July 29, 2012 - Vancouver Media Co-op
Dennison Williams was in bed at his house on NE 8th Avenue on Wednesday morning when he heard a bang and someone shout, “FBI!” Then came a loud crash...“I was scared...The police in this town have a history of shooting people, I was worried they would accidentally shoot me”...According to Williams, FBI officers entered his room with assault rifles and kept them aimed at him while they handcuffed him. They put him in a chair for about 30 minutes while they searched his house.
On August 8, Ontario anarchist prisoner Nicole Kish will be turning 26. This also marks the 5 year anniversary since her nightmare began which ended her up in a prison cell serving a life sentence.
Previous to her involvement in the Toronto G20 Black Bloc, Kelly was a long time activist, involved with groups such as Food Not Bombs and Camas Books collective in Victoria, and doing harm reduction work with SOS in Ontario, as well as hosting workshops and doing outreach for queer youth, and doing Indigenous solidarity work.
Don’t worry about sleeping through Occupy, you didn’t miss much other than a lot of middle class liberal students being like “Oh my god you mean I spent all that money of my parents on school and might not have a secure job after!!! Oh my god, I just learned that and can barely deal with it, did you know capitalism is bad?!?”
By ROB URIE - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
The state and corporate media will make up any lies they deem necessary to shut effective political opposition down. However, the disenfranchisement that leads to political opposition to the plutocrat-state is factually a product of the plutocrats and their servants in government, and not the protesters...Property will come and go. As long as Black Bloc is on the side of people, they have a place.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 - Ainfos
On the 11th of May Roberto Adinolfi, CEO of an Italian state controlled nuclear engineering company, was shot and wounded. A cell of the insurrectionist Informal Anarchist Federation have claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement...Previous acts claimed by Informal Anarchist Federation cells include sending a letter bomb to the Italian tax collection office, almost blinding a worker at the office and risking the lives of the postal and clerical workers who unwittingly carried the bomb.
Behind the Black Mask and Shattered Glass: Pre-Sentencing Interview with G20 Arrestee Kelly Pflug-Back by Comrade Black
On May 28, Kelly Pflug-Back will stand in front of a Toronto courtroom to be sentenced...I first met Kelly when she was a 16 yr old traveler kid who had just arrived in Victoria...Over the years Kelly became quite the well known community organizer and activist. So it was a surprise when her picture went out across the internet, TV news, and newspapers last year following the G20 as police released pictures of their most wanted suspects in their sweep of 1100 activists who were arrested, most of which would be released with no charges.
By David Graeber - Monday 7 May 2012
During the first two months of the occupation, camps emerged in every city in America...Those months also saw a veritable invasion from liberal groups...Before long, occupiers realized the help was threatening to destroy them; meetings became bureaucratized as they turned into endless squabbles about money; paid organizers with agendas often very different than the original occupiers were infiltrating and trying to turn the movement towards much more conventional political or electoral campaigns.
By Stefan Christoff - May 10, 2012
As a collective project, Moments of Excess is a meaningful read for readers in Quebec and across Canada, as students' sustain a collective uprising to fight for accessible education, a movement clearly inspired by anarchist models of horizontal activism deeply explored in the book...Moments of Excess also offers important reflections for participants in the grassroots Occupy movement for economic justice across North America, sparked by Occupy Wall Street this past fall.
By Katherine M Acosta - Friday, April 13, 2012
Hedges claims that “black bloc anarchism” is the “portal into the movement” by which agent provocateurs will undermine it...Hedges’ intransigent attitude and apparent unwillingness to engage in true dialogue with young activists at the center of the movement, whose views differ with his, constitutes a greater threat to the movement than any government infiltrator. Dismissing and alienating the brave and spirited young people who created Occupy will not “grow the movement” – though it may allow other entities to co-opt and...kill it.
May Day represents many things to many people. It is internationally recognized as a day where the working class mobilizes against the rich, appropriately named the ‘real’ labour day. It is a time to remember the Haymarket martyrs who died at the hands of the state. It also represents a time of change, as plants begin to produce their first fruits. May first is also known as beltane, a pagan holiday celebrating renewed fertility and life.
Sunday, April 15 2012 - Infoshop News
In order to receive the latest ‘bailout’ from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB)...[T]he Greek state was told by the German, French and US ruling classes to once again reduce pensions by more than 15%, to fully privatize public utilities, to yet again cut social spending, and to implement more wage cuts...All of this has come on the back of earlier rounds of austerity measures and the Greek working class has been under severe pressure: homelessness has been growing at a rapid rate and the unemployment rate has shot past 20%.
Abraham P. DeLeon, assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas, San Antonio was refused entry to Canada today. He was scheduled to deliver a papers at the American Educational Research Association meeting and the pre-conference meeting of the Rouge Forum @ AERA, both of which are being held in Vancouver, BC this weekend.
By Yael Chanoff - March 14, 2012
It seems that those officers reporting on the crowd equate anarchists with illegal activity, and believe they can identify adherents to anarchism based on appearance and behavior...Anarchism is a political ideology, and not illegal. Yet officers apparently count out individuals that they perceive as anarchists.
The Earth Liberation Front was founded in Brighton, England in 1992 and E.L.F. actions spread throughout England by 1994. By 2011 the E.L.F. had attacked developments in 17 countries with the majority of actions happening in North America. The main goal of the Earth Liberation Front actions was to do economic damage that would remove the profit motive from environmentally-destructive corporations.