Systems of Enclosure
Articles observing and analyzing the basic mode of domination involving control, hoarding, concealment, and mystification of information, wealth, and power.
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
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
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
California’s Confederate Past and Present
Most people seem to think California is a bastion of cultural pluralism and progressive policymaking, but California had more Confederate monument than any other free state. Continue reading
Dimensions of the Global Police State
The global police state involves a convergence of global capitalism’s need for social control and its economic need to perpetuate profit-making in the face of stagnation. Continue reading
Contradictions and Crisis in Capitalist Housing
It’s a chronic condition of capitalism that lower-income people in the income distribution of any city are not going to be able to house themselves decently and legally. That’s true if you’re in Nairobi or Lima or New York. Continue reading
Ending Inequality, Ending Police
As we rolled back the welfare state, policing became a primary way of controlling dispossessed populations while at the same time shoring up the interests of the middle class. Continue reading
Coronavirus and the Entrenchment of Neoliberal Fascism
It’s now become so brutalizing and so cruel, and so obvious and so visible, that it makes no apologies: some people should die so that the GDP can go up and the stock market can revive itself. Can you imagine? Continue reading
Covid and Capital
Climate change and pandemics are not just functionally integrated in the sense that the planet warms and it changes the geography of pathogens. They are integrated through the ideological totalitarianism of neoliberal capitalism that has been imposed on the planet. Not only are we as humans alienated from our work, but from nature itself. Continue reading
History does not demonstrate that we have left anything in our past. We are only accumulating. Now is the time to pull the emergency brake. Continue reading
Markets, Morals, and the Neoliberal Assault on Democracy
Neoliberals were not only clueless about the extent to which markets never really worked the way they described in their ideal. They were also clueless about the political, social, cultural, and theological ramifications of a radically marketized world in which we have not justice, not democracy, but only winners and losers. Continue reading
Cooking for Capitalism
Meth is an indicator of a toxic sensibility that dominates the way we live, in an embodied sense, as subjects of late capitalism. Continue reading
Norway’s Carbon Cowboys
Even if the Sámi here are pushing for a greater consciousness of what Norwegians are doing abroad, there is still the minister of finance dressing up like Pocahontas. Continue reading
Against Economic Nationalism: “The working class does not have a country.”
Organizing outside of American nationalism means organizing with an increasingly international consciousness regarding the working class and proletariat on a global scale, and finding ties with projects and efforts that are happening throughout the world. 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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“… 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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