I’ve written this piece because there are a few things about who supposedly ‘owns’ the movement and what anarchism actually is that I want to try and clarify. In part, it was written in response to some of the ongoing sniping that’s going on between various factions in the movement. If this sniping is all people see of anarchism, then it may well not have much of a future.
The Case Against Intersectional Veganism
How identity politics destroyed yet another movement by Rozali Telbis Years ago, upon hearing I’m vegan, a former colleague quipped, “But what about all the people […]
It’s been an interesting year…
As for how events and trends will pan out next year, we’ve given up making predictions. That’s simply because making predictions as we enter a massive and complex clusterf**k is a mug’s game.
Attachment, connection and a search for meaning
Among the various currents of protest against the way the Covid situation was leveraged to accelerate the 4IR, there are those of us doing what we can to join the dots and understand what’s being done to us and why. In the process of doing that, a fair few of us have moved beyond the political labels we once had and we once, sometimes proudly, wore.
What If They Threw a Pandemic & Nobody Came?
“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (administrators) too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery.”
—Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America
Thoughts on not falling for blatant wind ups
This is where the real resistance is going to happen. Not outside of a party conference but in thousands of neighbourhoods across the country. It will happen with actions that will frustrate the authorities, make us more ungovernable and ultimately, start to bring power down to the level of the neighbourhood.
A winter of discontent?
The only prediction we will make is that when the anger does explode, it’s going to be contradictory and messy. It’s going to be a bumpy ride and if we’re going to make any headway, we need to have our wits about us and be flexible and creative in how we react in what will be a turbulent and complex situation.
Change comes from the base
Action for change in our communities happens because residents see a need and have lost faith in the ability or willingness of the authorities to act. There are plenty of examples where residents are doing this without any prompt from a movement or an organisation.
Reflections on the First Year of Nevermore Media
“Do or do not do,” said Yoda, “there is no try.” I’ve been trying too long, and the time has come for me to shit or get off the pot. I’ve made my decision: I’m getting off the pot.
Letter to the California Legislature
I am writing to urge No votes on AB2098, SB1390, AB1797, SB1464, SB871, SB866, and SB1479, and part of a decalogue of medical tyranny bills (down to seven now that SB1184 passed on April 5 while AB 1993 and the HIPAA-violating SB 920 were pulled).
Zapatistas Mobilize Against War
Today, Zapatistas from across Chiapas converged on the city of San Cristobal de las Casas to declare their opposition to both the Russian invasion of Ukraine and NATO imperialism.
To the Freedom Convoy Counter-Protesters
We want Freedom. We want it for ourselves and we want it for you. And we want it for the next generation.
What kind of “Left” actively opposes Working Class demands for Freedom?
It’s time now for the rest of us to recognize that this “left” is itself the enemy it used to warn against—a “left” that hates the working class, and wants to see its independence smashed.
Divided We Stand
Should the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill pass through the House of Lords in it’s entirety this country will have goose stepped via legislation into a dictatorship…
Meditations on Exile
Exile is the path that I have chosen, because I know that sometime, leaving your home to escape political oppression is the best possible course of action.
The Great Resist gathers pace!
As we’ve had to endure an increasingly corrupt and shameless government, more and more people are coming to the realization that the state does not care for them. They are realizing that the police and all the state’s other institutions only fight for the most privileged. They aren’t there for us, they never were and never will be”
Sabotage! Rebels in France attack 5G
“Relay antennae are being torched, fibre-optic cables cut, pylons unbolted. During the night, people burn construction machinery, attack masts with disc cutters or destroy electrical equipment with sledgehammers”.