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Check out Richmond’s new anarchist collective- Infidel Collective!

The Infidel Collective

Mission Statement

There has been a myth that the truth is transparent and that everyone has the freedom of obtaining information about the facts and theories that surround them.  The unfortunate truth I have come to find is that information is not accessible, if one lives in a more underprivileged community they do not have the same access to information that one does living in a middle class home.  This can be access through libraries, public school systems, and an easily accessed home internet connection.  Because of this, if a person is born into a marginalized community, they suffer the consequences of not having the proper information that they as an individual living in a democracy have the right to.  The Infidel Collective is set towards emphasizing the radical idea that information is a right, not a privilege.

All work that is published will both be digital and paper formatted in order to ensure that everyone is able to obtain the information.  I will distribute all media and literature by hand, through your local bookshops, in your coffee bar, and online through .pdf formats that can be read both on the computer and electronic reader devices.  The Collective will be donation based and all money made will go straight back into producing and distributing more zines, I should not make a profit off of giving people information they had a right to in the first place.

The Infidel Collective will carry information concerning Human, Earth and Animal Liberation through the intersectional school of thought.  I believe that all issues of oppression / repression are interlocking and must be problematized and deconstructed with one another in order to capture and dismantle the institutional pillars of oppression / repression.  We must understand that in order to fight oppression / repression, we must do so as a community of people coming from a plethora of backgrounds and identities that construct who we are as individuals.  If you are not able to accept, acknowledge and appreciate the beauty in diversity, you are further perpetuating the normative institutions of hatred and marginalization.

We must stand together in solidarity to fight the institutional boots pressed down on our throats together as allies.  Rather than turning our cheeks, we will bash back.  We will not assimilate into a normative society that teaches us to fear the other, to hate the other, to oppress the other, and to repress the other.  Equality is no utopia, together we can promise our future generations to come that they will be safe to walk the streets free to express themselves without harm and hatred.

In solidarity,
The Infidel Collective

 

 

 

 

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On Wednesday, August 4th, the Conspiracy Tour made a stop in Washington DC.  They aren’t stopping in Richmond, so the only opportunities for folks from around here to see them without traveling TOO Far were last night in DC, or tomorrow night in Carrboro.  I’d say it’s worth the drive, especially if you’re involved in any way with anarchist/anti-authoritarian projects and are unfamiliar with the scope of state repression that has been coming down on our heads in the last ten years or so.

The presentation began with a brief puppet skit about what conspiracy charges actually are.  Basically, someone can be charged with conspiracy to commit a crime if there is planning to commit a crime, and any action is taken in furtherance of that plan, EVEN if the crime is NEVER COMMITTED.  Normally for a conspiracy to exist, more than one person has to be involved, although there are some cases (such as Scott DeMuth’s) where the state will simply INVENT co-conspirators as “unknown persons” in order to charge an individual with conspiracy.
After the initial puppet skit, there was a brief history of state repression in America, discussing such topics as the FBI’s COINTELPRO program and the recent “Operation Backfire” and including information about how these programs gather their information.
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