Essays

For the Abolition of Police

  • Posted on: 12 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anarchy Magazine Editorial, #76 (2015)

A police force, where there are no crimes to discover and delinquents to arrest, will provoke or invent crimes…

— Malatesta

People involved in law enforcement are agents of the powerful against the weak, who readily mobilize and deploy arbitrary and unpredictable violence and destruction. The hateful and demented pro-police comments made in mass and social media in the wake of the cops’ fully exposed immunity from Ferguson to Staten Island (well, everywhere) show that better than any political treatise. The pro-police camp persists in perpetuating some of the most banal lies of authoritarian morality: The state exists to protect the weak from the whims of tyrants. The system of law and justice is impartial. Cops only arrest the guilty. The guilty deserve whatever the police do to them. Prisons are only for bad people…

A Report from the Conspiracy of Insurgent Anarchists Concerning the Past Two Years in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Posted on: 12 August 2015
  • By: worker

From Fireworks - by Conspiracy of Insurgent Anarchists

08.11.15 - Editor's Statement: Sometime in the summer of 1965, a woman named Oedipa Maas walks into a taqueria on 24th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco. At a table in the corner is a man named Jesus Arrabal, a member of the Conjuracion de los Insurgentes Anarquistas.

On the Anniversary of Mike Brown’s Murder: 48hours in Ferguson

  • Posted on: 11 August 2015
  • By: ReWyldStL

Originally posted at ReWyld StL: http://rewyldstl.noblogs.org/post/2015/08/11/on-the-anniversary-of-mike-...

On Sunday, August 9th 2015 a small band of tight friends and down-as-fuck accomplices from all around the greater-Saint Louis area spent the day in Ferguson, MO on the one year anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown by now-former Ferguson Pig Darren Wilson. We sat down to discuss the events of August 9th &10th, 2015, twenty-four hours after a Police “state of emergency” was declared in the Saint Louis County municipality.

Liberals and the New McCarthyism

  • Posted on: 11 August 2015
  • By: worker

From Counterpunch - by DERRICK JENSEN

It’s easy enough, some sixty years after the fact, for us to cluck our tongues at the cowardice and stupidity of those who went along with McCarthyism. It’s especially easy for liberals and academics to say that had they been alive back then, they would certainly have had the courage to stand up for discourse and to stand up for those being blacklisted. That’s partly because universities like to present themselves as bastions of free thought and discourse, where students, faculty, and guests discuss the most important issues of the day. Liberal academics especially like to present themselves as encouraging of these discussions.

Bullshit.

Topic of the Week - Affirmation/Negation

  • Posted on: 9 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Is anarchism about affirming a world that you want to create; or, is it the complete negation of the existent?

Many anarchists assert that they are trying to create a new world in the shell of the old. They have a history of anarchist thought to support their claims. Like Bakunin, they advocate for a creative destruction. In the name of positive values such as mutual aid, freedom of association, consensus processes, egalitarianism, and usufruct notions of property, they claim that a revolution is necessary to realize such values.

Against Deep Green Resistance

  • Posted on: 9 August 2015
  • By: worker

From Institute for Anarchist Studies - by Michelle Renee Matisons and Aalexander Reid Ross

For a book that advertises itself as a “shift in strategy and tactics,” Deep Green Resistance (DGR) has an overwhelmingly dispiriting tone, and is riddled with contradictions.[1] While DGR provocatively addresses many pressing social and ecological issues, its opportunistic, loose-cannon theoretical approach and highly controversial tactics leaves it emulating right-wing militia rhetoric, with the accompanying hierarchical vanguardism, personality cultism, and reactionary moralism.

Eight Thoughts on How to Fuck Up the Election in Montréal

  • Posted on: 8 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Montreal Counter-information

Every time there's an election, on the provincial or federal levels anyway, Montréal anarchists respond. There are stickers, there are posters, there are demos. ON NE VOTE PAS, ON LUTTE! declares the banner at the front of the march.

Highly Derivative: Accelerationism’s Inability to Make a Clean Break

  • Posted on: 8 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From C4SS - by William Gillis

Review of The Manifesto For Accelerationist Politics and The Accelerationist Reader

There’s an increasing sense of crisis in the far left today. Having lashed itself to an implicit primitivism over the course of the twentieth century now that that ship is sinking much of the left is desperately looking for a way off.

On the Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • Posted on: 5 August 2015
  • By: worker

Addressing an adoring crowd in Prague not long after he entered office in 2009, President Barack Obama promised to aggressively pursue US ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), a major step in disarming and stopping the continued development of nuclear weapons. Later that year, when Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel committee “attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.”

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