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Jobs, Bullshit, and the Bureaucratization of the World

  • Posted on: 31 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

From The Brooklyn Rail

You probably first heard of him when reading, on Bloomberg.com or in the pages of The New Yorker, about his role as one of the “founders” of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Some of you might have stumbled across him even earlier, when The New York Times published a short article on the openly anarchist anthropology professor whose politics, he lamented, thwarted his plans for tenure at Yale.

Of Indiscriminate Attacks and Wild Reactions

  • Posted on: 10 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

An Anti-Civ Anarchist Engages with ITS and Atassa, their Defenders and Their false Critics

The following is the introduction to a short book critiquing so-called “eco-extremism” in Mexico, and those in support of it in the United States. To read two essays on the subject already published on IGD, go here.

The Colors of the Parallel World now avaiable online

  • Posted on: 24 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Pramen

The Colors of the Parallel World is a collection of 16 essays, written by our comrade Mikola Dziadok who spent 5 years in Belarusian prison, being accused in symbolic direct actions on behalf of the anarchist movement. The book is dedicated to an analysis of a Belarusian prison system trough the anarchist perspective.

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New Book: The Russian Counterrevolution

  • Posted on: 12 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

When the Bolsheviks usurped the Russian Revolution, it was a disaster for anti-capitalist movements everywhere. This book traces a timeline of the Bolshevik crackdown on revolutionary currents in Russia and elsewhere around the world, starting before the October Revolution and running up to the treaty between Stalin and Hitler. It includes a treasury of quotations from some of the anarchists who helped make the revolution only to perish under the heel of authoritarians.

The Devil in the Plow, Clock & Book

  • Posted on: 5 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Counter Punch by Martin Billheimer

The plow marked the moment when History first entered into geological time and humankind, once a single creation out of many, began to transform the forces of general life. This is civilization – the old curse of Cain, first to till and kill, primal architect of cities, the father of that pathology known as ‘Progress’. If Anarchist John Zerzan has one wish in his new book, it is that we might wake from this nightmare of myth and History. Wise children often ask their social science teachers: Why do I have to learn this junk that doesn’t matter? The teacher seldom has a good answer because the question is rarely understood: Why must I learn theirjunk, theirHistory; that is, the ghostly lessons of theirwreckage.

Italy – The first edition of Anarchici di Bialystok 1903-1908, Bandiera Nera editions, is out.

  • Posted on: 1 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

“This little book is out at last following various vicissitudes. A translation was first done in 2013 by the comrades locked up in high surveillance units first in Alessandria and then in Ferrara, awaiting trial for the kneecapping of Adinolfi. The translation was later revised and extended outside the walls of prison; we are now bringing out the final version, after more episodes of repression, between the AS2 units of Ferrara, Alessandria, Rome, with the support of some comrades of the anarchist library Sabot. A small demonstration of the fact that even the down times imposed by imprisonment and censorship can’t stop ideas and will.”

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[New book released] "The Politics of Attack: Communiqués and Insurrectionary Violence"

  • Posted on: 17 October 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

New Book Released
"The Politics of Attack: Communiqués and Insurrectionary Violence" (Contemporary Anarchist Studies MUP Series) by Michael Loadenthal
This study is an exploration of insurrectionary anarchist praxis, with a particular focus on how the rhetoric, discourse, and theory is both informed and conveyed through communiqués. It challenges the reader to consider the marginalized ideas put forth by those political actors that communicate through bombs, arson, and broken windows, who are rejected through the state's construction of terrorism. When a police station is firebombed, the subsequent discussions focus more on the illegality of the act rather than the sociopolitical critique the actor put forth. What if we were to embrace the means through which the militant 'organic intellectual' acts, and consider the communiqué's content, the way one would consider any political text? This inter-textual analysis is presented within a political and historical context, with the hopes of elevating the discussion of insurrectionary praxis beyond notions of terrorism and securitization and towards its application for intersectional challenges to structural violence and domination.

Call For Submissions - Anarchist Housekeeping: Collective Living Under Capitalism

  • Posted on: 10 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Mo Karnage

4 years ago I had an idea for an anthology I wanted to put together. I wanted to create a work that would serve as a how to, or how to not, for people intersted in creating or moving into an anarchist collective house or community. I was discouraged from the project by criticism regarding my own mistakes when it came to collective living. 4 years later and I am not living in a collective, but the project still interests me, and still seems to be something that could give voice to many people as well as help people avoid making mistakes like mine or other people’s. My own failures and mistakes in collective living are just part of why I think this project is important, and I do not think will hinder my ability as an editor. I have a strong background in writing and editing. I have one self published book, and have published probably a dozen zines over the years.

Dixie Be Damned, But Damn Everything Too

  • Posted on: 7 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

An Interview with Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley.

from https://thenewinquiry.com/dixie-be-damned-but-damn-everything-too/

Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley’s 2015 book Dixie Be Damned asks what autonomy from the state would actually require. Upending the narrative of a uniformly conservative South, Dixie traces histories of violent struggle against the white supremacist state. From the Great Dismal Swamp Maroons’ autonomous communities to more recent prison riots, Stafford and Shirley foreground tactics of decentralized militancy, pushing “radicals” to consider anti-state tactics beyond symbolic strikes or protests.

The Unique and Its Property – Wolfi Landstreicher's Long Awaited Translation of Max Stirner's Masterpiece Finally Available

  • Posted on: 1 June 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
The Unique and Its Property

In the first new English-language translation since 1907, egoist anarchist author and historian Wolfi Landstreicher has brought forward both the form and the intent of Stirner’s work. Where Byington downplayed or missed Stirner’s more biting criticisms and his humor, this new edition delivers every “occasional crudity” and all the “playful ferocity” found in the original German.

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