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Anarchy General, you know the drill
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/ourgirl/ of the thread is PhinFisher, also known as Subcowmandante Marcos. Why is she so based, anons? Why can't we all be close to as based?
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How is anarchism supposed to organize a revolution, on a practical level? T. Disillusioned ML
Anybody can point me to relevant theory? (Preferably pamphlet length)
Sewage system or gtfo
YWNBAS (you will never be a socialist)
old thread pruned? rip
also i love how this place constantly gets raided by socdemshttp://textfiles.com/anarchy/
Should I get a tattoo of stirner
>NOOOO WE NEED TO LUMP PEOPLE IN ARTIFICIALLY CREATED CITIES AND HOUSING UNITS AND DEVELOP SEWAGE SYSTEMS BECAUSE…. WE JUST DO OKAY?!
people move into cities because it's more efficient for any kind of production other than farming. sewage is necessary because non-anarchists don't want to live in shit.
>>962942>people move into cities because it's more efficient for any kind of production other than farming
who are you quoting
or lampooning for that matter
you mean strawmanning with funny arrows?
inference is understanding that anarchists want to either:>destroy the entire planet's ecosystem va suburban sprawl>kill off 99% of the world's population so the remaining 1% can larp as forest elves>literally sit in feces
Will leftoids ever stop focusing on consumption rather than production?
no that's strawmanning
no wonder you're so obsessed with accusing others of it, it's just how your brain thinks and you assume it's how others' brains work too
what an embarrassing thread
>>962958>>destroy the entire planet's ecosystem va suburban sprawl
only production does this>>kill off 99% of the world's population so the remaining 1% can larp as forest elves
where did you get this idea?>>literally sit in feces
nobody sits in feces, you shit where you desire and move on with your life
>>962965>only production does this
and what do you think suburban sprawl causes
least reactionary anarchist
Why do you think I'm a tankie you fucking mongoloid
can you fuck off? no one cares about your internal monologue
true, you could just be a socdem or liberal or cuckservative
except we're not obsessed with creating mass produced housing units and sewage systems, now could you please leave?
stop acting like all anarchists must be retarded anprims
>>962961<understanding the material consequences of an idiotic idealist's ideals is strawmanning>>962965>only production does this<what are single-resident houses>where did you get this idea?
anprim bullshit is the natural conclusion of strict and dogmatic anti-consumption.>>962967
Worse than that, suburban sprawl continually causes ecological damage by permanently disrupting wildlife and vegetation.>>962976
Glad to know at least some anarchists are sane.>>962981
Where, exactly, do you expect people to live if not in houses, and not in medium- and high-rise residencies?
yeah, showed you the stupidity of your post and how you posted an argument that holds no weight in the first place, by inventing an equally stupid argument
>>962980>pretending like you weren't barging in here just to argue
sad stuff man. i hope you learn to stop provoking shit you can't handle
oh fuck, it's the lolcow raiders lmao
production =/= markets
consumption =/= sin
>>962984>Worse than that, suburban sprawl continually causes ecological damage by permanently disrupting wildlife and vegetation.
sounds like an american problem to me>Where, exactly, do you expect people to live if not in houses, and not in medium- and high-rise residencies?
plenty of people over the world live in repurposed and naturally created housing structures other than>american suburbs mass created for profits (forcing you to use cars and roads)<commieblocks lumping people together near factory units because we must PRODOOOCE
very first world takes indeed, my friend
I'm not exactly sure what you are looking for, a AnCom will likely be able to help you, bu have you searched through [email protected]
for what you are looking for? Using the tags feature to find new texts is also useful.
I have attached something that may interest you maybe.
>>962991>production =/= markets
ah yes, please show me how you want to ration down the needs of 106198263598309 people<inb4 cites Paul Cuckshitt>consumption =/= sin
yes it is
>>963007>>consumption =/= sin>yes it is
good to know i can safely ignore all your posts from now on
because calling things a sin is?
if you want to consume without any end just move to america and have fun, what's stopping you?
>>963007>ah yes, please show me how you want to ration down the needs of 106198263598309 people><inb4 cites Paul Cuckshitt
i don't have to cite paul cockshott. the point doesn't have anything to do with the feasibility of planning. production exists independently of markets. in fact, production is a precondition for markets.>yes it is
no it isn't. you don't even think that. see:>>963042>if you want to consume without any end
even you see that it is necessary to backtrack from the ludicrous notion that all consumption is inherently wrong by adding the modifier "without end". if you think consumption is sin, then you ought to starve yourself to death to retain your heavenly soul.
>>963007>ah yes, please show me how you want to ration down the needs of 106198263598309 people
That's the fun part. Since we're not reactionaries, we don't. If more is needed, then we can simply make more; there is enough for everyone to prosper.>>963042
If you really want to return to monke, what's stopping you?
Technology enables people to not be miserable. For example, nature has gifted us with a third dimension, allowing the creation of high-rise residences that can hold hundreds of residents, each with spacious living area, with an ecological footprint comparable to 5 or 6 houses.
There is no need for pointless misery, you're just being reactionary.
>>963064>That's the fun part. Since we're not reactionaries, we don't. If more is needed, then we can simply make more; there is enough for everyone to prosper.
then why wasn't the USSR able to do this? Why did they lose out to market production in the first place? consumer appliances, vehicle ownership, household goods, and so on. how do you account for the whims of every individual?>For example, nature has gifted us with a third dimension, allowing the creation of high-rise residences that can hold hundreds of residents, each with spacious living area, with an ecological footprint comparable to 5 or 6 houses.
and how would you stop someone who WANTS to have his own mcmansion with lawns and pools that he does not want to share with anyone. isn't this what is happening in the west in the first place?
>>963075>then why wasn't the USSR able to do this?
they were, and did.>Why did they lose out to market production in the first place?
soviet planning lost out to markets because the state was fighting a war against what amounts to the wealth of the entire world from birth.>and how would you stop someone who WANTS to have his own mcmansion with lawns and pools that he does not want to share with anyone.
tell them "no", and if they try to do it anyway, arrest and/or shoot them. same way you deal with any anti-social crime.
i just wanted an anarchist general not an idealist/humanist reactionary general :|
>>963091>soviet planning lost out to markets because the state was fighting a war against what amounts to the wealth of the entire world from birth.
war isn't an excuse. even post war japan and korea had golden booms in manufacturing across different sectors.>tell them "no", and if they try to do it anyway, arrest and/or shoot them. same way you deal with any anti-social crime.
so your solution to someone wanting to live away from common housing is to>lol just kill them
retvrning to nature would also kill people, quite a lot actually
well yeah it's hard when most habitable land is taken over by governments, and their "people" who want you to leave whenever they like… because, hey the people demand it, and if you don't leave we have to engage in peacekeeping activities :^)
>>963109>war isn't an excuse. even post war japan and korea had golden booms in manufacturing across different sectors.
japan and south korea were each conquered and brought into the fold of the anglo-american empire, which set the stage for each of their respective post-war booms. the war against the soviet state never stopped, whether economic, clandestine, or conventional, until yeltsin shelled parliment in '93.>so your solution to someone wanting to live away from common housing is to>lol just kill them>got it..
if "wanting to live away from common housing" means wanting to enclose land to have a bigger house when the state already provides perfectly suitable housing at no charge, then yeah, such people should probably be killed. at the very least, they need gulag.
