Thoughts on politics, religion, violence, inequality, social control, change, and random other things from an autonomous, analytical, adopted, abolitionist, anarchist who likes the letter A

Things You Might Have Missed

May 26, 2010 By: Mel Category: Misc

Hello all. Sorry I’m in and out of the internet tubes lately. In addition to work being busy, I’m juggling a bunch of projects. One of them is called Anarchy in the News. It’s a new website for news reports about anarchy or anarchists. You can check it out here.

You may remember that I posted a draft OpEd regarding the Santa Cruz May Day window breaking.  I didn’t get as much response as I had hoped.  So I started thinking about how we might be better at challenging the media. The site will track news reports and (I hope) inspire individuals to respond.  Also, I hope to coordinate some larger responses.  Let me know what you think.

On a related note, here is a post from a Greek anarchist about anarchist response (or lack thereof) to indiscriminate violence.

If you haven’t been following the case of the hikers who are languishing in Iranian prison, Common Dreams just put up a good post on the subject.

Lovely post about anarchism over on ladypoverty.

Don’t open this post at work, as there will be nakedness.  Try to pull your eyes away from the ass long enough to read Violet Blue’s words about the hypocrisy of the anti-sex, anti-gay, anti-human brigade.

That woman you just saw on Violet’s site.  Looks like some of our fellow females would not come to her aid if she were being abused – at least not unless she was wearing a knee length skirt and pearls.

A school employee was kind enough to supply students with dolls.  Awww.  Too bad they were fetus dolls.  WTF.  Somebody makes fetus dolls?  O.k.  I must confess that I almost bought the fetus cookie cutters at Crafty Bastards.  But I would not have given the cookies to kids.  Even I have limits.

Ever look at environmentalists and wonder why they all seem to be white men?  So did Racialicious.

I loved reading about Common Security Clubs.  A little more mutual aid in the world is a good thing.

And, finally, it appears that it isn’t only DC cops that are afraid of snowballs.  New York cops are too.  Unfortunately for cops in DC and NY, they don’t yet seem to be very camera aware.