Open letter from Anarchist Prisoner Ucil / Brian Valentino, arrested in Yogyakarta, Indonesia at May Day 2018.
Less than three weeks after our first issue was published, we pushed our noses back to the grindstone to bring you a special edition about May Day actions here in Florida!
Call by Anarchist Black Cross Yogyakarta for solidarity with anarchist prisoner Brain Valentino.
Minneapolis: This year, a few of us decided that even if we didn’t have much of a plan for May Day, that we were none-the-less determined to have a presence at the May Day march on May 1st, which for as long as people can remember of the recent years has been dominated by leftist organizations like the Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FRSO (a soft Maoist sect), their front groups and others who willingly play along with this sad circus.
In Paris, on May Day 2018, nearly 15,000 people joined a confrontational march rejecting capitalism and the state, including a black bloc of 1200 people. Intense clashes immediately broke out with the police. This is the story of the events leading up to May Day, what we experienced that afternoon in Paris, and what comes next.
Short statement, fundraiser adress and banner action in solidarity with anarchists in Yogyakarta in Narrm / Melbourne.
The Guillotine (podcast). In this episode: May Day, “Left Unity”, Police Repression, and Political Violence.
So-called France is boiling. There are more and more calls for an indefinite general strike and on Monday first meetings are planned to discuss the calls. A fast and short update from the French territory.
Montreal: CLAC organized its annual May Day demonstration on the theme of the G7 this year. The planet’s most powerful will gather June 8th and 9th for a major meeting in the Charlevoix region.
Radical political militancy is never intellectually unarmed, for it always assumes some understanding of what it contests and of how it can or should be overcome. It also carries with it some idea of what is to follow the detested social order. But it is precisely because of the weight of these assumptions that militancy is dangerous even for the militant, for all may go terribly wrong at all three of these levels. In other words, a non-reflective militancy is blind, and fatally so.