>>963109>war isn't an excuse
I don't know, dude, war sounds like one hell of an excuse to me. It's like "the dog ate my homework, and then ninjas riding meteors flew out of the sky and drop-kicked the dog so that it exploded."
even china can't survive without markets, tankies love to dickride china but forget that it was a poorer compared to india before it adapted to market reforms and mass manufacturing for consumption in different markets and sectors. in all practicality, the USSR collapsed, china needs markets to work, people in cuba and DPRK live in lowly educated environments without any prospects of integrating into the modern world. so please tell me, what exactly can you do better?>if "wanting to live away from common housing" means wanting to enclose land to have a bigger house when the state already provides perfectly suitable housing at no charge, then yeah, such people should probably be killed. at the very least, they need gulag.
and then they will just move on to countries which have markets, what a thoughtful approach
le evil government is NOT why retvrning to nature will kill people. Read a book my uygha.
>Seethe more trany
Fucking kill yourself poltard
>>963133>even china can't survive without markets
good to see we've already gotten to the part of the episode where the anarchist reveals he is actually a free market liberal. china uses markets because they are heavily dependent on international trade. if the global system were planned rather than a market system, china would be able to implement planning without having to worry about being ostracized from the world economy.>and then they will just move on to countries which have markets, what a thoughtful approach
maybe some few greedy bourgeois would. the vast majority would be grateful to longer have to pay rent for the same or better levels of accommodation they have been content with for their whole lives.
>>963133>and then they will just move on to countries which have markets
and literally nothing of value will be lost. What, do you think they pick up their houses and farms and factories and carry them away on their backs? Or will they instead take their useless slips of paper with them?>>963139
Right back at you. The entire planet literally cannot sustain a hunter-gatherer society even 1% of the size of the current population.
>>963148>good to see we've already gotten to the part of the episode where the anarchist reveals he is actually a free market liberal. china uses markets because they are heavily dependent on international trade. if the global system were planned rather than a market system, china would be able to implement planning without having to worry about being ostracized from the world economy.
actually I don't really advocate for markets. but do you really believe that china would have gained the traction in heavy industries it currently has if they tried to meet supply quotas rather than mass manufacturing it for cheap and to sell it in foreign markets?>maybe some few greedy bourgeois would. the vast majority would be grateful to longer have to pay rent for the same or better levels of accommodation they have been content with for their whole lives.
brings me to another interesting point, china has a pretty high home ownership rate. yet people want to move over to bigger cities like shanghai or beijing and live in certain areas in certain cities. do you kill these people for wanting to have a preference for living in a certain place? in the US you could pay millions to live in NYC or LA, what about someone from the USSR who wants to live in Stalingrad?
Ty based theory anons
>>963161>and literally nothing of value will be lost. What, do you think they pick up their houses and farms and factories and carry them away on their backs? Or will they instead take their useless slips of paper with them?
no, but then slowly and surely everyone will leave your socialist state over time, you will lose out on human resources alone>Right back at you. The entire planet literally cannot sustain a hunter-gatherer society even 1% of the size of the current population.
the current population also lives in degenerates anyway. how many of them grow their own food or live self sustainably? some soy from LA who has writes meme code, or some investment mogul/owner from NY has more power as a person in this world than some poor farmer in the who drives the entire circle in the first place.
so yes, kill them all I say
to add: the entire life goal of these poor, lower class people under a market economy is to rise higher in the social hierarchy, get a better paying job so someone else does the dirty work for them. investors getting nasty rich who never have to work a day and can do whatever they want. this is the end game for all people. life goals for every poor person>move to a NATO country - scummy market racketeers>work dirt poor jobs>make just enough so kids get rich enough to get educated>work some high paying job>get lucky with some meme investments>now you get rich off poor workers and keep the racket going
but yes, we must preserve this population! right to life and prosperity
those anprims are soooo cringy and unrealistic…!
>>963163>do you really believe that china would have gained the traction in heavy industries it currently has if they tried to meet supply quotas rather than mass manufacturing it for cheap and to sell it in foreign markets?
no, i explicitly told you that the chinese economy is dependent on foreign trade. this dependence is premised on the hegemony of global markets, not on the economic supremacy of markets over planning.>do you kill these people for wanting to have a preference for living in a certain place?
no, i wouldn't kill people for merely having aspirations. you could do a simple waiting list. in areas where demand for housing outstrips demand, you could award lots by lot and plan to increase housing construction. you could also tie housing to employment. if a computer programmer in handan wants to move to beijing, he could put in for a computer programming position in beijing and wait until a position is open for him. if he was really impatient, he could put in for any job in beijing. this is utopian navel-gazing, but the point is there are, in principle, ways of resolving this issue without markets.
>>963195>no, i explicitly told you that the chinese economy is dependent on foreign trade. this dependence is premised on the hegemony of global markets, not on the economic supremacy of markets over planning.
I don't get it. Nobody's stopping china from implementing a planned economy and then allocating people to industries as required and achieve the same rates of growth. Agriculture has been privatized over time. Yet instead of meeting the 'needs' of all their people they use markets to get rich, by mass manufacturing things their people don't need and profiteering off other parts of the world, and their people have the same dreams every WASP in post war US had. If markets have no economic supremacy over planning, then this shouldn't have happened in the first place.
>>963212>I don't get it.
i know>If markets have no economic supremacy over planning, then this shouldn't have happened in the first place.
false. markets are economically less efficient than planning, but they are forcibly maintained by the capitalists that control the world's economic and military power. e.g. opec oil must be paid for at market price in us dollars. us dollars must be acquired through market exchange. the degree to which your country needs to purchase opec oil (as well as any other commodities you need to import) is the degree to which your country must be involved in market trade for us dollars. through the monopolization of the world's resources and the principle of comparative advantage, the global capitalist system forces itself onto socialist countries like china and cuba.
>>963173>no, but then slowly and surely everyone will leave your socialist state over time>everyone
That's where you're wrong, kiddo. The primary reason most people don't want to live in apartments is because they have to pay rent, and the primary reason most people don't want to live in high-rise condos is because it's super expensive to buy one and they still
have to pay rent.>muh degeneracy, kill them all, blah blah blah<fuck it, mask off>>963183>implying a poor person, starving to death in the third world, would never aspire to become wealthy by any means necessary
Idealistic, moralizing nonsense. You really need to read, my uygha.
And holy fuck, imagine being so psychotic that you make tankies look like pacifists. At least the tankie who wanted to kill people for wanting to live in McMansions didn't want to kill people who were willing to leave their McMansions and live in more modest accommodations.
>>963235> At least the tankie who wanted to kill people for wanting to live in McMansions didn't want to kill people who were willing to leave their McMansions and live in more modest accommodations.
hey, i said "arrest and/or
also I would like to point out that 85% of the world's population is in the third-world. The vast majority of people your ideal society would kill, would be the global poor.>>963246
An article published in 2019 titled "A Zapatista Response to 'The EZLN Is NOT Anarchist'"https://iaf-fai.org/2019/05/05/a-zapatista-response-to-the-ezln-is-not-anarchist/
>"Now we fight against the different faces of the same head seeking to keep us enslaved as subhuman servants to Capital. This is not a struggle that was picked up from a book or gleaned from a movie, but a struggle we all inherited the moment we were given the light of life. This is a struggle that is in front of all our lives, even running through our blood. It is a struggle many of our fathers and grandfathers died for and one we ourselves are willing to die for. A struggle necessary for our people and our country."
