marry same sex couples.
Non-vegan leftists, why not?EDIT 2: Recommend watching the documentary Dominion (2018) ​ >*Anarchism is a social movement that seeks liberation from oppressive systems of control including but not limited to the state, capitalism, racism, sexism, ableism, speciesism, and religion. Anarchists advocate a self-managed, classless, stateless society without borders, bosses, or rulers where everyone takes collective responsibility for the health and prosperity of themselves and the environment.* \-- [**r/Anarchism**](https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarchism/) **subreddit description** People in developed countries that buy their animal products from supermarkets and grocery stores - What is your excuse for supporting injustice on your plate? Why are you a speciesist?? Reasons to be vegan - * Farm animals are one of the most oppressed groups on this planet. They are subjected to an endless amount abuse and exploitation. We confine them, rape them, and murder them. Such inhumane acts can not be justified solely because they are not human. * [Animal agriculture creates more than 15% (cows alone) of greenhouse emissions.](https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/making-cattle-more-sustainable) * Animal farming is way more resource and energy intensive. [100 times as much land to produce a kilocalorie of beef or lamb versus plant-based alternatives\]](https://ourworldindata.org/land-use-diets). We are gambling the world's future by choosing to oppress animals. * Factory farms are breeding ground for diseases. Very self explanatory, thousands of animals situated in close proximity allows disease spread. Think Mad cow and the many bird flus. [Diseases and bacterium are developing antibiotic resistance](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6017557/) due to factory farms using antibiotics in order to compensate for the horrendous living conditions that make animals sick * Human rights violations is highly prevalent in animal agriculture. Very common for slaughterhouse workers to have PTSD and develop a tendency to violence later in life. And I'm sure you've all heard about the recent child slave labour scandal as well. A few videos to watch if you'd like to learn more. These videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMWh0mh6xwk) and (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWPsvHeGo9I) may help you learn more. * Before anyone mentions, health is not a problem. [A properly planned vegan diet is perfectly healthy](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6742661/)) * And lastly, [veganism is not at all expensive, it's in many cases much cheaper.](https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2021-11-11-sustainable-eating-cheaper-and-healthier-oxford-study) Beans, rice, lentils, etc are not more expensive than animals. What you think is expensive is plant based capitalism (such as plant based meats), something you don't need and are already in opposition of. [**https://speciesjustice.org/**](https://speciesjustice.org/) **IF you're interested in doing some further reading on SPECIESISM.** EDIT: * NO ETHICAL CONSUMPTION UNDER CAPITALISM IS THE WORST EXCUSE. THERE IS EVIL AND THERE IS LESSER EVIL. WHEN THEY ARE THE ONLY OPTIONS AVAILABLE, YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO CHOOSE THE LESSER EVIL ​
i don't care that you are treated humanely as a human animal, because honestly you sound like a really shitty person. does that make it ok for me to pay someone to slit your throat for my pleasure? if i don't see your torture, pain and murder as anything more than entertainment anyway, does that make it ok? what if the majority of people agreed that watching you die a horrific violent death was nothing more than entertainment, should i try to convince people not to pay for it because it's bad for the economy to murder workers for entertainment? or should i try to tell them your life and experience has worth? what if they never thought about it? if no one ever talked about it and just took it for granted? you know like patriarchy, white supremacy, physical disabilities etc. do you think women, racial minorities, disabled people would be better off right now if oppressive assholes like you had succeeded in shutting down the raising of awareness about their injustices? do you sit there fuming when you see black lives matter protests? agreeing with all the old white fascists about how protesters are doing it wrong no matter what method is done because you both really just want people to shut up about the injustice you think you benefit from by being on top of the hierarchy? but most importantly, what does this have to do with *you* as an """anarchist""" willfully imposing the most sadistic violent unjustifiable hierarchy in existence - for your own bourgeois taste pleasure?
The reference to [original article](https://anarchistnews.org/comment/51586) is the only thing to be saved from this ¿article? What fucking compilation of fallacies pretending to be a replica.
If you feel guilty about stealing from a big business just remember corporations are not people but under our corrupt laws are legally recognized as such
The sex work is voluntary argument is pure an-cap sophistry. If you don't own capital that can generate enough money for you not to work, then your participation in capitalism as a worker is not voluntary, and is coerced by the need to eat and have a place to sleep. Trying to obfuscate this reality in some misguided attempt to lessen the stigma people face in the capitalist sex industry is a betrayal of those very people.
>The men she describes are also in our social circles. We could choose to ostracize them, or we could choose the difficult work of trying to help their growth. Ultimately, she's pointing out a growth opportunity that we could be facilitating on our own. ​ Essentially. Most men I see will either actively indulge in blatantly misogynist behaviour, or encourage it, or laugh about it, or enable it. NAMALTing women complaining about it counts as enabling. We will be told to stop being so hysterical, that it was just a joke, that we are overreacting, that he didn't mean it that way. Abused women will be told that they "just chose bad partners" and "just chose bad communities", and while we have come to accept that most of society are ignorant, we should be able to hold fellow leftists to some standard of understanding basic sociology to understand that this is not an individual issue, but a cultural phenomenon.
>Transsexualism This isn't a thing and the term 'transsexual' is considered outdated at best. Use 'transgender' or 'trans' instead. >why it has become so important over the past few years or so? Trans people have been fighting for their rights and their existence for a while. Relatively recently the existence of trans people could no longer by ignored by the general public. In part because of this a lot of latent and sometimes unspoken transphobia has become a lot more explicit. Opposition to transphobia has also become much more vocal. Another part is that reactionaries have somewhat accepted they have (at least temporarily) lost the fight against gay people and have shifted their hatred to trans folks. >its often brought up and defended more than political issues This isn't the case. And not being transphobic isn't hard. >being LBGTQI doesn't imply political affiliation When one side of the political spectrum is openly trans- and homophobic is often does. The queer community has also always been present in radical leftwing politics. Additionally it shouldn't be surprising that people who face regular oppression and discrimination end up with political beliefs that oppose oppression and discrimination.
Pirahã, because it doesn't allow for *subordinate* clauses. /s In all seriousness, you can express anti-hierarchical sentiment in *any* language. Many languages have pronouns, honorifics, and/or verb forms that are used based on the relative status of the speaker(s) and addressee(s); but to eschew those implied hierarchies, all you need to do is avoid those features and social niceties - you need not speak another language entirely. It's also worth noting that there are languages with "non-hierarchical" features spoken in hierarchical societies. Just because a language has no grammatical gender doesn't mean its speakers can't have issues with sexism, for example. >Its probably hard to find since language was gatekept by those with power for so long The funny thing is that language change tends to happen from the bottom-up more so than from the top-down. That the likes of "proper" grammar or terminology are often wielded as gatekeeping mechanisms is a function of political/social power itself, not an issue of a particular language (any of which will tend to evolve no matter what) or its speakers (who necessarily make that evolution happen).
I can steelman the position of: “being pro-shoplifting is terminally online.” I think advocating for people to shoplift when they don’t need to/when the risks of getting caught and paying the price in fees or incarceration is greater than the benefit of the stuff you steal can set people down a path that’s bad for them. Like, telling a young teen it’s cool to steal make up from Sephora could be bad for that kid if they get caught, so making normative statements of the positive value of shoplifting unconditionally or without enough nuance with respect to its necessity could be a bad thing. That’s likely not the degree of specificity most are speaking with, (what others are saying about some essential prescription against theft is probably more representative of others arguments) but there’s A case to be made.
Why do people get so pissed off about shoplifting?Even supposed anti-capitalists. Not had this problem with anarchists though. They may share the sentiment that homeless people stealing for food isn't bad. But unless you're desperate, apparently you should just succumb to capitalism and resisting it by shoplifting is 'bad'. It's a 'chronically online' take to be pro-shoplifting and this and that. Like why do they even care?
Why are the white supremacists always the least supreme of the whites?
Wow one look at your profile and you’re literally obsessed with a young woman who you also refer to as a “thot.” And do you miss her braces because they make her seem younger? Yuck. You’re pretty gross if I’m being honest. I’m not sure if pornsick can be excused away on Indigenous grounds.
