“We are taking back our dignity!”
On December 19, protests against the KRG erupted in Suleimaniya and surrounding towns. But the strategy of the demonstrators as well as the reaction of the authorities has everyone at a bit of a loss. Continue reading
Beyond the Possibilities: On Black Radical Thought
“The enslaved are agents of history – perhaps the most important agents in the making of opposition to the Western world as we know it.” Continue reading
Only We Can Bring Peace to Syria
There will always be people who celebrate even the cruelest of tyrants, be it out of ignorance, sadism, fear, or being advantaged by these rulers. But does that make a tyrant’s regime “legitimate”? Continue reading
The War Is (Also) In Our Heads
We understand militancy as the ability to defend oneself not just physically but mentally against hegemonic ideology, as well as the ability to make alternative ways of living conceivable and practicable. Continue reading
“This place is hell and it cannot be fixed.”
As we were leaving the camp, locals confronted us, asking why we were helping the Syrians. They did not know about the three-month-old baby who had died right next door to them. Continue reading
Cinema Utopia: The Antifascists
Antifascism is not radical. It is normal. Continue reading
Worker Solidarity with Camp Makwa and the Movement for Environmental Justice
Faced with environmental dangers on a local and global scale, marginalized communities of workers are left with few choices except direct action. Continue reading
Ice Cream, Concrete, and Squats
Gentrification is class war from above which must be answered with struggle from below. This requires accessible projects that can establish a broad and militant praxis. Continue reading
Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists – Founding Statement of Principles
We stand for socialism as a concept of human emancipation and an affirmative vision distinguished from the authoritarian regimes that called themselves “Communist.” Continue reading
Identity Crisis of a Declining, Violent America
If we are no longer the most powerful, no longer the most prosperous, no longer good…who are we? That dislocation is very difficult for a lot of Americans. Continue reading
On the Peculiar Racism of Soviet Émigrés
For less conformist members of the Soviet intelligentsia, endless condemnations of racism were essential parts of the state ideology they so despised. Continue reading
Heroism and Horror in the Mediterranean
There was nothing like “every man for himself” here. Even 5-year-old kids were helping any way they could. I don’t know how to explain it. The horrifying conditions in Libya have developed a strong sense of community among the people. Continue reading
Living Well and Dying Well, Together
We create spaces of care, but it’s difficult to keep them together in a world that tells you this is not allowed. We’re all broken by this structure, which is why I want to get rid of it. Continue reading
“When someone can no longer go forward, you carry them.”
“Some trauma just stays. My engagement in struggle helps me overcome my own. But I have friends who are still suffering. It’s hard.” Continue reading
From Saraqeb to Raqqa
The mood is that ISIS is so evil that anything is a justified response to it. People don’t know the history of Raqqa and what happened there over the last few years. They don’t know there are human beings living there. 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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