>"We may be “fundamentally reformist” and may be working for “nothing concrete that could not be provided for by capitalism” but rest assured that food, land, democracy, justice and peace are terribly precious when you don’t have them. Precious enough to struggle for at any cost, even at the risk of offending some comfortable people in a far off land who think their belief system is more important than basic human needs."
>"Even more disgusting to us was the line “The question of revolutionary solidarity in these struggles is, therefore, the question of how to intervene in a way that is fitting with one’s aims, in a way that moves one’s revolutionary anarchist project forward.” It would be difficult for us to design a more concise list of colonial words and attitudes than those used in this sentence. “Intervene?” “Moves one’s ‘project’ forward?” Mexicans have a very well developed understanding of what “intervention” entails. Try looking up Conquista and Villahermosa and Tejas and Maximilian in a history book for even a small glimpse of what we see when North Americans start talking about “intervention.” But once again, the anarchists in North America know better than us about how to wage a struggle we have been engaged in since 300 years before their country was founded and can therefore, even think about using us as a means to “advance their project.”"
>"The author talks much about revolutionary solidarity without ever defining the term. What does revolutionary solidarity mean to him? From the attitude of his article it is apparent that revolutionary solidarity is more or less the same thing to him as “profit margins” and “cost/benefit analyses” are to corporate imperialists, ways to use someone else for one’s own gain. So long as North American anarchists hold and espouse colonialist belief systems they will forever find themselves without allies in the third world."
EZLN are cringe, i doubt they represent “third world” anarchists
implying anarchism has ever achieved anything close to soviet power. Try again anarkiddies
You're right that anarchism is a dead tendency with no future but so is ML, and this cringe LARP shit post is just further proof of it
all MLs can ever gloat about is how much capitalism they have introduced to regions
I accept your concession of defeat
>>963507>implying im an ML
You're right about the failures of 20th century ML, but it was vastly more successful than anarchism, more can be learned from the soviets.
better just watch netflix
>>963511>more can be learned from the soviets
yeah from their failures
>>962931>ARTIFICIALLY CREATED CITIES AND HOUSING UNITS
(relevant picture) Suburban car culture is due to petite bourgeois white supremacy, but the development of cities surrounding logistics networks is a natural system.>>962947>non-communists don't want to live without cutting edge consumption
"Using a shitter with running water is techno-futurist consumption" - Deleuze, probably>>962965>nobody sits in feces, you shit where you desire and move on with your life
What you think anarchists are: (comrades with native people who practice ecological stewardship of mother Gaea)
What they really are: (neoliberal subjects with no waste management praxis except letting other people deal with it, motivated by individualist sense of freedom and apathy towards nature)>>963173> how many of them grow their own food or live self sustainably?
Of course 'narcs valorize the petite bourgeois heroism of "self reliance" lol…all those cops who quit their jobs to buy a farm and make youtube videos are literally doing anarchist praxis, that's what Breadtube is really about. Celebrating the middle class for their bourgie virtues and moralism
uyghas dont wanna read deleuze because they dont want to realize theyve got more in common with him than theyd like to admit
>>963477>EZLN are cringe,
Nobody cares about your terminaly online nonsense words.>i doubt they represent “third world” anarchists
Where do they claim to?
Stop being a brainlet and read, anon.
I'm starting to think anarchism is based, for the following reasons:
>Immediate goals to be attained
See this very short Graeber text: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/david-graeber-to-save-the-world-we-re-going-to-have-to-stop-working
Marxists tend to lose themselves into macro-debates about praxis, the traditions of dead generations of Marxists and if they did it right or not, what is value, did wage labor existed in the USSR, etc. Very interesting debates but a bit removed from immediate reality.
David Graeber (RIP) presents instead a simple program: reduce labor hours, stop constructing useless buildings or occupy them and make free use of private property
, and fuck planned obsolescence.
You can have extensive debates about how is it the best way to do this, but at least, the goals are set. 99% of serious/old-school anarchists agree with this. Online Marxists are more split on the #1 and #2 issues, and go on and on about whenever China is socialist or not, …
It's 2022, not 1956. Nobody cares if Khrushchev was right to send the tanks in Hungary, except history nerds.
>More focus on local issues
Genuine anarchists know where empty buildings are located, where the main local sources of pollution are located, who manufactures the tear gas that cops use on them, when the next protest is happening, and so on
>More interesting social life
Anarchists are generally less rigid individuals, tend to have more hobbies outside of politics, tend to touch grass, have different influences when it comes to thinking society.
The flipside of this last point is that some anarchists can be pretty retarded and edgy sometimes, but MLs can be pretty edgy and retarded too anyway.
Groupthink does also exist in anarchist circles in my limited experience, but so it does in almost any kind of political circle.
>Marx's sons-in-laws were anarkiddies
In a letter to Engels, November 11, 1882, Marx was seething about the husbands of Jenny and Laura:<Longuet, last Proudhonian and Lafargue, last Bakuninist. To hell with them!
I don't know about Longuet, but Paul Lafargue's The Right to be Lazy is absolutely based.
>>964222>More interesting social life
Meanwhile, in actually existing ML circles:>After the revolution, we will …
and no big grand ML revolution has been happening for at least 30 years in any relevant country. Might as well be a lifestylist at this point.
>>964280>he thinks I'm ML
no grand anarchist revolution has been happening for the last 200 years either
Every society which has abolished private property will be forced, we maintain, to organize itself on the lines of Communistic Anarchy. Anarchy leads to Communism, and Communism to Anarchy
Sometimes I truly can't believe people like this still exist.
>oh no my anarchy symbol
yuppies? yeah me neither
use a tiktok watermark remover before posting that trash
No, embarrassingly clowns who think they're leading a revolution by looking silly and spraying symbols.
The only mistake is that they aren't spraying on a government building instead.
Your look stopped being cool 30 years ago and nobody takes you seriously.
this uygha cares about trends and majority opinions
Kek, I know the guy spraying the paint. Italian, lives in London?
An intersting choice of terms. Why not use the more accurate term, "liberal?"
Is Google Murray Bookchin still a respected theoretician?
>>969587>Is Google Murray Bookchin still a respected theoretician?
Some autistic marxist trying to court anarchists for whatever reason by… attacking most of them.. He was a retard, anon. Black was right to clown on him and the attempt as presenting him as a serious figure we should make a household name was always laughable.
>>976874>can someone tell me how the zapatistas function to sustain themselves? also damn do they be drippin, look cool as fuck too
Sure, I do not know a ton but I can try and help, what have you read already, have you read all the related wikipedia pages and Marcos writing?>tfw we have a cooperating, functioning community and tankies don't
We? You should not try to claim others achievements as their own, anon. In doing so you are being just as bad as the Tankies you are so critical of.
How does this reflect on Abdulla Ocalan?
>>967446>liberals vs liberals
Yeah let's go with this.
typeset for humans
Keep writing anon. and include citations.
Good work anon, You are clearly well read.
I don't understand the point of the sci-fi interlude. Is it a quotation? I know that it tries to show 'indeterminacy' of history, but it is confusing. I feel like the concluding section is the weakest of the paper. You must more clearly reference the previous ideas in drawing up your conclusions.