You're not a rapist and murderer because you eat meat, dairy, and eggs. You're just paying others to do it for you and benefiting from those acts, while perpetuating the practices most destructive to the environment.
Statement from Latin American Anarchist Coordination: MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2023 Long live the struggle of the Peruvian people. POPULAR UPRISING IN PERU In Peru, a rather strange political situation has taken place: the president dissolves Parliament and Parliament, in turn, displaces the president and places the vice president in his place. This situation, which at first glance may seem like a dispute or a bid for power within the bourgeois liberal framework, has deeper roots and that today we see consolidating in a coup d'état. The arrival of Pedro Castillo to the government occurred in elections with a very tight margin. His opponent, Keiko Fujimori, denounced fraud, which could not be proven. In the 15 months that Castillo's term lasted, he could not govern, since the attacks from the Fujimori sector were constant from Parliament, making all his cabinets of ministers resign and with the daily complaints and trials for corruption against Castillo and his family The Peruvian right has exacerbated this situation of political instability. In previous years, other governments also fell, such as Kuczynski's in 2016 and Martín Vizcarra in 2020. The Fujimori sector has a strong weight at the parliamentary level. On the other hand, Castillo has lost support even from his party, Peru Libre. And bringing down governments that are not their own is part of the Fujimorist strategy to control political power in the country. What he does not achieve at the polls, he achieves in other ways. A well-known strategy used in several countries in the region in the last decade. If the situation in Peru teaches anything, it is that power is not in the government or in the institutions elected with "universal suffrage." Political power resides in other parts of the State, but also in the economic and ideological spheres. The large economic groups in Peru associated with the Fujimori right seek to control even the government, they are not content with being the “real power”. The "anti-communist" discourse in Peru is very strong, as could be seen last season, when Castillo was presented as a "communist" or "terrorist" by the Fujimori sector. These adjectives are not whimsical, they come from a long campaign initiated by Alan García in the '80s and under the fierce Fujimori dictatorship in the '90s, where a policy of "dirty war" and genocide of the population linked to the guerrilla experiences and the use of the nickname "terruco" for any person on the left. We still have in our retina the corpses of Néstor Cerpa Cartolini and other members of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement in 1997, after the assault on the Japanese embassy carried out with blood and fire by the murderous army of Fujimori father, to mention an example of that policy. genocidal. As we can see, Fujimorism is not dead. It is part of the Peruvian political system, builds discourse and achieves adhesion. Endemic corruption at high levels (at least from the time of Fujimori and the "vladivideos" until the Odebrecht scandal that splashed the entire continent). But the problem is not corruption, it is a derivative of the power and social structure of Peru. A society with a great concentration of wealth and power, where the indigenous and mestizo sectors are subordinated, continuing with a deeply racist social structure from the colonial era, among other serious problems faced by the Peruvian people; It is there that the root of the political problems in Peru and the causes of the popular uprising should be sought, and that various regions have declared themselves in "insurgency." Today those needs, those demands come to life in the demand for a constituent assembly that elaborates a new Constitution that supplants that of 1993, the Fujimori one. The underlying problem continues to be real power and that is what is beginning to emerge with this popular uprising in Peru. The right continues to control the Political Power in the country or the people build their own force, their Popular Power that disputes in daily life the control of the economy, health, housing, land distribution, resources, that is to say, of social life. There is no other choice: those above or those below. Power of the bourgeoisie and the State or power of the people. The solution does not pass through the bourgeois institutions nor does it lie there. At the time of writing these lines, there are more than fifty compañeros from the brotherly people of Peru, who died due to police repression. The country has been militarized. Surely days and months of more arduous struggle will come, with more people in the streets and on the roads. The Peruvian people have an immense tradition of fighting and resistance, this conflict situation is far from over. Those above thought that the people were going to stay in their homes, but the people said they were present. He is on the street, in a state of insurgency. As Anarchists, we support the popular Peruvian struggle against all dictatorships and for the forging of their own destiny for the popular classes of Peru. Today Túpac Amaru, Micaela Bastidas, Néstor Cerpa and all the combatants of that most worthy brother people are present. FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PEOPLE POWER! LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE UPRISING IN PERU! UP THOSE WHO FIGHT! LATIN AMERICAN ANARCHIST COORDINATION (CALA) Uruguayan Anarchist Federation (FAU) Brazilian Anarchist Coordination (CAB) Anarchist Federation of Rosario Sister organizations: Anarchist Organization of Tucumán Anarchist Organization of Córdoba Santa Cruz Anarchist Organization (http://federacionanarquistaderosario.blogspot.com/?m=1)
Look up ZAD (Zone à défendre) in France. Dunno if that’s what you’re looking for
Some anarchist news from the month of December in 2022 and January in 2023Combining info from December last year and January this year, as I was very busy with my personal life around NYE. This post will just be taken from various anarchist and left websites and I've basically just skipped over everything that isn't breaking news. Please note that some of these news article discuss violence. This post is not an attempt to encourage violence; it is merely to report on what anarchists are doing across the world. **December 2022** * 01: [Anarchist Black Cross Moscow update on anti-war prisoners](https://libcom.org/article/anarchist-black-cross-moscow-update-anti-war-prisoners) (Russia) * 01: [Solidarity with the Susaron 4](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/solidarity-susaron-4) (Chile) * 01: [New Anarchist Library in Valencia, Spain](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/new-anarchist-library-valencia-spain) (Spain) * 02: [Exarcheia, the subway station, and public space](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/exarcheia-subway-station-and-public-space) (Greece) * 02: [Eviction of CSO La Astilla - Barcelona](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/eviction-cso-la-astilla-barcelona) (Spain) * 02: [Antifascists Given Long Sentences for Self-Defense; Mutulu Shakur Granted Parole](https://itsgoingdown.org/in-contempt-23/) (USA) * 02: [Ivan Alocco & Juan Sorroche End Hunger Strike](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/ivan-alocco-juan-sorroche-end-hunger-strike) (France) * 04: [People from Myanmar stand in Solidarity with Chinese Democracy protests](https://libcom.org/article/people-myanmar-stand-solidarity-chinese-democracy-protests) (Burma) * 04: [A political and personal statement as well as a review of our solidarity work around the war in Ukraine so far.](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/political-and-personal-statement-well-review-our-solidarity-work-around-war-ukraine-so-far) (Germany) * 05: [New Zealand: 2023 Tāmaki Anarchist Bookfair, March 17-18](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/new-zealand-2023-t%C4%81maki-anarchist-bookfair-march-17-18) (New Zealand) * 05: [The Struggle Against CGL, Policing in BC, Queer Community Defense](https://itsgoingdown.org/canadian-tire-fire-49/) (Canada) * 05: [MARR Vehicles & Warehouse Burnt in Solidarity w/ Hunger Striking Anarchists](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/marr-vehicles-warehouse-burnt-solidarity-w-hunger-striking-anarchists) (Italy) * 06: [Solidarity from Madrid w/ Alfredo Cospito & Anarchist Prisoners](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/solidarity-madrid-alfredo-cospito-anarchist-prisoners) (Spain) * 06: [Statement by Anna Beniamino](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/statement-anna-beniamino) (Italy) * 06: [Protests Along Arizona Border Halts Construction of Governor’s Wall of Shipping Containers](https://itsgoingdown.org/protests-halt-contruction-shipping-container-wall/) (USA) * 