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How Did They Work: A Reflection On the AVL 11 and May Day 2010

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I am not a member of the Asheville 11; this piece is not meant to represent their views. It feels strange to still be dwelling on this case; it’s been nearly three years since that May Day, and many more comrades have been arrested, faced serious charges, been supported and betrayed in the interim. For those of us who were close to the case, though, it’s hard to leave behind. There is some sort of catharsis missing: so many things we want to say, so many mistakes we wish we could correct. This is an attempt to find some kind of closure, and to share experience and information with those who could use it.

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How anarchists exposed secret nuclear bunkers

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The early years of the anti-nuclear movement in the UK were marked by a series of annual Easter marches which came to a head 50 years ago when activists leaked the location of a secret, exclusive government shelter.

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Statement from the Black & Green Forum & 2nd Solidarity Eco-Camp in the Philippines

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Eco-Camp is an activity organized by Mobile Anarchist School with the help by Local Autonomous Network (LAN) both active in the Philippines. Last April 2012 was the first camping held in Tanay Rizal, Philippines. It was attended by various collectives and individuals totaling around 40 people who participated the various activities and discussions in the camp. The objective of the eco-camp was to discuss the different issues confronting our current society and to find solidarity actions that can help expose and popularize our issues.

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Wild Roots Feral Futures 2013

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Greetings from the occupied Nuchu (Ute) territories of Turtle Island, colonially known as the "American Southwest"! We are very happy to announce that, for the 5th year running, the Wild Roots Feral Futures (WRFF) eco-defense, direct action, and rewilding encampment will take place in the forests of Southwest Colorado this coming June, 2013. WRFF is an informal, completely free and non-commercial, and loosely organized camp-out operating on (less than a) shoe-string budget, formed entirely off of donated, scavenged, or liberated supplies and sustained through 100% volunteer effort. Though we foster a collective communality and pool resources, we encourage total self-sufficiency (which we find to be the very source and foundation of true mutual sharing and abundance).

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The Democracy Project: a History, a Crisis, a Movement by David Graeber

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Graeber also thinks OWS should be celebrated precisely because the movement did not make concrete policy demands. As an anarchist, he believes in what he calls "prefigurative" politics: protests are not meant to extract concessions from the existing system, but to give people an idea of what the world would be like if there was no system and individuals were free to make their own choices.

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Decision Expected on NATO 3 Constitutionality Challenge, 3/27, 2pm

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The judge in the NATO 3 case is expected to issue his ruling on the constitutionality challenge this Wednesday. If you’re in Chicago, join us for this important hearing:

Wednesday, March 27, 2pm
Cook County Criminal Courthouse, 26th and California
Room 303

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Russia: Navy veterans call for anarchist protester to be released pending court

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Ahead of the March 5 court appearance by anarchist Alexei Polikhovich, common meeting of Central Councils of Navy Social Movements and Unions have issued a call for his release. Polikhovich, 22, who is a retired Northern Fleet conscript sailor, was detained in July 2012 on suspicion of participation in the May 6, 2012, clashes with police during a rally in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square. According to his supporters, Polikhovich dragged to safety one of the fellow protesters who was being beaten by several police officers, whom he pushed off. He is held in Butyrka pre-trial detention centre.

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Russia: Welcome to Libcom 2013 forum

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From 9th to 12th of May, Libcom 2013 forum will take place in the Moscow region of Russia. We invite everyone, who agree with principles of anti-authoritarian organizing, equality and decentralization, and who respect opinions of others and who want to change the existing order of things to something better to join.

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‘Robin Banks’ Outlaw, Enric Duran, on Integral Revolution

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He argues in an open letter addressed to the court, which states that he will not accept any decision in which he can not participate because he believes in a method of conflict management where all affected can participate. Support Activists on The Run He has presented a proposal for a reciprocal benefit society, a new collective project: RADIUS (Revolution, Action, disobedience, Integral) to protect the revolution and prevent any more comprehensive disobedient activist having to go to jail. Radius is to create an organizational structure to protect the physical integrity of persons activists committed to transforming society, Integral Revolution and freedom of expression, for all those being persecuted by repressive and judicial structures of the State and economic power and who want the option to disobedience and personal protection.

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Talking Anarchism and the Arab Uprisings with Mohammed Bamyeh

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Spontaneity, largely horizontal organization, and a suspicion toward explicit political leadership have all been signature components of what's referred to as the Arab Spring. This has been the case since the outbreak of the Tunisian revolution – regardless of the regimes that have resulted from the power vacuums left in their wake.

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