World events explained, unfiltered, by those who experienced them.
A People’s History of the Syrian Revolution
Enormously detailed interview with Syrian revolutionary Joseph Daher by Italian journalist and activist Mattia Gallo Continue reading
The Battle Intensifies: Stories from Summer 1999
“I wasn’t really planning on getting arrested that day. When I heard there was cutting on the north end, I went up after the cops had already cordoned off the area. I didn’t really think about it much, but somebody handed me a U-lock, and I ran across the line.” Continue reading
The Battle of the Story of Taku Wakan Tipi
It strikes me how little is known and appreciated about the Taku Wakan Tipi occupation, which after all resulted in the then-largest police action in Minnesota state history. Continue reading
Journey Through a Counterculture
The Bohemian immigrants to Chicago and Cleveland, two big centers where they settled, were linked with Chicago anarchists…who were themselves a very bohemian bunch in the 1880s. Continue reading
“The World We Live in Is Created by Slavery”
The Atlantic economy was qualitatively different in terms of the work that was demanded, the absolute treatment of people as chattel, the brutality, the equation of forced labor with skin color, the distances traveled, and the massive number of people who were ripped out of their homes. Continue reading
Contemporary Israeli Anarchism
A prehistory of contemporary Israeli anarchism, touching on the origins of punk and the animal rights movement in Israel and presenting a critical analysis of the trajectory of Anarchists Against the Wall. Continue reading
Life and Work of Anarchist Omar Aziz
Omar Aziz’s name may never be widely known, but he deserves recognition as a leading contemporary figure in the development of anarchist thought and practice. 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 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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