Submitted by emile on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:54
The answer to the question as to why certain peoples, such as indigenous anarchists, choose one mode of organization [anarchism] as their ‘primary mode’ and why certain other peoples, such as Western colonizers, choose another mode of organization [authoritarianism] as their primary mode, is revealed by comparing their respective views of ‘physics’, how they see and understand physical dynamics, and how their respective language architectures [flow-based versus subject-based] capture and ‘represent’ dynamics.
Submitted by lbc on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:37
From LBC Blog
As this year begins--our third of publishing at least a book a month--we think we have found an answer to the pernicious question: what is the task for committed rabble-rousers when nothing else is going on? The answer is to recuperate, review, and prepare. Our way of approaching each of these is to Publish Books.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:26
Last Saturday, shortly after the end of Krewe du Vieux, a group of about 50 people ushered in Carnival season with a spontaneous and unpermitted kegger in the lobby of the condos at 511 Marigny. Not so long ago this warehouse was known as the ARK, home of the Iron Rail Library and Plan B Community Bike Shop; but in 2011, through the combined efforts of the NOPD and the building's millionaire landlord Julian Mutter, all of the occupants were evicted to make way for prohibitively expensive condos.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:10
The past two weeks have seen a fierce new protest movement in Bosnia, commencing with the destruction of government buildings and continuing with the establishment of popular assemblies. Unlike the recent conflicts in Ukraine, this movement has eschewed nationalistic strife to focus on class issues. In a region infamous for ethnic bloodshed, this offers a more promising direction for the Eastern European uprisings to come.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 21:44
This afternoon, February 11th, there was a demonstration at the Mexican consulate in Seattle, in solidarity with Carlos Lopez and other prisoners of the Mexican state. A group of about 20 people chanted Carlos’ name as well as anti-border and anti-prison slogans, and a synopsis of the case and a statement by Carlos were read over a megaphone. There were two banners that said “Solidarity to all captured comrades” and “Solidaridad es mas fuerte que los carceles!
Submitted by jmcquinn on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:59
I have been an anarchist for well over thirty years now. For me this has never been an identity to which to cling, a label to give me a sense of belonging. It has rather been an ongoing challenge to face my life in a particular way, constantly raising the question of what it means to reject every form of domination and exploitation in my life on a practical level. This is not a simple question with easy answers, but a problem that I have to wrestle with constantly, because I am facing a world here and now in which domination and exploitation define social relationships, in which most individuals are dispossessed of every possibility of determining their own existence, alienated from the creative energy through which such a project could be realized.
Submitted by worker on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:44
The year 1983 saw the publication, in German-speaking Switzerland, of one of the oddest books ever: bolo'bolo, writen by one 'P.M.'. The book was nothing less than an overture toward an alternative model of society - at the global scale. A concrete utopia of sorts, based a multitude of self-supporting communities called Bolos. Thirty years later, the model has lost nothing of its potency. What probably can't be said of capitalism.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 09:43
In the early hours of February 8th, the glass door of an OPD Office in Fruitvale was shattered. Joy in our hearts at seeing the symbols of authority smashed, we fled into the darkness under cover of rain.
Our aim was to demonstrate that action, however small, is both possible and desirable.
We dedicate this action to the rebels in Durham, North Carolina who have repeatedly taken to the streets in outrage against the killer pigs who murdered a young man, Chuy Huerta, in the back of a cop car last year. Weapons in hand, we attacked for Chuy.
Submitted by Bursts on Sun, 02/16/2014 - 23:28