Watch some impressions of how the citizen friendly Fire and Flames Riotwear Streetteam works hard to promote our brandnew winter collection 2014. Thanks to our brothers of Moscow Death Brigade for providing the adequate soundtrack. Check out the new stuff here.
Christmas and new year’s eve are coming. We don‘t care too much about these yearly rituals and we are free to ignore all this christmas hustle. But for prisoners it’s nearly the hardest time within a year. It’s getting cold and the lots of feast days end up in a melancholic attitude in the jailhouse. Beloved friends and family members are seperated by the grey walls of ignorance of this prison society.
So take a stand and do some jailhouserock! A letter or a postcard seems nothing compared to this brutal system… But to send some varienty behind the walls is a small brick of solidarity everybody can do and it cuts the disconnection and isolation which is forced by the prison system for some minutes.
The prisoners are our dignity and pride! All for one – one for all! Things you should keep in mind while writing a prisoner:
- don‘t hesitate – just do it !
- the cops / judges will read the letters, so no relevant infos about your political activities
- put a plain enevelope, a sheet of paper and stamps into your letter, so answering is easier for the imprisoned comrade
- if you are up for it, invent a fake surname for the contact, you know that the pigs are very snoopy…
Find out more detailed advices about how to write a prisoner detailed advises at Bristol ABC.
We support Joel:
Joel serves a six year prison sentence for antifascist selfdefense. Find more information at his support group. You can also buy a solidarity shirt in our shop. Write to Joel:
522 85 Tidaholm
You find an incomplete list of prisoners here and here.
The Fallacy of Post-Modernism. To me, it’s based on familiar ideas expressed in an exotic vocabulary.
If you look at Lyotard’s original “The Post-Modern Condition: A Report on the Status of Knowledge”, what he says is that in the Modern or Modernistic world you had several “Meta-Narratives” that organized everything, and in the Post-Modern world you no longer have any “Meta-Narratives” at all.
Well…what exactly is this “Meta-Narrative” spoken of?
In truth, what Lyotard was expressing is almost identical to historical ideas from Hegel and others that said that every historical era and every culture within that historical era had its own unique fixations and values….and that with the change of history, over time, one set of values declines and another rises in its place. None of this is particularly new at all, and it manifests not just in history and Hegel but also in Marx with the processions of different modes of production.
In Lyotard’s “Post-Modern Condition”, the question to be asked is why exactly the end of Modernism, as an era, would be replaced by nothing unique at all? One could argue very easily that the “Post-Modern” confusion he saw is a temporary condition based on the ending of one historical era and the beginning of a new one, a sort of lull in the historical stream between two eras, rather than anything permanent.
If, however, we really don’t have any overarching ideas or values that would rule our historical era, but everything really is now up for permanent grabs with mixing and matching, that would be significant, very significant…..but the post-modernists don’t provide any proof for this, and give evidence of not even understanding the concepts that they advocate for.
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#5„You gotta go out and paint and be called an outlaw at the same time.“ (Lee / The Fabolous Five, in: „Wild Style“ NYC 1983). Back in the dayz – a tribute to the oldschool! This shirt is about where graffiti has started from. A homage to the true hip hop culture – dedicated to all headz who struggle for peace, love and unity. Keep this in mind and resist the rules of this shitty grey‘n’sterile capitalist society. One love – one struggle!
#4 It’s not a secret that the background of Fire and Flames is strongly influenced by the british youth cultures born in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Of course this concerns the modern respectively the casual style too which is why we appreciate the aesthetic value of the old target. Unforntunatly we can‘t deny its origins as a military symbol of an imperialist and capitalist nationstate. Although we definitively respect that the bombs of the Royal Airforce for once hit the right ones back in the 40s we had to make some little modifications to align it with the revolutionary FF policy. We call the beautiful result Falling Empire and perceive it as a call to shut down every empire but the Empire of Freedom (Marx).
