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Book Review: John Zerzan’s Twilight of the Machines

  • Posted on: 5 January 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

John Zerzan’s Twilight of the Machines

by Spencer Sunshine

Fifth Estate # 381, Summer-Fall 2009

a review of Twilight of the Machines, John Zerzan, Feral House, 2009; 140 pages, $12, www.feralhouse.com

John Zerzan has infuriated and fascinated readers for decades. His sweeping critique of the modern world condemns not just capitalism, the state, technology and even “civilization,” but he openly calls for the abolition of all forms of symbolic representation and a return to a hunting and gathering existence.

Smashed Up- young service workers on the sanctity of small business

  • Posted on: 5 January 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

It was the first Friday of December, which in Oakland usually means hoards of people descending onto Telegraph Avenue for the monthly Art Murmur festival. But on this night, a much different crowd filled the streets. After successfully shutting down the 880 freeway and West Oakland BART station, hundreds of people outraged at the recent police murders of Mike Brown and Eric Garner marched towards 14th and Broadway downtown. Suddenly, the sound of shattering glass echoed everywhere; someone had smashed out the windows of a new wine bar.

The Poor Persons Defense of Riots

  • Posted on: 5 January 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Since the Ferguson decision, we have been flooded with stories about how the overwhelmingly peaceful nation-wide protests against police brutality have been occasionally ruined by looting and property destruction caused by “fringe” elements. In conservative media, the trouble-makers have been generally characterized as parts of the black “criminal” underclass. In the liberal media, the law-breakers have often been characterized as “outside agitators,” “violent political radicals,” and “white anarchists.”

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An Anarchist Critique of the Cuban “Revolution”

  • Posted on: 1 January 2015
  • By: worker

The first shriek comes from a liberal, the latter a Marxist. With all due respect to both, I think the former quite confused if he thinks that Castroite Cuba more closely reflects his own Keynesian delusions, and the latter seems not to understand Che’s significant contribution to the normalization of relations between Cuba and the US (even though it occurs long after his death). Che was the Beard’s partner in the charade that was Cuban socialism, and his ally in the effort to rid that island of all forms of dissent and opposition.

In Rojava: people's war is not class war

  • Posted on: 29 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Leftcom - by the ICT

http://www.autistici.org/tridnivalka/in-ro...

Text “In Rojava: People’s War is not Class War”, which you can read below, represents a contribution of “Internationalist Communist Tendency” (ICT) to a debate that has been taking place in certain circles claiming “anti-capitalist struggle” since several weeks. The central points of this discussion are current events in Western Kurdistan, Rojava.

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