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The Oystercatcher #18, on Immediatism podcast

The Oystercatcher #18, on Immediatism podcast

Enjoy these four recordings of pieces from the latest issue of The Oystercatcher journal, which is full of gorgeous surrealist art not able to be represented through the podcast medium. charred discusses the condition and situation of being a settler in Beyond the Ecology of Presence: Being Anarchists on Indigenous Lands. Steven Cline celebrates chaos and challenges language in the surprising piece, Amok. Guy Girard describes the state of policing in Paris in Everybody Hates the Police!

Three Stirner Pieces, on Immediatism podcast

Listener feedback has shaped what is being read on Immediatism, lately. These two pamphlets and a book chapter each add something original to discussions around Stirner's ideas and works. "Mutual Utilization: Relationship and Revolt in Max Stirner," by Massimo Passamani, is focused on interpersonal relationships as theorized in Stirner, and the connection to a revolutionary stance.

Insurrection Omnibus on Immediatism podcast

To support your effort to study and do theory, Immediatism has podcasted selections from Insurrection Omnibus, published by Ardent Press. "Insurrection was a magazine that attempted to articulate a revolutionary perspective in English that largely existed only in Italian (1982-1989). It was the work of Jean Weir (Elephant Editions), Alfredo Bonanno, and a host of anon." ~from the cover

At Daggers Drawn on Immediatism podcast

This well-known and beloved classic of Italian insurrectionary anarchism is now available in podcast form.
"We can choose not to live. That is the most beautiful reason for opening oneself up to life with joy."
"On the one hand, there is the existent, with its habits and certainties. And of certainty, that social poison, one can die.
"On the other hand, there is insurrection, the unknown bursting into the life of all. The possible beginning of an exaggerated practice of freedom."

Freedom My Dream on Immediatism podcast

"Do you want to be free, and not be exploited? Never let anybody, with no matter what excuse, rule over you!" ...hmm, this anarchy thing sounds neat.

These two episodes of Freedom My Dream: The Autobiography of Enrico Arrigoni will give you a thorough feel for the excitement and riveting adventure prose between its covers. Each chapter tells a narrative of a near escape or stand taken by the protagonist and his "very dear" comrades, in Italy and Spain during the first half of the twentieth century.

The Totality is Incomplete, on Immediatism podcast

Science's inheritance from Christianity is the subject of this enjoyable series of three articles, which first appeared in The Anvil Review. "Golem in the Catacombs" describes us as cyborgs, walking around looking at devices. "For the Love of God" addresses three versions of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables whilst discussing apparatuses of control from Christianity through the present day of science as state religion. "Science" dives deeper, identifying the commonalities between Christianity and science, as partial ways of knowing. The collection of Alex Gorrion's columns for The Anvil Review is entitled The Totality is Incomplete and is from Ardent Press, and available through LittleBlackCart.com. The nineteen essays included share a delightful use of language and frequent surprising connections to popular culture.

Immediatism: Against the Corpse Machine

Defining a Post-Leftist Anarchist Critique of Violence

This is an analysis of both the constant presence of violence and its inevitable presence in projected future anarchist communities. The essay starts by describing the problem of the construction of non-violence, then describes the violence in our anarchist history. It analyzes a number of myths and perceptions, such as that "the People" are alienated by violence. The author, who here goes by Ashen Ruins, takes the case of Mumia as an example of how anarchists commonly, at least conversationally, fetishize and misrepresent situations that should not be described in terms of innocence or justice as these ways of seeing such situations are not anarchistic. Pointing out white supremacy throughout the essay, the author challenges anarchists to recognize the anarchistic acts of violence happening all around us, perpetrated by non-anarchist actors, everyday, and to have an anarchist analysis of whatever we encounter.

The Dark Mountain Manifesto on Immediatism Podcast

"It is, it seems, our civilisation's turn to experience the inrush of the savage and the unseen; our turn to be brought up short by contact with untamed reality. There is a fall coming. We live in an age in which familiar restraints are being kicked away, and foundations snatched from under us. After a quarter century of complacency, in which we were invited to believe in bubbles that would never burst, prices that would never fall, the end of history, the crude repackaging of the triumphalism of Conrad's Victorian twilight -- Hubris has been introduced to Nemesis.

The Anarchist Tension by Bonanno, on Immediatism Podcast

"Anarchists keep asking themselves the same question: What is anarchism? What does it mean to be an anarchist? Why? Because it is not a definition that can be made once and for all, put in a safe and considered a patrimony to be tapped little by little. Being an anarchist does not mean one has reached a certainty or said once and for all, 'There, from now on I hold the truth and as such, at least from the point of view of the idea, I am a privileged person.' Anyone who thinks like this is an anarchist in word alone.

Stirner's Critics on Immediatism Podcast

In these four new episodes of Immediatism are contained the unabridged Stirner's Critics, in which Stirner responds to three prominent critics of his day. He clarifies a broad range of topics such as the nature of the unique and what egoism is, that what is interesting can only be interesting through your interest and that the rest is valueless, and then closes with a discussion of his concept of the association/union of egoists.

Corrosive Consciousness on Immediatism Podcast

Enjoy the full text of Bellamy Fitzpatrick's book, Corrosive Consciousness, from Enemy Combatant Publications, now in podcast format. Primarily a critique of the more prominent voices and ideas in anarcho-primitivism, Bellamy's book also provides a model by which we can examine our own ideas and those of others. Bellamy's unique take on egoism and invitation to be cynical in our anarchism are welcome additions to the genre. Each thirty minute episode begins with a five minute intro to support your listening experience. Corrosive Consciousness is available from LittleBlackCart.com.

Toward an Army of Ghosts on Immediatism Podcast

Tom Nomad would like to see anarchists operate in increasingly illegible ways, whilst conducting real-time analysis about police operations, as explained in this companion volume to The Master's Tools. To challenge the state, anarchists must operate within the gaps in police coverage, with the intention of disrupting policing itself, which is what enacts the state in material reality. Thinking theory itself is action, and has value to the extent that the theorizing we are doing interrupts policing and so disrupts the state.

Permanent Subsistence Zones on Immediatism Podcast

"I am not aiming for relationships that always exclude any degree of sedentariness any more than I am aiming for an obligatory sedentariness.... The village isn't a stage on a downhill momentum toward urban life. The net and song and mask aren't first steps on a path toward rank and privilege, environmental degradation or ever increasing degrees of mediated lives. They are merely the outcome of sensual wisdom, of embeddedness, of organic life ways. In this sense my destination is primarily toward small villages and seasonal camps." ~Seaweed in Permanent Subsistence Zones

Jason McQuinn's egoist essays on Immediatism Podcast

The outstanding essay, "Clarifying the Unique and Its Self-Creation: An Introduction to Stirner's Critics and The Philosophical Reactionaries," is now available in podcast form. Jason McQuinn is an egoist and post-left anarchist critical theorist, known for his writings on critical self-theory, which have been spotlighted previously in Immediatism episodes 17 and 95. For even more Jason McQuinn essays, see The Anarchist Library.

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