BREAKING THE WAVES: Challenging the Liberal Tendencies within Anarchist Feminism

breaking the waves pamphletThe following article by two members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra appears in the recent issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory that we are republishing with thanks to the Institute For Anarchist Studies. You can support their work by purchasing your own copy of the journal, which includes many other articles around the theme of anarchist-feminisms, from AK Press. We also recommend this resource page where you can download this article as a pamphlet and listen to a radio interview with one of the authors.  Translation now available in Japanese.

By Romina Akemi and Bree Busk

The Black Rose Anarchist Federation sent a delegation to participate in AFem2014, an international anarchist feminist conference developed by a committee of anarchists organizing in the UK. The goals of AFem2014 were to challenge sexism and other forms of oppression within the anarchist movement and to create a “safer space” to start conversations around individual and collective experiences that could be translated into organizing work. The conference committee hoped that the energy generated by this event would reinvigorate anarchist feminism as a whole, and would be reproduced as an ongoing series of conferences with a global impact. When viewed from this perspective, AFem2014 was an important political development that highlights the growth of anarchism and the need to advance the theory and practice of feminism within it. However, the Black Rose delegation left AFem2014 with more questions than answers, the foremost being, “What is anarchist feminism?”

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A Small Duck Parade in the UK

“We liberated these ducks in defiance of the law as a stand against the industry that seeks to exploit them for their flesh and against the capitalist system that allows injustices like these to happen.

We reject all forms of exploitation and we seek to dismantle capitalism in favour of a fairer, more equal society where exploitation like this will be a thing of the past.

In solidarity with La Zad and all the arrested comrades during the police attack this week.

Smash cages, burn prisons, dismantle capitalism.” Continue reading

June 11, 2018: A Day Against Oblivion

June 11th is an international day of solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners. A spark in the eternal night of state repression. A day set aside for honoring those who have been stolen from us. On this day, we share in songs, events, and actions to celebrate our captured comrades and loved ones. In years past, June 11th celebrations have been international and wide-ranging – from potlucks with friends to various inspiring attacks; fundraising benefits and prisoner letter writing nights to all of the untold and unknown ways we keep the flame alive. Continue reading

Demonstration Against the Police in Maniwaki

As part of the week against police brutality, the Outaouais region mobilized like every year to create a series of events denouncing the violence of the Gatineau police and the SQ. This year, community organizations from the region and activists also decided to rent a bus to go to Maniwaki in support of two families that have faced the violence of SQ officers. In 2015, Brandon Maurice was killed, shot by an SQ cop, and in 2018, a friend of the Maurice family, Steven Bertrand, was shot in the dead by a courthouse guard who refused to let him leave to smoke a cigarette.

We chose to say loud and clear that the police is nothing but an instrument of the state that abuses its power, all while protecting the rich and fascists Continue reading

Vienna: Angry spontaneous demonstration for Efrin as a contribution for the International Solidarity Day on 24th of March

Around 100 people gathered in Vienna on 10 pm to have a 30 minutes long spontaneous, angry and wild demonstration on the international solidarity day for Efrin. The demonstration was an expression of the rage and anger against the occupation of Efrin by NATO, the Turkish army, IS-fascists and other allies. The front banner said `Fight4Afrin`. Loud slogans were chanted through the streets, like `Biji Berxwedane Efrine`(Long live the Resistance of Efrin`, `Ueberall Efrin, Ueberall Widerstand` (Everywhere Efrin, Everywhere Resistance), `Solidaritaet heisst Widerstand, Kampf dem Faschismus in jedem Land` (Solidarity means resistance,  fighting against fascism in each country) or `Alerta, Alerta Antifascista`. There was a lot of different pyrotechnic material used. Continue reading

Rebibbia prison — Rome [Italy]: “Right you are… if you think you are” — Text by anarchist comrade Anna Beniamino (01/2018)

Reflections and updates on a trial
 
There’s not much to be said about an episode of repression, after all it’s the simple cyclical occurrence of action and reaction – or even on how repression plays dirty – another well-known fact. At most these are just a few notes on the development of techniques and strategies.
 
This I’ll try to do. More than a year after the arrests, with the trial already underway, a crack has opened in the censuring bell jar and the court papers been disclosed in all their misery after the short report on the last issue of “Croce Nera” and the latest developments on the closure of investigations and the preliminary hearing.

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APC Moscow: Support anarchist political prisoner Eugene Karakasheva

We urge to show solidarity and support of the Crimean anarchist Eugene Karakasheva. He began raising funds for the work of a lawyer and pay for transmission and parcels.

Karakashev Evgeny was born 21 on August 1978 year. A resident of Yevpatoria. Leftist activist, sticking with anarchist beliefs. February 1, 2018 arrested, and February 2, 2018 arrested on suspicion of committing crimes under Part 1 of Art. 282 (hate speech and hate) and Part 2 of Art. 205.2 (public incitement to terrorism) of the Criminal Code. Custody to February 2, 2018. Continue reading

Multiple vandal attacks said to be in support of jailed anarchists

Hooded Protesters claiming to be acting against the “establishment” staged multiple attacks on various targets in Athens and Thessaloniki on Thursday.

In one such incident, unidentified assailants hurled paint at a lecturer in the University of Piraeus and scattered flyers around the auditorium, later claiming in a post on an anti-establishment website that the action was in protest at the “persecution of anarchists as lone terrorists.”

In another incident on Thursday, vandals smashed windows at two banks on central Athens’s Kaningos Square, apparently in response to a police operation earlier in the week to clear out three anarchist squats in the central Athens area. Continue reading

Hamburg, Germany: Fight for Afrin – Attack Against a Supermarket that Sponsored a Grey Wolves Event

#Fight4Afrin

During the night of the 11th to 12th of March we attacked the Adese Market in Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg near the Wilhelmsburg train station. The supermart sponsored the Grey Wolves event in Wilhemsburg last week. This action is a signal against the attack of the Turkish State and its militia against the free canton of Afrin. Continue reading