Since it is often said that if you can't say anything nice you shouldn't say anything at all... I've been standing mute for some time. I'm sick of it but I am exhausted by all the hate and all the different permutations of how my words can be, and usually is, misrepresented by the listening audience. But I get it, attempts at humor are best landed to a very sympathetic audience and snark never sounds good if you don't agree with the snarker...
From Little Black Cart
Welcome to the quarterly newsletter of Little Black Cart. We distribute anarchist anti-political books, pamphlets, and newspapers. This quarter we have a few new small books (including a classic reprint) and a large memorial collection from our friend and comrade Paul Z Simons.
From The Anvil Review - by Alex Gorrion
Now that the controversy and indignation over Kanye West's early May comment has been forgotten and replaced by a dozen other moral outrages, each evidently so important for fine-tuning the ethics of a society that doesn't actually change, I want to return to his assertion that four hundred years of slavery was “a choice”. I would argue—not out of any desire to play a role in a spectacle of controversy, one that has long since expired, but out of genuine conviction—that Kanye was right about one thing, and wrong about another.
Given that we have an idiot in the Whitehouse. Given that we have driven the alt-right back to the shadows where they belong. Given that a blue wave is coming. Given that a whole generation of tyrants are about to pass (can I hear a Kissinger!). Given that the fascist creep is on the run. Given that we are running down the walls. Given that 2018 is the year of Mo. Given that we are finally ready to take environmental problems seriously.
From Anews Podcast
Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 66 for June 3rd, 2018. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Editorial: guest editorial by Julian Langer
TOTW: Something about criticism
From Black Seed
We are happy to announce that the sixth issue of Black Seed has returned from the printers. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Black Seed, it is a FREE, newsprint, green anarchist publication in the spirit of the old Green Anarchy magazine out of Eugene Oregon. Unlike the old paper our Black Seed is more concerned with questions of ambiguity, indigeneity, and hostility as a form of life on earth. We invite you to join us by ordering a bundle of copies and sharing them with friends, as we are doing with you.
from: Aragorn! blog
but recognize how they did
A reportback on a trip to Libertopia
This is an attempt at a friendly reportback. Of course it’ll be filled with my usual scorn and antipathy but I will attempt to point it in the direction of the larger things and not the other things, like people.
From The Brilliant
Scott Crow has been a good friend for years. We agree on almost nothing except on how to disagree. As a grown adult I've probably had the longest conversations on record with Scott. We are both talkers. We both have a bit too much pride in our ability to convince people by using our words. I'm not sure we ever consider ourselves convinced, or convincable, by others. We power on.