Essays

Children of the new Earth – Deleuze, Guattari and anarchism

  • Posted on: 31 July 2015
  • By: worker

From Meme - by Aragorn.za

“Nothing more can be said, and no more has ever been said: to become worthy of what happens to us, and thus to will and release the event.” – Gilles Deleuze, The Logic of Sense

 

“What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.” – Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed

 

Mass Incarceration and Bipartisan Unity: An Anarchist Perspective

  • Posted on: 31 July 2015
  • By: worker

From Agency - by Kristina Khan

As momentum builds behind the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, I begin to wonder how much time and energy will be pulled away from the revolutionary anti-racist work of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and funnel instead into the fervent campaigning of Democratic candidates. Within the horrific, seemingly endless loss of Black lives, there has erupted a new era of racial justice work, much of it surprisingly and wonderfully radical in nature.

A Late Nite Rant in Q!

  • Posted on: 30 July 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Rewyld STL

First things first, let’s get this on the table:

Yes, absolutely when we say queer we very-much DO mean the obliteration of your “straight” cis-topia of normativity, identity, gender and the politics by which you capture, categorize, catalogue, sanitize, sterilize, hierarchize & domesticate the great throbbing, swarming multitude of anarchic wyld life you oh-so passive aggressively call “humanity”;

HIC NIHIL, HIC SALTA! (a critique of Bartlebyism)

  • Posted on: 29 July 2015
  • By: worker

From Search and Destroy

[We offer up to our comrades the following critique of the nihilist turn in communist and anarchist thought, in part because we find some of its appeal mystifying and some of its appeal understandable. We hope that at very least it will provoke some conversation among friends and comrades sympathetic to this line of thought.]

Winnipeg: decolonization and being a good ally

  • Posted on: 28 July 2015
  • By: worker

From National Observer - by Carrie Saxifrage

“You don’t need to be inspired, you don’t need to care, you just need to say, ‘I will help you make that poster.’ If you don’t find something that wakes you up there, okay. But if you do, isn’t that wonderful? You changed your life and you get to do great things for the world.” - Mary Robinson, Council of Canadians, Winnipeg

The Left’s Self-Destructive Obsession with Shame

  • Posted on: 22 July 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

To my dismay, I’ve found myself in the midst of a social justice world that not only encourages shame, but uses it as a weapon. Shame is so often at the root of personal dysfunction, and here we have a left dedicated to its perpetual transference. Shame is ultimately self-destructive, and in no way can such a sentiment be a foundation for healthy community.

Power Lines: Police Brutality, Public Transit, and Development in the Twin Cities

  • Posted on: 13 July 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
photo of Metro Transit light rail train

The Metro Transit police made the news this weekend in the Twin Cities for their significant size increase over the past few years, almost the same day as a video surfaced showing a police officer slam a handcuffed passenger onto the ground for not paying the light rail fare.

Do Riots Work? Exploring New Frontiers of Recuperation

  • Posted on: 10 July 2015
  • By: worker

From IGD

In the past several months since the streets of the so-called United States of America were set alight by riots after the murder of black teenager Mike Brown by a white police officer, an increasing number of people seem to be asking the question: do riots work?

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