One World One Struggle
The Kafala System: Ferocious Exploitation in Lebanon
The time has come for a revolutionary grassroots organization that replaces civil society organizations and embassies pandering to the Lebanese regime’s racist policies. We must build a public safety net that transcends fragmented and sporadic individual aid initiatives. This fascist system will not stop otherwise. 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
Struggles of Women* on the Move
While all of them face intersecting forms of visible and invisible violence, making border crossing even more dangerous and lethal for women, we know that women on the move are more than what they are reduced to, and that they bear a power and a strength that no border is able to defeat. 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
Struggles for Justice in Syria and Lebanon
Something changed in 2011, and despite the massive repression that protest movements have faced, something has changed within people. That’s going to have a massive impact on the future. There’s going to be a lot of change happening in the region, and we’re only at the start of that process. Continue reading
What Shall We Write About Idlib?
We write so that the impunity enjoyed by the known criminals doesn’t pass without witnesses and testimonies. As for those silent about, or complicit with, the criminals: to despise them is most likely what helps us keep going. 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
Earth to Dogmatic Leftists: You Are Making Solidarity Impossible
There is the potential to create an international solidarity network based on basic principles that most people believe in. But you have to listen and not be dicks. 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
Syria, Refugees, and Solidarity
If the relatively small number of refugees can be used today as an excuse for restricting freedom of movement, building walls and impenetrable borders, increasing the powers of the security state, and fomenting divisions based on race, religion, or national origin, what will tomorrow bring when the effects of climate change and ecological collapse cause… 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
Against the Continuing Assaults on Idlib and on Kurds in Northeastern Syria
Statement by the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists in support of the sovereignty from below of the Syrian popular classes struggling for democracy, social justice, and equality 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
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
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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