Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation
This week Gil O’Teen spoke with Peter Gelderloos, who is an anarchist and an author. His books include “The Failure of Nonviolence”, “Consensus”, “Anarchy Works”, and most recently “Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation”, which is being released two days from now (January 10th 2017) from AK Press. Gil and Peter discuss the ideas in Worshiping Power, how states usually take root, the insidiousness of democracy, the concept of how salvation religions intertwine with the state, and much more.
Don’t forget about the presentation at Firestorm Books and Coffee entitled “Preparing for the Trump Era: An Anarchist Viewpoint” starting at 7pm on Tuesday January 10th. The presenters will explore various approaches to self-organization and self-defense, drawing on the principles of mutual aid and direct action. If you feel lost or uncertain about how to organize in these increasingly crazy times, come to this and get some ideas!
And here in Asheville on January 20th (INAUGURATION DAY) there is a day of activities being planned starting with a meetup and march at Pritchard Park at 10am on the 20th. After that in West Asheville, there will be free food, healing space, workshops, and a dance party/benefit in the evening. To plug in and see the most recent info, you can visit http://j20asheville.noblogs.org or you can plug in on fedbook by searching “J20 Day of Resistance & General Strike”
#Antifa: Fascists in #Athens were looking for journalists with photos before they attacked - #συλλαλητήριο #antifagr #antinazigr Read here --> https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/01/21/antifa-fascists-in-athens-were-looking-for-journalists-with-photos-before-they-attacked/
#Amsterdam: Oily body prints on the Concertgebouw demand end of Shell sponsorship - #ClimateJustice Read here --> https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/01/21/amsterdam-oily-body-prints-on-the-concertgebouw-demand-end-of-shell-sponsorship/
000_ts-del6249273.si_.jpg The past two weeks have seen mass walkouts and wildcat strikes by thousands of garment workers. After five years the industry’s minimum wage structure has been adjusted but workers have rejected the proposed new wage levels. read more
demo.jpg What they said at the 19 January demonstration in London to support Russian anti-fascists The march was held on the tenth anniversary of the killing in Moscow of two prominent Russian anti-fascists - Stanislav Markelov, a lawyer, and Anastasia Baburova, a journalist read more
YellowVestsMontreuil.png The assembly of yellow vests from Montreuil has answered the call from Commercy. They have accepted the invitation to attend the assembly of assemblies. 300 people resisting against the police to defend a roundabout, that is proletarian self defence. Yellow Vests Montreuil read more
LA-teacher-march-signs1-700x525.jpg More than 30,000 educators in the country’s second-biggest school district of Los Angeles are poised to strike Monday, January 12 for the first time since 1989. In the aftermath of the inspiring wave of teacher strikes and actions in 2018, LA teachers are preparing to fight not just for their own jobs, but to […]
strike-back-sweden.jpeg Two activists with the SAC syndicalist union in Sweden write on the “Peace Obligation” proposal which would effectively outlaw strikes and workplaces actions outside of narrow conditions. The piece explains both the political context for the proposal – crafted jointly by employers and major unions and backed by the Social Democratic Party – as […]
The post Tempe, AZ: 14 Year Old Antonio Arce Only Latest Victim of Arizona Police appeared first on It's Going Down. Local anarchists report on a protest in memory of Antonio Arce, 14, just the latest victim in an upswing of police murders in the Southwest. On January 15th, 2019, Antonio Arce, a 14-year-old boy, […]
The post Help Needed for Joe-Joe Bowen appeared first on It's Going Down. Call from New York Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) to support a long-running political prisoner. New York Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) has received a letter from our comrade and political prisoner Joseph “Joe-Joe” Bowen, aka The Old Man. Last year, after four decades […]
