The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is a key topic for many anarchists. Support for the Palestinians in the face of an occupying army is strong and we have seen many campaigns to lift the causes of their suffering. The charge of antisemitism is regularly made, but the accusation is a potent and politicised one that regularly ignites debates on mailing lists and online forums.
The last year has seen rapid growth of Anarchism around the world, aided by the horizontalism of the Occupy movement (and Indignados) and the militancy of populations fighting against austerity. Anarchists have played important roles in student struggles in Chile, Quebec, and Britain, while being the chief bogeyman for state repression world-wide.
The first time I met her — this most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced — was in Philadelphia, in August 1893. I had come to that city to address the unemployed during the great crisis of that year, and I was eager to visit Voltairine of whose exceptional ability as a lecturer I had heard while in New York. I found her ill in bed, her head packed in ice, her face drawn with pain. I learned that this experience repeated itself with Voltairine after her every public appearance: she would be bed-ridden for days, in constant agony from some disease of the nervous system which she had developed in early childhood and which continued to grow worse with the years
A hundred years ago, anarchists were the scourge of civil society. In the 20th century's adolescence, the American brand of anarchism proselytized by immigrants from Europe like Emma Goldman took on a violent strain -- President William McKinley was assassinated, Wall Street was bombed, Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (allegedly) robbed a bank in Massachusetts and were eventually electrocuted in 1921, mail bombs wrapped in brown paper were sent politicians all over the country.
On 1 May 2012, a new anarchist communist organization called Collective Action was launched in the UK, together with the release of a statement (Where We Stand: Formation of a new Anarchist Communist project in the UK). In an attempt to clear up some points that were not clear from the statement or from the other documents published by the organization, Anarkismo.net has carried out this interview, in which the answers to our questions represent the jointly-held positions of Collective Action's members.
Igor was arrested in September 2011. He is accused of having participated in a fight on the 4th of July 2010, during which the audience of a punk hardcore concert dispersed a band of nationalists, who had come in order to kill and maim concert guests. Igor, however, did not take part in the fight - plenty of those present at the concert have given testimony, that during the fight Igor was performing in the concert.
On June 8th, cities nationwide saw coordinated rallies under the banner Stand Up for Religious Freedom. The anti-choice organizers and participants, predominantly Christian-Fascists, took aim at the recent "HHS mandate" which requires that reproductive health and contraceptive services be included in health plans. More on their national mobilization can be seen at http://www.standupforreligiousfreedom.com.
This far five of the persons charged for rioting after events of "March of the millions" 6th of May in Moscow, two are known anarchist activists. Of them, Alexandra Dukhanina is in home arrest, and Stepan Zimin was remanded today until 8th of August.