Ontological Anarchy & Psychedelics

via Deconstructing Yourself

Michael Taft speaks with Erik Davis about author Robert Anton Wilson, anarchism in the 1970s, Terrence McKenna, P.K. Dick, psychedelics, cultures of awakening now and then, Zen practice, and more.

Immediatism Podcast Baedan 1 Episodes

Two full essays from Baedan 1: Journal of Queer Nihilism can now be enjoyed as podcasts, at Immediatism.com. The Anti-Social Turn is a close reading and overthrowing of Edelman’s No Future: Queer Theory & the Death Drive, while Identity in Crisis was a lecture originally given at BASTARD, a conference of anarchist theory. Both shine in their themes of nihilism and insurrection. Baedan 1, 2, and 3 are available from Contagion Press or Little Black Cart. Watch for more Baedan episodes on Immediatism in the future.

Raids in Athens & Berlin

via Indymedia DE translated by Enough is Enough!

Police raids in #Athens and #Berlin: And again they create a criminal organization

Berlin. Athens. September 16. 2020. The searches today, which included our anarchist library, are nothing new. But this time the authorities are stepping up their efforts. Five people are affected, who are accused of having founded a special, conspiratorial and criminal association or of being members of it. For this reason, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office is investigating under paragraph 129 and the BKA visited the people concerned at home, sometimes with pulled guns.

The Witch in the Smoke

The Witch in the Smoke

From Just Seeds by Roger Peet - Art & Politics, Today's Extinct Animal

David Graeber died last week, and in mourning his loss and considering his contributions, I read, at a friend’s suggestion, his 2011 summary of Occupy on the Al Jazeera website. He begins by talking about the questions that people often asked him, at that time, about aspects of the communications and decision making structure within Occupy that they found confusing, and which they thought unlikely to find purchase among the general public. The example he gives is the general wry contempt that most journalists had for the twinkly fingers of agreement, and the sprawling consensus process. His response to those journalists was to observe that Occupy’s explosive spread into cities and towns across the country showed that the thing it was doing was something that inspired people across America, regardless of the minutiae of process. The idea that a new form of relating to other people could be created ad hoc wherever you were was the force at the heart of the idea, and what propelled it.

Not a defense

via Act for Freedom Now!

Lecce, Italy : NOT A DEFENSE…

On 11th September a maxi-trial will begin in Lecce against almost a hundred demonstrators accused of having opposed the realization of the TAP gas pipeline in various ways. A sort of spectacular event with big numbers set up mainly to impress and leave a sign of repression that can also be a warning to others in some way. Besides the place, a bunker courtroom, chosen for the trial, officially for reasons linked to anti-Covid regulations, unofficially to create an atmosphere suitable for the criminalization of the TAP opposition, the obstinate and law-dependent clerks of Order and the Economy do not have much in their hands.

Queerness, Anarchism & Oscar Wilde

via The Final Straw Radio

The Intertwined Histories of Queerness and Anarchism; Guest Interview with Kristian Williams about his new book on Oscar Wilde

This week we are pleased to present a guest interview with author Kristian Williams about his new book Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde which was released in June 2020 from AK Press.

TOTW: Are statues statist?

Are statues statist? Can they be useful to anarchists? The statue is an old device, likely as old as society. From folklore artifacts to fallen heroes to deities, they'll always be carrying their load of meaning that brings a narrative of sorts. And they are pervasive, and prevailing through time and context, and across distinct social arrangements.

The Victoria Anarchist Bookfair Is Happening Online This Week

The Victoria Anarchist Bookfair Is Happening Online This Week

We are pleased to announce that the Fifteenth Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair is happening continuously for seven days on the third week of September, from the 14th to the 20th, broadcasting out of the territory of the Lkwungen speaking peoples. The bookfair draws participants from across Turtle Island and around the world.

Okay Humans, What’s the Fucking Point?!

via EcoRevolt

Okay Humans, What’s the Fucking Point?! Eco-Absurdism: Absurdism as Environmentalism

Before I start this, I would like to conclude. I will conclude this by stating that, rather than a political program, ideology, strategy or theory, eco-absurdism is really just a feeling. What type of feeling? Well, one that can really be best articulated verbally in the question “okay humans, what is the fucking point?”. I am going to present some arguments, theories and thoughts around this feeling and the question, but as far grasping this conceptual term that I am presenting you with, you don’t need to worry – any more than the sense of worry/or impending doom you already have.

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