Cooking for Capitalism
Meth is an indicator of a toxic sensibility that dominates the way we live, in an embodied sense, as subjects of late capitalism. Continue reading
Refusing in Place
If more people are able to disengage even in some small way—not by moving out to the woods or forsaking the world entirely—and were able to find agency in the way that they direct their attention, it might remind us of the value of certain kinds of conversations and reflections, and help us have them. Continue reading
The Robots Are Coming and We Are Not Ready
If corporations that have no concern about people or the planet are allowed to take this to its lowest common denominator, nobody will survive on this planet except for the über-wealthy and the robots. Continue reading
Sex Workers and Health Policy Hypocrisy
PEPFAR programming must be preserved—but it must also be reconfigured, with guidance from voices of the subaltern that question neocolonial and paternalistic impositions and counter epistemic violence. Continue reading
Against the Work Ethic
Let’s get on with a society in which there doesn’t have to be a rigid relationship between work and income. 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
A World Free of Work Or No World At All!
Post-work and post-carbon economies are going to be two key pillars of any future left over the coming decades. Continue reading
Counter-Stories Against Robot Dystopia
“Other traditions in our history can allow us to tell counter-stories, to narrate our world in ways that resist and refuse dominant narratives that have horrible effects on people.” Continue reading
Abolishing Work (1982)
Under the conditions of capitalist production, the labor movement’s moralistic program can only be applied to work that is regarded as work by society. Continue reading
“There’s A Lot We Can Do Ourselves.”
They don’t actually have any vision for what kind of future we want. Do we really want to work more? I don’t want to work more. Continue reading
Quitting, as an individual act of rebellion, remains just that. To be revolutionary it must be an action taken collectively. Do we have it in us? Continue reading
Working Long Hours is Lazy
Somebody is looking at their resources and saying, ‘You know what? We just can’t be bothered to organize this properly.’ Continue reading
Über das Phänomen unsinniger Jobs
Sag über Krankenpfleger, Müllleute oder Mechaniker was du willst, es ist klar, wenn sie sich alle in Luft auflösten, wären die Folgen sofortig und katastrophal. Eine Welt ohne Lehrer oder Hafenarbeiter wäre schnell in Schwierigkeiten. Selbst eine ohne Science Fiction Autoren oder Ska Musiker wäre sicherlich eine schlechtere. Continue reading
Challenging the Prostitute Imaginary
Most people are doing work they don’t feel really great about, and if they had other options would prefer to do something else—but we wouldn’t describe their boss as a pimp. We wouldn’t describe capitalism as their pimp. 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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