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Surviving the Virus: An Anarchist Guide – Capitalism in Crisis – Rising Totalitarianism – Strategies of Resistance

The pandemic is not going to pass in the next few weeks. Even if strict confinement measures succeed in cutting the number of infections down to what it was a month ago, the virus could resume spreading exponentially again as soon as the measures are suspended. The current situation is likely to continue for months—sudden curfews, inconsistent quarantines, increasingly desperate conditions—though it will almost certainly shift form at some point when the tensions within it boil over. To prepare for that moment, let’s protect ourselves and each other from the threat posed by the virus, think through the questions about risk and safety that the pandemic poses, and confront the disastrous consequences of a social order that was never designed to preserve our well-being in the first place.

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#CoronaVirus: An Epidemic of Stupidity & Authoritarianism

COVID-19 – known as the coronavirus – emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan. It’s flu-like symptoms enabled the quick spread of the virus within the city. It also allowed the spread of the disease beyond Wuhan despite the attempts of the Chinese government to curb it by resorting to drastic measures of arresting and detaining suspected carriers.

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Juan Carlos Mechoso (Uruguayan Anarchist Federation–FAU): The Strategy of Especifismo

This interview with Juan Carlos Mechoso of the Uruguayan Anarchist Federation (FAU) – conducted by Felipe Corrêa – discusses FAU’s “strategy of especificismo”. Relevant topics are addressed in the questions, such as: the concept of especificismo, this type of anarchism’s relationship with the classics and with similar experiences that have emerged in history, especifismo’s relation with the Latin American context, comparisons with other ideologies that promote operating at distinct levels (party – mass movement), scientific concepts, ideology and its relation to socialism, programmatic positions that anarchists should defend in popular movements, concepts and conceptions of class, neoliberalism, the development model of Latin American, popular power, strategy, armed struggle and social revolution.

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Achille Mbembe: The society of enmity

Achille Mbembe’s Politiques de l’inimitié reads contemporary politics as a series of strategies and tactics of colonisation, thus grounded on the creation of fictional others (through hierarchising categories of race, sex, ethnicity and the like) and the desire for their complete control, exclusion and extermination, in conformity with the fulfillment of this desire.

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#Aragorn! – #Nihilism, #Anarchy, and the 21st century

On Thursday February 13 anarchist comrade Aragorn! passed away. We republish his text “Nihilism, Anarchy, and the 21st century”.

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#London, #UK: Second anniversary of founding of Anarchist Communist Group

London. UK. February 17th marks the second anniversary of the founding of the Anarchist Communist Group.

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#Scotland #Dundee Anarchist Bookfair is happening on the 14th of March!

Dundee. Scotland. UK. Just to remind everyone about the Dundee Anarchist Bookfair 2020.

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