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This zine has compiled all the posts (with some exceptions) from Conflict MN during the year of 2016. In lieu of any overarching narrative, everything here is presented as it is on the site without commentary. Readers are invited to draw their own conclusions, if any, from the contents of this zine.
The year 2016 was a tumultuous year for everyone. For anarchists living in the Twin Cities, it was a year marked with a number of successes as well as bitter defeats.
The year 2015 closed after several weeks of protests over the police murder of Jamar Clark, a black man from north Minneapolis. While the initial days were marked with sharp antagonism culminating in a riot in response to the attempted eviction of a encampment that had been set up the night after the shooting. Afterwards, counter-insurgent forces doubled their efforts, only strengthened when a handful of white supremacists shot at the camp and injured five. Anarchists and other potential rebels were confronted by protest security and often bad-jacketed (as cops, white supremacists, or more simply agitators). The camp was finally evicted by police with little resistance. With this, Minneapolis joined a growing list of cities that have been hit with unrest in response to police shootings since the Ferguson riots of 2014.
It is hopefully non-controversial to state that an anarchist or autonomous street presence has been practically nonexistent in recent years. The end of 2015 saw a few modest attempts; a small rally for imprisoned anarchists in Spain early November, a fifty-strong march in solidarity with the northside protests later that month, and finally a New Year’s Eve noise demo that fetched nearly a dozen people.
Many obstacles appeared early on that continue to appear today. Notably, many people expressed hesitation to go to a demonstration that was not organized or endorsed by any identifiable organization. It remains difficult to reach out to various anarchist circles across the metropolitan area, even more so to convince them an action was worth going to over a party or dinner plans. Our understanding of the police’s response to different actions was only just beginning to come together.
In lieu of any overarching narrative, everything here is presented as it is on the Conflict MN site without commentary. Readers are invited to draw their own conclusions, if any, from the contents of this zine.
Crowds turned out in support of the protest in Hackney, London, yesterday which saw couriers call on the Met police to rethink their aggressive overpolicing strategy. The event took place in the wake of a confrontation on May 14th which saw police run out of Dalston by local people after they started checking couriers’ immigration
Despite noises about welcoming refugees from Ukraine in recent months, France is joining Britain in expanding the prisons-for-migrants system as part of its own ongoing “hostile environment” efforts. The Macron government is planning to open a number of new Administrative Retention Centers (CRAs) including a 64-place facility in Mesnil-Amelot, just outside Charles de Gaulle Airport,
The action this morning, targeting business tycoons flying out of Farnborough, aimed to highlight the environmental damage being done by privileged groups generating vast amounts of pollution for the sake of luxury travel. More than a dozen people used a variety of methods, including arm tube locks and tripods, to lock down key entrances to
Anarchist students consider New Democracy’s intervention in Greek universities in the broader context of an EU-wide remaking of education along neoliberal lines. This is the second of a two-part series: Part one, Greek Cops Out of our Universities! is here. This article is an analysis of educational restructuring, the violation and attempt to abolish asylum
Report on ongoing encampment defense in so-called Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis encampment defenders sought to “strike” back against camp sweeps on Tuesday 5/25 with a, “You Sweep? We Strike!,” breakfast and bowling event at a longstanding encampment. Defenders of camps have been organizing weekly morning get-togethers to defend against potential evictions, and display to the city... […]
A report from Cops off Campus at UC Davis on a recent action which opened up a dining hall to the wider student body and community for free, on a campus where reportedly half of the student body is food insecure. The usual protocol for entering the dining commons at UC Davis requires students to... […]
photo: @AshAgony How did an attempt at carceral reform lead to the creation of one of the US’s most notorious jails? In this podcast interview, we speak with author and organizer Jarrod Shanahan about his new book, Captives: How Rikers Island Took New York City Hostage, and how the various forces within the facility in... […]
photo: @NSNPeel Saddle Lake Cree Nation announced this week that it is investigating the deaths of over 200 residential school children who never returned home. Research is being led by the Acimowin Opaspiw Society, a group formed to investigate potential burial sites tied to the Blue Quills Indian Residential School. Research has consisted of combing... […]
