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Grenfell Tower – the smoke & the mirrors

There is an ever-growing stream of media commentary on the Grenfell fire, increasing daily as the public enquiry unfolds. There are some elements in the media with the goal of obscuring or excusing the plain facts as part of a pre-emptive defence manoeuvre to protect those most implicated in what caused the fire and the 72 deaths. That they feel the need to use such distortions to defend the Grenfell landlords and those who ordered and oversaw the Grenfell refurbishment that fitted the lethal cladding only increases the suggestion of a general doubt on all sides about their innocence.

Kontra sa Terror ng Anti-Terror

Isang anarkistang pagsusuri ng Anti-Terror Act na tinalakay sa kongreso ng Pilipinas. Translation of “Against the Terror of Anti-Terror

To Be Queer is to Love All: A Perspective on Queer Activism and Anarchism in the Philippines

What is “normal”? What does it mean to be Queer? To be Queer is to love all with revolutionary love that transcends all social constructs, whether it be color, gender, sex, class, race; a love that is unconditional.

Reflections of a call centre worker in Atento, Goiânia, Brazil

Masks won in the struggle of call centre workers in Atento, Goiania, Brasil

Once I read that the most difficult place to be is the other's place. Especially now those words make more sense. It’s hard to realise a colleague by my side and understand his or her complexity, I mean it in normal conditions, ordinary, I mean the day-to-day but of course when we think about call centre it worsen a little bit more since each one answers an average of 1400 calls/month, reality of the major part in the massive area of service. It seems that we have more proximity with the one who’s in telephone line than with our colleagues at our very side, divided by a cubicle like animals stalls.

In Memory of Mateusz

We have received the tragic news that Mateusz (also known online as Gepetto, Antoni Lulek and Feliks Domański) has succumbed to his depression. He was only in his mid-twenties.

Capitalism is a Class-Divided, Racist, Sexist Horror Without End

A comment on recent events from a CWO sympathiser.

Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners in Tangerang and Bekasi in Indonesia

Anti Feminist Feminist Club, an anarcho-feminist collective in Indonesia, sent us this message asking for support for anarchist prisoners in Indonesia. We are reproducing this message.

Social media spectacle: work and leisure

Dislike, Angry and Sad Facebook emojis

This may be an overly cynical view of social media but this is what my use of these platforms has led me to. It's not intended as any sort of final word on today's Internet and social media but will hopefully be the start of a conversation.

Crackdown at Pride! Free the Pride 20!

A Pride March and protest was violently broken by Philippine police. Twenty individuals were warrantlessly arrested. We must call for their release. #FreePride20!

A response to the Organizing.Work review of ‘Class Power on Zero-Hours’

Predictive Dialing For Dollars: Phoning at the Cutting Edge of Technology

Anti-Apartheid Demonstration UC Berkeley 1985

In response to the release Boots Riley's film Sorry to Bother You in 2018, I wrote this piece about my own experience working in a call center -- and how it took place against the backdrop of my own political radicalization. I post it today in honor of Juneteenth, where my former union, ILWU, will shut down all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast as part of protests against racism and police violence.

Racist Murder In America And The Bifurcation Of The Modern World System

Analysis of racism as a division of labor upholding the capitalist world system and recent uprisings against police brutality as evidence of that world system's terminal crises.

Contra el terror del Antiterrorismo

A Spanish translation of our article Against the Terror of Anti-Terror translated by the ICL-CIT.

Reflections on Mark Fisher's Essay on "Capitalist Realism"

Fisher's book on Capitalist Realism remains a popular reference point for many would be anti-capitalists in the UK. As such, we have decided to translate this new review from our comrades in Italy, where the book has only recently been published. See also our reviews of Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work and Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future by authors from a similar milieu.

The Global Pandemic and Imperialist Competition

By any rational measure you might assume that a dominant sentient species when faced with global threats would pull together, pool resources and information and search for a mutual solution to the problem. But the coronavirus pandemic has confirmed what the climate change crisis already told us: that capitalism, even in its “globalised” form, is fundamentally unsuited to producing a coordinated response to tackle anything.

The Virus is Capitalism, the Revolutionary Proletariat is the Cure

The following leaflet was given out in various cities across Italy on 6 June on the occasion of demonstrations by the various rank and file (Cobas) unions against the imposed return to work whilst the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.

A Call for International Solidarity to Autonomous Resistance and Food Not Bombs Initiatives Around the Globe

Food Not Bombs Archipelago writes a statement in opposition to the Anti-Terror Act.

Proud Boy fascist running for Hawaii state legislature

Proud Boys Luncheon

An Anarchist Opposition to the Anti-Terror Act and the Terrorism of the State

A joint statement from several anarchist collectives in the Philippines on the recent anti-terrorism law passed in the Philippine congress.

Advertising Anarchy

An introduction to advertising and propaganda for anarchists