Warlike: A review of Black and Green Review No. 3

  • Posted on: 8 August 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Black and Green Review comes out twice a year from the United States. We are not going to explain how we got a copy on this side of the border but we did and we read it. We are not going to review the whole magazine (or small book) either. We are going to look at the most important articles and offer the eco-extremist point of view, especially from the view of what was ancient Mesoamerica. Even though we have harsh criticisms of this magazine, we appreciate the opportunity to discuss its content.

ToTW: Left or Right or Other

  • Posted on: 8 August 2016
  • By: thecollective

Many anarchists come from the Left, and anarchy is popularly understood as a Left phenomenon. There are definitely anarchists who come from the Right also (maybe I only think there are fewer because of my own history). And then there are the anarchists who reject that anarchy/anarchism is a part of the model of Left/Right at all, who see it as a construction particular to a time and place that no longer exists.

What about you? What strengths and limitations do you see to identifying as either one side or the other?

Policing as Counterinsurgency: An Interview with Tom Nomad

  • Posted on: 8 August 2016
  • By: thecollective

From subMedia (text of interview)

In late July, 2016, subMedia conducted an interview with Tom Nomad on the recent RNC counter-demonstrations in Cleveland, and the political environment in the US in the wake of police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Max Stirner: mixed bag with a pomo twist

  • Posted on: 8 August 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Modern Slavery review by Jason McQuinn

Max Stirner edited by Saul Newman (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2011) 223 pages, $90.00 hardcover.

One more sign of the ongoing revival of interest in the still-generally-ignored seminal writings of Max Stirner is the appearance of the first collection of essays to be published in the English language on the subject of his life and work. You can bet it won’t be the last.

Anarcha-Feminisms

  • Posted on: 7 August 2016
  • By: NorthSiders

In most anarchist circles it’s commonly acknowledged that North American anarchist ideas are underdeveloped. The good news is that things are looking up. The recently published journal from the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS),Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, Issue N. 29 on Anarcha-Feminisms (now referred to here as Perspectives), is an excellent example of how anarcha-feminist theories have evolved — especially since the late 1960’s. Specifically, today’s anarcha-feminists are inspired by anti-racist/anti-colonial feminist theory. Concepts like “intersectionality” conjoin anti-capitalist efforts and multiple struggles while anarcha-feminists look outside traditional movement resources for development.

Whither anarchy: ownness as a form of freedom

  • Posted on: 7 August 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. This article is the third of four perspectives on the political relevance of anarchy and the prospects for liberty in the world today.

So far so good ?*

  • Posted on: 7 August 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Translated from french. We call for this text to be circulated as widely as necessary, and it can be used to stimulate discussion, debate and confrontation.

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“10 years ago, in the same kind of meeting as today, if you’d said « white » [1], people would have broken the furniture. Today, thanks to the Indigenous of the Republic, thanks to Houria [2] one can say « the whites ».” – Eric Hazan [3]

News of Opposition: JULY 2016

  • Posted on: 6 August 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Vitenam, Vissai: fishermen clashing with cops, as cement company threatens to destroy their way of life, free beaten prisoner from cop car “Fishermen protesting the construction of a port project benefiting a major Vietnamese cement producer clashed with police … with one man beaten as he attempted to get medicine… as many as 700 villagers attempted to protest the construction project…The witnesses said 64-year-old Nguyen Viet Nong was beaten as he attempted to walk through the police lines to get medicine. His beating caused the eruption of a broader clash between the police and the fishermen….“At the edge of the village, I saw many policemen blocking the road,” Nong told RFA. “I told them that I needed to go out to buy some medicine because I’m sick, and then I continued walking. One policeman kicked me in the chest, making me fall. Then they all stepped on me.” Nong said that he was then forced into a police car, but the car was stopped by the crowd after it had trav-eled about a kilometer. “They opened the door and let me out,” he said. “A village doctor came to check on me and told me that I was injured in my chest because of their strong kicks.” … people from about 400 families had gathered at the demonstration site to protest the low compensa-tion the government has offered them for disruption to fishing.“

More and more anarchist refugee collectives displace state-run detention centres

  • Posted on: 6 August 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Anarchists in Greece have been providing squatted accommodation – abandoned schools, hotels etc – for refugees – since the current conflicts in Syria began. And as soon as the Greek authorities organised evictions of these premises, more buildings have been squatted.

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