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An Interview With Anarchist Yondae

Anarchist Yondae (Solidarity) is an organised coalition of revolutionary anarchists in South Korea. In recent months, they have organised study groups, translated key anarchist readings in Korean, and digitally archived Korean anarchist material. Their members have gone to a great deal of effort trying to teach the lessons that Korean anarchism has to offer, some of which you will read in this interview. Read on for a detailed, entertaining, and informative interview with Anarchist Yondae, who you can also find on their site.

My Anti-Cull Philosophy

a badget in a sett

from Eco-Revolt

By Julian Langer

Anarchy is here. Anarchy is now. I experience anarchy most intensely when among the living, usually while surrounded by badger setts, trees and bird song, but it is not separate from my body. My bodily presence is the ontological actualisation of primal-anarchy – not as anthropological performance, but as the free expression of my will.

The anarchists in Alicante

writing about specific places is always an intriguing read

From Freedom News UK

Because of its geographical position by the Mediterranean and as a border town, people from Alicante have always been restless and turbulent. Without a doubt, this condition fostered the early appearance of socialism in our land, mostly in the cities of Alcoy and Alicante. It could even be said that one of the doors of entry in Spain was Alicante, as the first Luddite demonstrations were in textile factories in Alcoy in 1821, repressed by the army. On the other hand, one of the first utopian socialist experiments is found in Alicante, involving the Scottish philanthropist William Maclure, who started several farm schools in the province between 1820 and 1824, influenced by Robert Owen or Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.

Peter Gelderloos' Anarchy Works, on Immediatism podcast

anarchy works? i hope they don't mean like getting a job because evasion!

These ten episodes of Peter Gelderloos' book, Anarchy Works (Ardent Press, LittleBlackCart.com) are the entirety of Chapter 5, on Economy. Each section of the chapter utilizes current examples from around the world. In episode 537, How Will Cities Work?, for instance, are examples of autonomous cities in Brazil and South Africa. Episode 538, Drought, Famine, and Catastrophes? argues that anarchist groups already manage disasters better than do governments.

Stirner, Wittgenstein, and Anarchism

Stirner, Wittgenstein, and Anarchism. Do I get to pick?

From C4SS by Rai Ling, June 25th, 2021

The work of Max Stirner is a contentious topic among anarchists, with numerous interpretations of his work, ranging from descriptive, presenting a certain framework of thought, to prescriptive, advocating for anti-authoritarianism, and expressing a commitment to “individualism.” It is my position that egoism is primarily descriptive in nature. The key distinctions Stirner makes, those between fixed and unfixed ideas, and conscious and unconscious egoism, do not lead us to any normative conclusions, despite Stirner’s clear personal opposition to the state and authority in general. Rather, many anarchists are egoists because they find personal value in this perspective. Egoism has both everything and nothing to do with anarchism.

The 2021 Anarchist Bookfairs List

teaching birds to read = civ

From Freedom News UK

In 2020 real-life anarchist bookfairs were, sadly, largely out of the question and very little happened which wasn’t virtual, including in Dundee, Edinburgh and London which ran extensive showings. This trend continued into the first half of the year, with the recent Edinburgh Anarchist Feminist Bookfair putting on an excellent event on May 29th-30th (viewable here, and recommendable for podcast-type listening if you’re into that sort of thing).

This Is America #142

Write an anarchist desert today!

from It's Going Down

This Is America #142: Resisting the Curfew in NYC; A Discussion on ‘Desert’

On today’s show, first we feature an interview with Black House News, about the ongoing resistance to curfews happening in New York and attempts by the State to hold onto control of the streets in a post-pandemic and post-rebellion world. We also discuss how the terrain in DC has changed following the attempted far-Right coup. We then play a recorded text from Perilous Chronicle, about surveillance of teenage activists in so-called Tucson by local police. We then switch to our discussion, where we cover the horrific realities of climate change and the implications raised in the book Desert for the anarchist movement in an epoch of global warming.

NYC Anarchist Film Festival Seeking Contributions

Website to be updated soon with 2021 Film Festival announcement!

from https://anarchistbookfair.net/

NYC Anarchist Film Festival: Call for Contributions Deadline: August 1. Event on September 10.

The NYC Anarchist Film Festival is seeking contributions celebrating the irrepressible spirits of solidarity and resistance amid a world in crisis. Now in its 15th year, the AFF has showcased stories of people across the globe who fight for a better future against exploitation, oppression, and terror. While we will consider all entries, this year we are especially interested in films about the pandemic and its toll, the movement for racial justice, rising authoritarianism, and historical struggles that give context to present ones

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