This is Hell!
Entitlement and Extraction: On Colonial Science
Making knowledge in a way that harms Indigenous land for the “greater good” is a colonial land relation. Continue reading
Myths of Decline that Destroy the Present: Rereading Roman History
The decline is real. The fall is real. But what’s remarkable is that the idea of Roman decline is always there, even when Rome is expanding, even when its society is getting stronger. Continue reading
We Can Replace this Rightwing Racket
We we all know what a world without police looks like. We know how to build this world. It’s a question of will; it’s a question of building on the experiments that already exist. Continue reading
Whose Land Rights? Dismantling Settler Dominion
Our relationship is directly with the spirit of the land itself. Their relationship is with a man who has dominion – it is based in a feudal system. Continue reading
“We need to arrive on our own authority.”
This whole thing is a farce, and it has to be uncovered. People have to pull the cover back off of this thing and it needs to be exposed. That’s why I write. We’re trying to expose certain things. We have to oppose the rulers above society no matter what their identity is. Continue reading
Abolish the Entire Settler Colony
Police and prisons are not the end-all and be-all of white supremacist power. Before the prison was established, before the official uniformed constables were in existence, there was still totalitarian control over blackness. Abolition must encompass critique of the entire settler colony. Continue reading
California’s Confederate Past and Present
Most people seem to think California is a bastion of cultural pluralism and progressive policymaking, but California had more Confederate monument than any other free state. 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
Degrow or Die
If homo sapiens were really selfish individualists, we wouldn’t have survived a few decades. We’re not fast and strong and smooth enough to survive as loners. It’s really communication and collaboration that has allowed us to create worlds and live in them. Continue reading
Power Is Rhizomatic, Power Is in the Land
Land organizes everything: Our perceptions of gender, our perception of private and public. If there’s still an element of humility within us, it reminds us that we are insignificant and our Earth Mother has her own timetable as far as when and how to revolt. 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
Dimensions of the Global Police State
The global police state involves a convergence of global capitalism’s need for social control and its economic need to perpetuate profit-making in the face of stagnation. Continue reading
The Body as the Land
Violence to the territory is similar to violence to the body. Intervening in the territory and violence through extractivism is also a way of genocide. Culture cannot exist in the same way when the territory is under threat. Continue reading
Contradictions and Crisis in Capitalist Housing
It’s a chronic condition of capitalism that lower-income people in the income distribution of any city are not going to be able to house themselves decently and legally. That’s true if you’re in Nairobi or Lima or New York. Continue reading
Agroecology or Ecodeath
With the increasing concentration of corporate power in the food sector, it’s very difficult to see how it can really shift unless we decide to put pressure on it by abandoning it. 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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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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