Essays

Towards an Anti-Colonial Anarchism

  • Posted on: 27 February 2015
  • By: worker

From Intercontinental Cry - by Vanessa Sloan Morgan

EUROCENTRISM, RE-COLONIZATION, AND SETTLER COLONIALISM

Unnamed anarchist from Europe [interviewer]: Particularly in Canada, the term "First Nations" is frequently used to describe Indigenous societies. This tends to confuse radical Europeans who consider all references to "nations" as necessarily conservative. Can you shed some light on the Indigenous usage of the term?

FC Journal #0 is available for download now

  • Posted on: 26 February 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
FC Journal

Editor's note from download page:

We, the editorial team for FC Journal, started this whole project without any obvious direction to go. We had no editorial position, no theory–nothing, really, except for our intuition, common sense, and sweat.

Interview with IRL, anti-tech graffiti artist

  • Posted on: 23 February 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
This Future Sucks

I’d been seeing anti-tech graffiti around my town for the better part of a decade. Over the course of months it would appear in bursts, then slowly fade as the authorities cleaned it. Some places, images, or slogans only seemed to appear once, while others were clearly contested territories where cleaning and painting happened regularly. For years I wondered who the vigilantes that made my walks and bike rides so much more exciting could be. In a funny synchronicity, I finally met “IRL” through a mutual friend the same week another friend of mine started an anti-technology journal.

The Suffocating Void - Kevin Tucker

  • Posted on: 22 February 2015
  • By: worker

"It would be imprudent to deny, or even to play down, the profound change which the advent of ‘fluid modernity’ has brought to the human condition. The remoteness and unreachability of systemic structure, coupled with the unstructured, fluid state of the immediate setting of life-politics, change that condition in a radical way and call for a rethinking of old concepts that used to frame its narratives. Like zombies, such concepts are today simultaneously dead and alive.” – Zygmunt Baumani

Syria’s Kurdish Revolution: The Anarchist Element & the Challenge of Solidarity

  • Posted on: 21 February 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Fifth Estate # 393, Spring 2015 - by Bill Weinberg

Kurdish rebels, 2014The north Syrian town of Kobani has been under siege since mid-September by forces of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, popularly known as ISIS. Early in the siege, world leaders spoke as if they expected it to fall.

Review of Time Bomb: Canada and the First Nations

  • Posted on: 9 February 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Time Bomb, by Douglas Bland

Review of Time Bomb: Canada and the First Nations by Douglas Bland

For radicals, part of taking our struggle seriously is committing to understanding ourselves, the context we're operating within, and the perspectives of our enemies. Time Bomb is a good example of an enemy text which can prove useful to us.

Primitivism without the Anarcho-

  • Posted on: 1 February 2015
  • By: worker

A few weeks ago I had a discussion about what “primitivism” was and how it was different from “anarcho-primitivism.” Ultimately it was decided that the word “primitivism” has traditionally indicated a general outlook that sees value in some past era. On the other hand, “anarcho-primitivism” is that same tendency in the specific context of the anarchist movement. Some people also distinguished a type of primitivism that was specifically ecological in nature, separating it from primitivists who were not concerned with ecology or civilization at all (i.e., “Christian primitivism”).

Syriza Can’t Save Greece

  • Posted on: 28 January 2015
  • By: worker

From Crimethinc

On January 25, after years of economic crisis and austerity measures, Greek voters chose the political party Syriza to take the reins of the state. Formed from a coalition of socialist, communist, and Green groups, Syriza appears to be sympathetic to autonomous social movements; its leaders promise to take steps against austerity and police violence.

Neither Liberal Nor Reactionary: Throwing Down for Racial Justice

  • Posted on: 26 January 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

In engagement with the black power movement and the current spotlight on race relations in America, we call on white radicals to take direct action in the fight against white supremacy and police violence. The actions that have taken place since the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson have shown a strong anti-authoritarian tendency nationwide, and reflect the larger sense of a rupture in the traditional acceptance of police and state power.

5 reasons why Pittsburgh's Whats Up is fucked up, an anarchist critique

  • Posted on: 25 January 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

For some time there has been a simmering animosity amongst many Pittsburgh anarchists towards the study/activist group Whats Up (Working and Healing to Abolish Total Supremacy Undermining Privilege), that has until now remained mostly silent. With Whats Up moving into the spotlight for instigating and promoting the Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron MccLay holding a sign promising to "challenge racism at work", we can no longer stay inactive in what we perceive to be an approach which is foolish and harmful.

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