Contradictions and Crisis in Capitalist Housing
It’s a chronic condition of capitalism that lower-income people in the income distribution of any city are not going to be able to house themselves decently and legally. That’s true if you’re in Nairobi or Lima or New York. 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
Ending Inequality, Ending Police
As we rolled back the welfare state, policing became a primary way of controlling dispossessed populations while at the same time shoring up the interests of the middle class. Continue reading
Coronavirus and the Entrenchment of Neoliberal Fascism
It’s now become so brutalizing and so cruel, and so obvious and so visible, that it makes no apologies: some people should die so that the GDP can go up and the stock market can revive itself. Can you imagine? Continue reading
Covid and Capital
Climate change and pandemics are not just functionally integrated in the sense that the planet warms and it changes the geography of pathogens. They are integrated through the ideological totalitarianism of neoliberal capitalism that has been imposed on the planet. Not only are we as humans alienated from our work, but from nature itself. Continue reading
COVID-19, Rupture, and Possibility
When the present becomes impossible, rupture becomes inevitable. The question then becomes whether it breaks left or right, not whether it breaks. History has been un-canceled. Continue reading
Markets, Morals, and the Neoliberal Assault on Democracy
Neoliberals were not only clueless about the extent to which markets never really worked the way they described in their ideal. They were also clueless about the political, social, cultural, and theological ramifications of a radically marketized world in which we have not justice, not democracy, but only winners and losers. Continue reading
Against Economic Nationalism: “The working class does not have a country.”
Organizing outside of American nationalism means organizing with an increasingly international consciousness regarding the working class and proletariat on a global scale, and finding ties with projects and efforts that are happening throughout the world. Continue reading
Transnational Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity
We’re up against the new global capitalism. We need to link resistance movements across borders. We can’t confront this system just in our own countries. We need to link up around the world. 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
Destructive Creativity: Art and Late Capitalism
Art is not this pure thing that comes out of the romantic imagination, a spark from god. It has always emerged within and evolved out of capitalism. Maybe it has something to teach us about the system that gave birth to it. Continue reading
We Should Know Where We Stand
Internationalists and anti-imperialists should support all struggles for social justice, radical democracy, and self-determination worldwide. The oppressed have the right to demand dignity from whoever is denying it to them, and we have a duty to support them as comrades. Continue reading
Do people know that supermarkets routinely fly apples to the UK from South Africa to be washed, and then they’re flown back again? Norway flies fish to China to be de-boned and then flies it back. We are talking about the most outrageous waste, and a major cause of climate change. Continue reading
“We need to move from living in competition to living in common.”
Being able to let go of self-enclosed individualism could unleash a broad socialist project. Continue reading
Enough Is Not Enough
Even those rights movements that promote economic and social rights are not talking about economic equality. But people are angry about the yawning wealth hierarchies that are increasing in most places. 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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“… 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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