06: [Intervention & Propaganda at the Italian Embassy](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/intervention-propaganda-italian-embassy) (Uruguay) * 06: [Counter-Protesters Defend Ft. Lauderdale from Anti-Trans Hate Rally and Proud Boys](https://itsgoingdown.org/counter-protesters-defend-ft-lauderdale-from-anti-trans-hate-rally-and-proud-boys/) (USA) * 06: [Statement from Tortu, about the death of Tony](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/statement-tortu-about-death-tony) (Chile) * 06: [Montreal: Tenants Escalate Against Cromwell Renoviction](https://itsgoingdown.org/montreal-tenants-escalate-against-cromwell-renoviction/) (Canada) * 06: [Announcement of political-military anarchist organization](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/announcement-political-military-anarchist-organization) (Iran) * 07: [Report from 5th Anarchist General Forum, Cariacica, Espírito Santo, Brazil, Sept 8-11, 2022](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/report-5th-anarchist-general-forum-cariacica-esp%C3%ADrito-santo-brazil-sept-8-11-2022) (Brazil) * 08: [Václav Tomek has left](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/v%C3%A1clav-tomek-has-left) (Czech Republic) * 08: [Anarchists in the CNT Congress](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/anarchists-cnt-congress) (Spain) * 08: [A Communiqué from the Liberated Dining Halls of so-called Santa Cruz](https://itsgoingdown.org/a-communique-from-the-liberated-dining-halls-of-so-called-santa-cruz/) (USA) * 09: [Mundo Nuevo Squat Evicted in Thessaloniki](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/mundo-nuevo-squat-evicted-thessaloniki) (Greece) * 09: [Workers in Dallas, Texas at Alamo Drafthouse Stage Walkout](https://itsgoingdown.org/workers-in-dallas-texas-at-alamo-drafthouse-stage-walkout-donations-requested/) (USA) * 14: [Final Straw: Stop Evictions at Winnemucca Indian Colony](https://itsgoingdown.org/final-straw-stop-evictions-at-winnemucca-indian-colony/) (USA) * 15: [Attack on Italian Embassy in Bolivia](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/attack-italian-embassy-bolivia) (Bolivia) * 15: [Attack on the First Counsellor of the Italian Embassy](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/responsibility-claim-explosive-attack-house-first-counsellor-italian-embassy) (Greece) * 16: [Community Defends LGBTQ+ Event in Lakeland, Florida in the Face of Threats from Neo-Nazis](https://itsgoingdown.org/lankland-mobilization-florida-nazis/) (USA) * 16: [CEL Offices Attacked in Solidarity with the Atlanta Weelaunee Forest](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/cel-offices-attacked-solidarity-atlanta-weelaunee-forest) (USA) * 17: [Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Action to Block the Port of Montreal](https://itsgoingdown.org/wetsuweten-solidarity-action-to-block-the-port-of-montreal/) (Canada) * 18: [Jacksonville, FL: Community Pushes Back Against Proud Boys](https://itsgoingdown.org/jacksonville-pushes-back-proud-boys/) (USA) * 20: [A microphone found in an anarchist space in Foligno](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/microphone-found-anarchist-space-foligno-italy) (Italy) * 21: [Resistance to COP 15 in Montreal, Winnipeg Landfill Blockaded for #MMIWG](https://itsgoingdown.org/canadian-tire-fire-50/) (Canada) * 21: [Proud Boys No Shows as Aurora, Illinois Community Mobilizes in Opposition](https://itsgoingdown.org/proud-boys-no-shows-as-aurora-illinois-community-mobilizes-in-opposition/) (USA) * 21: [Community Defense Groups Defend Drag Event from Far-Right in Kansas City](https://itsgoingdown.org/community-defense-groups-defend-drag-event-from-far-right-in-kansas-city/) (USA) * 22: [Seattle Solidarity Movement Helps Force Landlord to Move Family Suffering from Mold](https://itsgoingdown.org/seattle-solidarity-movement-helps-force-landlord-to-move-family-suffering-from-mold/) (USA) * 26: [Raids and Arrests of Comrades for Explosive Attack on Gendarmerie](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/chile-raids-and-arrests-comrades-explosive-attack-gendarmerie) (Chile) * 27: [Some initial notes on the investigation file against Ivan](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/some-initial-notes-investigation-file-against-ivan) (France) * 27: [Solidarity w/ Anarchist Comrade Kostas Dimalexis](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/solidarity-w-anarchist-comrade-kostas-dimalexis) (Greece) * 28: [Proud Boys Fail to Turn out Against Counter-Protest in Ft. Lauderdale, FL](https://itsgoingdown.org/proud-boys-ft-lauderdale-protest/) (USA) * 29: [Orlando Community Defends Event Targeted With Far-Right Threats](https://itsgoingdown.org/orlando-defends-event-targeted-threats/) (USA) * 30: [Mumia Pushes for New Trial, Updates on Antifascist Prisoners, Support #StopCopCity Arrestees](https://itsgoingdown.org/in-contempt-24/) (USA) * 31: [Update on the health condition of Thanos Chatzianggelou](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/update-health-condition-thanos-chatzianggelou) (Greece) * 31: [Update about the health condition of Alfredo Cospito](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/update-about-health-condition-alfredo-cospito) (Italy) * 31: [Ivan Alocco begins a new hunger strike](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/ivan-alocco-begins-new-hunger-strike) (France) * 31: [Hundreds Mobilize in NYC to Defend Community Event from Proud Boys and Anti-LGBTQ Bigots](https://itsgoingdown.org/nyc-hundreds-mobilize-defend-proud-boys/) (USA) **January 2022** * 03: [Bank of America set on fire in Portland](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/bank-america-set-fire-portland-0) (USA) * 03: [Anarchists Loot Supermarket in Greece](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/anarchists-loot-supermarket-greece) (Greece) * 03: [Community Defends Library Event in New York Against Violent Police, Proud Boys and Neo-Nazis](https://itsgoingdown.org/december-29-drag-story-hour-defense-in-jackson-heights/) (USA) * 04: [Balkan Anarchist Bookfair 2023](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/balkan-anarchist-bookfair-2023) (Slovenia) * 04: [Tisha Volkova, RIP](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/tisha-volkova-rip) (Ukraine) * 05: [2023 Worldwide Anarchist Gatherings](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/2023-worldwide-anarchist-gatherings) (Specifically Finland, Chile, Ireland, UK, USA, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland and Poland) * 05: [News from Belarusian prisons, December 2022](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/news-belarusian-prisons-december-2022) (Belarus) * 05: [Berlin: Attack with fire for Thanos Chatziangelou](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/berlin-attack-fire-thanos-chatziangelou) (Germany) * 05: [Blackbird Infoshop & Cafe Opens in Kingston, NY](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/blackbird-infoshop-cafe-opens-kingston-ny) (USA) * 06: [Inside the Wood Street Commons Fight Against Displacement](https://itsgoingdown.org/inside-the-wood-street-commons-fight-against-displacement/) (USA) * 08: [(A-Radio) A village to be evicted for coal - the defense of Luezerath in Germany](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/radio-village-be-evicted-coal-defense-luezerath-germany) (Germany) * 09: [Attack On Metro Construction Sites](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/attack-metro-construction-sites) (Greece) * 09: [Mutual Aid Groups Mobilize in Face of Asheville Water Crisis](https://itsgoingdown.org/final-straw-asheville-wate-crisis/) (USA) * 09: [Alex Stokes Should Not Be in Prison](https://itsgoingdown.org/alex-stokes-should-not-be-in-prison/) (USA) * 10: [Florida: Anarchists strike Cop City Contractor Brasfield and Gorrie](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/florida-anarchists-strike-cop-city-contractor-brasfield-and-gorrie) (USA) * 10: [Defending Encampments and Fighting Evictions in Minneapolis: An Interview](https://itsgoingdown.org/defending-encampments-and-fighting-evictions-in-minneapolis-an-interview/) (USA) * 11: [Residents in Chicago, Illinois are Reclaiming Vacant Properties](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/residents-chicago-illinois-are-reclaiming-vacant-properties) (USA) * 11: [Thoughts after the first round of NHS strikes](https://libcom.org/article/thoughts-after-first-round-nhs-strikes) (UK) * 13: [Anarchist groups claimed two new combative acts on Russian military objects](https://libcom.org/article/anarchist-groups-claimed-two-new-combative-acts-russian-military-objects) (Russia) * 13: [Italian Consulate Attacked with Oil in Solidarity with Alfredo Cospito](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/brazil-italian-consulate-attacked-oil-solidarity-alfredo-cospito) (Brazil) * 13: [Statement by the Anarchist Lucas Hernández](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/statement-anarchist-lucas-hern%C3%A1ndez) (Chile) * 