Decolonising anarchism, according to Jesse Cohn, amounts to freeing it from its modernist assumptions: that culture is opposed to nature, that human culture progresses by an expanding autonomy from the heteronomy of nature, a progress grounded in the technological dominion over the natural world (and the human worlds closest to nature, e.g., those of the “indigenous” of the americas) and the freedom of human thought and life from the illusion of its dependency on transcendent sources (e.g., religion). To the extent that anarchism is imbued with or assumes such ideas, it is modernist and colonialist, susceptible to all of the hierarchies and forms of oppression that it has claimed to contest in its brief modern history.Continue reading Jesse Cohn: Demodernizing Anarchism
Russell Maroon Shoatz, activist and writer, was a founding member of the revolutionary group Black Unity Council in 1969, as well as a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. In 1972, he would be convicted for a 1970 killing of a Philadelphia police officer. He would spend 49 years in prison (22 of which in solitary confinement), being released in October of 2021 on grounds of compassion, only to die in December of the same year. (“Former Black Panther Russell “Maroon” Shoatz Freed From Prison After 49 Years”, Truthout 26/10/2021)Continue reading For Russell Maroon Shoatz: The tradition of Maroon “anarchism”
Kanehsatake. So-called Quebec. So-called Canada. Indigenous Land Defenders in the community of Kanehsatake planted the Haudenosaunee Confederacy flag on a contested piece of land to let the public know that the land will be reclaimed.Continue reading Land Reclamation in Kanehsatake [So-called Canada]
Montreal. Quebec. On April 11th. A group of Montreal Anarchists snuck into the offices of RBC armed with flyers, stickers and paint cans. They left a message for the bank (banner reads “RBC Divest from CGL”): Divest from CGL. Coastal GasLink is a filthy pipeline project being built on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory without their consent. Royal Bank of Canada or RBC is heavily invested in this disgusting project since they simply don’t care about Indigenous sovereignty and the ongoing climate catastrophe.Continue reading RBC Montreal Offices Vandalized in support of Wet’suwet’en [Video]
So-called Canada. The Whole Orchard launches its third episode of the second season. This month, the podcast addresses the stakes surrounding the police in Indigenous territories, whether led by native people or settlers.Continue reading The Whole Orchard – Season 2, Episode 3: Policing in indigenous communities
Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Monday April 11th, 2022. In the early afternoon, a small group of anarchists snuck into the RBC offices at Place Ville-Marie. Armed with flyers, stickers and spray paint cans, they left a message for the bank: DIVEST FROM CGL. Since the Fall of 2021, the Wet’suwet’en have been actively campaigning for RBC to stop funding the destruction of their land, but RBC continues to ignore them.
As long as RBC is funding pipeline projects, they will find us in their way.
– some fucking angry anarchists
The government of Belize is attempting to suppress Indigenous self-determination and disavow customary Maya governance in the name of “development.”Continue reading Bad faith and betrayal in Belize: Maya governance under attack
In October 2021 the Chilean state declared a state of emergency and a formal siege against the native Mapuche people. This sudden escalation in repression is a continuance of the longstanding colonialist war by the Chilean state against the Mapuche.Continue reading Interview With An Anonymous Anarchist On The Mapuche Struggle Against The Occupying Chilean And Argentinian States
Announcing a new publication Creeker, about the ongoing struggle at Fairy Creek on so-called Vancouver Island.Continue reading Announcing Creeker, A Zine About The Fairy Creek Blockade