Primal Anarchy Podcast 19: Writing and Writhing

From Primal Anarchy, Episode 19: May 12, 2019

A little different than the usual ranting and raving, taking a look my own writing process and approach. The sadistic compulsion that is writing. Notes to a 20 year old me. Notes for people thinking about getting involved in writing. What I’m looking at when people send submissions for the journal. And a lot of thoughts about how I approach writing, what is and is not important, and a constant reminder of the sad truth: there are no shortcuts.

OFF WITH THE MASKS : From Avis de tempêtes, issue 16, 15/4/19

From Act for Freedom!

It wasn’t a very hot day that day. Yet the sun had shone all over the French capital. On 4thApril 2019, a few men landed on the asphalt of some Paris airport. They had come from Libya with a mission: to seek the agreement of that State to unleash a vast military offensive.

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Italy : Text letter by Anarchist comrades Anna, Silvia and Agnese from inside l’Aquila prison High security section

From Act for Freedom!

CHRONICLES OF A JOURNEY AND LANDING IN THE KINGDOM OF L’AQUILA

Early wake-up call Saturday 6th April: 3 of us are transferred to L’Aquila from the AS2 section (high security) in Rebibbia prison in Rome. In practice the AS2 section in Rebibbia was shut down in the days following our transfer and may have been converted into an AS3 section given the overcrowded conditions for prisoners accused and/or convicted of criminal conspiracy – Art. 416 of the Italian penal code (a similar thing happened in March 2017 when the entire female AS2 section of Latina prison – communists and anarchists – was moved to Rebibbia and later converted into an AS3 section).

Organise! Magazine Review of Van Deusen’s On Anarchism: Dispatches from the People’s Republic of Vermont

Reading this collection of essays, it’s clear David Van Deusen has lived an interesting life. To start, Van Deusen takes us on an exciting history of his involvement in The Green Mountain Anarchist Collective. He writes about efforts against racist group The Minutemen, daily struggles of organization and introduces the question of violence and non-violence used as a tactic and strategy, a topic he goes in to in more detail later in the book. Reading the first chapter on the history of Van Deusen and the collective he was part of does intrigue the reader to get stuck in to the book. It intrigues as you build a mental image of the man in your head and after the opening stories, you want to know what else he has been part of. Although the title may suggest more enjoyment for people familiar with the northeast of the USA, the book still has lots to offer those who are not. The second set of essays focuses on Theory, including two great reads The Rise of Capitalism and Authoritarian Communism as An Incomplete Resistance. These two essays are written with pace and vigor sometimes lacking in other parts of the book. Some of the essays are so crammed with theories and ideas, I needed a rest between them to let it sink in. A nice touch here: Van Deusen intersperses the theories with song lyrics from the Who, the Clash, Public Enemy and many others; this helps the reader to digest the previous essay and get ready for the next.

Standing at the Crossroads

From Anarchist Communist Group

“The ACF remains a comparatively small organisation. Its desire to create or be the component of a large revolutionary organisation and movement has failed to happen. Many are put off joining a group where a strong commitment and a lot of determination are required. Many libertarian revolutionaries are as yet unconvinced of the need to create a specific libertarian communist organisation.

Radical Posture

From Dog Section Press By Josh MacPhee

The U.S. anarchist newspaper Profane Existence used to carry the tagline “Making Punk a Threat Again.” While I’m not sure what is so threatening about spiky jackets and unlistenable crust-punk, it raises a perfectly legitimate question: What would it look like to make anarchist culture threatening?

Let me be clear, I’ve got nothing against youth subculture – it’s what birthed me – but that doesn’t mean that it has what it takes to truly transform the world in the ways anarchism promises: an end to exploitation; meaningful engagement with questions of justice; equity of access and opportunity to all – to just name a few highlights.

Inside the Growing Indonesian Anarchist Movement

From It's Going Down

In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two anarchists from Indonesia about the growing movement, it’s history both in the colonial period and in the aftermath of the post-Suharto era. Our guests discuss how the movement, made up of a variety of tendencies, organizations, networks, and formal and informal organizations, is growing across the country.

Politics as we know it should die and loving anarchy should prosper

This fundamental structure, how we govern and indeed our whole way of living together, needs to change. Scratching a cross in a box every five years does not feel anything like enough nor does showing up for a demo or signing a petition. Something more is needed.

Anarchy Radio 05-07-2019

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio05072019

Devastating UN report on extinctions. Greenhouse Distro. Age of cruelty, no empathy? Academics discover anti-civ. A report on Us, Relative: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World by Nurit Bird-David. "Done in From Within" by JZ. Cocaine in UK rivers. Connection now a commodity. Action news, four calls.

Iranian anarchist prisoner Soheil Arabi severely beaten by prison guards

Soheil had experienced prison torture in the past. Most recently, he was summoned, interrogated and severely beaten for his connection with the letter he wrote from the Greater Tehran Prison about the condition of the prisoners in Fashafoyeh “Greater Tehran” Prison. In result, he has suffered an injury to his testicular area. Following the hospital visit, he was returned to prison without treatment. He was also denied access to a telephone and visitors.

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