Articles featuring interviews, online panel discussions, and other exchanges transcribed, translated, or conducted by Antidote and our friends.
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
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
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
“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
Ukraine and Syria: War and Resistance
The violence is there, it’s in the news: here are the numbers dead, here are the potential war crimes, the hospitals bombed, the markets bombed. We’ve become desensitized to this, globally. And yet there is so much that people are doing on the ground, and a lot of creative actions. Continue reading
Our Wounds Are Bridges
Amplifying the voices of those who are in the middle of the fight, those who have suffered; asking people what life they want to live and then helping them to build it: this is what we need to be doing together. Continue reading
Entitlement and Extraction: On Colonial Science
Making knowledge in a way that harms Indigenous land for the “greater good” is a colonial land relation. Continue reading
Myths of Decline that Destroy the Present: Rereading Roman History
The decline is real. The fall is real. But what’s remarkable is that the idea of Roman decline is always there, even when Rome is expanding, even when its society is getting stronger. Continue reading
We Can Replace this Rightwing Racket
We we all know what a world without police looks like. We know how to build this world. It’s a question of will; it’s a question of building on the experiments that already exist. Continue reading
Whose Land Rights? Dismantling Settler Dominion
Our relationship is directly with the spirit of the land itself. Their relationship is with a man who has dominion – it is based in a feudal system. Continue reading
“We need to arrive on our own authority.”
This whole thing is a farce, and it has to be uncovered. People have to pull the cover back off of this thing and it needs to be exposed. That’s why I write. We’re trying to expose certain things. We have to oppose the rulers above society no matter what their identity is. Continue reading
Anti-authoritarian Voices in Belarus
The forces of Lukashenko’s order were extremely brutal, and it was important, in order to survive, to run fast and to look like you just went out to buy some milk and had no relation to protests. Continue reading
Sectarianization Is a Sickness
The sectarian narrative is often completely false; this messaging of fear is designed to preserve authoritarian regimes in the face of popular protest movements that have nothing to do with sect. Continue reading
Abolish the Entire Settler Colony
Police and prisons are not the end-all and be-all of white supremacist power. Before the prison was established, before the official uniformed constables were in existence, there was still totalitarian control over blackness. Abolition must encompass critique of the entire settler colony. Continue reading
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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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