#3 Hey stupid, revolution is not just boys‘ fun – quite the contrary! This one is in total support for all those who are forced to stand strong against everydays‘ sexist discrimination, exploitation and violence in a this male dominated patriarchal world. Secondly it’s also for those privileged who try to refuse the patriarchal game, who make a step back from time to time to leave some room for the too often unseen and unheard and support feminist resistance. The term Revolutionary Sisterhood is a call fo the respectful unity of all the same but different struggles for a free live in global equality, justice and solidarity for everyone – a reminder of the clever knowledge that noone is free until everybody are. UNITED AGAINST OPPRESSION – SMASH PATRIARCHY!
#2 „Well you gotta understand, we only do these things because all we are is…“ But who’s bad in fact? This one goes out to the bored and angry young thugs whose future is already wasted by this fucked up system, to the riot kids who won‘t take anymore oppression, to the antifa criminals giving the scum what they deserve, to the street rebels with a cause causing trouble all the way, to all the unteachable old teenagers and everyone else who hasn‘t made his or her peace with this cold and misanthropic society yet. CHEERS TO ALL THE BAD KIDS!
#1 Do you know this modern german dictator who rules Europe with cold capitalist „rationality“, abolishes even the sad relicts of democratic achievements and drives whole peoples into poverty in the name of „no altenative“? We know she’s just a more or less exchangeable face of capitalist brutality, but why leave the ruling hench(wo)men of the system in peace? We hate her and condemn her authoritarian government of this stupid crisis economy and so we think it’s high time to dedicate this scum of the earth a nasty nasty shirt motive of our upcoming winter collection. FUCK YOUR AUSTERITY! RISE UP PEOPLE OF EUROPE! ABOLISH CAPITALISM!
Finally also available via Fire and Flames: The worldfamous logo shirt of our partners in crime Moscow Death Brigade!! Go straight here and save your copy of their milestone in circle pit rap „Hoods Up“ 12″/CD too.
"Heute wurde unsere Demonstration von der Kölner Polizei verboten und uns nur eine Standkundgebung erlaubt. Wir halten weiterhin an unserem in Kooperationsgesprächen vereinbartem Demonstrationsweg durch die Kölner Innenstadt fest. Deshalb werden wir gegen die Auflagen der Polizei klagen.
Wir werden weiterhin unseren Protest gegen die rassistische Abschottung der EU und der BRD auf die Straße tragen und für die Aufhebung des PKK-Verbots demonstrieren.
Kommt alle am Samstag dem 06.12.2014 um 13 Uhr zum Hohenzollernring / KVB: Friesenplatz”
Laut Antifa Info Karlsruhe findet eine rechte Kundgebung am kommenden Samstag statt. Nachfolgend dokumentieren wir den Aufruf:
HoGeSa, Pegida, KaGeSa…? Schluss damit! Gegen Rassismus und religiösen Fundamentalismus!
Am Samstag, den 06.12.2014 will die Gruppierung “Karlsruhe gegen Salafisten” in Karlsruhe aufmarschieren. Ähnlich wie aktuelle Pendants (Hogesa etc.), die gerade bundesweit gegen “Salafismus” demonstrieren, wollen nun auch Rechte aus verschiedenen Spektren ihren Rassismus und ihre Islamfeindlichkeit unter eben diesem Deckmantel auf die Straße tragen.
Wir als AntifaschistInnen könnnen nicht hinnehmen, dass solche Umtriebe in Karlsruhe und anderswo eine Daseinsberichtigung haben. Die rassistischen Parolen der rechten Hetzern dürfen kein Gehör finden. Aus diesem Grund rufen wir dazu auf am Samstag, den 06.12.2014 sich dem Aufmarsch entgegenzustellen.
Achtet auf aktuelle Ankündigungen und kommt zu den antifaschistischen Protesten ab 13:30 Uhr vor der Postgalerie (beim Europaplatz)!
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