Culture of Resistance
Things We Aren’t Supposed to Talk About
We are so much more than this ugliness which reigns. That hurts because despite the ugly, and its armies, and cops, and nation-states, and economic systems, and institutional violence, there is so much beauty. Continue reading
Looking Back on Sanctuary Summer in Minneapolis
A snapshot of the struggle for housing, health, and dignity that flew into high gear alongside the George Floyd uprisings in Minneapolis Continue reading
“The future is a territory to defend.”
We, the voices of peoples who for thousands of years have defended life on earth, have a message of hope to share: alternatives to the climate crisis already exist, they are alive. Continue reading
Zine: Tekmîllin’ Like a Villain
A short guide to a simple and transformative way to commune-icate, inspired by practice in Rojava, informed by experience in Mni Sota. Continue reading
Voices from the Frontlines: MMIWR in Minnesota
A conversation with Indigenous grassroots activists engaging in radical autonomous community care and defense work in the face of the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR). Continue reading
The Body as the Land
Violence to the territory is similar to violence to the body. Intervening in the territory and violence through extractivism is also a way of genocide. Culture cannot exist in the same way when the territory is under threat. Continue reading
Reclaiming Health for Ourselves and Each Other
We’re trying to make really big changes to really big institutions and systems that we’ve never existed without (in our memories). We need something that can help us in transition. Continue reading
Becoming Unreal and Impossible
If anarchism is a radical overthrowing of the very state that has dictated what is possible for us, then it requires that we think about some seemingly impossible things. Continue reading
Making Land Back Real
In broad swathes of the United States, government policy towards Indian land has been to try to take as much of it away as possible. It could now be easier for tribes to reclaim and protect their land. We have to fight for every single inch. Continue reading
Money, Divinity, and the Conflict of Enchantments
Romanticism is a crucial component of modern culture. It conveys something to us of the beyond, the divine. We are still enchanted by the natural world. We do love it. A lot of us do sense something in the beyond. Continue reading
Break the Silence!
Measures being taken to slow the spread of the Coronavirus have restricted access to refugee shelters and camps. But organized refugee women continue to reach out to residents, people who are locked up and lack access to information about the ongoing pandemic. Continue reading
On Indigenous Resurgence: “Are we ready to heed that call?”
Really it’s a conversation for Indigenous communities ourselves. What is authentic, as we move through colonization? And how do we ensure that the future we’re creating for our children and grandchildren is an authentic one that’s true to our ancestors? Continue reading
Doing Eco-Defense “In a Good Way”
Climate change is just the latest phase of colonial dislocation, and the latest phase of the disruption of what had been long-standing ecological systems on this continent. Continue reading
Listen to What the Earth Is Telling Us.
Those of us who haven’t lived through direct, overt horrors can still look out and think it’s not here yet, there’s still time. The reality is there’s not. Continue reading
Pay Attention: A History, Future, and Politics of Living with the Earth
Even if we are trained to ignore the embeddedness of human history within the ecosystems that give us the basis of our daily lives, it’s just a question of going back and reading history for that kind of information and for those kinds of relationships. 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.
TOPICS & VOICES
Alternative Structures Anarchism Anti-capitalism Autonomy Bureaucracy Climate Change Colonialism Corruption Countermedia Culture of Resistance Deutsch Ecocide Ecodefense Ed Sutton Education Greece Housing Justice Insurrection Islamophobia Kurdistan LeftEast Minneapolis Mutual Aid Neoliberalism No One Is Illegal No Pasarán! One World One Struggle Palaces & Vaults Police & Prisons Political Prisoners Post-Socialism Post-work Propaganda & Disinformation Que Se Vayan Todos Racism Rojava 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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