On 11 February 2016, I issued an initial personal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair. I completely rejected the irredeemable racist and right-wing statements attributed to Schmidt, which were mainly posted under false names online. They represent positions I have consistently opposed, for decades, to the best of my abilities. I noted problems with his explanation, centred on the claim that his posts and false personas were solely means for infiltrating the radical right for undercover research.
In this episodes, we discuss the recent article; On Folk Politics, or, Why the Left Can't Win, but first we go through the recent chemical attack in Syria and the election of a man named Lenin in Equador. We promise we're not tankies.
We have a guest this episode...the author of "On Folk Politics" Matt Thompson!
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Shootings on rise. Creeping fascism?? Abe Contreras attacks JZ for ITS.
Friendship - has it gone? Munich's Blitz nightclub bans cell phones but tech
is ever more totalitarian. Kevin Tucker's "Peak Civ" column at It's Going Down.
Robots for old people provide a more "deep" communication than "human-to-
human" interaction. UK toy company called Technology Will Save Us. Action
news, three calls.
We would like to congratulate the recipients of IAS writing grant awards for 2017. We choose the following applicants. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about our upcoming grants’ cycle.
From Guts Magazine by Clémence x. Clémentine on November 25, 2016
We wrote “Against the Couple-Form” in 2010.
After some revisions, it appeared in 2012.
This text railed against every existing form of romantic coupling.
Which we considered a barrier to the triumph of a feminist revolution.
Since then, a number of things have happened.
Amongst us, between us, in the world.
Although the 20th century may have seemingly signalled the eclipse of libertarian forms of socialist thought under the bureaucratic weight of ‘real socialism’, Bakunin views are an urgent reminder of what socialism could be. His voice, in spite of some antiquated expressions, resonates a hundred and a half years later with the same vital energy.
From Insurrection News
On Friday March 31 despite the feelings we encountered and the internal confrontations we had faced with the question we asked ourselves and our compas – what do we as anarchists care about the constitution or the political crisis? …the events that unfolded almost made us punch ourselves in the mouth.
From It's Going Down
We’re several months into the Trump regime and we can now begin to make some relative critiques and analyses about our activity and how things have gone down. How have our predictions about Trump played out? Where has our analysis fallen flat? How have managers and bureaucrats from within the Left attempted to push revolt back into politics, and have we let them? But moreover, how have anarchist and anti-authoritarian rebels been successful in acting within the current situation? How have we not been? What do both our victories and our shortcomings tell us about what it would mean to go beyond the capacity and ability that we have now?
From IGD - by Kevin Tucker
Welcome to the first installment of Peak Civ, an original column by Kevin Tucker that takes on the news from an anti-civilization perspective, only on It’s Going Down.
“Civilizations are artificial cultural constructions, not biological organisms, and they would be poor biological performers if we insisted on considering them as organisms.”