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Posts Tagged ‘Ecological Destruction’

South Sulawesi, Indonesia: Blockade Action at Kodingareng Island Against Dutch Company Boksalis

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Women and fishermen from Kondingareng Island, Makassar City and NGO activists from ASP and KIARA blockaded the Boskalis ship Queen of the Netherlands in Galesong-Makassar waters. The action was carried out to stop the marine sand mining activities by the Boskalis ship which is damaging the environment and reducing the income of fishermen. The impact of mining activity has also created social conflict among the traditional fishermen.

Boskalis, the Indonesian state and its officials have been waging a campaign of terror against fishermen who oppose mining. Last August, Indonesian police sank 3 of the fishermen’s boats and criminalized 3 of them for fighting against the mining.

The fishermen struggle autonomously and use direct action on many occasions such as intercepting mining boats and forcibly stopping mining activities.

Solidarity with the fishermen of Kondingareng Island!

via Anarchists in so-called Melbourne.

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COVID-19的世界:资本主义时代的传染病

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

作者:CONTRA TODA NOCIVIDAD, March 2020 译者:晚霞

原文刊于 325 新发布的小册子 ‘Against the Fourth and Fifth Industrial Revolutions’ (ACN)

对于这个星球的自然资源的过度利用正在将人类带入一个自毁的边缘。我们生活在大多数是由连续不断的化学产品(杀虫剂、杀虫剂、内分泌干扰物等)的蔓延而导致的传染病之中,这对于我们的健康是有危害的。与此同时,我们生活在会导致大量人口过敏与患病的高程度的放射性污染所包围的大气中。这种对自然资源的开发还带来了技术工业对领土的破坏:地中海变成了下水道、东南亚变成了充满了化工物的荒地、非洲变成了一个大垃圾场,等等。Covid-19病毒的出现是工业文明的一个结果。

对于我们来说重要的是并不是这个病毒可能由于栖息地的工业化而从一个蝙蝠开始变异,或者是否这是一次美国对于中国经济的攻击。对于我们来说,最重要的事是这是一个让一切生活进程、日常物品甚至是地球上的生物都商品化的这个体制最后的结果;这是贪婪的体制企图毁灭一切活物,从而让这个世界完全人工化。我们不能认为我们基于在地球上连续不断增长的生活方式实际上是有限的,不会带来这些后果并使得其他灾难到来。

我们日常生活中存在的数百种化学物质改变了自然进程,从而导致了数百种“灾难”(流行病、气候变化等)。这些产品在中国每年造成150万人死亡,而且没有在新闻中报道,既没有引发社会担忧,也没有被限制,也没有导致恐慌状态。在西班牙,每年有1万人死于污染,但并没有恐慌——他们只是工业世界继续运转所必需的受害者的一部分,因为重要的是进程和它的贪婪不会停止。 (more…)

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México: Critica al ecoturismo en la era del capitalismo verde

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

De un panfleto repartido en algunos pueblos de México:

Hay que entender que el turismo surge a partir de la industria y el capitalismo, es decir, al turismo le es inherente el modo de producción industrial y capitalista. Hay también que entender que las vacaciones fueron fruto de la lucha obrera, la cual fue prontamente absorbida (mercantilizada) por el sindicalismo charro y el bienestarismo estatal que anularía de tajo los frutos de la revolución social.

Ahora bien, el turismo es una forma de MERCANTILIZAR EL TIEMPO LIBRE, DE PONERLE PRECIO Y POR LO TANTO SUBERTIRLO A LA LÓGICA DEL MERCADO CAPITALISTA. No estamos de acuerdo con, ponerle precio a los ríos, bosques y montañas para visitarlos, ni para ser explotados por la industria turística sea municipal, comunitaria, federal o privada.

Muchas de las comunidades que ejercieron el eco turismo quedan vetadas de sus propios bosques, ríos, montañas, manantiales, etc. Porque ahora la ocupan y disfrutan los turistas que muchas de las veces son de clase acomodada y de piel blanca o blanqueada (Neo colonialismo) donde los mismos lugareños acaban siendo empleados y cosificados por el dinero que gasta el turista en sus territorios. (more…)

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Resist the Fourth Industrial Repression!

