Detroit’s Organized Resistance
Transcribed from the 6 December 2014 episode of This is Hell! Radio and printed with permission. Edited for space and readability. Listen to the full interview: “This neoliberal project is being pushed incredibly hard by Snyder’s office; it is being pushed by Washington, by New York, by the White House. But I don’t think… Continue reading
The War Is Not Over
By Mariam Barghouti As you walk in the streets of Ramallah, with its aesthetically appealing buildings and the chaos of shoppers and street vendors the silence here is deafening. We continue to protract this bubble deeper into the echelons of denial and complacency. The ululations in the summer for Gaza, and the metamorphosis into a… Continue reading
If There Isn’t Justice, Mexico Will Explode
Transcribed from the 29 November episode of This is Hell! Radio and printed with permission. Edited for space and readability. Listen to the whole interview: “It’s worth repeating: police. We’re not talking about a crime that was carried out by organized crime. These were uniformed officers.” Chuck Mertz: Dozens of people victimized by police,… Continue reading
“Long Live the Rojava Revolution!”
An Interview with Revolutionary Anarchist Action on Kobanê AntiNote: This interview with members of Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (Revolutionary Anarchist Action, or DAF) first appeared in Turkish in Meydan, a “monthly anarchist gazette,” on 22 October 2014. The English translation appeared on the DAF’s own site five days later. The DAF is a relatively young political… Continue reading
Riots gegen den Rassismus des 21. Jahrhunderts
lasst euch vom Mut des Aufstands und der Militanten von Ferguson inspirieren. Nehmt am Kampf und an den Debatten teil, egal wo ihr seid. Continue reading
The Nadir of Race Relations in America
Transcribed from the 23 August 2014 episode of This is Hell! Radio and printed with permission. Edited for space and readability. Listen to the whole interview: “Kenilworth was founded in 1889 by Joseph Sears, and he had four great principles that he put in its founding documents: no alleys; no fences; large, architect-designed houses;… Continue reading
Tabus sind wie Gespenster. Könnte es sein, dass Sie UNSER Terrorismus – Gespenst nicht gesehen haben? Continue reading
Remember “Making the World Safe for Democracy”?
Transcribed from This is Hell! Radio’s 15 November 2014 episode and printed with permission. Edited for space and readability. Listen to the full interview: “So I’m standing there on the bridge in Sarajevo where the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand happened. It’s June 28th, 2014—the exact 100th anniversary of the assassination—and ISIS is live-tweeting their… Continue reading
African Anarchism: An interview with the late Sam Mbah
AntiNote: This is a full transcript of an interview with Sam Mbah, recorded in March 2012 in Enugu Nigeria by Jeremy of the Jura Books Collective – an anarchist collective based in Sydney Australia. Sam Mbah, author of “African Anarchism”, a lawyer, activist and journalist passed away on November 6 2014, after complications arising from… Continue reading
Offener Brief an die Mutter von Rémi Fraisse
Jedes Mal wenn der Staat tötet, ist auch eine Gelegenheit, ihn zu stoppen, ihn zu zwingen, sich zu ändern, und allen anderen die verlorene Würde wiederzugeben. Continue reading
Ferguson is Not Unique
Transcribed from This is Hell! Radio’s 5 September 2014 episode and printed with permission. Edited for space and readability. Listen to the whole interview: “It’s not so much a question of whether the media should be there or not. The media should just do a good job. We should be respectful of residents’ privacy… Continue reading
After Gezi: Erdoğan And Political Struggle In Turkey
Political struggles over the future of Turkey have left the country profoundly divided. Former Prime Minister, now President, Tayyip Erdogan, has fueled growing polarization through his authoritarian response to protests, his large-scale urban development projects, his religious social conservatism, and most recently, through his complicity in the Islamic State’s war against the Kurdish people in… Continue reading
You Are Not A Loan
Transcribed from This is Hell! Radio’s 4 October 2014 episode and printed with permission. Edited for space and readability. Listen to the full interview: “If the Department of Education is operating mostly like a debt collector it’s going to think mostly like a debt collector rather than somebody that supervises an education system.” Chuck Mertz:… Continue reading
Look Toward Kobanê
The Travel Account of a Karakök Autonome Activist (Part 1) AntiNote: Since the battle for Kobanê started making headlines last month, and before that if we may say so, the AWC has been conferring with our invaluable comrades close to both the Syrian revolution and the Rojava struggle and trying to determine how best to… Continue reading
Köln: “Hier marschiert der nationale Widerstand”
Der rechts anpolitisierte Stammtischdeutsche braucht nicht viel, um zur Tat zu schreiten. Ein klares Feindbild, ein paar Dosen Bier und einige Kameraden mit ähnlicher Gesinnung, und schon kann´s losgehen. Als imaginierter Gegner durfte diesmal der „Salafist“ herhalten, den die „Hooligans gegen Salafisten“ (HoGeSa) als den für die Unbill des deutschen Volkes verantwortlichen Schädling ausgemacht haben.… Continue reading
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