The Italian philosopher Donatella Di Cesare’s minoritarian book „The Time of Revolt“ can certainly be read as a complement and extension to Andrew Culp’s „Dark Deleuze“ and Joshua Clover’s „Riot.Strike.Riot.“ From the very first pages, the police as a formation of the security state play an important role for Di Cesare. If Clover had already spoken of the fact that today the police can be sighted by rioters on every corner and dominate public space to such an extent that any political dissent articulated in the streets has from the outset merely the character of the tolerated and at the same time of that which can be eliminated at any time, Di Cesare also locates the police in the context of an economy of public space.Continue reading Becoming Ungovernable – On Di Cesare’s Book “The Time of Revolt”
On March 21st, 2021, thousands entered the streets of Bristol in the UK to vent their anger at deaths in police custody, police violence on the streets, as well as a slate of repressive laws including the SpyCops Bill, increasing impunity for government officials breaking their own laws, as well as the Police, Crime, Sentencing and CourtsBill, or simply The Bill, targeting Roma people, Travelers, lengthens youth prison sentences and criminalizing dissent and protest amidst some of the harshest Covid-19 lockdowns the UK had seen.Continue reading The Final Straw Radio: Support Ryan Roberts and Killthebill Bristol Defendants!
Rubí. Catalonia. On Thursday, October 14th, the community orchard el Miro, a squatted plot of land in Rubí city centre [20km away from Barcelona], was evicted.Continue reading Rubí: Eviction of the Mirlo squatted orchard and retaliation [Catalonia]
The State and its governmental institutions have been dignified in the environmentalist mainstream as palliative forces to face and solve the excesses and failures of capitalism and neoliberalism towards a proper environmental management. But this environmental state falls into evident contradictions regards to its formal commitment with environmentalist purposes. In addition, governmental institutions contribute to expand a nihilist attitude in the environmentalist actions of the citizenship. Within the environmentalist strands of anarchism, the matter of State has focused a relevant attention and position. An early green criticism may be found in the nineteenth century anarchists, in which State has no room as a violent and centralized force, and corrupting the goodness of the material, reproductive and spiritual connection of humans with Nature. Most recent eco-anarchist approaches, such as social ecologists, bioregionalists and anarcho-primitivists have analysed how determinant is State as a responsible agent in the global environmental crisis and proposed alternatives to this coercive power. This paper is aiming a) to examine some of the main contributions of the “green” criticism to State from eco-anarchists; and b) to build a consistent and wide critique of the State, helping to promote a non-statist balanced and fair relationship between societies and Nature.Continue reading Stateless Environmentalism – The Criticism of State by Eco-Anarchist Perspectives
Several airlines involved in the recent evacuation from Kabul have been making money for years deporting vulnerable refugees back to Afghanistan.Continue reading Deportation airlines return to Afghanistan to cash in on evacuation flights
Athens. Greece. Our squats are under attack all over Europe. 6 days ago, cops evicted the trailer park of Köpiplatz. As a minimum show of support we hung a banner in our squat, Zizania, in solidarity with all struggling comrades against the repression of the state, the violence of the cops and the erasure of gentrification/capitalism, in Athens, Thessaloniki, and Berlin.Continue reading Athens, Greece: From Zizania squat, Solidarity to KØPI , Yfanet and Prosfygika
UK. Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair 2021 will take place on Saturday 6th November from 10am until 4pm at People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Bridge Street, M3 3ER.Continue reading Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair [UK]
Wuppertal. Germany. A first reaction after the ruling of the administrative court. The Osterholz forest and occupation is under threat of eviction and uprooting.Continue reading Alerta! #CodeOrange in the Osterholz forest! [Wuppertal, Germany]
Leipzig. Germany. Tonight (21.10.2021), the Administrative Court of Leipzig has confirmed the ban without substitution of all three Alle zusammen! Demonstrations for October 23 in Leipzig.Continue reading Leipzig: Court confirms ban on demonstrations – Control area set up [Germany]
Leipzig. Germany. Three days ago we were informed that the repressive mechanism of the state, police, banned the demonstration on the 23th of October in Leipzig.Continue reading From berlin to leipzig, we stick together and stay ungovernable!