When We Are Human, by John Zerzan – a review

WWJZD? i ask myself as i go about my day

From Eco-revolt by Julian Langer

When I found that a copy of Zerzan’s new book, When We Are Human, had reached me I was immediately excited and keen to read. I am continually moved by Zerzan’s thought and writings, despite many points of difference in perspective or approach. It was largely a desire to encounter these differences that motivated me to email John and ask him to send me a copy of the book, to review. As I encountered these points of difference in perspective I was mostly very glad to experience them, because they affirmed my experience of John Zerzan as someone who is not me and someone I can appreciate for being-them and the thought being-theirs – there is one point of the text, which I go into more detail on in a more critical section of this review, that, I will share at this point, did offend me and is in my eyes the worst thing I’ve ever read by Zerzan; but I will state that much of this text is some of the best and most beautiful writings by Zerzan. 

Margaret Killjoy on an Anarchist Approach to Prepping in an Age of Climate Change

HEARS: "it's going down,,, and you're invited" **hair on neck tingles**

From It's Going Down

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with long-time anarchist musician, author, activist, and podcaster Margaret Killjoy, host of How to Live Like the World is Dying, which embraces the concept of preparedness, or “prepping,” from an anarchist perspective, while interviewing a whole host of guests about skills, infrastructure, and real world problem solving.

Update on Anarchist Prisoners Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar

Originally posted in Spanish-language on Contra Info (https://es-contrainfo.espiv.net/2021/07/14/prisiones-chilenas-audiencia-...), translated into English for Anarchist News by Cretin. | Chile

Chilean Prisons] Reformalization of charges hearing for anarchist comrades Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar

A few days before the first anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of Monica and Francisco, the eleventh court of Santiago set a hearing for the "REFORMALIZATION OF THE INVESTIGATION" of our comrades for Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 am, which in concrete terms is a reformulation of charges.

Direct (In)Action

from Bella Caledonia by Luke Campbell

State Suppression of Community Organising

More than twelve years on from the global economic crash, across nations the world over, the state continues to not only abdicate responsibility for the ongoing social ills and economic hardships so many ensure, but, as witnessed this week, a significant proportion of those in positions of power actively suppress community-driven efforts to support those around them.

A Statement on the Rebellion in Cuba

It is with these understanding that the road ahead is not an easy one. We send our love and international solidarity to the Cuban people. We demand freedom for all those arrested during the protests, accountability for the instances of murder and physical abuse, the restoration of internet services, and an end to the genocidal blockade.

A Communist Critique of Pittsburgh’s Anarchist Milieu

welcome to Pittsburgh

From Filler PGH | Submission from Denise Bosynak received on 07.12.21

In reading the recent piece submitted to Filler about murals motivated by socialist realism point to an ideology that is inherently reformist and demobilizes people, I could not help but feel that this was a strange (albeit very literary and beautiful written) vague post.

Eric Laursen Owes Me a Lamp

from It's Going Down

Eric Laursen Owes Me a Lamp: Some Reactions to ‘The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State’

In the meantime, I’d love it if he reimbursed me for the lamp he made me break, or better yet throw that amount of money (it was $14.99 plus tax) onto the commissary fund of one of the hundreds of real people who will get real time for doing some beautiful real shit that really did happen.

Anarchism: The Formula Explored

STRUCTING ANARCHI

from Libertarian Labyrinth

Having established a formula for anarchism-in-general, we certainly haven’t established that all anarchisms are created equal. We have simply provided a means by which those anarchisms that take the form suggested by the formula can be rendered comparable. While the proposed formula leaves considerable space for variation among the anarchisms that it will recognize, it also sets a relatively high bar for consideration.

Don’t give up, don’t give out

hang in there, baby

from Anarchist Fighter

Don’t give up, don’t give out. Tortures & confessions

Since 2017 our movement has faced the repressions of the scale and intensity previously unseen. The main “spice” of the situation is massive usage of tortures by FSB secret service. Before the cases of beatings and tortures of the anarchists in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus were mere separate exclusions. We’ve heard that Jihadists and Fascists are tortured brutally. Someone would also recall “Odessa case” against communists and anarchists. But one thing is “to know” abstractly and to experience on your own is something very different.

Arson in Memory of George Floyd Uprising

Athens, Greece: Incendiary Attack Against a FORD Dealership in Memory of the George Floyd Uprising

from Athens Indymedia via Raddle, English translation by cretin

Athens, Greece: Incendiary Attack Against a FORD Dealership in Memory of the George Floyd Uprising

The attack took place on the night of July 1st in the Athens suburb of Gyzi. Two vehicles and the facade of the building were destroyed in the attack. The attack is claimed by 'Thousands of Night Suns'.

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