The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere
It’s always a real struggle for the left to successfully tackle oppression within its own ranks. But when we do it, our movements gain, every time, from the deeper understandings that emerge. Continue reading
Earth to Dogmatic Leftists: You Are Making Solidarity Impossible
There is the potential to create an international solidarity network based on basic principles that most people believe in. But you have to listen and not be dicks. Continue reading
The Balkans in Rightwing Mythology
The ideas that became socially acceptable with the rise of Serbian nationalism in the 1980s soon found their concrete political implementation. What emerged was an ideological cocktail of racism, demographic panic, conspiratorial paranoia, and revanchism that ultimately proposed an urgent need for action against an allegedly existential threat. Continue reading
On Dogmatism and Denial
We are witnessing a major crisis of the left. The most serious problem is not simply that the left has become bankrupt, but that it has hidden its bankruptcy from itself. Continue reading
How Fascists Operationalize Left Resentment
Anti-imperialists may believe they are on the right side of history. But history has already shown the results of opposing a liberal order through red-brown populist collaboration. Continue reading
On the Peculiar Racism of Soviet Émigrés
For less conformist members of the Soviet intelligentsia, endless condemnations of racism were essential parts of the state ideology they so despised. Continue reading
Die neue europäische rechtsradikale Welle und das syrische Regime
Es scheint, dass das Thema Syrien einen prominenten Platz in der Agenda der europäischen extremen Rechten einnimmt. Folglich versteht es sich von selbst, dass die Mehrheit unterdessen das Assad-Regime unterstützt. Continue reading
The European Far Right and the Syrian Regime
Originally posted on We Write What We Like: The Third Way march, with their Icons in “yes we can” Shepard Fairey style! WRITTEN BY HISAM ASHKAR, translated by Laila Attar and Ubiydah Mobarak News of the visits of fascist and far-right groups to Syria, to show solidarity with the regime, have recently started to emerge, especially… Continue reading
Born as out of some immaculate conception, there is no parental lineage to speak of and the modern xenophobic populist party neither has to defend their belief in national socialism nor reject any connection to it. 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.
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