General discussion

Online Anarchist Spaces

I'm usually just a lurker on anarchistnews for the articles, so hopefully I don't sound too much like someone who doesn't know anything about the culture here. I always feel uncomfortable about advertising shit like this, so I'll try not to do that. There's a wider discussion to be had here anyways about online anarchist spaces - or the apparent lack thereof, and whether they have any value.

AP and the 'egoists/nihilists'

Well, anon, this is a bit off the cuff, though long-ish. This is why I thought it better suited to the forum.

I may be mistaken but I do sense that it was JZ responding to me. It sounds so much like his wording and his tactic of trivializing the words of another via verbiage the other party never used, no matter how carefully worded it may have been. I've listened to his show and read a fair amount of his work (as well as others in the AP set) to pick out the tune. That logic = thinking, that joy = fun is simply another verse to his life-negating dirge.

"what is anarchism?"- (Transmetropolitan Review #4)

does the author draw a false distinction between whether the question is philological or historical?
or why have humans come to be born and bred in bondage, anyway?
can "the public" be convinced of the Natural Order and the "unity of human needs" within "complete solidarity"?


Alternative Methods of Intervention in Cases of Violence

I have been participating in an Anarchist Community Space recently, and we have been talking about what to do when we encounter violent situations in our surrounding neighborhood, particularly when that violence is directed at women or members of the LGBTQ community, which is a big issue in the area. The neighborhood is also heavily minority and very against police intervention, so we have been discussing effective alternatives to calling the police.

Social Anti-Civilization

So the critique of civilization comes from many directions, but most often the connection to mass and anti-mass practices is stuck in only reactive behaviors. I see a coming future: Aggressive space claims and attempting to create a sustainable infrastructure to ensure to longevity of such an aggressive move. A space claim is a move of action, not reaction in the war for the claims of physical power, for expressing autonomy. The problem is that anti-civilization critique is almost unnecessary to these actions and plays very little role in them.

Anarchist orgs in the Middle East

Hey everyone!
I'm a Palestinian anarchist living in Lebanon and, as most of you probably know, anarchist movements are very weak in the middle. So I personally believe that the only way we could ever gain strength is by unionizing with the anarchist movements in Turkey, Iran, and Kurdistan. However, it's been really hard to do so.
Are there any Turkish/Iranian/Kurdish comrades on this site?
and what do you guys think or suggest?