Submitted by worker on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:16
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 22:23
Black Seed is a bi-annual green anarchist, submission-based publication. We are a conversational project meaning that our goal is to help facilitate face-to-face conversations based on submissions we have received and curated into a printed publication. Taking steps away from Internet culture feels integral to this project, though sadly, as you are likely reading this on a screen, we know too well it is a process for many of us to learn and re-learn. Exciting as printed words may be, we admit these ideas and experiences are largely born out of coping with the symptoms of civilization.
Submitted by worker on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:20
From Real Change News - By George Howland, Jr
The troubled history of Washington's 19th century anarchist enclave. In the late 1800's, anarchists created an innovative community on Puget Sound. Two decades later, it was gone.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 18:58
John Zerzan’s Twilight of the Machines
by Spencer Sunshine
Fifth Estate # 381, Summer-Fall 2009
a review of Twilight of the Machines, John Zerzan, Feral House, 2009; 140 pages, $12, www.feralhouse.com
John Zerzan has infuriated and fascinated readers for decades. His sweeping critique of the modern world condemns not just capitalism, the state, technology and even “civilization,” but he openly calls for the abolition of all forms of symbolic representation and a return to a hunting and gathering existence.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 18:25
From Prison Books
Hello Friends and Comrades,
1) Short and sweet this month. Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for January. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 17:21
It was the first Friday of December, which in Oakland usually means hoards of people descending onto Telegraph Avenue for the monthly Art Murmur festival. But on this night, a much different crowd filled the streets. After successfully shutting down the 880 freeway and West Oakland BART station, hundreds of people outraged at the recent police murders of Mike Brown and Eric Garner marched towards 14th and Broadway downtown. Suddenly, the sound of shattering glass echoed everywhere; someone had smashed out the windows of a new wine bar.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:08
Since the Ferguson decision, we have been flooded with stories about how the overwhelmingly peaceful nation-wide protests against police brutality have been occasionally ruined by looting and property destruction caused by “fringe” elements. In conservative media, the trouble-makers have been generally characterized as parts of the black “criminal” underclass. In the liberal media, the law-breakers have often been characterized as “outside agitators,” “violent political radicals,” and “white anarchists.”
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 09:11
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/04/2015 - 18:18
The state has filed an answer to the lawsuit, which far as we can tell, summarily denies every allegation without evidence or argument, claims that Sean is not allowed to sue them, and requests that the court charge Sean extra fees for even trying. At the same time, the paralegal at OSP is making up reasons to not give Sean access to legal materials he needs to work on his response. A total coincidence, we're sure. See Sean's correspondence below for details on that.