Now that we’re in the midst of a new uprising, the editors found it appropriate to remind our readers that Amazon is still as powerful as ever in the US, even more so because of the COVID-19 lock-down. With thousands of businesses shuttered under government orders, Amazon has filled this supply gap and gobbled up even more consumers into its Prime empire. As you might expect, Jeff Bezos has done everything in his power to not only keep his Amazon fulfillment centers open during the quarantine, but to endanger the lives of everyone who works there. Despite his pledges of new safety measures, Bezos continues to repress any organized resistance in his warehouses or Whole Food grocery stores, fueling a backlash that we will now attempt to describe.Continue reading Uprising against #Amazon: A chronology
Just northeast of downtown Los Angeles is the neighborhood of Highland Park, currently the target of blatant gentrification. According to most people, the completion of the Metro Gold Line in 2003 was the first step in this process, although it took years to feel the effects. Few people rode the Metro into the Highland Park station and most commuters just went between downtown and the end of the line. After the economic recession hit in 2008, the gentrification of Highland Park truly began, just as it did in a dozen other major cities. With thousands losing their houses to foreclosure, greedy speculators and house flippers soon moved in to restructure the neighborhood and alter its population.Continue reading Los Angeles: The Miraculous North East Militia
It’s not surprising no one heard about this. On October 27, 2019, a group of anarchists crept through the night in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk and placed an explosive device beneath a mobile cell-tower. It was detonated remotely, nobody was injured, and the tower was completely destroyed. In a leaflet scattered after the bombing, the anarchists explain that “this was done to draw the attention to the inhuman tortures in the basements of the MGB (Ministry of State Security of “Donbass People’s Republic”). Abuses and tortures with electric wires in the “people’s” republics has become an everyday normality.” Undoubtedly, the Russian FSB assumed these anarchists were CIA agents. However much they might wish this to be true, they’re incorrect. The bombers were indeed anarchists.Continue reading The Savage Beauty of the Ukranian Anarchists
We ( The Cinema Committee) are happy to present our latest work, The Great Anarchist Conspiracy, a documentary that charts anarchism’s resilient survival from the 1890s all the way up the 1970s. The fact that you are reading this, and are most likely an anarchist, is proof that our international movement has survived every attempt to crush it. Against impossible odds, and without wielding state power, the anarchist movement continues to spread across the planet, even as you read this.Continue reading The Great Anarchist Conspiracy
Construction noises ring out all through the night around Amazon HQ1 in Seattle. Lonely janitors scrub and mop the surfaces of the Amazon Spheres, locally known as the Bezos Ballz. While they are paid 15-20 dollars an hours, well-paid Amazon executives cruise out of their parking garages in Teslas, Porches, and Lamborghinis. Their 100K a year underlings file through the glass doors and wait for the shuttle back to their luxury apartment. In an unseen jungle camp far away from HQ1, a homeless person dies every two days. In January 2018 alone, 16 people have lost their lives on the streets of Seattle. Jeff Bezos is still the richest man on earth.