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Why Arguing with Egoists is Pointless

  • Posted on: 15 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

The danger is that the self, constantly removed and made unlike the others, may become isolated. But the Pleistocene solution is the enhanced complexity of relationships.

- Paul Shepard, Coming Home to the Pliestocene

After all, with lions on the same plains, with both of us following the same prey and stealing each others' kills, we became human. We have a lot in common. It's not the lions' fault if some humans later become philosophers.

- Carl Safina, Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel

Say It with Barricades

  • Posted on: 14 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

What do anarchists mean when we talk about love? For some the word is inextricably associated with pacifism. Spiritual leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. preached love and non-violence as one and the same. “Peace and love”—together, these words have become a mantra invoked to impose passivity on those who would stand up for themselves. But does love always mean peace? Do we need to throw out the one if we disagree tactically with the other? What does it mean for us to extol love in such a violent time, when more and more people are losing faith in nonviolence? What is actually at stake in embracing or rejecting the rhetoric of love?

At Sundance, an Anarchist Creates Waves

  • Posted on: 10 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

Cody Wilson turned a toothpick over in his mouth and swirled the olive-adorned drink in front of him.

"I don't ask anyone to be sympathetic to my position," he said. "I don't think I'm a very sympathetic character."

The 28-year-old may or may not be on to something when he makes that statement about his personality. He is decidedly on-point when he makes it about his ideas.

Michael Schmidt

  • Posted on: 9 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Dingpolitik

The first reaction to the Michael Schmidt infiltration by most thinking anarchists has been: that’s not us! But lets not take this as an opportunity to reassert our moral purity. It is us – we were all reading Schmidt, debating it, and, truth be told, the least we can say is that we all enjoyed very much rejecting his work. Today more than ever there is a certain enjoyment, a self-satisfaction, that we get from his expulsion from the movement and indeed from his infiltration as well. We would be wise to recognize this instead of avoid it.

Who are the Anarchists?

  • Posted on: 4 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From submedia.tv

Why Resistance Is Coming from Below

America is in the throes of crisis. Polling as the least popular starting President in history, Donald Trump has taken the reins and intends to force his agenda on the world by brute force. Alongside him, outright white supremacists are coming out of the woodwork, convinced that their time has arrived. Millions who once counted on the Democratic Party are losing faith in the entire political system. Can anything be done to halt the rise of tyranny?

TOTW: Team sports

  • Posted on: 23 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

There are several conversations to be had while viewing J20 in the mirror. The first is to say "good job" to the people who participated in the events of the day, to check in on our prisoners, and to ask ourselves how we can keep up the momentum. The second, and the point of this TOTW, is to ask ourselves if we are satisfied with the people we associated ourselves with during J20 and generally during this moment. It's hard to call the broad left particularly healthy, should they be who we turn to? How about Unions? The organizers of the Women's march on J21?

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