Anarchist News

Wed
31
Aug

100 in Anarchist Years

by Paul Messersmith-Glavin
CounterPunch
August 30, 2016
 

The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) has received applications for writing grants throughout various waves of organizing over the last two decades. From Zapatista solidarity organizers in the nineties, to anti-capitalist globalization activists in the early ‘00s, Occupy folks over the last several years, and most recently from those working under the banner of Black Lives Matter. In 1996, the IAS was established to do just that.  The IAS has offered material support in the form of funds that allow people to take time off work or hire childcare, so they can devote time to reflection and writing.

Mon
29
Aug
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Summary of international week of actions for Russian anarchist and anti-fascist prisoners

Between 1st and 10th of July,international days of solidarity for political prisoners of Putin's police state took place in 22 cities of 10 different countries. Although state pressure is growing, new delirious «anti-terrorist» laws are passed instead of improving life of citizens, activists of Moscow Anarchist Black Cross, Autonomous Action and other anarchist and anti-fascist initiatives organized a wide international campaign to defend our comrades imprisoned in Putin's gallows.

Fri
26
Aug

Washington: Selah anarchist arrested on federal explosive charge

A Central Washington man whose home was searched the day of May Day protests in Seattle was arrested Thursday by the FBI on a charge of receiving components of an incendiary-explosive device.

Melvin Thomas Neifert, 41, of Selah, Yakima County, was taken into custody about 9 a.m. by the FBI Seattle Division’s Inland Northwest Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The FBI revealed little about the arrest, but confirmed it related to comments made on May 1 by Seattle FBI Special Agent In Charge Frank Montoya Jr. during a May Day news briefing on the Seattle disturbances.

At that time, Montoya said the FBI had questioned a man in Central Washington and seized items that could be used for incendiary devices. He did not reveal whether the man had any connection with the violence that erupted in Seattle on May Day.

Fri
26
Aug

Salute to anarchist YPG fighter Jordan MacTaggart from NYC anarchists

From Insurrection News Worldwide

When anarchism was born, it was born as a borderless struggle and as a struggle for a free world. From its inception as a political theory its proponents moved across territories to engage in the struggle, connected with comrades, and fought alongside those who struggled for liberation as virulently as they did.

In New York we struggle on the backs of giants, yet still for a hundred years, against a massive state that never stopped its colonial, imperial incursions. Rojava has pried open the hegemonic monster of the state and illuminated the possibility of liberation in the struggle of anarchists worldwide; not just anarchists but all those who feel the inescapable draw of a free life.

Fri
26
Aug

Bob McGlynn has died

by syndicalist
via Libcom.org
August 26, 2016

It is with sad and heavy heart that I report on the untimely death of Nu Yawk (New York) anarchist and all around trouble maker Bob McGlynn. Apparently he died of a heart attack. He was about 61 and suffering from health issues for some time.

Many of you might recall Bob McG from "Neither East-Nor West" and "Trust Group" days. More likely recall "On Golol Boulevard" ( http://www.spunk.org/texts/pubs/ajoda/37/sp000793.txt ) (http://news.infoshop.org/features/neither-east-nor-west ) I believe his one lib com posting can be found: https://libcom.org/news/statement-rojava-17082015

I hope to write something more extensive later. For now, let me just share these words I posted on FB:

Fri
12
Aug

Accused Anarchist Can See More of His FBI File

By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN
Courthouse News Service
August 8, 2016

(CN) — The FBI must release more documents to a man it identified as an anarchist extremist, the D.C. Circuit ruled, finding that an exemption relied on by the agency didn't apply to all withheld records.

In 2011, Jeffrey Labow learned that an FBI agent had identified him as an anarchist extremist in its investigation of anarchists protesting against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund who vandalized the Washington, D.C. Four Seasons hotel in 2008.

Labow filed a Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, request with the agency, asking for any records about himself.

The FBI initially denied holding any responsive documents, but after Labow sued, the agency found several hundred pages concerning Labow and released some to him, claiming various exemptions for the rest.

Mon
08
Aug

Founding Declaration of the Anarchist Political Organisation

FOUNDING DECLARATION

1.      Global Capitalist Crisis as a Total Attack on the Oppressed

What we call complete crisis of the system is the violent redeployment of power that targets to alter the terms of social and class antagonism for the worse for the exploited. The acute contradiction between real social needs and social and class relations that impose the amputation of these needs and make it hard for them to be met leads to the economic, political, ethical and environmental dimensions of the crisis.

Fri
05
Aug

The Netherlands: Mayor issues area bans for anarchists

by Autonomen Den Haag
August 5, 2016

Today (3-8-2016) several anarchists in the city of The Hague, The Netherlands, but also in other cities, received police visits. The police delivered letters containing the intentions of mayor Jozias van Aartsen to prohibit anarchists from setting foot in the Schilderswijk neighbourhood in The Hague for the coming two months.

Sat
30
Jul

Fighting for the future: The necessity and possibility of national political organization for our time

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

This essay is an argument for moving towards national organization in the United States and was published in April 2013 during the opening of the process that led to the founding of what became Black Rose/Rosa Negra. It aims to explore the limitations of political organization today, recent positive experiences, and possible ways to build in the present moment.

By Adam Weaver and SN Nappalos

Wed
20
Jul

An Anarchist FAQ after 20 years

by Anarcho
Anarchist Writers
July 18, 2016

It is now 20 years since An Anarchist FAQ (AFAQ) was officially launched and six years since the core of it was completed (version 14.0). Its has been published by AK Press as well as translated into numerous languages. It has been quoted and referenced by other works. So it has been a success – although when it was started I had no idea what it would end up like.

I am particularly happy that AK Press took the time and invested the resources to turn it into a book. Volume 1 of AFAQ (sections A to F plus the appendix on “The Symbols of Anarchy”) was published in 2008 followed by volume 2 (sections H to J, slightly abridged) in 2012. Both volumes are impressive in both size and presentation – they look lovely.

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