April232012

lucidstrike:

butterflyrevolt:

Roses on My Table - The Wingnut Anarchist Collective

An anarchist community-organizing project in Richmond, Virginia. They have worked in numerous causes, including combating gentrification and cleaning the city after Hurricane Katrina.

This is such a beautiful portrait of a radical project doing inspirational work.

“We get a really good response from people in our neighborhood. It’s a mostly working-class/poor neighborhood, mostly people of color. We get a lot of support from our neighbors, which is really good, and part of what we want is not to just be the people who moved here in 2009 and totally steamrolled everyone… A lot of people who think that organizing as anarchists is totally out there and extreme don’t realize that most people, it seems to me, understand why you would be against the government, why you’d be against the police, why you’d be against prisons. A lot of the things that we believe resonate really well with people who come from oppressed communities… it only makes sense to help out the people around you. You need them to be doing well, for you to do well… Capitalism is not about helping people out… capitalism inherently relies on some people being at the bottom. Mutual aid is recognizing that there is more involved than money or status or goods— to get those things which have deeper meaning, we have to work together.”

I see this video and Iknowthat APOC (anarchist people of color) groups could totally do this.

I’ve already set a plan in motion here in Philly. :)

(Source: new-here-again)

April82012

Greek protestors beat off duty police man, strip him of his uniform, and burn it.

riotjoke:

Protesters attacked one policeman at Syntagma Square, near the spot where Dimitris Christoulas, 77, committed suicide on Wednesday morning. Dimitris stated in his suicide note that his pension had been cut and he chose to end his life in order to have “…a dignified end, before resorting to going through garbage in order to cover my nutritional needs.” The policeman was stripped of his uniform and some equipment which was burned on the spot of the suicide. There have been many protests and clashes with authorities in response to the suicide.

One day, I believe, the youth with no future will take up arms and hang the national traitors at syntagma square, just like the Italians did with Mussolini in 1945 (at Milan’s Piazzale Loreto)

–Dimitris Christoulas, Syntagma, Athens, April 4th, 2012

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March292012

24 hour general strike underway in Spain

riotjoke:

Workers and youths assemble barricades in front of one of Spains largest food suppliers early this morning in an attempt to block trucks from entering or exiting.

Spains major unions have called for a 24 hour general strike that started this morning with several blockades being erected to prevent commercial and public vehicles from continuing their normal routine. The strike is in response to new spending cuts by the spanish government. The new conservative government and its prime minister Mariano Rajoy have introduced several austerity measures in the 100 days they have been in power including $11.85bn worth of spending cuts, $8.39bn in tax rises, reduced severance pay for laid-off workers, and reforms making it easier to hire and fire workers.

Regular updates about the strike

Spains three anarchist unions call for participation in the strike

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March282012

Words of Anarchist Assassins

aflameoffreedom:

Destruction means construction, for to destroy a false belief is indeed most constructed work.” - Alexander Berkman

At trial: “We would no doubt end up understanding quicker that the anarchists are right when they say that in order to have moral and physical tranquillity, we must destroy the causes that create crimes and criminals : it is not by suppressing he who, rather than die a slow death by the deprivations that he has had to and will have to undergo, with no hope of seeing them end, prefers, if he has a bit of energy, take by force that which can assure him well-being, even at the risk of his own death which can only be an end to his sufferings… “What is needed then? Destroy poverty, that source of crime, by assuring to each the satisfaction of all needs! And how difficult is this to achieve? It would suffice to establish society on new bases where everything would be in common and each, producing according to their aptitudes and strengths, could consume according to their needs. Then we would no longer see people like the hermit of Notre-Dame-de-Grace and others crave a metal of which they become the slaves and the victims!” - Ravachol

Last words before execution: “Death to the Bourgeoisie! Long live Anarchy!” - Auguste Vaillant

At trial: “Hanged in Chicago, beheaded in Germany, garroted in Xerez, shot in Barcelona, guillotined in Montbrison and in Paris, our dead are many; but you have not been able to destroy anarchy. Its roots go deep: its spouts from the bosom of a rotten society that is falling apart; it is a violent backlash against the established order; it stands for the aspirations to equality and liberty which have entered the lists against the current authoritarianism. It is everywhere. That is what makes it indomitable, and it will end by defeating you and killing you.” - Emile Henry

Proudly at trial: “I heard the “Marseillaise” and the cries of “Viva Carnot!” I saw the cavalry come up. I understood that the moment had come and I held myself ready. On seeing the President’s carriage I drew my dagger and threw away the sheath. Then, when the carriage was passing close by me, I sprang forward to the step, supported myself by resting my left hand on the carriage, and with my right hand buried the dagger in the President’s breast.”  - Sante Geronimo Caserio

Once the prisoner was seated and the firing squad had assumed its position facing him, one soldier approached him, carrying a blindfold. He came up behind Di Giovanni. He placed the blindfold before the prisoner’s eyes but the latter said:

“I don’t want to be blindfolded”.

But when the trooper insisted, he jerked his head back. Then the trooper withdrew, after having tied him to the chair with a rope crisscrossing his chest.

When the squad was ready to fire and the sergeant gestured the order to shoot, Di Giovanni stiffened against the back of the chair. He raised his head. All of his muscles tensed and then, lifting his body insofar as he was able he poured all of his being into one cry. And so the silence of that moment was broken by a shrill cry rising from his throat…

Long live Anarchy!Evviva l’Anarchia!”- Severino Di Giovanni 

March272012
kidsinblackportland:

hey all. summer is going to be a busy fun time. we have a music festival in the works with days of workshops, potlucks, picnics and bands (including a group that you all will freak out over!). we have lots of other projects and fun events in the works as well. and we could use help!
we are always supportive of other collectives and people that would like to organize and get cool stuff done. we are always looking for new members and contributors to KIB. if you would like to contribute or become involved in the collective and help shape the diy and anarcho events in Portland we would love to add your perspective and thoughts to our consensus process. 
KIB is an anarcha feminist collective with safer space, inclusive, pro queer and trans* politics, and always anti sexist, racist, ablest, discriminatory and anti-oppressive. all we ask is that new potential collective members come with an open mind accepting of all people, and desire to contribute as well as start and bottom line new projects. please message us here or through our facebook page if you would like become part of our collective, contribute to or participate (host a work shop, set up a distro table…) or learn more/become a collective member. thanks.

kidsinblackportland:

hey all. summer is going to be a busy fun time. we have a music festival in the works with days of workshops, potlucks, picnics and bands (including a group that you all will freak out over!). we have lots of other projects and fun events in the works as well. and we could use help!

we are always supportive of other collectives and people that would like to organize and get cool stuff done. we are always looking for new members and contributors to KIB. if you would like to contribute or become involved in the collective and help shape the diy and anarcho events in Portland we would love to add your perspective and thoughts to our consensus process. 

KIB is an anarcha feminist collective with safer space, inclusive, pro queer and trans* politics, and always anti sexist, racist, ablest, discriminatory and anti-oppressive. all we ask is that new potential collective members come with an open mind accepting of all people, and desire to contribute as well as start and bottom line new projects. please message us here or through our facebook page if you would like become part of our collective, contribute to or participate (host a work shop, set up a distro table…) or learn more/become a collective member. thanks.

(Source: anarchistart, via keptapartbyphilosophy)

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“After the arrests, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis told the Boston Herald, “The group [of occupiers] that was here for the first 10 days was working very closely with us, but they warned us yesterday morning that a new group, the anarchists, wanted to take control.””

We will be here tomorrow | SocialistWorker.org

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