The reason for this article came up several years ago when I had a chat with a good comrade of mine. We were talking about the current situation with anarchist and socialist movement in his country, and he pointed that students were in long run actually a counter revolutionary part of the society. The person who said that was not a one-day anarchist rather a comrade that was fighting for revolutionary ideals for years. One of the main points of our discussion was the background of those students that are getting involved in the struggle – mainly this is the people from financially successful families that have little troubles in their lives. Most of them work for the pocket money but their life till the end of university is organized. Of course there are exceptions to those who are the first generation of students in their families, however those are in many cases exceptions in the left and anarchist movement. Apart from that distance from the serious economical or social problems gives them an easy way in and easy way out of social struggles – in case you are giving up your current group, collective or organization there are little consequences of that step. Together with this point comes the issue of short attention span – as a student you can jump to the hot topics as soon as they pop up and switch easily because of the previous issue. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to have a deeper discussion, but this conversation pushed me further into the topic although i never came back to talk to my friend about it. The irony of it was that he was considering doing several more years in university as a student (in his age he would rather fit as a professor than a student).Read More
The year is coming to an end. Time to slow things down for many people, time to spend with friends and family. People in jail do not have this possibility. Strict rules and routine, psychical stress, humilation and violence do not stop in jail at this time of the year. In the days to come isolation from friends and family and lonliness can be particularly hard on people.Read More
In this edition of Elephant in the room we spoke to translator of Anarchist Union of Afghanistan and Iran about the recent protests that were happening in Iran, repressions against population and possible development in upcoming months.
On top of that we read a mail from one of the labor activists from Iran who was sentenced to 5,5 years in jail for participation in protests in Mai this year.
Godspeed you black emperor
A silver mountain zion
Elections are coming and this time they are going to change the face of the world and Saxony. At least that’s what they write in the internet i guess. But somehow the narrative is repetitive. There were all or nothing elections to the european parliament where we didn’t get all or nothing and still are in this representative democracy. There were also federal elections in 2017 that were going to make the world a better place as long as AfD is not coming to power?Read More
In August thousands of people will travel to Dresden to stand up together in one big demonstration called #Unteilbar. If you haven’t heard about it yet, most probably you are living in a bunker and somehow you got this magazine by accident from your neighboring bunker. Mobilization for the demonstration is going full scale. Presentations, concerts and other public events are trying to mobilize as many people as possible to stand together for an open and free society and many other good things.
You can actually read their organizational call for Saxony on the website: unteilbar.org. We would live that part to you. It is not something particularly bad neither it is something extremely inspiring. At least for us.Read More