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Topic of the Week: Reflection

  • Posted on: 17 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

What are some examples of things you've strongly believed in the past but don't currently, actions or protests you once thought were effective, or moments that changed the course of your political/anti-political growth or somehow informed the way you view or approach things today? What caused you to change or move away from your former views, methods, assumptions, etc.? Has a negative experience ever proven useful for provoking some sort of personal turning point?

Topic of the Week: dating...

  • Posted on: 10 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

It can be tricky finding compatibility in dating and relationships at the best of times. So how do anarchist views and ways affect these things, especially considering anarchists make up a tiny percentage of the overall population?

Does dating within established anarchist circles help? Or does this become stagnant at some point?

For people living outside major centres, how do you find people to date who are of like mind or even who are not hostile to your ways?

TOTW: Paranoia: the mind killer

  • Posted on: 3 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

Strong relationships are built on good communication. While the anarchist diaspora is not synonymous with insurrectionary culture its influence is felt clearly among any publicly self-identified parties. Regardless of lifestyle we, as anarchists, carry a certain weight among us. To evade this association is to ignore our edge as innovators. However, the deeper our connection with our anarchist principles the less relatable we become to those unfamiliar with the Beautiful Idea.

Topic of the Week: What's Your Pending (or not) Marginal Project?

  • Posted on: 20 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

I just had an idea over the weekend that, had it been put into practice, would've freaked most anews readers right out. It would have been a fine project, perfectly reasonable, but given the context it would've signaled something entirely opposite from what it intended.
What's your most interesting project that you wish someone would do, or that you'd like to do, but don't have the right situation for? Are you working towards getting the right situation for it, or is it too daunting?

TOTW: Natural disasters and other trouble

  • Posted on: 13 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

As anarchists, we may often find ourselves in challenging situations. This TOTW takes a looks at the anarchist relationship with natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, etc) and other major adverse events like insurrection, war, riots, and general trouble.

TOTW: How Did You Become An Anarchist?

  • Posted on: 6 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

Story time everyone! In this case, the story is: how did you become an anarchist?

What was your path to becoming an anarchist? Was it because of the influence of a subculture, like punk, hippie or activism? Was it the influence (positive or negative) of a particular relative or teacher? Was it through long hours reading books in the library? Was it through the influence of a friend or group of friends? Was it through a series of troubles with the law? Or was it through spending excessive amounts of time on the internet?

Topic of the Week: Struggle

  • Posted on: 27 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

The concept of constant struggle holds strong as definitive measure among a range of anarchists. We may be struggling against our preexisting conditions--or the level at which we are at odds with what we oppose as anarchists, or intentionally confronting or attacking our opposition in a direct drive towards a intensified state of struggle. This isn't intended to present a binary either, as of course there can be a range of ways we may attack our enemies that make sense in our situation.

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