Storm warnings, anarchist bulletin for the social war, issue 46 (October 2021) came out. It is the full English translation of Avis de Tempêtes.
Earlier issues and translations in different languages are available for reading, printing and spreading on the website https://avisbabel.noblogs.org
Storm warnings, issue 46 (October 15, 2021) :
“Does anyone still remember the phenomenon, during a few months of the year 2016, of nearly 500 million players in more than a hundred countries suddenly colliding with reality, with their noses riveted to a phone screen, in search of small colorful characters to capture? A game that had even put the head of the Directorate for the Protection of Military Installations (DPID) in turmoil, faced with repeated intrusions of civilians onto army grounds, noting bitterly that “to date, several sites of the Ministry, including highly sensitive defense areas (HSAs), would host these virtual objects and creatures”. And which also raised the lively objections of the people in charge of the former Khmer Rouge prison, Tuol Sleng, transformed into a museum of the Cambodian genocide, as well as those of the former Polish extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, whose sites were invaded by intrusive Pokémon hunters, obsessed by the fictitious apparitions being randomly superimposed onto a most tragically real environment. And if, on the other hand, we could have cynically laughed at the morons who fell off a cliff in Encinitas (California), or at those who wandered into the middle of the minefields of Posavina (Bosnia-Herzegovina), always in order to catch this imaginary prey, this moment marked the repulsive diffusion of not only smartphones, but especially their augmented reality applications.”