Lines in Sand is a collection by Peter Gelderloos that looks critically at identity politics and anti-oppression politics. All of them are very thought provoking and well worth reading. These aren’t knee-jerk criticisms, but rather are thoughtful explorations of the problematic aspects of identity and anti-oppression politics and practice.
“The question is not: who has the guns? but rather: what do the people with the guns do? 10,000 or 100,000 proletarians armed to the teeth are nothing if they place their trust in anything beside their own power to change the world. Otherwise, the next day, the next month or the next year, the power whose authority they recognize will take away the guns which they failed to use against it.”
It is typical to hear the usual whimpers from the first moments after an attack of repression carried out by the State and by those who protect it, such as the magistrates that accuse, investigate and arrest those who could be “harmful” to health of the State itself.
From Michael Loadenthal
Qualitative-Quantitative Analysis of Clandestine Communiqués
It is with great pleasure that I can announce the release of a new journal article. This article appears in the Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and I am happy to say constitutes the first ‘in print’ piece from my doctoral research project.
If you think you are an insurrectionary hard ass, please show me, don't tell me.
At least stop insisting that your rhetoric be included in totally insecure organizing conversations we're having. Save it for anonymous internet comments or other places where anonymity maybe kind of exists. Thank you.
Seriously, why can't people express their support for riots (or whatever) with their actions, instead of their statements? What do you people have against plausible deniability? Why so scared to navigate the choppy waters of liberalism?
The Powers that be had met and decided that this was no longer tolerable: everywhere the commune was irrupting and this experiment in urban autonomy spreading, in Oakland and New York, Portland and Seattle, in towns small and large. So calls were made and reasons were marshaled, the general command would be articulated through a local idiom, to shroud the unity of the operation.
From Rewyld STL
First things first, let’s get this on the table:
Yes, absolutely when we say queer we very-much DO mean the obliteration of your “straight” cis-topia of normativity, identity, gender and the politics by which you capture, categorize, catalogue, sanitize, sterilize, hierarchize & domesticate the great throbbing, swarming multitude of anarchic wyld life you oh-so passive aggressively call “humanity”;
The new issue of Fire to the Prisons is now completed and available online. Check out the magazine, print your own copies, and view past issues at our new website at: www.firetotheprisons.org.
Fire to the Prisons is an insurrectionary periodical. It focuses on promoting a revolutionary solidarity between different struggles, prisoners, and existing social tensions that challenge capitalism and the state.