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“After the Crest, part I.: What to Do while the Dust Is Settling” by Crimethinc

  At the high point, it seems like it will go on forever. You feel invincible, unstoppable. Then the crash comes: court cases, disintegration, depression. Once you go through this several times, the rhythm becomes familiar. It becomes possible to recognize these upheavals as the heartbeat of something greater than any single movement. Over the past six years, cities around the world have seen peaks of struggle: Athens, London, Barcelona,…

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Tahrir-ICN anarchist group statement on events in Egypt / August 2013

The events of the past couple of days are the latest step in a sequence of events by which the military can consolidate its hold on power, aim towards the death of the revolution and a return to a military/police state. The authoritarian regime of the Muslim Brotherhood had to go. But what has replaced it is the true face of the military in Egypt – no less authoritarian, no…

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“STREET POLITICS 101” by Submedia TV // anarchist short film about “Montreal 2012” student riots

              In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike, rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protests and militant street actions became part of the daily and nightly reality of this Canadian metropolis. Several times during this tumultuous spring, the numbers in the streets would reach over one hundred thousand. Police routinely clubbed students…

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Slavoj Žižek: “Trouble in Paradise” On the protests in Turkey and Greece

In his early writings, Marx described the German situation as one in which the only answer to particular problems was the universal solution: global revolution. This is a succinct expression of the difference between a reformist and a revolutionary period: in a reformist period, global revolution remains a dream which, if it does anything, merely lends weight to attempts to change things locally; in a revolutionary period, it becomes clear…

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Video Channel from insurrected Turkey. Spread the News / Never Trust Mass Media!

This is a youtube channel with videos from revolted Turkey Download them, share them, see them before the censorship delete them from internet! The social uprising in Turkey continues and our friends and comrades in Turkey need the help from all of us. Share the authentic news from underground media sources, express your solidarity with all possible ways, help the message of revolted Turkish people to travel as further as…

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Turkish police has started a war against the people. Many people are dead.

VOID NETWORK EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY FOR THE PEOPLE IN TURKEY AND THEIR STRUGGLE.  THE INTERNATIONAL STRUGGLE AGAINST GLOBAL TOTALITARIANISM CONTINUES! WE SHALL OVERCOME! The occupation of Taksim Gezi Park in İstanbul began on May 28th, 2013. Following the police raid in the park area on May 30th, hackers from the RedHack sabotaged the website of the Beyoglu police headquarters in response to the morning attack. The occupation continued, and thousands of…

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Russian Art Anarchists explain themselves from prison / Banksy’s new favourite group Voina (WAR)

Last week Banksy declared that all profits from his current print sale would be gifted to Russian art anarchist group Voina. Known for drawing an enormous cock on a bridge opposite the ex-KGB offices, and instigating asex party in a museum (see above). We spoke to the group (half of which were replying from prison). Voina (or “War” to give them their English name) are a radical art group concerned with challenging the Russian establishment on important…

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Letter to the Egyptian Black Bloc from U.S.A. anarchists

Void Network presents here, in Arabic and in English, an open letter from participants in black bloc actions in the United States to participants in the Egyptian black bloc, aimed at initiating a dialogue beyond the exchange of youtube videos. This is of interest to everyone around the world struggling for liberation, so please print and distribute widely: pamphlet in English: http://cloudfront.crimethinc.com/pdfs/egyptblackbloc_english_imposed.pdf pamphlet in Arabic: http://cloudfront.crimethinc.com/pdfs/egyptblackbloc_arabic_imposed.pdf The emergence of the…

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Leave your myth in Greece (a peculiar junta)

After June’s 2012 elections, a three-party coalition between the two former big corrupted governmental parties (neo liberal right wing “New Democracy” and neo liberal ex-social democrats PA.SO.K.) and a third social-democratic puppet (reformist left DIM.AR) has led the country into a peculiar coup regime with constitutional facade. Although elected by the people the three together marginally pass 48% of total voters and also each one of them pledged not to…

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India Gang-Rape protesters clashed with Police in Delhi / International Solidarity Message from Void Network

  Void Network [Athens, London, New York, Rio De Janeiro] expresses international solidarity for all girls and boys of India fighting for the end of patriarchic opression and medieval gender inequality and erotic supression in India. We express our demands for change of social morals all over this world, we demand social equality, gender equality, freedom of expression, freedom of Love, end of supression of diversity, freedom for all beings…

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Hungry Men | A Short Film by Yiorgos Bakalis

      Capitalism has collapsed, and fat people have been driven out of society… a few of them,all living in the same house, form a revolutionary group without meaning. An anonymous, fat man lives above them. Their rent is collected by Nancy, a beautiful state official who has a double role. Everything changes when the leader of the group decides to eat the state officer for the cause of…

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History: The Namibia Genocide.The first genocide of the 20th century. Horrifying Secrets of Germany’s Earliest Holocaust.

