Anarchist Library: **Anonymous - ‘The State Always has a Conspiracy... Have You?’**
"Author: AnonymousTitle: ‘The State Always has a Conspiracy... Have You?’Date: 2013Notes: PDFs of Return Fire and related publications can be read, downloaded and printed by searching actforfree.nostate.net for "Return Fire", or emailing returnfire…"
"Will these surrender their “rights” peaceably? Never! And they who answer that they will are ignoramuses and idiots and have read history to no purpose." Lucy E. Parsons: Rumblings of the Coming Storm -> https://enoughisenough14.org/2021/02/06/lucy-e-parsons-rumblings-of-the-coming-storm/ #anarchism #lucyparsons
“There are no demands to be made, no utopic visions to be upheld, no political programs to be followed — the path of resistance is one of pure negation. In short, 'that conditions in the social organization are so bad as to make destruction desirable for its own sake independent of any constructive program or possibility.'”
Up today on Listen Left is Blessed is the Flame. "An introduction to concentration camp resistance and anarcho-nihilism.
The anarcho-nihilist position is essentially that we are fucked. That the current manifestation of human society (civilization, leviathan, industrial society, global capitalism, whatever) is beyond salvation, and so our response to it should be one of unmitigated hostility...”
1/ When folks tell us they don't think they like history books, we recommend biographies! Good biography (especially autobiography) presents dates, events, and characters in a format that conveys ephemeral details often missing from more detached approaches. Best of all, personal histories can offer an impactful view of social, political, and artistic movements with the allure of a riveting novel. #BlackHistoryMonth
The New York Times released an article today which outlines some of the connections and circumstances which formed the post-election strategy of the Trump campaign, and led to the January 6th coup attempt.
This is a dense article, with a lot of information in it. I am not going to summarize it all here (please give the article a read), but will be talking about some of the takeaways and lessons we can extract from this information.
GRAPHIC WARNING - Rochester, N.Y., police officers suspended after allegedly using pepper spray on a child
They must be using a definition of the word that I wasn't previously familiar with...
We are super excited for today’s addition to the Listen Left audio library & in hard copy on the @fellowtravelerbooks (on IG) printing/publishing/distro. By request, Riot Medicine Hakan Geijer is an essential guide to insurrectionary medicine. It’s comprehensive & invaluable for all leftists with wide ranging information accessible to those at any skill level. *link in bio*
“...But it is an ever topical one, and so it will remain while there are, on one hand, a mass of people plagued by urgent needs and driven by aspirations — at times passionate but always vague and indeterminate — to a better life, and on the other individuals and parties who have a specific view of the future and of the means to attain it, but whose plans and hopes are doomed to remain utopias ever out of reach unless they can win over the masses."
If capitalism were really the most efficient way of meeting people's needs, we probably wouldn't be having so much trouble producing and distributing enough #COVID19 vaccines.
Of course, we also wouldn't be facing mass evictions—or widespread poverty—or climate catastrophe.
One of anarchism’s greatest strengths is its adaptability. Anarchist principles can be applied in almost infinite ways and each community can use those principles in ways that best fit their material reality. It allows groups and individuals to craft their own freedom instead of having a reality imposed on them by a vanguard and then be told that its freedom.
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