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IGDCAST: CrimethInc. on Repression, Syria, Trump & the Road Ahead

  • Posted on: 11 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

We’re several months into the Trump regime and we can now begin to make some relative critiques and analyses about our activity and how things have gone down. How have our predictions about Trump played out? Where has our analysis fallen flat? How have managers and bureaucrats from within the Left attempted to push revolt back into politics, and have we let them? But moreover, how have anarchist and anti-authoritarian rebels been successful in acting within the current situation? How have we not been? What do both our victories and our shortcomings tell us about what it would mean to go beyond the capacity and ability that we have now?

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.

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