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Why Amsterdam is home to a trove of anarchist archives

add foucault to the library, you idiots!

From El País by Isabel Ferrer

Why Amsterdam is home to a trove of archives on Spanish anarchism and the anti-Franco resistance

The International Institute of Social History is home to historical documents from the CNT labor union and Iberian Anarchist Federation, including the order that sent Buenaventura Durruti to Madrid

Identity Politics on Immediatism Podcast

Enjoy these nine episodes on identity and critiques of identity. Lupus Dragonowl discusses the politics of affect and suggests exodus versus submersion in identities. Locating a Green and Pink Anarchy, by Artxmis Graham Thoreau, is a newer essay to The Anarchist Library. Lawrence Jarach provides a number of excellent jumping-off points for a study group discussion. Neal Keating looks at race as a fiction. Andy Robinson critiques ethnicity as social control, and this essay was included in AJODA #62.

Immediatism: Against the Corpse Machine

Defining a Post-Leftist Anarchist Critique of Violence

This is an analysis of both the constant presence of violence and its inevitable presence in projected future anarchist communities. The essay starts by describing the problem of the construction of non-violence, then describes the violence in our anarchist history. It analyzes a number of myths and perceptions, such as that "the People" are alienated by violence. The author, who here goes by Ashen Ruins, takes the case of Mumia as an example of how anarchists commonly, at least conversationally, fetishize and misrepresent situations that should not be described in terms of innocence or justice as these ways of seeing such situations are not anarchistic. Pointing out white supremacy throughout the essay, the author challenges anarchists to recognize the anarchistic acts of violence happening all around us, perpetrated by non-anarchist actors, everyday, and to have an anarchist analysis of whatever we encounter.

Ⓐnarchy in the Ⓐrchive!

Ⓐnarchy in the Ⓐrchive!

From Sagan Thacker dot blogspot

A Review, Study, and Some Ideas for the Future of Anarchist Archives

Hi there peoples. So this is a thing that I originally wrote for my grad school class because I'm interested in the subject & because I thought it might be useful/interesting to some people. It's far from perfect, obviously, but I hope you enjoy it anyway! If you don't have access to any of the things I cite (there are some that aren't open access), please feel free to email me & I'd be happy to send you a PDF or whatever! Also, if you have any questions/concerns/rants/etc., feel free to reach out as well. My email is sagan [at] ashevillefm [dot] org. OK, here goes!

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