Tag: police
Why Far-Right Cultism Is a Dangerous Game
Last week, Trump supporters — in part at the president’s urging — stormed the US capitol building, forcing Mike Pence and congress to evacuate. Others placed multiple IEDs (specifically pipe bombs) in the building. The storming and violent standoff ended in police using tear gas and flash bangs to disperse the crowd, and apparently shooting…
Board Game Review: Bloc by Bloc
For better or worse, board games tend to be a popular form of entertainment in radical spaces, and yet there are precious few games that explicitly deal with anarchist ideas. For those exhausted by games glorifying nationalistic conquest, monopoly capitalism, and settler colonialism, Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game may offer a breath of refreshing…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Aria DiMezzo – Satanic Trans Anarchist for Sheriff
Joining us today is Aria DiMezzo. Aria is a candidate running for sheriff in Cheshire County in New Hampshire as a Republican. Even though, at first glance, it may seem odd we have a Republican candidate for sheriff on our anarchist show, you’ll soon be able to shed light unto this mystery. Aria is neither…
Mass Anarchism: A Political Strategy of Alt-Right Circumvention
Popular movements, focusing on anti-police community self-defense, may be the best way to effectively circumvent the influence that alt-right fake news sites are continuing to have on society now and in the long-run. In contrast to single-issue protest campaigns, a broad movement towards community self-defense would avoid key pitfalls in the struggle for the support…
Bad People: Irredeemable Individuals & Structural Incentives
Contrary to the assertions of some leftists there are in fact thoroughly monstrous people who are not just victims of their social conditions. Humans vary. We each follow somewhat random paths in the development of our values and instincts, buffeted by a million tiny butterfly wings of context that can never be managed or predicted….
Defesa numa sociedade sem Estado
Uma semana antes de escrever este artigo, escrevi outro onde defendia que devíamos privatizar a polícia. Quando as pessoas ouviram isso, pensaram na ideia do anarcocapitalismo com o mesmo nome. A diferente entre essa e a minha é monumental. A ideia AnCap é que as comunidades ou, mais provavelmente, as empresas contratem uma força policial…
A Solution? To Be Read by Police, Politicians, Mean Parents, Etc.
Like every other intelligent person, I find violence repulsive. Violence is effectively the definition of “how to do something if you’ve not an ounce of cleverness.” In nature, the symbiotic relationship constitutes the ideal: it generates a sustainable and ecologically sound means of enjoying the little bit of time any one of us has here…
Nessun Cittadino
Abbattere le frontiere, andare oltre lo stato nazione Di Leif J. Originale pubblicato il 12 agosto 2019 con il titolo No Citizens: Abolishing Borders Beyond the Nation-State. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. La semplice esistenza delle frontiere rappresenta una delle fondamentali ingiustizie del mondo. Molti lo riconoscono implicitamente, inutile ripetere quello che è stato spiegato da…
No Citizens: Abolishing Borders Beyond the Nation-State
The very existence of borders is one of the founding injustices of this world. Most of us recognize this implicitly, and I won’t spend too much time here trying to argue what’s been clearly argued by generations of anarchists: Borders and citizenship are constitutive elements of the nation-state, and as such must be overturned and…
“Nice Cops”
I am of the ACAB (All Cops Are Bastards) and FTP (Fuck The Police) ideological lineages: even though, as a blameless bastard child, I resent the comparison. However, many who engage in this critique of state-backed mercenaries fall into rhetorical traps at the simplest rebuttal.
Combating Hate: A Radical Leftist Guide to Gun Control (Part 5)
The subject of police — by far one of the biggest issues related to gun violence — is not tackled by modern gun control legislation. We can attempt to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals all we want. But until the state stops providing some of these criminals with special uniforms and weaponry to use against us with little to no consequence, and then puts them in charge of enforcing the state’s (or even their own) will, we will be no closer to solving the problem.
Portland Must Be Done with The Oregonian
Last Friday, The Oregonian published a staff editorial that responded to the police brutality unleashed on May Day protesters by labeling all anarchists as “punk fascists.” This editorial — published by the conservative newspaper that used to be a daily powerhouse in the Northwest — has been roundly denounced in many circles for its political ignorance.
Combating Hate: A Radical Leftist Guide to Gun Control (Part 1)
This is the first part in a series. Be sure to check out parts 2, 3, 4 and 5. Gun control is a big issue to many leftists. The Democratic Party has campaigned for years on a platform of gun control. Such measures, they claim, are the only ways to reduce gun violence and save lives. They claim they…
Polizia Discriminata?
[Di Logan Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 23 settembre 2016 con il titolo Police Discrimination? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] In quello che si spera sia una tendenza, cinque agenti di polizia si sono visti negare il servizio presso un ristorante Taco Bell di Louisville, Kentucky. Il proprietario ha chiesto scusa…
L’Ingenuità della Destra Autoritaria Riguardo la Natura Umana
[Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society l’otto ottobre 2016 con il titolo The Authoritarian Right is Naive About Human Nature. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Avete mai notato l’ironia insita nel fatto che quegli stessi che dichiarano la propria sfiducia verso uno stato forte (“Amo il mio paese ma temo il…
Don’t Call the Pigs: An Informal Guide to Creating an Anarchist Justice System
Anti-police sentiment is on the rise in America and around the world. In the wake of the death’s of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and countless others (Rest In Power), even the DoJ admits that at least some police departments are highly racist in practice and the Black Lives Matter movement has sprung up in response….
Abolite la Polizia
[Di Kaile Hultner. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 24 settembre 2016 con il titolo Dismantle the Police. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] La settimana scorsa, l’agente Betty Shelby della polizia di Tulsa, Oklahoma, ha sparato alle spalle, uccidendolo, Terence Crutcher, autista quarantenne, a terra dopo essere stato colpito con il taser da…
The Authoritarian Right is Naive About Human Nature
Have you ever considered the level of irony involved in the fact that so many of the same people who claim to distrust big government (“I love my country but fear my government”) also adamantly support the police against Black Lives Matter? These people, by and large, actually worship the culture of police lawlessness as…
Homonationalism in the Wake of the Pulse Shooting
In the wake of a tragedy, there is almost always an onslaught of public opinion articles, media coverage, and public commentary. In many cases, the media and the public respond to tragedy in a way that either supports state institutions or minimizes their negative functions and actions. This support for the state, its projects, and…
Dismantle the Police
Last week, Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer Betty Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old stranded motorist Terence Crutcher in the back after another officer tased him to the ground. The database killedbypolice.net lists Crutcher as the 825th individual to have been shot and killed by a cop in 2016. At this point, it’s clear that nothing short of a complete…
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