Check out this new reader that compiles some of the best texts that critique "ally" politics as well as the closely linked, 'non-profit industrial complex.' As the text, 'Accomplices not Allies" writes: "The ally industrial complex has been established by activists whose careers depend on the “issues” they work to address...Ally has also become an identity, disembodied from any real mutual understanding of support.
Freedom of speech is important to intellectual concept driven, common purpose based organizing.
Organizing in nature, in general, is outside-inwardly orchestrated by transforming relational patterns which inform individual and collective experience.
Western authoritarian organizing is, on the other hand, driven and directed by intellectual concepts such as ‘sovereigntism’ [the notional ‘local independent existence’ of a ‘sovereign state’ and its ‘supreme central authority’ operated by its ‘political leadership’].
Since 2011, the Informal Anarchist Federation (IAF)—a local division of a much wider, global insurrectionary anarchist group: the Federazione Anarchia Informale—has been carrying out scores of attacks on private property across Bristol, England. Now the cops are out to get them and Bristol's wider activist community is being caught up in the search.
From Anarchist Agency
CrimethInc. Publishes Free Primer in 20 Languages
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Thursday, January 15, the underground publishing group CrimethInc. launched To Change Everything, a multimedia outreach project intended to introduce anarchist ideas to the general public. The project consists of a free, full-color 48-page print publication, a video by Submedia.tv, an interactive website in many different languages, and a sticker and poster campaign.
The first shriek comes from a liberal, the latter a Marxist. With all due respect to both, I think the former quite confused if he thinks that Castroite Cuba more closely reflects his own Keynesian delusions, and the latter seems not to understand Che’s significant contribution to the normalization of relations between Cuba and the US (even though it occurs long after his death). Che was the Beard’s partner in the charade that was Cuban socialism, and his ally in the effort to rid that island of all forms of dissent and opposition.
After lawsuit is filed against Kevin’s jail over magazine policy, a call to mass-mail magazines.
On behalf of Kevin, we are asking anyone who publishes a magazine, newsletter, or any periodical to send copies to Kevin this week.
This week, a lawsuit was filed against the jail by Prison Legal News over its refusal to allow magazines (except PLN) into prisoners.
From Candles and Torches
Neofascism in the Cultural, Artistic, and Ecological Movements
The earth is firmly enveloped in crisis. This crisis is at once material and existential. The economy can no longer support the human weight that bends it at its foundation. Can not, or will not. The aftermath of the recession has produced only one reality: an intensified stratification of global society.
Kalan Sherrard, called “NYC’s Most Avant-Garde Nihilist Subway Performer” by NYMag is a multidisciplinary artist living in New York City. His performance-based work involves arrangements of found objects, loaded text, hybrid sound, and offbeat costumes. His puppet shows, which have been described as “better than Tim Burton,” utilize the deformed creations of combined objects. He also draws, collages, creates installations, and directs photography projects.