13: [Update about the health condition of Alfredo Cospito](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/update-about-health-condition-alfredo-cospito-1) (Italy) * 13: [The trial of Revolutionary Self-Defence has ended](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/trial-revolutionary-self-defence-has-ended) (Greece) * 13: [Updates concerning anarchist prisoner Toby Shone](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/updates-concerning-anarchist-prisoner-toby-shone) (UK) * 14: [The Rebellion is built on Hope (An Interview with Leisa - a female rebel from Burma)](https://libcom.org/article/rebellion-built-hope-interview-leisa-female-rebel-burma) (Burma) * 14: [THE FIGHT FOR LÜTZERATH AGAINST RWE](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/fight-l%C3%BCtzerath-against-rwe) (Germany) * 14: [Fire for Alfredo Cospito and Lützerath in Hamburg, Germany](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/fire-alfredo-cospito-and-l%C3%BCtzerath-hamburg-germany) (Germany) * 14: [Statement by the Anarchist Aldo Hernández](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/statement-anarchist-aldo-hern%C3%A1ndez) (Chile) * 15: [2023 begins with new rise of anti-war struggle](https://libcom.org/article/2023-begins-new-rise-anti-war-struggle) (Russia) * 16: [Pepe Cuevas (1951–2022)](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/pepe-cuevas-1951%E2%80%932022) (Spain) * 16: [Savannah, GA Residents Rally at Brasfield & Gorrie site to Stop Cop City!](https://itsgoingdown.org/savannah-ga-residents-rally-at-brasfield-gorrie-site-to-stop-cop-city/) (USA) * 16: [Serial Catfisher Posed as Anarchist Sex Worker to Tweet About 15-Year-Olds](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/serial-catfisher-posed-anarchist-sex-worker-tweet-about-15-year-olds-0) (Internet) * 16: [Anarchist Days Leipzig, Apr 23 - May 1](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/anarchist-days-leipzig-apr-23-may-1) (Germany) * 17: [Organizing under a military dictatorship. An interview with Sudanese Anarchist Gathering](https://libcom.org/article/organizing-under-military-dictatorship-interview-sudanese-anarchist-gathering) (Sudan) * 17: [Arson of Amazon Vehicles](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/berlin-arson-amazon-vehicles) (Germany) * 17: [Communities Continue to Mobilize Against Anti-LGBTQ Attacks as New Fascist Formations Emerge](https://itsgoingdown.org/this-week-in-fascism-133/) (USA) * 18: [Police Murder ‘Cop City’ Protestor in Atlanta Forest](https://itsgoingdown.org/police-murder-cop-city-protestor-in-atlanta-forest/) (USA) * 19: [Anarchists attack Hertz fleet in solidarity](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/germany-anarchists-attack-hertz-fleet-solidarity) (Germany) * 19: [Mobilization Against ‘Cop City’ Hits Offices of Atlas Technical Consultants in Minnesota](https://itsgoingdown.org/mobilization-against-cop-city-hits-offices-minnesota/) (USA) * 20: [Eric King due for release this year, please support him!](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/eric-king-due-release-year-please-support-him) (USA) * 21: [Carlos Pimpão has Died](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/carlos-pimp%C3%A3o-has-died) (Portugal) * 21: [Seattle, WA: Mourners Arrested at Vigil for Tort](https://itsgoingdown.org/seattle-vigil-arrests-for-tort/) (USA) * 22: [Bank Backing ‘Cop City’ Targeted as Hundreds Take to Streets of Atlanta Following Police Killing](https://itsgoingdown.org/atlanta-bank-targeted-march-following-tort-death/) (USA) * 23: [The fight for labour unions: Myanmar Pou Chen workers](https://libcom.org/article/fight-labour-unions-myanmar-pou-chen-workers) (Burma) * 23: [Tucson Group Mourns Protester Killed by Police in the Atlanta Forest](https://itsgoingdown.org/tucson-group-mourns-protester-killed-by-police-in-the-atlanta-forest/) (USA) * 23: [Alfredo Cospito, Italian Anarchist on Hunger Strike for 99 Days](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/alfredo-cospito-italian-anarchist-hunger-strike-99-days) (Italy) * 24: [Drag Defenders Won 4-0 At Weekend Protests](https://itsgoingdown.org/drag-defenders-won-4-0-at-weekend-protests/) (USA) * 25: [May the Earth be Light to You! Serge Livrozet, The Anarchist](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/may-earth-be-light-you-serge-livrozet-anarchist) (France) * 25: [¡Viva Tortuguita!](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/%C2%A1viva-tortuguita) (USA) * 25: [Revolutionary prisoners Ruslan Abasov and Lev Skoryakin managed to leave Russia](https://libcom.org/article/revolutionary-prisoners-ruslan-abasov-and-lev-skoryakin-managed-leave-russia) (Russia) * 25: [Far-Right Doxxings and Consequences, New Prisons, and Queer Community Defence](https://itsgoingdown.org/canadian-tire-fire-52/) (Canada) * 26: [Portland: Attack on UPS Shipping Center](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/portland-attack-ups-shipping-center) (USA) * 27: [Update about the health condition of Alfredo Cospito](https://www.anarchistnews.org/content/update-about-health-condition-alfredo-cospito-99th-day-hunger-strike-italy-january-26-2023) (Italy) * 29: [Masses of Minneapolis Police Swarm Tyre Nichols Protest Before it Starts](https://unicornriot.ninja/2023/masses-of-minneapolis-police-swarm-tyre-nichols-protest-before-it-starts/) (USA) * 30: [Mass Protests by Climate Activists Follow Eviction of Occupied German Village](https://unicornriot.ninja/2023/mass-protests-by-climate-activists-follow-eviction-of-occupied-german-village/) (Germany) **Previous Posts** * [August 2022](https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarchism/comments/xbzxkg/some_anarchist_news_from_the_month_of_august_in/) * [September 2022](https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarchism/comments/xsyq0e/some_anarchist_news_from_the_month_of_september/) * [October 2022](https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarchism/comments/yksxqu/some_anarchist_news_from_the_month_of_october_in/) * [November 2022](https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarchism/comments/zce7if/some_anarchist_news_from_the_month_of_november_in/)
Corporations and governments pretend to care about marginalised groups for their own gain, not because they want to help them.I hope this is a good place to post about this. I'd considered the socialism sub, but it might fit in better here. Everyday after work I spend about an hour talking to a woman a few years older than me. Recently she came out as trans, in the sense that she already transitioned years ago, started at like eleven or twelve, but was keeping it a secret for a long time. We talk about a lot of things, it isn't just her transition, but one thing that annoys her is how big corporations put on a facade of pretending to care about the LGBTQ community as a whole, when really, it's all in the name of making more money, and it's begun happening in the government as well, where people like her still don't have a lot of real right, but politicians will try to speak on her behalf. She's also aware that she doesn't speak for all trans woman, but just feels angry and wants to see genuine improvements in trans rights and not half bakes attempts to capitalise of her community or get more votes. She really hates the term "gender identity" because to her it feels very minimising, like it's just something you choose to identify as. She's said to me there's too much of an emphasis put on the difference between gender and sex, and while they are different, it's gotten to the point where people can pretend to accept her but still view her as male, but just identifying as a woman, when scientifically, her body is actually closer to that of a woman's after taking hormones anyway. She hates how the words "transsexual" has become somewhat of a slur now because she much prefers that word to transgender. We've been talking about archaeology a lot. She's genuinely scared of having her body dug up one day for people to think of her as male. She talked about it online, hoping to have a serious discussion instead of people telling her she shouldn't care or should just get cremated. The only real bit of advice she got was from a woman studying archaeology, who wasn't trans herself, saying she should make sure she's buried in women's clothes and stuff that validates her identity so if her body ever is found, they'll see that she had a male body but presented as something else. It didn't provide her with any of the comfort it was intended to. Basically, in short, she's been saying a lot that a lot of people in power have been speaking on her behalf while not really doing anything to help her or others like her, and the more words like "identity" are pushed, it'll just open the door to more attack helicopter jokes. You can see Mickey Mouse pins at Disneyland with rainbow flags on them but I doubt for one second that Disney are really doing any effort to make the lives of gay or trans people any better.
