For Generations: Genocide and Information Warfare in Ukraine
The same energy is there today in Russia. There’s a pride in imperialistic, genocidal ambitions, and there is casual, proud use of genocidal language, cheering on the Russian bombs killing civilians and leveling towns. Continue reading
Open Letter to the Mother of Rémi Fraisse (2014)
I understand the appeal for peace. We did the same thing. Madame, people are fighting for Rémi, for their dignity, and for their ideals. They are fighting for you, for all of us. Continue reading
Why White Nationalists Love Assad
The Assad regime’s open genocidal policies against its own people are enviable to people on the far right. For people whose politics come from identification with the state, this completely unrestrained killing is the highest form of freedom. Continue reading
The Future in Ruins: Overwriting the Third Precinct
An international, autonomously organized Request for Proposals, informed by neighborhood assemblies, to re-imagine infrastructures of security in South Minneapolis, particularly the East Lake St. corridor and 9th Ward. Continue reading
We’re All Staying!
The example of Hamburg shows how antiracist protests against European asylum policies can link up with local struggles like the fight around skyrocketing rents and the right to the city. Continue reading
Dispatch from 2013 Exarcheia
Now based in Minneapolis, Antidote is engaging with new struggles that echo in many ways the situation a cofounder encountered in 2013 Exarcheia. Lessons from Greece feel very relevant to people’s struggles in our new home, ten years on. Continue reading
“If we stay here we are going to die.”
Testimonies from refugees in Tunisia about their protest sit-in at the UNHCR in Tunis and its violent eviction Continue reading
Against Multipolar Imperialism
The idea of multipolarity needs to be understood & critiqued. The left cannot abandon anti-authoritarianism and internationalism. Continue reading
The Earthquakes: A Gift to Assad
The Assad regime is finding the earthquakes quite useful: they came to help with the destruction. And on a political level, the Syrian regime is weaponizing the aftermath to get out of international isolation. Continue reading
Free the Moria 6!
After the fire in Moria in 2020: Six young migrants are made scapegoats of a failed EU migration policy – Call for fair and transparent trial for the Moria 6 on 6 March 2023 in Lesvos! Continue reading
Minneapolis Residents Occupy Roof Depot site, Demand the City Call Off Demolition Plans
At dawn on the morning of Feb 21 a group of Indigenous relatives and allies gathered for ceremony and began to set up camp at the Roof Depot site in East Phillips. If the city will not heed warnings about the risks of demolition and construction, say residents, they will protect their community themselves. Continue reading
That Garbage Could Be a Garden!
In the ruins they are leaving us, we will plant gardens still. And they will not be built from trees grown and harvested on monoculture plantations. We will use the leftovers that the awful old machine is still casting off. Yes, we’re talking about pallets! Continue reading
A comparative study of revolutionary theories and practices in Kurdish-led Rojava and opposition-held Syria – Öcalan to Aziz, democratic confederalism to LCCs – and a lament on the great cost of their failure to connect. Continue reading
The People Want
We don’t have to wait until things collapse to build the world we want to live in. There are people, everywhere, experimenting with and living these ideals out. It’s already happening. Continue reading
“I hope the Russian empire will be destroyed!”
Syrian-British journalist Robin Yassin-Kassab on the connections between the wars in Syria and Ukraine, the failure of the Western left, and ways to deepen democratic institutions. Continue reading
The Antidote Writers Collective seeks to resist and counteract the poisons that course through the veins of our politics, our cultures, our movements, our relationships, ourselves.
We believe that a strong collective immune system is built through knowledge and understanding and that the struggle against division and repression requires building a new culture of discussion that goes beyond flat definitions, brittle ideologies, stubborn dogmas, idle preconceptions, and petty rivalries.
We will share knowledge with each other, aiming to build empathy, and in turn enable the emergence of genuine solidarity—one which does not demand uniformity across contexts, one which does not “include” you, but in which you include yourself.
In this spirit, we will provide a platform for a diverse set of voices, especially for those otherwise silenced or ignored in “mainstream” discussions. We want to hear from people engaged in radical struggles all over the world. We seek neither agreement nor conflict, but rather to identify issues at their roots, and to consider different radical approaches to their resolution. And though we at the Antidote Writers Collective have voices—and we will use them—we will not presume to speak for anybody.
On the contrary, we invite you to offer us new ways of thinking, new ways of seeing. It’s not about establishing a space for comfy ideological self-indulgence, but for questions, for a true diversity of voices and viewpoints, and for turning all of this into action.
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“… in the midst of putative peace, you could, like me, be unfortunate enough to stumble on a silent war. The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There’s no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.” – Arundhati Roy
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