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
The Counterrevolution Never Ended
“I was shocked to hear people speak about asking the military to come in, as if the military is not there already anyway.” Continue reading
The Anti-Imperialism of Fools
A “One Year Ago” special to remind us where we are is where we’ve been, and that In the Information Age, ignorance is a choice. Continue reading
Camara Negra presents: Ecos Del Desgarro
The story of an impossible revolution Continue reading
The Right to Bread and Social Justice
Social justice is the key to making any real change, and to all of the problems facing Egyptian society today. Continue reading
Still a Revolution: Solidarity Among Syrians
I haven’t met any Syrians who think that we should break up the country. We’re wary of further reinforcing divisions among us. Continue reading
The Quiet Counterrevolution of Human Rights Idealism
Transcribed from This is Hell! Radio’s 27 June 2014 episode and printed with permission. Edited for space and readability. Listen to the full interview: “Human rights really only make sense when we think about them in a world after empire.” Chuck Mertz: On the line with us right now is historian Samuel Moyn. Good… Continue reading
Democracy Promotion at Face Value
Transcribed from This is Hell! Radio’s 10 May 2014 episode and printed with permission. Listen to the full interview: “Improving livelihoods and education among people never helps authoritarian regimes, which is why they don’t do it themselves. They know that their biggest threat is an empowered, educated populace that can read and feed itself.” Chuck… 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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