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anonymous.. the first internet based super-consciousness.

 anonymous the first internet-based superconsciousness….    anonymous is a group, in the sense that a flock of birds is a group. how do you know they’re a group? because they’re travelling in the same direction. at any given moment, more birds could join, leave, peel off in another direction entirely.

– Chris Landers. Baltimore City Paper, 2 april 2008.

is anonymous anarchy?

To what extent does Anonymous subscribe to anarchist thought?


Gabriella Coleman draws a parallel between the online hacktivist group and the black bloc.

by Gabriella Coleman, shared with thanks           For many, the political movement known as Anonymous conjures one thing and one thing alone: anarchy. I have now seen this association made so many times, I thought it might be a good idea to lay out in some detail where the connections between Anonymous and anarchism might lie, dispel a few myths, and ask some questions for further exploration.

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Police Attack Occupied Utopia: Errekaleor Under Siege: Solidarity Appeal

Waiting to greet our friends with firecrackers and flags on June 3rd
The largest squat and self-managed district in the Spanish state is in Gasteiz and is called Errekaleor and has at least 150 inhabitants. At the moment it is besieged by the Ertzaintza, the Basque police forces in the service of speculation and the Spanish State .
Over 10,000 people came out to defend the occupied anti-capitalist neighbourhood on June 3rd. Dozens were injured or arrested by riot police who dug up the street to cut electricity cables to the barrio.  
The mayor of Vitoria, Gorka Urtaran, has promised that he will destroy the amazing revolutionary Errekaleor project and evict  the occupiers, including many children and a 3 month old baby, whom the PNV politician defined as “anti-system”

Who are We?

By   Anonymous Contributor    ..   Errekaleor Bizirik is an occupied neighborhood at the edge of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba, in Euskal Herria (Basque Country). We are a project based on the principles of ‘autogestion’ (self-management or autonomy), consensus based decision making, feminism, anti-capitalism, and Basque cultural reinvigoration.

We are the biggest occupied space on the Iberian Peninsula, with over 25 acres of land and 150 inhabitants. Among us are children, elderly residents, blue-collar workers, the unemployed, students, teachers, and a variety of local wildlife. Our project includes a 5-acre organic farm, a bakery, a bar, a social center, an old church turned music venue, a library, a theater, a free shop, a recording studio, a publishing house, and a school with language classes. Continue reading Police Attack Occupied Utopia: Errekaleor Under Siege: Solidarity Appeal

It’s Time to Banish the Police and Burn the Prisons: here’s the Proof

trumpflagI could write about the newest murder committed by the police, could write about the newest life lost behind bars, but what would be the point? Like cancer and massive debt these things hold no shock value for us anymore.
We’ve come to expect them in our everyday life, stare blankly as body after body goes into a cell or into the ground. We argue about “prison reform” and “better training” yet still the blood flows. Above all, all maintain that while it’s not pretty police and prisons are necessary for any society.These people are, in the parlance of our times, spineless and servile little worms who are hideously, grotesquely wrong. Continue reading It’s Time to Banish the Police and Burn the Prisons: here’s the Proof

Montreal Counter-info #2.. Autonomous Communication as an Anti Authority Weapon

                   Contents

“Cops Protect Fascists” Report-back
Frontlines in the Fight Against Islamophobia
March 15 in Montreal: Police Attacked, Kettle Broken
Anti-gentrification Vandalism in Saint-Henri
Revolt in the Youth Center of Val-Du-Lac
Enbridge Line 3: The Feeblest Head of the Hydra
Montreal Antifa Prevails: Would You Like A Beating With Your Happy Meal?
4:20 – Against legalization and Criminalization Alike
Police Protect Far-Right Demo from Antifascists
Business Invasion: A Tactic to Fight Gentrification?
May Day in Montreal: Some Critical Reflections
Hey There Yuppies!
You’re Also Staying In “Montreal” This Summer?
A Recipe for Nocturnal Direct Actions!
Street Demonstration Tips
June 11th: Communication As a Weapon
How to Safely Submit Communiqués

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FairCoin is rising! linking integral Coops and Local Currencies

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After almost 2 years, where all users of FairCoin, have been accustomed to an exchange rate of 0,05€ (20 Faircoin = 1 €), FairCoop’ assembly has decided to raise that to 0,0667 € (so now 15 Faircoin = 1 €).

This has been a consensus reached through an open, participatory process of discussion. Not the invisible hands of the market, neither the authoritarian control of a central bank. FairCoin has achieved for the first time the milestone of an open assembly process deciding its exchange rate. We are very happy about this achievement, which shows that there is a different way to self-organize the value of a currency.

see also #faircoop.. Occupying free economy with Anti-money.. #faircoin

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So, everybody needs to take the new exchange rate into account when making transactions, using FairCoin, from now on. As you may easily understand, this shift will benefit the entire FairCoop ecosystem and reward all of us who support and cooperate towards a fair economic system.

https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/faircoin-takes-off/

However, most importantly, it greatly enhances our common reserve funds to support subversive and radical projects, as well as to expand the structures of the FairCoop ecosystem itself. Of course, our decision was not based solely on subjective criteria, nor was it rushed since it has been discussed for some time in the context of a more comprehensive strategy we are developing. Continue reading FairCoin is rising! linking integral Coops and Local Currencies

Asilo Occupato. Turin: Six arrests in latest Police Raid


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20170503_Asilo_Occupato_TorinoHeavily armed officers from the General Investigations and Special Operations Division of Italy (Digos) broke down the front door and invaded the Asilo Occupato (occupied asylum) building in Turin on Wednesday, arresting six activists.

Occupants of the anarchist-run space, located on Via Allesandria, in the neighbourhood of Aurora, resisted for several hours on the roof of the property before the raid. Carabinieri (Italian militarised police) also participated in the repressive operation.

Among the detainees are four Italians (Fabiola De Costanzo,Antonio Pittalis, Antonio Rizzo, and Giada Volpacchio), a Frenchwoman (Camille Casteran) and a Spaniard (Francisco Javier Esteban Tosina), who were detained as a “precautionary measure.”

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Eco-anarchist Marius Mason is Being Moved out of Secure Admin Unit

We are excited to announce that Marius received confirmation yesterday that he will be moving to general population at Carswell.  As many know, this has been a long time coming and a request that Marius, his attorney, his family, and supporters have made repeatedly for him to be moved from the Admin Unit.

In general population Marius will be able to truly go outside for the first time in seven years, without the barriers of razor wire and concrete.  He will also be able to participate in more educational programs and groups.  Carswell’s general population has a large sunny communal visiting room that Marius’ family and friends will be able to see him in, rather than the small enclosed space with its own security detail.  We are also eager to see if Marius will have better control over his own diet. Continue reading Eco-anarchist Marius Mason is Being Moved out of Secure Admin Unit

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