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"Brain Waves for Peace" – Final Chapter of 'Radical Peace: People Refusing War' by William T. Hathaway (USA)

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Brain Waves for Peace

From the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway

I was sitting in full lotus, body wrapped in a blanket, mind rapt in deep stillness, breathing lightly, wisps of air curling into the infinite space behind my closed eyes. My mantra had gone beyond sound to become a pulse of light in an emptiness that contained everything.

An electric shock flashed down my spine and through my body. My head snapped back, limbs jerked, a cry burst from my throat. Every muscle in my body contracted ― neck rigid, jaws clenched, forehead tight. Bolts of pain shot through me. I managed to lie down, then noticed I wasn’t breathing ― maybe I was already dead. I groaned and gulped a huge breath, which stirred a whirl of thoughts and images.

Vietnam again: Rotor wind from a hovering helicopter flails the water of a rice paddy while farmers run frantically for cover. Points of fire spark out from a bamboo grove to become dopplered whines past my ears. A plane dives on the grove to release a bomb which tumbles end over end and bursts into an orange globe of napalm. A man in my arms shakes in spasms as his chest gushes blood. (more…)

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PDF: Negación #7 – Diciembre 2015 (Mexico)

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Revista anarquista Negación numero 7 correspondiente al mes de Diciembre 2015.

Devido a un herror al momento de editar la revista, en publicación de un
texto con el cual no estuvimos de acuerdo en la manera de expresar
algunas cosas, este Negación de fin de año es difundido hasta este
momento. La publicación primaria de un texto que por confusión nuestra
publicamos en vez del texto corregido por quien o quienes lo enviaron,
retrazo unos dias la distribución. Como revista somos animadores de la
critica a organizaciones de sintesis, autoritarias y peasadas, más no
estamos de acuerdo con señalamientos sean los que sean. Agradecemos a
los compas que coordinan los blogs donde se difunde Negación por el
apoyo y la modificacion del post, así como la difusión de la revista.

Guerra social y ataque informal contra el poder y toda autoridad

Negación numero 7
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'Refusing the Military' – Chapter 14 of the book ‘Radical Peace: People Refusing War’ by William T. Hathaway (USA)

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Refusing the Military
Healing the Virus of Violence

Chapter 14 of the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway

RADICAL PEACE is a collection of reports from antiwar activists, the true stories of their efforts to change our warrior culture. A young Buddhist novice contributed this account, which we then revised together. To protect the people who have protected him, he wishes to be nameless.

Back in high school I’d been good at languages but couldn’t afford to go to college, so I joined the navy for the language training. They have a program where if you pass an aptitude test, they’ll send you to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, for an intensive course that’s worth almost a year of college credit. Plus they have an active-duty education program that offers college courses. I figured after my discharge I could finish my education on the GI Bill, and with my language skills, I could get a job in international business.

The other military branches offer programs like this too, but the navy seemed the best way to stay out of the fighting. I was hoping for a major language like Chinese, Russian, or Spanish, but they assigned me to Pashto, which is spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan. After training, I’d be stationed on a ship in the Arabian Sea monitoring phone calls and radio broadcasts, listening for key words that might give a clue about where the Taliban were, so the planes from the aircraft carriers could bomb them. I didn’t think about this last part, though. I was focused on my future. (more…)

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‘The Misery of Islam’ by Al-Djouhall (The Friends of Omar Khayyám Press)

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

“When I was lying in my warm, damp bed these questions did not interest me one jot and at such a time it did not matter to me whether God really existed or whether He was nothing but a personification of the mighty ones of this world, invented for the greater glory of spiritual values and the easier spoliation of the lower orders, the pattern of earthly things being transferred from the sky. All I wanted to know was whether or not I was going to live through to the morning. In face of death, I felt that religion, faith, belief were feeble, childish things of which the best that could be said was that they provided a kind of recreation for healthy, successful people…”The Blind Owl, Sadegh Hedayat.

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“The essence of Islam is resignation, submission to the order of things, and the will of God, the temporal and spiritual powers are one, as we said earlier there is a similarity between Stalinism and Islam, no wonder there is trouble in the Eastern bloc countries. People have had enough of the Kremlin Big Brother telling them what to think and do. The Islamic religion is part and parcel of the State, and the same with Stalinism. In Christian countries, the bourgeoisies which rose out of the feudal dark ages could not afford such luxuries such as an all powerful Church which went hand in glove with the State. From then on the bourgeois made sure only the commodity would rule and it would be the next God to be worshipped. What we have today proves it. Nothing is sacred, only things with price tags.”

