Submitted by Rocinante on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 21:18
From Z Net by Staughton Lynd
A Review Essay of Anarchists Never Surrender: Essays, Polemics, and Correspondence on Anarchism, 1908-1938, ed. and translated by Mitchell Abidor (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2015)
Submitted by Rocinante on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:21
From The Anvil Review by Peter Lamborn Wilson
It feels increasingly difficult to tell the difference between—on one hand—being old, sick, and defeated, and—on the other hand—living in a time-&-place that is itself senile, tired, and defeated. Sometimes I think it’s just me—but then I find that some younger, healthier people seem to be undergoing similar sensations of ennui, despair, and impotent anger. Maybe it’s not just me.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:21
This text on the wave of sans-papiers occupations in Paris tells important lessons for those involved in migrant struggles on the strategies used by liberal democratic states to contain them. If we anticipate these moves, how can we pre-empt them? And what strategic targets are based near you?
Original French text in Lucioles #23 with the title ‘Against states and their borders: revolution’; roughly translated by Rabble.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:54
Submitted by Rocinante on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:12
From The Hampton Institute by Shane Burley
"Our future is unwritten."
These old libertarian socialist maxims have become so cliché that they can be an indicative street sign indicating for you to take a detour around whatever post-left jargon that comes next, but we can try to delve a little deeper. Many people dove into the Occupy Movement with the kind of fervor that can only happen when your politics are validated in an incredibly clear and material way. The financial crisis of 2008, and the subsequent housing crisis in 2010, was felt so personally amongst an entire range of people that the waves of deregulated capitalism are splashing hard enough to stop us from finding our heads above water. We were treated to a second collapse when our response, the diversified and shockingly quick faces of Occupy, also crumbled in a pretty predictable fashion. A movement built on anarchist principles and vision fell apart for lack of cohesive structure, as well as a media betrayal and enough liberal guilt to go around. In the shadow of that fallen statue many are looking forward to create an anarchist structure with a little more staying power, which means looking backwards and trying to find a series of patterns that illustrate what success can look like.
Submitted by thecollective on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:00
Submitted by rechelon on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 15:45
It’s no secret that good portion of the left today considers science profoundly uncool. A slight affinity with it persists among a majority, but few asides of scorn by the continental philosophers influential in the contemporary leftist canon see spirited response and science’s most prominent champions remain dated historical figures like Peter Kropotkin and Élisée Reclus. Indeed there’s a lingering whiff of technocratic stodginess and death that the word “science” has never quite shaken.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:12
Below are the workshops and presentations for this year's Anarchist Book Fair in Seattle on Saturday, August 22nd. The book fair is being held at the Vera Project, located on the corner of Warren Ave N. & Republican St. right next to the Seattle Center. Worth mentioning is the separately organized Rojava Solidarity March starting at 6:00PM at the Space Needle. Event details on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/865616033532062/?_fb_noscript=1
Submitted by thecollective on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 05:47
From Till All Are Free
In summer 2013 members of several ABC groups discussed the necessity of introducing an International Day for Anarchist Prisoners. Given there are already established dates for Political Prisoners Rights Day or Prison Justice Day, we found it important to emphasise the stories of our comrades as well. Many imprisoned anarchists will never be acknowledged as ‘political prisoners’ by formal human-rights organisations, because their sense of social justice is strictly limited to the capitalist laws which are designed to defend the State and prevent any real social change. At the same time, even within our individual communities, we know so little about the repression that exists in other countries, to say nothing of the names and cases involving many of our incarcerated comrades.
Submitted by Bursts on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 01:31
Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on August 17th, 2015 through August 23rd, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.