Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 21:20
This year, Black Powder Press released a compilation of essays by Seaweed, an author whose writings I have enjoyed for years, which reimagine land-based struggles and propose building autonomy from a regional perspective. Land and Freedom is Seaweed’s first published book. The compiling of these nine essays has really helped me to hash out some of the core ideas and theories behind their writing.
Submitted by worker on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 09:47
From Seattle Free Press
Recently, following a series of reported and flagged posts, the popular Facebook page Anarchist Memes was unpublished by Facebook (you can visit their new page here).
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 06:19
It’s a new year and a new episode of the Ex-Worker! In the sixteenth installment of our twice-monthly podcast, we backtrack a little to cover our biggest topic ever: what is anarchism? What pathways led today’s rebels to embrace anarchy, and what does it mean to them? We’ll hear from historical and contemporary anarchists in a collage weaving together first person experiences and definitions.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 22:35
Tedious New Orleans anarchist word-arranger Jules Bentley wrote a long (4,000 word) article on the actuality and significance of camera surveillance in New Orleans.
Although meant to be readable by a general audience, its analysis draws heavily on Tiqqun's "a critical metaphysics could be born as a science of apparatuses" and the opinions and ideas of multiple New Orleans anarchists.
As with an unfairly large proportion of Bentley's work, the turgid slabs of text are enlivened and rendered almost bearable by the marvelous art of Ben Passmore.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 22:01
The NATO 3—Brent Betterly, Brian Jacob Church, and Jared Chase—sat through another full day of jury selection today. Jury selection will resume tomorrow morning. A significant development in the case today was that the prosecution will not be trying an additional 2 counts that the defendants had been facing, reducing the number for trial down to 7 of the original 11 counts. The defendants will now be tried on the charges of material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an incendiary device (4 counts), and solicitation to commit arson. We have also learned more about the public viewing process that will be used during trial.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 14:13
When a guy kicked in my door in 1991, I panicked and stabbed him to death. I didn't own a gun. I didn't believe in guns. I always ascribed to the wisdom that if somebody wanted to come to my home and shoot me, he would have to bring his own gun. So, in the years that followed, perhaps in part motivated by a need to make sense out of this tragedy, I encountered Gandhi. I read everything I could find and became a veritable Gandhi expert, even consuming everything by and about his students--Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, Gene Sharp (who wrote the exhaustive Politics of Nonviolent Action), and other fellow travelers like Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:19
On Friday, January 10, police attacked a march of 3000 people protesting a gentrifying construction project in the working class neighborhood of Gamonal, Burgos. In response, people began rioting, building barricades, destroying construction equipment, attacking banks and police.
Rioting continued the following day after a protest of 1,500 in solidarity with the first day's arrestees.
On Sunday the 12th, 3000 people took to the streets again demanding the release of the over 40 people arrested by police so far.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:31
“The harmony of the seasons mocks me. I spend hours watching the sky, the lake, the enormous sea. This world. I feel that if I could understand it I might then begin to understand the creatures who inhabit it. But I do not understand it. I find the world always odd, but odder still, I suppose, is the fact that I find it so, for what are the eternal verities by which I measure these temporal aberrations?”
John Banville, Birchwood