Report on banner drop in solidarity with prisoners at Alexander CI who have issued a set of demands. On May 21, 2022, prison abolitionists dropped a banner in the middle of the nominating convention of the North Carolina Republican Party at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. The banner read “Meet Alexander Prisoners’ Demands,” and... […]
These prisoners have been jailed due to anti-war protests or opinions. They have a wide variety of positions, but all of them are against the Russian attack against Ukraine. There are more prisoners than whom we know the addresses. This list was compiled by Ivan Astashin. Author Anarchist Black Cross Moscow Submitted by S2W on […]
Partial online PDF archive of Outta Control, subtitled News & Views of the Belfast Anarchist Collective from the 1980s. Author Belfast Anarchist Collective Submitted by Steven. on May 24, 2022 Copied to clipboard Many issues incorporate Gaining Ground Women's Supplement or other supplements on housing, nuclear waste etc. Outta Control was a monthly bulletin from […]
Logo! was a one-off produced by two members of the "structureless tyrants" who put together the Xtra! newspaper. It includes some humourous reflections on Xtra! and the wider UK anarchist movement at the time. Author Xtra Submitted by Fozzie on May 24, 2022 Copied to clipboard PDF from the comrades at Sparrows Nest Archive, Nottingham. […]
Mutual Aid of Ours, 16th of May 2022 Author Malangchism Submitted by dogej63 on May 23, 2022 Copied to clipboard They who have visited the New Cemetery -the 18th of May National Cemetery- will know: the dignity and grandness a place can have. Even from car park one can hear the “March for the Beloved” […]
On the week of 23rd May, UCU members at Richmond upon Thames College, a Further Education college in Twickenham, West London, will be on strike against a proposal by the College leadership to fire and rehire the entire teaching staff body onto an inferior contract that deprives teaching staff of 10 days’ holiday. Author Anonymous […]
Listen here. April 15th is Steal Something From Work Day! For over a decade, we’ve celebrated the everyday resistance that workers undertake to challenge their exploitation when the boss isn’t watching. Whether in factories or coffee shops, under capitalism or socialism, workers have always pilfered from their workplaces—not just as a way to survive or […]
It’s that time of year again! This year, to observe Steal Something from Work Day, we present a handful of stories from workers who have turned the tables on their employers over the years. Enjoy reading and stay safe as you pull off your own Robin Hood operations. As usual, you can read a wide […]
Wassenaar (Netherlands) – On the 24th of May, Ivicke had a second “voorlopige voorziening” (VoVo)* hearing, to request a suspension of eviction until the higher appeal in our case against the municipality, who want to evict us on the grounds that according to the zoning plan our home should be an office. We already had […]
Since wednesday May 11 the house at Amstelveenseweg 852 is squatted. The owner of the house is “Werktrust Holding B.V.”, through the neighborhood we learned that their plan is to demolish this house to build 6 apartments. Despite the good condition of the building it has been empty for more than a year and will […]
From May 13th to 16th the Persons Unknown Festival returned, after a three-year break, to the same venue used for its inauguration back in 2019. For three days the disused swimming baths and leisure centre in Chorlton, Manchester, was transformed once again into a hub of art, activity and anarchism that is rapidly rising to […]
FOREST ANTI-SPE DAYS #3 CHAOS AND RAGE, SMASH EVERY CAGE BORDERLESS CALL: JOIN US IN THE HAMBACHER FOREST FOR A GATHERING FOR ANIMAL LIBERATION! In the factory farms and vivisection labs, our nonhuman comrades are already fighting back. The time is ripe – let’s share skills and perspectives on how to support their resistance! By […]
New squatted social centre R.A.A.K. (Radikale Anti-Anti Kraak) opens its doors. Write an email to get involved or pass by to Douwes Dekkerstraat 18. AIMS We are openly anarchist and use methods that seek to built collective power against and alongside that of the state and capitalism. We want this space to be one that […]
From Montréal Antifasciste The treatment of the topics recently dominating the news should be causing the bullshit detectors of those of us who haven’t turned ours off to be vibrating to the breaking point. If we just take as an example one factor, the shift from the end of the crisis that never ends that […]
From Escaping Tomorrow’s Cages This article is the fourth in a series about prison expansion in Ontario that starts here. Although we have many reasons to be against prisons and against this prison expansion project in particular, our motivations are profoundly anti-capitalist, since prison is an important part of how capitalism functions. However, we understand […]
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info In “Montréal” this Friday May 13. We decorated an RBC Branch, in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en land defenders. We used red paint, like the colour of the blood staining this bank’s hands.
