Struggles for Justice in Syria and Lebanon
Something changed in 2011, and despite the massive repression that protest movements have faced, something has changed within people. That’s going to have a massive impact on the future. There’s going to be a lot of change happening in the region, and we’re only at the start of that process. Continue reading
Sleep, Dream, and Fight Together
What happens when people camp together, sleep together, and are not in a rush? Well, they talk about all kinds of things. They establish forms of solidarity through conversation. Continue reading
Call to Action: March to Protect the Sacred!
We will fight the forces of death with life! We will fight colonial violence, capitalist greed, and ecological destruction with our memories, our witness, our songs, and our bodies! We will not give up! We will stop Line 3, and we will build a better future without it! Continue reading
What we saw in Portugal in 1974 was men and women fighting together, black and white people fighting together, shantytowns and highly-qualified workers fighting together. The working class had a universal project of changing society. The Portuguese road to socialism in ’74 and ’75 was full of liberty. Continue reading
On Abolitionist Socialist Feminism
The call is for a particular recognition of coherence, of racist misogyny and the fact that you can’t separate racism from misogyny—you just can’t. But everybody does. Continue reading
First Berlin, then the World
As long as patriarchy perpetuates the violent idea that men have more rights than women, no one will live in freedom. The moment for internationalist feminism is here. Continue reading
Ecosocialism, Extractivism, and Dual Power
The state can’t do anything on its own, not even with the “best” person in power. Without social mobilization and organization, a left political party or leader will inevitably run up against limitations: the power of investors, the power of the ruling class. Continue reading
Anticapitalist Feminism for Everyone
To create unity, we need to take into account our differences, and the different ways in which we are oppressed under capitalism. We need to start from these differences, and on this basis elaborate projects of liberation for everybody. Continue reading
The power of feminism right now is that it can be a uniting tool to make people understand how their struggles are related. We are much more powerful when we are fighting together and learning from each other than if we stick to our little pet cause or only work with what’s in front of… Continue reading
Time to Rebel
The failure of humanity to meaningfully tackle this problem is completely off the scale. For thirty years we’ve seen calls to reduce carbon emissions, and they’ve gone up sixty percent. We are going a hundred million miles an hour in the wrong direction and we only seem to get faster. Continue reading
#AbolishICE: Targeting Prison Profiteers
There are ways, beyond just personal consumer choices, to make your voice heard and say that if these companies are going to be complicit with ICE, they’re going to feel the effect. Continue reading
Long term prison-abolitionist strategies are not necessarily the same as those we’ll need to free individual prisoners in the short run. But in Sara and Seán’s case as in any other, it is important that we have critiques of the oppressive nature of prisons in mind while thinking about the specificity of their context. 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
For a Green Revolution from Below
We have to keep struggling for what we think is right and needed, and we may even get some small improvements along the way, but we recognize that those are not enough. As we keep on doing this, it builds up the forces needed to drastically change conditions and the allocation of power in society. Continue reading
Overcoming Identity Politics Paralysis
If we’re going to criticize identity politics, it must be from a perspective that is itself antiracist and feminist, one that is seeking the most useful way of thinking—and acting—to oppose racism and sexism. 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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