Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 21:32
In the past several years, the question of gender has been taken up again and again by the anarchist milieu. And still few attempts amount to much more than a rehashing of old ideas. Most positions on gender remain within the constraints of one or more of the ideologies that have failed us already, mainly marxist feminism, a watered down eco-feminism, or some sort of liberal “queer anarchism”. Present in all of these are the same problems we’ve howled against already: identity politics, representation, gender essentialism, reformism, and reproductive futurism. While we have no interest in offering another ideology in this discourse, we imagine that an escape route could be charted by asking the question that few will ask; by setting a course straight to the secret center of gendered life which all the ideological answers take for granted. We are speaking, of course, about Civilization itself.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 22:33
Dear friends and comrades!
The 2014 North American Anarchist Black Cross conference is a mere three months away and we have a long way to go before reaching our fundraising goal! In an effort to really kickstart the final fundraising push, we are asking for your help in raising $2000 by midnight on June 22nd! This money will help us cover the cost of the space for the conference. OR it will help us cover airfare to fly in comrades from across the continent to join us in Denver. OR it will help us cover the cost of food for the weekend. You get the picture...
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 17:43
In the ongoing conflict, we support neither Ukrainian government nor
pro-Russian factions that established their authority on the portion of
Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. The working class (i.e. everyone who has
neither power nor capital) is equally alien both to the concept of
unitary Ukraine and to the ideas of ”federalization” or creation of
new states — these are merely the games of politicians, drawing blood
from ordinary people. We, the left and the anarchists, should primarily
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:48
On Friday 13th, June 2014, around 8:00PM, an angry crowd of about sixty people converged on the Durham County Detention Center in downtown Durham for the June 11th international day of solidarity with long term anarchist eco-prisoners Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and all others whom the state has imprisoned.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 20:19
Past and present, radical and anarchist spaces within Portland have established with extensive intentions and for better or worse, evolved into primarily functioning with a specific purpose such as an all-ages venue or a free store. While we believe these things to be important, even essential, we are focusing on maintaining our collective and space to be flexible, transparent and intend on having a multi-purpose space in North or Northeast Portland. We will be under the umbrella of a local non-profit which will allow us to regularly apply for grants to maintain our financial stability and offer an updated, extensive lending library, which will include fresh, revolving literature for sale.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:26
Over the course of the last several decades, anti-oppression politics have risen to a position of immense influence on activist discourse in North America. Anti-oppression workshops and reading groups, privilege and oppression checklists and guidelines, and countless books, online blogs and articles make regular appearances in anarchist organizing and discussion. Enjoying a relatively hegemonic position in Left conversation, anti-oppression politics have come to occupy the position of a sacred object—something that expresses and reinforces particular values, but does not easily lend itself to critical reflection.
Submitted by worker on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:32
A little library has been running for just over five years in a house in St. Ann's. It has an incredible range of anarchist related material including some of Ray Gosling's archives. James Walker spoke to one of the volunteers at the library who, as you would perhaps expect from a non-hierarchical organisation, wished to remain anonymous...
Submitted by Voline on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:00
Report on demontration against Kristian Williams at the Law and Disorder Conference in May.
On Saturday 10 May, I went to see my friend Kristian Williams speak on a panel called “Informants: Types, Cases & Warning Signs” at the Law and Disorder conference at Portland State University. There was an unusual tension in the air for a talking-head campus event. The panelists and conference organizers were concerned that an intra-leftist disagreement would spill over and disrupt the talk. A group calling themselves “Patriarchy Haters” had asked that Kristian be excluded from the program because of an article he wrote, “The Politics of Denunciation” – not so much because of the content of the article, but that he wrote it at all.