From Escaping Tomorrow’s Cages This text is the third in a series. To start at the beginning, read the introduction. The second part, a summary of the projects, can be read here. First, briefly, why oppose prisons in general? We take as our starting point that the world would be better without prisons. Prisons don’t […]
The Northern and Eastern Strategies are not the first waves of prison expansion in Ontario (and they won't be the last). They directly build on the previous wave, which was focused on Toronto. The Toronto strategy closed older prisons (Metro West, the Don Jail, and Mimico) and created the Toronto South Detention Centre (TSDC). Described […]
Submitted by From Embers Click here to listen or download episode Escaping Tomorrow’s Cages is a six-part essay being published throughout the month of May that lays out the coming wave of provincial jail expansions in Ontario and propose a strategy for how they might be opposed. We spoke with 3 anarchists involved with the […]
From the International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund When local chuds in Peterborough, Canada decided to hold their very own #FluTruxKlan convoy, one brave soul literally stood in their way, by blocking their progression down city streets. The anti-health chuds very aggressively went after him, while the cops looked on and did nothing. When that altercation was […]
Although we have many reasons to be against prisons and against this prison expansion project in particular, our motivations are profoundly anti-capitalist, since prison is an important part of how capitalism functions. However, we understand that not everyone will share this motivation, even if we have a shared goal of keeping this prison expansion project […]
We take as our starting point that the world would be better without prisons. Prisons don't solve social problems, they exacerbate existing inequalities and play a crucial role in a violent capitalist system. The lie told about prisons is that by disappearing people who have been convicted of criminalized activities, our communities will be "safer". […]
The following is a statement and analysis written and endorsed by Locals and at large members of the Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation. Introduction We must fight for access to safe, legal, free, and universally available abortion. The people of the United States are in the midst of a critical moment. On May […]
This article was originally published in 2016 for I Congreso Internacional de Investigadorxs sobre Anarquismo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was subsequently translated by Enrique Guerrero-López (a member of Black Rose/Rosa Negra), for publication via the Institute for Anarchist Theory and History in 2021. The original Portuguese version can be found here. We republish the […]
This article originally appeared in the Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Journal (No. 32) published by the Institute for Anarchist Studies in 2021. A brief updated introduction has been appended below, but otherwise the text is presented without modification. April 2022 Introduction This article was originally composed in the Fall and Winter of 2020. By that […]
[Español abajo] In 2020 Black Rose / Rosa Negra (BRRN) began experiencing serious internal political conflict over the direction of our organization, its strategy, and its structures. The organizational turmoil produced by this conflict was greatly exacerbated by the psychological, social, and political strain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd Uprising. […]
Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra would like to acknowledge that we have read the reflections shared by Thistle Writing Collective. The concerns stated are a topic that BRRN has been discussing for some time and we will continue to critically reflect on and transform the patriarchal and white supremacist structures and […]
Greece. Statement by anarchist prisoner Giannis Michailidis on the start of his hunger strike.Originally published by Athens Indymedia. Translated by Dark Nights.After 8.5 years in prison, after all these arbitrary actions against me, I decided to put an end to my 11 years of suffering, by putting a...
These prisoners have been jailed due to anti-war protests or opinions. They have a wide variety of positions, but all of them are against the Russian attack against Ukraine. There are more prisoners than whom we know the addresses. This list was compiled by Ivan Astashin. Please translate your l...
VAD: Manifestation mot Erdogans kravVAR: JärntorgetNÄR: 26/5, kl 17:00I Sveriges jakt på NATO-medlemskap står Erdogan i vägen med sina krav på Sverige.Kraven är b.la. att stänga ner "föreningar, aktiviteter och organisationer" som Erdogan anser vara drivna av "terrorister", och utvisa turkiska...
