Lefties with Guns Ready to Rumble with Right-Wing Militias, Says Arizona Anarchist

  • Posted on: 6 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Beth Payne laughed out loud at the suggestion that the AR-15s and AK-47s she and other members of the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club were toting a week or so back at the Arizona Capitol were AirSoft replicas of the real thing.

“They do make AirSoft guns that look like real guns,” Payne, 35, said during a recent interview at Phoenix’s Fair Trade Cafe. “But it seems like a stupid way to get shot by a cop, waving a gun that’s a toy.”

EGOMANIA! A Response to My Critics on the Post-Left

  • Posted on: 5 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anti-Fascist News - By Alexander Reid Ross

My piece, “The Left-Overs: How Fascists Court the Post-Left,” has been shared on Facebook more than 2,000 times now and numerous interpretations have made the rounds. I feel like I must apologize for the inappropriate uses of “Left-Overs,” which unfortunately came across to some as against the post-left specifically. I would like to use this space to humbly correct what has been written about me and the subject of my article.

Germany: Anarchist call against the G 20 summit in Hamburg

  • Posted on: 4 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From contra info
Germany: Anarchist call against the G 20 summit in Hamburg

On the 7th and 8th of July 2017, when the most successful war criminals of the present, the most unscrupulous sweaters of human and nature, the self-titled leaders of this planet, meet in Hamburg, they will not be confronted and thus be revaluated with some demands for better governance or social enslavement.

The Anarchists Episode #5: Protesters of Belarus, Anarchists of Rojava, and The Post-Left

  • Posted on: 4 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

https://youtu.be/0r9RjqKoOGs

In this episode we discuss the recent protests in Belarus and the formation of a new anarchist group, the IRPGF, as associated with Rojava's International Freedom Battalion.

We also go into what the post-left is, and critique a recent article entitled "How Fascists court the Post-Left".

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Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman, annotated and introduced by Jessica Moran and Barry Pateman

  • Posted on: 4 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Kate Sharpley Library

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist is a classic for good reason: the drama of the story drives it along. Berkman’s mission to assassinate Frick is interspersed with effective flashbacks showing his development to that point. In the prison there’s plenty of conflict which makes you wonder: how can he survive 22 years? Can the prisoners expose their mistreatment and the scams of the management? Will the escape plan work? I loved the cover: a piano with a pick and shovel leaning against it as a nod the outside comrades who dug a tunnel for him, covered by Vella Kinsella ‘tinkling the ivories’. There’s also the odd bit of unintentional comedy, like Berkman’s puzzlement when he first comes across prison slang: ‘I should “keep my lamps lit.” What lamps? There are none in the cell; where am I to get them? And what “screws” must I watch? And the “stools,”—I have only a chair here. Why should I watch it? Perhaps it’s to be used as a weapon.’ [p112]

Horizontal Hostility Episode 2: Potholes, Goals, Spectacle, & Portland

  • Posted on: 3 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Horizontal Hostility

Our second episode! The five hosts, now dispersed around the world, talk about how almost every ideological strand of anarchism became a self-parody in their responses to a couple folks filling potholes in Portland. We score easy laughs and praise the pothole-fillers for the greatest troll in a long time. Along the way we try to engage more seriously with the ethics of infrastructure and resistance, propaganda and spectacle, a world without work, whether anarchism is about goals, and the context of the Portland anarchist scene. The main takeaway however is that Will and Sean oppose poetry and Pax opposes their faces.

Black & Red Books Now Out-of-Print Influenced the Fifth Estate

  • Posted on: 3 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

from Fifth Estate #398 Summer 2017
fifthestate.org

Although many of the influential radical titles from Black & Red Books, printed at the Detroit-based Detroit Printing Co-op between 1970-1980 are out of print, their relevance hasn’t lessened with the passing years. It is hoped there is interest in republishing them.

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.

Against The Pull Of Simplicity & Disconnect

  • Posted on: 3 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From: C4SS - By William Gillis

Despite the right’s stereotype of antifascist activists as closeminded thugs or paid protesters in reality the majority have long been quite geeky, prone to lining their bookshelves with obscure fascist screeds and abstruse historical tomes. This comes with its own problems. Fascism is a multifaceted phenomenon to say the least and different threads can easily preoccupy a researcher their whole life. This has made fascist studies a kaleidoscope of particulars that can be forbidding for newcomers and resists general summary. We are all lucky then that in a moment when suddenly everyone is interested Alexander Reid Ross has undertaken the herculean task of mapping an overview of fascist historical and ideological currents across a myriad of directions and locales.

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