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
Whose Land Rights? Dismantling Settler Dominion
Our relationship is directly with the spirit of the land itself. Their relationship is with a man who has dominion – it is based in a feudal system. Continue reading
Sectarianization Is a Sickness
The sectarian narrative is often completely false; this messaging of fear is designed to preserve authoritarian regimes in the face of popular protest movements that have nothing to do with sect. Continue reading
Abolish the Entire Settler Colony
Police and prisons are not the end-all and be-all of white supremacist power. Before the prison was established, before the official uniformed constables were in existence, there was still totalitarian control over blackness. Abolition must encompass critique of the entire settler colony. Continue reading
California’s Confederate Past and Present
Most people seem to think California is a bastion of cultural pluralism and progressive policymaking, but California had more Confederate monument than any other free state. 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
Power Is Rhizomatic, Power Is in the Land
Land organizes everything: Our perceptions of gender, our perception of private and public. If there’s still an element of humility within us, it reminds us that we are insignificant and our Earth Mother has her own timetable as far as when and how to revolt. 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
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
Becoming Unreal and Impossible
If anarchism is a radical overthrowing of the very state that has dictated what is possible for us, then it requires that we think about some seemingly impossible things. Continue reading
Making Land Back Real
In broad swathes of the United States, government policy towards Indian land has been to try to take as much of it away as possible. It could now be easier for tribes to reclaim and protect their land. We have to fight for every single inch. Continue reading
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
Police Unions, Politics, and Power
Police unions represent the most powerful yet reactionary and racist aspects of police departments and police officers. 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
Who Are the Real Looters? On Theft and Violence in a White Supremacist State
These are uprisings. These are rebellions. These are revolts. These are part of a necessary process to transform the conditions in society. People have tolerated as much as they possibly can. 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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