04.04.18: As of this date the online project Insurrection News is on hiatus. It’s uncertain at this stage whether this will be short-term or permanent, in any case the blog and it’s contents will remain as an archive as will our twitter feed.
We’d like to thank everybody who has contributed in any way to this project since its inception, there are too many of you to thank individually, but know that your contributions and assistance over the past couple of years have been greatly appreciated.
Whilst this online anarchist counter-information project has now become inactive for the foreseeable future, there are plenty of other projects of a similar nature that are still very much in existence and worth supporting – you can find the majority of them in the links section of this blog.
This project may have ceased for now, but as always – nothing is over, everything continues. Besides, anarchy is so much more than a virtual / on-screen representation of our unceasing insurrectionist war against authority – anarchy lives when it is lived!
“We’ve almost forgotten that when we want to talk with someone, we can go to their place and knock on the door. We’ve almost forgotten what it means to communicate in person, with emotions, laughter, or anger that can be read on our faces, in the tone of our voice, or in the trembling of our hands. We’ve almost forgotten that not so long ago these machines weren’t part of our lives, that we weren’t closed into these digital worlds that take more and more control over our days, that people lived, loved, communicated, and kept up to date on the news without these invasive technologies.
Sometimes in the metro, we feel like intruders, as one of those rare individuals not absorbed by their little screen and headphones, oblivious to the people around them. By folding in on ourselves in this way, we don’t even notice how society is changed by these technologies.
…And if we relearned how to live without these machines? What if we cut the virtual cord and reconnected with each other, weaving complicities in person to fill the void created by our atomisation? We could reconnect with time, space, and each other, everything that the cold interaction with machines has pushed to the background.
What if we openly blaspheme against the religion of connectivity? What if we storm this much-vaunted technological heaven, but which seems more like a science-fiction nightmare?
What if we destroy the machines…” –
from the anarchist wall-paper ‘Blasphegme’