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An Anarchist Illustrator Looks to Radical Histories to Fight Fascism

An Anarchist Illustrator Looks to Radical Histories to Fight Fascism

From hyperallergic

Anarchist illustrator N.O. Bonzo produces decentralized media in a highly bureaucratic cultural landscape. Their illustrations, murals, and literature emerge in unexpected places, from the streets of Portland, Oregon, to the far ends of Reddit and Twitter, addressing relations of labor and identity in the workplace and on the streets.

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N.O. Bonzo on Anarchy, Art, and Mutual Aid

N.O. Bonzo on Anarchy, Art, and Mutual Aid

From From Embers

VABF Day 1: Welcome to the Victoria Anarchist Bookfair!

N.O. Bonzo is an anarchist street artist and illustrator whose work is much admired in the activist community. In this interview, Bonzo discusses their beautifully illustrated edition of Peter Kropotkin’s most famous book, Mutual Aid, and the politics of anarchy and art. Check out Bonzo's edition of Mutual Aid:

Ep. 138: "All Power to the Imagination" ft. N.O. Bonzo

Ep. 138: "All Power to the Imagination" ft. N.O. Bonzo

From Coffee with Comrades

I recently caught up with the anarchist street artist, printmaker, and graphic designer NO Bonzo, a Portland-based illustrator who’s been working on PM Press’s forthcoming Mutual Aid: An Illuminated Factor of Evolution, Pyotr Kropotkin’s seminal work on evolution, politics, and economics. The book is absolutely brilliant, you’ve never seen an edition of Kropotkin’s magnum opus like this before. And, yes, Mutual Aid is his best work, not the Bread Book.

Okty Budiati on Immediatism podcast

Okty Budiati is an individualist and nihilist anarchist in Indonesia. A performance artist and photographer, she has turned toward writing while confined to a safehouse in Jakarta. Okty has written a number of pieces for The Anarchist Libraries SE Asia. These two Immediatism episodes feature Okty's English writings, with the rest to be translated soon. Okty writes of anti-identity and self-defense in My Home Is My Broken Heart. Her Libertine Monologue Correlation Imagination is also titled "Who Slips and Who is Lonely."

TOTW: The Arts

There's no accounting for taste.

Some people like Sylvia Plath, some people like Ted Hughes. Some people like Twilight, some people like Die Hard. Some people, I hear, even like Mandalorian. People who go to all the same gigs can't agree on which movie to watch. People who love all the same novels fall out over which radio station to listen to in the car. When it comes to the arts, it's anarchy out there.

How has your anarchism shaped your taste in the arts, and how has your taste in the arts shaped your anarchism?

Cuba: Solidarity for the San Isidro Movement

via Freedom

At the end of November 2018, activists from the Artistic Movement of San Isidro met for the first time to demonstrate in the streets of Havana and in front of the Ministry of Culture, with the aim of obtaining the repeal of the Decree 349: a law aimed at restricting the creativity of any artistic activity on Cuba. Since the beginning of the movement, our colleagues from the Taller Libertario Alfredo López in Havana have participated in those mobilizations.

TOTW: 2020 - The year past, the year ahead

all my friends are sinking beneath the waves

Topic of the week - As 2020 comes to a close, let’s take a look back at the ongoing social upheavals worldwide, the inspiring international anarchist actions, some books that have kept you turning the pages, and the music that has been the soundtrack to it all. 2020 has been a year, to say the least.

Beyond The Dark Horizon Volume 2 released

Beyond The Dark Horizon Volume 2 released

From Beyond the Dark Horizon

A publication of green anarchist art, poetry, stories, rants from 'so called-Australia'

"We are in a new epoch of breakdown what will it mean to not have a horizon ... to have no map of how act ... to have only shifting sands to cling to and be in a world radically different than that of the last 10000+ years? What does green anarchy mean today."

Call for Artwork Submissions: Anarchist Circles Are Beautiful

Call for Artwork Submissions: Anarchist Circles Are Beautiful

From Cindy Milstein dot wordpress

The idea is simple.

Anarchism is beautiful. How would you embody that beauty in a circle A?

Or to put it another way, how would you illustrate the best of anarchism’s vision—its dreamy promises and/or life-affirming practices—within the form of a circle A?

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