A look back at anarchist history

  • Posted on: 15 February 2015
  • By: worker

Burnaby's Eryk Martin on anarchism, feminism and the Red Hot Video bombings

What do feminists and anarchists have in common? What's the story behind the Squamish Five, the Wimmin's Fire Brigade and the porn shop bombings of the '80s? Burnaby resident Eryk Martin has all the answers. The SFU student is working on his PhD dissertation in history, and he's focusing on anarchism.

Regarding Steven Jablonski's Deceptions, Grand Juries and Sensible Solidarity

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

This is a collaborative statement written by former friends and comrades of Steven Jablonski.

“At the very rare chance that I am being subpoenaed [to] this Grand Jury, I could not find myself in a better situation.” - Steven Jablonski

In July, 2012, following riotous May Day demonstrations in Seattle, WA, several anarchists in Seattle, Olympia, WA, and Portland, OR, were subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury.*

The Anarchism of Despair

  • Posted on: 6 February 2015
  • By: worker

From C4SS - by David S. D'Amato

The life of Laurance Labadie appears very much like his anarchism, a deliberate, often anachronistic struggle against the vogues and prevailing winds of his day, a hopeless attempt to revive an energy faded or extinguished entirely. His thought belonged to a libertarian strain regrettably anchored to those of the previous generation or two, to a time just before the “official” anarchist movement coalesced firmly around communist and syndicalist patterns of thought. Perceiving the inherent stagnancy of such a narrowly circumscribed focus on these ideologies, Ardent Press, along with its distribution partner Little Black Cart, has worked to make egoist, individualist, nihilist, and anti-civilization writings available.

Howard Ehrlich, R.I.P.

  • Posted on: 3 February 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

One of our favorite longtime anarchists has passed away.

Howard Ehrlich, of Baltimore, Maryland, was an American sociologist and anarchist activist. Formerly a professor at University of Iowa, he was co-founder of Research Group One that conducted research on behalf of activist organizations in the US. Subsequently, he co-founded a collective that produced a successful syndicated radio program called the Great Atlantic Radio Conspiracy, a free school, and in 1980 he co-founded a peer-reviewed journal called Social Anarchism, of which he was Editor-in-Chief until his passing.

Reportback from Anticapitalist Gathering in Long Beach/Signal Hill

  • Posted on: 3 February 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

After months of planning, frustrating delays, and significant police interference, the event billed as "Anarchist and Socialist Perspectives on Police, Prisons, and Capitalism" went off without a hitch on January 31st in Signal Hill, with over 60 attendees present throughout the night.

Role of the Revolutionary Organization

  • Posted on: 1 February 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Black Rose Federation

Revolutionary Organization & Mass Work

The revolutionary organization seeks to contribute to the theoretical and practical development of revolutionary struggle. The revolutionary organization participates in and seeks to broaden and generalize the revolutionary potential of the working class. It strives to retain a historical memory of its experiences of success and failures in order to strengthen mass movements for its liberation. It participates in mass movements as equals in struggle. The revolutionary organization should be a tool for the active and militant members within the class. It never seeks to dominate, impose upon, manipulate, command or control mass movements in recognition of the need for revolutionary pluralism, and that those movements not the revolutionary organization itself are the revolutionary agent of social transformation.

Submission Deadline for FC Journal #1 Approaching

  • Posted on: 13 January 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The submission deadline for the first issue of FC Journal, Feb 22, is approaching. Please email your submissions to uncfc (at) rise up (dot) net.

FC Journal #1 is entitled "Who are the Luddites?":

Of all the responses to the Industrial Revolution, the Luddite response is the most ignored and misunderstood. But between the clandestine sabotage of the textile mill workers, the idealistic poetry of the Romantics, and the letter bombs of Ted Kaczynski, the Luddite response has a rich and varied history—one with particular power in the modern technological age.