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Malcolm Harris on Unruly Equality : U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century

  • Posted on: 20 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From LA Review of Books

Left Behind: Why Marxists Need Anarchists, and Vice Versa

IN AN 1875 letter to German socialist politician August Bebel, Friedrich Engels complained — on behalf of himself and Karl Marx — about being teased by anarchists. Bebel’s Social Democratic Workers’ Party was merging with the General German Workers’ Association, the latter of which advocated a parliamentary road to socialism rather than a revolutionary one.

Review of Zerzan's new book Why Hope?

  • Posted on: 14 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Review from Uncivilized Animals.

John Zerzan could be described as defiantly hopeful. In a time when a seed of nihilism has been germinating in the anarchist milieu, Zerzan has published a new book in which almost every essay has an element of hope. Whereas pessimism and despair are currently fashionable postures, Zerzan’s more optimistic perspective is both refreshing and vitally important.

“To the customers – Insurrection and Doublethink”

  • Posted on: 12 October 2015
  • By: Rocinante

From contra info

To those who…

To those for whom the end of civilization is a bookstore or grocery business;
To those who consider insurrection as a breach in the monopoly of falsehood, representation, power;
To those who are able to sense that behind the dense fog of the “crisis” there is a theater of operations, maneuvers, strategies and therefore the possibility for self-promotion;
To those who launch “attacks” in order to occupy seats in the municipal council;
To those who seize the propitious moment to display themselves in the mass media;
To those who don’t seek accomplices, but political friends;
To those who don’t desert, but who infiltrate;
To those who mock the refusal to participate in this world;
To those who organize others into a party, perhaps – why not – into a historical party;
To those who intend to give life to a revolutionary force, as long as it’s institutional.

A contribution to a debate that has need of
a single way of thinking shared by all…

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