Over the past six years, cities around the world have seen peaks of anti-capitalist struggle: Athens, London, Barcelona, Cairo, Oakland, Montréal, Istanbul. A decade ago, anarchists would converge from around the world to participate in a single summit protest. Now many have participated in months-long upheavals in their own cities, and more surely loom ahead.
But what do we do after the crest? If a single upheaval won’t bring down capitalism, we have to ask what’s important about these high points: what we hope to get out of them, how they figure in our long-term vision, and how to make the most of the period that follows them. This is especially pressing today, when we can be sure that there are more upheavals on the way.
To this end, we’ve organized a dialogue with anarchists in some of the cities that have seen climaxes of conflict. The product of those discussions is a series reflecting on the opportunities and risks that arise during the declining phase of a movement.
Recent Blog posts
• CrimethInc. Gift Pack Experiment[Dec 5th]
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• The Ex-Worker #13: Ones and Zeroes[Nov 18th]
• Contemporary Israeli Anarchism: A History[Nov 11th]
• CrimethInc. in Hebrew[Nov 11th]
• The 2013 Uprisings in Brazil: Speaking Tour[Oct 30th]
• Deserting the Digital Utopia[Oct 28th]
• Deserting the Digital Utopia [Texts / Oct 28th]
• After the Crest, pt. I: While the Dust Is Settling [Texts / Sep 9th]
• The June 2013 Uprisings in Brazil, Pt. II [Texts / Aug 28th]
• PRISM Surveillance Device Stickers [Tools / Aug 6th]
• The June 2013 Uprisings in Brazil, Pt. I [Texts / July 27th]
• Standing on the Land to Stand Up Against Pipelines [Texts / July 9th]
• The Internet As New Enclosure [Texts / June 10th]
• Anarchism and the English Language [Texts / May 23rd]
• Accounting for Ourselves [Texts / April 17th]
• Rolling Thunder #6 Complete PDF [Journal / March 31st]
• Contradictionary [Books / March 24th]
• Recipes for Disaster Second Edition [Books / Sept 24th]
• Rolling Thunder #10 [Journal / Aug 27th]
A glossary of capitalist cant and anarchist argot—a field operations manual for the war within every word. In the tradition of The Devil’s Dictionary, it concentrates a wealth of ideas and history into aphorisms and anecdotes, alternately scathing and sublime, assembled with wit and whimsy.
We’ve have partnered with our dear friends in the NSA to produce a Customer Appreciation Page at watchingover.us. Our first outreach project to promote awareness about the PRISM program and the NSA in general is a state-of-the-art sticker suitable for mobile phones, computers, and other electronic devices. Sport one of these to let everyone know where you stand; take a roll to educate your fellow students or employees!