Essays

Horizontalism

  • Posted on: 12 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation by Mark Bray

We are excited to present “Horizontalism” by Mark Bray which appears as a chapter in the recently published Anarchism: A Conceptual Approach, published by Routledge and edited by Benjamin Franks, Nathan Jun, and Leonard Williams. Bray is the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street and a member of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation. Given the length of the article we are also introducing a beautifully designed PDF reader format of the article which you can download by clicking on the reader image below.

Occupy ICE Portland: Lessons from the Barricades

  • Posted on: 12 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

Another Perspective

We are publishing one more analysis from participants in the blockade of the Portland facilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). After our previous reports, “The ICE Age Is Over: Reflections from the ICE Blockades” and “Occupy ICE Portland: Policing Revolution?” we reached out to other participants for an additional perspective on the situation. As we emphasized before, our collective has no official position on issues internal to the occupation; we are simply passing on the reports of anarchists who are involved. We urge you to support those arrested in the ICE blockades and participate in the struggle for a world without borders

Maurin, Day, the Catholic Worker Group, and Anarcho-Distributism

  • Posted on: 11 July 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Peter Maurin, Dorothy Day, Catholic Worker

By Nicholas Evans

Peter Maurin, Dorothy Day, and the Catholic Worker group are Christian Anarchists.

What sort of economy do they advocate?

Day who is one of the founders of the Catholic Worker group discussed a sort of Anarcho-Distributism.(also known as Anarcho-Distributivism) In actuality Anarcho-Distributism is very similar to the economics of Proudhon’s Mutualism.

Occupy ICE Portland: Policing Revolution?

  • Posted on: 10 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

We’ve received the following report from participants in the occupation around the Portland facilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While our collective has no official position on issues internal to the occupation, we consider it important to promote constructive conversations about power dynamics within our movements and the ways that they can impose limits on what we can accomplish together. For more material on this subject, consult our earlier report, “The ICE Age Is Over: Reflections from the ICE Blockades.” Shortly, for the sake of amplifying multiple perspectives, we will add one more text from Portland.

An anarchist report back and some embedded critiques of #OccupyICE Philadelphia

  • Posted on: 6 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

The beginning of OccupyICE Philly started out as a beautiful event which had so much potential. Before the end of the first night that was actively squandered by the “central committee” of the “occupation”. What began as a direct interruption of ICE’s ability to operate their office devolved into a purely symbolic self-victimizing spectacle, one that was unable to defend itself or escape enemy capture.

'The Invention of the Tribe' (English version from Return Fire vol.5)

  • Posted on: 6 July 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Translated for Return Fire vol.5 (https://anarchistnews.org/content/online-release-return-fire-vol5) from the French-language anti-civilisation journal La Mauvaise Herbe, Volume 12 no.1. Appears on pages 119-123 (118-122 in PDF viewer https://anarchistnews.org/zines/atubes/return-fire-vol5-contents.compres...) with a companion piece, 'The Colonial Census'.

To read the articles referenced throughout this text in [square brackets], PDFs of Return Fire and related publications can be read, downloaded and printed by searching actforfree.nostate.net for "Return Fire", or emailing returnfire@riseup.net

Imposed and ebook versions of this article: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/the-invention-of-the-tribe

A Handful of Objections

  • Posted on: 4 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

A Response to a Proposal for Desertion

This is a jotted-down reflection of some thoughts triggered by the reading of An Invitation to Desertion by Bellamy Fitzpatrick; the first article in the first issue of Backwoods (A journal of anarchy and wortcunning, Spring 2018). In order to develop my own objections and rejections of the theory (named as such by the author), I will break it down in circumscribed parts. This partly corresponds with the sequence from the original text, partly it is my own imposition on it since the author wanders off from time to time. Deconstructing the theory to digestible bits, is something I do at my own risk (of missing the point, and consequently being off mark with my critique) and it is neglecting the text as a creative work (since all the literary qualities are thus dispensed of). But it is also a necessity to make way for my own trail of thoughts to develop.

The State Against Climate Change: Response to Christian Parenti

  • Posted on: 4 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

To close, let us summarize the argument. Is the State necessary for the struggle against climate change? No; instead, we see that the State is, alongside capitalism, our principal enemy in contributing to global warming and other environmental catastrophes. Due to its functional role in defending and expanding the capitalist system, the State cannot be a means for true climate justice. Let us not concern ourselves with reformist false solutions to environmental problems, but rather get on with organizing a broad-based popular global movement that implements the solutions we need.

Can anarchists give Trump the welcome he deserves?

  • Posted on: 4 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

Ever since Trump became President of the USA there’s been the prospect of him visiting the UK and the chance for direct action. Anarchist organising is not what it was in London just a few short years ago. I seriously doubt the capacity for bursting the official bubble and suspect that the main leftist counter demo will be the only alternative narrative on offer.

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