The post Mexico: We Are Alone Facing the Silence of the Comrades of the Sexta appeared first on It's Going Down. This statement comes from la Brigada Callejera de Apoyo a la Mujer “Elisa Martínez” A.C., Cihuatlahtolli Feminist Collective A.C. and a liaison committee of the Mexican Sex Work Network. It critiques the recently formed […]
The post Paying it Forward: North Carolina J20 Ex-Defendants Pass on Anti-Repression Funds appeared first on It's Going Down. As part of this weeks call to action on #J20, former defendants are donating thousands of dollars to anarchist and antifascist prisoner support projects all over the world. Two years ago, roughly twenty anarchists, anti-fascists, and […]
The post Eric King Reports Brutality and Frame-Up at Hands of Guards appeared first on It's Going Down. Eric King is serving ten years for vandalizing a local politician’s office in Kansas City, Missouri in solidarity with uprising in Ferguson. Since his incarceration, guards have attempted to attack him and extend his sentence for his […]
The post Brendon West: “ANTICOM” Nazi stalking Texas activists and volunteers appeared first on It's Going Down. Brendon West (aliases include Vlka Fenrika, Fenrika Foxtrot, and Foxtrot DEVGRU) is an alt-right activist and leader of “Anticommunist Action” (ANTICOM). He has photographed and attempted to dox NLG volunteers and others in Central Texas. West led the […]
The post Mexico: Statement Demanding Freedom for Indigenous Yaqui Land Defender Fidencio Aldama Pérez appeared first on It's Going Down. This communiqué comes from the National and International Campaign for the Freedom of the Political Prisoners of Tlanixco and the Yaqui Tribe. The communiqué gives context to the case of Yaqui political prisoner, Fidencio Aldama […]
The post Mexico: Update on the Case of Anarchist Political Prisoner Luis Fernando Sotelo appeared first on It's Going Down. This communiqué comes from the campaign for the freedom of Luis Fernando Sotelo Zambrano. Luis Fernando has been imprisoned since 2014 in Mexico City on charges related to fires that were set to a metro […]
The post Boston Mobilizes Against Neo-Nazi Group Intent on Crashing Women’s March; Proud Boys Claim They’re Coming to Orlando appeared first on It's Going Down. On Saturday, January 19th, a variety of anti-racist groups are planning to mobilize in Boston against the neo-Nazi front group, Resist Marxism, which includes members of other neo-Nazi formations such […]
The post Kingston: Actions Continue in Support of Wet’suwet’en Camps appeared first on It's Going Down. Roundup of #ShutDownCanada actions taking place in Kingston in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en people. As #ShutDownCanada actions continue to happen across the country in support of the Wet’suwet’en camps attacked by the RCMP on Monday, anti-colonial networks in Katarokwi/Kingston are activated and […]
"I have met my own people, and I hate them all." --Claudia, from Interview With The Vampire In this episode, Alley and Rhyd discuss their own journeys into Paganism and witchcraft and how they differed radically from the "business" of Paganism and witchcraft in America.
Alley and Rhyd discuss the problems of nationalism and explore the important differences between indigenous and colonized people's struggles for national independence and the far right and white nationalist struggles, and the role of global capitalism in the destruction of cultural differences.
What’s an Egregore? What’s an egregore got to do with America? And what really happened to the dude who made KONY2012? In the sixth episode Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth discuss how the ingredients of the ritual that manifested American make it impossible to change, and discuss how an egregoric understanding can inform resistance and […]
Why is being a "witch" suddenly popular? What does the rise of the witch identity mean for actual witches? Why our capitalists trying to sell us stuff? And what are the dangers of this trend? In Episode 4: The Witch, Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth look at the questions (and try to keep their focus […]
In this episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss this current crisis of Capitalism, how Trump and other opportunists exploit this crisis (and are much smarter than you think), and how all of this has created the material conditions for civil unrest, fascism, and its socialist opposition.
