Emma Goldman

Book Review: Emma Goldman, ‘Mother Earth’ and the Anarchist Awakening

Book Review: Emma Goldman, ‘Mother Earth’ and the Anarchist Awakening

From Freedom News UK

It is hard not to feel some sympathy for Emma Goldman after her treatment at the hands of some historians and writers. All too often they have filleted her ideas to “prove” their pre-conceived thesis or simply failed to acknowledge the complexity of the “Light and Shadows” in her life that Candace Falk writes about in Volume Three of the Emma Goldman Papers.(“Light and Shadows, 1910-1916”. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012) There is however some evidence that this situation is gradually being remedied beyond the work of The Emma Goldman Papers. Kathy Ferguson’s “Emma Goldman: Political Thinking In The Streets” (London: Rowan and Littlefield, 2011) accepts the underlying principles of the anarchism that drove Goldman and her comrades and discusses how Goldman attempted to make these ideas and principles a reality. Now this important and essential volume by Rachel Hsu goes back to the primary sources in an attempt to allow the ideas and actions of Goldman to speak for themselves. It is a timely reminder that Goldman is her own person with all that entails and not just an inspiring quote on facebook, usually taken out of context.

Lucy Parsons Has Something to Say about 2020

from Wear Your Voice

Lucy Parsons Has Something to Say about 2020

Described as “more dangerous than a thousand rioters”, Lucy Parsons’ writings and speeches were reflective of her time and continue to be relevant today. The summer of 2020 was ~eventful~ in terms of political focus on anarchists and anarchism. I rolled my eyes every time an American politician blamed anarchists for chaos, showing clearly how willfully ignorant they were about anarchism as a philosophy.

Immediatism 83&84: An Anarcho-Satanic Reversal

The BASTARD Chronicles 2017

From Immediatism.com

As an Anarcho-Satanist, I envision a reversal of the polarity of biblical mythological symbolism -- seeing Satan as the "good," liberated rebel, and seeing God as an "evil," authoritarian fascistic dictator.

Audre and Emma: Genealogies of Anarchistic Critique and Resistance

Picture of Audre Lorde wearing Emma Goldman t-shirt, laughing, good times, etc.

From: http://interferencearchive.org/audre-and-emma-genealogies-of-anarchistic...

We will be showing a collage of video documentaries and historical stock footage related to Audre Lorde and Emma Goldman (30-45 minutes) and followed by a discussion relating to the intersecting philosophical themes that they both illustrated in their writings that relate to the anarchistic genealogy of the refusal and rejection of state, capital(ism), and the multitude of hierarchies (institutional & interpersonal) that dominate our lives.

Interference Archive
314 7th Street, Brooklyn, NYC
Saturday Dec 28, 6 pm – 8 pm

Emma Goldman's Adventures in France

Laure Batier speaks with Charles Reeve

From The Brooklyn Rail

The first complete French translation of Emma Goldman’s Living My Life (1931) was published in November 2018 by the Paris radical publisher L’échappée as Vivre ma vie; une anarchiste au temps des révolutions: the translators are Laure Batier and Jacqueline Reuss. The printing of 3,000 was sold out in a month, and a second edition continues to find a good response.

American Experience: Emma Goldman

From Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Aired May 21, 2019

For nearly half a century, Russian emigrant Emma Goldman was the most controversial woman in America, taunting the mainstream with her fervent attacks on government, big business, and war. To the tabloids, she was "Red Emma, queen of the anarchists," but many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech.

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