#Athens #Greece: Reportback From Demonstration in #Exarchia

On Saturday evening, January 14th 2017, some fifty people participated in the demonstration on the streets of Exarhia called by the anarchist squat Themistokleous 58 on the occasion of completion of one year of the project. The demonstration’s banner read “Resistance, Revolt, Freedom” in English and Farsi, and another banner was dropped from the squat in memory of Shahzad Luqman, murdered by Nazis in Ano Petralona in January 2013: “We do not forget Shahzad Luqman – Bash the fash.”

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#FloodDC #DisruptJ20 In #DC Every Day: Stop Trump/Pence Before They Start #J20

Every Day: Stop Trump and Pence Before they start. January 14th – January 21st, 04:00pm at Mc Pherson square, Washinbgton DC.

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#Rosa #Luxemburg: The Russian Revolution #RosaKarl

On January 15th, 1919 Rosa Luxemburg & Karl Liebknecht were murdered by right-wing troops in Berlin, Germany under orders from social democratic SPD leaders. It wasn’t the first, nor the last time liberals and social democrats betrayed revolutionaries. We publish The Russian Revolution, written by Rosa Luxemburg to commemorate Rosa and Karl.

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Written: 1918.
Source: The Russian Revolution, by Rosa Luxemburg.
Publisher: Workers Age Publishers (New York), © 1940.
First Published: 1922 by Paul Levi.
Translated: Bertram Wolfe.
Original Online Version: marxists.org 1999.
Transcription/Markup: A. Lehrer/Brian Baggins.

Index:

Fundamental Signifcance of the Russian Revolution
The Bolshevik Land Policy
The Nationalities Question
The Constituent Assembly
The Question of Suffrage
The Problem of Dictatorship
The Struggle Against Corruption
Democracy and Dictatorship

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#NoG20 #Berlin Invitation to a networking meeting to prepare protests – against the G20 Africa Partnership Conference – June 12th to 13th 2017

Time:Wednesday, 25th of January 2017, 7 pm Location: Aquarium (near Südblock) Skalitzer Str. 6, U8/U12 Kottbusser Tor, Berlin

The Oplatz Refugee Movement has been working on a criticism of the so-called ‘EU Migration Management’ launched in 2015. African and Asian states are forced to control and prevent migration.

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#Greece: January 21st 2017: Action Day in solidarity with Revolutionary Struggle

On Saturday January 21st, there will be a demonstration in Athens, Greece in solidarity with Revolutionary Struggle members. 

Saturday January 21st 2017 at 12:00 in Monastiraki (downtown Athens).

Text by imprisoned Revolutiony Struggle member Pola Roupa.

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#Anarchism – Anathema #Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical

Anathema, Volume 2, issue 12

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Peter #Kropotkin: Communism and Anarchy

Editor’s Preface

Peter Kropotkin (1842–1921) was one of the greatest anarchist theoreticians of his time. Although he admired the directly democratic and non-authoritarian practices of the traditional peasant village commune, he was never an advocate of small and isolated communal experimentalism. Many people, upon reading his works, have been inspired to found such communities, both in his own time as well as the hippies of the 1960s (a period when Kropotkin’s major works were epublished and influential). Kropotkin did not consider such ventures were likely to be successful or useful in achieving wider revolutionary goals. His friend, Elisee Reclus, who had been involved in such a venture in South America in his youth, was even more hostile to small communal experiments. It is a pity that some of the founders of the many hippy communes in the 1960s (nearly all of which faded rather quickly) did not read Kropotkin more carefully. Unfortunately, they made the same mistakes as many anarchists, communists and socialists had made a century before them. In the anarchist press today one still finds adverts for prospective small and isolated anarchist colonies. Also, many commentaries about Kropotkin still misrepresent him as having had a vision of society consisting of unfederated and independent village-like settlements and of advocating small communal experiments as a means of achieving an anarchist society. The following speech and two ‘open’ letters, which have not been in print for a century, clearly show, that although not emotionally opposed to such ventures, he was highly sceptical about their chances of success and generally believed them to be a drain upon the energies of the anarchist movement. Despite his warnings, these articles also contain much good and practical advice to those who are still tempted to found small experimental communes in the wilderness, or perhaps, those tempted in some future era to colonise space.

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#Anarchism Peter #Kropotkin’s Last Letter

The following letter was written by Peter Kropotkin to his friend, De Reijger, the Dutch anarchist, who had invited him to come to stay at Haarlem:

“Moscow, Dmitrooka,

“December, 23rd, 1920.

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Overview: #DisruptJ20 #J20 Actions Across The US Against The Trump Regime

Originally published by Its Going Down We extended the article with an action against a meeting of European fascists at J20 and J21.

