Essays

Taking Insurrection too far?

  • Posted on: 14 November 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The manhunt for Eric Frein lasted nearly two months, draining the resources of both local and federal policing agencies as he quickly climbed to the FBI's number one spot on their most wanted list. This came after his alleged September 12th ambush on Police Barracks in Pike County, PA. In Eric Frein's own account from journals police recovered - "I Got a shot around 11 p.m. and took it. He dropped. I was surprised at how quickly he dropped. I took a follow-up shot on his head and neck area. He was still and quiet after that. Another cop approached the one I just shot.

Could a Revolution Happen in the US?

  • Posted on: 14 November 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

by Wayne Price, written for Anarkismo.net:

Throughout the USA there is discontent. Under the apparently placid political surface there is bubbling dissatisfaction. Yet there has been only limited rebellion, all kept within the limits of Democratic-Republican politics as usual. Certainly, to most people, the possibility of a revolution — an uprising against capitalism and its state — seems distant, if not absurd. I want to argue that a revolution is quite possible (but not inevitable). And I want to clarify what revolution means.

Why I'm Debating an Anarcho-Primitivist Philosopher About the Future

  • Posted on: 14 November 2014
  • By: worker

Imagine if you woke up one morning and nearly all technological advancement developed over the last few millennia was gone from the Earth. For starters, your bed in your cave would likely be an uncomfortable pile of hay and dried animal skins. You'd smell pretty bad too, since there wouldn't be much incentive to bathe without hot running water, shampoo, or clean towels.

A Call For Anarchists To Organize Under The Banner of Libertarian Socialism

  • Posted on: 8 November 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Today the left faces the same problem that it has faced since the 1840s, which is being comprised of so many factions that there is no popular and radical force to challenge the current power structure. However we face this problem within a new context where global warming and environmental destruction get worse as everyday passes. In addition to rising temperatures and environmental destruction, society is becoming increasingly atomized, alienated, and anxious, more people are working more hours while some aren't working enough.

Should Anarchists Vote?

  • Posted on: 4 November 2014
  • By: worker

Chris Dixon ends his recent book Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements with a series of questions that are meant to confront and guide the direction of future organizing projects. Some of these questions have to do with electoral politics: How should people dedicated to anti-authoritarian politics relate to this sphere? How should such organizers relate to the millions of people that are mobilized by political campaigns?

Appendix on Writer's Block and Erectile Dysfunction

  • Posted on: 3 November 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

I have published an appendix to my 'Practical Proposals Intended For Discussion, Extension, Correction & Implementation' which provides some context to the essay 'Why I am not an anarchist'

It is available at http://www.loveletters.za.org/2014/05/practical-proposals-intended-for.html

Public Grief and the Logic of War

  • Posted on: 3 November 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The past week has seen two attacks in Canada against Canadian soldiers by Muslim men. In response, thousands of people filled the streets to wave flags and call for heightened surveillance, preventive arrests, and war in the middle east. The crowds are calling for a police state. It feels heavy, and we're stuck watching with dread as the crowds seem intent on re-enacting propaganda scenes from the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Except in Canada in 2014, instead of a torch the crowds are cheering on the progress of a dead soldier whose corpse was driven from Ottawa to Hamilton.

The Political Potential of Party Riots

  • Posted on: 28 October 2014
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

It was inevitable: After news spread of anti-police riots in the small college town of Keene, New Hampshire, on Oct. 18, people on Twitter started comparing media coverage of the incident with that of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri. However, the difference in coverage between the first weeks of protest in Ferguson and the night of drunken rioting that emerged from the Keene Pumpkin Festival was telling. As white college kids in Keene flipped cars and threw bottles at cops for the fun of it, the media called them rowdy booze-filled revelers and all sorts of other euphemisms.

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