One of the most relevant essays from Nihilist Communism, a scathing (in an understated, British sort of way) critique of the left, knee-jerk activism, and the role of skepticism.
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Excerpted from species being, this is one of the core arguments of the author's preceding book Nihilist Communism, taking on the question of why activists do not reach the people they claim to be caring about, speaking and acting for, and representing.
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The original is here.
This version is modified by one of the original authors to formalize the text, with a few added paragraphs here and there. The vision is the same – the idea that abuse and violence are best taken on by groups of people, that social groups need to determine for themselves what they consider problematic behavior, that these occurrences are more complicated usually than they're given credit for being, and that there are lots of roles for people to fill, at various levels of intimacy and responsibility.
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A new pamphlet in some kind of dialog with Call from a USian perspective.
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There are no political prisoners, only prisoners of war.
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An Apologia for the Black Bloc from the Community of those who do not have a Community.
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Jose Peirats, a long-standing member of the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT); editor of its newspaper, Solidaridad Obrera ("Workers Solidarity"); and member of the federated anarchist affinity groups, the Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI), here traces the story of the half million refugees who left Spain when Franco came to power in 1939.
This text serves as appendix to his carefully documented Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution, and covers clandestine activity and political organization of some of the Spanish anarchist militants.
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"One could legitimately ask me why I am printing a pamphlet consisting of texts from a debate nearly eighty years old. The reason is simple."
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A Tension in Practice... Autonomous self-organization would have to be the basis both of a truly free existence and of the struggle to achieve that existence. It is the very opposite of politics, and in practice either rejects it or is destroyed by it.
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En espanol y ingles, reflexiones en torno al II Congreso Estatal de la APPO (reflections on the second statewide APPO conference).
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A chronology and two essays (one by ex-political prisoner Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, the other by Staughton Lynd) about resistance, especially by prisoners of color, from inside of prisons.
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A scathing critique of Debord and his concept of the Spectacle, by a notorious author of roughly contemporaneous times. A worthwhile splash in the face for those who take the Sits a bit too seriously.
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conversations on polyamory and anarchy
Relationships have been clear anarchist territory since Emma Goldman and Voltairine DeCleyre explicitly rejected monogamy and marriage. But while polyamory may be a popular alternative, it is - by definition - not simple, especially when we recognize the ways that it's coherent with exactly what is expected of us (for example, stereotypical male sexual behavior).
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Essays by Penelope and Franklin Rosemont, two of the most renowned surrealist anarchist artists in the US, on two remarkable characters, Mary MacLane and Arthur Cravan.
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Writings of a Spanish anarchist, incarcerated for Robin Hood behavior, friend of Xose Tarrio Gonzales (whose story is in the upcoming Huye Hombre Huye), both of them unrepentent and unremitting rebels.
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The Politics of the Personal and the Radical Aesthetics of Self
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Freedom, My Dream is the one book put out by Ardent that anyone can love. It's fun, funny, historical, egoist, adventurous and humble.
This is an excerpt of it, to whet your appetite.
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Bob Black takes on another Leftist sacred cow: democracy. As he astutely points out, everyone interested in attaining/seizing and maintaining power is a democrat -- at least by their own reckoning. Researching the relevant literature of philosophy and political science, Black finds plenty of objections to institutionalized mob rule and the chaos which naturally follows, but he finds almost nothing written in its defense, merely its glorification.
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Two critiques of Tiqqun's controversial (and font-heavy) Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl.
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Previously found exclusively in Anarchy: a journal of desire armed, here is your chance to get DM's work on its own.
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A series of essays that seem, unfortunately, to only get more relevant as time goes on. Writings on the political, manipulative use of words like terrorism, the criminalization of all kinds of resistance, and the relationship of times of peace (preparation) to times of war (realization).
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...An Experience of the Ineffable, Untold Delight is a collection of some less common essays by John Moore, as well as his best-known piece, “A Primitivist Primer.”
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The Rise & Limitations of Occupy Oakland
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Actions and Communiques
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Staying Free by Shutting the Fuck Up! Harold Thompson's words to the wise...
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An in-depth look at the relationship between Debord -- one of most significant influences on second wave anarchy -- and anarchist thought.
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There is not a lot written by Renzo Novatore, but there is enough to make us love him. Poetic, unflinching, a firebrand who lived briefly and by his principles. These are pieces he wrote after WWI.
