<table><tr><td>A curious property evident in the discussion of insurrection in the United States is that it gets more respect the further it occurs from home.
<table><tr><td>Capitalism has pixelated the definition of anarchy, anarchism and anarchists. Each pixel has been singled out, rendered into a commodity, and then discarded. Like the schizophrenic, who cannot prevent the onslaught of random stimuli from influencing their reality, the capitalist mind is trained to long for the pixelated idea, to ingest it, to let its meaning irrelevantly diffuse through its I-pod headphones, and then forget it. The capitalist mind travels through each commodity like a worm through and apple. Every playlist gets tired.
<table><tr><td>As anarchists, we have a philosophical critique of private property and many of its implications. However, in the world we inhabit, pretty much all of us own property to one extent or another. Say, for example, that you have the privilege of owning a nice bicycle. Yes, you may be lucky to be in this position. You may also believe that in a perfect world everyone should have a bicycle. But you have this bicycle, and if you lend it to someone in good faith, you might be annoyed if it turned out they had no intention of returning it as originally agreed.
<table><tr><td>From <a href="http://naasn.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/inaugural-north-american-anarchist... - by naasn
<em>Schedule For the Inaugural Conference of the North American Anarchist Studies Network</em>
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<table><tr><td>LBC just had a great trip up to the northwest. The first annual Seattle bookfair was a success and we got to see lots of old and new friends. We brought a posse with us which made the long drive a lot more fun. We look forward to spending more time in the NorthWest as there seems to be some exciting energy in the Seattle area.
We are heading to the East Coast later this month for the <a href="">NAASN conference</a>. If you are in the area (Hartford CT) you should swing by and say hello.