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In this installment, anarchist writer and organizer John Carico joins the Free Radical Media crew to discuss the current political climate along with future potentialities and activist oriented solutions.
Among other topics, we discuss the potential of New Media in a revolutionary context, activism, and the upcoming US Presidential election cycle. Another topic of conversation was Carico’s organizing with Kids Out of Cages, an abolitionist movement dedicated to freeing children from state, private, and for-profit prisons.
We here at Free Radical Media recently interviewed anarchist activist John Carico, and would like to share an anti-incarceration action he is helping to organize for Mayday 2016.
“Why are we against prison? Because what goes on behind those walls does anything but rehabilitate people.
In solidarity with victims of police brutality, we fight a judicial system that oppresses us all, but especially targets people of color, women, LGBTQ people. gender non-conforming people, and members of other marginalized groups, at every point of contact, from being pulled over for a broken taillight to being beaten up and thrown in solitary for daring to speak out.
The fact that our children are being oppressed and exploited in this same way, and subjected to the same brutal and inhumane conditions as offenders in adult prisons, is unacceptable.… Read the rest
Sounds scary, right? Hold on, it’s about to get worse…
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In this episode, the Free Radical Media crew is joined by a representative of the Crimethinc Ex-Workers Collective, one of the most influential anarchist organizations in existence. The crew discusses the most recent Crimethinc project, the multimedia introductory anarchist manifesto To Change Everything, which replaces their earlier, well circulated “Fighting for Our Lives: an Anarchist Primer.”
The group also discusses the modern anarchist movement, anarchist philosopy, and the nature of power and control, as well as putting forward strategies for building a new world.
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Riseup, a tech collective that provides security-minded communications to activists worldwide, sounded the alarm last month when a judge in Spain stated that the use of their email service is a practice, he believes, associated with terrorism.
Javier Gómez Bermúdez is a judge of Audiencia Nacional, a special high court in Spain that deals with serious crimes such as terrorism and genocide. According to press reports, he ordered arrest warrants that were carried out on December 16th against alleged members of an anarchist group. The arrests were part of Operation Pandora, a coordinated campaign against “anarchist activity” that has been called an attempt “to criminalize anarchist social movements.” The police seized books, cell phones, and computers, and arrested 11 activists. Few details are known about the situation, since the judge has declared the case secret.
But what does Bill Hicks think?
Without a doubt, if you were to ask any comic book aficionado to put together a top five comic book creators list, Alan Moore would be in every list. Some even consider him to be the greatest comic book writer of all time.
“When waiting for a train at London’s Victoria Station in 1984, Gaiman noticed a copy of Swamp Thing written by Alan Moore, and carefully read it. Moore’s fresh and vigorous approach to comics had such an impact on Gaiman that he would later write; ‘that was the final straw, what was left of my resistance crumbled. I proceeded to make regular and frequent visits to London’s Forbidden Planet shop to buy comics’.” – Neil Gaiman: Journalism, early writings, and literary influences
Neil Gaiman – 3 books that have changed my life
“You can look at the historical trajectory. From a technological point of view, we’ve gone to ever-more aggregated collectives… And now, in the last 15 years we’ve seen this great innovation of open source distributed networks and peer-to-peer relationships that distribute power equally… Bitcoin fits into this because it’s the ultimate peer-to-peer monetary system. You don’t have to depend on some powerful third party… You just take the power on your own and possess it and own it and control your life, and that’s what we all want.” – Jeffrey Tucker
Jon Hochschartner writes at CounterPunch:
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The animal rights movement has long been divided between militants and pacifists, between those who support violence against property or institutional exploiters and those who do not. In one camp, we find activists like Steven Best, who argue the scope of animal exploitation is so great that preventative violence is a moral necessity. In the other, we find activists like Gary Francione, who argue all forms of violence are wrong, including those directed at institutional exploiters or their property.
I’d argue that by focusing so intently on the morality of violence, the animal rights movement often ignores whether the debated tactics are effective. Additionally, I’d like to investigate what, if anything, we can learn from other movements that have grappled with the question of terrorism. In this essay, I will be examining the revolutionary workers’ struggle specifically.
Most socialists don’t have a moral opposition to violence, but recognize it’s generally incapable of creating large-scale, permanent change when carried out by individuals or small groups.