#DisruptJ20 #J20 Our Work Has Begun: the future is coming
We’ve had almost two months for it to sink in: Donald Trump is the president-elect of the most powerful military power on Earth. As anarchists, we know the cliche that whomever we vote for, the government always wins. But still, for most of us, this election has felt different. Wren Awry has collected this short anthology of anarchist responses to the election that we hope will help us consider what to do in the near future.
Some of it is strategic musing, some of it is emotional. Some of it has been published by us or elsewhere already, some of it appears herein for the first time. Feel free to print out a copy of the included PDF.
“the good comrade check-in call, 11.11.16” by odessa aït jerrar “They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds” by Wren Awry “Actions Speak Louder Than Votes” by Margaret Killjoy “Only a Bold and Popular Left Radicalism Can Stop Trumpism and the Rise of Fascism” by Laurence Davis “Trump’s First Hundred Days and the Fascist Agenda” by Alexander Reid Ross “The Days After the Election and the Days Before the Revolution” by Anarchist Resistance NYC “Everything I Need to Know About Trump I Learned From Playing Skyrim” by Gutter Punk Josh
received 08/14/18 FUROR MANET 2016, September. Operation “Scripta Manent”, carried forth by the turinese prosecutor Sparagna, leads to the arrest of 8 comrades, the main accusation being the creation of a subversive organization with terrorist aims. Along with this, the imputation includes several other attacks, all signed FAI […]
Sonday 9th of September Presentation of the (electronical) archive At this afternoon there’s gonna be a introduction into the archive of the anarchist library. Mainly there’s gonna be presented the extensive electronical archive, which provides among other things the possibility of full text research in thousands of anarchist and concerning publications – and is open […]
received 12.08.2018 The guitarist for ‘Queensbury Rules’ (a ‘Blood & Honor’ band) had his car sabotaged in the early hours of the 7th of August. Wojciech (Woj) Wasilewski, a known fascist had all 4 tyres of his car punctured, the bodywork scratched and a message sprayed which reads: “Woj = Fascist” and on the otherside: […]
Given that climate change is brought us the colder summer of the last thirty years, given our constant and organic demand to ignite with passion and of warming ourselves with the rebelliousness of our daily struggles, we will light our flame this fall! And so returns the Anarchist Book Fair of Lisbon, on […]
received 12.08.2018 Hey Walker, we recently had a nice view of your home from the pedestrian bridge in the small hours of the morning… … a car and work van belonging to a UKIP candidate and ex-mayor (2012) of Bradley Stoke (Bristol, UK), Ben Walker, was damaged with paint and the […]
We received Juan’s words from hiding in a letter to anarchist circle “Nave dei folli”: I see that a poster has come out edited and discussed by various anarchists in solidarity with those accused in the“Scripta Manent” trial. I think … Continue reading →
We receive and publish: The wave of repression that followed the events of May 1st in Milan during the demo MayDay against Expo 2015 and its neo-liberal model has not yet ended: at the end of July 2018, 3 years … Continue reading →
From August 31st to September 2nd , 2018, a tattoo circus will take place in the occupied Koch area (Koch-Areal) in Zürich. This is a festival organized according to the principles of do-it-yourself organizing. During the tattoo circus, a space … Continue reading →
This letter comes from anarchist political prisoner Luis Fernando Sotelo who is currently locked up in the Reclusorio Sur of Mexico City. The letter speaks out against the buying and selling of favors in the prison, and the intimidation/repression Sotelo … Continue reading →
Destruction/eviction: blocked road On Friday morning, a handful of military cops destroyed reconstructed cabans in the liberated zone (also called the non-motorized zone) east in la ZAD. Cut in small logs, the structures of « Eugette » and « the … Continue reading →
From No Borders Media Anti-colonial action made in support of removal of John A. Macdonald statue in Victoria, BC Earlier this morning, a group of unnamed anti-colonial vandals targeted the John A. Macdonald Monument in Montreal. The statue, at Place du Canada, was sprayed with red paint. The area around the statue was also […]
From Parc-Ex Contre la Gentrification (Facebook page) Over 60 people gathered in front of Parc metro station yesterday afternoon to protest property speculation and gentrification. The action aimed to bring together members of Parc-Ex Against Gentrification, POPIR, Comité B.A.I.L.S, the Parc Extension Action Committee, the Comité Logement de Rosemont, and the Comité Logement du Plateau […]
From the SITT-IWW On April 1 came into force the law 25 – “An Act to provide a better match between training and employment and to promote employment integration” – which was integrated with the current law on social assistance. We believe it is the early termination of welfare because the founding principles behind it, […]
From From Embers An interview with an anti-fascist based in Montreal. We discuss the history of the Quebec far right dating back to the 1930s, anti-fascist resistance in 1990s Montreal, and the contemporary context, including an important victory against La Meute on July 1, 2018.
From the Graphic History Collective Poster by Adèle Clapperton-Richard Introduction by Andrée Lévesque The 1930s are remembered as a time of widespread hardship when the world was rocked by capitalism’s economic crisis. Montréal, with its large working-class population, was particularly hard hit by mass unemployment and a falling standard of living. The dismal conditions for […]