I haven’t written anything interesting in a while, but some other people have.

So, it’s been a while since I wrote anything substantial on here. I still don’t feel up to writing that much, but I wanted to quickly highlight a few things I’ve read recently that I thought were interesting. On the topic of solidarity networks, there’s a long piece about the Seattle Solidarity Network that’s worth reading, and R. Spourgitis has written a reflection on some of the difficulties encountered when trying to apply the solidarity network model in Iowa City. Looking at political organisation more broadly, a number of articles recently have tried to assess the experience of the last ten years or so of anarchist political organisation in the US. On the subject of broader social movements, Crimethinc have recently published a piece on what happens in the aftermath of a big revolt, compiling accounts from participants in Oakland, Barcelona and Montreal. I’d recommend reading it along with this response from some other participants in Occupy Oakland. Certainly, Crimethinc aren’t to everyone’s taste, but the task of compiling reports and analyses from revolts around the world is an important one; I’d certainly like to see other people sharing other perspectives from these movements, but until that happens, the Crimethinc article remains a worthwhile starting point.

Alice B. Reckless has started a series on activist burnout, which also feels very relevant to the topic of movements in decline. And finally, a quick reminder that Jerry Koch is still in prison for refusing to inform on other anarchists, and it’s really easy to email his support committee to send him a message of support.

Hopefully my next post will have a bit more original content, but until then that should give you a bit of stuff to think about.


About nothingiseverlost

"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."
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One Response to I haven’t written anything interesting in a while, but some other people have.

  1. Annos says:

    “Now you know why Homeland Security purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, enough ammunition to fight the Iraq war for 12 years, has its own para-military force and 2,700 tanks. If you think the “terrorist threat” in America warrants a domestic armed force of this size, you are out of your mind. This force has been assembled to deal with starving and homeless people in the streets of America.”


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