Crime & Punishment

from Derry Anarchists

Crime & Punishment: Isn’t It About Time To Call An End To The Brutality Of Working Class Communities?

It's hard to image the damage caused to the lives and the mental health of those subjected to 'punishment attacks' in working class areas of the North unless you or your immediate family members have been directly involved themselves.

“You’re an Anarchist, Mr. Zuniga”

via Mongoose Distro

by Comrade Z

Our nation was born in genocide. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode.”

-Martin Luther King

Madness, Disability, and Abolition

From IGD

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with the author of the text, Madness, Disability, and Abolition, a two part series that ran on It’s Going Down which explored the history of the criminalization of madness and mapped out what an abolitionist approach might look like, along with examples of projects already being put into place.

Announcing: Rulerless Literary Magazine

so many rules for a magazine that says it's rulerless

From Rulerless

Rulerless is a free-to-read online literary magazine that publishes quality radical and progressive poetry, fiction, and art three times a year. We were founded in February 2021 by Byron López Ellington, a high schooler from Austin, Texas, with a penchant for language, writing, and liberation. Committed to spreading anti-capitalist, anti-state, and intersectionally feminist ideas through the arts, we also hope to bring simple joy to our readers and to the world. Our first issue will be published in the summer of 2021.

Anarchy and the 15-minute city

what would urban scout do?

From Gods and Radicals by JERE KUZMANIĆ

The birth of an intimate relationship with the urban space

Is there a city where the anarchist feels good? Instead of debating with some big ideas on ideal anarchist cities, utopian federations of farms, factories and workshops, I opt to turn this text into one short opinion piece about something that we may miss in striving for radical social change. Often when talking about urban space, anarchists see only problems, materializations of capitalism and injustice, walls and fences, power asymmetries, and alienation. Anarchist authors, such as Thureau, Zisly or AbdelRahim, often advocate for a return to nature, to rural or even wild idyllic communes. Almost every visualization of anarchy in the foreground will have the cultivation of vegetables in some garden surrounded by greenery. And yet, the whole history of the modern anarchist movement took place mostly on the hot city asphalt, among the chimneys of factories and among the barricades on the boulevards.

The Critique of Ideology, on Immediatism podcast

A book chapter in eight episodes, from "Break-Out from the Crystal Palace: The Anarcho-Psychological Critique: Stirner, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky," by John Carroll (1974 ed.). This book intriguingly presents one of the three major social philosophies harbored by modern Western society -- the anarcho-psychological; the other two are the liberal-utilitarian-rationalist and the Marxist-socialist. Focused largely on Stirner's innovative ideas, this chapter includes Marx's critique of Stirner and concludes with a section on Nietzsche.

Margins and Problems: Reflections on “Constructing an Anarchism”

Reflections on “Constructing an Anarchism”

The first phase of “Constructing Anarchisms” was an experiment—and, I think, a relatively successful one. But it was also a fairly complex experiment, for which there were not perhaps many precedents, so, despite the fact that it often felt like the commentary on method was overwhelming the project itself, it is probably worth reviewing and reflecting a bit here, so we can begin again with a clearer shared sense of the project moving forward.

Two Weeks Since My Second Dose…

from Sean Swain

I got my second covid-19 vaccine shot two weeks ago. Moderna.

After the first shot, I felt a little lethargic and slept it off for a day. After the second one, just had a sore arm for a while. The needle was about 18 feet long, I think. When the nurse stuck me, the tip of the needle came out of my armpit. But aside from getting impaled, I didn’t have any problems.

Servers for North Shore Counter-Info and Montreal Counter-Info Seized by Dutch Police -- Both Sites Down

from https://raddle.me/f/Anarchism/128874

We have learned that Dutch police have seized the servers of the NoState tech collective, which hosts North Shore Counter-Info as well as Montreal Counter-Info and several other anarchist sites. We know it is in the context of a criminal investigation but not much else.

For and Against Primitivism, on Immediatism podcast

Ted Kaczynski's thorough critique of anarchoprimitivism takes center stage here, in "The Truth About Primitive Life: A Critique of Anarchoprimitivism." The article is well-supported by three pages of Works Cited and fully 313 endnotes (available on TheAnarchistLibrary.org). In favor of anarchoprimitivism is "Civilization Will Stunt Your Growth: Defending Primitivism from Accusations of Ableism," by Ian Erik Smith (available from WarzoneDistro.noblogs.org). Warzone has additional essays on this topic for download.

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