Stylistic Pointers: Work on succinctness in sentence length and content. Example:>Dialectic of Enlightenment opens by saying the “wholly-enlightened world is radiant with triumphant calamity,” and it is hard to think of a more fitting description of our current world. < Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment opens by saying that the “wholly-enlightened world is radiant with triumphant calamity,". It is hard to think of a more fitting description of our current world. >The forests are literally on fire. The stock market continues to skyrocket yet we are at constant war;<The forests are literally on fire burn. The stock market continues to skyrocket skyrockets yet we are at constant war;
but #1 thing is to include citations
Please do not be discouraged by this criticism and continue writing based theory anon.
Torrent of Wonder Showzen with a collection of AnCom excerpts in a textfile
I just want to visit the Zappatistas and Rojava before they get crushed ;_;
what did he even do in the first place? can you link something on that? there doesn't seem to be a lot of material in english, maybe you could translate
>>1015294>what did he even do in the first place? can
Michailidis has been a long term feature of the post-2008 'New Urban guerrilla' insurrectionary push in Greece, havin first been locked up for a double bank robbery, in which he was arrested with Nikos Romanos, Dimitris Politis and Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos in 2013, after escaped in 2019 and re-captured a year or two later (which the above pics come from of the guns and masc and etc in the car). This is his second Hunger Strike, the first being as part of the DAK [Network of Imprisoned Fighters] hunger strike in 2014/15 in solidarity with Nikos Romanos hunger+thirst strike for education, which you probably remember was won.
He was also well known for being the 'Syntagma Archer', picrel.
I hope that helps anon. If it is something you are going to search about it is worth noting that both names Giannis and Yannis Michailidis in the media, with his surname rarely as Mihailidis.
Personally I respect him, but the man had some glaring oversights. The man initially was an anarchist before abandoning the tendency and developing communalism.
Personally, I'd recommend reading this:
Interesting. Thanks, anon.
And here is the announcement of the hunger strike, we are quite a ways in now:
After 8.5 years in prison, after all these arbitrary actions against me, I decided to put an end to my 11 years of suffering, by putting a stop to the practice of pre-trial detention, or the additional punishment of escape through legal loopholes. After 5 more months of pre-trial detention, I start a hunger strike for my release. This choice, with the deep motivation of the much desired freedom, I intend to support it with the same consistency that I have supported my choices so far and for which I am being persecuted.
“Woe to those who will accept prison as a condition of life, and from the brightest sunlight, the smallest ray” – The rallying cry of the Alikarnassos prison uprising
For 11 years I have experienced state vengeance against choices in line with my values and ideas. The difficult journey, from which I choose to share some blatant vengeful acts of arbitrariness against me, began in the distant 2011, when an arrest warrant was issued against me for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire case, for which I was eventually acquitted as there was not the slightest connection between me and the charge against me. It was the incrimination of a relationship of solidarity with wanted anarchists that put me in their place when they were arrested.
After 2 years of being on the run, I too am now walking through the heavy doors of prison, as the existence of a warrant that entails a decade of incarceration has led to certain choices and consequent mistakes. The comrades who were arrested at the time in the bank robbery in Velvento, Kozani, were tortured by the police, which is common, and then the Ministry of Public Order published photos of our swollen faces, provoking a public reaction. Of course, no police officer was accused of this by the blind Greek justice system.
After 1.5 years, as the 18 months were coming to an end, I found myself burdened with another pre-trial detention concerning the activities of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, with a case file containing my name as a participant in acts with which I was not connected, not even a single piece of evidence or testimony. Naturally, since the dirty work had been done and I had already been convicted in the bank robbery case, I was eventually acquitted. This particular strategy of multiple detentions without evidence and the fragmentation of single cases was the tool with which the state ensured that anarchist prisoners remained in prison without trial even after the maximum 18-month detention limit had expired, at the same time that the fascist murderers enjoyed their freedom after the 18-month detention period had expired.
I was also convicted by blind justice of attempted manslaughter against a police officer, despite being unarmed at the time of the incident, because, according to the indictment, I attempted to murder him using the police car I had grabbed to escape arrest.
In a culmination of judicial arbitrariness, I am sentenced to an additional 11 years in prison for possession of ammunition, which was found in the house of comrade Dimitris Politis, which he declared to be his, on the inconceivable grounds that we all possessed them together in order to commit ‘individual terrorism’, each one separately and on his own. For the record, to this day, this case and the heavy sentences it brought about remains the only application of the law on individual terrorism in Greek judicial chronicles. The fact that this unprecedented ridiculousness was also upheld by the Supreme Court demonstrates the degree to which the “independent” judiciary is intertwined with party and government directives and how common it has become to try cases with legal loopholes.
Let us say a few words about the “sacred” educational process in the context of penitentiary education. After the hunger strike of comrade Nikos Romanos, in which I had the honour to participate in solidarity, the right to educational leave was won for all prisoners, regardless of their status. So after delays and procrastination after 5 years of imprisonment I managed to attend classes at the Agricultural University of Athens for 1.5 years. At 6.5 years, and since I am already in an agricultural prison and have already received many educational permits from there, the prosecutor of Tirynthas decides that my school is far away and therefore cuts off my permits. I am being deceived that they will give me leave for the exam which is not happening either. I am then informed that they will also cut off my regular leave, again with a legal loophole, which meant that I would return to the closed prison losing my precious wages, and I am driven to escape again. After being recaptured and applying for transfer to Korydallos for educational reasons as provided for by their laws, because the KEM (Central Transfer Committee) cannot reject my applications they choose not to respond. Even though they are “required” by law to respond in 40 days… I am still waiting… And even though I have gone through all the theory courses of my school under adverse conditions (For the labs I am required to be physically present which apparently I am not allowed to do if I don’t go).
On December 29, 2021, having served 3/5 of my 20-year sentence and 2/5 of the sentence for the escape, a total of 8 years and 3 months of actual time served, the prison registry calls me to sign the application for conditional release as stipulated.
Arriving at the last episode, I, in turn, was also confronted with the prison mechanism’s standard policy of taking revenge on unsubmissive prisoners by refusing to grant parole, despite the essential condition of successfully completing my school course (preventing me from completing it) and the fact that I have already found a job. Again, with a legal loophole. This time with the argument of potential dangerousness… as a precautionary measure. Since not enough time has passed for me to be ” rehabilitated” and corrected… Obvious nonsense that they don’t even believe themselves, they just reproduce it processively by mutilating the lives of so many prisoners. Of course people who are truly dangerous recidivists, such as rapists, are not used in this argument because as the vile subjects they are they cooperate flawlessly with the correctional system and benefit from early release and parole. Dangerous people are usually described as those who made the dignified choice to escape, which the law is not supposed to punish severely because the legislature recognizes that it is normal for every human being to assert his or her freedom. That is why the officials of the system are not satisfied with the application of the law and extend its interpretation.
The legal loophole is the rule of the system’s operation. The judges who implement it were probably somehow appointed as party stooges, building careers on the backs of the poor prisoners they send to the gallows with great ease, handing out years like chickpeas, while huge sums of money flow through big lawyers to get the ones who have it released or not even imprisoned. So do their own children, for whom legal loopholes are opened to get out…
Like the cop killer of comrade Alexandros Grigoropoulos, Korkoneas, whom the judicial mafia rushed to release early, causing widespread opposition, which led to his re-incarceration.
Like the cops who murdered Nikos Sampanis in cold blood in Perama.
Like the prison officers who tortured to death Ilir Kareli who were acquitted.
