Archiv für März 2011

Out with the Old, In with the New: Spring Sale on Fire and Flames (Rainbow, Liberation, Rock, Tango, Comics, etc.)

Soon, very soon, we will be presenting the new Fire and Flames designs for this spring. If you happen to be on Facebook and „like“ Fire and Flames, you will have already not only seen rough drafts of two of them, but also even possibly have participated in giving the final versions form. For the rest of you, we will be presenting one each day starting April 15th.

Considering that in the last 12 months we have brought out the, shocking, quantity of 20 new shirt designs and 7 jackets, the new collection is significantly smaller than last year. What is however anything except small is the amount and variety of designs which we over the year collected. So recently we sat down and went through the incredibly maddeningly difficult process of choosing which designs are to be discontinued. Some designs we are terribly attached to because they go back to the very beginnings of Fire and Flames, others because they send messages about or make references to political or subcultural elements which are very important to us. Then there are considerations about breadth and variety of our collection, as well as in all honesty of course the matter of how they sell, since regardless of our political positions, we still need to sell at the very least enough of each design for it to pay itself.

Some are to be discontinued once all the ones we have are gone, while others we have very few left of and want the space, so they have also been significantly discounted in the hopes of having them gone by the time the new designs arrive. So, should any of the following designs be to your liking, we can only suggest you take the opportunity now, as once they are gone…they are gone forever. Here below is a list of the designs in question, as well as what sizes are still available. Click on the images to go straight to the corresponding page.

*Comics T-Shirt / „Girls Cut“ Shirt

-Black T-Shirt still available in L and XL, „girls cut“ shirt available in M.
-Red T-Shirt available in S, L, XL, „girls cut“ shirt available in S, M, L but only a couple of each left.

*Out of Control T-Shirt

-Still all sizes remaining, not discounted, but will not be repressed. Now or never.

*Pyongyang Nightlife T-Shirt / „Girls Cut“ Shirt

-Not discounted, but also will not be repressed.
-Black T-Shirt still available in S, L, XL, XXL.
-Purple T-Shirt still available in all sizes.
-Black „girls cut“ shirt available in S and M.
-Purple „girls cut“ shirt available still in S, M, and L.

*Rainbow T-Shirt / „Girls Cut“ Shirt / Sweatshirt

-Reduced price.
-Sweatshirt still available in S, M, L, XL.
-T-Shirt still available for the very small (S) or very large (XXL).
-„Girls Cut“ shirt still available in L.

*All Power T-Shirt (Gold)

-Only available in L still.
-No panic, it has been replaced by an even better red version, black also still exists, and so does the navy blue hooded sweatshirt.

*Kick Fascism and Nationalism T-Shirt (Black)

-Only available in S.
-In the future, it will only be printed on navy blue shirts and black hoodies/kapus.

*Rock T-Shirt / „Girls Cut“ Shirt

-Very reduced price!
-S, L, XL, XXL remaining.
-„Girls Cut“ shirt still available in S, M, L.

*Liberation T-Shirt Blue / Red – „Girls Cut“ Shirt Blue

-Blue T-Shirt still available in L and XL.
-Red T-Shirt in S and XL.

*Tango T-Shirt / „Girls Cut“ Shirt / Sweatshirt

-T-Shirt still available S, M, L, XL.
-Sweatshirt available in S, M, and XL.
-„Girls Cut“ shirt available in size M.

*Every Heart T-Shirt / „Girls Cut“ Shirt

-Only available in L.
-„Girls Cut“ Shirt available in sizes M and L.

Catarrhini Restock: Anarchism, Cat at Night, Try It Krauts, Pony, and more…

Earlier this week we recieved our re-order of Catarrhini shirts, meaning they are once again (mostly) all available in all sizes. Should you like the shirts, we suggest you hurry, as we have only a few of each size and Catarrhini has informed us that because they will soon be presenting their 2011 designs, the current ones will no longer be repressed. So, once they are gone, they are gone forever.

Further designs can be seen in the „Clothing“ section of our website, just search by „Brand“ and select „Catarrhini Clothing.“

For those of you still unfamiliar with Catarrhini, heres what they have to say about themselves:

„Anfang 2010 haben wir mit dem Aufbau eines eigenen Labels begonnen, um einen neuen Wind in den Markt für korrekte Klamotten zu bringen. Das Ziel war es, alltagstaugliche Streetwear mit einer politischen Message in frischen und ausgefeilten Designs zu entwickeln.

