culture

Cultural Appropriation & Shaming

  • Posted on: 21 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Fifth Estate #397, Winter 2017

On college campuses, in urban squats, at hip city venues, and at anarchist events, one often sees young white people sporting dreadlocks or Mohawk haircuts. However, there has been an increasingly aggressive push- back by those who designate this as cultural appropriation and are confronting and shaming those they deem guilty of the practice.

Topic of the Week: Anarchist Projects in Relationship

  • Posted on: 1 February 2016
  • By: thecollective

It's easy (and simplistic) for new sites (and other media forms) to compete with each other. This is understandable since new projects are frequently started out of some kind of frustration with existing options, as well as out of some positive desire (for self expression, a particular kind of conversation, etc). This site was partially motivated out of frustration with Infoshop's liberal inclusions (among other things), and itsgoingdown was apparently motivated in part by irritation with the trolls here (among other things).

The Danish Anarchists Who Inspired Santacon Could Not Have Imagined It's Bro-Hell Future

  • Posted on: 10 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Atlas Obscura

A sea of red and white coats rancorously swarm down thousands of streets. Hundreds of people, dressed as Santa Claus, scream and sing as they drink heavily, form impromptu dance parties, and crowd public transportation.

Interview with Jesse Cohn on Anarchist Resistance Culture

  • Posted on: 21 May 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Jesse Cohn's book cover

Fight Back Podcast speaks with Jesse Cohn, author of Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, about his new book.

“What anarchists demanded from art was what they demanded from all aspects of their political lives: that it should, as much as possible, embody the principle in the practice, the end in the means.