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black_fox wrote

anarchist public relations group Agency

lol
whatever i guess, go off

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ziq OP wrote

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lastfutures wrote

Abby Martin? Has she ever been anything close to an anarchist?

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celebratedrecluse wrote

it seems to have been pwned. link broken. lol

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ziq OP wrote (edited )

works for me

Mission

Agency promotes contemporary anarchist perspectives and practices through commentary, media relations, and educational campaigns. Our mission is to:

Engage the public and the mainstream media about anarchist ideas, practice, and action.

Ground our work on two basic ideas: first, that anarchism is the most liberating political theory and practice and the least harmful way of approaching the world, and second, that all of society would benefit from a greater public understanding of what anarchists believe and how anarchy works.

Facilitate the media and public in finding and accessing a multitude of anarchist perspectives, through both pro-active and re-active efforts as well as through acts of cultural intervention. We do this by combining our shared knowledge and experience in public relations and communications work with the writing, speaking, organizing, and awareness-raising skills of contributing writers and activists. By creating original, accessible materials written for a broad audience including anarchists and non-anarchists alike, and promoting anarchist perspectives on a wide range of current events, we amplify the reach of existing anarchist voices and projects.

Distribute a diversity of anarchist positions that adhere to an anti-state, anti-capitalist, and anti-oppression framework. We acknowledge that there are many different anarchist perspectives and visions, and this project’s aim is to make the public aware of a range of anarchist beliefs, in a spirit of solidarity and non-sectarianism.


Who We Are

Agency was created by a group of anarchists with experience in communications and public relations work for anarchist projects, activist movements, non-profits, and for our waged jobs. It is organized by a cross section of US-based anarchists. Our day to day work-load is managed by a coordinator.

If you are interested in working with Agency, please contact us here. About Us

Eric Laursen lives in Massachusetts is an anarchist organizer, writer, and scholar. He has been active in the movements against war and imperialism and for global economic justice and as an organizer of the New York City Anarchist Book Fair.

Hillary Lazar lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She has identified as an anarchist for more than 20 years and been involved in numerous anti-authoritarian, radical education, and social justice projects over the decades. Currently, she is involved in efforts to organize grad students at the university where she is in a PhD program in Sociology.

Kris Hermes is a Canadian-based activist, author, and media worker who for the past 20 years has engaged with movements to resist grand juries and political repression, provide mass demonstration legal support, and help to defend high-profile criminal cases.

Lilias Adie lives in Oregon and has been involved with direct action organizing, communications and outreach for environmental and wildlife conservation groups since the early 2000’s. She is passionate about political prisoner support, rewilding and mutual aid projects.

Ryan Only is from Washington, D.C. and has worked professionally in media and communications since 2002 and with many anarchist, radical, and cooperative projects since the 1990’s.

scott crow lives in Austin, Texas and is an anarchist speaker, author and organizer who has spent his varied life as a musician, coop business co-owner and political organizer, focusing on issues of prisons, cooperatives, animal liberation, environmental issues, autonomy and anarchism. Since 1986 he has worked in media and communications in various capacities including appearing as subject and commentator in international media. He is the author of the books Black Flags and Windmills and Emergency Hearts, Molotov Futures: A scott crow Reader and is a contributing writer to the books Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab, The Black Bloc Papers, Witness to Betrayal and What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race and the State of the Nation.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Seldom the heroes of big-budget films, anarchists appear to have run especially afoul of Disney in recent years. Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a forthcoming TV miniseries by the Disney-owned Marvel comics, is rumored to center on a conflict between Captain America’s friends and an anarchist group called the “Flag-Smashers.”

Oh my fucking...hahahaha

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d4rk wrote

How many times will Hollywood justify crimes against humanity under the banner of Feminism?

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bloodrose wrote

You have it ass-backwards. Cruella Deville was a feminist because she was the villain. In the last live-action movie, she had this very feminist take on marriage (anti-marriage). She had it precisely because she was the villain. Literally, the message given to women is that the rejection of the family unit and egoist self-determination is villainous. Obviously, anyone who would want those things is so evil, they'd also probably murder puppies.

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d4rk wrote (edited )

Even with the anti-marriage theme is also comes with another aspect that of sacrificing the family life for financial success, yes it is all fine and feminist until she hegemonizes an industry with her fur products that she has to kill kid animals for. It isn't the villain archetype nor is it the anti-marriage theme, its her business practices that makes her as bad or much worse than the men in her industry,

She's on my shit tier list with Susan B. Anthony, Kamala Harris & Margaret Thatcher.

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bloodrose wrote

I wasn't defending Cruella Deville. She is obviously a villainous character. I was saying feminism isn't to blame for the character. The character was given feminism because patriarchy villainizes feminism. Blaming feminism for the character is buying into patriarchy's assertion that feminism is inherently villainous.

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d4rk wrote

I'm not "blaming" feminism into a character either, I'm just saying we should becareful of who we give that epithet to. Saying "the first woman...." &c. is not a factual basis for one to assume that one's a feminist.

Think of Phyllis Schlafly, she is often portrayed in current popular media within the air of feminism of which she is not, she was vehemently against feminism yet we praise her for being this strong woman fighting against yadayada. She is not a feminist at all.

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bloodrose wrote (edited )

I'm not "blaming" feminism into a character either

This you, fam?

Phyllis Schlafly, she is often portrayed in current popular media within the air of feminism

Citation fucking needed. I haven't seen a single bit of media claiming her as anything but anti-feminist.

New York Fucking Times, agrees the last major media depiction of her was "‘Mrs. America’ Depicts a Different Kind of Feminist: The Anti- Kind"

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d4rk wrote

  1. Yes, just playing "evil women in positions of power" then labelling them feminist and portraying them as feminist girl power material[1]. It's just justifying the redpills.

  2. You just cited the citation.

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bloodrose wrote

  1. This is NOTHING to do with the original assertion.

  2. Did you watch the show? She is not portrayed as a feminist.

You might as well come out and just admit you hate women. You're literally sliding into some weird ass territory to label feminism as evil.

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ziq OP wrote

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d4rk wrote (edited )

I'm simply saying that there are women that coopt the brand of feminism for personal gain as well as to whitewash history. To do so in any context would tarnish the esteem of feminism. Cruella is part of this trend.

Unless they wholesale change the perspective ala Maleficent or changed Cruella's line of work there is no way to just slap the label of feminism on her, punch the ceiling and calling it a day.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Well, not humanity in this case, but I see the you

“From the trailer, it appears Cruella de Vil is challenging the notion of what it means to be a woman in the world by sowing chaos and wielding personal power,” Only said. “But it’s unlikely the character actually views herself as an anarchist. Instead, she appears to be just one more example where the status quo attempts to dismiss any threat to itself as chaos, and then define chaos as anarchy.”

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