Written in a still Muslim country on February 18th, 1989.

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'Why Islam is worse than Nazism' by Ex-Muslim Serkan Engin (Turkey)

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Why Islam is Worse Than Nazism

I am an atheist author and poet, who had lived as a Sunni Muslim for 23 years from birth, and I am still living in a Muslim country, Turkey. Also, my parents and all of my relatives are still Muslim. So, my critics about Islam can be easily consider this an inside view.

I know that the title of this essay seems assertive, but I will explain the rightness of this title step-by-step in this essay.

First of all, you have to learn about Islam that if you are an “outsider”, a non-Muslim, for example, a Christian, an atheist, a Buddhist, a Jew or whatever else, all Muslims have the “right” of killing and raping you, grabbing all your properties, your country, land, money and anything else. They take this “right” from the book of their belief, the Quran. In other words, they take this “right” from their belief’s core, the theology of Islam. (more…)

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PDF: 'Against Democracy' by GAC – Coordinated Anarchist Groups (Spain)

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Title: Against Democracy
Author: Coordination of Anarchist Groups.
Translator: Anonymous, 2015.
First edition: 2013.
Self-published.

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Please copy and distribute these texts, citing the source, for noncommercial purposes.

This work is free but it took effort, time and money to make, so any contributions will be welcomed. (more…)

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'Islamic and Christian genocides in Turkey' by Ex-Muslim author Serkan Engin

Friday, December 25th, 2015

As some have said in the West, in fact, the Armenian, Assyrian, Chaldean, Nestorian and Pontian Greek genocides were “Christian genocides”. On the other side were Muslim Turks and Kurds. The basis in society and justification in conscience of these genocides were Islamic rules. Islam gives permission to all Muslims to kill and rape every non-Muslim, and also to grab all their money and properties. The de facto killers in these genocides were the predatory bands of the “Secret Organization” (In Turkish: Teşkilatı Mahsusa).

The Turks and Kurds who killed their own non-Muslim neighbours, enslaved their women and little girls as sex slaves, and grabbed all their properties, had not had any awareness of “nationalism,” as did their commanders, the leaders of the Union and Progress Organization. So the Turks and Kurds who took part in the Armenian, Assyrian, Chaldean, Nestorian and Pontian Greek genocides massacred innocent humans with pleasure, had not done all this for the benefit of “Turkish nationalism”. They were simple farmers, describing themselves as “Muslim”, but not as “Turkish” or “Kurdish”. (more…)

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'Peace Chaplain' – Chapter 13 of the book 'Radical Peace: People Refusing War' by William T. Hathaway (USA)

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Peace Chaplain

Chapter 13 of the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway

RADICAL PEACE is a collection of reports from antiwar activists, the true stories of their efforts to change our warrior culture. A seminarian contributed this chapter about learning to love her enemies. Because of her activism, she prefers to remain anonymous.

To celebrate Armed Forces Day the military base near my seminary held an open house, a public relations extravaganza to improve their image and boost recruiting. They invited the public in for a marching band parade, a precision flying show, and a sky diving demonstration. They even offered free lemonade and cookies.

A subversive seminarian, namely me, decided to disrupt the festivities and remind people that the military’s job is murder. I bought a jump suit and dyed it orange like the uniforms the prisoners in Guantánamo have to wear. I bought two U-shaped bike locks, three diapers, and a pair of old-people’s rubber underpants.

All suited up, I had a friend drive me onto the base before people started arriving for the celebration. She dropped me off at the traffic circle just inside the main gate, kissed me on the cheek for good luck, and drove back out the gate. In the center of the traffic circle stood a flagpole flying the Stars and Stripes. I ran to the pole, fastened my foot to it with one bike lock and my neck to it with the other — pretty uncomfortable — and started shouting, “Close Guantánamo! No More Abu Ghraibs! Free the Prisoners!” People gawked as they drove by, some laughing like I was part of the show, some waving, some giving me the finger. (more…)

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Por un mundo sin prisiones – Conversación entre colectivos e individualidades anticarcelarias Latinoamericanas (PDF)

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

​Conversación entre colectivos e individualidades anticarcelarias, con la
participación de CNA Bogotá, CNA México, Rodolfo Montes de Oca desde
Venezuela, Publicación Refractario desde Chile (maquetación por Feral
Ediciones desde Bogotá, portada y cotraportada de Sin Retorno Ediciones de
Oaxaca).

