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Bakunin, Mikhail

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Luxemburg, Rosa

Malatesta, Errico

Neal, Dave

Perlman, Fredy

Zerzan, John

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Direct Action: 14 ways to improve your job

The following is from the "infra-reds" mail list at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada:

While doing my research on forestry unions I came across the following in a PPWC newsletter from 1989.

1. Workers run the world. Everything would stop without our labour. Withdrawing our labour is our weapon, and the right to run things is our demand.

2. At the same time, most work is a bore. As it is organized in our society, most labour kills the spirit and body of the worker, not to mention the mind. But to simply call for a four-hour day at eight hours pay is not enough. Who will benefit from the automation that could realize such a demand? Who should control technology's introduction and integration into the economy? Potentially, we can.

Sun
11
Oct

Poststructuralist Anarchism: an Interview with Todd May

by Rebecca Dewitt

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory - Vol. 4, No. 2 - Fall 2000

As a political philosophy, anarchism is concerned with the transformation of society; however, anarchism is often neglected by major political and philosophical trends. In an attempt to situate anarchism within contemporary philosophical thought as well as think critically about anarchism, Todd May has created what he calls postructuralist anarchism. By grafting French postructuralist thought onto anarchism, May offers a new political philosophy with which to analyze our world. I conducted an interview with Todd May via email in October 2000. Rebecca DeWitt

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Postructuralist Anarchism is the combination of anarchism and poststructuralist philosophy (the work of Foucault, Lyotard and Deleuze). What is essential to both these political philosophies that makes it possible to combine them?

Sun
11
Oct

The Inefficient Utopia, or How Consensus Will Change the World

by the Curious George Brigade

Sun
11
Oct

Crowd Dynamics and the Mass Psychology of Possibility

"It was not a column but a mob, an awful river that filled the street – the people of the abyss, mad with drink and wrongs, up at last and roaring for the blood of their masters. I had seen the people of the abyss before, gone through their ghettos, and thought I knew them; but I found that I was now looking at them for the first time.

Sun
11
Oct

There is a difference between Life and Survival

CrimethInc.

Whatever medical science may profess, there is a difference between Life and survival. There is more to being alive than just having a heartbeat and brain activity. Being alive, really alive, is something much subtler and more magnificent. Their instruments measure blood pressure and temperature, but overlook joy, passion, love, all the things that make life really matter. To make our lives matter again, to really get the most out of them, we will have to redefine life itself. We have to dispense with their merely clinical definitions, in favor of ones which have more to do with what we actually feel.

Sun
11
Oct

There is a Secret World Concealed Within this One.

CrimethInc.

The lives we lead, and the lives we wish we led.

This world, the so-called “real world,” is just a front. Pull back the curtain and you’ll see the libraries are all filled with runaways writing novels, the highways are humming with escapees and sympathizers, all the receptionists and sensible mothers are straining at the leash for a chance to show how alive they still are. . . and all that talk of practicality and responsibility is just threats and bluffing to keep us from reaching out our hands to find that heaven lies in reach before us.

Sun
11
Oct

Indulge, Undermine

CrimethInc.

Have you noticed—exhortations to indulge yourself are always followed by suggestions? Adherents of doctrines seek footholds to claim territory within you, salesmen grasp for handles to jerk you around . . . from new-age prophets to advertisers, from pornographers to radicals, everyone exhorts you to “pursue your desires,” but the question remains: which ones? The “real” ones? Who decides which those are?

Sun
11
Oct

Forward!

by NietzsChe Guevara

CrimethInc.

Sun
11
Oct

Anarchist entry for a theological dictionary

Colin Ward

Colin Ward had a rather unusual request, which was to write the entry on anarchism for the 'Dictionary of Theology and Society' edited by Dr Paul A. B. Clarke and Professor Andrew Linzey, to be published in January 1995 by Routledge. Bearing in mind the particular needs of the kind of reader who might refer to such a work, this is what he wrote.

Sun
11
Oct

What is Postanarchism "Post"?

by Jesse Cohn

Postmodern Culture
Purdue University North Central
jcohn@purduenc.edu

Review of:

Saul Newman, From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism and the Dislocation of Power. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2001.

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