From Primal Anarchy
June 20, 2019
Podcast housecleaning, listener questions. Excerpt from interview with Patty Stonefish of Arming Sisters on MMIW, the continued prevalence of settler violence, and man camps. You definitely need to listen to this. Discussing the failed “business” aspect of Black & Green, but why it’s done the way that it is. Info about the upcoming fundraiser, second edition of For Wildness and Anarchy. Plus the depressing numbers about book costs.
From Primal Anarchy
June 11, 2019
Podcast housecleaning. Talking about the upcoming revised and expanded second edition of For Wildness and Anarchy, reading the new introduction. A little more book talk and Daniel Immerwahr’s How to Hide an Empire. Ted Kaczynski and the Ship of Fools. Sorry everyone, Ted is an awful writer and worse thinker. The revolutionary reductionism and hope for a singular focus. It’s impossible and stupid, civilization is the entire picture and if we don’t account for the details, we miss the whole thing. Outro music: Burning Empires - Emerging Primal.
From Primal Anarchy, Episode 19: May 12, 2019
A little different than the usual ranting and raving, taking a look my own writing process and approach. The sadistic compulsion that is writing. Notes to a 20 year old me. Notes for people thinking about getting involved in writing. What I’m looking at when people send submissions for the journal. And a lot of thoughts about how I approach writing, what is and is not important, and a constant reminder of the sad truth: there are no shortcuts.
From Primal Anarchy by Kevin Tucker
The trilogy of book recommendations finally concludes. Wild Resistance no 6 is finally out now, plus information on issue no 7 and call for papers. The heavily revised and expanded second edition of For Wildness and Anarchy is nearly done, hopefully will be printer bound within the next few months. Fiction book recommendations, and a reason for the lack thereof. Reader requests: US history recommendations and kid’s book. A plug for Gathered Remains and Cull of Personality. History recommendations. Thoughts on a couple key (or not) anarchist books. And then a quick run through of the massive world of anthropological book recommendations: cultural anthropology, overviews, ethnographies, ethnohistory, and anthropological looks at war.
From Primal Anarchy, March 1st, 2019
Politics of Representation and Book Recommendations Pt 2
Episode 17: Politics of Representation and Book Recommendations, Pt 2March 1, 2019House cleaning and introduction. The Cull of Personality is out now, discussion about the politics of representation and building narratives without owning other people. Lilia reads the first chapter, ‘A Shallow Grave.’ Wild Resistance no 6 will be here any day, information about the new issue. For Wildness and Anarchy expanded second edition updates. Getting back to work on Of Gods and Country. Greg Grandin’s The End of the Myth and the nature of the American identity. The frontier versus the border in terms of the colonial imagination. Eco-feminist book recommendations and the innate power of the medical industry. Mythologies of civilization’s progress. Anti-missionary book recommendations. Indigenous narrative book recommendations and the complexities of representation. Indigenous resistance versus revolutionary, from the view point of an Apache child during the Apache Wars.
From Wild Resistance by Kevin Tucker
Semantics can be painful, but sometimes a little goes a long way.
For nearly the past two decades, I have loudly called myself an anarcho-primitivist. I’ve found both grounding and a place within anarcho-primitivism. It’s helped define a place to learn and fight from. But, like all things, it’s important to realize limitations as well. Is this new ground, or are we still on enemy turf?
From Primal Anarchy, January 9, 2019
Book Recommendations, Part 1
House cleaning and announcements: Black and Green Podcast is now Primal Anarchy Podcast, Black and Green Review is now Wild Resistance. New book announcement, Cull of Personality: Ayahuasca, Colonialism and the Death of a Healer, e-book out now, print books in hand later this month. Thoughts on primal anarchy vs anarcho-primitivism. Get pissed about what is happening to the Unist’ot’en. Madhusree Mukerjee on the Sentinelese killing missionary John Chau. Book recommendations, part 1: your anti-civ library. You’re welcome nerds. - A Nerd.