Submitted by worker on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:55
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 06:44
The game of Go originated in China or Tibet at least 3500 years ago, and in its simplicity and complexity, it remains the greatest strategic game that exists. Part of its interest is that it is quite abstract, just stones on a grid, and so it lends itself well to interpretation. The most obvious analogy for the game is war, but Go is not chess, where the pieces have military names and are lined up facing each other, making the war analogy inescapable. In fact, in many ways, the traditional image of war as opposing nation states advancing on each other is not applicable to Go. The lines are not so clearly drawn, and rather than starting with a full army that gets picked apart, the Go board begins empty and the players create the geography of the game together. Through its simplicity, Go can become a metaphor for thinking about conflict and struggle more generally.
As an anarchist, I seek to see this society for what it is: a permanent state of war. And I seek to join into that conflict to attack the systems of domination and create territories where new kinds of relations and affinities become possible. In this, I have found the game of Go to be a valuable tool for reflection on how to skillfully fight back. The purpose of this text is to apply some strategic concepts of Go to anarchist resistance.
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Submitted by worker on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 20:02
The new issue of Psychic Swamp: The Surregional Review is online at http://psychicswamp.info. Most of this issue consists of PROWL, Erin Lierl's extraordinary, wide-ranging surregional tour de force imaginaire of poetic creativity, along with abundant and wildly appropriate psychogeographical images. In addition, Alyce Santoro's interview with the somewhat possible author of The Impossible Community is reprinted.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 14:52
New from Combustion Books: The final 108-page issue of Occupied London, an anarchist journal of theory and action, is complete- put out by the minds behind From the Greek Streets, the premiere source of English-language updates and analysis related to the crisis in Greece.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 20:36
The Background on the Dirt
“I’d buy that for a dollar!”
-amerikan folk saying
In the last month of 2006, the acting City Council unanimously approved Resolution 80319, allowing the Pulte Home Corporation to go ahead with its plans to develop the area around the 16th Street train station in the Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland. The development plan consisted of 130 three-story units that carried the name Zephyr Gate, a homage to the defunct train station that was once the terminus of the transcontinental railroad.
Submitted by worker on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 18:32
From Litost Publishing - By: D.M. Oberhaus
“Our fate is in our own hands. We become responsible for our history by reflection, but also by a decision in which we commit our life. In each case the act is violent and is verified only in actual exercise.”
– Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 03:55
Early morning, on Wednesday November 6th a Royal Bank Of Canada had all 2 of their ATMs smashed and 4 of their windows. This was an easy target as it was far on East Hastings in Burnaby. The RBC was attacked because they help fund the most destructive project on earth, the Alberta Tar Sands.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:03
Continued from “The Insurgents, Part I: Community-Based Practice as Military Methodology”