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TOTW: Shifting the Posts

  • Posted on: 2 April 2018
  • By: SUDS
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It's been 15 years since Jason McQuinn wrote Post-Left Anarchy: Leaving the Left behind.

In its opening paragraph he recalls the fall of the Berlin Wall 10 years earlier, and just three years after that receiving a manuscript, "Anarchy after Leftism," from Bob Black. Today, when we look back over Post-Left Anarchy, we are reviewing 25 years of critique and innovation.

Episode 5: Post-Leftism, Fascist Creep, and Wolfi

  • Posted on: 14 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Horizontal Hostility (Jul 30, 2017)

In this episode the hosts discuss post-leftism, an article by Alexander Reid Ross, and some drama around the recent discovery that Wolfi Landstreicher had published through a fascist-aligned publisher. What is the post-left? How widely should we cast that term? Are the clusterfucks often associated with it (Bob Black, Hakim Bey...) more characteristic than other figures or tendencies? Will defends many of his haters, arguing that the post-left provides critical and valuable insights that anarchists must integrate, the other hosts are skeptical. The hosts discuss the particular weaknesses of some flavors of post-leftism to fascist entryism, and the disappointing wagon-circling that has resulted from certain critiques, as well as the weaknessness of those critiques. Do anarchist norms against snitching or collaboration with fascists constitute a form of policing or "boycott politics"? Note that immediately after recording Wolfi released his account which people should also read.

ARRm and Hammers: a further response to Alexander Reid Ross

  • Posted on: 9 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

Alexander Reid Ross is right that he attended my anti-civ discussion group at Dry River Anarchist Collective several years ago. It's about all he gets right in either of his recent pieces insinuating sinister affinities between fascism and post-left anarchists. But then, he always had the attention span of a flea-hop.

I'm also one of the writers identified as post-left in “Egomania,” along with Fredy Perlman, John Zerzan, and others.

EGOMANIA! A Response to My Critics on the Post-Left

  • Posted on: 5 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anti-Fascist News - By Alexander Reid Ross

My piece, “The Left-Overs: How Fascists Court the Post-Left,” has been shared on Facebook more than 2,000 times now and numerous interpretations have made the rounds. I feel like I must apologize for the inappropriate uses of “Left-Overs,” which unfortunately came across to some as against the post-left specifically. I would like to use this space to humbly correct what has been written about me and the subject of my article.

The Left-Overs: How Fascists Court the Post-Left

  • Posted on: 29 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Anti-Fascist News By Alexander Reid Ross

A few months ago, the radical publication, Fifth Estate, solicited an article from me discussing the rise of fascism in recent years. Following their decision to withdraw the piece, I accepted the invitation of Anti-Fascist News to publish an expanded version here, with some changes, at the urging of friends and fellow writers.

A Crime Called Freedom - AudioZine

  • Posted on: 6 October 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

FRR Interview with Paul Z Simons: Stories From Rojava On Revolution, Daily Life, and Hope

  • Posted on: 9 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

listen here: http://freeradicalradio.net/2015/11/09/paul-z-simons-stories-from-rojava...
or here: https://archive.org/details/RojvaInterview

Paul Z. Simons, also known as El Errante, is interviewed by rydra on his recent trip to Rojava. Paul tells stories of his trip, relays discussions he had with people in Rojava in the YPG, YPJ, taxi drivers, translators, and more. Paul describes the situation in Rojava as a “post-leftist revolution in a pre-leftist society.” Paul also tells us how he got into the country, how others can, and why he feels that what is going there is important to anarchists all around the world.

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