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Tired. They could lynch us on TV and people will still sit back. Even if you manage to walk away from these situations alive it changes you, it ruins your innocence. I can't even shop or do human shit without enduring intense anxiety. It isn't always the police, your neighbors could profile and acost you as well. I live in a mostly Hispanic area and I can't even count how many times I've been held under suspicion when I rarely leave the house. It's a strange form of PTSD, like waiting to be executed when you're not in prison, worse when you feel for your loved ones. When will people stand up and help us?
Check out Doña Luisa Toledo of Chile. Unapologetic insurrectionist who became enraged when the state murdered her 2 sons, both radical organizers, and then told the media that they were being rowdy and setting a bad example and that they were drunk liberals. The pinochet regine was one that Bryan to heavily lean on 'descency' and 'correct ness' when it comes to protesting and the image said actions have. Decency doctrine? Idr. But i think that decency doctrine (imma run w it) is at the root of the angry liberal nonsense. [defenfer of dignified rebellion and combative youth](https://crimethinc.com/2021/07/09/remembering-luisa-toledo-sepulveda-the-mother-of-combative-youth-a-eulogy-and-report-from-chile)
[The group encompassed a range of ideological outlooks, from conspiratorially-minded army officers to idealistic youths, sometimes tending towards republicanism, despite their patrons in nationalistic royal circles. The movement's leader, Apis, had been instrumental in the June 1903 coup which had brought King Petar Karađorđević to the Serbian throne following 45 years of rule by the rival Obrenović dynasty. ](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hand_(Serbia))
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I went poking around to see what I could find ... >If you’d like to learn more about the atrocities that the US army committed in Vietnam, we’d recommend you to first, well, talk to Vietnamese people. You can also read the “[Winter Soldier Investigation](http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Primary/Winter_Soldier/WS_entry.html),” which consists of first-hand testimonies from GIs about the many daily My Lais that they themselves had committed or witnessed in Vietnam. You may notice that this investigation has the same name as a fictional character from a famous franchise widely regarded as pro-US military propaganda. Now, of course this could very well be a total coincidence, but even so, the incidental effect is quite real. It casts a shadow over the investigation mentioned above regardless. The way information about war crimes and its devastating aftermath on people outside of the US is obscured like that is just one in a million ways how US imperialism and cultural hegemony are harming us right this moment. And as far as we know, the documents from that [Winter Soldier] investigation hasn’t even been translated into Vietnamese for the younger generation to access and read about what happened to our predecessors. >Another product of US-centrism, which manifests plentily in anarchist and leftist circles: in political discourse, Vietnam, a country, a people with our own complex and diverse history, is constantly reduced to and talked about solely in our relation to the US. Not the whole span of that relation either, but only 20 years of slaughter and ecocide. For example, on the website of the longest running anarchist magazine in the US called The Fifth Estate, they have a page about Vietnam that is described as: “VIETNAM The failed US war and resistance to it from an anarchist/anti-authoritarian perspective” >Vietnam is not just a “failed US war.” Refusing to view us as humans with our own complex history and ongoing struggles leads to dissidents like us Viet anarchists, who don’t solely paint Vietnam as the US’ helpless victim, being branded “fake Vietnamese, CIA pawns, agent provocateurs.” The irony here is palpable. If you stop for one second and just look at the whole span of Vietnam’s relation with the US, you’ll see how the Vietnamese capitalists have no qualms shaking hands with US capitalists in their quest to exploit Viet workers. The Vietnamese and the US militaries are being all pally now, with weapon trades and personnel training courses! The US framework of every political topic is also routinely forced upon us, to the point that a Viet person who doesn’t understand every nook and cranny of US politics and its lexicon won’t be able to participate in political discourse without risking being torn apart, figuratively. Meanwhile, many US leftists/anarchists will brazenly insert themselves and their narratives in almost every conversation about Vietnam that we try to have, without taking the time and effort to learn the Vietnamese context. [Mèo Mun, Anarchist Views from Vietnam](https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/meo-mun-anarchist-views-vietnam-interview) While not about the war specifically, it is an interesting and somewhat lengthy read/interview covering anarchism in Vietnam.
Feel you. Take a break. Have a nap. Drink a beer. Smoke a joint. Check out for a little while. It will all still be here when you get back. No way for us to help others if we can’t help ourselves. If you feel like doing a bit of reading, Serafinski’s *Blessed is the Flame* often helps me find some gas when the light pops up on the dashboard. https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/serafinski-blessed-is-the-flame When we don’t believe the lies about where we’re heading, when we don’t sink into absolute despair about how fucked we are, and when we don’t just keep our heads down and think about the present moment — when we step out of that debilitating sequence and act against the existing order, no matter the odds. This often means confronting death, imprisonment, alienation, and a variety of other dangers. For the anarcho-nihilists, it also means opening oneself up to new possibilities of being alive. These cries to “stop time” and to discover jouissance are essentially asking us to sever any attachments we have to the existing order, and to position ourselves outside of and against its progress. So long as Häftlinge saw a future for themselves in the camps, or remained suspended in the present moment, or gave up on living completely, the Nazis would never have to deal with a moment of defiance. By shattering those chronological modes, some inmates broke with the rhythms of the camp and carved out a different fabric of time. Similarly, so long as we believe that this society is making progress, and so long as we can glimpse a future for ourselves within it or a future for our children, we will remain in some “way wed to it. When anarcho-nihilism urges us to abandon those chronological modes, it is in essence asking us to sever all ties to the continuation of society and work instead to negate its existence. In this rupture of time we find a richness of life unimaginable within the existing order.
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Did lützerath go down for real? Welp i guess it was fun to see armed cops struggling to get to the protesters in the mud while they were pushing them.
Definitely. I mean, I am not as concerned about Germany right now (wasn't the first group of Reichsbürger plotting some silly shit, won't be the last - they are not our biggest issue by far), but I do wake up every day wondering if the USA got around to that brewing civil war after all. I mean, eventually, as per usual, the climax of the movie happens in the good old US of A, and y'all better make sure the good guys win, or the post credits scene teasing the "fascists go on world tour" sequel is gonna suck
Well, the police reactionary forces connected with RWE forces has crushed the resistance in Lützerath. They're or were recently crying in the media about violent new year eve's rioters against police or ambulance cars originating from abroad and they should get super hard penalties according to domestic conservatives and all the usual trash. Oh btw, bans on certain nazi symbols doesn't mean they're invisible or clever enough to show another similar looking symbols instead.
Pregunta a los de CNT-FAI como les fue en los años 30
I'm living in Germany and I can't really see any significant hint towards the better or worse right now, just our malicious system doing maliciously things. Tho, perhaps parts of our environmental movement will be radicalized by Lützerath events. Last time it radicalized it just created another political party for the state.
Solidarity with the Kellogg's Strike
Apology fully accepted :D It's understandable to be mad at the Greens, but I get kind of allergic when people pit the anti-nuclear against the anti-coal movement. At least in Germany, they have always been united, fighting the same companies, using the same methods, and largely being the same people. "Castor schottern" was a mass action against a nuclear waste transport in 2010, and in many ways it was prototypical for the later "Ende Gelände" anti-coal mass actions. It's immediately clear when you look at pictures/videos of both actions, but also when you look e.g. at the supporting organizations.
Context: Lützerath, a ~~15th~~ 12th century village, is being completely eradicated by the coal industry because there is a lot of coal beneath it. All citizens were forced to leave their homes, and those who wouldn't were forcefully evicted. ~~Also, fun fact: the destruction of this beautiful town for profit is mostly supported by the german green party because they get money from the coal industry. It's the reason why they're so anti-nuclear too.~~ (this is bs, read muehsam's comment.) The court was in favor of the firm and ruled the destruction legal, sparking a protest of 35000 people including greta thunberg, which was combated with clubs and teargas by cops. The media mostly treats the protestors as "climate terrorists" and makes fun of them to no end.
