Submitted by stimulator on Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:17
Submitted by worker on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:35
The Institute for Anarchist Studies is proud to announce the new issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, #28, on the theme of Justice. It can be purchased here through AK Press.
This issue features:
Introduction, On Justice, by Maia Ramnath, Paul Messersmith-Glavin, Sara Rahnoma-Galindo, and Lara Messersmith-Glavin for the Perspectives Collective.
Submitted by worker on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:23
How do anarchists organize outside of major cities? In Episode 38 of the Ex-Worker, we offer a profile of anarchism in Lake Worth, a small coastal town in southern Florida with a surprisingly active and vibrant culture of resistance. Participants in the Everglades Earth First!, the Earth First! Journal, the South Florida Prison Books Project, the former Night Heron Infoshop, and Prison Legal News discuss the many radical projects that operate out of Lake Worth.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:47
Submitted by worker on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:20
From Gawker - by Joshua Stephens
“You all have CSAs in the States, right? That’s amazing.”
I wasn’t entirely sure I fully understood what he was getting at. It was spring, 2012, and we were standing around at a squatted anarchist social center in a southern suburb of Athens, where I’d just given a talk on anarchism and Occupy Wall Street.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:46
The Occupy movement was a “constructive failure,” which basically means it was a failure that taught us something about activism. The real benefit of Occupy Wall Street is that it taught us the contemporary ideas and assumptions we have about protests are false. Occupy was a perfect example of how social movements should work. It accorded with the dominant theories of protest and activism: it was a historical event, joined millions of people across demographics from around the world around a series of demands, there was little violence. And yet, the movement failed. So my main conclusion is that activism has been based on a series of false assumptions about what kind of collective behavior creates social change.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:33
From Prison Books
Hello Friends and Comrades,
1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for July. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. There is only one birthday listed this month, so please also write to Delbert, Marius, and Barrett this month.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:21
Greece: Activists intervene at a big concert with massive banner and red flares, in solidarity to "Vila Zografou Squat" in Athens, Greece, currently under the threat of eviction.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:28
This text is less so a general critique of insurrectionalist methodology or ideas than a critique of how a specific insurrectionalism, that which has developed in Barcelona in the last eighteen years, has played out in practice. It problematizes a set of practices and attitudes that it sees in the self- proclaimed insurrectionalist milieu there, from arrogance to bad security to an incomplete understanding of repression. At times it broadens to critique insurrectionalisms of other places or more general aspects of the tendency.
Submitted by worker on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:22
From It's Going Down
Thoughts from a Black Anarchist Concerning the Lack of Momentum in Olympia
For one night, one of the most epic nights, in my life for sure and probably in the history of Olympia, a united front was successfully formed where over 200 people came to flood the streets of Oly and run the Nazi scum out. A strong Bloc of 50 or more were ready and it was enchantingly beautiful, I was amazed. I was proud.