2020 vision: instead of a review of the year

Since starting this project in late 2010, I’ve tried to do an annual review of every full year I’ve been writing for. Since 2020 was the 10-year anniversary of starting it, I definitely thought it would be worth writing up some kind of reflection on what it means to keep one project going for a full decade, and how the online spaces that I’ve operated in have changed over that time – the final demise of indymedia, the rise and fall of left facebook, and so on. But it’s ten days into 2021 now, including some pretty eventful days, and I still haven’t managed to motivate myself to start writing it in any meaningful way, so I’ve come to accept that I won’t get it written any time soon. As for 2020 specifically, I’m finding it hard to think of much to say beyond “there was a pandemic, there were a bunch of riots, you know this stuff already.”

But some people have done a better job of reflecting on the year than me, so in lieu of my own contribution, here’s what some other people had to say:

Blogging 2020 : A Summary (Slackbastard on blogging about antifascism)

‘What an utter shitstorm!’ – AngryWorkers look back on their 2020

2020 review of the year (Drill or Drop on fracking struggles)

2020 – Year in Review (Prisoner Solidarity Network)

UVW’s 2020 Round up

TEFL Workers’ Union in 2020: a year in review

Looking ahead to the new year, the Anarchist Communist Group have a new year message here, and Community Action on Prison Expansion are asking people to join them in helping to shut down Kier Group’s involvement in building megaprisons. The ACG are also running an online public meeting about “how can we build a revolutionary movement?” on January 13th, with speakers from Angry Workers and the Co-ordination of Latin American Anarchists.

Also lots of other stuff is happening of course, a fuller overview of workplace struggles and other things will hopefully follow shortly, but I thought it was better to get something short out now rather than draft something longer and more comprehensive and end up spending another week or so on it.

Happy new year everyone, or as close to happy as we can get under the circumstances anyway.

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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