Submitted by worker on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:17
From Marx & Philosophy - by Seferin James
The Anarchist Turn collects fourteen papers from the conference of the same name organised by Jacob Blumenfeld, Chiara Bottici and Simon Critchley at the New School for Social Research in 2011. The title speaks of the perceived shift towards anarchism as the backdrop of radical politics in recent years. As Andrej Grubačić puts it:
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:33
On April 17, 2014 there is a discussion/party to celebrate the beginning of a new journal, "Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics" at Black Coffee Coop in Seattle, Washington. The journal's "Manifesto for Abolition" says, among other things, that: "Abolitionist politics is not about what is possible, but about making the impossible a reality." and "In tension with struggles against and beyond academia, we recognize the desires of academics to survive within it, for the access to resources that inclusion can offer.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:40
From War On Society:
We have belatedly received word that anarchist and accused assassin Casey Brezik was sentenced, almost a year ago, to 12 years in prison. Before this, the last update was that Casey was locked up without a mailing address when the State declared him unfit to stand trial in February 2011. Now he can receive mail, and says he would appreciate letters, news and books.
Kansas City ABC writes:
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:26
After a short period of silence due to recent events (public and not so public), the terrorist group ITS has something to declare:
“What is needed is not to seek negotiations with the system, but a life and death struggle against it” (1) – Theodore John Kaczynski
Submitted by worker on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:03
Debt, wage-labor, rent. These are the three scourges of the modern, fully capitalist world, the three faces of exploitation that confront the proletarian of today. Rent might be the least examined of these terms, the landlord all too easily conflated with banker and boss. Perhaps this is because rent is one of the most naturalized of property relations – a tax one pays for the simple crime of existing in space dimensional, of being a body not always in frantic motion, a body needing rest. The idea that space can be owned in the same way that one can own an object is so strange, if one thinks about it, that it is hardly surprising few of us actually do, that the landlord is forgotten about when we list the enemies we will send up the steps of the guillotine. In the fully capitalist world, the trinity of neoclassical economics – labor, capital, land – is often translated into the simple binary of labor and capital, since the aristocratic, land-owning class that once lived off of ground-rent has vanished and with it, at least in the majority of the world, the peasantry it once terrorized.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:06
Happy Steal Something from Work Day! Every April 15, on Tax Day, when the government robs us to pay for the police and bureaucrats who extort us, we observe Steal Something from Work Day. On this day—like every day of the year—millions of workers across the country smuggle whatever we can out of the workplace in a modest attempt to reclaim a little of the time and effort we are forced to sell. It’s a paltry substitute for the freedom we deserve, but pending revolution, we’ll take what we can get.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:52
From Black Seed
Black Seed #1 is heading to the printer this week. Black Seed is an anarchist paper in the tradition of Green Anarchy magazine (RIP) that will state, by essay, image, story, and poetry, perspectives of a green anarchist perspective. In our first issue we have short stories, interviews, and essays by John Zerzan and many others. Black Seed is a 32 page newspaper format biannual publication and we hope you are as excited about the results of as we are.
Submitted by worker on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 01:20
From Techcrunch - by Kim-Mai Cutler
The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley. This was simply the result of bad planning and layers of leadership failure — nobody thinks farms literally needed to be destroyed to create the technology industry’s success.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:33
Submitted by Bursts on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:48
Streaming at AshevilleFM on Monday, 04/14/2014 for a week, then podcasting later at radio4all.net and airing on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, and KXCF in Marshall, CA.