When are anarchists going to learn that neoliberals are just as much the enemy as anyone on the Right? By Michelle Bocanegra Politico NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday blamed an organized group of anarchists for inciting violence and vandalism amid protests over the killing […]
Notice the hammer and sickle. Once again, left-anarchists are getting overrun by Bolshies. When are left-anarchists going to start heeding Bakunin? By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Sandra E. Garcia New York Times Seeking to assign blame for the protests that have convulsed cities across the country this week, President […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley The MeToo Movement died last month. It bled out slowly as it limped to the barn. It’s hard to say who the triggerman was behind the coup de grace, but it wasn’t Joe Biden. That derelict beast is […]
Just think of the looters as implementing their own grassroots-level stimulus plan.
Although I really don’t care what happens to modern sweatshops like McDonald’s and Target.
Good old John Stuart Mill. By Olivia Goldhill Quartz Wildly inaccurate facts and spurious arguments are unavoidable features of social media. Yet no matter how infuriatingly wrong someone is, or just how much counter-evidence you have at your disposal, starting arguments on the internet rarely gets anyone to […]
The more things change, the more they stay the same. By Kathryn McKinley The Conversation The coronavirus can infect anyone, but recent reporting has shown your socioeconomic status can play a big role, with a combination of job security, access to health care and mobility widening the gap […]
I’m actually in favor of preserving historic architecture. Preferably, anarchist or anarchist-friendly militias and guerrillas would simply surround these places, order their inhabitants to leave, never to come back. These landmark architectural structures can then serve as museums that chronicle and memorialize the depravity of the past. Attacking […]
Both of these memes make some important points. Anyone, from any socioeconomic or demographic group, can be a victim of the police state. Numerically, there may be more white victims, because whites are the largest group (about 60-70% of the US population). But, per capita, it is blacks, […]
Good work. This guy would have been sitting duck. Not only would another pointless murder have occurred, but the political/racial antagonisms would have intensified. This officer got separated from other officers and this group of protestors created a human shield to protect him.
A Canadian once said that being Canadian and living to the north of the USA is like living above neighbors with a meth lab in their apartment. Although Canada is not the “liberal” permissive society that many Americans think it is. I witnessed a riot in Toronto in […]
At long as I have known of national-anarchism, I have considered it be to a legitimate, interesting, and important form of anarchism. If other anarchists feel different, fine. The venerable anarchist principles of voluntary association and decentralization are our collective way around such conflicts. “We do not consider […]
These memes make some very important points in the sense that people of virtually all ethnic and even socioeconomic backgrounds can be victims of police brutality, whose ranks include everyone from mayors, professional athletes, suburban teenagers, upper-middle-class white women, active-duty military personnel and off-duty cops, to the poorest […]
This reminds me of the lyrics to the Black Sabbath song “Into the Void.”
This should happen with every presidential administration. An important question is this: Would the protests at the White House be taking place if Biden were President? Probably not, even though Biden is more personally responsible for the present American police state than Trump. Trump has merely inherited a […]
More direct action, though they should probably wait until the uprising is over. Otherwise, they’re just wasting their time. MPR News Staff Volunteers gathered in Minneapolis Saturday morning, cleaning up Lake Street at Nicollet Avenue, near the epicenter of Friday night’s protests over the killing of George Floyd. […]
An anarchist in Minneapolis writes: “Both protesters/rioters and police/national guard are currently roaming south Minneapolis with firearms, including machine guns. There have been reports of shots fired. Both sides seem to be highly mobile, with groups forming and dissolving in a very fluid way.” An illustration of why […]
An anarchist in Minneapolis who is observing these events on the ground writes: “There’s now a number of different armed groups of residents out there defending their homes and small business owners defending their businesses. I think that this is great. Just because the police say that they […]
Tonight the Minneapolis Police Department Opened fire on our first aid station with no regard for the wounded people we had inside.
