Blogs

Against emergency: The interlinked struggles in Hong Kong and the Philippines

States around the world are criminalizing dissent in response to a global and ongoing wave of uprisings.

The Oppressed Classes Rise Up Against Racism and Discrimination

A statement on anti-racism signed by anarchist groupings from all over the world.

How do we deal with a Karen or a Ken?

Amy Cooper calling cops with racist threats

While the U.S. continues to be rocked by protests against white supremacy and police terror, some clueless Karens and Kens continue to use the police against anyone or anything they perceive as a threat. I will detail two interactions I had this week.

Take That Cheesecake! Ride That Horse! A Conversation with SL Lim

We’re really excited to say that the novelist and climate writer SL Lim is joining Out of the Woods. By way of getting to know their work a little better, and to begin the process of working collectively, we sent them a few questions drawn from our reading of their excellent Circuit Breakers blog. Their answers are generous, generative and show why we’re phenomenally excited at their joining us.

Wrath Over Pride: A call-out post to “radical” cis (het) men and their inadequacy in gender struggles

“Radical” cis (het) men—you need to step the fuck up. Your silence is literally harming us. If you were truly for liberation, you must also be actively for our liberation as women and LGBTQIA+, because liberation is not a monolith, assumed to be the same thing for everyone; it is nuanced and attuned to the different needs and desires of different people.

Black Cross: A Proposal for an Abolitionist Prisoner Support Group

A proposal for a Black Cross, an abolitionist prisoner support group that seeks to abolish prisons and police.

Melawan Teror dari RUU Antiterorisme

Sebuah analisis dari seorang anarkis terhadap RUU Antiterorisme yang sedang digodok di kongres Filipina.
A translation of our piece “Against the Terror of Anti-Terror” by Malaginoo into Bahasa Indonesian. Translated by Ishtar Jawa at Rimpang.

The Friend of Andreu Nin

English translation of an artice about a POUM supporter, Esperantist and friend of Andreu Nin.

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.