There Are No “Anarchist Systems” without Anarchist Fundamentals

Anarchy is the set of principles that allow you to build justified hierarchies with a hammer. Or do you not know how to use a hammer and stop children from going into traffic?

from Center for a Stateless Society by Alex Aragona

Anarchists and those learning about anarchism should prioritize the bare-bone fundamentals of anarchist thinking, and these tenets should be the starting point. Such fundamentals almost always simply and neatly refer back to how one regards hierarchies and power in general, and which ones (if any) can justify themselves. If they can’t justify their existence, they ought not exist.

TotW: Watching the Drift

Some friends and I were just talking about how in their area, the only people who are doing anything, who have any inspiration or energy, are people who are not anarchists, but are close enough not to be terrible. While these particular friends are on solid ground, the conversation reminded me of previous friends who have drifted away from anarchist activity, thought, and friends, into the morass of communism and marxism. Another friend used to say that a certain kind of anarchist would become a commie when unable to find more anarchist theory to read.

Postanarchist Ideas in Egoism, on Immediatism podcast

This series of podcast episodes was a project to see whether we could detect postanarchist ideas in egoist writings, specifically ideas of non-essentialism and not expecting a social revolution. The series started out as three essays requested by a listener: Saul Newman's essay on Stirner and Deleuze's anarchism, and the two by Wolfi Landstreicher. Once the postanarchist ideas in Saul Newman's thinking became clear, it became the larger game of finding the postanarchism in the egoism.

Bristol Unpacked on undercover police spying

 Bristol Unpacked on undercover police spying on activists with anarchist and investigator Chris Brian

From The Bristol Cable, UK, by Neil Maggs, Rosa Eaton and Adam Cantwell-Corn on 15th July, 2021

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on undercover police spying on activists with anarchist and investigator Chris Brian

Chris Brian was a anarchist activist in Bristol and south Wales in the 90s and early 2000s. Unknown to him and fellow activists, deep undercover in in their groups were police officers.

Letter from a Cuban Anarchist after the protests

solidarity asere

Published by Polémica Cubana
July 16, 2021

There is a lot of turmoil that cannot be fit into a left-right schema. It is a people who are discovering their capacity to be more than a mere mass of support for a retrograde and cynical oligarchy which uses the words “revolution” and “anti-imperialism” to legitimize an ordinary despotism hardly different from any other tyranny. They are a people tired of “revolutionary” and “socialist” inequalities and privileges.

When We Are Human, by John Zerzan – a review

WWJZD? i ask myself as i go about my day

From Eco-revolt by Julian Langer

When I found that a copy of Zerzan’s new book, When We Are Human, had reached me I was immediately excited and keen to read. I am continually moved by Zerzan’s thought and writings, despite many points of difference in perspective or approach. It was largely a desire to encounter these differences that motivated me to email John and ask him to send me a copy of the book, to review. As I encountered these points of difference in perspective I was mostly very glad to experience them, because they affirmed my experience of John Zerzan as someone who is not me and someone I can appreciate for being-them and the thought being-theirs – there is one point of the text, which I go into more detail on in a more critical section of this review, that, I will share at this point, did offend me and is in my eyes the worst thing I’ve ever read by Zerzan; but I will state that much of this text is some of the best and most beautiful writings by Zerzan. 

Margaret Killjoy on an Anarchist Approach to Prepping in an Age of Climate Change

HEARS: "it's going down,,, and you're invited" **hair on neck tingles**

From It's Going Down

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with long-time anarchist musician, author, activist, and podcaster Margaret Killjoy, host of How to Live Like the World is Dying, which embraces the concept of preparedness, or “prepping,” from an anarchist perspective, while interviewing a whole host of guests about skills, infrastructure, and real world problem solving.

Update on Anarchist Prisoners Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar

Originally posted in Spanish-language on Contra Info (https://es-contrainfo.espiv.net/2021/07/14/prisiones-chilenas-audiencia-...), translated into English for Anarchist News by Cretin. | Chile

Chilean Prisons] Reformalization of charges hearing for anarchist comrades Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar

A few days before the first anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of Monica and Francisco, the eleventh court of Santiago set a hearing for the "REFORMALIZATION OF THE INVESTIGATION" of our comrades for Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 am, which in concrete terms is a reformulation of charges.

Direct (In)Action

from Bella Caledonia by Luke Campbell

State Suppression of Community Organising

More than twelve years on from the global economic crash, across nations the world over, the state continues to not only abdicate responsibility for the ongoing social ills and economic hardships so many ensure, but, as witnessed this week, a significant proportion of those in positions of power actively suppress community-driven efforts to support those around them.

A Statement on the Rebellion in Cuba

It is with these understanding that the road ahead is not an easy one. We send our love and international solidarity to the Cuban people. We demand freedom for all those arrested during the protests, accountability for the instances of murder and physical abuse, the restoration of internet services, and an end to the genocidal blockade.

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