A fairly disruptive demonstration took place in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The event was organized and led by Indigenous women in response to the call for a day of action in solidarity with the Gidimt’en Access Point and the Unist’ot’en Camp in unceded Wet’suwet’en Territory. ‘Peterborough Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en’ began at 3:30pm at […]
Early on the morning of January 17th, City of Hamilton staff, flanked by members of the Hamilton Police Services, conducted an operation to dismantle a tent city built on a segment of the rail trail, located at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment between Wentworth Street South and Sanford Avenue. They had hoped to do […]
Today our neighbours from 109 Jameson along with members of Parkdale Organize visited the Forest Hill home of landlords Angelo and Linda Scioscia. We delivered a letter and twenty repair orders and demanded they do the repairs and stop threats of eviction against our neighbours now. Read More ...
On Monday January 14th 2019 a large group of individuals surrounded and held space inside a TransCanada compressor station in what is Dish with One Spoon Territory [known as Hamilton, ON]. While one group easily snipped through the fencing and entered the facility to try & force a mainline shutdown, another stayed outside the fence […]
Anonymous Submission to North Shore Counter-Info. Occupied Dish with One Spoon Territory Hamilton, ON As of approximately 9am on Monday January 14th, a group entered & shut down a TransCanada (Now TC-Energy) facility in what is Dish with One Spoon Territory, known as Hamilton, ON. The facility, located at 1020 Rymal Road East, is a […]
Received on 19/11/2018: The second issue of Paper Chained has been published online. This is a journal that supports publication of writings and artistic expressions from people affected by incarceration. Click here to download the PDF, and visit the blog of Running Wild here to read more. […]
Received on 16/11/2018: A banner tied in Yogyakarta, reading: “SOLIDARITY WITH ALL ANARCHIST AND ANTI-FASCIST IN RUSSIA, LONG LIVE ANARCHY! MIKHAIL”. Anarchists and Anti-Fascists in Russia have faced a wave of repression from the State following an action carried out by a 17-year-old young anarchist named Mikhail Zhlobitsky who blew himself up at the Arkhangelsk […]
Received on 10/11/2018; for the case of Mikhail Zhlobitsky check here and here:Narrm / Melbourne so-called Australia: Graffiti mural in memory of 17 year old Russian Anarchist-Communist Mikhail Zhlobitsky who died while carrying out an explosive attack against the FSB (Federal Security Service) Regional Headquarters in Arkhangelsk, Russia on October 31st. “Never Forget Our Fallen […]
sent 11/1/18 They are facing potential incarceration for helping migrants in danger in the French Alps. Bastien, Benoit, Eléonora, Juan, Lisa, Mathieu et Théo will face justice on November 8th in Gap. They are prosecuted for «helping undocument foreign nationals to enter national territory, in organized gang”. The envisaged […]
Two activists with the SAC syndicalist union in Sweden write on the “Peace Obligation” proposal which would effectively outlaw strikes and workplace actions outside of narrow conditions. The piece explains both the political context for the proposal – crafted jointly by employers and major unions and backed by the Social Democratic Party – as well […]
If its demands are met, the historic teacher strike in Los Angeles has the potential to upend union orthodoxy across the United States. The post The radical worker politics of the Los Angeles teacher strike appeared first on Infoshop News.
Today, China is the driving engine of global economic growth. A major crisis of the Chinese economy will almost certainly drag the global economy into the next recession in the 2020s. This may turn out to be far more damaging than the Great Recession of 2008. The post The Next Global Crash? On China and […]
In March 2018, a major crisis erupted around an obscure political consulting firm called Cambridge Analytica.It was discovered that the firm had acquired the private data of millions of Facebook users and was putting it to the service of its clients in political campaigns. The revelations attracted attention in part because the company is owned […]
Alongside government repression, what poses a greater threat to the yellow vest movement—the reactionaries who are participating in order to present themselves as the alternative to Macron’s neoliberalism, or the reformists who aim to replace horizontal self-organization with new party structures and legislation? In the following analysis, we show how these two phenomena are connected. […]