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

ES | ¡RESISTENCIA A LA CUARTA REPRESIÓN INDUSTRIAL!
EL | Να αντισταθούμε στην 4η Βιομηχανική Καταπίεση

From The Acorn:

The First Industrial Repression saw us thrown off the land, forced into crowded towns and cities, used as human fodder for the dark satanic mills of the new steam-powered capitalist world.

The Second Industrial Repression electrified the rule of The Machine. New generations were born who had never tasted freedom. Their lives and their thinking were increasingly dominated by the rhythms of industrial mass production.

The Third Industrial Repression heralded the arrival of computers and robots. Human beings were now expected to meekly conform to these automated norms and functions.

And now we face the onset of the Fourth Industrial Repression (4IR), the most deathly repression of them all…

The 4IR wants to own, control and profit from everything that exists in this world.

Its Internet of Things aims to create a matrix of total connectivity, of which it is the owner.

You, your home, your family, your friends, your relationships and your activities will all belong to the 4IR. (more…)

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PDF: ‘Beyond The Dark Horizon’ – Green Anarchist Zine (Au$tralia)

Friday, April 10th, 2020

A publication of green anarchist art, poetry, stories, rants from ‘so called-Australia’

PDF: Beyond the Dark Horizon.

“We are in a new epoch of breakdown what will it mean to not have a horizon … to have no map of how act … to have only shifting sands to cling to and be in a world radically different than that of the last 10000+ years? What does green anarchy mean today.”

https://beyondthedarkhorizon.org/
beyondthedarkhorizon@protonmail.com

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Primavera silenziosa

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

È ragionevole descrivere
una sorta di imprigionamento per mezzo di un’altro
quanto descrivere qualsiasi cosa
che esiste
realmente
per mezzo di un’altra che non esiste affatto

Daniel Defoe

Perché dovremmo sopportare una dieta di veleni non del tutto nocivi, una casa in sobborghi non del tutto squallidi, una cerchia di conoscenze non del tutto ostili, il frastuono di motori non così eccessivo da renderci pazzi?
Chi dunque vorrebbe vivere in un mondo non del tutto mortale?

Rachel Carson, Primavera silenziosa

Negli anni ’60 Rachel Carson, biologa e ambientalista americana simbolo del movimento ambientalista internazionale, con il libro Primavera silenziosa lanciava una forte denuncia e un grido di allarme nei confronti dell’avvelenamento del pianeta causato dall’uso dei pesticidi e in particolare del DDT, al tempo prodotto e usato su vasta scala.
Una nocività di larghissimo uso come il DDT, usato ancora oggi anche se in forme più subdole, aveva portato a silenziare le campagne dai canti primaverili degli uccelli. Oggi, in tempi di Coronavirus, le nocività, oltre ovviamente i pesticidi, non solo sono aumentate, ma si sono trasformate in un intero sistema malato che quotidianamente quando non mette a rischio la sopravvivenza degli organismi viventi li condanna a vivere in un’esistenza tossica e sempre più sterile di biodiversità. La verità è molto semplice: noi stiamo soltanto cominciando a subire massicciamente l’effetto ritardato dell’avvelenamento chimico-nucleare-biologico-elettromagnetico cumulativo del pianeta, avvelenamento che accresce qualitativamente e quantitativamente ogni anno. La degradazione della natura e di noi stessi che ne siamo parte non può che portare a questo. In una situazione in cui le nocività si ri-combinano la questione non è se poteva succedere o no un qualche disastro climatico, chimico o di altra natura, ma quando questo sarebbe avvenuto. O, meglio, forse la domanda dovrebbe essere se non sta già avvenendo. (more…)

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Indonesia / USA: Jurnal Anarki Interview with Anarchist Author Kevin Tucker

Friday, March 6th, 2020

From Anarchists Worldwide: The following interview with self-described primal anarchist advocate, writer, editor, independent researcher, publisher, musician and rewilding human, Kevin Tucker, originally appeared in the first issue of the new Indonesian anarchist journal, Jurnal Anarki. Jurnal Anarki is written entirely in Bahasa Indonesian, and this is the first time content from it has been republished in English. We’d like to thank comrade Eat for making this possible!

