Anarchism and Optimism
Anarchism exposes the lie of liberal democratic thinking which says this is the best we can do. The anarchist says no, we can do better if we simply work together and change the systems that we have. 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
Ajour Magazin Alternative Structures Anarchism Anti-capitalism Arab Spring Autonomy Bosnia Brazil Bulgaria Climate Change Colonialism Corruption Countermedia Culture of Resistance Deutsch Ed Sutton Education Empathy Euro-Left France Greece Henry Giroux Housing Justice Insurrection Iran ISIS Islamophobia Kurdistan Laurent Moeri LeftEast Leila Al Shami Lower Class Magazine Minneapolis Mutual Aid Neoliberalism No One Is Illegal No Pasarán! Occupy One World One Struggle Palestine Papierlose Zeitung Philosophy Political Prisoners Post-Socialism Post-work Propaganda & Disinformation Que Se Vayan Todos Racism Right to the City Rojava Russia Russian Reader Samos Chronicles Self Defense & Non/Violence Serbia Slavery Smash the Patriarchy Solidarity Squats & Occupations Street Movements Switzerland Syria This is Hell! Turkey Ukraine United States of America
“… 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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