In 2012, at the founding conference of our organization, First of May Anarchist Alliance (M1), members of the anarchist and libertarian journal, The Utopian, were in attendance. There were several discussions of affiliation and movement towards building a collaborative political tendency between M1 and The Utopian. The reality being that there already existed crossover between the groups with some members being part of both projects and other individuals having been supportive of each others work over the past years.
From Asheville Citizen Times - by Mackensy Lunsford
With Firestorm Cafe and Books opening on Haywood Street, West Asheville has a new independent bookstore and vegan cafe. Firestorm also has a new neighborhood feel, courtesy of street-front windows, a much better layout and a new West Asheville spot more convenient to stroller-pushing moms than tourist traffic.
We are currently accepting submissions and suggestions for a follow up to our first mixtape (https://itsgoingdown.org/lifestyle/antagonisms-volume-one-mayday/), which will be a curation of our favorite anti-police hip-hop, rap, trap, juke, and footwork tracks produced since the initial Ferguson uprising in August 2014. We are producing this mixtape in memorial of Mike Brown and will be released on August 9th, the day he was murdered by the State.
Bellamy interviews post-left anarchist Bob Black, author of such essays and books as the infamous "The Abolition of Work", Friendly Fire, "Primitive Affluence", Anarchy After Leftism, and Defacing the Currency. Black has just published, through Little Black Cart, Instead of Work, a republishing of his essays on the theme of work along with a new piece reflecting on the thirty years since his writing "The Abolition of Work".
We're joined by Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley, authors of "Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South." We talk insurrection in the American South, why radical histories matter, and the promise and failure of Fight for Fifteen.
For people in the area, a counterdemo is being organized to resist a KKK rally. Folks are getting together Saturday, July 18th in Columbia, SC to fight fascism.
Now that the dogs have recovered from the pyrotechnic celebration of Colonization, Neoliberalism, and Nationalism we are ready to announce our Summer titles for 2015. This summer features one homage, some mischievousness, and some new titles on old themes.
Spring was eventful this year. Alongside the solid Bay Area bookfair and our sister project the BASTARD conference, were Montreal, NYC, and the brand new (and energetic and affirming) Orange County bookfair. We can't wait to see what they do next year.
From The Wildernist.
The myths of progress and humanism have lost their power, and out of the wilderness a new value set is growing—Wildism. Cover art by Paige Carter.
This issue is the product of rapid growth. During these past six months, The Wildernist's team has met many great people, added three, and received so many submissions that we're putting this issue out a month early! We really hope you enjoy it.
This is the fifth issue of FTP zine, our biannual report on anti-colonial,
anti-state resistance, within the occupied territory known as Australia.
Like previous issues we have chosen to highlight acts of resistance to the Australian state and its control of this territory, such as attacks on its police, its prisons, its monuments and its schools.