Reflections on the End of Time
Politicians have articulated the absolute expendibility of most humans beings on the planet. That’s creating new forms of solidarity in the streets right now, and all over the world, as people struggle. 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
When the Future Has No Future
If we don’t start addressing the connection between capitalism—or capitalist realism, as the late Mark Fisher called it—and the psychopathology of depression, then we won’t get very far in treating the phenomenon. 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
Life, Death, and the Coming Calamity
Climate change is an invitation for all of us to recognize the reality that we’re in, and to ask essential questions of ourselves and each other. What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of our death? How do we wish to live, and how do we wish to die? There’s no getting… Continue reading
Progress, Purity, Ego, Ecocide
As European and North American powers divided the globe up among themselves and authored horrendous crimes on every corner of the globe, they needed to tell themselves that they were superior and virtuous, and they found a way to do it. That’s what the ideology of progress works for. Continue reading
This Libfash Death Machine Won’t Just Stop Itself
We have to think much more carefully about the system, broadly understood, and whether this system is in any way equipped to get us out of this situation. Continue reading
There is no way that we can get out of the warming condition or prevent climate breakdown without destroying and terminating things that are dangerous. Continue reading
Fear Makes Us Dumb, and Possibly Doomed
There is now a political constituency being crafted at the highest level that has fear as a motivating factor. Once the limits are taken off, we end up in this Mad Max world where whatever is politically profitable will be used, no matter how destructive it is. Continue reading
Who Gets to Live Long and Prosper?
If we do not take that power back from the people who have it now, they will find ways to maintain it, either in a post-scarcity world where they use things like intellectual property to maintain control, or in a world of more dire ecological crisis, in which they run away and hide while the… Continue reading
We need to stop saying “Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse…” Who seriously thinks it can’t get any worse? Still, there are things we can do–or rather, not do. Continue reading
Dead Land, Dead Water
There is a new migrating subject who does not exist in the eye of the law. She is the victim of forced displacement that happens where there is no war. Continue reading
Fight the Frackopoly
“If we’re really going to put together a movement to fight for something, why would we fight for these trading schemes? Why would we put the financial services industry in charge of the environment? We should work to ban fossil fuels.” Continue reading
A Disaster for the Whole World
“Go figure what is causing hunger. You’re displacing smallholder farmers from their land; you’re arresting them and charging them as terrorists if they protest; and then their lands are given away to foreign investors to grow what? Sugar and cotton.” Continue reading
On Extinction, Exploitation and Ecocide
“To say this is a general condition that has been created by humanity doesn’t give us any understanding of the mechanisms that have generated the environmental crisis—and consequently, no way to organize.” 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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