1. Looking at the Anarcho-Primitivist Primer by John Moore, he explains that Anarcho-Primitivism has nothing to do with romanticizing the primitivist way of life, or as many people love to accuse Zerzan of, suggesting that we go back to the stone age. What do you think about John Moore’s interpretation of Anprim? Do you have a different interpretation, or perhaps even a critique of the Primer?

I don’t know if I would call it a critique of John Moore’s primer, but the ‘Anarcho-Primitivist Primer’ was admittedly a quick and personal take on anarcho-primitivism (AP). It was really only a few pages long, the kind of thing you hand out to contextualize other pamphlets, zines, and books you might have at the same time. It wasn’t meant to be definitive, even though, I would say, at the time it was still effective.

That said, I have a lot of appreciation for John, but his work was still limited by the time and when he died in 2002 there was a lot that had been kind of left unaddressed, to the point where a pamphlet like his earlier ‘Lovebite’ was dated pretty quickly.

A part of that is the terminology and framing. Personally, I’ve been moving towards a framing of “primal anarchy” over the term “anarcho-primitivist” for the last fifteen years now. “Primitive,” as a term, just doesn’t really cut it anymore, but it also reinforces this idea that “primitive” refers to a point in time or place. Like it’s something that has gone or remains in a few places. I think primal is a lot more fitting, which is the direction that Paul Shepard had been leaning in for some time. (more…)

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Anti-Pipelines ‘Shut Down Canada’ Flyers (Kanada)

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Strikeback For The Climate

Decolonization Means No State

Decolonization Means No State × 4

Reconciliation is Dead × 4

Reconciliation Is Dead

Why Wear a Mask (2-sided)

These flyers were produced with the intention to disrupt the liberal narratives surrounding the Wet’suwet’en struggle, and the activism we have seen emerge as a result of the most recent waves of state violence. Simultaneously we are inspired by the actions of many of our comrades, especially the Mohawk blockades and those engaged in militant demos and sabotage. We hope these flyers continue to feed the fire of insurrection.

Reconciliation is Dead, and Decolonization Means no State were heavily inspired by Tawinikay’s (aka Southern Wind Woman) work – much of the words appearing on them are Tawinikay’s directly. Her work provides a critical and revolutionary stance on current struggles to shut down so called Canada – we are very grateful for this work. As anarchists working to refine our perspective and practice, Tawinikay’s critical intervention with the struggle and Indigenous solidarity work many of us engage in demands our engagement.

Against the state and capital
For a growing militant movement

Links to Tawinikay’s work: 1, 2

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Naarm/Melbourne: Five Affirmations Formed in Smoke and Fire (so-called Australia)

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

FIVE AFFIRMATIONS FORMED IN SMOKE AND FIRE

1. In these fires we see the ongoing violence of more than two centuries of colonisation on this continent. In attempting to eradicate the sovereignty of First Nations people and their connections to country, so much long-held knowledge about taking care of this land has been dismissed. Instead of a holistic and interconnected relationship with the environment, there is a relationship based on domination and possession.

A colonial society is not capable of establishing a nourishing relationship with the environment.

2. In these fires we see the devastation that is arriving due to climate change. While mining and the fossil fuel industry should be targets of our anger, they do not speak to the entirety of the devastation. Industrial farming of water-hungry crops like cotton and rice while rivers run dry. Livestock churning through the soil as erosion leads to desertification. The logging of old-growth forests. The links in the chain connect to our whole way of life.

The scale of devastation is systematic, and so the entire system becomes our target.

3. In these fires we see the outcome of a complete disregard for life beyond generating wealth. And we know that there is no changing course within capitalism, with its endless drive for the next source of profit. The destitution that it inflicts upon all life and the environment through insatiable resource extraction has been noted. We won’t be fooled by desperately staged attempts at green-washing.

Capitalism will get no further chances.

4. In these fires we see that there is no way forward in rebuilding back to the way things were. This might not be the end times or the apocalypse – it might simply be the new normality. Catastrophe, followed by catastrophe, followed by doing the best we can to recover. But if ‘recovery’ means desperately trying to return to a way of life that is untenable, we’d rather not. Colonised people have been living and fighting through catastrophe for a long time. Do the rest of us feel that we have enough skin in the game now to join them?