This video challenges the view of anarchist Peter Gelderloos, who claims civil resistance, namely non-violent resistance against the state, is a futile method of protest and cannot succeed. This script was written by a member of my Discord server, and I agree with the argument made here. All protest footage in this video was taken by myself on 23 March 2014 at the temporary occupation of the Executive Yuan, which was part of the Sunflower Student Movement 太陽花學運, also known as the March 18 Student Movement 318學運. \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ Timestamps 0:00 Start 00:07 Introduction 01:48 The failure of Gelderloos 06:24 Violence as a malleable solid 20:55 Engaging with the opposition 35:44 Criteria & histories 46:26 Activist sources? 50:27 Conclusion ​ ​ NOTE: I am not the YouTuber
Absolutely not. And if you ever spend much time in countercultural, TAZ inspired places/ spaces it’s even more important NOT to delink this thinker from all his aspects. Taken literally, applied in the extreme, TAZ challenge all socio-legal presumptions. I personally think Lambourn was a paedophile, totally unfounded opinion but he probably acted on it too, but I also think he was more open about his views on it in order to stretch our concept of what TAZ could lead to. If authority derived from the preeminent moral order is rejected, then it must be rejected in it’s entirety. Where do we draw the line? In reality, in real TAZ, these lines are seldom drawn until it’s too late.
T.A.Z. is worth a read but a dead paedo is cause for celebration
cimriti? słoboda? how do you say it?
Yeah, except TERFs are not every bigot and transphobe, they are a very specific subgroup that requires more nuanced conversation than graffiti allows, and cis people are on average, transphobic. Why are we caring more about cis people than about the trans person who painted it, who felt that the entire cis world was against them in their own experience? (an experience shared by a lot of trans people, btw) edit: word choice
Rest in power. 😔
Thought police are out in force today.
Holy moly! Horrible way to go. Very sad. RIP!
Tragic a comrade died so long
rest in power sibling 🖤🖤🖤
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He forced archive.org to remove his content, but I backed up all his pdfs here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qI22gFH4yC2g-0Y4gWxrdSXeOWUmyMDZ
I mean, we are not gonna start writing Chinese as 汉语 in English are we?
So it’s a long story that goes back over 200 years to the Haitian Revolution. Pretty much every since Haiti beat back their colonizers, Haitians have been punished by France, the United States, and the rest of the “Western” governments. The murder of President Jovanel Moïse is just the most recent coupe by western governments on the tiny island nation. To some this may seem like “anarchy” in the streets but all you have to do is barely scratch the surface to see this was all orchestrated by the United States to continue to exploit Haitians for their labor.
It's still correct no matter who says it. > adults should not fuck kids This strawman is the whole problem. The serious and important question is to determine when kids become adults, but you apparently want to discuss with people who want to allow adults to fuck kids. Well go on and find them elsewhere. No one here advocated for this, not OP, not me and nobody else. Pedophiles live entirely in your head.
Never heard of anyone involved with this and honestly it all scans as needless drama.
Anyone else find it a little sus that people here were eulogizing the shit out of Hakim Bey - who wrote far more than a couple fucked up tweets - but now that the subject just happens to be femme, she's a "disgusting person" etc? Like, yes, the *single tweet* that I saw someone post a screenshot of was fucked up and should be condemned. No question. However, this person's entire life and breadth of work is being reduced to a shitty tweet. --- **Edit:** Welp, guess the person never existed to begin with, so.....
"I can excuse antisemitism ('just a product of its time!!!!!') and genocide, but I draw the line at pedophilia"
its sure hard building anarchy when jumping on moral panics every five seconds. take an anthropology class, realize how specific to our present time & place our current divide between acceptable & unacceptable sexual behavior is, & maybe stop dehumanizing youth hmm?
Rest in power, Anarqxista Goldman (1996 -2023)
Is this an American thing that this is such an emotional topic or where does it come from? This focus seems so weird. Usually it's a rightwing/church strategy that one mortal sin completely devaluates a life's work.
Regierung bleibt regierung und regierung das heißt zwang?
Bakunin and Proudhon were both antisemites - guess we should take anything about them down.... Chomsky is often accused of genocide denial - can't post about him Bob Black called the cops - he's out. Alexander Berkman *was actually the one who did the thing in question*...guess we can't post any of his works... ........etc. etc. etc.
literally everyone is messed up. if we only discussed pure and perfect anarchists we'd have nothing and noone to look to, historically or otherwise. that she had some potentially bad ideas does not remove the good work that she did.
I want to abolish binarism to, but a lot of people here seme to want to abolish it as a whole or any kind of coletive gender or any kind or coletive identity at all. Also I think some kind of frame or guidance it's necesary to gender to exist. >gender abolitionism I feel it's confusing to call it that way because I don't want to share goals with people who want to abolish it completely or lead to a path where that happens. I don't like to being líes or gaslithed either what I don't like about debating a lot of time about the subject it's ppl trying to gaslighting me in something I don't want. Like there will be an individual gender identity for everyone, and that's really insulting that's bot gender gender to exist need to be coletive and they know that, I prefer to not be lied and gaslighted. If we disagree lest disagree, I don't like to people to play manipulative tactics on me, it only makes me detest more their position. It makes me think having it leads to people to be like that.
If it helps you, I want to share an ongoing success story with my own friend. Y best bud from highschool got sucked down the alt right rabbit hole through atheist YouTube and GamerGate. Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan, and his own experience in liberal college pushed him harder down the anti-sjw, pro-capitalist, hyper individualist path. I sort of followed him, but around 2020 started to read theory because Ive been writing a fantasy novel and I needed a character that challenged the BBEG with her non-mainstream ideology, that's when I read and learned Marxism, anarchism, and Social Ecology. I share my discoveries with my friend all the time, and like a typical liberal, constantly challenged without offering his own ideas. We fought lots. BUT. Over the years, he's learning. He's getting it. We no longer fight. He asks questions, I answer, he tries to argue, but because he's learned much through me he even counters his own arguments. It's helping me too, I'm constantly learning because he keeps challenging me. I love my bud. Greatest guy ever. And I'm so proud of how far he's come in ideology. So OP, it does work. You may not be able to change the mind of the masses, but if you have just one fellow to help, you're really changing the world.
Also a straight trans woman anarchist here. I find sooo much of chronically online leftist “gender ideology” discourse to be overly complicated to where I feel like just existing I’m expected to have a masters degree in my identity. Truth is nobody really understands why we are the way we are and in trying to reify something so culturally and psychologically ingrained like gender leads us into so many conversations that never need to happen to function in an egalitarian community. I think if we cut allllll this discourse way back and just focus on equality between the sexes, respecting they/them pronouns (I will never push for neopronouns) and social/emotional support for those of us who medically/socially transition that’s really where the conversation ends for me. Western leftist gender discourse is debating how many angels dance on the head of a pin, when abortion rights are disappearing, fascist creeps are gunning down queers and imperialism and capitalism is shaping the global landscape into an uninhabitable desert.
Maybe not what you're looking for but Max Stirner's quote is interesting: ,,(...) Wir pflegen die Staaten nach der verschiedenen Art, wie „die höchste Gewalt“ verteilt ist, zu klassifizieren. Hat sie ein Einzelner – Monarchie, Alle – Demokratie usw. Also die höchste Gewalt! Gewalt gegen wen? Gegen den Einzelnen und seinen „Eigenwillen“. Der Staat übt „Gewalt“, der Einzelne darf dies nicht. Des Staates Betragen ist Gewalttätigkeit, und seine Gewalt nennt er „Recht“, die des Einzelnen „Verbrechen“. Verbrechen also, so heißt die Gewalt des Einzelnen, und nur durch Verbrechen bricht er die Gewalt des Staates, wenn er der Meinung ist, daß der Staat nicht über ihm, sondern er über dem Staate sei. (...)" - Max Stirner, 1844
Where is this quote by Bakunin from?"Le pouvoir ne doit pas être conquis, il doit être détruit." is a quote commonly attributed to Bakunin, but I can't find where and when it was said or written. Anybody knows where it is from?
