Open Letter to the Mother of Rémi Fraisse (2014)
I understand the appeal for peace. We did the same thing. Madame, people are fighting for Rémi, for their dignity, and for their ideals. They are fighting for you, for all of us. 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
Entitlement and Extraction: On Colonial Science
Making knowledge in a way that harms Indigenous land for the “greater good” is a colonial land relation. 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
Climate Resistance: “The time has come for something different.”
We are in such a dire situation. We’ve tried with peaceful, polite, civil means, with no property destruction involved, just maximum restraint and peaceful civil disobedience. With very few exceptions, that’s as far as the climate movement has dared to go. We haven’t reached far enough by employing only these methods. Continue reading
A roving caravan strategy for crushing snakes and other capitalist parasites. Stop Line 3! 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
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
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
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
Radical Convivial Conservation
It’s just obvious that we need to move beyond capitalism if we want to be sustainable, because there is a foundational antagonism between long term sustainability and extractive forms of human development. Continue reading
“The way we build has to be radically transformed.”
We’re all too smart to sit around and do nothing. The math isn’t going to work out. We’re not going to make it in time if we don’t do anything. There is an ethical imperative. 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
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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