  When you hear of Death Camps and Genocide, Nazi Germany and world war two come to mind. But Germany had practiced it’s murderous craft over sixty years before WWll. Before the Armenian Genocide, before the Jewish Genocide over 150,000 Herero and Nama peoples of modern-day Namibia were murdered by the order of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany between 1904 and 1909.  Along the coastline of Namibia runs the Namib desert, a 1,200 mile long strip of unwelcoming…

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“Democracy kidnapped” in Spain

     Thousands marched yesterday in Spain near the parliament building, demanding the resignation of Mariano Rajoy’s government as well as the rewrite of constitution. The police have fired rubber bullets and baton-charged protesters. Spanish media reported that at least 32 people were detained and more than a dozen injured. The protesters dispersed after MPs left the building. A demonstrator, Montse Puigdavall spoke at BBC: I’m here because of all the…

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Delta squat (Thessaloniki/Greece) eviction

    http://delta.squat.gr/ http://avtonom.org/news/gretsiya-gruppa-anarkhistov-iz-rossii-posetila-skvot-delta-v-salonikakh-fotoreportazh   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFgD8zRmTiM&feature=player_embedded     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFgD8zRmTiM&feature=player_embedded   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su-RyqX3IUk&feature=player_embedded   letter from the imprisoned comrades before the trial takes part. The trial finished today. 9 comrades released with accusations and 1 probably will be deported from Greece… please send us translations in your languages or links with actions of solidarity.   We all live in an economic politic system, tightly closed and illiberal, which defends with every way the interests of the bosses, every kind, of overhead.…

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“The 2012 Strike in Québec: Full Report” by Crimethink

–         In February 2012, as the Occupy movement tapered off, a strike broke out against austerity measures in the Québécois higher education system. Prevented from occupying buildings as it had in 2005, the student movement shifted to a strategy of economic disruption: blockading businesses, interrupting conferences, and spreading chaos in the streets. At its peak, the resulting unrest surpassed any protest movement in North America for a…

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“Elements of a Barricade” by Moments of Isurrection

Myth of the Barricade: The barricade is the myth of insurrection. To look back at past revolt is to reflect on the use of barricades. To see struggle today is to watch the burning barricades of the Paris banlieues, the walls of flame in Athens, the camp fires of the Native roadblock. A barricade consciousness was born in myth and spread as a symbol. Anticipation of the future takes the…

GLOBAL SOLIDARITY CALL FOR ACTION for the imprisoned comrades from 12 Feb. 2012 Social Revolt in Greece

photo from Creta: thousands of people at all countryside cities On Sunday, February 12, day of  vote of Memorantum 2 of Economic and Financial Policies (MEFP) that outlines the economic and financial policies that the Greek Government and the Bank of Greece will implement during 2012‒2015 in the Parliament House of Greece, held in Athens one of the biggest protests in years. The clashes that broke out lasted until the…

“How is it to be Done?” by Tiqqun

                  Don’t know what I want but I know how to get it. -Sex Pistols, Anarchy in the UK I TWENTY YEARS. Twenty years of counter-revolution. Of preventive counter-revolution. In Italy. And elsewhere. Twenty years of sleep surrounded by fences, populated by security guards. Twenty years of the sleep of bodies, under a curfew. Twenty years. The past does not pass away. Because the war continues. Branches out. Drags…

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Video essay with uk subs: Spanish Miners Battle Police Over Austerity / a call out for Global Solidarity

VIDEO ESSAY: Spanish miners in the northwestern provinces of Asturias and Leon, armed with homemade rockets and slingshots, have been battling police in protest against government cuts, including a slashing of subsidies in their industry. (July 9) YOU CAN SEE THE VIDEO HERE Void Network express solidarity to the struggles of people all around this planet against austerity measures, against exploitation, against misery for a life with dignity, Global Solidarity,…

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John Holloway: Of Despair and Hope

                    To the misfits of the world, to all of us who do not conform to the closing of humanity: Now, more than ever, the world looks two ways at once. One face looks towards a dark, depressing world. A world of closing doors. A closing of lives, of possibilities, of hopes. These are times of austerity. You must learn to…

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# 77 years old man commit suicide at #Syntagma sq. Athens Greece. Last Words: “I don’t want to leave debt to my children”!

