TOTW: Should we stay or should we go?

  • Posted on: 20 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

Following up on last weeks topic on transhumanism is a simpler question.
Is it in the interest of anarchism for humans to leave and settle upon other planets than earth.

On the pro side is the idea that exploration, while the seed of colonialism, is also the seed of something like freedom. Any place else will not have the institutions and anthropology that this planet does.
Any place else can represent the tabla rosa [edit: tabula rasa] of a fresh start, a blank piece of paper, a new beginning.

Is Black Bloc a Racist Tactic in the Trump Era:

  • Posted on: 26 February 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Why White Activists Should Stop Wearing Masks at Protests

From Medium - By Nico Quintana, transgender latinx activist and law student

Since the inauguration of President Trump, more and more progressive, white activists are wearing masks at protests and engaging in black bloc tactics, which has left me asking, why? I want to know why so many white progressives are not showing their faces at protests and why they think black bloc tactics are appropriate to support the current political movements.

Stratfor: we can learn to fight jihadists by studying the anarchists

  • Posted on: 26 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From fabiusmaximus.com by Scott Stewart at Stratfor, 23 February 2017

Summary: We have difficulty dealing with present problems because we have forgotten so much of our past. Here Stratfor seeks lessons for our long war with jihadists by examining our long struggle with anarchists during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is rich with lessons for us. The subject of this analysis is “nihilist and anarchist terrorism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.” Also read my similar analysis in 2009: Are Islamic extremists like the anarchists?

Anarchy in Austria: Hundreds of Residents Declare Themselves 'State Deniers'

  • Posted on: 26 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Sputnik International

17:01 23.02.2017

A new movement of "state deniers" has sprung up in Austria, where hundreds of people are refusing to accept the authorities of the state or any punitive measures handed down by state officials.

Hundreds of Austrians have declared themselves "state deniers," who don't accept the legitimacy of the Republic of Austria.

On the Delusion of (non)violence & Difference between Progressive-Liberalism & Radicalism: Between Trump, BLM, DAPL-INM, & Tahrir

  • Posted on: 24 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From mohamed jeanveneuse

Introduction:There are only middles, no beginnings and ends, when the end is the beginning is the end again

Review of Romantic Rationalist: A William Godwin Reader

  • Posted on: 23 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Gods and Radicals by Christopher Scott Thompson

Romantic Rationalist: A William Godwin Reader, edited and introduced by Peter Marshall, is a brief but wide-ranging introduction to the writings of a man who is often considered the founder of anarchism. William Godwin (1756–1836) was the first major philosopher to propose a decentralized directly-democratic society made up of small self-governing communities, and he also anticipated several of the major arguments of later radicals such as Marx and Kropotkin on issues such as private property and the labor theory of value. If you’re interested in the classical anarchist philosophers but you don’t know where to start, you could definitely do worse than this collection of short passages drawn from Godwin’s works. Unlike Bakunin and Kropotkin, who can be difficult to read because of their frequent references to events and conditions that are no longer current, Godwin expressed himself in general principles. This gives his ideas a clarity and directness often lacking in other works. Here’s his argument against the benefits of government:

Plain Words #1

  • Posted on: 22 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Plain Words

Plain Words is a website and publication that focuses on spreading news and developing analyses of struggles in and around Bloomington, Indiana. As anarchists, we approach these struggles from an anti-state, anti-capitalist perspective. However, we aren’t interested in developing a specific party line – even an anarchist one – and instead value the diverse forms resistance can take. Our anarchism is vibrant, undogmatic, and finds common cause with all others who fight for a world without the state, capital, and all structures of domination.

Anarchy Radio 02-21-2017

  • Posted on: 21 February 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio02212017

Kathan co-hosts. How urbanism fails globally. How fixating on Trump fuels
science and technology. Homo Deus, another hideous, tech-worshipping book.
Scurvy makes a comeback in a disease-ridden world. Older Americans hooked
on mind drugs. Elon Musk on human-machine interface: needed to keep up!
Are egoists and nihilists anarchist? Resistance briefs, three calls.

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