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An Anarchist Critique of Re-Evaluation Counseling

Re-Evaluation Counseling (R.C.) is an organization created in the United States by Harvey Jackins and others in the 1960's. The stated intention of R.C. is to spread the process of “co-counseling” in order to assist people in resolving past trauma and also as a tool for “social change.” RC, as an organization, has spread throughout the world, and exists in most major cities in the U.S. as well as a variety of places around the world. It is informally referred to as “co-counseling” by many adherents.

10 reasons anarchism is dead (and should be buried)

From Consentient

#1 – Anarchism is meaningless

Never mind that 90%+ of people that call their selves anarchists are actually just closet (statist) communists, and never mind that a large proportion of those left are overtly capitalist, it has to be said that anarchism has been used as a label for such a diverse range of political ends, that as a political term it is now completely useless.

Against Deep Green Resistance

From Institute for Anarchist Studies - by Michelle Renee Matisons and Aalexander Reid Ross

For a book that advertises itself as a “shift in strategy and tactics,” Deep Green Resistance (DGR) has an overwhelmingly dispiriting tone, and is riddled with contradictions.[1] While DGR provocatively addresses many pressing social and ecological issues, its opportunistic, loose-cannon theoretical approach and highly controversial tactics leaves it emulating right-wing militia rhetoric, with the accompanying hierarchical vanguardism, personality cultism, and reactionary moralism.

Highly Derivative: Accelerationism’s Inability to Make a Clean Break

From C4SS - by William Gillis

Review of The Manifesto For Accelerationist Politics and The Accelerationist Reader

There’s an increasing sense of crisis in the far left today. Having lashed itself to an implicit primitivism over the course of the twentieth century now that that ship is sinking much of the left is desperately looking for a way off.

HIC NIHIL, HIC SALTA! (a critique of Bartlebyism)

From Search and Destroy

[We offer up to our comrades the following critique of the nihilist turn in communist and anarchist thought, in part because we find some of its appeal mystifying and some of its appeal understandable. We hope that at very least it will provoke some conversation among friends and comrades sympathetic to this line of thought.]

Another Critique of Insurrectionalism

Translator's Foreword

This text is less so a general critique of insurrectionalist methodology or ideas than a critique of how a specific insurrectionalism, that which has developed in Barcelona in the last eighteen years, has played out in practice. It problematizes a set of practices and attitudes that it sees in the self- proclaimed insurrectionalist milieu there, from arrogance to bad security to an incomplete understanding of repression. At times it broadens to critique insurrectionalisms of other places or more general aspects of the tendency.

Nothing new to look at here: Towards a Critique of Communization

From Communist League of Tampa

Donald Parkinson takes a look at some of the theorists under the label of ‘communization’ and takes a stab at their ideas.

To & Fro

From Steal this Meme

Replies to anti-civ critiques of veganism

It’s impossible to be vegan because it’s impossible to totally refrain from harming other life.

Chomsky on the Nod

From Defacing the Currency by Bob Black

Let me just say that I don’t really regard myself as an anarchist thinker – Noam Chomsky[1]

Let me just say that I agree with him. Noam Chomsky is not only the world’s most famous anarchist. He’s the world’s most famous anarchist who isn’t one.

To Rust Metallic Gods: An Anarcho-Primitivist Critique of Paganism

From Hasten the Downfall - by Autumn Leaves Cascade


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