anarchists_worldwide

anarchists_worldwide wrote (edited )

I don't see what is so good about this? It's terrible. The Ancient Greeks did not have direct democracy. Completely glosses over the actually extremely violent history of anarchism in the late 19th and early 20th century - those 'bomb-throwing anarchists' weren't just 'scary images' 'from popular fiction' as the intro would have people believe. There is just so much fucking bullshit to unpack in this text that it would take too long to cover in a comment. Nothing is served by ridiculous texts like this that basically provide a watered-down, historical-revisionist and incredibly-biased view on anarchism.

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anarchists_worldwide OP wrote

just a thought - unless people were armed while they were blocking the roads there is a high probability that the cops would just just open fire if it began to seriously interfere with commerce. if weapons are unobtainable / unrealistic, would need to look at less traditional ways of blockading them that doesn't put people directly in the line of fire.

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anarchists_worldwide wrote

sorry for FB link but can find no other source in English:

2nd August 2019

Three female civil activists who were arrested after protesting against the compulsory hijab were handed out severe sentences today: Monireh Arabshahi and her daughter Yasman Ariani were sentenced each to 16 years in prison and Mojgan Keshavarz was sentenced to 23 years and 6 months.

https://www.facebook.com/iranianprotestslive/photos/a.313336049171162/642026832968747/

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anarchists_worldwide wrote

I lurk here because I'm finding nearly every post pertains to the USA- I live on the other side of the world, so don't have much to contribute to the posts. Will try and remedy this by posting from time to time :-)

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anarchists_worldwide OP wrote (edited )

Will's friends are saying that Emma / Emmi was most likely just an alias that he used for online antifascist work.

https://twitter.com/EmmaAintDead/status/1150508208110391297

"As far as we (friends of the fallen) know, this isn't accurate. Emma was likely a nom de guerre for the purposes of antifascist work online. And while no shortage of love for us trans comrades was shown, he used exclusively male pronouns and hadn't hinted otherwise to any of us."

Also this: https://twitter.com/extantCMW/status/1150539612709765122

"So, what I've been told by comrades close to Will is that Emma is just an internet name, the "deadname" FB post is a tounge-in-cheek use of the term, and that the song "I was a girl" is about someone else. You have my sincere apologies for muddying the waters.

I'm told that he's an incredible and swell comrade to us trans folks and I respect the shit out of that. I want to honor his memory properly, and most important, I think, is that we realize how awful it is that property destruction in pursuit of justice was met with murder.

Please, once again, spread the word. Again, I'm real sorry. I want to trust those folks closest to Will. And as for the name Emma, that's his nom de guerre and I hope he wouldn't be too torn up about people using it! #WillemVanSpronsen #EmmaDurutti"


Recall also that in his last statement that he mailed to his comrades he referred to himself using male pronouns.

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anarchists_worldwide OP wrote (edited )

Different parts of the world- different contexts...post office vans are a regular target of anarchists in Europe for various reasons. In countries like Italy it is because the Post Office planes have been chartered by the government before to deport refugees back to danger. In other parts of Europe it is simply about disrupting the social peace / rupturing daily normality. In Chile anarchists and Mapuche militants often torch public transport buses and heaps of times when action reports about these types of attacks get posted people from the English speaking world comment about how they don't understand why people would do such things and blah blah blah, it's getting pretty old tbh.

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anarchists_worldwide OP wrote

pretty sure that is not the hope- the hunger strikes receive barely any coverage in the English speaking world due to listing of the PKK as a 'terrorist' group, so there is never going to be any intervention on the part of these governments. the hunger strikers rely on international solidarity actions from the Kurdish diaspora and their friends. the hunger strikers have already had some partial success as Ocalan was granted a visit with his lawyers a few days ago.

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anarchists_worldwide OP wrote

yes, that was in the city of Bandung in West Java. there were 619 arrests- those arrested were subjected to beatings, were stripped and forced to crawl along the road in their underwear and had their heads shaved. as of now comrades tell me nearly all detainees have been released apart from around 30 comrades who have been charged with weapons possession (knives and machetes). there was also an anarchist presence at May Day in cities of Jakarta, Makassar and Surabaya - there were several arrests in Makassar. lots of reports of trade unionists cooperating with police in repression against anarchists in all 3 cities. In Bandung the repression was carried out by TNI (Indonesia military) and police. At Jakarta May Day West Papuan students were brutally attacked by riot police- around a dozen arrests, many injuries. West Papuan students later made a video statement in solidarity with the anarchists in Bandung.

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