Friday, November 04 2011 - Infoshop News
After the successful national day of action and general strike in Oakland...we see the topic of violence and non-violence growing within our movement and within the voices of corporate media networks. Obviously this is a result of certain actions that individuals and groups within the movement decided to partake in. Unfortunately we are hearing a great deal of slander, and nonsense at the forefront of this discussion...I feel it's necessary to confront this.
Wednesday, September 21 2011 - Infoshop News
The Communist Party of Cuba's VI Congress has just closed with an endorsement of the liberal reforms (“to each according to his labors”) promised in the realm of the economy: but along with these come cuts in social services and an increased presence for the military and for technocrats in the machinery of government, with a reduction in the presence of intellectuals and workers.
By Gerard Lefebvre - September 3, 2011
...[T]he [Days of Action] against Harris can only really be called a failure – if an instructive and ultimately useful one. The moment was not seized and Harris felt safe in pursuing his class-war agenda. There was a glimmer of possibility, of widespread frustration and dissent lying beneath the surface of daily life – and it burst forth for a moment, only to be shoved back into the corner by a union leadership too afraid to rock the boat.
Saturday, August 13, 2011 - Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland)
...George Orwell provided a useful general starting point for how anarchists view riots, writing..."I have no particular love for the idealised 'worker' as he appears in the bourgeois Communist's mind, but when I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on." What happened in London and spread elsewhere was not some idealized glorious proletarian uprising, but the very real explosion of anger that occurs when years of poverty, police repression, and racism finally reach bursting point.
A new publishing house in Minneapolis, Subsect Press, will be releasing a book to describe how a non-hierarchical, regenerative and anti-capitalist society can meet human needs.
August 9 2011 - Libcom
It is no accident that the riots are happening now, as the support nets for Britain's disenfranchised are dragged away and people are left to fall into the abyss, beaten as they fall by the batons of the Metropolitan Police. But there should be no excuses for the burning of homes, the terrorizing of working people. Whoever did such things has no cause for support.
By Alasdair Thompson - Infoshop News
The conflation of anarchism and criminality is a key tactic in the state offensive against anarchists, driven by the fear that anarchist ideas are gaining ground within a new politics that eschews parties and favours direct action...The mainstream left has failed to achieve the change we require in society...[A] more radical break with the status quo is now our only option.
By Robert Booth - Sunday 31 July 2011
What should you do if you discover an anarchist living next door?...[A]ccording to an official counter-terrorism notice circulated in London last week...you must report them to police immediately..."Anarchism is a political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a stateless society, or anarchy. Any information relating to anarchists should be reported to your local police."
By Joseph Kay - August 1 2011
Anarchism has been getting a lot of attention lately, including some oft-peddled but easily refuted myths...[T]he result has been a torrent of disinformation ranging from the spectacularly dishonest to the tragically ill-informed.
Thursday, 21 July 2011 - Ainfos
...[A] woman who answered the phone Wednesday at a Montreal bookshop popular with anarchists took a swipe at the city’s police, calling them deceitful, full of plots and violent...“I think it’s surprising...They’re not hiding what they want to do. They’ve given it this Orwellian title. It’s a reflection of how much power they have.”
By MAX HARROLD - July 15, 2011
The creation of a Montreal police unit targeting anarchist vandals is "a declaration of war" and further proof that cops discriminate against people because of their political beliefs and lifestyles, an anarchist sympathizer says...[A] spokesperson for the Coalition against repression and police brutality, said [the] Montreal police unit...highlights police use of social stereotyping to hinder the legal expression of opposition to social and legal policies.
By David P Ball - June 16, 2011
VANCOUVER - Activists are outraged after Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu accused 'anarchists' of orchestrating the Stanley Cup riots last night...Chu's statement follows one media commentator's allegation that, "These are people that we've seen in the past associated with the Black Bloc so-called anarchist group that targeted the Bay one year ago during the Olympic Games.["]
May 21, 2011 - Vancouver Media Co-op
The recent wave of repression against anarchists in Southern Ontario comes as no surprise considering recent anarchist organizing in the region...With the growing strength of anarchists, state repression will intensify no matter how “safe” the practices are of those involved. That being said, it’s important to be taking intelligent steps towards keeping ourselves safe while understanding that repression is inevitable.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - Workers Solidarity Movement
There is a drive to normalise the British occupation of the six counties and partition. It is part of a wider pattern to integrate Ireland into the loose alliance of imperialist nations. There has always been a desire on behalf of the British state, the USA and the European Union to engage Ireland as a junior partner in the imperialist club. The ending of the war in the north and the gradual normalisation of relations between Britain and Ireland has allowed an acceleration of this process. The visit of Britain's Queen Elizabeth is all part of it.
Friday, May 06 2011 - Infoshop News
A Harper majority changes the game significantly. Let's not kid ourselves: politicians are all bastards, but they also have their differences between them. While every major party pushed for austerity measures during this campaign...it is the Conservatives who have an ideological agenda that goes well beyond mere economic pragmatism. They see before them an inefficient and morally bankrupt Canadian state; they see themselves as the only ones who can guide this country through the looming crisis. There will be structural adjustments.