ContextWhat does Putin’s regime and imperialism bring with them? We saw it in the grim example of Donbass and Crimea. We saw it in the bloody suppression of the peoples of Belarus and Kazakhstan, the destruction of protest movements in Russia, bombardment of Syrian cities. It appeared to be not...
Mya Walmsley weighs into the debate on anarchism, socialism and elections. The Red and Black Notes editorial collective publishes this response in the spirit of debate, we do not necessarily endorse its conclusions. The last month has seen a flurried exchange amongst the socialist left concerning the value of electoral participation in the context of […]
Earlier this week, the Socialist Alternative publication Red Flag carried a response from Jerome Small to Tommy Lawson’s piece in this publication, ‘Why do anarchists abstain from elections?‘. Jerome’s response to Tommy’s article was a measured, good-faith response to Tommy’s critique of Victorian Socialists and more specifically Socialist Alternative’s decision to spend so much time […]
Interviewed by Mya Walmsley The steady revival of organized Anarchism in the anglosphere has led to a re-engagement with the fundamental strategic questions of Anarchism. In what way should a revolutionary organization be structured? How should a revolutionary organization struggle for reforms? What role does the revolutionary organization play in the revolutionary process? In grappling […]
“there was another kind of heroism besides that of the Anzacs — the heroism of men who were brave enough not to fight, who faced the full scorn of public opinion, and in many cases went to gaol because of their opposition to militarism in their own country. It is necessary to remember the heroism […]
The following is a slightly edited version of a talk given to a panel hosted by Socialist Unity and Geelong Anarchist Communists in March, 2022. The topic of the panel was ‘should socialists participate in elections,’ however the idea was first posited as to discuss why anarchists do not run in elections. As such the […]
from Instagram FUCK THE PROUD BOYS! YOUR FLAGS WILL NEVER FLY IN PHILLY! We came across this banner on gameday and decided to spruce it up a little, then dispose of it properly. Looks like Zach Rehl’s cry baby friends are sad his cop family members dont have any influence to let him get away…
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from Making Worlds Books It’s been two decades since the 9/11 attacks and the onset of the War on Terror. Addressing its catastrophic impact, Dr. Maha Hilal will share her insights on the last twenty years of the War on Terror including the role of official narrative in justifying the creation of a sprawling apparatus…
from Viscera This month we’ll be reading “The Great Caliban: The Struggle Against the Rebel Body,” a chapter from Silvia Federici’s classic work, Caliban and the Witch. We can see, in other words, that the human body and not the steam engine, and not even the clock, was the first machine developed by capitalism. History,…
from Making World Books Faint traces of Indigenous people and their histories abound in American media, memory, and myths. Indigeneity often remains absent or invisible, however, especially in contemporary political and intellectual discourse about white supremacy, anti-Blackness, and racism in general. In this ambitious new book, Kevin Bruyneel confronts the chronic displacement of Indigeneity in…
Author: Henry David ThoreauTitle: WalkingDate: May 1862Notes: A lecture first delivered at the Concord Lyceum on April 23, 1851.Source: Retrieved on May 26, 2022 from https://www.thoreau-online.org I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil—to regard man as an inhabitant, or a […]
Author: Benjamin TuckerTitle: Liberty Vol. III. No. 12.Subtitle: Not the Daughter but the Mother of OrderDate: July 18, 1885Notes: Whole No. 64. — Many thanks to www.readliberty.org for the readily-available transcription and to www.libertarian-labyrinth.org for the original scans.Source: Retrieved on May 26, 2022 from http://www.readliberty.org “For always in thine eyes, O Liberty! Shines that high […]
Author: Benjamin TuckerTitle: Liberty Vol. III. No. 11.Subtitle: Not the Daughter but the Mother of OrderDate: June 20, 1885Notes: Whole No. 63. — Many thanks to www.readliberty.org for the readily-available transcription and to www.libertarian-labyrinth.org for the original scans.Source: Retrieved on May 25, 2022 from http://www.readliberty.org “For always in thine eyes, O Liberty! Shines that high […]