Dabei ermöglicht uns die Verwendung der Textilien von Herstellern wie „Continental Clothing“ und „Nueva Vida Fair Trade Zone“, sowie unsere hauseigene Produktion eine überzeugende Qualität zu einem fairen Preis.

Und was bedeutet Catarrhini? Catarrhini ist der wissenschaftliche Ausdruck für Schmalnasenaffen. Dazu gehören unter anderem Gorillas, Schimpans_innen und Menschen. Und wenn wir ehrlich sind, können wir unsere Wurzeln oft genug nicht verstecken. „

26.3 Burg: Gegen Naziterror und Repression, Mobiveranstaltung Göttingen, 16.3 Juzi

Gegen Naziterror und Repression! Linke Politik Verteidigen!

Nachdem es in den letzten Monaten und Wochen zu einer Vielzahl von Naziaktivitäten in Burg (Sachsen-Anhalt) und der Umgebung kam, wurde darauf entsprechend reagiert. Nazis und ihre Strukturen wurden öffentlicht thematisiert, die eine oder andere direkte Aktion folgte. Nun sind Antifaschist_innen staatlicher Repression ausgesetzt, die letztlich den Faschisten als Schützenhilfe dient, um weiterhin ihre menschenverachtene Politik zu propagieren.

Unsere Antwort: Die antifaschistische Selbsthilfe.
Es ist Zeit, auf die derzeitigen Zustände zu reagieren. Die Demonstration kann dabei nur ein Teil eines vielfältigen Widerstands sein. Priorität linker Politik muss auf die Praxis einer Gegenbewegung gelegt werden. Das heißt dem reaktionären Klima sowohl politisch als auch auf kultureller Ebene entgegenzusetzten. Dabei muss eine starke antifaschistische Bewegung dort in Erscheinung treten, wo Neonazis sich ungestört bewegen zu glauben und den Repressionsorganen mit einer starken Solidarität entgegengetreten werden.

Tragen wir unsere Wut über die derzeitigen Zustände am 26.03.2011 auf die Straße und zeigen wir uns solidarisch mit den Opfern rechter Gewalt und staatlicher Repression in Burg und anderswo.

Schluss mit Naziterror und Repression.
Organisiert die antifaschistische Selbsthilfe – offensiv und erfolgreich.
Den ganzen Aufruf findet ihr auf www.antifa-demo.tk

In Göttingen findet eine Infoveranstaltung zur Demonstration und der aktuellen Situation in Burg statt.

Mittwoch | 16.03.2011 | 19 Uhr | Juzi (Jugendzentrum Innenstadt, Bürgerstraße 41)

Göttingen, 13.3: Foto-Vorrag und Diskussion zu den Aufständen im Maghreb

Suggested…

MAGHREB: AUFSTÄNDE AUS DEM ALLTAG // POLITIK GEGEN FLÜCHTLINGE

Foto-Vortrag und Diskussion mit Helmut Dietrich

Der Referent hat in den letzten Jahren in Tunesien und Algerien gelebt und recherchiert. In seinem Vortrag wird Helmut über die Hintergründe der sozialen Kämpfe berichten.

Die sozialen Revolutionen haben eine Vorgeschichte, die hier weitgehend unbekannt ist und nicht nur auf der Verbreitung durch Internet und Facebook fußt. Der zweite Schwerpunkt der Veranstaltung soll auf der Bedeutung der Migration für die Zirkulation von Wissen und auf der aktuellen Politik gegen Flüchtlinge im Mittelmeerraum liegen.

*Zeit: Sonntag | 13. März 2011 | 20 Uhr*

*Ort: Buchladen Rote Straße | Nikolaikirchhof 7 | Göttingen*

Veranstalter_innen:AUT, Buchladen Rote Straße, Bündnis gegen Abschiebung und Rassismus, Solidaritätsbündnis mit den revoltierenden Menschen

You can also hear the Olafas presentation with the title „Revolution im Nahen Osten? Sozialismus, Demokratie, Islamismus- Was wird aus Ägypten?“ by clicking here.