Like Mrs Vlahaki, involved in the Energa scandal of millions, who escaped by cutting off her bracelet, and spent very little time in prison, securing immediate parole.
Like Fourthiotis who by sucking up to the Ministry of Justice managed to get out of jail at 6 months, but then the legal window opened for him to be re-imprisoned as he brought the government’s dirty laundry out into the open.
Like Vaggelis Marinakis who was cleared of charges for 3 tons of heroin on the grounds that a prominent businessman like him could not be associated with such a thing. The latter example, although I am not in a position to know about his guilt or not, and I am not interested in it, is of particular importance precisely because it demonstrates in the clearest possible way the class nature of the judicial system. Of course, if a user is arrested for possession of a small amount of drugs and is in a group of three people, he is convicted under the legal loophole of criminal organization (which is how Greece has more criminal organizations than Italy or Mexico).
The examples require a whole book to be written, I don’t know how many volumes, so I’m getting to the essence of this letter. After 8.5 years in prison, after all these arbitrary actions against me, I decided to end my 11 years of suffering by putting up a barricade to the practice of pre-trial detention, or the additional punishment of escape with legal loopholes. After 5 more months of pre-trial detention, I start a hunger strike for my release. This choice, with the deep motivation of the much desired freedom, I intend to support it with the same consistency that I have supported my choices so far and for which I am being vengefully punished.
It is my deep desire that this hunger strike will become another trigger for the revival of the overall struggle against capital and the states. The capitalist system that concentrates half the wealth of the earth in an elite of 1% while rapidly impoverishing the rest, enslaving living souls, not only of our species, to the torturous condition of industrial production. Its corporations, competing in the plunder of natural resources, depleting the natural world while driving the planet to the brink of climate change while causing the ongoing greatest extinction of species in millions of years. The state structuring of society, marketed as necessary by its left and right-wing administrators, with its centralized social structure, to impose generalized enslavement and ensure the profitability of capital. The states, west and east, whose monopoly of legitimate violence wipes out entire populations, either with ultra-modern weapons of mass destruction, or by instrumentalising starvation by destroying infrastructure, as in a series of recent conflicts in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine. The international alliances that have turned the earth into a powder keg of nuclear warheads threatening to literally blow it up, proving that states are the real terrorists.
With the generalized attack that the states and capital have launched on all living life, including our species, it is as necessary and timely as ever to organize and put forward our resistance, rejecting any form of hierarchical organization that makes the struggle vulnerable to manipulation resulting in either the reproduction of the system or its assimilation into the system. The sharpening and unification of the individual aspects of struggle against the state machines through decentralized networks of eco-communities and communities of struggle is the key tool of radicalization in the direction of weakening people’s dependence on the capitalist industrial system that is destroying the land and threatening their very survival.
That is why, at such a critical time, I understand the battle I am waging for my freedom also as a desperate attempt to participate in the larger struggle from which my long imprisonment has cut me off. This is why I do not consider that I should claim exclusivity of movement references, but rather propose to reconnect the struggle for the liberation of imprisoned anarchists with the ideas that led them to conflict with the system and caused their imprisonment. For I am not seeking anyone’s interest as a victim of state repression, but as an active social and political subject who sees my condition of imprisonment as part of the state’s and capital’s attack on those who consciously stand against them. Rather, I call for a relationship of revolutionary solidarity on the basis of common projections and a common struggle with multiple edges that coordinates the rage felt by different people experiencing different conditions but with the same causes.
And finally, knowing that it is possible that this strike may be the last part of my journey, I wish to give it precisely that dimension which expresses me as a whole:
The struggle for the freedom of one, the struggle for the freedom of all…
…until the destruction of the last cage
a pre-trial prisoner in Malandrinos Prison
Giannis Michailidis – Announcement of a hunger strike for my release GR, EN, DE, IT, FR, ES
you say you're anarchists yet post on a site with rules. curious!
Was this a joke or are you really dumb?
I cannot tell anymore.
>>1025298>and i don't really feel that too much in here
because we have 20 regular users at most lmao
and i do mean site-wide
>>1025298>Why are leftypol marxist-leninists significantly less… silly than their reddit/twitter counterparts? Whenever i go to those places, they are always autistically sperging out over the most mundane, cultural war, liberal shit, and i don't really feel that too much in here. I can't be the only one who thinks this.<Why are leftypol maoists significantly less… silly than their reddit/twitter counterparts? Whenever i go to those places, they are always autistically sperging out over the most mundane, cultural war, liberal shit, and i don't really feel that too much in here. I can't be the only one who thinks this.><Why are leftypol stalinists significantly less… silly than their reddit/twitter counterparts? Whenever i go to those places, they are always autistically sperging out over the most mundane, cultural war, liberal shit, and i don't really feel that too much in here. I can't be the only one who thinks this.
Do you see hte patern, anon?
"Toxovolos": The hunger striker Giannis Michailidis is in the hospital>Giannis Michailidis, also known as the "Archer of Syntagma", is being treated in a hospital in Lamia, as he is going through the 28th day of a hunger strike. His health deteriorated and he sought medical help for the first time.
<The prisoner in Malandrinos Prison, Giannis Michailidis, known from the robberies in Velvento, Kozani, has been on a hunger strike since May 23, while he was later arrested as the "archer of Syntagma" .
<Michailidis, having served 3/5 of his basic sentence and 2/5 of his sentence for escape, requested his conditional dismissal , which he is unjustly deprived of, as he claims.
>Starting the hunger strike, he wrote in a long text:
<"After 8.5 years in prison, after all this arbitrariness against me, I decided to put an end to my 11-year suffering by raising the bar to the practice of pre-trial detention, or otherwise the additional punishment of escape with legal loopholes. After an additional 5 months of pre-trial detention, I go on a hunger strike to secure my release. "This choice, with the deep motivation of the coveted freedom, I intend to support with the same consistency that I have supported my choices so far and for which I am being avenged."
>According to lamiareport , according to his lawyer Giorgos Kakarnias, his health was aggravated by the multi-day hunger strike and on June 13 he was forced to seek medical help for the first time at the Amfissa Hospital, without finally being treated.
<This was followed by a new transfer to the Hospital and on Wednesday night (15/6), according to the same information, he was transferred to the General Hospital of Lamia and to the specially designed ward for prisoners on the 1st floor of the building, in order to provide him with all the necessary examination.
>In addition to the robberies, Michailidis was sentenced to 13 years in prison for attempted murder of a police officer in an armed clash with the police in Pefki and for cartridges found in the house of Dimitris Politis, with whom they were found co-accused of the robberies in Velvento. He had been charged twice with being a member of the "Nuclear Conspiracy of Fire" but had been acquitted.
<He had escaped from the rural prisons of Tiryns in 2019 when the competent prosecutor denied the educational permits he had received until then for a year and a half, in order to study at the Agricultural University.
>When he was arrested again by the anti-terrorist in early 2020, he requested his transfer to Korydallos for educational reasons, without, however, receiving any response from the Central Transfer Committee (KEM).
<For the release of Giannis Michailidis, there are many mobilizations in progress from the anti-authoritarian space as a sign of solidarity.https://www.news247.gr/koinonia/toxovolos-sto-nosokomeio-o-apergos-peinas-giannis-michailidis.9671320.html
Sorry this is a bad translation.
