Newsletter #159: Facebook Has Banned Many Anarchist Publishers

Hello Recompilers,

Some of the editors of Recompiler (not me, I’m just a newsletter-writer) have started a blog to track the Portland protests and it’s one of the best resources I’ve seen to keep up with what’s going on, with timelines of each night and a roundup of news.


This week Facebook changed its policies in a dangerous way that could have disastrous long term effects: they decided to ban large numbers of anarchist news sources and publishers, such as the venerable publisher CrimethInc and the news site It’s Going Down. Anarchists, as some of the Leftists who envision the most sweeping change to society, have served for a hundred and fifty years as a sort of canary in a birdcage when it comes to political repression.

For an example of the kind of essential work done by It’s Going Down, here is a tactical and strategic analysis of protests in a small city, from a Black anarchist perspective. These are the kinds of stories that Facebook is trying to repress.

Teachers in Detroit have developed a novel form of labor protest: a safety strike. If their safety protocol demands are not met, they will not teach in-person, but only online. 91% of teachers agreed to the strike.


The Final Straw: RVA In The Uprising with L and Buzz
Activists from Richmond, Virginia talk about their anti-repression work during the uprising.

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This newsletter compiled by Margaret Killjoy (@magpiekilljoy). Margaret is an author, activist, and musician based in Appalachia. Her most recent book series is the Danielle Cain novella series, which starts with The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion.

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