Signal is an encrypted messaging service that has been around in different forms for about 10 years. Since then, I have seen the software widely adopted by anarchist networks across Canada and the United States. More and more, for better and for worse, our interpersonal and group conversations have moved onto the Signal platform, to the extent that it has become the dominant way anarchists communicate with each other on this continent, with very little public debate about the implications.READ HERE : https://itsgoingdown.org/signal-fails/
The Bilderberg Meeting starts today.
It is a metting closed to the public between political, opinion and economic leaders of the "western world".
On their webpage they describe 11 key topics.
Among them is:
"The Weaponisation of Social Media"
And with the following participants they have the knowledge and resources:
- Alex Karp, CEO, #Palantir Technologies
- Eric Schmidt. (USA), Technical Advisor, Alphabet Inc. (they own the brand #google)
on their webpage you find a full list of who's participating and what the key topics are.
John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American abolitionist who believed in and advocated armed insurrection as the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States.READ MORE : https://www.wikiwand.com/en/John_Brown_(abolitionist)
He was dissatisfied with the pacifism of the organized abolitionist movement: "These men are all talk. What we need is action—action!" In May 1856, Brown and his supporters killed five supporters of slavery in the Pottawatomie massacre, which responded to the sacking of Lawrence by pro-slavery forces. Brown then commanded anti-slavery forces at the Battle of Black Jack (June 2) and the Battle of Osawatomie (August 30, 1856).
Lorenzo Orsetti (February 13, 1986 – March 18, 2019), also known as Orso and Tekoşer Piling, was an Italian anarcho-communist and antifascist from Florence who fought against ISIL with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.
Lorenzo was a chef by trade, sommelier and worked in different restaurants in Florence. When he lived in Florence, he became interested in the Kurdish conflict, his struggle against the Islamic State and the Rojava revolution, it was there when he met Paolo Andolina, an Italian activist and anarchist who fought against ISIS alongside YPG International. In September 2017 he traveled to Syria where received military training from the People's Protection Units (YPG). Once in Syria he struck up friendship with several Italian antifascist volunteers who were fighting there alongside Kurds.
He met several anarchist and communist militants from all over the world, but especially from Turkey, and was linked to the anarchist battalion IRPGF.
Upon finishing his military training at the YPG International Academy, he joined to the ranks of turkish TKP/ML TIKKO and then fought at the battle of Afrin against the Turkish Army and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army's jihadists being part of the anarchist battalion Tekoşîna Anarşîst (TA, Anarchist Struggle).
Lorenzo was killed in action on Monday morning March 18, 2019 in the village of Baghouz, Syria. He was in that locality fighting in the Battle of Baghuz Fawqani against the last bastion of the Islamic State in Syria. He was attached to an Arab unit when he and his comrades were killed by ISIS jihadists in an ambush, his death was announced by ISIS media. His death was confirmed by his unit Tekoşîna Anarşîst.
When announcing his death, his comrades shared his last will in which Lorenzo explained why he had decided to travel to Syria and his ideological motives.
A library in the train station of Berceto, near Parma, has been named in his honour.Read more : rsetti" target="_blank">https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Lorenzrsetti
The institutional left continues to fail us at all levels, rewarding our votes with austerity, reactionary border politics, patriarchal structures, and a dying planet. Now more than ever, we need to develop methods in order to survive and to build a world that the people who come after us can live in.people of color is the umbrella term for all who face oppression based in racism
The Stockholm Anarchist Bookfair will host discussions and workshops about how we as groups and individuals can fight oppression, and create and maintain horizontal structures and autonomous spaces. There will also be information tables from various publishers, organizations, and radical initiatives. We’re looking to build the skills that we need to fight for a better world.
The Stockholm Bookfair is an inclusive space. The total liberation of non-men, people of color*, queers and crips** is essential to anarchism and the success of class struggle. This liberation requires a fully intersectional feminism based in mutual aid and solidarity. We aim to build counter power for people whose existences are suppressed. White supremacy, patriarchy and ableism must be resisted at every level – especially when we encounter it within our autonomous and leftist movements.
Saturday June 1 is our main day, full of events at our venue Midsommargården. There will also be activities spread across town on Friday evening and during the day on Sunday!
There is still time to get involved so please contact us via email if you would like to contribute to the program or the bookfair in any way. Though we welcome proposals from everyone, we’d especially like to hear from people who speak from a non-man, POC, queer or crip perspective.
See you in June!
'if you're a matrix.org user you should change your password now.'
It's running again, but:
'The hacker exploited a vulnerability in our production infrastructure'
San Antonio police officer who was fired after colleagues accused him of trying to give a homeless man a sandwich containing dog feces has won his appeal but hasn't been reinstated.SOURCE
An arbitrator this month overturned Matthew Luckhurst's dismissal because he wasn't punished within the required 180 days of the alleged incident.
Officers reported the dog feces incident happened May 6, 2016, while Luckhurst was on bicycle patrol. He was notified of his indefinite suspension Oct. 28, 2016.
I started to work very seriously on the deck in August 2018. I planned out each card to reflect both the ways I have come to interpret each card, and aspects of my personal experience that relate to those interpretations. This deck is, at its core, an autobiography and an exercise in narrative self-portraiture as much as it is anything else, but it's important to me to make something that will speak to others as well.LINK : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antifatarot/the-witches-insurrection-tarot
Because this deck is meant to reflect not only my experiences, but also my values, it is an anarchist deck, so I have avoided the hierarchical aspects of traditional tarot. The court cards are named the Harlots, Enchantresses, Partisans, and Conspirators, rather than Queens, Kings, Knights, and Pages. The Empress is the Whore, the Emperor is the Mistress.
Visually, I've taken cues both from Pamela Colman Smith's famous deck and elsewhere, such as the homage to Artemesia Gentileschi's Judith Slaying Holofernes in the use of the severed head and vagina dentata, a symbol of the defensive ways in which femmes use our sexuality, in the Justice card.
While the popular understanding of anarchism is of a violent, anti-State movement, anarchism is a much more subtle and nuanced tradition then a simple opposition to government power. Anarchists oppose the idea that power and domination are necessary for society, and instead advocate more co-operative, anti-hierarchical forms of social, political and economic organization.#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
Arabic calligraphy as an art form takes many liberties in the form of the letters and how they are connected#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
They have flattened the curves and twisted the letters to give it the appearance it has.
Even knowing Arabic it can be difficult to decipher these designs.