Statement of an anonymous group about direct actions against members of the fascist group Soldiers of Odin.
This article is an anarchist analysis of the 1916 insurrection (which started on Easter Monday in 1916, EiE) and the war of independence in the context of the struggle for socialism in Ireland and internationally. It concentrates on the ‘unknown’ but intense class struggle that ran alongside the war of independence and the role republicanism played in the suppression of that struggle. It asks ‘what is freedom’ and shows how anarchism originated amongst earlier European left republicans as an answer to the limitations of republicanism.
Call for solidarity and action on April 10th with J20 defendants.
Event: An Anti-Fascist’s experiences from eastern Europe. Saturday, April 7th, 06:00pm Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S in Minneapolis.
How the tactics that the Russian state uses against anarchists could spread.
Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark seven times from behind, according to an independent autopsy conducted by pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was hired by Clark’s family. The autopsy contradicts the Sacramento police department’s claim that Clark was advancing towards officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet when they killed him. Dr. Omalu found that Clark took three to 10 minutes to die. Police waited at least five minutes before applying medical aid.
Last week we reported about the police murdering Stephon (or Stephen) Clark. The protests against this police killing aven’t stopped. Tomorrow there will be a vigil in Sacramento. Update: tonight (March 30) there will also be a protest for Stephon Clark in Sacramento. People will meet at Sacramento city hall at 20:00 PDT
An interview with Cars of Hope activists Lena and Vicky of the Cars of Hope collective, who will travel to Lesvos in April to support refugees.
Teachers in Kentucky are on wildcat strike today with at least eight school districts closing schools due to lack of teaching staff.
Statement from Şehîd Şevger’s anarchist comrades in Rojava.
I was sad to hear of the passing of Eduardo Colombo, one of the more interesting anarchist writers from the post-World War II era. I included a short piece by Colombo on voting in Volume Three of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas. I also posted on this blog his essay on the state as the paradigm of power, in which he drew on the work of Cornelius Castoriadis and Pierre Clastres. Here I reproduce a tribute to Colombo by the Spanish anarchist theorist, Tomás Ibáñez. It would be nice to see more of Colombo’s writings translated into English.
While the larger radical/anti-capitalist left has arguably few universal tenets of strategic agreement, the statement that “a strong left is one that’s rooted in working class and oppressed communities and struggles” is easily one of them. The question that all tendencies and formations grapple with is how do we understand this process and what are the methods to transition from being isolated and powerless players to a left with deep roots within powerful working class social movements.