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#MayDay 2020: Snapshots from around the World – Reports and Reflections from a Wave of New Experiments in Demonstration

May Day 2020 confronted us with a difficult challenge: it has never been more necessary to take action for change, and it has never been more difficult. In some parts of the world—including Ljubljana, Vienna, and Chicago—anarchists achieved inspiring breakthroughs; elsewhere, where people remained indoors out of despair or attempted to repeat familiar traditions, the results were disheartening. Here, we offer an overview of all the different experiments people engaged in, ranging across a dozen countries, in hopes of offering inspiration and useful models for the next round of organizing.

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CrimethInc – The Ex-Worker #76: Anarchist Nurses Speak Out on Survival and Resistance

Interviews with anarchist nurses on health, mutual aid, survival, resistance.

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CrimethInc: We Defend Each Other: No Rent, No Evictions, No Debt – A Poster

To support the unfolding rent strike and eviction defense measures against COVID-19 profiteers, we have designed a poster with artwork from Portland-based anarchist artist N.O. Bonzo to hang in neighborhoods promoting collective resistance. Please print these out and distribute them widely (and safely)! If you no longer have access to printing facilities where you are, you can obtain print copies through the mail from Phoenix Autonomy (phoenixautonomy@protonmail.com).

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Not Falling for It: How the Uprising in #Chile Has Outlasted State Repression

And the Questions for Movements to Come

As of today—Friday, November 8, 2019—the government of Chile has spent three full weeks switching back and forth between strategies of brutality, division, and deceit without yet succeeding in stemming the tide of resistance. The events of these weeks offer a useful primer in strategies of state repression and how to outmaneuver, outsmart, and outlast them.

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