Tag: mutual aid
Solidarity with Afghan Refugees
Update (9/6/21) from IWA-AIT: We have bought them clothes/shoes, furniture, kitchen equipment, Internet connection, food stoke and many more. We want you to join us : https://t.co/QpuwbfYY1U https://t.co/BGzdvR1566 — Workers Solidarity Federation-IWA (@WorkersSolidar1) September 6, 2021 From the CNT-AIT France: English Companions of the Workers Solidarity Federation (WSF-AIT) of Pakistan have established a fund for the…
Creative Destruction: Rethinking Failure after the State
When we think about the term “abolition,” we think of removing our old notions or of breaking free from the constraints of tradition. We might conjure up the idea of wiping clean our slate and being left with the freedom to imagine things from the ground up, without being hindered by the structures of the…
Recaudación de fondos: Fondo de rescate de Anna
De Nick Manley. Título original: Fundraiser: Anna’s Rescue Fund, 29 de junio de 2021. Traducción de Camila Figueroa. Anna Morgenstern es una mujer trans y colaboradora del C4SS cuya madre ha pasado por momentos muy difíciles. Tiene una deuda médica de 21.000 dólares y no tiene forma de pagarla sin ayuda externa. Y la propia…
Fundraiser: Anna’s Rescue Fund
Anna Morgenstern is a trans woman and C4SS contributor whose mother has fallen on extremely hard times. She has a medical debt of $21,000 and has no way of paying it without outside assistance. And Anna herself needs funds for healthcare and paying off debt. The consequences could involve Anna becoming unable to work, so…
Verso la Libertà
Di Darian Worden. Originale pubblicato il 24 maggio 2021 con il titolo Go Forward to Freedom. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Mentre negli Stati Uniti va avanti la vaccinazione e cala l’incidenza del covid-19, molti stanno pensando a cosa accadrà. “Ritorno alla normalità”? Ma c’è una “nuova normalità”? Chi è ancora qui forse dovrebbe puntare a…
Go Forward to Freedom
As more people in the US get vaccinated against Covid-19 and infection rates continue to drop, many are thinking about what comes next. Is it “back to normal”? Is there now a “new normal”? Perhaps those of us who survived the pandemic should be looking toward something better than the old world that failed so…
Make the Future Anti-Fascist
A victory over fascism deserves celebration. The fascists lost their hold on the most powerful political office. Their leader is disgraced and isolated. They are turning on each other. They played their hand with a coup attempt – and they failed to do much besides exposing themselves and supercharging their opposition. Despite years of psychological…
Book Review: Groove is in the Heart: The DisCO Elements
DisCO Coop (primary authors Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel). Groove is in the Heart: The DisCO Elements. Introduction by Ela Kagel and Afterword by Ann Marie Utratel (2020).  As the Introduction explains, the first installment of the DisCO Trilogy — The DisCO Manifesto — was about ” the reasons behind DisCO, its roots and…
An Open Letter to Anti-Racists on Global Poverty
Dear Anti-racists,  Cheers to the earth-shattering defeat of Donald Trump, in whose electoral demise you played no small part. Your jubilation as this nightmare of a presidency nears its apparent end is every bit warranted. Joe Biden’s presidency will be far from perfect, but we can reasonably expect it to be better than the (primary)…
Should We Give to Morally Imperfect People?
Suppose that we endorse something like this moral principle: The most moral way to live is to prevent as much suffering as possible.  This principle is quite demanding, as it means (for example) that spending six dollars on an expensive cup of coffee—when those six dollars could more effectively relieve suffering in the hands of…
(UPDATED 12/18) Legal Help for Logan! C4SS Commentator Faces Charges
UPDATE 12/18/2020 — Hey everyone, thanks again for all the support and well wishes! I spoke with Logan on Monday (look out for an episode of her Green Market Agorist podcast with that conversation soon). She’s in high spirits despite facing so much and we’re all ready to fight this for as long as it takes. With the…
Let’s Make 12 Step Programs the New Food Not Bombs
If we believe in the concepts of harm reduction and restorative and transformative justice, then we need to get involved in 12 step advocacy. 12 step programs began with the birth of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) when it was founded in 1935 out of a conversation between Bill Wilson aka Bill W. and Bob Smith. They…
Help Build a Queer Safe Haven and Intentional Community in the Heart of Cajun Country!
Let’s face it, it’s not easy being LGBTQ+ in this society. There is an ongoing rise in the murder rates of trans and gender non-conforming individuals, with the Human Rights Campaign documenting at least 21 murders just this year, which nearly matches last year’s documented 27 murders despite us only being halfway through the year….
The Tithe as an Element of Economic Democracy: Decentralizing Collectivization
Introduction: Towards a Combined Anarchist and Communist Approach to the Question of Central Economic Planning This essay deals with the question of central economic planning, or minimum viable economic planning (MVEP) from both anarchist and communist perspectives. The central operative terms will be collectivization, or the process of pooling resources to be shared at the…
È Proprio il Caso di Riavviare l’economia?
Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 20 giugno 2020 con il titolo Is It Time to Reopen the Economy? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. C’è chi scende in strada armato per protestare contro le esagerazioni di stato… dimostrando un’ignoranza spettacolare. Sono solidale con chi lotta per vivere e non ha un lavoro, con chi aspetta…
Is It Time to Reopen the Economy?
People are taking to the streets with arms to protest government overreach…in a most spectacular display of ignorance.  While I am extremely sympathetic to those out of work and struggling, who expected relief money that never came, and are now worried about not being able to feed their family or even losing their house and…
Oltre il Reddito di Base Universale
Gettare il seme dell’infrastruttura ecologica universale Di Evan Pierce. Originale pubblicato il 13 aprile 2020 con il titolo Beyond UBI: Sowing the Seeds of Universal Ecological Infrastructure. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Ultimamente, si parla tanto di reddito di base universale (RBU), che servirebbe a riequilibrare le disuguaglianze, affrontare la crescente precarietà data dalla disoccupazione tecnologica,…
Anarchismo di Crisi: Affrontare la Pandemia
Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 5 aprile 2020 con il titolo Anarchism in Crisis: Dealing with Pandemics. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Siamo alla fine del mondo, o almeno così pare. Con il Covid-19 che si diffonde rapidamente dappertutto, un misto di paura, precauzioni e opportunismi spinge gli stati a reagire in maniera prevedibilmente…
Coronavirus: Why Mutual Aid Is Important
It’s a very difficult time for any person. And this is not war, it is not just an economic crisis, it is not just mass poverty or catastrophe. This is a pandemic, in some ways a cross between all these things. Ordinary people are at great risk, like all the major capitalist companies. The poor…
Beyond UBI: Sowing the Seeds of Universal Ecological Infrastructure
Ideas related to Universal Basic Income (UBI) have been gaining some traction lately with the goals of mitigating inequality, addressing the increasing precarity of technological unemployment, and attempting to ensure that people can meet their basic needs. As an anarchist seeking freedom for all, these goals overlap with my own. This essay is not intended…
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