The Future in Ruins: Overwriting the Third Precinct
An international, autonomously organized Request for Proposals, informed by neighborhood assemblies, to re-imagine infrastructures of security in South Minneapolis, particularly the East Lake St. corridor and 9th Ward. Continue reading
Dispatch from 2013 Exarcheia
Now based in Minneapolis, Antidote is engaging with new struggles that echo in many ways the situation a cofounder encountered in 2013 Exarcheia. Lessons from Greece feel very relevant to people’s struggles in our new home, ten years on. Continue reading
Minneapolis Residents Occupy Roof Depot site, Demand the City Call Off Demolition Plans
At dawn on the morning of Feb 21 a group of Indigenous relatives and allies gathered for ceremony and began to set up camp at the Roof Depot site in East Phillips. If the city will not heed warnings about the risks of demolition and construction, say residents, they will protect their community themselves. Continue reading
A comparative study of revolutionary theories and practices in Kurdish-led Rojava and opposition-held Syria – Öcalan to Aziz, democratic confederalism to LCCs – and a lament on the great cost of their failure to connect. Continue reading
Before the girl left, Katya and her guest hugged tightly. The girl ended up in Germany. “I was constantly thinking about what is it like to live when your city has been wiped off the face of the earth,” says Katya. Continue reading
“Together we can stop the sweeps!”
The city of Minneapolis is preparing to use nonprofit groups as an eviction force, knowing that another attempt by MPD to evict the Near North encampment would be met with resistance. Continue reading
Degrow or Die
If homo sapiens were really selfish individualists, we wouldn’t have survived a few decades. We’re not fast and strong and smooth enough to survive as loners. It’s really communication and collaboration that has allowed us to create worlds and live in them. Continue reading
Power Is Rhizomatic, Power Is in the Land
Land organizes everything: Our perceptions of gender, our perception of private and public. If there’s still an element of humility within us, it reminds us that we are insignificant and our Earth Mother has her own timetable as far as when and how to revolt. 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
Agroecology or Ecodeath
With the increasing concentration of corporate power in the food sector, it’s very difficult to see how it can really shift unless we decide to put pressure on it by abandoning it. Continue reading
Japanese cooperatist anarchists were often just doing their everyday informal life practices that worked for them through mutual aid, with an ‘anarchist modern’ subjectivity that emphasized symbiosis with surrounding nature. Continue reading
We Take Care of Us
Disasters like a hurricane or an earthquake are localized. They happen in one place and everyone floods to that place and figures out how to work together. Now with the pandemic, it’s generalized. It’s throughout the city, it’s national, and it’s global. Continue reading
Rojava Persists: “How about we protect life?”
We are past the stage where we can say if we just change the government it will be fine. We need a more radical system change. More and more people are understanding that. It will—it must—be led by the youth and the women. Continue reading
Struggles of Women* on the Move
While all of them face intersecting forms of visible and invisible violence, making border crossing even more dangerous and lethal for women, we know that women on the move are more than what they are reduced to, and that they bear a power and a strength that no border is able to defeat. Continue reading
Let’s Do Something Else Instead
People are looking at the structure of this society and asking if it actually makes any sense right now, when we think about the interrelationship that we have with each other, interdependence, dignity, a sense of care for each other, and common good. 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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