Abolishing Work (1982)
Under the conditions of capitalist production, the labor movement’s moralistic program can only be applied to work that is regarded as work by society. Continue reading
Stop Waiting for It to Affect You, It Already Has
Facing emboldened racists: at the end of the day, it comes down to whether we want to have a confrontation on our or their terms. Continue reading
Kurdish Refugees: UN Issues Condemnation of Switzerland
Why should the UN have to tell Switzerland it has to protect the persecuted? Why doesn’t Switzerland do so on its own? Continue reading
Allein Machen Sie Dich Ein
Eine Dokumentation der Zürcher Häuserszene von den frühen Anfängen bis 1994 Continue reading
Short Story: “Winterthur”
Tim had convinced even himself that Swiss society was more open and tolerant than America with its smiling corporate fascists and their military police. In Switzerland, colorful, militant dance demonstrations were so common! Continue reading
Iranian Refugees Begin Hunger Strike
Over seven million people from Iran have had to leave their country and seek refuge in signatory countries to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Many of them are unknown activists whose names will only become known if they are killed or sentenced to long prison terms. Continue reading
Die Flucht – Die Herzlosen
Dieser Text wurde anlässlich einer Zugbesetzung geschrieben und den Passagieren per Lautsprechanlange vorgelesen. Ziel der Aktion war es, der Flucht eine Geschichte, und den Fliehenden eine Stimme zu verleihen. Continue reading
Prison Protest Against the World Economic Forum
It’s a moment I seize and make fundamentally mine, deep inside where no guard, no cop, no one else whose intention is to abuse their power, should ever be allowed to lay neither hand nor eye. Continue reading
Squatting Across the Atlantic
“Nothing is more tragic than watching generation after generation trash potentially powerful movements by making the same mistakes.” Continue reading
By AntiDote’s Ed Sutton We can all stop wringing our hands about “the next Occupy.” Whatever our reasons for doing so—worrying that it might sweep the globe with irresistible force, or worrying that it won’t—we can rest assured that it is coming, just in a form we haven’t imagined yet. Continue reading
Press Release: Labitzke is Occupied!
Even the market-minded Mobimo must make peace with these facts: While there is certainly money in housing, there are also PEOPLE in it. Continue reading
“This country is a prison.”
Despite energetic organizing, clear and reasonable demands, and a commitment born of desperation, demonstrating Syrian asylum-seekers have been met by a stalling bureaucracy and a sneering public. But prevailing European Community law leaves them with little recourse. Continue reading
Binz Bleibt Binz: “We are gone and yet we remain!”
As tensions continue to rise surrounding housing and right-to-the-city issues in Switzerland, one squat’s struggle was derailed at a critical moment by violence. How the Schoch Family of Zurich’s Binz responded and what we can learn from their equanimity 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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“… 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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