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Secolo Nuovo: A Film and Review

from The Transmetropolitan Review

We are pleased to belatedly announce the publication of Secolo Nuovo; or, The Times of Promise, published by Detritus Books out of Olympia, Washington. This work of anarchist fiction and history took over a decade to complete and was shaped by many hands, including our own. We wish to congratulate the researchers, archivists, historians, publishers, and thankless scribes who made this book a reality.

State of War

via It's Going Down

State of War, an Excerpt from “The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism & Abolition” by William C. Anderson

Saying “stop killing us” and asking an oppressor not to oppress is not going to work. Taking the life of the system we’re up against through abolition is much more complex than simply fighting people in the streets

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

from the nation.com by David Graeber and David Wengrow, review by Daniel Immerwahr

Protest speaks a language of forceful insistence. “Defund the police,” “Build the wall”—the unyielding demands go back to Moses’ “Let my people go.” So it was curious when the July 2011 issue of the Vancouver-based magazine Adbusters ran a cryptic call to arms: a ballerina posing atop the famous Charging Bull statue on Wall Street, with the question “What is our one demand?” printed above her in red. The question wasn’t answered; readers were only told, “#OccupyWallStreet. September 17th. Bring tent.”

Louise Michel, power it is indeed cursed

received via email from AL3viE

Louise Michel, power it is indeed cursed and that's why I'm an anarchist

AL3viE announces new English translation of recent book about Louise Michel.

“Louise Michel: power, it is indeed cursed and that’s why I’m an anarchist”

by Anna Maria Farabbi. Translation by Luisa Taz Harris

Mutual aid: Kropotkin’s theory of human capacity

If humans are so naturally cooperative, how come "The CONQUEST of Bread" became a more popular book than "Mutual Aid" (affectionately known as "not the bread book")? Checkmate, Kropotkin!

from Roar Mag

Kropotkin’s theory of mutual aid remains cogent as ever, demonstrating the capacity for revolutionary change even in the harshest, most repressive environments.

This is an abridged version of Ruth Kinna’s foreword to Kropotkin’s “Mutual Aid: An Illuminated Factor of Evolution” (PM Press, 2021).

Announcing Fifth Estate #408, Winter 2021

reading books!

From Fifth Estate

Announcing new issue of Fifth Estate, The Anarchist Review of Books special edition.

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FIFTH ESTATE LIVE! Fifth Estate Anarchist Review of Books | Tuesday, December 15, 1 p.m. Eastern
David Rovics hosts the FE Anarchist Review of Books crew for a roll-out of this special edition. Join him as he talks with writers and editors of the issue
https://www.fifthestate.org/archive/fe-live/

My Pestiferous Life – Claudio Lavazza

via Compass Editions

Claudio Lavazza, rebel, anarchist, bank robber and gentleman. During the 70s in Italy he participated in the struggle against State and Capital, arms in hand. Contrary to the grave-diggers of subversion, after this experience, he never traded his desire to overthrow the existent for a political career. He never resigned, nor sought refuge in any State, which could have granted him a controlled freedom. He kept fighting, against winds and tides.

Incendiary Dialogues

Incendiary Dialogues

From Attaque

We present a new book from Internacional Negra Ediciones [Black International Editions], an internationalist project for anarchic diffusion that, from informal and sedicious anarcho-insurrectionary wills, resurges once again in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian with a new title: «Incendiary Dialogues: for the propagation of anarchic sedition», based in the epistolary exchange between Alfredo Cóspito, Gustavo Rodríguez y Gabriel Pombo da Silva, around the course of their anarchic war.

Solecast: Carla Bergman & Nick Montgomery on Joyful Militancy

From Solecast

This episode of the Solecast I chat with Carla Bergman and Nick Montgomery about their new(ish) book out on AK Press, “Joyful Militancy.” This book is a critical examination of the toxicity that seems to be so common within activist subculture. They talk about the (potential) influences that schooling, religion, hierarchy, and empire has on our lives and how it can even seep into our organizing.

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