Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:35
I read with interest Kevin Van Meter’s recent essay, Freely Disassociating: Three Stories on Contemporary Radical Movements published by Perspectives on Anarchist Theory on the Institute for Anarchist Studies website. In it, he discusses the current climate within the anarchist movement, painting a grim picture where increasingly meaningless labels and judgments get tossed about like political hand grenades, shutting down discussion, utilizing guilt-by-association, fomenting an atmosphere of anti-intellectualism and devolving into moralizing-outrage-as-activism.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:43
Submitted by worker on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:22
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
Submitted by worker on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:24
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:13
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”;
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:46
In Sean's words...
"I signed my transfer notice yesterday. I wrote everybody and gave them the Trumbull address. I got packed up today. Then the warden notified me that Central Office Anonymous Coward cancelled my transfer. Now I missed commissary and commissary won't let me shop. I don't even have soap.
Please let everyone know I'm not at Trumbull..."
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:57
We are delighted to announce that planning for the 2015 Seattle
Anarchist Book Fair is well underway. The seventh annual book fair will
be held on Saturday, August 22nd, and will once again be hosted by the
Vera Project. We are currently accepting requests for table space as
well as proposals for talks.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 13:09
#39: The Rojava Revolution, Part II – In the latest episode of the Ex-Worker, we continue our discussion of the unfolding social revolution in the autonomous Kurdish territories of Rojava. Building on our coverage in Episode 36, we share two interviews themed around international solidarity with the struggle for autonomy and the fight against ISIS.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:12
An unknown anarchist group has claimed responsibility for an arson attack against a Porsche dealership in the upmarket Athens suburb of Glyfada on July 27, 2015. The blaze caused serious damage to many cars and to the dealership building itself. It took 21 firefighters to extinguish the blaze. The communique claiming responsibility for the attack was posted on Athens Indymedia website. Here are some translated excerpts from the communique:
Submitted by worker on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:08
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.]