Tag: mutual aid
Housing for Jessicka Lamb
Help us support and house C4SS writer and friend of the center, Jessicka Lamb! Jessicka is staying in Dallas, TX with no housing and no ID. After moving to Dallas a few years ago, Jessicka’s wallet — including all her ID documents — was stolen. Shortly after, a series of abusive relationships, that took her…
I Am “Bread-Pilled” by Kropotkin’s Vision of Social Utopia
I just finished reading The Conquest of Bread by the Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921). The book inspired Catalonia syndicalists in the Spanish Civil War, Magonism in Mexico, and the Occupy movement but still… I wasn’t expecting anything, I thought I’d be very bored because the book was written in 1892, I was sure it…
“Osservazioni Critiche sul Comunismo”, di Laurance Labadie
Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il 17 giugno 2022 con il titolo Laurance Labadie’s “Objections to Communism”. Traduzione italiana di Enrico Sanna. Osservazioni critiche sul comunismo 1. Mette sullo stesso livello capaci e incapaci, pigri e operosi, parsimoniosi e spendaccioni. 2. Quindi premia l’ozio e non incentiva l’operosità e la parsimonia. 3. Costringe chi non…
Laurance Labadie’s “Objections to Communism”
Objections to Communism It places the inefficient on par with the efficient, the lazy with the industrious, and the thrifty with the extravagant. Therefore it places a premium on idleness and lacks spur to industry and thrift. It makes the celebate contribute for the support of the children of his procreative brother. It divides responsibility…
URGENT: Logan Glitterbomb Needs Your Help
 Logan Marie Glitterbomb – a longtime IWW organizer, one of the Center’s most prolific writers, and a close friend of mine – is at risk of being unhoused. She needs $3000 by the end of the month, or she and her roommate will be homeless. Logan is a disabled trans woman whose access to…
Call For Help For Elizabeth Sciabarra (Ms. Ski)
This is the kind of appeal that the family of Elizabeth Sciabarra (Ms. Ski to her students) never wanted to post. But we are facing some very difficult realities. My sister became seriously ill and nearly died in November 2020, which was followed by extensive spinal surgery in mid-March 2021. We nearly lost her again…
Anarchist Black Cross Musical Solidarity
One way that you can support anarchists in Ukraine is by purchasing Mother Anarchy: A benefit album to raise money for anarchist and anti-authoritarians defending their communities against invasion in Ukraine, specifically the Committee of Defense affiliated to the Black Headquarters. All proceeds of this compilation will go to the Dresden Anarchist Black Cross, which…
Molotov Pill Bottle: Radical Answers to Failed Capitalist Healthcare
A recent legislative attempt at Medicare and Healthcare expansion has fallen to the monopolistic death-grip of corporate lobbyists. What does the history of radical alternatives to healthcare have to teach us? Before looking at examples of solutions, it is worth taking a moment to understand some of the potential changes lost by the complete abandonment…
Avanzar hacia la libertad
Darian Worden. Título original: Go Forward to Freedom, de 24 de mayo de 2021. Traducido al español por Camila Figueroa. A medida que más personas en Estados Unidos se vacunan contra el Covid-19 y las tasas de infección siguen bajando, muchos piensan en lo que viene después. ¿Se ha vuelto a la “normalidad”? ¿Existe ahora…
Destrucción creativa: Repensar el fracaso después del Estado
De Joseph Parampathu. Título original: Creative Destruction: Rethinking Failure after the State, publicado el 15 de julio 2021. Traducido al español por Camila Figueroa. Cuando pensamos en el término “abolición”, pensamos en eliminar nuestras viejas nociones o en liberarnos de las restricciones de la tradición. Podemos evocar la idea de hacer borrón y cuenta nueva…
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
[Hear an in-depth discussion on this article and its topics in this episode of The Enragés] 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…
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…
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