Τhat’s Enough! Α 77-y.o shot himself in the head in full view of passersby at Syntagma square,  across Parliament in Athens Greece.  #Greece has seen suicide rates rise  by 40% in past 2 yrs,  apprx. 2000 people took their own lives The 77 years old man walked  down the steps that lead to the square where during  all summer of 2011 millions of people demonstrated  and revolted against Ιnequality,  Totalitarianism…

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America: A Global Serial Killer by Solomon Comissiong

The United States is a bizarre and dangerous country, a nation with “sociopathic tendencies riddled throughout its institutionally racist society.” Like a psychopath unfazed by other people’s pain, the general American (white) population appears “completely desensitized to what should be seen as a massive, one sided, blood bath” committed in their name. “They expect the majority of us not to connect crimes like the murder of Trayvon Martin to the…

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“Sustainable Prosperity: A Greek Perspective II” by Michalis Theodoropoulos

In Worldwatch Institute Europe’s second article examining the current situation in Greece we explore the particularities behind the current social situation, the ongoing changes taking place within Greek society and the notion of sustainable prosperity as viewed from a Greek standpoint. Worldwatch researcher Eirini Glyki [ http://www.worldwatch-europe.org/node/52 ] interviews Michalis Theodoropoulos [ http://www.linkedin.com/in/michalistheodoropoulos ], European Parliament assistant for the Greek Green Ecologists and responsible for environmental, food safety and health…

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“Eight Simple Steps towards Revolution” by Crimethinc

Over the winter, the social momentum that picked up with the occupation of Zuccotti Park has predictably cooled. We can be sure that conflict will intensify again soon, whether with the coming of spring or later; if overseas examples are any indication, we should anticipate new waves of unrest, each sweeping in new sectors of the population. In hopes of helping to prepare for the next phase, we present an…

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TAKE THE CITY! (What´s new in Spanish Revolution)

  Hi comrades! We write you to spread a Spanish´ (Mallorca) iniciative called “take the town” (tomalaciudad). It´s about take empty places (private or statal properties) and make them squares, communitary gardens, places to meet each other and work together (Exarchia´s way). It is a political action based in assamblies, a critic of urban design, building a common space for the people. Sorry my english is not enough to describe…

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Witness: Children of the Riots. (Words, Images & Moments from the streets of Athens)

SEE THE VIDEO HERE As the financial crisis weighs heavily on Greece,  the country seems trapped in a dead end.  But discontent over the misuse of power has  long been simmering.  Greek youths reflect on how the killing  of a teenager by police and the global spreading  of economic, political and social crisis changed  their lives for ever. This is a short documentary about  children of the streets, children from…

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Chile student rising 2011 ( a short Documentary)

  During the education protests in Chile, the students took over schools and streets, demanding free education, and an end to the privatisation of their institutions.    Almost four decades after the dictator Augusto Pinochet implemented this free-market based management of education, the protests are causing a political crisis for the country’s president, Sebastian Pinera. What are the underlying causes that drive the anger?   This short documentary portrays the Chilean student movement…

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Occupy Nigeria!: Moments of Insurrection from Revolted Nigeria

short introduction by “Moment of Insurrection” group: Nigeria is known to many antagonists for the on-going indigenous insurgency against ecological destruction. Over the last week the country has ruptured into massive upheavals triggered by the states removal of fuel subsidy. Given that Nigeria is exploited for a massive quantity of the worlds oil supply, and that the state is recognized for little more then the fuel subsidy- the initial strikes…

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“Anarcha-Indigenism”, an edited excerpt of a conference paper presented by Richard J.F. Day

Short Description: (The following is an edited excerpt of a conference paper presented by Richard J.F. Day) Anarcha-Indigenism is an emerging body of academic and activist theory and practice that works across and in between traditions of anarchist and indigenous political theory. The anarcha (as opposed to anarcho) part of the term refers to affinities with both Western and indigenous feminisms. If anarcha-indigenism ‘is’ anything, then, it is a meeting…

