War & Empire
For Generations: Genocide and Information Warfare in Ukraine
The same energy is there today in Russia. There’s a pride in imperialistic, genocidal ambitions, and there is casual, proud use of genocidal language, cheering on the Russian bombs killing civilians and leveling towns. Continue reading
“I hope the Russian empire will be destroyed!”
Syrian-British journalist Robin Yassin-Kassab on the connections between the wars in Syria and Ukraine, the failure of the Western left, and ways to deepen democratic institutions. Continue reading
Voices in the Wilderness
Today, near my building, I saw that my neighbors had painted the “Z” symbol on their cars, this new swastika that marks the Russian military equipment going to attack Ukraine. They’re all in favor of the hellishness, the blood and death, the war. It’s so scary. Continue reading
No Peace in Patriarchy
Joey is from Lebanon; Aida is from Bosnia. They found opportunity to make many interesting comparisons between Lebanon and Bosnia looking at the ongoing impacts of the Taif Agreement and the Dayton Accords through a feminist lens. Continue reading
Against All Empire, Against All Oppression
It is absolutely necessary, and not a luxury, to support struggles for democracy and human rights wherever they happen in the world. That is part of the struggle for socialism. Continue reading
“Just stay in your country and die.”
Whether in Syria or in the diaspora, a big part of the problem is that Syrian voices are just not listened to. They know best what’s happening in their country. We could learn from their experience and support them. Continue reading
Against the Continuing Assaults on Idlib and on Kurds in Northeastern Syria
Statement by the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists in support of the sovereignty from below of the Syrian popular classes struggling for democracy, social justice, and equality Continue reading
The Syrian Quagmire
For many Syrians there can be no stability, much less peace, while those responsible for the country’s destruction remain in power. Continue reading
One Day in Hell
Staying there was not safe at all, because of the potentiality of the warplane’s return. I spent a total of ten minutes there; I felt during these minutes a severe exhaustion, I felt the heaviness of my body, the difficulty of breathing, the inability to think of anything. Continue reading
Four heroes of today’s global alt-right – Assad, Netanyahu, Trump, and Putin – have emerged triumphant over the corpse of the Syrian revolution. Continue reading
On the Syrian Revolution
An anarchist initiative – a comprehensive study and call to action – from within Korydallos prison, Greece Continue reading
What If We Still Haven’t Escaped the Dark Ages
Some converted happily. But many said things like, “We are being swept away by the torrent. We are men reduced to ashes. Everything has been turned on its head.” People were terrified. Continue reading
“All of these things have to be solved together.”
If we combine the ideas of ending tax cuts for the rich and cutting the military budget, we would have all the money we need for all these things we need for our survival. Continue reading
Eastern Ghouta: New Dimensions of Brutality
Eastern Ghouta is reminiscent of 2016 Aleppo: siege, starvation, bombardment, impending forced displacement. And twice as many people live there as were still in Aleppo at the end of 2016. Continue reading
Love in a Hopeless Place
The toughest battle we have to fight in Syria today is against the collapse of our own ideals, the fight against a mentality that subordinates everything to the exigencies of war. 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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