"To speak of the class state is to speak of wooden wood. The state is and can be nothing other than the centralized executor of a class detached from the people, for the subjugation of a people disenfranchised and reduced to a dominated class. The process of state management thus divides human society into social classes by protecting the land along with the man-made means of production as the property of the privileged class, regulating the permission for the use of the property by the unpropertied class, which is nearly everyone, according to the principles of the sanctity of property privilege and of the preservation of the character of labor’s performance as the hiring out of labor power. The state is made exclusively for this purpose; it has never served another purpose; it could never be made useful to another purpose."

Erich Mühsam (via class-struggle-anarchism)

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"At the core of the new clash literature is an attempt to define Western values and identity in relation to—and at the expense of—a threatening Islamic “other”. “The West” is portrayed as a fundamentally sound civilization, embodying the peak of idealism and human achievement, whereas Islam is characterized as a confounding diseased tradition that is rotten to the core. Whereas the West is inherently benign, peaceful (there is no critique of colonialism and the imperial era), and focused on the liberation of human potential, Islam is equated with violence, an irrational drive towards world domination, and an absence of human liberty. For each attributed virtue or positive quality of the West, Islam provides an idealized foil or contrast. The West appears without the taint of historical errors or injustices, while Islam is essentialized as the West’s antithesis, or shadow."

Meena Sharify-Funk, in “Pervasive Anxiety about Islam: A Critical Reading of Contemporary ‘Clash’ Literature” (via afghangry)

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strangeremains:

Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it.  The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.  

strangeremains:

Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it.  The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.  

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Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating

salviprince:

1. There is no “lax enforcement” on the U.S./Mexico border.

2. The migration of children and families didn’t just start recently.

3. The recent increase in the numbers of child migrants is not just a response to gang violence, although this is the most-cited cause in U.S. media coverage.

4. The failure of Central America’s economies is largely due to the North American and Central American Free Trade Agreements.

5. When governments or people have resisted NAFTA and CAFTA, the United States has threatened reprisal.

6.  Gang violence in Central America has a U.S. origin.

7.  Moreover, U.S. foreign policy in Central America has actively led to the growth of gang violence there.

8. Kids looking for families here are looking for those who were already displaced by war and economic crisis.

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marxvx:

liberal social justice is saying “don’t discriminate against poor people” instead of “why are people poor in the fucking first place”

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"Well-being for all is not a dream. It is possible, realizable, owing to all that our ancestors have done to increase our powers of production."

The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin.
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zeroanaphora:

reblogged before, but… too good.

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Al-Qaeda recruitment video.

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"The more capitalist development advances, that is to say the more the production of relative surplus value penetrates everywhere, the more the circuit production “” distribution”” exchange “” consumption inevitably develops; that is to say that the relationship between capitalist production and bourgeois society, between the factory and society, between society and the state, become [sic] more and more organic. At the highest level of capitalist development social relations become moments of the relations of production, and the whole society becomes an articulation of production. In short, all of society lives as a function of the factory and the factory extends its exclusive domination over all of society."

Mario Tronti, Quaderni Rossi no. 2, 1962 (via class-struggle-anarchism)

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