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Raoul Vaneigem: What’s Free is the Absolute Weapon / An interview with the former situationist by one of his old buddies

          A member of the Situationist International from 1961 to 1970, Raoul Vaneigem is the author of Traité de savoir-vivre à l’usage des jeunes générations (Gallimard, 1967),[1] from which the most forceful slogans of May 68 were drawn, and around thirty other books. The most recent to appear is L’État n’est plus rien, soyons tout (Rue des Cascades, 2011).[2]     Siné Mensuel: Can you give…

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“Social Mobility (in U.S.A.)? No, there is not!”, by UnderstandingSociety

  We often think of the United States as a place with a lot of social mobility. What exactly does this mean? And is it true? Ironically, the answer appears to be a fairly decisive “no.” In fact, here’s a graph from a 2005 New York Times series on income mobility that shows that the United States ranks second to last among Great Britain, US, France, Canada, and Denmark when…

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California Police Peace Officer Standards, Training Crowd Management and Civil Disobedience Guidelines / CROWD MANAGEMENT AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE GUIDELINES: shared by publicintelligence.net

Void Network invites the friends and comrades to read, investigate, think and understand the methodologies and practices that USA and European Police uses to manipulate, passify and desolve the crowds of horizontal, anti-hierarchical and revolted communities in the streets and occupied squares of this world. The research platform Public Intelligence host (among many others) the  California Police Peace Officer Standards and Training Crowd Management and Civil Disobedience Guidelines featuring CROWD…

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“Cyclones of Struggle: From Occupation to Intifada” by the Moment of Insurrection

“A beautiful storm has come, but not yet the beautiful destruction”. The cyclone of intifada continues to destroy the Egyptian state, “I am boycotting because I believe it is a circus,” said rebel-blogger Hossam el-Hamalawy, “You cannot have clean elections while the police force which has not been purged is in charge of securing the ballot boxes. You have to settle the battle in the streets, then you settle it…

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ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE (APJP): STATEMENT

Void Network express solidarity to the struggle of the people of Palestine for Freedom and Self-Determination. We introduce the statement of the activist’s group “Architects & Planners for Justice in Palestine (APJP)  Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine (APJP) is an independent international pressure group of design professionals. We are seeking international support for an ethical and just practice for our professions in Palestine and the Occupied Territories. We…

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“All Power to the General Assemblies? Or, the Strange Case of Take Artists Space” by Trevor Owen Jones from ViewPoint Magazine

After the raid on Zuccotti Park early this morning [ http://www.nycga.net/ ], what remains of Occupy Wall Street? The library was destroyed and thrown in the garbage; the kitchen and commune that fed and housed hundreds now gone. But what about the general assembly? The police violence demonstrates that the relevance of Occupy Wall Street as a political situation is by no means in its attempts, failures and very real…

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Occupy Everything and the Politics of the Act

Many people wonder what it is that these new ‘occupy’ protests can accomplish, and have trouble envisioning the so-called “ends” of the movement. But the beauty of what is happening is not found in the “ends”, but the “means” that has been chosen. Politics is changing, and we can and should push it to be more localized. Politics, as many of us are accustomed to thinking of it, usually boils…

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“On the Degradation of Language and the Art of Listening”, a short essay from blog “FROM POLITICS TO LIFE”

  When you call someone a name you stop listening to him. I do not write, publish, speak or discuss in order to propagate a fixed set of ideas for others to embrace; I’m not interested in disciples or followers. I do so to communicate and discuss my own fluid and evolving ideas, my desires, my dreams, my experiences and my projects as clearly as possible in order to discover…

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15 Theses on the Global Crisis

  1. We are in a global historic situation  Structural crisis, financial/banking crisis, »ecological crisis« and regional crises and a deep cyclical downturn add to a situation of historical »break«. The strategic »business models« of the past two decades (investment banking, hedge funds, derivatives trading, private equity firms) are at an end. (For example: crisis of the automobile industry and the automobile.) For the past three months world trade has…

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“Hedonism and Revolution: The Barricade and the Dancefloor” by Christoph Fringeli

