If anarchism is a radical overthrowing of the very state that has dictated what is possible for us, then it requires that we think about some seemingly impossible things.
As we all look toward a police-free world and prepare for reactionary pushback against this powerful international movement, we must avoid spreading fear the way cops do. That is their weapon. Ours is solidarity. Ours is calm. Ours is truth. Ours is community.
The time has come for a revolutionary grassroots organization that replaces civil society organizations and embassies pandering to the Lebanese regime’s racist policies. We must build a public safety net that transcends fragmented and sporadic individual aid initiatives. This fascist system will not stop otherwise.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to validate women’s anger, and what it has the potential to do. Women’s anger functions in potentially transformative ways which often go under the radar.
We dedicate this article both to the memory of George Floyd as well as to the freshly founded autonomous zone in Seattle, where activists are further along in the Zurich timeline now than even Minneapolis, where it all started. We salute you!