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Anews Podcast Episode 73, July 20, 2018

  • Posted on: 21 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

https://podcast.anarchistnews.org/index.php/2018/07/22/anews-episode-73/

Welcome to the Anews podcast. This is episode 73 for July 20, 2018. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Editorial: Anarchists vs Anarchists, Greek tourist version
TOTW: Anarchy and Escapism

TOTW: Anarchy & Escapism

  • Posted on: 16 July 2018
  • By: thecollective
can we find a way out?

by shinminmetroskyline

what is the goal of an anarchist, if not to escape? escape, that is, from the mundane, unpleasant, needless devouring insanity of modern ‘life’. life there wearing scare quotes because the stagnant uniformity of the modern landscape doesn't mix well with the motion and diversity i strongly associate with the vibrant phenomena of life on earth. perhaps this is because this city i live in is a two-bit refrigerated nightmare, but the clawing drone of rushhour tokyo is scarcely less oppressive. despite all its apparent motion, its glitter-ridden and glowing ediface, tokyo too wears that cloak of smog and stagnant philosophies, of mundaity and broken dreams, even if it does so with an alluring macabre flare and a spectacular grandiosity.

TOTW: Therapy

  • Posted on: 11 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

Are most anarchists hostile to therapy, mainstream or otherwise? In Against the Logic of Submission (under the heading Revolt Not Therapy), Wolfi Landstreicher writes: “Freedom belongs to the individual — this is a basic anarchist principle — and as such resides in individual responsibility to oneself and in free association with others. Thus, there can be no obligations, no debts, only choices of how to act. The therapeutic approach to social problems is the very opposite of this.. Basing itself in the idea that we are crippled rather than chained, inherently weak rather than held down, it imposes an obligatory interdependence, a mutuality of incapacity, rather than a sharing of strengths and capabilities.”