1. Will true pleasure only exist after the revolution, or will it be indispensable to lead to the revolution?   Ever since the project of universal emancipation through communist revolution existed there has been a tension between two approaches – a dichotomy of views of people who ostensibly want to reach the same goal. On the one hand we find a view that could be summarized as: Only the revolution…

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“The Machinery of Hopelessness” by David Graeber

We have reached an impasse. Capitalism as we know it is coming apart at the seams. But as financial institutions stagger and crumble, there is no obvious alternative. Organized resistance is scattered and incoherent. The global justice movement is a shadow of its former self. For the simple reason that it’s impossible to maintain perpetual growth on a finite planet, it’s possible that in a generation or so capitalism will…

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“We Demand Nothing” by Johann Kaspar

“I do not demand any right, therefore I need not recognize any either.” — M. Stirner On the night of August 8th, 2009, hundreds of inmates at the California Institution for Men in Chino rioted for 11 hours, causing “significant and extensive” damage to the medium-security prison. Two hundred and fifty prisoners were injured, with fifty-five admitted to the hospital. On Mayday 2009, three blocks of San Francisco’s luxury shopping…

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“Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century”, a documentary by Metanoia Film collective

watch online this film Human resources: Social engineering in the 20th century Documentary film exploring the rise of mechanistic philosphy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarhical systems. Topics covered include behaviorism, scientific management, work-place democracy, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation. Genres Documentary Crew Director Scott Noble Actors     Howard Zinn Noam Chomsky Christopher Simpson  George Ritzer  Morris Berman  Rebecca Lemov  John Taylor Gatto  Alfie Kohn …

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“Modern Technology and Anarchism” (1986) by Sam Dolgoff

In their polemics with the Marxists the anarchists argued that the state subjects the economy to its own ends. An economic system once viewed as the prerequisite for the realization of socialism now serves to reinforce the domination of the ruling classes. The very technology that could now open new roads to freedom has also armed states with unimaginably frightful weapons for the extinction of all life on this planet.…

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“Greece: the European version of shock doctrine. The dawn of a new obscure era” by Kostas Svolis

All austerity measures forced on Greek people since 2010 constitute a small hors d’oeuvre in relation to the upcoming tsunami of social poverty and squalor that will be served to them as the main course by the capital and the Greek government, the IMF and EU directorate. The percentage of “official” unemployment has surpassed 16%, while the real one is estimated to be more than 20%. The situation is really…

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“What is Movement?” by Giorgio Agamben

My reflections come from a malaise and follow a series of questions that I asked myself whilst at a meeting in Venice some time ago with Toni, Casarini etc. A word kept coming up in this meeting : movement. This is a word with a long history in our tradition, and it seems the most recurrent one in Toni’s interventions. In his book too this word strategically crops up everytime the…

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“Marxism and Revolutionary Theory” by Cornilius Castoriadis

This is a further instalment, in English, of Marxisme et Teorie Revolutionnaire byCornelius Castoriadis (Paul Cardan). The original French text appeared between 1961 and 1964) in issues 36-40 of the now defunct journal Socialisme ou Barbarie. Published in English by Solidarity London in 1966 (vol. IV, no.3) under the title ‘The fate of Marxism’. The Marxist theory of history claims in the first place to be scientific, i.e. to be a generalisation susceptible to validation or…

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There is no Authority but Yourself: Reclaiming Krishnamurti for Anarchy

“All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is the most destructive, evil thing. Leaders destroy the followers and followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.” — J. Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known “Having realized that we can depend on no outside authority in…

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“Work” // New CrimethInc. Book and Poster: Work and the Pyramid of the Capitalist System

Work is a book published by Crimethinc Far East, a decentralized anarchist publishing collective. It covers a wide range of economic, political, and philosophical issues, mostly relating to the ethical and utilitarian implications of Capitalism. Central to the book’s theme is that Capitalism is inherently immoral and inevitably causes massive wealth inequality and degradation of general human experience. The book focuses specifically on the causes and effects crises suffered by…

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What Happened to Spanish Revolution 2011 / M15 “Real Democracy” movement?

For all of us that we found ourselves excited observing Spanish Revolution 2011 / M15 “Real Democracy” movement, for all of us that we published and networked enthousiastic reports from commrades and friends from late night slow connections from squares of Madrid, Barcelona and elsewhere, for all of us still fighting in more than 40 squares in Greece to communicate, co-ordinate, expand and avoid manipulation and collolapse….its obvious that we…

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