A day on the streets…

From Dave at Estuary Stirrings As promised, I went on the #UniteForFreedom anti-lockdown / anti great reset protest in London on Saturday May 29 armed with a pile of Estuary Stirrings papers and the few dozen ‘Stop Believing in Authority, Start Believing in Each Other’ stickers that I had left. I really didn’t know what to expect from the day and what kind of reception the paper would get… It was probably the easiest demonstration paper distribution I’ve ever done as an activist. They were literally flying out of my […]

Pandemic is Domestication

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL SPANISH PIECE PUBLISHED IN CONTRA LA CONTRA #4 The magic word “security” imposes itself on the criminal as well as on the terrorist and the virus, and the health crisis shows how much the State obtains our submission in the name of health. By Gilles Dauvé In the society of Capital the discourses that are presented to us as “truths” are expressed by different spokespersons of the class in power, from the traditional mass media to the supposed alternative media, along with the countless digital social […]

When did the Left start loving the Police State?

‘Anarchists’ join the Government in the fight against nature and the stripping of our rights by Marion (anarchist since 1982) I wonder when the left started being in favour of the (police?) state. I wonder when people stopped thinking for themselves and started blindly believing the media. I wonder when people who believed in natural remedies started believing the pharmaceutical giants instead. I’m sure they haven’t always done that. I wonder when anarchism stopped meaning people taking charge of their life and started meaning submitting to whatever the authorities decide […]

What is real anarchism?

Posted on December 12, 2017 by winter oak Anarchism is a philosophy which, over the years, has often been seriously misunderstood, thanks largely to the efforts of its enemies. But the situation seems worse than ever today, in that even those who call themselves anarchists sometimes lack a clear understanding of what it involves. Sometimes they accept the comic-book version of anarchism presented to us by the mainstream media and so help perpetuate that parody. Sometimes they undermine the whole sense of anarchism by trying to combine it with a […]

Anarchists and the Coronavirus

Posted on April 3, 2020 by winter oak Special report Moments of crisis like the one we are currently experiencing can allow us to see through the surface of our world and grasp with greater clarity some hitherto hidden truths. It is with this in mind that we present this provisional and far-from-comprehensive analysis of the reaction to the coronavirus situation from anarchist and left-libertarian outlets. Mutual aid Striking back Criticism of capitalism We are not “all in it together” Against the police state No to the “new normal” Limits […]

Coronavirus Thoughtcrime

Posted on March 27, 2020 by winter oak It is hard to believe what has happened to our “liberal democratic” Western societies over recent days. Even those of us who have long been warning that we were heading into a new 21st century form of high-tech neoliberal fascism have been left gasping at the speed of the Blitzkrieg waged upon us. C.J. Hopkins sums up the situation in a March 27 article on the Off Guardian site. “Police are patrolling the streets of Europe, checking people’s ‘permission-to-go-outside’ papers. “In the […]

Fascism, Newnormalism, and the Left

July 26, 2020 by Paul Cudenec Sometimes secondhand books can come into our possession in ways that make it quite clear they need us to read them. Such was the case with Le fascisme italien by Pierre Milza and Serge Berstein, (1) which reached me by means of a random sequence of events including a friend moving flat, an unexpected traffic jam and a small public park on the outskirts of Paris. It did not disappoint and, as I am about to explain in more detail, helped me to see […]

READY-TO-PRINT

We here at NEVERMORE believe in print media. Social media algorithms have been working against us for a long time, but as tech companies and governments seek to censor the internet, our voices risk becoming increasingly marginalized. We can’t afford to be reliant upon social media for the dissemination of our ideas. It’s time to prioritize the creation and dissemination of physical media. Furthermore, the act of distributing physical media brings like-minded people into contact with one another, thereby creating the opportunity for relationships to be forged. If you know […]

Anarchism not State Socialism

by MARION (anarchist since 1982) Posted on February 27, 2021 by winter oak In this article I am going to give some definitions of anarchism, contrast some different schools of anarchist thought and show that the idea of freedom is essential to all of them, as it seems many anarchists these days do not see free action or free speech as that important or even desirable. I will contrast anarchism with socialism and also say a bit about capitalism. I will give some examples of where anarchism has worked, albeit […]

Shocktroops of the New Fascism

(from Acorn #64) For a long time, our freedom and autonomy have been under attack from two sides. On one flank is the State, which uses physical violence to impose its rules on us, to insist that we never step outside of the cage it has built for us. On the other flank is Money Power, which constantly tries to manipulate and exploit us, to leech off our labour and to sell us the products and lifestyles from which it can profit. For a long time, too, there has been […]