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Anarchists Fight For a Collective, Sustainable Society Not a Power Vacuum

extraneousthinker           Perhaps clearing up misconceptions is due to the G20 disruptions a la Black Bloc in Hamburg. Regardless, this misunderstanding is largely propagated from the flimsy coverage in the mainstream media.

Mr Robot, for example, showcase a collective of leftist hackers who erased the debt and crippled the financial system in their universe. Fight Club similarly, bombed the capitalist financial centers by infiltrating the security of buildings. V for Vendetta also bombed Great Britain’s political centers in a symbolic meaning of a new society. Even a kid’s show of Nickelodeon in Legend of Korra featured an evil airbender, Zaheer, who believed that the natural order is “disorder.” He eventually killed a queen and ensued a period of chaos and banditry.Resultado de imagen de positive anarchism

It’s no accident then that when anarchists show up on the news or elsewhere, the first thing people believe that anarchists fight for is a power vacuum – no power, no structure, nothing in it’s place.

The proof is in the pudding. Even with it’s problematic inception as an ideology in Europe, anarchism never was for vacuum. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon wanted to replace the system of private property with collective ones.Resultado de imagen de positive anarchism

He attempted this by encouraging a semi-reformist mutualist institutions. Yet others, like Emma Goldman and Errico Malatesta, believed that an organized society would have to fight in revolution to achieve anarchist aims. This tendency won out. Continue reading Anarchists Fight For a Collective, Sustainable Society Not a Power Vacuum

Post-Capitalism is Already Arriving… help the Virus go Viral

How the Revolution could Happen

by The Free 03/08/17     Late capitalism is like an express train screeching down a hill towards a cliff edge.. and the only way to stay on the rails, as is unanimously agreed, is BY ACCELERATING the ‘growth rate’..

So how will the revolution happen? The classic answer is that the workers will unite, strike, takeover, banish the insane 1% and put the world to rights.

Not likely to happen any time soon. For one thing we are divided and marginalised and being replaced by precarious labour and  willing anti-union robots.

The Nation States each demand a monopoly of violence and coercion.  They need to be abolished, ASAP, but they have 24.7 million bored troops, armed to the teeth and just longing for us to attack.

Capitalism needs to crash to the ground in smithereens, but most of us are dependent on its crumbs to survive and feed our kids.

And even if socialism or communism were to triumph we have generations of proof that top down State Control just Doesn’t Work.

So how will it happen? Or is it just wishful thinking?

First of all, we are not naturally greedy, selfish, cruel, self centered, bastards. Those are the qualities demanded of us by a perverse system.

Continue reading Post-Capitalism is Already Arriving… help the Virus go Viral

Anarchist Lighthouse shines for 30 years in Barcelona’s Raval

  summarized translation  en catalá abaix.    “Those who have known and lived with El Lokal, see it as a beacon for social movements in the city, a center of constant social and political unrest; a space for training, debate, organization and  coordination of local and international  struggles. Always ready, always on the ball.

see also…New Mutual Aid Hotline Blocks dozens of Evictions, Threats and Toxic Capitalism

Last Sunday we celebrated its 30th birthday at the adjacent  ‘Agora Juan Andrés Benítez’ occupied space, which is named in  memory of a neighbor killed by the Mossos local police in 2013- with a debate that brought together some of the anarchist and autonomous struggles of today. Continue reading Anarchist Lighthouse shines for 30 years in Barcelona’s Raval

“The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity.” conference update. 25 Dec-4 Jan.

ezln_1Update on the Gathering “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity.”
 Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés

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ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY    MEXICO

December 15, 2016

To the scientific community of Mexico and the world:

To the National and International Sixth:

We send you our greetings. We want to update you on the plans for the gathering “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity,” to be held at the CIDECI-UniTierra in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, from December 25, 2016 through January 4, 2017. Continue reading “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity.” conference update. 25 Dec-4 Jan.

Dismantling neoliberal education: a lesson from the Zapatistas

from Roar… AUTONOMY & ANARCHISMbook cover

The non-hierarchical education of the Zapatistas cries dignity and suggests that the suffering of the neoliberal university can be withstood and overcome.     by  Levi Gahman

— Subcomandante Galeano (formerly Marcos)6


Excerpted from Levi’s chapter ‘Zapatismo versus the Neoliberal University: Towards a Pedagogy against Oblivion’, in the forthcoming book The Radicalization of Pedagogy, edited by Simon Springer, Marcelo Lopes de Souza and Richard J. White.

The story of the Zapatistas is one of dignity, outrage, and grit. It is an enduring saga of over 500 years of resistance to the attempted conquest of the land and lives of indigenous peasants. Continue reading Dismantling neoliberal education: a lesson from the Zapatistas

Free Zapatista Freedom School Texts Download HERE (English)

Put on your thinking caps because all four Zapatista textbooks from the  widely popular escuelita (little school) have been translated to English.

For those who are not yet familiar, the Zapatista Escuelita (Zapatista little school),brought 1630 students from around the world to learn what it really means to be Zapatista. Contrary to what some might believe, there’s a lot more to the Zapatista than “smashing the state” or looking good doing it!

You can download the four books by clicking the corresponding links below.

5th November.. Million Mask March.. World Wide Invite

Anonymous launches video ahead of the

 Million Mask March 

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By Justin King

The collective behind the global protest that will occur on November 5th in over 150 countries launched a YouTube video today to raise awareness of the march. It’s inspiring but seems to me aimed at a US following (all those US flags! ugh)

An organizer of the Washington, D.C. event explained that, as with many things within Anonymous, the event has taken on a life of its own. Continue reading 5th November.. Million Mask March.. World Wide Invite