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The Institute for Advanced Trouble-making: It's fun gettin' into trouble!

  • Posted on: 10 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The Institute for Advanced Trouble-making

THE SCOOP-

This August will be the launch of the Institute for Advanced Trouble-making, a week-long anarchist theory and action summer camp. Camp will take place from August 11th – 18th, 2017 in Worcester, MA.

Our long term goal for the I.A.T. is to create a lasting anarchist education hub in the Northeast that can train new and old organizers alike beyond the basics in anarchist theory, anti-oppression and movement building.

The Anarchists Episode #5: Protesters of Belarus, Anarchists of Rojava, and The Post-Left

  • Posted on: 4 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

https://youtu.be/0r9RjqKoOGs

In this episode we discuss the recent protests in Belarus and the formation of a new anarchist group, the IRPGF, as associated with Rojava's International Freedom Battalion.

We also go into what the post-left is, and critique a recent article entitled "How Fascists court the Post-Left".

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Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman, annotated and introduced by Jessica Moran and Barry Pateman

  • Posted on: 4 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Kate Sharpley Library

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist is a classic for good reason: the drama of the story drives it along. Berkman’s mission to assassinate Frick is interspersed with effective flashbacks showing his development to that point. In the prison there’s plenty of conflict which makes you wonder: how can he survive 22 years? Can the prisoners expose their mistreatment and the scams of the management? Will the escape plan work? I loved the cover: a piano with a pick and shovel leaning against it as a nod the outside comrades who dug a tunnel for him, covered by Vella Kinsella ‘tinkling the ivories’. There’s also the odd bit of unintentional comedy, like Berkman’s puzzlement when he first comes across prison slang: ‘I should “keep my lamps lit.” What lamps? There are none in the cell; where am I to get them? And what “screws” must I watch? And the “stools,”—I have only a chair here. Why should I watch it? Perhaps it’s to be used as a weapon.’ [p112]

Horizontal Hostility Episode 2: Potholes, Goals, Spectacle, & Portland

  • Posted on: 3 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Horizontal Hostility

Our second episode! The five hosts, now dispersed around the world, talk about how almost every ideological strand of anarchism became a self-parody in their responses to a couple folks filling potholes in Portland. We score easy laughs and praise the pothole-fillers for the greatest troll in a long time. Along the way we try to engage more seriously with the ethics of infrastructure and resistance, propaganda and spectacle, a world without work, whether anarchism is about goals, and the context of the Portland anarchist scene. The main takeaway however is that Will and Sean oppose poetry and Pax opposes their faces.

Black & Red Books Now Out-of-Print Influenced the Fifth Estate

  • Posted on: 3 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

from Fifth Estate #398 Summer 2017
fifthestate.org

Although many of the influential radical titles from Black & Red Books, printed at the Detroit-based Detroit Printing Co-op between 1970-1980 are out of print, their relevance hasn’t lessened with the passing years. It is hoped there is interest in republishing them.

Anews podcast – episode 5 (April 2 2017)

  • Posted on: 3 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anews Podcast

This is the fifth episode of the podcast for Anarchist News dot org. This is a topical news project based on the posts of Anarchist News, about what is happening in the anarchist space.

It was recorded the 1st of April and covers the last week.

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