Anathema: Volume IV Issue IX

  • Posted on: 13 October 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Anathema

A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical, October 2018

Volume 4 Issue 6 (PDF for printing 11 x 17)

Volume 4 Issue 6 (PDF for reading 8.5 x 11)

In this issue:

  • Summer Against Prisons
  • Stop The Raids
  • State Aids Federal ICE Abductions
  • Collateral Violence of Society
  • The Legacy Of The Green Scare
  • Anti-Anarchist Repression in Canada
  • Amazon Watch
  • Poetry
  • What Went Down


The links and table of contents seem to be from an issue released in June. Here's the most recent one:

PDF for reading 8.5 x 11

PDF for printing 11 x 17

In this issue:

Hate Crimes at SCI Phoenix
We All Live Downstream Pt. 2
What Is Direct Action?
What Went Down
“Always Escalate!”
Against The Cult Of Visibility
Life’s A Witch And Then You Fly
Examination: Imagination
Fireworks Etiquette At Demos


Always good to see more consistent anarchist periodicals. This is standard insurrectionist fare, but that doesn't mean it's not insightful or valuable. Burn prisons, up the witches, and always attack. It seems anarchists will be doomed to forever repeat what "direct action" actually means, and this issue has a no-nonsense approach to this task. The discussions on escalation and visibility are also ever relevant. The short piece on fireworks is funny but practical. This zine does what it does very well.

The "Always Escalate!" piece intends to introduce a more nuanced assessment of conditions regarding attack, so as to say the time is not always right to attack -- contrary to what some consider "standard insurrectionist fare," or at least what qualifies as standard in the US since Bonanno has been more selective in advocating attack in the European context, for instance.

I like everything else you said, though.

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