Garzweiler (German territory): The north-south coal track of RWE’s Garzweiler open pit mine is blocked since two days now, the open pit mine itself was also shut down. Yesterday thousands of activists also blocked the coal tracks of the Hambach open pit mine (near Hambacher Forest).Continue reading #EndeGelaende blocked #Hambach and #Garzweiler coal tracks and shut down open pit mine
Mexican territory: Statement by Indigenous anarchist political prisoner Miguel Peralta to mark June 11th: International Day of Solidarity With Long Term Anarchist Prisoners. Miguel is currently appealing his 50-year sentence in the Third Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico.Continue reading #Oaxaca, #Mexico: #June11th Statement From Indigenous Anarchist Political Prisoner #MiguelPeralta
Switzerland: June 14th will go down in history as an important day in a country where normally everything is a little less spectacular. Hundreds of thousands of women in Switzerland took part in the second nationwide women strike. Actions and mobilizations took place in all parts of the country, in cities and in rural areas. By choosing June 14th a continuity to the first national women’s strike in 1991 was established. This is seen as the largest strike in Swiss post-war history. The women strike 2019 impressively ties in with that tradition.Continue reading The revolution is feminist – Hundreds of thousands of women on strike in #Switzerland
Ende Gelaende, German territory, June 16: Good news from all sides: today we will set up our camp in Viersen (Sunday, 16 June 2019) starting at 2 p.m. In addition we have new important journey tips for you, so that we can all arrive problem-free.Continue reading #EndeGelaende: Camp space is set! Matching information: important travel tips
This communiqué comes from the Mapuche political prisoners being held in the prison in Angol, Chile. The communiqué pays homage to the assassinated Mapuches, Luis Marileo and Patricio Gonzalez, and to the historical trajectory of the Mapuche people in their struggle for territorial recuperation.Continue reading #Wallmapu, #Chile: Communique from #Mapuche Political Prisoners in Angol
After a long break a final episode of Stimulator’s “It’s the End of The World and I Feel Fine” was released in May 2019. The first episode was produced in 2006. One of the main subjects in the first episode was climate change… in 2006. What follows are the first and the final episode of the Stimulator.Continue reading Videos: Stim’s First and Last Stand
Greek territory: Greek anarchist prisoner Giannis Michalidis escaped from prison in Tyrintha on June 7th.Continue reading Greek Anarchist Prisoner Giannis Michailidis Escapes from Prison
The anarchist tradition – including syndicalism,anarchist trade unionism – provides a coherent approach to issues of strategy, tactics and principle. It is a rich set of resources of the working class today, not least the black working class in South Africa, which remains, in important ways, not just subject to capitalist exploitation and state repression, but also racial/national oppression.Continue reading #Anarchism’s relevance to black and working class strategy: Dispelling ten myths
Psychosis: A severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.
It is unclear whether the metaphor of being in “touch with reality” is adequate to understand human life in general, or human social and political life more particularly. And if it is flawed, then to read contemporary politics as “psychotic”, in contrast to a presumably “rational” politics of bygone days, is itself problematic. Have we not always been at war, socially, or have not societies always been constituted by the temporary balance of contending forces and worlds? If so, then Bifo’s brief reading of our times, which we share below, may be of limited importance. But it is by no means without interest and invites further reflection.Continue reading Politics in times of madness: Franco “Bifo” Berardi
Continue reading No Other World Is Possible: Game of Thrones and the poverty of the liberal imagination
This is the way the world ends, This is the way the world ends, This is the way the world ends –S. Eliot, ‘The Hollow Men’
Not with a bang but with a whimper.