critique

Our attitude towards Rojava must be critical solidarity

  • Posted on: 2 February 2016
  • By: thecollective

By Zaher Baher
30/01/2016

Many articles from different people about Rojava have expressed different views. The vast majority of them have covered the positive and bright sides of this experiment. I too have written many articles, in both Kurdish and English. In addition, I have given many interviews to Kurdish and non-Kurdish media. I have attended and addressed several meetings, both in the UK and abroad. I travelled once to Rojava and twice to Bakur (the Kurdistan part of Turkey).

The Brilliant - Episode Fourteen – Critics

  • Posted on: 24 December 2015
  • By: aragorn

From The Brilliant

In this episode, we try to recover from our losses: Bellamy happened to be generally dispirited about life at the time of recording (and it shows!), while Aragorn! broods over having lost two episodes of The Brilliant through some unknown and unknowable techno-incompetence. Perhaps fittingly, we spend some of the episode talking about an event and a project which excite us and the last third of the episode responding to our most consistent and harsh criticism.

Tick Tock

The Haters v Crimson Peak

  • Posted on: 12 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From InsurgentTheatre.org

Also available here: https://archive.org/details/Episode10CrimsonPeak
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Dear God no! Not another episode of The Haters!

This week (or whatever) we're going to talk about the dumbest eye candy movies we've seen for a long time: Crimson Peak. Venture capitalists beware, morbid incestuous twins want to sell you bloody clay and kill your babies!

The Economy of Power

  • Posted on: 11 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From MTL Counter-info

This was originally written as a reflection after visiting friends while they were imprisoned in Mexico City. They have now been released, but the discussions we had concerning dignity and responses to repression are still relevant. I hope that this can contribute to ongoing discussions within Montreal and elsewhere about how and when anarchists interact with repression, and maintenance of dignity.

The Haters v Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Posted on: 3 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From The Haters

Welcome to our special crushing the dreams of children edition! This episode we eviscerate the statist communalism of comic book heroics and goofball treatment of serious violence as featured in a movie from 2014 at the request of a mother whose daughter LOVES the film. Listen, and enjoy!

Find it on archive.org here: https://archive.org/details/Episode9GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

A Quick and Dirty Critique of Primitivist & AntiCiv Thought

  • Posted on: 27 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

When I was six-years-old my anarchist dad smuggled me a copy of Jurassic Park against my mom’s prohibitions. “When you can read it, you can read it,” he said, and within a year I had not only learned every last word, I’d read my fraying copy cover to cover dozens of times in the boring waits at homeless shelters, soup kitchens and welfare offices. Surrounded by a filthy concrete dystopia I read again and again with wide eyes as the Cassandra character inveighed against rigid systems of control as prone to diminishing returns and inevitable catastrophe, spoke about how hunter gatherers worked far less and played far more. I was hooked. Between survivalist day camps and Zerzan tracts at the used bookstore primitivism gave me wonderful ammunition against the myriad tyrannies that littered my existence, from elementary school to the hustles of poverty.

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