There is not much positive in this disaster, but from these ashes we can build something different.

5. In these fires we see that those who govern us – no matter what party they represent – will never provide for us, even in the hardest of times. Just ask one of the volunteer firies fighting the flames. If it wasn’t Scotty from marketing, it would be some other insufferable fuckwit. They protect wealth and the economy, while playing on anxiety and fear. They do nothing to sustain us.

In these times of crises, we can only turn to each other in solidarity and mutual aid.

To finish…
This country now has its own climate refugees, joining millions of others from all around the world. We have seen people risk everything to assist each other, sharing resources and caring for others. This kind of humanity need not be reserved for extreme situations. While it might start the people immediately alongside us, the alliances we build and the mutual aid we enact will have to cross borders and reflect the global scale of what we are facing.

As the extreme becomes normal, so can our solidarity.

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PDF: Jurnal Anarki – Edisi Menjelang Badai (Indonesia)

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

PDF: Jurnal Anarki – Edisi Menjelang Badai

INTRO.
EDITORIAL.
KIDUNG BAGI UNABOMBER PART I.
KIDUNG BAGI UNABOMBER PART II.
KETIKA MASYARAKAT MEMBESARKAN HITLER.
KRITIK ATAS PRIMATA, EVOLUSI, DAN ANARKISME.
PRIMATA, EVOLUSI, DAN ANARKISME.
TEKNOFASIS KAPITALISME.
GERAKAN SOSIAL, MUSIK, DAN SEORANG HERRY SUTRESNA.
MAYDAY 2019: DUNIA ADALAH MILIK MEREKA YANG MUDA.
ARSITEKTUR DAN APOKALIPS – IVAN THEO.
TETEK BATOK.
BAGAIMANA ANAK PEMBURU DAN PERAMU BELAJAR – PETER GRAY.
PAPUA BARAT, KOLONIALISME, DAN SOLIDARITAS TANPTA BATAS – VERONIKA KOMAN.
KEBANGKITAN GLOBAL FASISME.
DOMESTIKASI DAN ANARKI PRIMAL – KEVIN TUCKER. [“>EN]
MERENGKUH KEKOSONGAN KREATIF: SEKELUMIT KISAH RENZO NOVATORE

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Excavator of forest-destroyers burned down in Kyiv (Ukraine)

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

In the night of January 26 the excavator «Atlant» construction company in Novosilki village, Kyiv region, was burned down. This developer had cut the trees in Teremki natural site. This fact was reported by local civil activists and media. The group of Nature defenders declares:

You cut the trees for your construction and damaged a part of Holosiyv National Park. We will destroy your property and a property of actors like you further on. The reason is that only language you understand is the one of force and fire. So you, and scum like you, will hear this voice.

People, destroy all the threats for Nature with your own force.
Burn, beat, crash!
Fight and win!

The New Youth

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Climate change – Some critical thoughts on common misconceptions in times of destruction and change…

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Originally published by Revolte – Anarchistische Zeitung, Vienna, Juli 2019, Nr. 43, Page 1-2 . Translated by Enough 14.

Table of Contents

A concern of ‘each and every one’

Green capitalism

Forecasts and the misery of the political world

Smart cities

In the past weeks we could experience relatively high temperatures again. So one heat record year beats the next. British climate researchers recently presented a model to calculate the temperature rise in the metropolises until 2050. Vienna is one of the cities most affected, with a temperature rise of 7.6 degrees Celsius compared to 1850, the year that is more or less considered the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

The consequences of global warming are melting of sea ice and glaciers, sea level rise, thawing of permafrost soils (which will release even more CO2), growing drought zones and desertification, increasing weather extremes, extinction of species, etc.

In addition, there would be further social, political and economic aggravations. Like famines and water shortages, deaths and illnesses caused by the enormous heat and epidemics, wars over dwindling resources and usable territories and a global migration movement. Just to name a few.

