“Freely Disassociating” appeared in June 2015. Although it was written a year prior, the half dozen Left and radical publications to which it was initially submitted would not print it. Since its publication by Perspectives on Anarchist Theory inquiries and positive responses (such as Scott Campbell’s, on which I have commented upon elsewhere ) have found their way to me either directly or through intermediaries. Of course there was a series of irrational and nonsensical comments online that only served to confirm my claim that there isn’t an “audience that can access arguments and positions outside those with which it already agrees.” And for that matter, the positive responses confirm this as well.
From Rojava Plan
Anarchism, once a powerful movement is now in sharp decline. Although the ideals are prospering in new sister movements, the symbols and language of anarchism are declining. Rojava is a good lesson for anarchists.
Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on November 9th, 2015 through November 15th, then a radio edition/podcast can be found at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.
The state of Ohio is trying to kill my friend. On October 21st, Keith LaMar, who I know as Bomani Shakur, lost his final appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He's got ninety days from the 21st to convince The US Supreme Court that his case should be part of the one percent of cases they will hear. After that, the State of Ohio is free to give him an execution date. While few of us are optimistic about finding justice within the US Prison System, Bomani's friends and family were actually struck by the Circuit Court's rejection of Bomani's appeal.
Paul Z. Simons, also known as El Errante, is interviewed by rydra on his recent trip to Rojava. Paul tells stories of his trip, relays discussions he had with people in Rojava in the YPG, YPJ, taxi drivers, translators, and more. Paul describes the situation in Rojava as a “post-leftist revolution in a pre-leftist society.” Paul also tells us how he got into the country, how others can, and why he feels that what is going there is important to anarchists all around the world.
From The Brilliant
This episode concerns indigeneity. It is labeled part II but, in fact, should be part I as our first episode on this issue was distracted by more (temporally) pressing items. We begin by returning to our dialogue with the Haters, discussing a critique of anti-civilization discourse, the Rojava reportbacks by Paul Z Simons (who has outed themselves in the last writeup), and then an emo rantish introduction to the topic of Indigeneity by Aragorn!
Recorded on October 30th 2015
Three campaign offices of electoral candidates were attacked in Montreal and Trois-Rivières just prior to the elections. To our knowledge, no claim for these actions has surfaced, so we've posted several Media excerpts below.
A window of one of the two offices of the conservative campaign candidate Dominic Therrien was broken over the Sunday night (19/10/2015), several hours before the opening of the voting offices.
From Cindy Milstein
A bunch of years back, the “Don’t Just (Not) Vote” anarchist initiative emerged from a panel that I pulled together at the former (wonderful) National Conference on Organized Resistance — in conversations that a bunch of us had later that day. It’s premise was that it only takes a minute to fill out an electoral ballot, if you decide to go that route, but “What do you do the other 364 days, 23 hours, and 59 minutes of the years?” That’s what counts!
From Unicorn Riot
An in-depth interview with Doug Gilbert, author of “I Saw Fire.” Sole and Doug have a long conversation about anarchist strategies and counter-information. Lots of practical stuff in here about how to get revolutionary projects started in smaller cities and how to meaningfully engage in larger cities. They talk about what it means to “live and fight,” discuss problems with the “left” and have a broader conversation about revolutionary projects.