Anarchy Bang: Introducing Episode Seventeen - Memes, egocom, and their discontents

From Anarchy Bang

This week… The Situationists used something like memes in their posters and comics. They are interesting because they can contain layers of reference for the initiated, or make us laugh out of random absurdity. What happens when an image, along with a short phrase or two, replaces the effort (and enjoyment) of opening a book?

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Anarchy Radio 04-30-2019

LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio04302019

What is the spirit - or dispirit - of the times? Fear, anxiety, grief...dominant zeitgeist vibe? Fredy Perlman on racism and nationalism. Eco-disaster of the week, suicide watch. Getting dumber in the techno-world. Ableism discussion. Modern Madness by Ed Lord. Birds, measles. Action news. Zuckerberg: "The future is private." One call.

Warzone Distro's List of New Zines

Greetings all!

Below are the newest zines released including the looong awaited (my bad) compilation zine "INSURGENCY: An Anarchist Journal of Total Destruction". I personally would like to thank everyone who contributed writing to that. I apologize for the delay with it. I wanted to make sure everyone had plenty of unpressured time to finish writing their contributions.

These zines below including many others will be available at the Warzone Distro table at the upcoming Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair May 11th-12.

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Primal Anarchy Podcast 18: Book Recommendations, Part 3

From Primal Anarchy by Kevin Tucker

The trilogy of book recommendations finally concludes. Wild Resistance no 6 is finally out now, plus information on issue no 7 and call for papers. The heavily revised and expanded second edition of For Wildness and Anarchy is nearly done, hopefully will be printer bound within the next few months. Fiction book recommendations, and a reason for the lack thereof. Reader requests: US history recommendations and kid’s book. A plug for Gathered Remains and Cull of Personality. History recommendations. Thoughts on a couple key (or not) anarchist books. And then a quick run through of the massive world of anthropological book recommendations: cultural anthropology, overviews, ethnographies, ethnohistory, and anthropological looks at war.

TOTW: Calling the Cops

For cops, please dial extension 1312

Recently I was having a conversation with a non-anarchist friend who is white and female-identifying* she told me about a situation she found herself in where she considered calling the cops. She was alone alone and was threatened by a person of color who came at her in an explicitly threatening way. I responded with some boiler plate questions and anarchist hostility to the idea of calling the cops at all. Though she isn’t an anarchist, she hates the cops as much as I, or most anarchists I know do, maybe more.

Careful comrade, your class is showing. XR has some problems.

I’m not going to ramble on to much about the tactics, the validity of a road block or the fetish for a celebrity voice, We shouldn’t expect XR to uphold the value sets of revolutionary organisations.
I want to talk about a few other things… I want to talk about the things that changed a friendly “this is how to get the Anarchists onboard” opinion piece into one – just a few days and questions later – set on position that even the briefest of critical assessments should light up anyone’s red flags and tho some fantastic people are involved, there are also some deeply concerning issue that people are turning a blind eye too.

From Embers: New Content in April 2019

From North Shore Counter-Info

From Embers is a regular anarchist podcast produced in Kingston, Ontario. We produce a few episodes each month about actions and projects going on in so-called Canada that inspire us, or about topics that we think will be relevant to anarchists living north of the border. We are a proud member of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network.

Anarchy Bang - Is there a way to change the world that isn’t activism?

From Anarchy Bang for Sunday April 28

It is a fair point to say that most pessimists were at one time optimists and perhaps failed at that. Activism is nothing if not a kind of optimism. The world, especially the political world, is dark and full of terrors and hopeful activist people are some of the few that charge into that maw with flaming swords and a belief they'll get to the other side. Many of us pessimists have!

In solidarity with the okupied social centres/squats of Athens

From Autonomies

In a series of police operations in Athens, over the last ten days, four okupied social centres were cleared, including two that provided autonomous, self-managed housing for migrants.

The objective is clear: to discipline rebellious segments of the population (most notably, anarchists), or those who might think of rebelling, to place under State administration and policed surveillance, migrants-refugees, under a politics of social division and colonisation (and thereby trying to bring to end one of the richest experiences of radical “no-border politics” in recent memory), and to pacify the urban space for “investment and renewal”

An Anarchist Case for UBI

From C4SS by Logan Marie Glitterbomb

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is quickly becoming a hot topic this presidential cycle due to the likes of Andrew Yang and his supporters. Since he began his campaign, many other candidates have been interrogated about their support for the idea and more and more are responding positively, even if half-heartedly. Sadly some, such as Bernie Sanders, have remained skeptical of such a program and have instead called for measures such as a higher minimum wage and a federal jobs guarantee. Such solutions are rooted in backwards economic thinking and only serve to tie us further to the current state-capitalist system. A UBI, however, would offer us much more freedom from economic oppression and state bureaucracy while possibly paving the way for us to build an economic situation that is far better than what we have now.

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A “Green New Deal”?: The Eco-Syndicalist Alternative, Part I & II

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation(and part II) By Tom Wetzel

As debates over the climate crisis and the proposed “Green New Deal” unfold, veteran activist and writer Tom Wetzel speaks to its short comings and proposes an eco-syndicalist alternative. Read the second part, “The Syndicalist Alternative for an Eco-socialist Future.” This first appeared in Ideas & Action.

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