[CritiqueThis] One of the best things anarchists can do in this pandemic is a SHAC-model decentralised physical attack on companies who hold vaccine recipes as their intellectual property.
Submitted by Alt in CritiqueThis
Read about the SHAC model here.
Trying to keep it short:
- The vast majority of the world probably finds the patent laws holding the recipes for vaccines in the hands of a few companies to be unjust. I think that they would likely back these actions.
- It has become clear, due to the speed at which the virus mutates and the level at which it is widespread, that it is quite likely the pandemic will remain, out-mutating vaccines, especially in poorer countries, for an indefinite amount of time.
- If there is to be an end of the pandemic, it probably requires the end of patent law, at least with regards to this virus. The virus is so contagious it is not clear that even many wealthy countries will be able to escape its mutations.
- Decentralised attack on companies withholding information would be an additional form of pressure, as well as a form of consciousness-raising about the issue.
btw I just wanted to bring people's attention to f/Attack, a small but curated forum.
Another useful reading here is the second stickied one, a section within a longer text:
Fire at Midnight, Destruction at Dawn: Sabotage and Social War