Put the wig on!,” screams a Sole fan in Sacramento, referencing the getup worn by the performer in a video directed by SubMedia.Tv, entitled, “I Think I’m Emma Goldman.” The crowd represents an interesting mix of local hip-hop fans, old Sole devotees, and newer fans, already familiar with the front and center anarchist politics. Wanting to know more about how this cultural intervention was going, I caught up with Sole, the underground hip-hop artist who is touring with DJ Pain 1 (famed DJ and producer who has worked with everyone from Young Jeezy to Ludacris) on their #Def2Amerikka tour. Hitting venues across the West Coast and Midwest, the pair was promoting their new seminal album, Death Drive.
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"Gran LIQUIDACION por CIERRE!": Grand Going-Out-Of-Business Sale!: https://youtu.be/6lldh74_ZUY In 2004, I went to Barcelona & met DJ Cutter, who was connected to the anarchist pirate radio station, Radio Bronka: Radio Riot, & who gave me a large collection of Spanish political posters to bring back to the US. I recorded him talking about these posters & made a movie from the images with his explanations.
From Nature bats last
John Zerzan has been active in anarchist circles for some time and has done his weekly Anarchy Radio broadcasts for the past 15 years. Books are Elements of Refusal, Future Primitive, Running on Emptiness, Against Civilization, Twilight of the Machines, and Future Primitive Revisited. This fall his Why Hope? will appear. He's spoken widely since 2001 from an anarcho-primitivist/green anarchy/civilization critique perspective.
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From Z Net by Staughton Lynd
A Review Essay of Anarchists Never Surrender: Essays, Polemics, and Correspondence on Anarchism, 1908-1938, ed. and translated by Mitchell Abidor (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2015)
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From The Anvil
First of all, fuck spy films. For that matter film in general for their psychotropic manipulation of our emotions and senses, but it is on this level it should be acknowledged that films, on some level, have taught us what we want, what we desire, and have introduced us to the mythological social archetypes that have shaped our lives. And really why I am writing this is probably because I have some sort of techno-addiction or reversion to a never dying social habitus that keeps me turning to film—continuously luring me with the same hook and sinker—even though I have become so bored—watching the same five or maybe six different film plots that amount to five different types of Matlock’s that just change the variables in the story, but reproduce the exact—literally—exact same dynamics and stories.
Bob Black is a post-left writer. His most famous work is “The Abolition of Work“. His newest book “Instead of Work” debuted on August 7th. He’s been described as one of America’s great modern Anarchists.
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#1 – Anarchism is meaningless
Never mind that 90%+ of people that call their selves anarchists are actually just closet (statist) communists, and never mind that a large proportion of those left are overtly capitalist, it has to be said that anarchism has been used as a label for such a diverse range of political ends, that as a political term it is now completely useless.