Exposing the Chicago Police’s Cover-Up Culture
The code of silence, this narrative control that the department exercises, includes the press. The press, as a general matter, publishes the police blotter. Continue reading
Politics and Praxis on the Balkanroute
“It’s really clear that the states and the big NGOs are failing, so there have been lots of people who have decided to do something–and often very strong, direct actions.” Continue reading
Building Paradise in Hell
“The sooner we confront our situation and realize that there’s nothing we can do to save ourselves, the sooner we can get down to the difficult task of adapting with moral humility to our new reality.” Continue reading
Die Fallen vermeiden, die uns gestellt werden
Die Manipulation der Propaganda funktioniert bereits. Assad kann täglich wie in Paris massakrieren und dabei den schönen Anschein wahren. Continue reading
“Why do you want to read other’s books when there is the book of yourself?” Continue reading
Voices from the ‘Jungle’
We come a long way to have human rights, But now I don’t know what is human rights ; We want animal rights, give us animal rights ! Continue reading
Counter-Stories Against Robot Dystopia
“Other traditions in our history can allow us to tell counter-stories, to narrate our world in ways that resist and refuse dominant narratives that have horrible effects on people.” Continue reading
Analyzing a Picture
In the end, breaking through cynism and apathy implies not only to feel something but also to react. Which means taking sides and understanding that the ecological disaster is about us as a bunch of people who have already figured out that something isn’t quite right. Continue reading
(Terror) Warning: Angry Teenagers
Does understanding ISIS as a dynamic vanguard attractive to rebellious, thrill-seeking youth make it more, or less, scary? Continue reading
The Balkan Route: Winter Is Upon Us
Self-organized solidarity and mutual aid initiatives have for months been the only thing preventing complete breakdown and disaster along refugee routes through the Balkans. Now with winter coming, officials in many countries are making it harder for refugees to find relief, or it to find them. Continue reading
Rojava Caught Between Fronts
It is conceivable that any movement towards Russia would sharply reduce sympathy in the West for Rojava, without anything about its political and social project having changed. Continue reading
The Fight to Expose Closed Systems of Brutality
People have had to struggle, have had to mount a movement, because the police fights tooth and nail against any monitoring.” Continue reading
Ferien in Rigonce!
Da war ein Spinnennetz auf einem Panzer. Da war ein Panzer. Ein Panzer. Kinder gehen in die Ferien, sagen die Eltern. Continue reading
Oft haben Menschen Angst vor Macht, vor der Regierung, vor herrschenden Meinungen. Aber wenn sie nie jemanden sehen, der keine Angst hat, werden sie Mut nicht lernen und ihre Meinung nicht wirklich ändern. Deshalb muss Mut sichtbar sein. 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.
One World. One Struggle.
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Alternative Structures Anarchism Anti-capitalism Autonomy Bureaucracy Climate Change Colonialism Corruption Countermedia Culture of Resistance Deutsch Ecocide Ecodefense Ed Sutton Education Greece Housing Justice Insurrection Islamophobia Kurdistan LeftEast Minneapolis Mutual Aid Neoliberalism No One Is Illegal No Pasarán! One World One Struggle Palaces & Vaults Police & Prisons Political Prisoners Post-Socialism Post-work Propaganda & Disinformation Que Se Vayan Todos Racism Rojava Russia Russian Reader Self Defense & Non/Violence Smash the Patriarchy Solidarity Squats & Occupations States & Borders Street Movements Switzerland Syria This is Hell! Transcripts Translations Turkey Ukraine United States of America War & Empire Work & Wage
“… 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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