Anews podcast - episode 21, July 27, 2017

  • Posted on: 24 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

https://podcast.anarchistnews.org/index.php/2017/07/24/anews-podcast-epi...

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 21 for July 27. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Editorial: On Labels
TOTW - Localism
A101 question: Free Will?
this podcast

TOTW: Sign of the Times

  • Posted on: 23 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

If the latest controversies have taught us anything it is that the newest generation of anarchists (and anarchist-adjacent) deal with political disagreements differently than we have in the past. The story is likely apocryphal but it is said that when Johann Most (German anarchist who immigrated to the US in 1882 to join the labor movement here!) talked shit (generally implying that the Berkman assassination attempt against Frick was not what was claimed by Goldman) Emma whipped him across the face.

Sad

  • Posted on: 21 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From 325 by Eat (Indonesia)

It is sad to see “them” resorting to such incoherent, deluded, and even ahistorical if not unfactual analysis of contemporary anarchism and its various movements, successes and failures. It is even more sadder that the critique was poorly written. If the FAI never accomplished anything as the critique said, it is because FAI ideas were and are always to be put on trial of practice and its diverse variants. There is no monopoly of narrow individualism in the FAI as far as I comprehend it, as it is just an idea to encourage anarchists to attack with informal and antiorganisationalist forms (even this also is always within a context), because “it” [FAI] doesn’t believe in the binary logic that this critique does. While the critique seemed, at first, to try to dismiss a binary vision of the world it falls on the same mistakes when it doesn’t even know nor understand how they or their moralistic-triumphant-over-others-methods originated and empowered.

“Eco-extremism and the indiscriminate attack – The Church of ITS Mexico”

  • Posted on: 21 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From 325 by L (UK)

I don’t represent any organisation or group, I am writing this from my personal perspective, as nihilist-anarchist of an anti-civilisation insurrectional tendency. I have carried out direct action in defense of the Earth, so the state and society would probably view me as an “Eco-Extremist”, although I’m unconcerned with this term as it’s become a sect-like ideology of the Church. I haven’t written before about the Church of ITS Mexico or the idiot pseudo-nihilist(s) in Italy because over the last few years they clearly became reactionary and more akin to far-right ‘black’ groupscules.

Derailing annihilation: extinction or social revolution

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

From Its Going Down - by Dan Fischer

Half of all wild animals on Earth have been wiped out. You may have missed the news. It came from a scientific study mentioned on page 5 of last Wednesday’s New York Times. You had to flip past the usual stories of Trump regime scandals, four jewelry advertisements, and an ode to a slain officer from the New York Police Department.

“THE SOLUTION, THEN, MUST INVOLVE CLASS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE ULTRA-WEALTHY.”

An Anarchist FAQ after 21 years

  • Posted on: 20 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Anarchist Writers

For reasons too unimportant to discuss here, the 20th anniversary blog for An Anarchist FAQ (AFAQ) ended up on my personal blog rather than AFAQ’s “official” one. Now I correct this by reposting it here as well as taking the opportunity to preface it with a few comments to mark 21 years since AFAQ was officially launched.

Ten Steps To Anarchism

  • Posted on: 20 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Huffington Post UK - by Carne Ross

I used to believe in "the system": the political and economic structure of what we might call western democracy and capitalism. I worked for it: for many years, I was a diplomat for my country. I resigned from government over the Iraq war. I began a political journey. I no longer believed in the system I represented. But what would work instead? To my great surprise, I came to think that anarchism is the answer. I never thought I would believe such radical ideas. But now I think it's the only political philosophy that makes sense for today's world, and the crazy ones are those who think that the current system will save us.

But why, and what is anarchism? These 10 steps can explain:

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Call for Contributions: Beyond the Crisis

  • Posted on: 20 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

Rapid policy changes, funding shifts and cuts, spikes in hate crimes, inflammatory rhetoric, corrupt democratic processes, and international etiquette blunders characterize the current political situation in the United States. Since the new regime assumed power, the immediate dangers to people of color, immigrants, queer folks, and the poor have escalated. We respond with the urgency of firefighters, racing from hot spot to hot spot, putting out flames where they threaten to consume our communities. We remain on constant high alert to respond to the next hate crime, the next anti-immigrant raid, the next attack on the planet.

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