The People Want
We don’t have to wait until things collapse to build the world we want to live in. There are people, everywhere, experimenting with and living these ideals out. It’s already happening. Continue reading
Ukraine and Syria: War and Resistance
The violence is there, it’s in the news: here are the numbers dead, here are the potential war crimes, the hospitals bombed, the markets bombed. We’ve become desensitized to this, globally. And yet there is so much that people are doing on the ground, and a lot of creative actions. Continue reading
Our Wounds Are Bridges
Amplifying the voices of those who are in the middle of the fight, those who have suffered; asking people what life they want to live and then helping them to build it: this is what we need to be doing together. Continue reading
I Am Angry
I am pleased that refugees from Ukraine are being helped. Refugees from Ukraine are seen as people, but refugees like me from Africa and middle eastern countries are not such ‘good’ humans. We are insulted! Continue reading
We Are Not Trash
Encampment evictions are happening in the midst of multiple outbreaks, and alongside record high numbers of overdose deaths. These evictions and health crises disproportionately affect Indigenous people and people of color, and we cannot pretend that these crises are separate or minimize their magnitude. Continue reading
The World Is Non-Binary
“Neither Washington nor Beijing” doesn’t simply signal that both states are equally bad, but it recognizes that imperialism is a world system not limited to the boundaries of nation-states. Continue reading
Reflections on the End of Time
Politicians have articulated the absolute expendibility of most humans beings on the planet. That’s creating new forms of solidarity in the streets right now, and all over the world, as people struggle. Continue reading
When the Future Has No Future
If we don’t start addressing the connection between capitalism—or capitalist realism, as the late Mark Fisher called it—and the psychopathology of depression, then we won’t get very far in treating the phenomenon. 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
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
Struggles for Justice in Syria and Palestine
Neither Syrians nor Palestinians need us to teach them how to liberate themselves. They know what they need, and they know what liberation for them looks like. But can we help lessen the extreme conditions they live under so that they have the space to self-organize? Continue reading
We Should Know Where We Stand
Internationalists and anti-imperialists should support all struggles for social justice, radical democracy, and self-determination worldwide. The oppressed have the right to demand dignity from whoever is denying it to them, and we have a duty to support them as comrades. Continue reading
Our Destinies Are Linked
What is desperately needed is solidarity among all revolutionaries (Arabs, Kurds, and all other ethnicities) who are against the Assad regime and against all the regional and international imperialist powers. Joseph Daher Continue reading
Worker Solidarity with Camp Makwa and the Movement for Environmental Justice
Faced with environmental dangers on a local and global scale, marginalized communities of workers are left with few choices except direct action. Continue reading
Heroism and Horror in the Mediterranean
There was nothing like “every man for himself” here. Even 5-year-old kids were helping any way they could. I don’t know how to explain it. The horrifying conditions in Libya have developed a strong sense of community among the people. 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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