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Student Conference in Cultural, Social and Political Thought

  • Posted on: 19 January 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Call for Proposals
Nihilism.Hope
Cultural, Social and Political Thought Graduate Student Conference
University of Victoria, Coast Salish and Straits Salish Territories
April 22-24 2016

What is nihilism? What is hope? Can one have both? Are they sentiments? Systems of belief? Realities? Are they the same reality? This conference will grapple with the concepts of ‘nihilism’ and ‘hope’ as two fundamentally inseparable ideas—in contrast to the notion of these two terms being diametrically opposite and/or mutually exclusive, as they are sometimes understood.

Topic of the Week: If not identity...?

  • Posted on: 13 December 2015
  • By: thecollective

Identity has become a code word for most anarchists. For those who reject it, it connotes people who embrace their victimization. For those who embrace it (or who at least don't reject it), it means the ways that groups of people are linked in how they suffer in this world (and implies solutions to that suffering, as well). The criticisms of identity, like those of the term "p.c.", have also been jumped on by right-wing folks, looking to negate the idea that there is more structural unfairness aimed at some than at others...

Reaction, Not Resistance

  • Posted on: 7 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Post Insurrectionary Revengism

I generally refuse to debate to which degree our collective future is set in stone. Placing hypothetical situations at the forefront of political thought seems foolish to me, as none of us are clairvoyant. Hypothetically, if all fossil fuels were left in the ground, and no more were burned as of tomorrow, we might have a chance of survival as a species. Hypothetically, a solar storm could knock the grid offline, saving the natural world from further extirpation. Hypothetically, the powerful could adopt humane policies to reduce human suffering during ecological and industrial collapse. We know, however, that these are sordid fantasies. They are sordid because they detract from real suffering being visited upon the natural world everyday, and the suffering of those humans to which the apocalypse is not a distant future event, or a clever metaphor.

Black Flag Issue 14 (summer 2015) Now Available for Download

  • Posted on: 20 July 2015
  • By: shevek
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The latest issue of Black Flag, the flagship publication of the Free Association of Anarchists (F@@), has just been published online, and is available for download here:
http://theanarchistassociation.wordpress.com/projects/faa-newsletter/

Another Critique of Insurrectionalism

  • Posted on: 30 June 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Translator's Foreword

This text is less so a general critique of insurrectionalist methodology or ideas than a critique of how a specific insurrectionalism, that which has developed in Barcelona in the last eighteen years, has played out in practice. It problematizes a set of practices and attitudes that it sees in the self- proclaimed insurrectionalist milieu there, from arrogance to bad security to an incomplete understanding of repression. At times it broadens to critique insurrectionalisms of other places or more general aspects of the tendency.

From Frankfurt. To our friends.

  • Posted on: 23 March 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

As thousands of people gathered in Frankfurt, Germany, to celebrate the inauguration of the new European Central Bank building, hundreds paper copies of an extract from "To our friends" by the Invisible Committee were given out.

You can now download it here
http://bloom0101.org/?parution=to-our-friends (english)

http://bloom0101.org/?parution=an-unsere-freunde (deutch)

https://youtu.be/j9_7N_Q-VbY

Burning Dwelling Thinking

  • Posted on: 1 March 2015
  • By: Rocinante

From Mute by Alberto Toscano, originally published on 13 January 2015

After the Insurrection that was to come The Invisible Committee’s À nos amis assesses the defeats and 'permanent catastrophe' which never stopped. Alberto Toscano’s extended review, ahead of the book’s English translation, seeks points of agreement among the peaks and pitfalls of a relentless metaphysical attack on network power

The Final Straw Radio: Tom Nomad on Insurgent Theory

  • Posted on: 29 December 2014
  • By: Bursts
http://isiw.noblogs.org

Streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on December 08th through December 14th, 2014, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM

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