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A primer on the situationists, a group of marxist artists and theoreticians who said a lot of interesting things about nuanced understandings of power, analysis, and who the enemy actually is, long before Tiqqun was a glimmer in anyone's eye.
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Excerpted from The Revolution of Everyday Life/Treatise on Etiquette for the Younger Generations - some thoughts by Raoul Vaneigem (one of the two best known of the Situationists), from the book that taught CrimethInc everything they know.
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Ripped bloody from the pages of anarchistnews.org, this is an account of how capitalism effects us personally.
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Second Wave Anarchy is a collection of essays exploring an Anarchy only possible in the past 40 years. It includes a review of Todd May by John Moore. An essay from Saul Newman from I am Not a Man, I am Dynamite!, and one from Aragorn! on Indigenous Anarchism.
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Excerpts from Novatore the book, the newly translated collection of all of Novatore's writings.
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When you can't stand to have the conversation one more time, just hand them this pamphlet. Two basic articles from Green Anarchy magazine, to explain the basics.
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This pamphlet is the text to a presentation Bonanno gave as La Tensione anarchica, translated by Jean Weir.
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Written by NY queers in the 90s, and updated for this more recent reprint, this polemic exhorts queers to recognize the reasons to be angry and to...
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This edition of this irregularly released zine continues its tradition of exuberance (charming despite its propensity to some theoretical inconsistencies), report backs on state surveillance, the lesser known stories behind headline-grabbers (like the wikileaks situation), cyberattacks (frequently starring the inimitable Anonymous), excerpts from interviews with some of the folks in Anonymous, and so on.
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An anarchist introduction to firearms
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Reprint of the Venomous Butterfly pamphlet, with classics by Landstreicher, a long-term anarchist writer and translator (primarily of Italian insurrectionary texts).
Includes the title piece, plus "A Projectual Life", "Free Love", "Passionate Friendship", "Hatred, Realism, Security Culture and Expansive Living", and many more.
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Cryptology for the Militant Activist San Francisco Community TV ColoProject Crabgrass:Social Networking for the Rest of Us! Full Disk Encryption Attacks Hacking Freight Trains part 2 All Your FaceBook are Belong to Us! If these titles pique your fancy, then you should check out this sporadically produced, but always zingy little zine, combining (at its best) information on how to access useful information on the products and people that increasingly dominate our lives.
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The Fall 2009 issue of this hacker's delight sports information on theory and application.
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Fredy tells how encounters with the racism in Central Europe, Bolivia and the U.S. heightened his perception and prepared him to denouce American "cheerleaders for Israel." He is astounded that potential victims of Nazi extermination can accept, even support, Israeli massacres of Palestinian refugees.
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This scathing analysis of student duplicity was prepared and published by the Situationist International and the students at the University of Strasbourg (using student union funds). While claiming to be revolutionaries, students prepare themselves for a professional career "just in case."
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In 1981 and '82, various bombings, including Litton Industries factory (makers of a Cruise missile component), a hydro sub-station, and three pornographic video stores in Canada, were claimed by the groups Direct Action and the Wimmins Fire Brigade. In early 1983 five members of the Vancouver anarchist scene were arrested for these attacks. Ann Hansen, Doug Stewart, Julie Belmas, Gerry Hannah and Brent Taylor quickly became known as the Vancouver Five. This pamphlet offers poems, essays, and drawings by these five anarchists.
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Ever had the day dream of what could happen if a bunch of computer-savvy rebels got together and got serious?
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Collection of essays and chronology of insurrectionary events in Algeria in the early 2000s.
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A collection of writing attempting to systematically posit a conception of race which is inherently de-essentialist; a non-European anarchism which is self-determinedly disparate and plural; and finally, a critique of the anti-war movement (organizational and rhetorical/semantic critiques) from one non-European anarchist perspective of (ideally) many.
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What sustains capitalism? Our acceptance of everyday activities. The text offers a clear introduction to basic Marxist concepts like commodity fetishism and surplus value; it also traces the transformation of human activity into capital. Accessible essays on the ways that we participate in and perpetuate our own alienation.
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In this set of essays Alejandro De Acosta provokes one to consider all life, from its most minute dust swirls to the grand chaos of planets, a game for which we are invited to be open to as endless play.
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Translation and reprints of writings from the 1970s and '80s.
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Dark Mountain is a not-anarchist English (mostly literature) project that is remarkably in synch with current green anarchist thinking on the environment and the options of humans (see Black Seed and Desert).
This is their manifesto.
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Bonanno's thoughts on, and experiences in, prisons.
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