Rudolf Rocker: an anarchist ‘rabbi’ in London

From Red Pepper dot org UK

David J. Lobina rediscovers a forgotten but fascinating figure in London’s radical and Jewish history

Originally from Germany, the anarchist thinker Rudolf Rocker spent much of his life in exile in some of the world’s major cities – Paris, London, New York – where he always gravitated towards immigrants involved in radical politics, most notably the Jewish anarchist community in London at the turn of the 20th century. Often referred to as a rabbi by members of this community as a sign of appreciation, the epithet of an ‘anarchist rabbi’ is the title of a book about Rocker’s life and thought, as well as a documentary about his time in London.

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Paul Z. Simons on Immediatism Podcast

Two additional Paul Z. Simons texts have been made available on Immediatism.com. "An Anarchist Affection for Democracy" identifies the tension between anarchists who believe direct forms of democracy have utility and those, more nihilist-oriented, who believe it has no place. The latter group, as described by Simons, are more concerned with destroying all structures of power regardless whether they are horizontal, as direct democracy is described in this essay to be. "In a Moral Universe There Are No Anarchists" is Simon's expression of support for a fellow writer suffering under accusations from within the anarchist milieu.

Francisco Solar is ill

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from BUSCANDO LA KALLE!!

URGENT! On the recent illness detected in the anarchist comrade Francisco Solar and his delicate health situation

The diagnosis: advanced diabetes with 700 mg/dl of glucose, that is, on the verge of a diabetic coma. A few days later, the prisoner began to suffer a significant loss of vision that continues to this day, without receiving any attention, preventing him from reading or other daily tasks.

Critical Theory in Ursula Le Guin’s Always Coming Home

home is where the anarchy is! <3

From Notes toward an International Libertarian Eco-Socialism

These are my comments, presented on October 9, 2021, at the Ninth Biennial International Herbert Marcuse conference, on the panel “Ecology and Revolution.” My co-panelists were Thais Gobo, Sergio Bedoya Cortés, and Dan Fischer.

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TOTW: Occupy 10 years later

Shock-u-py and Awe-cu-py

Around 10 years ago the first Occupy protest to grab large public attention began on September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, New York City. By October, Occupy had setup camp in over 951 cities across 82 different countries, and over 600 spots in the USA. By the end of 2011 and not far into 2012 most of the Occupy spaces had been cleared by the authorities. This week, we’re taking a look back and into the future of Occupy ideas.

Sean Is Back at OSP Youngstown

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from seanswain.noblogs.org

The ODRC has decided to recall it’s favorite guest to the supermax at Youngstown (Ohio State Penitentiary). This seems to be procedural as a way of assessing his threat level and what sort of facility he should be relegated to for his time back in Ohio. Since Sean was about to graduate down to a Medium facility before his out-of-state transfer to Virginia a little over 2 years ago and he’s been held at a Medium facility in VA, it stands to reason Sean’ll be moving to a Medium unless they’re being punitive in their placement. Only time will tell, this is the new ODRC!

Four men accused of ‘terrorism’

from belsat.eu

Prosecutor’s Office submits case of Alinevich group to court, four men accused of ‘terrorism’

Ihar Alinevich, Dzmitry Dubouski, Dzmitry Razanovich, Syarhei Ramanau are accused of ‘illegal actions with firearms, ammunition and explosives’ as well as of ‘committing acts of terrorism’, the Prosecutor General’s Office reports.

Notes on the Development of Proudhon’s Thought

i am not a prude hon hon hon

from Libertarian Labyrinth

These notes will obviously be of most use to those who have followed previous discussions of the individual texts, but it represents what seems to be a fairly promising attempt to deal with the shifting terms of Proudhon’s analysis from 1839 until his death and, as such, may be useful to others, if only as a bit more concrete suggestion that such a resolution is possible.

Ruymán Rodríguez and the Federación Anarquista de Gran Canaria: An Interview

anarchists talking to journalists

From autonomies.org translation by Julius Gavroche

An interview for the spanish newspaper, El Salto diario (05/10/2021) …

The Canarian anarchist activist Ruymán Rodríguez visits the Valencian Community, invited by the Mostra del Llibre Anarquista d’Alacant, to share the work carried out by the Sindicato de Inquilinas and the Federación Anarquista de Gran Canaria.

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