Chile. In this episode we look back at the wave of revolts that began in 2019, before being interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CW: Includes discussion about sexual assault, torture, and scenes of police brutality. English and Spanish, with hard-coded English subtitles.
Continue reading System Fail 9 – Chile: The Frontline Against Neoliberalism [Video]
On the night of June 12, 2020, Atlanta police officers murdered Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, at a Wendy’s in south Atlanta, Georgia. This took place immediately following the high point of the countrywide uprising in which people responded to the murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and countless other Black people around the United States. In response, a new wave of protest and revolt broke out across Atlanta, in which the Wendy’s burned to the ground. Armed Black demonstrators occupied the site of the Wendy’s, mourning for Rayshard Brooks and seeking to create spaces of Black empowerment.
Continue reading We Are Now: The Story of an Armed No-Cop Zone in Atlanta [Video]
Pasig. Philippines. In one month of Community Pantry Mutual Aid initiatives, we proudly created a bond and a network of community Pantry organizers here in the municipality of Pasig dedicated to support their communities in this time of Pandemic crisis. A friendship, camaraderie and togetherness bloom in difficult times and despair.
Continue reading Philippines: Pasig Community Pantry Network [Video]
Kalimantan. Indonesia. WatchDoc’s new documentary “Kinipan” is causing a sensation in Indonesia: it tells how two environmentalists investigate the links between rainforest destruction and the pandemic. In times of covid, new laws and economic programs are acutely threatening the rainforest.
Continue reading Kinipan – A documentary about the deforestation of the rainforests in times of pandemic [Video, 158 Minutes]
Freedom for anarchists and subversive prisoners on hunger strike since 22 March in the territory dominated by the State of Chile!!
Continue reading Chile: Freedom for anarchist and subversive prisoners on hunger strike since March 22
In this episode System Fail looks at recent developments in the social war in Greece, fueled in part by the COVID lockdown, the Greek #MeToo movement and the hunger strike of Dimitris Koufontinas. We also sit down with co-editor of We Are an Image of the Future: The Greek Revolt of December 2008 and member of the VOID Network, Tasos Sagris.
CW: Discussion of sexual assault (including against minors), torture; scenes of police brutality, murder. English/Greek with some hardcoded English subs.
Continue reading System Fail 8 – The Ghosts of Democracy
The first three parts (1,2,3) of our series “Housing Struggle in the Netherlands” dealt with the struggle for housing in Amsterdam. But at the end of 1980, a conflict over a parking garage in Nijmegen heated up. There, 14 houses were squatted that the city wanted to demolish for a parking garage. Usable housing in a city with a severe housing shortage. Once again, the army was deployed. For this article Riot Turtle also translated subtitles for the Dutch documentary film ‘Pierson Unknown’ (47 minutes, Eng subs)). You can find the film below this article.
Continue reading Housing struggle in the Netherlands: Tanks in Pierson Street
In this episode System Fail takes a look at the devastating effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the people of Brazil. We also speak with Brazil-based anarchist Acácio Augusto, of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). CW: Death, Police Brutality, Homophobia – Hardcoded subtitles
Continue reading System Fail #7: Brazil’s Little Flu