I am actually worried he might die. :(
What happens when you abolish the state and the rest of the world decides to run over you and take all your land?
anarchism in a single country
This poster >>1025893
summarised it better than I ever could. It's usually just incredibly online fuckwits on twitter who call themselves a particular tendency because it speaks to them personally and they treat it like a cult/ clique. >>1026612
You mean like they did with Burkina Faso, Grenadia, Persian Socialist Soviet Republic, and the Gurian republic?
Well Wilde was an individualist. Not sure what you were expecting.
Also, read Dorian Grey, the poems, try to catch the plays of the eras best posing sodomite.
Just went back and read that interview for fun, what a shitshow> That letter grossly misrepresented my position on Marxism as being a "necessary ideology." That's archaic, to say the least. I regard Marxism as the most sinister and the most subtle form of totalitarianism
Dimitris Koufontinas writes publicly in solidarity
I also join my voice and my solidarity with the hunger striker Giannis Michailidis. For his fight, with the last means at his disposal, for his freedom.
<Dimitris Koufontinas (unrepentant former member of Revolutionary Orgnaisation 17 November) - 19June
Kaisariani, Greece: Responsibility claim for the arson of luxury vehicles
>We take responsibility for the arson of 8 luxury vehicles in the area of Kaisariani in the morning of 18/6.
We make it clear to all those responsible for the torture of our comrade that for every day that passes and his health deteriorates , we will make sure with all our efforts to disrupt the normal functioning of the metropolis. In the person of Giannis, the judicial mafia is taking revenge for consistency and commitment to the anarchist struggle, trying to terrorize each and every person who dares to fight.
We call on every comrade, every grouping and individuality to organize their own attacks with simple means and imagination. To multiply the dynamic actions and to stand as a barrier to the plans to eliminate the striker.
John’s struggle for his liberation is a struggle of all of us.
<IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF GIANNIS MICHAILIDIS
>solidarity shadows - 20June
Georgia Volugari and Thanos Xatziagkelou start hunger strike in solidarity
By defending in practice the community of irreducible prisoners, we send our militant solidarity to those who do not bow to the ravages of imprisonment: To comrades Claudio Lavazza and George Ibrahim Abdallah who do not submit to the long-term confinement of the French state; to comrade Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda who for 27 years has faced an ever-changing environment of confinement dictated by the dictatorial laws of Pinochet; to the hundreds of revolutionary comrades imprisoned in the cells of Turkish fascism. To every uncompromising heart that belongs to the streets of resistance.
Athens, Responsibility claim for attack two branches of Lidl
On 8/4 and 19/5 we chose to attack two branches of the multinational company Lidl. These targets were not chosen at random. A few months before, in an attempt by an elderly woman to squeeze, without paying the price of products for her living, she was bullied by security guards – protectors of the bosses’ profits. In a period of constant impoverishment of the lower classes of the population, and over-inflation of the bosses’ profits, the class gap seems to be constantly blurring. The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer….cont
>EVERYTHING IS OURS BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS STOLEN, REFUSALS OF PAYMENT WAR ON THE WAR OF THE BOSSES
<SOLIDARITY WITH HUNGER STRIKER C. MIKHAILIDIS FROM 23/5
Incendiary attack against a National Bank branch in solidarity with Giannis Michailidis
Incarceration is nothing but the consolidation of the proletarian condition in contemporary capitalism. Democracy is imposed not only by tactical victories, but also through the constant effort to subjugate those who challenge its rule and fight for their survival through its overthrow. It attempts to bring the resisting parts of society to their knees by burying them in mass repositories of souls, condemning them to a fate of permanent captivity, deprivation and torture.
Thus, the struggle for Giannis’ liberation is a struggle to actualize and legitimize what he has fought and we have been fighting for so many years. It is the struggle against borders and wars, the plundering of nature, the impoverishment and social and economic exclusion imposed on us by the ruling classes. It is the always, timely and just, mass and armed struggle against the state and capital, the struggle that keeps alive and grows the flame of proletarian insurrection. The struggle of those who carry a new free world in their hearts…
Responsibility claim by Anarchists for action in solidarity with Giannis Michailidis
In the midst of the presented supremacy of the state and the attack that it has unleashed against the neighborhood of Exarchia, we decided to send a signal of minimal solidarity to comrade Giannis Michailidis, by attacking the riot squad in Ch.Trikoupis street.
The attack took place in the midst of incessant and provocative patrols of the DELTA gang (special cops on bikes) in the neighborhood, who on this particular day had the audacity to harass with their presence the commemoration events for the anarchist Alexis Grigoropoulos taking place in the pedestrian street of Mesolonggiou, showing that the neighborhood remains a base, a ground of resistance and self-organization of our counter-attack against domination.
>IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF GIANNIS MICHAILIDIS
<UNTIL THE DESTRUCTION OF THE LAST CAGE
This is just a few of the words, actions and attacks of solidarity that have happened in reacction to the ongoing hunger strike of Giannis Michailidis for anybody else interested..
>>1027971Start of hunger strike of prisoner D. Hatzivassiliadis>The imprisoned comrade Dimitris Hatzivassiliadis started a hunger strike today in solidarity with the hunger striker Giannis Michailidis. The anarchist G. Michailidis has been on hunger strike since 23/5 to demand his rightful release from prison. He is already in his 51st day with the risk of permanent damage to his health. In this circumstance, the judicial authorities are prolonging the torture of Giannis since, to date, the prosecutor has not made any recommendation on the hunger striker’s demands.<VICTORY IN THE STRUGGLE OF THE ANARCHIST HUNGER STRIKER GIANNIS MICHAILIDIS - EXPLOSION AND FIRE IN ALL CELLS\ Responsibility claim for the attack on the YMET cops in solidarity with hunger striker G. Michailidis
<picrel>In the evening of 02/07 a group of comrades moved towards the building of YMET with the aim of attacking with stones and Molotov cocktails. At the same time, other comrades were setting up barricades outside the campus gate. After the attack and clashes with the cops guarding the building, a total of more than a hundred comrades lined the barricades.>Despite the widespread and murderous chemical firing, people stood their ground The attack was carried out in solidarity with the hunger striker, anarchist G. Michailidis, who claims the freedom that the state and the judges are vengefully depriving him of, even though he has fulfilled the conditions for conditional dismissal according to their laws. This action is also a reminder that the university police are not welcome at any university. These spaces will remain spaces of rebellion and struggle.<IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ANARCHIST HUNGER STRIKER G. MICHAILIDIS - WAR AGAINST STATE, CAPITAL, PATRIARCHY AND ALL AUTHORITY - UNTIL THE DESTRUCTION OF THE LAST PRISONAnarchist group claims responsibility for Athens tax office attack >An unknown anarchist group claimed on Thursday an attack on a tax office in the northern Athens suburb of Maroussi as retaliation for the jailing of an anarchist.>In a statement on a website, the group Effectively Solidary Anarchists said it used “two kilos of explosive material” for the blast which they claimed to be in solidarity with imprisoned self-styled anarchist Yannis Michaelides
>The blast at the tax office was powerful enough to break several windows on the building’s facade and to damage the outer courtyard wall. It did not cause any injuries, mainly thanks to the fact that no one was in the building or walking past it at the time.
>replying to a 2 months old post to say some non sequitur shit
Rules ain't laws. Rules create fun by prohibiting behavior that extinguishes fun, allowing the conversation to grow without being bulldozed by bad actors. Laws extinguish fun. No laws is not a paradoxical rule.
the only kind of anarchy thats actually possible is anarcho capitalism anything else would be defenseless to stop capitalism
Are Stirnerites terminally joker brained?
