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No Gods, No Masters Degrees – A Memoir of Struggle from Outside and Inside the Institutions of Learning

Continuing CrimethInc’s back-to-school theme this week, we offer a memoir about how university students can engage in class mutiny, weaponizing their access to resources in order to contribute to broader struggles against capitalism. This narrative charts the trajectory of one rebel from the confrontational dropout politics of the anti-globalization era to an effort to infiltrate and undermine the institutions of power from within, ending with a rousing call for people of all professions and social positions to subvert their roles for the sake of collective liberation.

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Deschooling: Unlearning to Learn – From Education to Liberation

As students prepare to return to an increasingly dystopian learning environment, it’s a good time to revisit our assumptions about education itself. What is the purpose of our educational institutions? How deeply do the premises of those institutions shape the ways that we approach learning, even in our “free time”? How else might we go about developing and exploring our capacities?

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Glonass on board! [Genoa, Italy]

Genoa. Italy. The Glonass system, comparable to the American GPS, is a Russian global navigation satellite system used for tracking and tracing. It is also used as a back-up or support positioning system, which can provide a faster fix and greater accuracy than GPS.

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South Africa: Historic rupture or warring brothers again?

South Africa. Everything we are now is built upon all that we were and where we came from. The same can be said for countries, any analysis has to look backwards before it can begin to understand the influences and causes of the present. This makes analysis intrinsically complex and often, almost impossible. At some point we are forced to simplify, look for patterns and analyse situations with a focus on where the key locus of power lies.

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Iran: The uprising of the thirsty [Video]

Iran. On July 15th 2021, people took to the streets in the Iranian province of Khouzestan to protest against the lack of water due to government mismanagement. Since then, despite the Iranian state’s brutal repression, the uprising has spread all over the country.

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Berlin: Defend Køpi-Wagenplatz

Berlin. In the last years we have witnessed the State and Capitalist tyrants relentlessly try and wipe out and destroy the last few self-organised places and autonomous structures in Berlin.

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Susa Valley: former customs squatted in Claviere, statement against all borders

Italy. Susa Valley. Claviere. Today 31 july 2021, we have occupied Claviere’s ex customs, the Dagona Occupata. The building place that represented both border’s control and repression, and free circulation of products and tourists, now becomes a self-organized refuge, a space for political organization and direct solidarity, free and open to everyone.

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Bristol Anarchist Black Cross and Bristol Defendant Solidarity: We are proud of those who fought back against the police

A statement by Bristol Anarchist Black Cross and Bristol Defendant Solidarity.

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“I cannot tell you why you must fight, I can only tell you how I solve contradictions” – Karl-Heinz Dellwo interview with Jose Rosales

This interview was conducted over the course of a month and touches on Karl-Heinz Dellwo’s experiences and reflections during his participation in the Red Army Faction; in the squatters movement prior to the days of the RAF; the significance of the Vietnam War and anti-colonial struggles in general; his criticisms of the RAF’s concept of the urban guerrilla; his analysis of the German State’s strategy of counter-insurgency; his experience serving a double-life sentence in prison; and his work as a publisher and filmmaker afterwards, as someone who remains a militant in everyday life. Dellwo, a former member of the RAF (Red Army Faction).

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Duterte is not incompetent: Power in Pandemiya [Philippines]

A certain narrative suggests that Rodrigo Duterte, the sitting president of the Philippines, is incompetent in addressing the covid-19 pandemic. 

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