To pick out just one aspect here: If we remember how the political classes and European politicians reacted to the so-called “refugee crisis” in 2015. When we saw how borders were militarized, plans of action developed and powers for the military and police expanded. Not to mention the agitation of the mass media and the general racism, nationalism and panic that has been fostered by politicians, media and other opinion makers. And this was about a more or less still calculable number of people, in relation to what will happen if more and more parts of the earth become uninhabitable. Depending on how fast and drastically these developments will take place, we are talking about the largest migration movement in the history of the human race! (more…)

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Italy: Issue no. 10 of “Fenrir”, ecological anarchist publication (January 2020)

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Issue 10 of “Fenrir” has been published, an ecological anarchist publication, 80 pages, A4 format. Italian language.

In this number:

Editorial
If not now, when?
The black sun of the future (Autopsy of the revolution, part II)
The rise of the new populist right: an analysis of the current situation
5G, the network of domination
Resuming our black path, by Gustavo Rodriguez
Marginal contributions to an ongoing debate, by Gabriel Pombo da Silva
News from the necro-world
Updates on Prisoners and State Repression
Letters from prison

The cost is 4 euros per copy, or 3 euros for orders of 5 or more copies. The cost of shipping with ordinary “book folding” is € 1.30.

To receive one or more copies write to us: fenrir at riseup.net

Help us distribute “Fenrir”, if you have a distro or want some copies, contact us!

Italia: È uscito il n. 10 di “Fenrir”, pubblicazione anarchica ecologista (gennaio 2020)

È uscito il n.10 di “Fenrir”, pubblicazione anarchica ecologista, 80 pagine, formato A4.

In questo numero:

Editoriale
Se non ora, quando?
Il sole nero dell’avvenire (Autopsia della rivoluzione, parte II)
L’ascesa delle nuove destre populiste: un’analisi della situazione in corso
5G, la rete del dominio
Riprendendo il nostro nero cammino, di Gustavo Rodriguez
Contributi marginali a un dibattito in corso, di Gabriel Pombo da Silva
Notizie dal necromondo
Aggiornamenti sui/lle prigionierx e sulla repressione di Stato
Lettere dal carcere

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Aiutaci a distribuire “Fenrir”, se hai una distro o vuoi un po’ di copie, contattaci!

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Greta Thunberg: The Billionaires’ Favourite

Friday, January 10th, 2020

via Winter Oak/Acorn, check original for full links, not included here due to hostile sources. Against the techno-capitalist nightmare future:

“Wow, this is unbelievable!” tweeted Greta Thunberg in response to the news that she had been named Time magazine Person of the Year for 2019.

Only it wasn’t, because the owner of Time is one of the wealthy business people who have been aiding and abetting her meteoric rise to fame.

What is truly unbelievable is that there is still anyone out there who has not grasped that the Greta brand (rather than the person herself) has been carefully manufactured and exploited to promote a particular block of vested financial interests. (more…)

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Germany: “After #COP25…” – Statement from the Osterholz Forest Occupation

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

After COP25 and the Economic Stimulus Package: Stop Appealing to those Responsible! What We Need is a Revolt!

Wuppertal. Haan. December 26th, 2019. Since August 15th, 2019 we’ve occupied the Osterholz Forest. A lot has happened in these four and a half months. The forest that was supposed to be cleared in October is still standing, and that’s good. We will continue to actively oppose the possible clearing for the capitalist interests of a private company called Oetelshofen.

On September 20th, millions of people took to the streets worldwide to demonstrate for climate justice. The German government’s response should be a lesson to all those who think that decisive changes will come from the rulers. The “climate package” presented by the German government is above all an economic stimulus package for the (E) car industry. The proposed coal phase-out law is primarily a wind power phase-out law. The rulers are trying to cheat their way through by deceiving public opinion. Business as usual. The COP25 climate negotiations have also failed miserably. No wonder, because the rulers have long since understood what needs to be done, but that is exactly what they don’t want to do. Those who believe that the rulers “have not yet understood the seriousness of the situation” succumb to a mistaken belief: the rulers have understood the seriousness of the situation very well. Their interests simply lie elsewhere. The lackeys of capital stand for an everlasting situation and their friends of green capital only want to change things slightly. Instead of destroying entire regions for coal, they now want to destroy unique landscapes for the mining of lithium for their electric cars. The same sauce, but now with a green colour. (more…)

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