10.03.2010, Lambros Fountas: Our Tribute is to Continue the Struggle


„Lambros is One of Us“

„He was fighting with all weapons he thought useful: with pen and paper, stone and fire, barricades and manifestations, guns and grenades. Revolt was the rhythm of his breath, as it was freedom that made his heart bounce. That is why we will not forget him, even if we might not have known him. That is why his death can only fasten our breathing, gasping for life, clearing a path towards freedom by insurrection.“


„Honor to the anarchist fighter Lambros Foundas“

Lambros our Comrade
(Text auf Deutsch)

The struggle of those who fight against all forms of power, who are anxious that each moment should not be wasted and who stubbornly maintain the belief that we are capable of creating a free and non-authoritarian world, is as distant from any kind of mythology or fiction as the earth is from the moon.

This struggle has had, has and will have countless casualties; dead, captured, and people who desist because they lose hope or compromise themselves because the powers that be have found the low or high price to buy them off.

Those seeking saints, martyrs or messiahs, or heroes and mythical beasts, are ultimately no different from those who do not miss the opportunity to point the finger at the scoundrels, the black sheep, the criminally suspect and those who politically have already lost. Both the superior beings depicted by one side and the extremist creatures from the other are equally expendable. In either case the purpose is to keep everyone sedated and docile, despite what the proponents of either side might claim.

Some ecstatically speak of those ’sacrificed‘, while the others piously try to measure the political loss. It is of little importance whether this convergence is achieved due to fanaticism or delusion, ignorance or expediency, for reasons of political visibility and survival or practising dogmatism. Those who are supposed to object shout to convince everyone that they have unfinished business with them, but this fraud is difficult to conceal. But so be it. This scenario is true and played to death, but the beaten path is always the most secure. Always? Or maybe it is not?

The following words, and those preceding them, are not the product of an obligation or sense of duty. Nor are they part of any revolutionary obituary. They are far away from and hostile to any attempt to mythologizing, ownership, engaging or disengaging, against the mud slung and the depreciation, which authority is already trying to spread after the disclosure of the identity and photograph of a dead „terrorist“ following a gunfight with cops in Daphne. Lambros Fountas, who fell dead in a shootout with the crew of the police squad car in the area of Daphne is known for his anarchist activities.

From his years as a high school student he was socially active and would later join the anarchist group MAVRO AGATHI (Black Thorn), who issued the DROMI TIS ORGIS (Streets of Rage) ‚zine/pamphlet/serial. He was active and participated in marches, rallies, social conflicts, demonstrations, flyposting, discussions and social events.

He was one of the thousands of young people not enrolled at the time with any political youth party involved in the student occupations, demonstrations and clashes prior to and after the murder of Professor N. Temponera in Patras. Those young people were inspired by the insurrectional events of January 1991 as well as anarchist ideas and practices that they appropriated with a vitality which words are incapable of describing. The anarchist group Black Thorn, until its dissolution, participated in the Co-operation of Anarchist Groups and Individuals for Social Solidarity and Diverse Action.

During the occupation of the Polytechnical University of Athens in 1995 for the anniversary of the 1973 Uprising, Lambros Fountas was among the 504 who were arrested by the repressive state forces that invaded the university grounds on the morning of November 18th. He was, therefore, among so many young people of a generation that the politically correct were quick to describe as lost. Among all those who chose their partners‘ hand and travelled the 1990s from protest to protest, from roadblock to roadblock, standing in solidarity with passion in every social aspect, who chose to confront power with their rights and their wrongs, their differences amongst themselves and their stubbornness, confounding the authority that wanted them to simply be passers by in the social struggles. Not that there weren‘t any such people. Quite the contrary. Since then I have met up with Lambros and been side by side many times in marches, roadblocks and clashes.

We solemnly believe that what the people who fight leave behind them, is what they really contribute and is not superficial to the liberation process from the shackles of oppression and exploitation. This is a legacy that transcends any needs, decisions and choices.

Because the means are not an end in themselves and don‘t differentiate those fighting, but rather reveal possibilities, they don‘t sanctify those who choose one or another form, nor do they put anyone on a pedestal. There are no unknown comrades who have been unfairly lost. Nor is the point principally, in these situations, the search for operational errors.

Equally, however, we do not agree with the logic that explanations are the privilege of priests, initiates or those well-educated in internal affairs or with those who deal with cases and craft scenarios all the time, that the answer may begin and end with motto: loss is a necessary evil. Our position must be straightforward and outspoken.

We close, saying goodbye to Lambros with an Indian wish (and certainty): The next time (we meet) will be better!

Anarchist Archive of Athens 11/3/10″




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