Author: Hakim BeyTitle: Hakim Bey vs. Enzo23: An InterviewSource: https://hermetic.com/bey/enzo23-interview E23: Hey, Hakim. How are you doing? HB: Good. E23: Is this a good time for you? HB: Sure. E23: Let start with one simple question. One thing that I’ve noticed about your writing in particular is that it seems to stay outside of one […]
Author: Hakim BeyTitle: Transcript: Hakim Bey / Mordecai Watts Telephone InterviewDate: June 25, 1995Source: https://hermetic.com/bey/mwts_bey MW: I just got the T.A.Z. album–after listening, I dreamed of a commercial for an amusement park ride that carried its passengers through a rapid sequence of images appropriated from Dali and other surrealists. Bey: There was such an amusement […]
A continuación difundimos texto publicado por compañero comunista antiestatal que visitó la region $hilena hace unas semanas participando de distintos foros e instancias de debate en torno a la lucha antifascista y la critica anticapitalista. EL ANTIFASCISMO COMO ARMA DE … Continue reading →
Hemos insistido en varios análisis sobre el carácter estructural de la crisis de valorización del capital como relación hegemónica que domina el conjunto de la humanidad y la naturaleza. Hoy en día nos encontramos en una vorágine de conflictos … Continue reading →
Presentamos esta traducción del texto publicado en el sitio dndf.org, escrito por Roland Simon, miembro del grupo Theorie Communiste, donde analiza la coyuntura geopolítica actual ante la guerra Ucrania-Rusa y el panorama de crisis generalizada en la que se encuentra … Continue reading →
“Lo absurdo de una lucha antifascista que escogiera la guerra como medio de acción aparece así claramente. No solo significaría combatir una opresión salvaje aplastando los pueblos bajo el peso de una masacre todavía más salvaje, sino también extender … Continue reading →
“Los trabajadores queman o hacen explotar sus fábricas, exigiendo indemnización por despido en vez de luchar por mantener sus trabajos. Los estudiantes ocupan las universidades, pero no a favor, sino que en contra de las demandas por las cuales supuestamente … Continue reading →
We are currently still low on the printing cost for this journal, please consider to donate, we still need about 150 USD for 500 copies. We have managed to sell 700 copies from the previous edition. Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org or just email … Continue reading →
-September 10 in Maipú Encapuchadxs [hooded ones] erected barricades and displayed a banner in memory of Claudia López in the vicinity of the Las Parcelas de Maipú metro station on the eve of a new September 11 commemoration. -September 11th … Continue reading →
[09.10.20 RÄUMUNSGVERSUCH DER LIEBIG34 – DON’T TOUCH LIEBIG34!!!!!] Don’t touch Liebig 34! Eviction date on 09 October 2020 Today, on September 15, we received mail from the bailiff T. Knop. They threatened to evict Liebig34 on Friday, October 9 at … Continue reading →
[Prisiones chilenas] Palabras del compañero Juan Aliste Vega ante la partida de Pedro Villarroel See also: In Memory of Pedro Villarroel We’re love at war. These words for our mothers and fathers go with a touch of football, with tango … Continue reading →
[Prisiones chilenas] Dibujo de la compañera anarquista Mónica Caballero The prison and I are old acquaintances, on more than one occasion I have sat at their table, over the years we have changed and we have both learned from each … Continue reading →
William C. Anderson: State reform isn’t enough. Our times demand black #anarchism - Read more: https://enoughisenough14.org/2022/05/26/william-c-anderson-state-reform-isnt-enough-our-times-demand-black-anarchism/ #BlackAnarchism #antireport
Ivicktion Called Off — But For How Long? [#Wassenaar, #Netherlands] - Read more: https://enoughisenough14.org/2022/05/26/ivicktion-called-off-but-for-how-long-wassenaar-netherlands/ #HuizeIvicke #Ivicke #squatting #antireport
Giannis Michailidis – Announcement of a hunger strike for my release [#Greece] - Read more: https://enoughisenough14.org/2022/05/25/giannis-michailidis-announcement-of-a-hunger-strike-for-my-release-greece/ #FreeThemAll #antireport