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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"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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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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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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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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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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