Self Defense & Non/Violence
Open Letter to the Mother of Rémi Fraisse (2014)
I understand the appeal for peace. We did the same thing. Madame, people are fighting for Rémi, for their dignity, and for their ideals. They are fighting for you, for all of us. Continue reading
Dispatch from 2013 Exarcheia
Now based in Minneapolis, Antidote is engaging with new struggles that echo in many ways the situation a cofounder encountered in 2013 Exarcheia. Lessons from Greece feel very relevant to people’s struggles in our new home, ten years on. Continue reading
An Invitation to Revolt
So, you’re an abolitionist and you just lost at the polls. Maybe now you’re feeling burned out, disillusioned, wary. The fight continues, but how? Let us begin to find each other. Continue reading
Winston Smith and the Narrative War in Minneapolis
We had a political dissident in Winston Smith. He was an influencer on social media, getting the message out about different tactics than nonviolent protest. You can’t have millions of people getting ideas like that, you know what I’m saying? Continue reading
Zine: Field Guide to Twin Cities Collaborators
Detailed inside this pamphlet are some of the most visible collaborators carrying out the state’s strategy of recuperation against abolitionists, rebels, and revolutionaries, one year since the Minneapolis Uprising. Continue reading
Zine: Tekmîllin’ Like a Villain
A short guide to a simple and transformative way to commune-icate, inspired by practice in Rojava, informed by experience in Mni Sota. Continue reading
Climate Resistance: “The time has come for something different.”
We are in such a dire situation. We’ve tried with peaceful, polite, civil means, with no property destruction involved, just maximum restraint and peaceful civil disobedience. With very few exceptions, that’s as far as the climate movement has dared to go. We haven’t reached far enough by employing only these methods. Continue reading
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
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
Climate Emergency in Switzerland
On the way to court on the second day, we all saw each other again for the first time. We were so excited, playing around, singing and laughing…afterwards the guards were way more pissed off than before. They were really mad about it! Continue reading
The Hope and Tragedy of a Revolutionary
“See these people who are going out and protesting? They will once again go out against Bashar al-Assad, corruption, oppression, Russia, Iran, and all the nations of the world. This nation will never submit again. This matter has already been decided. We’re already victorious; we can’t be defeated. These coming days, I believe we are… Continue reading
Take it from a Veteran Civil Rights Attorney: Yes ACAB
If there isn’t resistance to police brutality, then the white supremacy and violence will increase. In some ways, we’re holding back a tide more than we’re actually advancing the bar. Continue reading
People Will Always Defend Themselves
When I talk about political violence, what I mean is protective violence. Black people have had to use violence to protect themselves. If someone was trying to capture and enslave them, they felt well within their rights to use deadly force to combat that. Continue reading
Black Radicalism: “We need to start again.”
All of the great institutions in the West are built on the original sin of racism and genocide. What’s worse: it’s not like it stopped. Continue reading
On the Syrian Revolution
An anarchist initiative – a comprehensive study and call to action – from within Korydallos prison, Greece 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 Empathy Greece Housing Justice Insurrection Islamophobia Kurdistan LeftEast Minneapolis Mutual Aid Neoliberalism No One Is Illegal No Pasarán! One World One Struggle Palaces & Vaults Philosophy Police & Prisons Political Prisoners Post-Socialism Propaganda & Disinformation Que Se Vayan Todos Racism 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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