Fiction & Poetry
Flights of fancy. Eager for more? Ideas, suggestions, submissions? Contact us at antidote[at]riseup[dot]net.
Saad on Samos
Samos Chronicles: Two poems and the testimony of a Syrian stranded on Samos for nearly a year Continue reading
In Wahlzeiten – Ein Arbeiterzwiegespräch
LUDWIG: Na sag mir mal, du bist also Anarchist? KARL: Hör mir zu, was ich dir sage, und wenn meine Ausführungen dir richtig erscheinen, dann kannst du daraus lernen … Ja, ich bin Anarchist … nun, was dann? Continue reading
Short Story: “Winterthur”
Tim had convinced even himself that Swiss society was more open and tolerant than America with its smiling corporate fascists and their military police. In Switzerland, colorful, militant dance demonstrations were so common! Continue reading
Sunset, Sunrise: Threnody for Child Victims of State Violence
Written in remembrance of the children who, for all of our striving for freedom and justice, for all our craving for respect for our existence, have been murdered by the police and the military, by officers and presidents. Continue reading
Berkin Elvan lebt
Die Küsten des Mittelmeers stehen in Flammen. Nichts wird jemals wieder so sein wie früher. Continue reading
Die Flucht – Die Herzlosen
Dieser Text wurde anlässlich einer Zugbesetzung geschrieben und den Passagieren per Lautsprechanlange vorgelesen. Ziel der Aktion war es, der Flucht eine Geschichte, und den Fliehenden eine Stimme zu verleihen. 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.
TOPICS & VOICES
Alternative Structures Anarchism Anti-capitalism Autonomy Bureaucracy Climate Change Colonialism Corruption Countermedia Culture of Resistance Deutsch Ecocide Ecodefense Ed Sutton Education Empathy Greece Housing Justice Insurrection Islamophobia Kurdistan LeftEast Minneapolis Mutual Aid Neoliberalism No One Is Illegal No Pasarán! One World One Struggle Palaces & Vaults Philosophy Police & Prisons Political Prisoners Post-Socialism Propaganda & Disinformation Que Se Vayan Todos Racism 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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