California: Forest defenders report on continuing actions to defend the ancient Mattole forest. Recently, the Humboldt Redwood Company has attempted to forcefully remove a tree sitter.Continue reading #Mattole Forest: Office Demonstration Disrupts #Humboldt Redwood Co. Offices to Demand Safety for Treesitter
Mattole forest, California: Thoughts from Rook, the tree sitter on Long Ridge.Continue reading #Mattole’s Ancient Forest: Thoughts from Rook, the tree sitter on Long Ridge
Washinton DC: Where the alt-right rallies with hundreds, or even dozens, it should be met with thousands. On July 6th, two days after Donald Trump’s July 4th rally, the alt-right is planning a convergence in DC at Freedom Plaza. #AlloutDC is calling on every one of good conscience to join us.Continue reading #AllOutDC: Together we can stop the alt-right and put an end to #Trump’s white supremacist fantasies
Petrolia, CA (June 10, 2019) — For over 24 hours, security guards working for Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) have camped under an old-growth tree threatened with imminent destruction.Continue reading Conflict Intensifies in #MattoleForest as Tree Sit is Erected and Elders Are Arrested
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
California: Logging Crews and Security Showed up in a Contested Logging plan in the Mattole Forest, Ready to Cut in Legacy Forest and Threatened Habitat.Continue reading Mattole Alert: Forest Defenders Head to the Woods and Lost Coast League Cries Foul As Humb in #California
Introducing the Campus Power Project
Campus struggles in the US have surged recently: at Johns Hopkins, at Yale, at Evergreen State, at the University of Pennsylvania, and well beyond.
Continue reading Radical Education Department: Campus Organizers Push for More Faculty and Fewer Police [Part 1 of the Campus Power Project] – JK
Speaking on climate crisis and social movements is Seattle, WA based Black Rose/Rosa Negra member Arthur Pye. Providing a survey of the depth of the crisis and various responses, above all Pye stresses that ultimately building popular power outside of the constrains of institutional forces is what will push the dramatic changes necessary.Continue reading Raw Deal: Why Statecraft Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis
Park Rapids, Minnesota: This morning, water protectors supported by Ginew Collective, Northfield Against Line 3, and others, halted work at an active construction site on the proposed Line 3 route. Three water protectors locked themselves to logging equipment while over a dozen concerned citizens rallied in support.Continue reading Park Rapids, #Minnesota: Water Protectors Lock Down to #StopLine3 Construction, as Enbridge Seeks Water Crossing Permits
US territory: On June 1, a modest mob of 20+ anarchists in San Francisco carried out an attack in solidarity with our comrades in so-called Indonesia where 600+ anarchists were arrested this May Day.Continue reading San Francisco, US territory: Anarchists attack Indonesian consulate with Paint-bombs against May Day repression