Tag Archives: Anarchism

Anarchism is not pretty, nor is black friday

Think on this, doesn’t mean you have to jump into this, but it should be on people’s minds. But when the Gente Buena at say, MallWart which is a completely fake business I’m making up for the sake of ‘what … Continue reading

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Cheney and other Perverted Torture Freak Spawn of Satan, the sequel

This started as a comment on a comment by some fellow named William, on something I wrote years ago just prior to being thrown into the torture dungeons of the empire. and as I discovered one from my friend Tony … Continue reading

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Occupiers can learn from Anarchists

Here’s one of the more popular pamphlets distributed at Occupy Colorado Springs, courtesy of the DABC. DEAR OCCUPIERS: A LETTER FROM ANARCHISTS   Support and solidarity! We’re inspired by the occupations on Wall Street and elsewhere around the country. Finally, … Continue reading

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The Great American Hero

America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses. –Woodrow Wilson Our understanding of history shapes our perception of the present, … Continue reading

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Egypt revolution is victory 4 Democracy but credit for Tahrir goes to Anarchism

For a few interminable minutes there, okay– days –and bloody, millions of Egyptians had taken to the streets rejecting the legitimacy of Egypt’s authoritarian regime. The despotic Mubarak refused to budge and experts deemed the outcome a “stalemate.” Really? A … Continue reading

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How to defeat Kettling

The British anarchists showed the way. Kettling, by the way, is the full scope of the ‘free speech zone” bullshit the pigs like to publicize. “Free” speech but only in an area enclosed by a wall of police armor, clubs, … Continue reading

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Emma Goldman on Direct Action

Yes it was Emma Goldman who said “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” It was no mere quip. The turn of the last century activist was a fierce advocate of every social reform and was ultimately exiled to … Continue reading

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When they say, what they mean

When they say “Your problem is that you can’t accept orders” What they mean “My problem is that I can’t accept you not obeying MY orders” More thorough translation, the person is a Drama Queen who believes he has such … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the bomb, in the box

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOMB is a clever antiwar appropriation of Taco Bell’s inventive twist, but since when does imitation break from a box? And does “the bomb” mean what it used to? By the look of their logo, the TOTB … Continue reading

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For every action there is an equal and opposite media distraction

Instead of reading reports about how noted academic Gabriel Kuhn was prevented from joining his US book tour because he found himself on the NO FLY LIST for being a scholar of anarchism, you are hearing about 2-FAT-2-FLY cult director … Continue reading

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Black Bloc-headed Anarchism and the police team up to murder British man

The Black Bloc Anarchists have to be some of the most block-headed people around. It is simply impossible to differentiate between many of them and the police themselves, as both contrive to push innocent people into being victimized by police … Continue reading

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seeking refuge in Abbey’s country

Edward Abbey presaged America’s current path to tyranny forty years ago and predicted that the end of American democracy would be coincident with the destruction of the wilderness. What’s the connection between democracy and wilderness? Personal liberty is a fleeting … Continue reading

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Portrait of an anarchist

Anarchy: a theory that regards the absence of all direct or coercive government as a political ideal and that proposes the cooperative and voluntary association of individuals and groups as the principal mode of organized society. From the moment I … Continue reading

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Henry David Thoreau’s writings about the military

Most folk only know about Walden Pond and Henry David Thoreau’s reflections about the tranquility there. They think of him only as some sort of nature writer. However Thoreau was also an American anarchist whose other writings about society are … Continue reading

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Unconventional Denver DNC schedule

From Disruption’08: Denver is currently overflowing with plans from an extremely diverse array of groups for different types of demonstrations, music festivals, street parties and actions that will occur during the entire week of the convention. The many events are … Continue reading

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Kids make an offer Denver must refuse

Recreate 68’s anarchist faction, the younger protest participants represented by Unconventional Denver, got their unviolent say in a RMN article today: Anarchists promise to sit out DNC. They offered to halt their DNC disruption efforts if the City of Denver … Continue reading

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Lucy Parsons and the call for class war

The death of Utah Phillips reminded me of a favorite story he would tell about the Haymarket widow Lucy Parsons. Shoot or Stab Them was advice that got the anarchist agitator arrested whenever she tried to speak in public. Lucy’s … Continue reading

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Anarchism as applied to washing dishes

WASH YOUR OWN DISHES via CrimethInc CAPITALISM You wash the dishes, the ones who own them profit.   ANARCHISM We all share in the dishwashing. DEMOCRACY Even as a dishwasher, you deserve a say in which politician is best suited … Continue reading

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National Day of Prayer versus May Day

A billion years to raise the tree frog   A hundred million years of lovers curling against each other in sleep   Half a million years of campfire sparks ascending to the stars   Twenty-one centuries since Spartacus and his … Continue reading

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