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The revolution will not be sober

  • Posted on: 28 March 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The revolution will not be sober: the problem with notions of “radical sobriety” & “intoxication culture”

From HIV HEPC Anarchist - By Zoë Dodd & Alexander McClelland

As radicals and writers working on issues of criminalization and drug liberation, we believe that altering the relationships we have with our minds and bodies through substance use is a form of resistance and emancipation. For us, drug liberation is the emancipation of drugs deemed illegal and the people who use them from the control of the state and social structures. In our experience, drug use can facilitate authentic, compassionate, and emotionally bonded social relationships that are not possible otherwise. Drug use can be therapeutic and provide autonomy outside of the pathologizing system of western medicine for coping with trauma and difficult life experiences.

10 reasons anarchism is dead (and should be buried)

  • Posted on: 10 August 2015
  • By: worker

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.

An Anarchist Response to Ebola | Part Two: Envisioning an Anarchist Alternative

  • Posted on: 9 December 2014
  • By: worker

Anarchists are part of the global conversation on what’s broken in the world, but when things really fall apart—like with the current Ebola outbreak—is the state the only answer? How might a stateless society respond to a challenge like this one? This article provides an anarchist response to these questions, while highlighting issues that require those of us with anarchist politics to carefully think through our position.

This is part two of a two part series. Part one is available here: Part one: What Went Wrong?

Should Anarchists Vote?

  • Posted on: 4 November 2014
  • By: worker

Chris Dixon ends his recent book Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements with a series of questions that are meant to confront and guide the direction of future organizing projects. Some of these questions have to do with electoral politics: How should people dedicated to anti-authoritarian politics relate to this sphere? How should such organizers relate to the millions of people that are mobilized by political campaigns?

Appendix on Writer's Block and Erectile Dysfunction

  • Posted on: 3 November 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

I have published an appendix to my 'Practical Proposals Intended For Discussion, Extension, Correction & Implementation' which provides some context to the essay 'Why I am not an anarchist'

It is available at http://www.loveletters.za.org/2014/05/practical-proposals-intended-for.html