Local unrest followed cycle of social movements

  • Posted on: 3 July 2007
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td><a href="http://www.registerguard.com/news/2007/07/01/a1.arsonbookclub.0701.p1.ph... Register-Guard</a> - Bill Bishop

It was the late 1990s, and the Eugene scene had a backdrop of activism, tension and violence.

Bottle-throwing throngs of drunken college students confronted police.

Tree sitters drew clouds of pepper spray as they tried to halt a downtown housing development.

Why Anarchists Should Support the New SDS

  • Posted on: 28 June 2007
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>SDS as a Popular Front

Over the past month I’ve come into contact with many anarchists on both sides of the fence over the question of participation and affiliation with the newly emerging group (SDS) Students for a Democratic Society. Some people seem inspired and motivated by the reemergence of the 1960s organization, while others have written it off as a relict, a rehash of old ideas and filled with socialist and communists.

Godspeed You Black Emperor! and the Politics of Chaos

  • Posted on: 28 June 2007
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td><a href="http://zuihitsu.org/etc/archives/2002/08/godspeed-you-black-emperor-and-... et cetra</a>

This essay discusses the music of Montréal collective Godspeed You Black Emperor! in relation to ideas of anarchy taken from the fiction of Pynchon, the political philosophy of Bakunin, and others.

The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.
—Mikhail Bakunin[1]

Against Type

  • Posted on: 27 June 2007
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>A West Philly-based anarchist newspaper turns 10.

It was the halcyon days of the mid-’90s. The economy was fast approaching the dot-com boom, welfare reform was putting people to work, the country wasn’t at war and Monica Lewinsky wasn’t yet a household name.

With the exception of an escalating homicide rate, things were pretty quiet in Philadelphia in 1997.

A little too quiet.

Clean Burn: SF City College Administrators Swindle Students out of $200G Biodiesel Grant c

  • Posted on: 25 June 2007
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>by Chris Avila member CCSF Anarchist Library

On April 19, City College of San Francisco celebrated Earth Day by showcasing alternative fuel and electrically powered vehicles on the school’s Ram Plaza. Among the line-up of vehicles was a biodiesel hot rod that some fellow CCSF students and I built in the school’s Automotive Department. The hotrod is a 1974 El Camino Super Sport that was originally gas powered with a 350 Chevy engine. We pulled the engine and replaced it with 6.2 liter GMC diesel engine and filled the tank with biodiesel.