Dedicado: A todas las personas que han dejado su último aliento con el
inmodificable anhelo de deshacer el mundo; y a quienes sufren, sufrieron,
resisten y resistieron, el encierro y los castigos diseñados para los
catalogados como “criminales”. Especial mención a lxs guerrerxs: Mauricio
Morales, Xosé Tarrio, Harold Thompson, Barry Horne, William Rodgers, María
Soledad Rosas, Edoardo “Baleno” Massari y Horst Fantazzini.

Por un diciembre negro.

Texto aquí:
https://es-contrainfo.espiv.net/files/2015/12/Por-un-mundo-sin-prisiones.pdf

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Semilla de Liberacion #4 (PDF)

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Compartimos con uds un nuevo numero de “semilla de liberación”, el
numero 4, continuamos cuestionando el orden imperante, fuera y dentro
de nosotrxs.

Lectura:
https://semilladeliberacion.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/semilla-de-liberacion-4-lectura.pdf

Impresion:
http://semilladeliberacion.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/semilla-de-liberacion-4-impresion.pdf

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PDF: Wildfire #3 – Anti-Prison Zine for Black December (USA)

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

From Wildfire

Download Issue #3: PDF

It seems fitting that we are releasing this issue now, in December. Following the letter from imprisoned anarchists in Greece and the call for international activity, Black December rages on, writing the memory of our fallen comrades with words, banners, stones, and fire. In that spirit, we dedicate this third issue of Wildfire to the memory of New Afrikan anarchist and Black Liberation Army combatant Kuwasi Balagoon, and earth liberationist William Avalon Rogers.

Kuwasi Balagoon was killed by medical neglect while doing a life sentence for an expropriation in which two police and one guard were killed. Kuwasi died from an AIDS-related illness on December 13, 1986. William Avalon Rogers took his own life while in jail on charges related to arsons committed by the Earth Liberation Front. He died on the winter solstice, December 21, 2005. This month will mark the ten year anniversary of Avalon’s death.

We write this not as a reminder of the risks inherent in struggle, nor to emphasize the brutality of the state. We remember Kuwasi and Avalon because their lives have created small spaces in our own lives where domination ceases and freedom blooms. We remember Kuwasi and Avalon because they have inspired us to act, in our own ways, against order. We remember Kuwasi and Avalon because we want to continue the struggles to which they gave their lives.

Most of all, we remember Kuwasi and Avalon because so many others involved in the struggles for black liberation, earth liberation, animal liberation, and anarchy remain behind bars. We intend to see all of these comrades free, and until that day, to act in solidarity with their struggles and with prison revolts wherever they happen.

Unwavering solidarity to all rebellious prisoners!
Memory is a weapon.

CONTENTS
– “A Balanced Approach” by Lacino Hamilton
– “The Freedom Movement” by Terrence Adderly
– A letter from Casey Brezik
– “Who Should Step Down?” by Jose Villareal
– News from Alabama by anonymous
– A response to Sean Swain by Christopher Reynolds
– A response to issue #1 by Anarcho-Faheem
– A reply to Michael Kimble by Sean Swain
– “Work Strikes: A Response” by Michael Kimble
– “Buckin in the BOP” by anonymous
– Call for a Black December
– A chronology of some actions August-November 2015

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Des Ruines n°2 is out now (France)

Friday, November 27th, 2015

http://desruines.noblogs.org/post/2015/11/24/numero-2-automne-2015/

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Facom Unit_02 – Spiral Tribe – 'Fac-Em If They Can't Tek a Joke' (UK, France)

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

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PDF: Straight-Edge Resistance – New Zine by Feral Punxvx (USA)

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

New anti-civ/anti-colonial vegan straight-edge anarchist zine from Feral Punxvx.

PDF: Straight Edge Resistance

Check out: theferalspacecollectivexvx.blogspot.com

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‘Anarchy – Civil or Subversive?’ : A Collection of Texts against Civil Anarchism (Dark Matter/ACN)

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Here’s a new link for our booklet about Civil Anarchism, due to a bug showing a 404 on the sidebar, which we can’t access right now. Beyond the ‘Movement’ – Anarchy!

https://server.nostate.net/325-new/html/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/civil-anarchism-book.pdf

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