criticism

Antifa Fuck Off!

  • Posted on: 7 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Adverse Possession

An Open Letter Denouncing Anti-Fascist Action Bay Area
(aka Antifa)


Antifa has no place in Oakland because it is a racist, reactionary, reductive, counter-revolutionary, and nihilistic organization that has attacked workers and community members as well as engaged in intimidation increasing police repression against marginalized communities.

TOTW: Call Outs: what's worked

  • Posted on: 1 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

If we've been around at all, we've all had experiences of either being called out, or calling out, or both. This totw is not for the same conversations about how fucked up the most egregious examples are (a target that is far too easy), but one about our own positive (as much as possible, and however complicated) experiences: when has calling out someone or something worked in a specific case? when has someone had a really solid response to being falsely or correctly called out?

Our response is like an earthquake: It comes sooner or later

  • Posted on: 17 June 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Since the inception of eco-extremist actions and interventions, there has been a steady and unending flow of criticisms from various schools of thought. It should be pointed out that few of these have the intention of being constructive. The majority are just plain shit-talking, criticizing for criticism’s sake, or straight defamation. Here we are going to try to answer and refute them. We say “try” because it would seem for our haters that eco-extremist texts are written in a special hieroglyphics, as it seems impossible for them to understand. Or maybe they’re just retarded, hard to say, but either way, let’s get started…

“Those who take aim at us the most are the ones who admire us the most.’“

Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture

  • Posted on: 21 February 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Medium

I will always believe in “The Revolution”. But I am becoming very frustrated with modern “activist” culture.

First of all, I’m tired of watching people turn into pretentious assholes who think their activism makes them better than everyone else, even those oppressed and marginalized groups with whom they claim “allyship”.

The Brilliant - Episode Eleven: Revolution

  • Posted on: 12 November 2015
  • By: aragorn

From The Brilliant

This episode we begin an examination about revolution where B ends up falling on the "working with small groups" and A! falls on "anarchist space is good" side of the conversation. We also talk about some listener feedback about the Midwest and some about how A! is some kind of a social scientist and shit. Especially the shit part.

Recorded on November 6th 2015

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Towards an Anarchism with Principles: A Response to “Freely Disassociating,”

  • Posted on: 31 July 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

I read with interest Kevin Van Meter’s recent essay, Freely Disassociating: Three Stories on Contemporary Radical Movements published by Perspectives on Anarchist Theory on the Institute for Anarchist Studies website. In it, he discusses the current climate within the anarchist movement, painting a grim picture where increasingly meaningless labels and judgments get tossed about like political hand grenades, shutting down discussion, utilizing guilt-by-association, fomenting an atmosphere of anti-intellectualism and devolving into moralizing-outrage-as-activism.

First of May Anarchist Alliance Response to The Utopian

  • Posted on: 22 July 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From M1AA:

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.