Episode 10: 7-3-2018
'Of Gods and Country' update. MD newspaper shooter and facial recognition software. Colonizers and headhunters in 'Severed.' Identity politics, social media, and seeing faces on a new virtual landscape and the rise of a new ethno-nationalism. Dear Antifa.
Episode 10: 7-3-2018
After a brief pause we resume an irregular publishing rhythm fueled by our hatred of this techno-prison world. Our last few months were busy with shaping our small project for the future. In the coming weeks we’ll be posting a new Dark Nights zine as well as some solidarity posters and other compilations of writings.
Welcome to the Anews podcast. This is episode 70 for June 29, 2018. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Download here: https://podcast.anarchistnews.org/episodes/anewse70.mp3
This week, we’re featuring two interviews. The first was an an interview from the IGDcast with someone affiliated with #OccupyIcePDX blocking the immigration detention center in Portland, OR. The second was a chat we had with a supporter of the J20 arrestees, from among the 230 people rounded up during the Inauguration protests of January 20th, 2017, in Washington, DC and still facing over 60 years in prison each.
From Embers is a regular anarchist podcast produced in Kingston Ontario. We produce a few episodes a month about actions and projects going on in so-called Canada that inspire us, or about topics that we think will be relevant to anarchists living north of the border. This month, we’ve created four original episodes.
We from Indonesian Anarchist Black Cross sell t-shirts for fundraising "Prisons Are For Burning". The proceeds of this sale will be used in legal and medical work of the Black Cross, especially helping anarchist prisoners in Yogyakarta who were arrested during Mayday action when raising the rejection issue of New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) and anti-Sultan Ground / Pakualaman Ground and feudalism-monarchy society.
From Freedom News UK
Connor Owens writes on anarchism and a form of sci-fi that emphasises the possibilities of eco-utopias.
Social transformation never happens through economic or legal changes alone. Those changes are always accompanied by alterations in the more informally transformative spheres of culture and ideology, shaping the nuts and bolts of how people think and act. Anarchists have always acknowledged this. Indeed, if there’s one thing anarchists are known for among the general public, it’s having a leg in several artistic, musical, and philosophical subcultures. This goes way back. Peter Kropotkin and Emma Goldman weren’t just exquisite early theorists of class struggle and anarchisation, they also wrote entire books on Russian literature and modern theatre respectively.
Politics of Ecstasy
Must we stop obsessing about how faithfully our anti-authoritarian practices conform to certain ideological principles and, instead, try to understand how they produce moments of exultation, of “ecstasy”? Looking at our battlegrounds through the lens of ecstasy lights up shifting visions and narratives. While the regulation image of us decked in our best principles might appear unblemished, most of us writing for this issue have found the image of us stripped down to our ecstasies less flattering. So much for our plans to destabilise capitalism with our seismic passions – at the moment, our ecstasies are adding cement to its foundations…
Black & Green Podcast 9: 6-5-2018.
Some podcast housecleaning, now available on the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network, upcoming Goodlife Revival interview and Gathered Remains promo. Info on submitting work for Black and Green Review no 6. Monsanto's insane 'Climate Fieldview' "social network": automation and automatons for a dismal future. Discussion on Barbara Ehrenreich's excellent new book Natural Causes. On growing up a Zionist and writing a book about Christian missionaries, but not overlooking the colonization of Israel. Readings from Fredy Perlman.