This issue begins with a critical look at what is billed by the Left as the Bolivarian Revolution. Michael Staudenmaier and Anne Carlson describe their month long visit through Venezuela and relates anarchist perspectives on Chavismo. Barry Pateman's feature article pays tribute to the 1936 Spanish Revolution whose 70th anniversary we celebrate this issue. This issue also includes a write up about the 2006 Caracas World Social Forum (WSF) and a challenge to anarcho-primitivists
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The pernicious mixture of hatred and dependency at the basis of the work relationship atrophies the individual, reducing life to a question of accountancy. Free time, a mere negative quantity ranging from a few hours between days at work, to months or even years between jobs, can be survived by performing a number of rituals.
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This is not a simple call to action. The cemeteries are full of such calls. We are talking about a project that has been studied in the laboratories of capital and is now being applied to perfection.
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The following essay (originally posted on delinquentdialectics.com and reposted to anarchistnews.org) is an example of making a serious criticism, it also raises three topics that are in need of more discussion amongst anarchists: a) the role of academics, b) soft policing, what it means and what it looks like, and c) letting friends slide, despite evidence of serious complicity with the state.
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Applied Metaphysics A contemporary critique of the U.S., from slavery to Occupy.
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Now available! A post-left friendly, green friendly, insurrecto friendly, conflict friendly introduction to anarchy!
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Selected articles from Canenero, an anarchist Italian periodical of 1994-1997
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Theorizing CrimethInc. successes and failures
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Continuing the reprint of most of the Elephant Editions titles for a U.S. audience, some collected pieces by Bonanno.
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A loosely factual, inspiring read on events and non events and the stream of willfulness that underlies it all.
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A collection of historical and modern egoist essays.
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A dream that ends in shouting
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I always said that having comrades in prison should never push one to fear, entirely the opposite it should be the reason for the wick in the bottle of gasoline, for the fuse in the explosive of incendiary charge, for the smile in the insurgent hearts after each day of attack...
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Tiqqun and The Invisible Committee, while clearly informed by academic discourses (such as traditional metaphysics, theories of sovereignty, the study of biopolitics and disciplinary practices, etc), are staunchly defiant of the academys monopoly over political thought.
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Biographical prison writings by an inspirationally rebellious Xose Tarrio Gonzalez.
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Tactical dynamics are amoral, arational, particular dynamics of conflict, and effectiveness is the accomplishment of objectives within this dynamic of profound uncertainty and resistance.
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Slimmed down, new introduction, half the price of the original, prisoner friendly.
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A serious application of Bataille to anarchist thought. Or vice versa.
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This is a book with a stake in games—aesthetic, masque play, seductive.
We are wildly excited to be able to offer this book again (it's been out of print for far too long)!
bolo'bolo was originally printed in Germany in 1983, half as a joke. Fittingly for some of us, it is still the best anarchist utopian vision we have ever read, since it gives full reign to both people's individual autonomy and to our need to be part of a group.
If you find the word "imagination" or "creativity" coming up in your conversations (or, conversely, if you find yourself thinking a lot about being bored or stifled), if you like science fiction, if you don't think Parecon would work because of something other than the economics of it, this is a book to check out.
This 30th anniversary edition is a joint publication with Ardent and Autonomedia.
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The long out-of-print autobiography of Enrico Arrigoni, life-long Italian individualist.
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This edition of Raoul Vaneigems Treatise on Etiquette for the Young Generations aka "The Revolution of Everyday Life", makes this important title accessible to a new "Young Generation", as well as offering a new introduction from Jason McQuinn of this important text.
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Ardent Press is pleased to announce the release of its reprint of the classic Creating Anarchy.
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In this small and rich text, one of the authors of Nihilist Communism introduces an anti-political perspective in the form of letters, essays, and dialogs.
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The collected writings of Wolfi Landstreicher's Willful Disobedience. Originally published as a zine from 1996 to 2006, Willful Disobedience was a continuously evolving provocation directed towards anarchists and fellow vagabonds to dig deeper into critical thought and joyous rebellion.
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