insurrectionary anarchy

Some Reflections on Tame Words from a Wild Heart

Some Reflections on Tame Words from a Wild Heart (by Jean Weir) and the Distillation of Core Insurrectionist Concepts

From Staring Into the Abyss

Some Reflections on Tame Words from a Wild Heart (by Jean Weir) and the Distillation of Core Insurrectionist Concepts

In a lot of ways it is difficult to imagine where I, personally, or insurrectionism in the English speaking world would be without the constant contributions of Jean Weir. In running Elephant Editions, and participating in other projects to network with non-English speaking insurrectionists and translating their work, she has been largely responsible for the rise of insurrectionism and the repositioning of the anarchist project around a push for immediacy, and away from arbitrary speculation about some hypothetical future.

The Truth About Today’s Anarchists

Jeremy Lee Quinn has spent the past four months marching and documenting “black bloc” anarchists in half a dozen cities across the country.

via The New York Times

That’s the thing about “insurrectionary anarchists.” They make fickle allies. If they help you get into power, they will try to oust you the following day, since power is what they are against. Many of them don’t even vote. They are experts at unraveling an old order but considerably less skilled at building a new one. That’s why, even after more than 100 days of protest in Portland, activists do not agree on a set of common policy goals.

Street Anarchy pt.1 – Two Anarchisms

Street Anarchy pt.1 – Two Anarchisms

From Organise! UK

The dichotomies between “anarchisms” evolve periodically. During the late 19th century it was between collectivists and communists, organisation and anti-organisation, individualists and syndicalists, pure syndicalists and anarcho-syndicalists, etc. Today this theoretical brawl, which seems to develop cyclically, has been established between insurrectionism and social anarchism.

Total Liberation!

From Signal Fire

Introducing our first publication, in collaboration with Active Distribution:

Total Liberation offers a holistic revolutionary strategy aimed at dismantling all forms of hierarchy – an insurrectional project grounded in social ecology, deep ecology, and anti-speciesism. This pocketbook, released amidst a hot summer of rebellion, responds to that age-old question faced by all revolutionaries, yet posed with unrivalled urgency in the year 2019: what the fuck are we going to do!!?

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