The Institute for Advanced Trouble-making is a week-long anarchist theory and action summer camp. Camp will take place from August 11th – 18th, 2017 in Worcester, MA.
From June 11th
For me communication with comrades on the outside of these prison walls has been key in keeping me on point and sane in this artificial world of all-pervasive domination. We anarchists are not immune to the blues and the sometimes-attractive pull of resignation in the face of dizzying odds.
Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 14 for June 2nd. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Editorial – Hope?
TOTW – Where?
Introduction to Anarchy:
What about mobility over distances in an anarchist situation?
Yesterday, June 2nd, the DIGOS [political police] knocked on the doors of my house and of six other comrades’ to notify us of the closure of preliminary inquiries for a further investigation by the Public prosecutor of Turin and the prosecutor Roberto Sparagna [in charge of Scripta Manent], parallel to the investigation called “Scripta manent”, focusing on the anarchist web-sites of counter-information RadioAzione, Anarhija.info and Croce Nera Anarchica.
From Alpine Anarchist
Jonathan Matthew Smucker, Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals (Chico et al.: AK Press, 2017)
There is much to admire in Jonathan Matthew Smucker’s Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals. It adds another layer to the internal criticism of activist culture that we have seen in releases such as Matthew Wilson’s Rules Without Rulers: The Possibilities and Limits of Anarchism, J. Moufawad-Paul’s The Communist Necessity, and AAP’s Revolution Is More Than a Word: 23 Theses on Anarchism.
Over the past few months, the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF), a new anarchist group fighting in Rojava, have published a fair few interviews and texts setting out their positions. On a purely defensive level, I certainly appreciate anyone fighting against ISIS in the name of international antifascist solidarity, but the IRPGF go way beyond this and repeatedly present themselves as the representatives of anarchism in the area, carrying out a project that will be “valuable to the entire anarchist community worldwide”.
With that in mind, I think it’s legitimate for others in that “worldwide community” to raise a few questions about the IRPGF’s ideology, and how it relates to the cause they claim to be advancing.
Download This Episode Welcome to a podcast special release of The Final Straw's interview of two members of The Haymaker, a gym project under way in Chicago, IL. The Haymaker's principles of unity are as follows: