Why White Nationalists Love Assad
The Assad regime’s open genocidal policies against its own people are enviable to people on the far right. For people whose politics come from identification with the state, this completely unrestrained killing is the highest form of freedom. Continue reading
Against Multipolar Imperialism
The idea of multipolarity needs to be understood & critiqued. The left cannot abandon anti-authoritarianism and internationalism. Continue reading
And the End Result Is Hanau
No passport, no job title, no class position, no achievement will protect us from constantly being seen as outsiders, as those who do not belong. I don’t have to frequent hookah bars to understand the message of the Hanau terrorist and those who stoked his hatred. Continue reading
Lotsa Nazi Cops
There are people who come into the police department who already hold these views, and there are people who are influenced. Certainly openly racist police officers can have a continuing influence. Continue reading
The World at the Fucked Moment
All the analysis of the violence in the world seems to occur with the complete removal of human activity. It seems to exist purely as a form of speaking over people, a game of chess with no pieces, a world with nobody in it but foreign policy experts and talking heads. Continue reading
The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere
It’s always a real struggle for the left to successfully tackle oppression within its own ranks. But when we do it, our movements gain, every time, from the deeper understandings that emerge. Continue reading
Dark Money and Disinformation in the Rural United States
Rural voters are being stoked to feel anger and outrage at a mythical coastal elite exploiting them and enforcing federal regulations on them. They’re being told by rightwing media that this is all some kind of conspiracy. Continue reading
On Undivided Humanity
Does your society say you only owe good behavior to people who are part of the same racial category as you? Or the same gender or sexual category as you? Or only people who are citizens of your country and everybody else be damned? Focus on enlarging that circle to humanity itself. Continue reading
The Balkanroute in 2019: Camps, Cops, and Corruption
We have been alerted, we have been warned: three significant outbursts of indignation and information from an overlooked flashpoint in Fortress Europe’s worsening border crisis: the Bosnian-Croatian border. Continue reading
The Balkans in Rightwing Mythology
The ideas that became socially acceptable with the rise of Serbian nationalism in the 1980s soon found their concrete political implementation. What emerged was an ideological cocktail of racism, demographic panic, conspiratorial paranoia, and revanchism that ultimately proposed an urgent need for action against an allegedly existential threat. Continue reading
The “Network” Case and the Fascist Future Everywhere
If twenty years ago the post-Soviet world was “catching up” with the so-called “West,” it is the opposite today: post-Soviet Russia is the future of the West. Continue reading
Your Global Fascism Is Showing
Russia’s noodling around, egging rightward mischief here and there, while entangled in shady deals worth millions, is a dark-money connection worth understanding. Continue reading
The power of feminism right now is that it can be a uniting tool to make people understand how their struggles are related. We are much more powerful when we are fighting together and learning from each other than if we stick to our little pet cause or only work with what’s in front of… Continue reading
Brexit, Global White Supremacy, and the Fascist Internationale
They’re doing the practice of internationalist solidarity better than the left has done. It just happens to be this congress of the damned. Continue reading
The Future Was Up For Grabs
2016: “We do have an opportunity, and it’s our opportunity to lose. We have to get our shit together and seize it. Periods of repression and hardship don’t automatically translate into more resistance.” 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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