So what do you know? Rummy the Dummy actually got one right. “While no one condones looting, on the other hand, one can understand the pent-up feelings that may result from decades of repression and people who have had members of their family killed…” – Donald Rumsfeld An […]
I wonder who, if anyone, claims ownership rights over these. They sound like interesting potential sites for squatter camps or intentional communities. Only in Your State 1. Lake Valley, between Nutt and Hillsboro Flickr/David Cohen Flickr/Jimmy Emerson, DVM
I don’t think they liked that one of their cop shops was burned to the ground. Slate The ongoing protests following the killing of George Floyd were caught up in violence again on Saturday, as police all over the country teargassed protestors, drove vehicles through crowds, opened fire […]
WFLA Orlando ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) – Protesters and police officers gathered Friday outside a Florida home that belongs to fired Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who has been arrested for the death of George Floyd. Orange County Sheriff John Mina addressed the gathering on Friday, saying his office […]
By Ana Lastra and Eric Rasmussen A former club owner in south Minneapolis says the now-fired police officer and the black man who died in his custody this week both worked security for her club up to the end of last year. George Floyd and now-former Officer Derek […]
Associated Press As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests. […]
It looks like Colin is having the last word. By Tommy Beer Forbes The Know Your Rights Legal Initiative, which is a new project of the former NFL quarterback’s nonprofit Know Your Rights Camp, set up a web page Friday where anyone “arrested while fighting injustice” can apply […]
We have a cop problem in America, not a racism problem.
Even the most committed MAGAs have to go along with this one.
Why not anti-lockdown protests AND anti-police protests? And no about there are dangerous lunatics everywhere: among anti-lockdown protestors and anti-police protestors, and among the anti-protestors, the police, the government, the ruling class.
From what I have seen so far during the uprising there seems to been have both attacks on state and ruling class targets (courthouses, police stations, McDonald’s Target) as well as, regrettably, petite bourgeois and working-class targets.
The ruling class’ lipstick on a pig.
This is 1960s level stuff here.
Sir David Peel fucked up big time. LibCom.Org Excellent text examining the creation of the first police forces, which took place in England and the US in just a few decades in the mid-19th century. And explaining that they were not brought into being to prevent crime or […]
Once again, the Babylon Bee proves to be one of the most reliable news journals. Fuck the Zuck. Techno-oligarch piece of shit. Babylon Bee MENLO PARK, CA—Giving his arms and legs a nice little stretch while reclining in his office chair Tuesday afternoon, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, […]
Back in 1990, I did some strike support work with the Greyhound bus drivers’ union when they were on strike. Most of those guys wouldn’t even show up for picket duty. Hopefully, their attitude has changed. Friday evening, bus drivers in New York City and members of TWU […]
Shit, that don’t mean anything. I’ve known white women who were beaten, abducted, tortured, and raped by pigs. What do you see in this pic? This is white privilege being used correctly in Louisville, KY. This is the power of being a woman. A line of Caucasian women […]
By Patrick Jaicomo and Anya Bidwell USA Today On Monday, May 25, Minneapolis police killed George Floyd. While two officers pinned the handcuffed Floyd on a city street, another fended off would-be intervenors, as a fourth knelt on Floyd’s neck until — and well after — he lost […]
NBC News Clashes between police and protesters continued to erupt across the country Saturday as thousands descended on the streets, pleading for justice in the wake of George Floyd‘s death this week in Minneapolis. Curfews have been put in place in many cities including Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, […]
Robert Graham’s compilations of classic anarchist writings are excellent. In May – June 1920 the Makhnovist Insurgent Army in Ukraine was fighting the Czarist counter-revolutionaries and the Bolshevik Red Army, which was seeking to consolidate the burgeoning Bolshevik dictatorship. This is a manifesto issued by the Makhnovists, appealing […]
I would strongly suspect that the protestors are heavily infiltrated by feds and pigs. Caitlin Johnstone seems to agree. By Caitlin Johnstone Ron Paul Institute A video has been circulating of a white man casually smashing the windows of a Minneapolis shop with a hammer during protests against the police […]
This scene resembles one of those science fiction films where astronauts travel to space only to return and find that Planet Earth has been destroyed in an apocalypse.
Last night, crowds gathered outside the White House and clashed with Secret Service members.