Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Nej til Ungdomshuset

d. 16-12-2006 udviste Ungdomshuset, Jagtvej 69 endnu engang en autonom fremgangsmetode, idet at gaderne blev lavet om til regulær gadekamp imellem Politiet og de autonome stormtropper.

Workers union fight police in South Korea - 19.11.03

G8 Anarchists vs Police in Stirling - 06.07.05

Anarchists push through police lines in an attempt to block the M9 motorway ahead of the 2005 G8 summit in Scotland.

Banksy vs. the Streets

Stencil Art Pictures from Banksy and Music by the Streets "turn the page"

Why I Love Shoplifting

A Spoken Work Interpritation of The Essay "Why I Love Shoplifting From Big Corporations" Published in Days of War, Nights of Love.

Sofia 1May 2006 Demonstration

Anarchy is FREEDOM!!!

Anarchy Protest in Sofia

Protest Sofia 11.03.2006


Antifascist berlin riot

Anarchist Mural in Dublin Ireland

On the way to the train station one afternoon while visiting Dublin Ireland I came across this anarchist mural. I used "Captain Anarchy" by Anti-Flag for the song.

Wall dismantled at Zbuba village, 09.11.2003

November 9th, 2003 -- the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, and the first international day against the wall in Palestine -- was marked in the village of Zbuba by dismantling a part of the wall. Palestinians, Israelis and international managed to remove about 30 meters of the wall with no serious injuries, and no arrests.

Anarchists blockade downtown Tel Aviv

For the second time in a month activists from Anarchists Against the Wall blocked one of Tel Aviv's busiest streets using razor wire taken from the segregation wall in the West Bank village of Bil'in. In a replica of an action on December 28th, the activists brought Rothschild Street in downtown Tel Aviv to a standstill this afternoon at around 3 pm

Global Tribe - Anarchist Punk Collective in Mexico

Wisdom of an old Revolutionary

An old Jewish American anarchist talks about the importance of perseverance in the pursuit of revolution.

Jewish Anarchist song

An old Jewish anarchist revolutionary anthem

Anarchist Emma Goldman (part 1)

Anarchist Emma Goldman (part 2)

Emma Goldman

Unfortunately, there are still a number of people who continue in the fatal belief that government rests on natural laws, that it maintains social order and harmony, that it diminishes crime, and that it prevents the lazy man from fleecing his fellows.

A natural law is that factor in man which asserts itself freely and spontaneously without any external force, in harmony with the requirements of nature. For instance, the demand for nutrition, for sex gratification, for light, air, and exercise, is a natural law. But its expression needs not the machinery of government, needs not the club, the gun, the handcuff, or the prison. To obey such laws, if we may call it obedience, requires only spontaneity and free opportunity. That governments do not maintain themselves through such harmonious factors is proven by the terrible array of violence, force, and coercion all governments use in order to live.

Order derived through submission and maintained by terror is not much of a safe guarantee; yet that is the only "order" that governments have ever maintained. True social harmony grows naturally out of solidarity of interests. In a society where those who always work never have anything, while those who never work enjoy everything, solidarity of interests is non-existent; hence social harmony is but a myth. The only way organized authority meets this grave situation is by extending still greater privileges to those who have already monopolized the earth, and by still further enslaving the disinherited masses. Thus the entire arsenal of government--laws, police, soldiers, the courts, legislatures, prisons,--is strenuously engaged in "harmonizing" the most antagonistic elements in society.

The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation. Crime is naught but misdirected energy. So long as every institution of today, economic, political, social, and moral, conspires to misdirect human energy into wrong channels; so long as most people are out of place doing the things they hate to do, living a life they loathe to live, crime will be inevitable, and all the laws on the statutes can only increase, but never do away with, crime.

The deterrent influence of law on the lazy man is too absurd to merit consideration. If society were only relieved of the waste and expense of keeping a lazy class, and the equally great expense of the paraphernalia of protection this lazy class requires, the social tables would contain an abundance for all, including even the occasional lazy individual. Besides, it is well to consider that laziness results either from special privileges, or physical and mental abnormalities. Our present insane system of production fosters both, and the most astounding phenomenon is that people should want to work at all now. Anarchism aims to strip labor of its deadening, dulling aspect, of its gloom and compulsion. It aims to make work an instrument of joy, of strength, of color, of real harmony, so that the poorest sort of a man should find in work both recreation and hope.

To achieve such an arrangement of life, government, with its unjust, arbitrary, repressive measures, must be done away with. At best it has but imposed one single mode of life upon all, without regard to individual and social variations and needs. In destroying government and statutory laws, Anarchism proposes to rescue the self-respect and independence of the individual from all restraint and invasion by authority. Only in freedom can man grow to his full stature. Only in freedom will he learn to think and move, and give the very best in him. Only in freedom will he realize the true force of the social bonds which knit men together, and which are the true foundation of a normal social life.

Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose of producing real social wealth; an order that will guarantee to every human being free access to the earth and full enjoyment of the necessities of life, according to individual desires, tastes, and inclinations.

Will it not lead to a revolution? Indeed, it will. No real social change has ever come about without a revolution. People are either not familiar with their history, or they have not yet learned that revolution is but thought carried into action.