The Women’s Revolution in Rojava: Defeating Fascism by Constructing an Alternative Society
by Dilar Dirik
This piece is a book chapter in “A Small Key Can Open A Large Door: The Rojava Revolution” by Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness (Ed.), March 2015 (Combustion Books).The resistance against the Islamic State in Kobanê has woken the world to the cause of Kurdish women. Typical of the media’s myopia, instead of considering the radical implications of women taking up arms in a patriarchal society – especially against a group that systematically rapes and sells women as sex-slaves – even fashion magazines appropriate the struggle of Kurdish women for their own sensationalist purposes today. Continue reading Dilar Dirik promotes Women’s Revolution in Rojava
The Crimethinc collective have raised more than enough to launch ‘TO CHANGE EVERYTHING’.
‘To Change Everything’ is a book that shows the way to a future
without bosses, oppression, and poverty.
It’s being produced in 14 languages at the same time.
It’s a series of interactive websites being set to start on the same day.
It’s an amazing video version. Continue reading -To Change Everything- world campaign kickstarts
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Dear old Emma Goldman, throughout her long and prolific career within the anarchist movement of the twentieth century, produced many political texts to which activists return much more frequently than to other anarchist thinkers. Usually these texts are criticized by leftist feminism for being just what they are: anarchist harangues from on the barricade itself. Here we take the thought of Emma Goldman not uncritically as libertarian gospel, but to make it live in your discussion today, and to rescue Emma’s special ability to put her finger right on the spot, in the wound of mainstream feminism of her day, while at the same time opposing the practices of her own fellow militants of the anarchist movement, whip in hand. Continue reading Whip in hand: Emma Goldman’s feminist critique of feminism
This group argue that a big taboo is seeing how our anxiety is caused by the system and not just ourselves, and how exposing this can empower us to fight back.
Six Theses on Anxiety and Why It is Effectively Preventing Militancy, and One Possible Strategy for Overcoming It 1
Reposted with the kind permission of the Institute for Precarious Consciousness: www.weareplanc.org
1: Each phase of capitalism has its own dominant reactive ‘affect’. 2
Each phase of capitalism has a particular affect which holds it together. This is not a static situation. The prevalence of a particular dominant affect 3 is sustainable only until strategies of resistance able to break down this particular affect and /or its social sources are formulated. Hence, capitalism constantly comes into crisis and recomposes around newly dominant affects.
Continue reading How imposed Precarity, Anxiety and Isolation keep us Passive
The march backwards: Women’s sexual & reproductive rights at risk
Thilde Knudsen is head of Marie Stopes International’s Europe office.
Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit; and last week in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing discussed a European Citizens’ initiative that, if successful, would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health. Continue reading The march backwards: Defend Womens reproductive rights.