The notion that we are living in a Consumer Society has been a fundamental piece of post-1950s social theory. This has been the case for anarchists and other anti-authoritarians/anti-capitalists; but it has also been the case for neo-Conservatives and other right-wingers who blame the Consumer Society for cultural decadence, moral relativism, etc.
From Little Black Cart
Spring is looking great at the Little Black Cart with a lot of exciting activity around this quarter's titles. Five new titles! We are about to head out for our
casual LBC tour. We have a new PDF catalog available. We are looking for an Intern for this summer. We still welcome new Accomplices!
New York City, Fox News
This summer a brand new reality TV will make its cable debut. It's called “Anarchy in the city” and is the true story of eight anarchists, picked to live in a punk house, avoiding work together and having their lives taped, to find out what happens when people stop having masters... and start getting real. The real world.
From BASTARD Conference
We are running a little late but, as you can probably imagine, finding a place to hold an anarchist theory conference isn't as easy as it used to be. In our case it is as much about aging as it is about the horrorshow of land pricing but either way we now have a venue. The Omni Commons will be hosting the 2016 Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory, And Research, & Development conference.
Last month, we concluded the To Change Everything US tour, bringing together anarchists from Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and North America to compare notes on the uprisings and social movements of the past decade. In the course of 65 days, we presented 59 events in 57 towns, speaking with well over 2000 people altogether. To hear an audio recording from one of the presentations, tune in to episode 44 of the Ex-Worker Podcast.
From Dissent Magazine - by Marina Sitrin
From Dissent Magazine - by Sheri Berman
This article is part of Dissent’s special issue of “Arguments on the Left.” To read its counterpart, by Marina Sitrin, href="https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/anarchist-spirit-horizontalism">click here.
This is similar to a past topic of the week but I'd like to emphasize the question a bit differently. What do we do next? It appears that for some anarchists the most exciting work being done now is in the antifa or international solidarity fronts. Do you agree?
Is there work a little closer to home that you advocate for or should our practice look a little more like improving our daily lives? Our question this week isn't "What is to be done?" but what do we do next?