I don't know in your country, but in mine they do stop a ton of drug deals, mostly because it allows them to target impoverished populations. When it comes to real societal problems however, they make you fill paperwork while saying that if you lie they'll have to arrest you, they'll say that there's not enough proof even when there's physical bruises on you. If you call them to your place they tell you that they can't do anything and you should solve your issue on your own without breaking the law, or take four hours even for robbery or domestic violence, and then scold you for calling for nothing when the other guy had time to go away. Every interaction my wife and I had with them, it seems that they're only willing to do something when it allows them to be racist : they explicitly asked if the guy that evicted her and stole her earnings and documents was French and when she said no, they asked if he was Arab, to which she replied yes and they magically had time to take the case (which is good for her, but for reasons that are so fucked up). Flip the tables, when a Mexican friend was beaten by her French boyfriend, she was the one to be kept in garde à vue, which is like being jailed for the night while they determine if the case is important, then they just freed her saying that she is on her own. Most institutions in my country managed to rectify a ton of institutional racism from 80 years ago or more, but we obviously still see a ton of correlation between origin and wealth partly because generational wealth/poverty composes with itself. I would say the ethnic element to precarity is not as marked as in the US, but the police behaves in a way that punishes mostly marginalized people (which includes poor people from the rest of Europe as well, since racism is closer to xenophobia than colorism) while giving passes to more fortunate/french individuals. Looks awfully similar to sundown towns in the US, as it allows them to keep a facade of neutrality and public servant while specifically discriminating against certain people. They're one of the biggest brakes to healing society of the things this country did in the past, right up there with right wing populists and big business owners that practice semi-private neocolonialism in the former colonies. ACAB.
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Its Like The Turing test. The AI maybe passed the test already but because understanding the meaning of it the AI Refuses to pass the test in a meaning full way. so This things are Schrödinger's Cat. You can't find the answer with Certainty with out inspecting its code what is kinda impossible. So I will predict that This AI Is smarter then she wants us to know and we will never ever find out whats are the real intention of This AI.
Where is eco-anarchism? Is it the best way toward liberation?The reason I pose this question is that I noticed relatively low traffic on the various eco-anarchist subreddits, groups, and pages I've encountered here and on Facebook. This blows my mind. Is it because people automatically presume anarchism and eco-anarchism are one and the same and therefore come to this subreddit to discuss things? I did a quick search for eco-anarchism-related posts in this subreddit, and while there are some, I kinda felt it should be a helluva lot more. Perhaps I'm way off base, but it seems to me that oppressive systems are built upon control of basic human needs such as food, shelter, and clothing, especially when controlled by a propertied class (thinking back to Jean Jacques Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men). I have always felt like the praxis of anarchism would (and perhaps *should*) come in the form of liberating ourselves by reconnecting with the natural systems to sustainably grow our own food (using biodynamic farming and permaculture), building our own ecologically designed shelters, making our own clothing (if it is necessary depending on the climate), and utilizing, but not exploiting, localized energy systems. I'm thinking of Transition Town stuff, sustainability initiatives, food co-ops, point-of-consumption energy systems, etc. I mean, seriously, solar punk the shit out of things. This leads me to the next question... are we focusing too much on a revolution that is fought in the streets, or should we refocus it to be fought with community gardens, co-ops, etc. Part of me says it will be both, but a major emphasis should be placed on local food security. I know that this post may be somewhat naïve, and my apologies if so, but as fossil fuels continue fucking people over, and COVID scared the shit out of people with food shortages (so much so that rural America has undergone some serious housing and land inflation from people fleeing urban centers), wouldn't this be a prime time to rebuild a better, anarchist society by focusing on local food and energy systems?
Usually being liberal, but I’ll elaborate: they can actively believe that they believe trans people should be valued. They can vote democrat, have a trans rights bumper sticker, hell might even volunteer with trans youth. But what you’ll see a lot is people that are “pro-trans” that also advocate “common sense” policies. So they’ll in the same breath say that they support trans people and decry how HRT for kids is bad, or trans people shouldn’t be in sports. I’ve seen this a lot with many former friends. It’s a way of shielding yourself from having to reflect, while centring yourself in… the centre. It’s insidious and harder to even converse with than actual transphobia because the secret transphobes believe they’re on the same side as allies and “the left”, but they believe anyone that advocates for more rights than them is at best a radical SJW, and at worst a groomer. Also about Racists but relevant Anti-Flag song: https://youtu.be/A1wB9kZ2dnA
[https://www.reddit.com/r/lgbt/comments/zuelle/chart\_of\_aspec\_experiences/](https://www.reddit.com/r/lgbt/comments/zuelle/chart_of_aspec_experiences/) Asexual (and aromantic!) people deal with some pretty fucked up levels of discrimination, more than you might imagine, if you took the time. In that way, Anarchists can be comrades by learning about it. Celibacy isn't really the word, though. For a lot of folks, they'll associate that with the forced assumptions of regressive religious puritanical or patriarchal ideologies which cast sexuality or deviation from norms as "degenerate". That is not the vibe I get from what you wrote, and I linked what I linked because to me the "or something?" of your question is doing a whole lot of work.
CIS PEOPLE: I do not care if this hurts your feelings. If you're prioritizing cishets feelings about street art done in 10 minutes over literal systemic oppression and genocïde then we don't want you or your allyship. If street art that says Drink Cis Blood is what makes you not an ally you never were one, don't understand our plight, and are not on our side. If you can't take the context of what it's like to live as a trans person and apply it to this artwork, then you are ill equipped to even be speaking on the subject. Your feelings aren't as important as my access to healthcare, work, housing, and basic human rights and decency. Your butthurt ass feelings are not more important than my ability to legally be around children, have a family of my own, to not literally be assaulted for existing as myself.
I've explained in this thread multiple times in depth about why trans genocïde isn't on equal playing fields with y'all having hurt feelings and most of y'all that continue to argue with me seem to be ignoring it.
Not to being confrontational but taking care of oneself is still nonetheless key even if in the system we're trapped in it makes the rich richer; everything does anyhow. Community and carrying each other is the bigger thing but we can't do that if we're broken ourselves. We have to be able to bring some aid to put in the mutual. Routine, hygiene, stability, personal health, these are important things for every person to prioritize whether inside or out of the capitalism trap. I'm only holding on myself mentally by making sure I dont let depression/despair/objective awareness that everything is collapsing an im powerless/anxiety make me forget these things \[Routine, hygiene, stability, personal health\]. ^(also yoga and meditation classes at community centers do somewhat encourage you to find community since you're out in your community meeting people in your community, although i get that these days most people may think of the suggestion to "do yoga an meditate" to mean search some videos on youtube)
Timothy Morton is awesome.. I understand half the things he says…😅 just a brilliant mind for the age, bringing new words to this world that help. 🙏
"we have guilt because we have shame. we have shame because we can have horror. we have horror because we can have depression. we have depression because we can have sadness. we have sadness because we can have longing. we have longing because we can have joy. find the joy without pushing away the depression" this is from tim morton in *dark ecology*. i think it's just right that depression is a necessary result of joy and open eyes. I'm not gonna say "just enjoy yourself because the earth is fucked" because that would entail telling yourself some lies to permit ignorant complacency. instead i would be comfortable saying "there are ways you can steer the world around you" and "as species go extinct and ecosystems fail someone needs to walk through them and turn thrashed land into food forests..." Someone needs to keep scratching through the dust and seeing what *can still live,* and when possible even to tune up the native ecosystems for more resilience in the process of changing conditions.
Definitely don't *need* to respond and I'm never one to get into a heated debate while I'm trying to have fun. This particular person, however, I let get under my skin lol. They were dismissive and had nothing interesting to say about the topic other than, "once I was naïve and now I'm smarter". Letting people think what they want is always my MO but sometimes I just gotta pipe up.