>>1067053>Are Stirnerites terminally joker brained?
What does this even mean though?>>1066827>anarcho-capitlism
>>1067265>What does this even mean though?
It means they're chaos monkeys. They just wanna see the world burn. They cause mischief and act only in accordance to their own interests without accounting for society or anyone else.
I'm an egoist myself fyi so I'm not saying I disapprove of any of this. I'm just trying to come to terms with it.
On the contrary. It's the herd followers who cause the mischief. Egoists merely have the wisdom to take a step back from the dumpster fire of politics and ideology and see the forest for the trees.
What are some good anarchist thinkers of the current age?
twitter anarchists are just liberals who realize liberalism isn't sexy enough.
It's a start i guess.
99% of active Twitter users are liberal
Most anarchists I've met, when you really dig into the model of society they want, usually look something like the medieval village where everyone knows everything about everyone. How is this not reactionary?
Can anybody recommend any theoretically thourough Anarchist works on why the state is (in their view) self-justifying and with its own inherent interests?
>>1069757>It's OLD. That must mean it's reactionary!
History is full of traditions and sects that were far wiser and sane than the ones we have now.
There's nothing reactionary about guildism or communalism . That village has no lords and no peasants.
>where everyone knows everything about everyone.
If nothing else the anarchist has a right to privacy and a right to fuck off. Not sure where you're getting this from.
Yeah but the village can be every bit as abusive and discriminatory as the lord or the king,and since there is no bureaucracy there is no recourse if the village decides to marginalize and abuse people
>>1069791>Yeah but the village
All relations are voluntary. There's no such thing as an anarchist cult. Anyone who doesn't like it is free to walk away at any time. There are no religions or customs binding any individual to the community, only their freely given and freely revocable consent.
most anarchists are groomed into it so they don't really know what they're talking about
anarchism is basically the most vulgarized version of socialism, look at marx choosing proudhon as the subject of his earlier critiques of political economy and bakunin accusing marx of being a stooge of the rothschilds (he was not subtle about the anti-semitic implications either) and how he was so much more humble and genuine and upstanding than marx
in the early 20th century some anarchists like kropotkin took the progressive anti-reactionary values of communism and tried to combine it with anarchism. that current is long gone now though
>there is no recourse if the village decides to marginalize and abuse people
And if the community is self-policing? All it takes is the majority to tell the troublemaker to not be a dick and deputize enforcers as needed.
The community is still governed by mutually agreed upon rules. Participation in the community represents tacit recognition that one acknowledges the rules. To participate in the community you have to agree with the rules that it has deliberated on. If you break the rules, then you are subject to the community’s punitive rules.
Learn about what you are criticizing before you critique it. anarchism is not complete chaos or lawlessness. It’s about consent, voluntary relations, and autonomy.
Again, if you don't like living in the village, you can fuck off. Band together with everyone else who doesn't like it and make your own.
It is worth note that Sean McKenna was in a coma after 53 days, Bobby Sands died on day 66… Kieran Doherty, the longest to survive of the Maze Prison strikers died on day 71..
This situation is getting terminal and why the fuck are you not agitating and attacking around this issue, instead choosing to instead LARP online.
Sometimes I wonder if I forget that it's okay to like things, even if I disagree with them and know they won't achieve the big goal, but it's okay for something like these local communities finally feeling okay. At least for a bit.
This was an interesting critique and I thought it was worth reading by others here and taken in regarding the internet net culture and the understanding of Anarchism on it, as well as specifically the blog mentioned at the beginning with regards to Ukrane.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Anarchism#A_note_on_historical_accuracy_and_misinformation>>1080731
It is a problem a lot of us have and something I think even is stronger in MLs as i notice a lot on this board, It is a very pernicious form of 'doomerism' indeed, we must keep re-internalizing the understanding that revolution is not an event but a continuous process, if you understand where I am coming from.
It's also important to recognize that things transform over time. What is reformist today could be revolutionary tomorrow, and what is revolutionary today may be reactionary tomorrow. We should not become attached to specific organizations or people, but support activities and processes that move us in the right direction.
EMERGENCY: Significant deterioration of Yannis Michaelidis' health - 61 days of hunger strike
<His body weight has reached 54.1 kg. Having started the hunger strike from 73 kg, he has now lost 19 kg, i.e. 26% of his initial body weight. His blood pressure is 9 and his blood sugar is 67. Having lost over 25% of his original body weight, and while his health indicators continue to deteriorate, the chances of permanent physical damage are now particularly elevated. At the moment, partner Yiannis Michaelidis is on the verge of hypoglycemic shock and the doctors report that there is a possibility that he will fall into a coma.
>We repeat from the previous update that his white blood cells have fallen so far below the lower normal limit (value: 2.43 with limits of 4.60-10.2 K/μL), leading to immunodeficiency. Platelets are also counted well below the lower normal limit (value: 90 with limits of 142-424 K/μL), and Thrombocytopenia can cause serious and life-threatening internal bleeding. Based on his latest medical tests and according to the treating doctors, he is at risk of severe osteoporosis, while he himself already feels pain in his joints. In addition, he presents with severe pain in the chest on the last attempt to move. He already has a possible permanent neurological problem in the eyes, as the neurological examination showed diplopia in extreme positions due to a lack of nutrients. The latest radiological examinations and the ultrasound examination (on 18/7) showed that the organs that are now at immediate risk of permanent damage are the bile and the spleen, with the latter facing an additional burden, as Giannis has congenital Mediterranean anemia (thalassemia ). Finally, there is severe pain in the left kidney. All of the above is not helped by his increased sleep disturbances, and certainly by the sensory isolation he is in, which leads to the almost complete absence of support, care and monitoring from his relatives and his personal physician. Finally, there is severe pain in the left kidney. All of the above is not helped by his increased sleep disturbances, and certainly by the sensory isolation he is in, which leads to the almost complete absence of support, care and monitoring from his relatives and his personal physician. Finally, there is severe pain in the left kidney. All of the above is not helped by his increased sleep disturbances, and certainly by the sensory isolation he is in, which leads to the almost complete absence of support, care and monitoring from his relatives and his personal physician.
>>1081844>It is a problem a lot of us have and something I think even is stronger in MLs as i notice a lot on this board, It is a very pernicious form of 'doomerism' indeed>we must keep re-internalizing the understanding that revolution is not an event but a continuous process, if you understand where I am coming from.
I'm picking up what you're laying down my man.>>1081851>It's also important to recognize that things transform over time. What is reformist today could be revolutionary tomorrow, and what is revolutionary today may be reactionary tomorrow. >We should not become attached to specific organizations or people, but support activities and processes that move us in the right direction.
This too. Love your comrades and communities, not parties, orgs, or figures (though some are fun to meme about)
Ah yes, the superior HRE
To some idiots yes.
comrade anprim with the bow
What's with the guns
They are from the last time he was arrested on the traffic stop. It is the weapons that were found in the car, there were a few other things like comms equipment and disguise stuff, greek police do this a lot where they display the haul.
here is actually in english the statemen t from Michaelidis after the arrest explaining what happened: https://web.archive.org/web/20210724120703/https://www.amwenglish.com/articles/statement-by-anarchist-giannis-michailidis-at-the-court-on-the-arrests-in-agia-paraskevi/
The funniest thng is that they are still printing picrel photoshop job, tbh.
