I had a good discussion with friends in Montreal this past weekend about the growth in people approaching anarchy through the lens of spirituality, and vice versa. From the burgeoning movement of Christian mystics and radicals through things like the Friendly Fire Collective (which often looks like the religion of struggle) to people engaging with gods and spirits older and younger, the rise in spiritual modes of anarchy is refreshing to me as a phenomenon which offers a challenge to those who “love to indulge in the spurious disagreeable and pointless exercise of ex-communicating the differently-faithed amongst their comrades”.
From June 11
Revolutionary salutations to Marius Mason and all long term anarchist prisoners being held captive by the state, and to all anarchists around the world.
My name is Michael Kimble and I am a long term anarchist prisoner in the state of Alabama. I’ve been imprisoned for thirty-one years and throughout my imprisonment I’ve been engaged in the fight against authority and domination, and the how-to end this miserable existence.
We write this just to give a quick update on the rapidly changing situation in Hamilton. since yesterday, May 31 2018, three more people have been arrested in connection to the so-called Locke St riot: one was picked up by the SPVM in Montreal and was flown to Hamilton, where they are in custody awaiting a bail hearing, and the other two were arrested in Hamilton. One of these people is already out on bail and another will appear again on Monday. Further, the police released an additional three names of people against whom they have laid charges and are seeking to arrest. Charges against all six include mischief against property, unlawful assembly while masked, and variations of conspiracy and counseling to commit those things.
by Julian Langer
Who is John Zerzan?
John Zerzan is an anarchist. John Zerzan is a primitivist. John Zerzan is an anthropology nerd. John Zerzan is a philosopher(?).
Before I go on, I want to say that I have loved John Zerzan’s writings for years. I consider him a profound personal influence, and someone who has articulated many brilliant essays and books. I am very much a fan of Zerzan.
Turn to your parents or children and say, “this is a game.” Turn to your friends and enemies and say, “this is a game.” Say silently to your self and any imaginary entities you discover in solitude, “this is a game.” See what happens next.
What are all the games we are playing and what are their structures, patterns, and implications outside of that game context?
LISTEN HERE: https://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio5292018
"Space: The Final Socialist Frontier?" - In These Times (David Graeber's outlet). Black Seed #6: "ambiguity"
its watchword(!) The Case Against Philosophy read by JZ. Almost incredible eco news briefs, ditto latest tech
developments as civilization displays extremes of ever more anti-life aspects. (Suburu) ad of the week, resistance
news. [Kathan co-hosted May 8 episode]
An anarchist library was raided earlier this month in Berlin after police executed search warrants in the hunt for two men wanted in connection to a series of posters depicting police violence during the last year’s G20 protests in Hamburg.
Kalabal!K, located on Reichenberger Strasse in Kreuzberg, was searched on the morning of May 9 after police suspected two men wanted for libel were located inside.
These are the aims of an insurrectionary councilism: to help tap into and share the rich and deep experience of groups too long separated from each other; to use those connections to build revolutionary solidarity and networks of coordinated radical action; and therefore to help congeal the revolutionary power of the radical left—to capitalize on this moment of crisis and danger. The aim is a more vibrant, intersectional, and coordinated federation of revolutionary groups.