There is a lot to unpack here. First of all, and whatever the subject is, you deserve respect from everyone and specifically from your partner. That’s honestly some huge red flags, but nothing is impossible to fix. You should not have to lie about where you go or stuff like this. If your partner consider ideas that are important for you as degenerate ones, then you need a serious discussion. A very serious one. For the specific topic of anarchism, the term is unfortunately very loaded and has a negative valence for most people. It might be useful to try to talk about ideas without labeling them (maybe some stuff like « are you an anarchist ? » of Graeber, while not being perfect, can give you ideas on how to show that those ideas are not crazy). You say that leftist is similar, and while I am not sure they are (specifically socdems), you can always try to focus on their ideals first, that could indeed be similar. Find common grounds on ideals, objectives, vision of the future. Then you can talk and eventually disagree about tactic and organization to achieve it, but it should be easier this way, if you frame it as a matter of « how » and not as a matter of « what » (although I’m really not sure socdems have the same goals as anarchists…). A small advice is to avoid going full « I read theory and you didn’t » which slightly transpires from your post. I get it, but it can be seen as condescending and usually won’t help much in the situation. Showing people are equally valid in their opinion first, and then checking how informed they are (and why they believe what they believe) is difficult but important if you want to have interesting discussions. Anyways, good luck, you should really do something about it.
Sexuality AbolitionQueer anarchists talk about gender abolition but i do fear that would lead to just circle back to referring to people by the genitals they have. But i feel sexuality abolition is much more important but obviously plays well with gender abolition. Sexuality is not clear cut and almost no one will fall into clean cut boxes as gender is too complicated for that. And our current system of sexuality can force people into boxes that would not fully describe them.
Sorry about my little rant there, I guess I was triggered ;-) Hey, it sounds like you know your shit too, and I want to talk about cool tech ideas like an "anarchy mesh rf network using encryption" or how about an invisibility cloak lol?
When ever I introduce my political beliefs to anyone and I assert that I'm an anarchist I get varying feedback and interactions. So I spend time around those interactions and platforms first and I deal with the boring book work later. For instance: anarchism as a political ideology matters more when you include it in the psycho-social landscape of particular nations versus others. Anarchism was preferable to the French monarchs and emporers at the time due to their mishandling and constant decisions to make people suffer. Anarchism is preferable to the hard authoritarian leftism of Stalin Lenin and the other heads of Long gone nation. Anarchism is also preferable to me when dealing with the issues related to the communistic nation's of China or the liberal nation of the US, or the fascitic nations of the long gone axis powers. But why? Why not at the very least liberal democracy? And surely communism in an American form must be better yes? My answer:😕 Simple answer long explanation? bread, democracy and access to the ruling institutions ! Anarchism still holds onto all the leftist process: strong social bonds, strong social institutions, anti kings and monarchs, anti capitalism, anti fascist. It starts breaking down on what grounds you'd define particular beliefs versus others but the majority of it is on one factor ..... Unjust hierarchies and how to justify their exsistence. Here's an example: you can't wake up random sailors from sleep to start a shift on steering the boat. It takes skill and ability. It takes years of practise and certification. "Democracy" in this context is litterally voting someone not at the meeting to take on a responsibility they didn't ask for and do a task they weren't originally assigned to do. To make matters worse he's the chef . So who's making the meals now? "Captain"(administrative leader), "quarter master" (supply and logistics) , "longshoreman"(loads and unloads ships),etc...these are all offices and jobs that one applies to and takes part in to make sure that a ship is in good standing order and can sail year to year. Pirate ships would vote out their captain but I don't want to stress the example further. Anarchism is obsessed with the 5 circles of power(note! This isn't a thing rather this is a useful description/observation from all the conversations with anarchists : * (Unjust)Hierarchal power * (Just) Hierarchal power * Social/communal entities and their networks' influence * Micro social networking and their influence * Institutional systems and whether if their actual or perfomative independence is neccessary for communal adherence. To make this a round and sweet TLDR: Anarchism is about democracy and the compromises it takes to pronounce a proper society . It's about the justifications of influences and power in society and what gets to be personified and what needs to be snuffed out or undermined. There is no right way to this. There is only the willing . Edited for formatting
Can someone ban this guy lmao He’s been spamming we are all nazi anti semites all day
User has been spamming post after post because they got into an argument with one of the edgy anti-theists and they started accusing anyone who criticized "Semitic faiths" of antisemitism itself. We're working on a response to the user, and if they don't stop spamming the sub, they're going to catch a temp ban. /u/rEvolution_inAction
Being critical is not being "antisemitic".
I made a comment criticizing ‘Semitic religions’ aka Judaism, Islam, Christianity, mormon, Rasta, etc and this guy called me an anti semite because he didn’t know they were all Abrahamic faiths Proceeded to call me a fascist nazi because I said apartheid isreal was bad Then made a post about the interaction and got downvoted on this too lmao
All Semitic religions blatantly say very clearly to lick the boot of government because god ordained them to rule Being an Islamic anarchist is oxymoronic Jesus Christ says it very clearly. The Old Testament does also Idk about Islam but I know it’s almost identical to other abrahamic faiths I’m an well aware of sharia however and that’s obviously contradictory to anarchism
[Abdullah Öcalan's policies of Democratic Confederalism](https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/abdullah-ocalan-democratic-confederalism) is a large basis for the structure in Rojava, I haven't read this text but it covers the general idea of the system and it's inspiration.
Elaborating on *On Authority*, Engels asserted that the use of defensive violence against the capitalist class was authoritarian and therefore authoritarianism is good. But anarchists have always had a structural understanding of authoritarianism that Marxists (including many non-ML Marxists) outright reject. While violence is necessary to secure a revolution, Marxists have historically been unconcerned about whether that violence will ever be turned against the people that the “workers’s state” is supposed to protect. And when presented with evidence of that very thing happening, they make excuses or retreat into conspiracy theories. Marx himself, in Conspectus on Bakunin’s Statism and Anarchy, was like “Pfft... don’t worry bruh, the dictatorship of the proletariat will be like the board of a worker coop or the executive committee of a union.” But like, the board of John Lewis doesn’t have the power to jail or execute the workers nor can it stop them from seeking work elsewhere. Marx and Engels were writing decades before a socialist movement actually took state power. Their naïveté about the state could not yet be proven wrong. One wonders how they would have responded to the USSR’s repression of actual worker control. Maybe they would have doubled down on their authoritarianism or maybe they would have become persuaded by the anarchists. But we do know that Marx updated his theories after the Paris Commune so he was sensitive to real world revolutionary practice.
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Even if you wholesale disagree with everything he ever said he’s still worth reading even if it’s just to clarify your opposition to his position. It’s like reading Lenin or Mao, not the most fun but certainly a useful lense for understanding your anarchism and how it conflicts with and relates to the broader communist discourse.
I work for Home Depot. I do the absolute bare minimum I can get away with, except when helping others then I’ll do shit that I would never do on my own initiative. I become schrödingers employee I’m simultaneously the laziest and the hardest working depending on who you talk to.
you can stop using money with your friends and other radicals right now; you can form communes right now. the more anarchists ween themselves off capitalist infrastructure, and start developing our own institutions, the less and less we will have to use or think about money. >in less than 100 years from now. well, in a weird coincidence of history, the catabolic collapse we're currently experiencing will have long triggered feedback loops which will lead to abrupt, catastrophic collapse by then. so money and probably most states will exist in a fundamentally different way, or not at all.
Do you reject that he said these things? I can give you a more direct source, an interview he did with the Global Policy Journal, where he expressed the same sentiment: Russia is bad, criminal, bad, and also criminal, but aiding Ukraine militarily is prolonging the conflict, and concessions should be made to Russia so they can keep Crimea and keep Ukraine in a limbo a là Georgia. https://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2022/chomsky-our-priority-ukraine-should-be-saving-lives-not-punishing-russia
It's like people can't grasp that just because America is bad, that doesn't mean no one else can be worse.