To the students – anarchism and students

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).

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Antifa is… to vote CDU?

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?

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Willl you hold my hand?

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: We would live that part to you. It is not something particularly bad neither it is something extremely inspiring. At least for us.

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Hammer and Sickle is not a symbol of freedom

In many public and alternative places around Germany you can find people painting hammer and sickle. Stickers with those symbols are combined with slogans for liberation and freedom. It seems like a lot of people have faith that this symbol is directly representing all the currents of the communist movement. It goes mistakenly to the extent that some of the anarchist next to traditional a in a circle paint hammer and sickle to show their affiliation with anarcho-communist movement.

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Getting organized as anarchist in Dresden!

September was filled with theoretical discussions and presentation on anarchism and different sides of it. Libertarian days did bring a lot of people closer to the idea of anarchism. However sympathizing to the ideas is one thing, organizing to reach those ideals – is completely different story.

To prove that anarchism is a living alternative to capitalism we have to get organized and this is our call to you. In case you are still hesitating or you are completely alone and don’t know what to do – we will try to help you out.

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