“Where’s my mother? Where’s my mother?” cried Rana Ahmed as she rushed through Enam Medical College and Hospital.
Mosammat Khurshida wailed as she looked for her husband. “He came to work in the morning. I can’t find him,” she said. “I don’t know where he is. He does not pick up his phone.
An arm jutted out of one section of the rubble. The lifeless body of a woman covered in dust could be seen in another.
From the Seattle Free Press.
This is an article that analyzes critically the Fora do Eixo network as a capitalist endeavor that uses anarchist, horizontal and solidary rhetoric in order to mobilize social movements and activists-employees to be exploited in order to increase their rate of profit and power. The Fora do Eixo circuit was born in Brazil and is now present in more than 30 countries, thus turning this matter increasingly relevant as they are clearly in the vanguard of relativa surplus value exploitation.
Sao Paulo: Unlike the old cultural industry, the link to your image symbolic elements produced collaboratively, the new entrepreneurial culture takes advantage of this wealth while collective symbolic capital, which at the end of the process will be reversed in cash. By Passa Palavra
Against prison studies without capitalism: "The strange career of The New Jim Crow" - Joseph D. Osel
In this analysis Osel provides a devastating and radical analysis of The New Jim Crow. He asks social justice advocates to take a stand against prison studies that do include an analysis of capitalism and reflects on the significance of the "counterrevolutionary protest" in social justice work, describinghow social justice advocates "sustain societal problems even while challenging them." His essay challenges anti-prison activists and others to observe and analyze "their own complicity with and legitimization of the structures that they seek to dismantle."
“The demand for our facilities and services could be adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts, leniency in conviction or parole standards and sentencing practices or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by our criminal laws.
A response to Darisuh Sokolov's article in issue 9 of Shift Magazine. Originally published in January 2011.
SHIFT provides a space for those of us defining as anarchists and based in the UK to ‘constructively’ critique ideas and movements.
A book review highlighting the utopian overtones of Maxim Gorky's 1906 novel Mother
Maxim Gorky's Mother is a slice of the revolutionary cake in which Russia's slaving class was munching on giddily during the steamy years of 1905-1907, the 'dress rehearsal' to the 1917 Revolution. But even though the revolutionary masses were ultimately resubordinated to tsardom, the novel preserves throughout time the spirit that its combative participants were once stirred by.
I've been off blogging recently for various reasons, but having put together a few audio files recently it struck me that there's not really anywhere that such things are being collated (or the specific files at least). This might be something for a dedicated section on libcom one day, I don't know but in the meantime, I thought I might list a few bits and pieces over the next little while...
Circled A (Resonance FM)
Relatively long-running radio show which is also turned into a regular podcast. Covering a wide range of topics, it's hosted by Yodet Gherez with Donnacha DeLong regularly guest hosting when she's not about.
[b]Anarchism in the UK (to 2009)