The effects of extreme climate change, such as heatwaves, flooding, wildfires, and rising sea levels to name just a few are not confined to borders, nor the daily news headlines, but an experience many have come to expect. Breaking away from the false solutions of the State and corporate enterprises, how are anarchists reorganizing society in response to climate change?
Night Forest Journal Issue 2 is here!
Little over a year since Issue 1 was released, we are happy to bring this collection of poems, short stories, essays and art to you who have found this tribal space.
These words are for rebels, animals, anarchists, aestheticists and those who find the tame abhorrent.
We will let the pieces speak for themselves and encourage you to meet them, not as an attempt to provide something perfect and pure, but as personal works of raw poetic expression.
From Anews Podcast
Welcome to the anews podcast. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week on anarchistnews.org.
sound editing by Greg, no editorial this week
Thanks to Aragorn! and Bellamy for help with topic of the week (federation!).
What’s New was written by Jackie and Greg, and read by Chisel and Greg.
1. Metal Urbain – Panik
2. David Rovics – We Are Everywhere (edit)
From Anarchist Writers by anarcho
Most anarchists come across Victor Serge (1889-1947) at some stage, the elitist-individualist anarchist turned elitist-Bolshevik whom Leninists to this day like to invoke as “the best of the anarchists” to get libertarians to join their party (“Victor Serge: The Worst of the Anarchists,” ASR no. 61). This work by him and Natalia Sedova Trotsky, The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2016), is a biography of Leon Trotsky and is of note as a good example of what could be termed The Trotskyist School of Falsification, to invoke the title of Trotsky’s 1937 work The Stalin School of Falsification. (171)
From Libertarian Labyrinth by Shawn P. Wilbur
The last post in this series, on “The Uses of a Lost Continent,” ended with a rapid escalation from questions about the limits of specific historical narratives to the image of “the anarchist past” as a familiar sort of “new world” to, perhaps, be carved down to a more usable size by whatever means seem necessary. Feel free to supply your own image of a burning jungle, clear-cut forest, strip-mined mountain, etc. History certainly provides no lack of handy analogies.
From Outside the Circle by Cindy Milstein
The following conversation between myself, Aaron Lakoff, and Sharmeen Khan is from issue 21 of the Upping the Ante journal, and can be found for free online at https://uppingtheanti.org/journal/article/21-the-long-memory-is-the-most-radical-idea.
From Anarchists Worldwide
31.01.2020: According to information posted on Athens Indymedia and in the Greek corporate media, anarchist comrades Giannis Michailidis, Konstantina Athanasopoulou and an unnamed woman were captured in an allegedly stolen car in the Athens suburb of Agia Paraskevi on Wednesday.
Immediatism Episode 41, reading for you today What Does the World Desire? The case for panpsychism. By Bellamy Fitzpatrick. Originally appeared in Backwoods 2 A Journal of Autochthonous Anarchy, available from LittleBlackCart.com.