What is happening in the United States is unprecedented. All aspects of the American ruling structure: the government, the police, the economy, political parties, and white supremacy are being called into question, physically attacked, and in many cases, being found to be illegitimate by a large majority of the population. Riots, blockades, and occupations of land have become commonplace as the rhythm of struggle remains constant. People are starting to find each other, and their own power. Across the US, popular assemblies spring up in cities to make decisions outside of State and police power, as trainings are held on everything from healthcare to self-defense, bringing in hundreds, as the far-Right responds with wave after wave of violence and attacks to try and keep the people subservient to the State. But a new power is rising. 

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#Canada #Montreal 150, 375: rebels come alive!

This year, Canada is celebrating its 150th year of colonial existence, and Montreal its 375th. Throughout the next year, we’re going to be celebrating the histories of resistance to the colonial project of Canada, by continuing to bring them into our struggles in the present. This is a call for anarchists across the territory of so-called Canada, and everyone fighting against colonial society, to combine our diverse capacities to fight this ongoing nightmare in all the ways that we can.


Originally published by Montreal Counter Info

The project of Canada has been one of ongoing genocide against indigenous people through various forms, from the intentional spreading of small pox to the conditions that create staggering numbers of missing and murdered indigenous women and men. Canada attempts to impose dependence on colonial society by destroying the autonomy of indigenous people to live off of their land base (through the reservation system), and through cultural genocide to instill generational fracturing and collective amnesia (institutionalized through the residential school system up until the 90s).

We want to sabotage the machinery that makes this colonial legacy function. This machine’s infrastructure and development projects of exploitation mean devastating the land that all life is nourished by. It means the policing apparatus of Canada, from the onslaught at Gustafsen Lake to the widespread sexual violence against indigenous women by the SQ. It means the projects of social control necessary for Canada to function; the systematic forced sterilization, the reservation system, and the mass incarceration of indigenous and black people. This machinery is also social – the social identification with the city, the nation and with whiteness.

375: Montreal comes alive! is a tourism campaign where each neighbourhood of Montreal has been allotted money by the State for their celebrations. This will be used as an opportunity to further gentrification and social cleansing, and to normalize the State’s narrative of a benevolent and inevitable colonization. The program of events, and promotional videos, primarily feature white francophone artists and musicians – demonstrating who they’re staking their bets on in this new project of development and control through nationalist and hipster artists and Quebec popular culture. Though this campaign is unabashedly white supremacist in who they are trying to mobilize, we’re also overly familiar with the script of Canadian multiculturalism – of representing and integrating different identity categories into the genocidal project, for a more insidious social control.

At the very least, we can show that there are people who Canada is attempting to integrate into this white supremacist framework who are in rebellion against it. Let’s find whatever ways that we can to connect across the segregated lives that we feel every day. Through such connections, we can look toward creating a project of rebellion that people can identify with, outside of the right hand of white nationalism, and the left hand of liberal multiculturalism.

Here are several ideas for how people can self-organize to respond to this call:

– Disrupting the festivities of 375 and 150, in every neighborhood of Montreal and across Canada.
– Fostering relations of solidarity between people who want to fight the project of Canada. In this, we think it’s crucial to not reproduce passive ‘ally’ politics, where ‘allies’ don’t carry their own reasons for fighting. Everyone has a stake in defending the land from colonial destruction. For anarchists, we have innumerable reasons to fight and be in reciprocal solidarity with anyone struggling against the borders, police, resource extraction, and the economic domination that Canada requires. We think that statements like ‘being an ally to indigenous people’ is contradictory and meaningless when we recognize that homogeneous categories of people don’t exist. In fact, there are often conflicts within indigenous communities around goals and tactics that shouldn’t be sidestepped. For instance, at Standing Rock the Red Warrior Camp (which employed confrontational and disruptive tactics against the pipeline) was asked to leave the camp by the chiefs who condemned any action outside of non-violent civil disobedience that appeals to white and media legitimacy.
– Creating counter-information to communicate anti-colonial perspectives.
– Confronting, disrupting, attacking all manifestations of the colonial order: the functioning of the capitalist economy, resource extraction projects and infrastructure, the repressive apparatus of police and prisons, the dominant narratives of colonialism (in statues, museums, churches, etc.), and however colonialism is being maintained where you live.

The existence of Canada and Montreal is inherently a project of control and ecological devastation – this is what ‘progress’ and ‘development’ looks like. These processes further fracture any semblance of community that we can even try to nourish, which in turn profoundly impacts our capacities to rebel. We want to break with the social relations of production, consumption, citizenship and whiteness. We want to create the possibility to live different relations, which also means creating opportunities to be uncontrollable. We want to disrupt the narrative celebrating a benevolent and friendly Canada. Let’s fuck with them at every turn. Let’s shut down Montreal, let’s shut down Canada.

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