A whole lot of years ago I went to the North American Anarchist Gathering in Lawrence, Kansas. While I had been to anarchist assemblies and teach-ins locally, this was the first large and non-regional, but explicitly anarchist event I ever went to. Being from the west coast, it was interesting to encounter anarchists from other parts of the country (this was 2002, before the internet is what it is today).
Did you think we would stop? Or would we ride this horse into the ground annihilating ourselves and anyone who wants to tag along on this joyride of platonic(or not so platonic) world eating.
In episode VII we discuss the second half of the chapter My Intercourse in the Unique and Its Property by Max Stirner, translated by Wolfi Lanstreicher.
From ANEWS Podcast
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Editorial: on performance, by chisel
TOTW: evidence, with Aragorn! and Ariel
From Primal Anarchy, March 1st, 2019
Politics of Representation and Book Recommendations Pt 2
Episode 17: Politics of Representation and Book Recommendations, Pt 2March 1, 2019House cleaning and introduction. The Cull of Personality is out now, discussion about the politics of representation and building narratives without owning other people. Lilia reads the first chapter, ‘A Shallow Grave.’ Wild Resistance no 6 will be here any day, information about the new issue. For Wildness and Anarchy expanded second edition updates. Getting back to work on Of Gods and Country. Greg Grandin’s The End of the Myth and the nature of the American identity. The frontier versus the border in terms of the colonial imagination. Eco-feminist book recommendations and the innate power of the medical industry. Mythologies of civilization’s progress. Anti-missionary book recommendations. Indigenous narrative book recommendations and the complexities of representation. Indigenous resistance versus revolutionary, from the view point of an Apache child during the Apache Wars.
The Question of State Power and the Anarchists’ Answer
The question of state government elections and running a Workers or Socialist political party continues to be raised in the working class movement and the Left globally. As we may know, there was excitement about the rise of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party in Britain, left political parties in certain parts of Europe and Latin America and, more recently, certain shifts to more centrist positions in the United States amongst a section of the Democratic Party calling themselves “Democratic Socialists”. In South Africa, many workers and some activists seem cautiously optimistic by NUMSA’s formation of the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party that will seek to participate in the 2019 general elections.
From Anarchist Writers by anarcho
There is nothing worse than seeing a film labelled “inspired by true events” (or a TV series “inspired” by the stories of Philip K. Dick) for you know that any relation to actual events is purely accidental. This does not mean the film will be bad – indeed, it may be excellent (Blade Runner springs to mind as regards Dick adaptations). It just means that when you discover the source of the “inspiration” you realise the film does not reflect it very much, if at all.
From Free Jeremy by Jeremy Hammond
This new piece of writing from Jeremy further details the horror of the of the situation that he endured at FCI Milan involving his alleged assault of a guard. Through it, we have learned that Jeremy (thankfully) at least had a cellmate at least part of the time, but that the situation was, sadly, even more convoluted than any of us on the outside ever could have imagined. Prison truly is cruel by its very nature, and that is something no amount of reform will ever fix. We must strive for abolition if we ever hope for true justice.
– Grace North
From Anarchy Bang
This week we will try to have an conversation about anarchist principles. In a forgotten past anarchist principles were how anarchists didn't participate in infighting. We were in solidarity with each other. We helped a comrade out (with our marginal resources) because we believed that it was through mutual aid that we were stronger than those who did not have the Beautiful Idea. And because it all mattered we associated with each other freely (including in love). How has this past sensibility informed anarchist practice today and how have things changed? Do we still maintain the old principles or has the anarchist space gotten too large and only local team principles apply? Has media (especially so-called social media) made things better or worse?
We announce the opening of a new project 'Down and Out Distro' which aims to create a place to bring together Queer Insurrectionist and Nihilist critiques, as well as identity abolitionist and anti civilization perspectives.