>>1069796>that current is long gone now though
wtf are you talking about? the most famous contemporary anarchist (graeber) gets called "today's kropotkin"
>>1082579>every person is their own state
Nonsense horseshoe theory anarchism maybe, where you have hyper-statism where more statist = more states.
>>1085022>>1085056>arguing with the retards who come here to derail
please don't anon.
Is something akin to an ML revolution even possible within in such an individualistic society? Would it make sense for different forms of socialism to be applicable in different areas?
gets called "today's kropotkin" by fucking idiots*
Almost 500 lawyers and jurists have so far co-signed an appeal to accept the request for conditional release of the anarchist prisoner and hunger striker (since 23/5) Yannis Michailidis.
The decision of the council today is expected friday.. If he live that long, if not Greece is set to be the first country to kill a Hunger Striker in a while.2-day hunger strike at Korydallos Women's Prison in support of Giannis Michailidishttps://athens.indymedia.org/post/1620069/#1643016
==Dont worry lads, Amnesty are on the case!=
1/ Amnesty International expresses its concern for the 34-year-old prisoner Yiannis Michaelidis, who has been on hunger strike for 64 days. Amnesty International calls on the Greek authorities to comply with their obligations to protect and support humanhttps://twitter.com/AmnestyGreece/status/1551487183504252929
Why are you guys making your own ghetto on /leftypol/ when we have our own free territory: >>>/dead/
Because /dead/ is dead.
Also 'free territory' was a term never actually used historically, it is a recent invention of historical revisionism or mistranslation of military terms
It's dead because you don't post there.
Why would I? it's hard enough to get engagement and interest on the main board for happenings and theory talks, for example the hunger strike antireports i have been shilling daily, let alone the hidden board.
sn't this how conservatives tell you "well you if you dont your rent or the place you live at why dont you just move somewhere else"
Read the bread book
shoplift from your local stores.
if you're a woman, forget about shaving your body hair.
ncendiary Attack on House of Vice President of Supreme Court by ‘Revolutionary Solidarity Cell’ in Athens, Greece
excerpt: "From this will emerge the mode of organisation, the effectiveness of which will depend on our adaptability to current conditions combined with the upgrading of the strikes. With flexible direct action cells that will coordinate their actions by attempting autonomously to take the attack to the enemy’s backyards and homes. To develop revolutionary power by converging as much as possible on common strategies, with the aim of bringing the social/class war to the fore.">>1087239
Get involved with your local anarchists. Do you live in a big city anon? If so start by going to your local radical book store, take a look at the posters and flyers paster up in your area and pay attention to find anarchist stuff, be it meetings around projects and campaigns or music events, also look for local occupations of space for the various reasons we occupy space, be it just because or as protest. Although beware, Occupation sites, permenant or Transitory always have a few low-key feds hanging around, they are often found trying to divide the space along various ideological lines, for example they willl often disruptively push a line of a kind of (spectacular) gandhi-ite 'complete non-violence' pacifism and a fixation of only symbolic action.
>>1087257>This is what anarkiddies actually believe
>>1087239>How do I become an anarchist?
Don't become one, become yourself and you'll get the answer to whether or not you are one eventually.>Is there some philosophical framework that will help me acquire anarchist insight?
Read about it, but be warned there is a lot of different outlooks and many are either woefully outdated or painfully steeped with post-left/anticommunist retardation.
Australia needs these Greeks
Whining about le anarkiddies is 99% of all sectarianism on here.
read the rules you dumb faggot. also fuck off.
Prisoner suspends hunger strike
A self-styled anarchist who reportedly has completed 67 days on hunger strike suspended his protest on Friday, a day after judges rejected a request for his conditional release.
On Thursday, Lamia Appeals Court rejected an application from Yannis Michailidis for conditional release from prison, with judges reportedly citing his conduct in prison and an jail escape in summer 2019.
Thirty-three-year-old Michailidis earned the nickname “the archer of Syntagma” after attacking the Parliament building during the February 2011 riots using a bow and arrow.
Michailidis, who was accused in connection with an armed bank robbery in Vevento, northern Greece, in February 2013, was given a 13-year prison sentence in 2015 for an armed attack on members of the police force’s immediate response unit in Pefki, northern Athens.
“This fight is not over and I do not intend to leave it unfinished. The interruption is temporary,” said Michailidis in a statement, who said he could not share publicly the reasons that led him to his decision.
He is an alleged member of the Fire Cells Conspiracy group.https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1190202/prisoner-suspends-hunger-strike/
>>1095080>How would anarchists fix climate change?
It depends on the Anarchist, but also, a weird question that has no real answers. A. Anarchists do not have the power to attempt to stop climate change and B. Climate change is not even 'fixable' like your old bike that can have the chain replaced and some new inner tubes,
We tend to focus on things we can affect and change with direct action, for example occupying and holding space that is earmarked for coal mining. see Hambach Forest (picrel) or in opposition to a new airport, see Nantes ZAD, both of which had and have a large anarchist presence.
The more pertinent question is how will humanity deal with climate change and to what level?
Climate change depends on global capitalist infrastructure spewing CO2 into the atmosphere. Anything that isn't that is automatically going to stop the cause. As for mitigating the consequences, the most effective thing we can do is replant forests to sequester CO2 rapidly. Anarchists can easily have this covered with local food forests.
Obviously that's a very simple answer but it was also a very simply asked question for a large and complex topic.
Do any of you know about laguna cafe? It seems to be an anarchist imageboard but I never heard about it before.
>>1094890LETTER FROM MICHAILIDIS
After 68 days and rejection by the appeals council Michailidis's hunger strike has been suspended and not terminated, to clarify that other article:
'I find myself in the unpleasant position of announcing that I am discontinuing this difficult race, without having gained anything of substance. However, this fight is not over and I do not intend to leave it unfinished. The interruption is temporary. Some of the reasons are obvious. Some are not. I apologize to those who have supported me that I cannot share the reasons publicly at this time. If necessary, I will come back, I will publicly explain in detail the reasons why I chose the temporary suspension. I will continue to claim what I am entitled to and I hope I don't have to come back.
The justice system has been degraded. Unique success of the hunger strike so far that highlighted its contradictions. In terms of the levee I tried to put up, there were the legal positions, which change the climate at play, of the "throw them in and throw away the keys" logic. But my personal request remains in the air. And my promise that I wouldn't stop, right now seems betrayed. This weighs heavily on me of course, and let it be known that my intention is - if necessary - to continue in a more fruitful time in the near future. But as I said before, at this time not everything can be said and I hope it doesn't need to be said. Closing this announcement, I want to thank from the bottom of my heart those who have supported me in any way. Those who took a position, those who were placed, those who transcended their social roles because empathy took over. But mainly those who fought tooth and nail to break the imposed silence, those who were beaten in the streets to express their solidarity, those who took risks and those who starved in prisons. To the latter I owe my life. If all this had not happened, at this moment there would be no conditions for me to suspend. That's it for now. I am still looking forward to my immediate release. Everything continues… That's for now. I am still looking forward to my immediate release. Everything continues… That's for now. I am still looking forward to my immediate release. Everything continues…
>>1089136>many are either woefully outdated or painfully steeped with post-left/anticommunist retardation
The pain is real brother
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