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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Against The Logic Of The Guillotine is a big favourite for me.

I liked it in general, I think it's a great example of how anarchist history can be useful to us today without being some boring dead white guy stuff, and I like how it directly responds to and critiques a very common mindset among authoritarian anticapitalists.

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debored wrote

I really enjoyed this one too. From Embers did a podcast with one of the authors too, in relation to anarchists in Canada bringing a guillotine to a protest.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Yeah! I linked to the podcast on one of the comments if anybody wants to follow the original link.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

I only recently heard of Total Liberation, so I can't call it a favourite since I haven't read it, but it seems to be a significant publication his year.

I hope to read it over the next couple weeks. So far it's a bit green in ways that don't look good on anarchists, but I'm curious to see what it's got.

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insurrectobot wrote

I found it a little disappointing - didn't really talk much about Indigenous struggles, but I put this down to it being written by a UK collective.

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Splinglebot wrote

So far it's a bit green in ways that don't look good on anarchists

I'm curious as to what you mean by this?

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Green-focused and post-left anarchist texts, which Total Liberation looks like at a glance, tend to be a bit racist, basically. So when I start reading what appears to be an ecologically-minded text that starts with animal liberation it feel likely it's going to go that way. Haven't finished reading it though, so of course it might redeem itself.

Many of the more prominent green and post-lefty texts have these problems, including Desert (some conversation here), and basically all of the anarcho-"primitivist" stuff.

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debored wrote

The Fight For Turtle Island by Aragorn!

Some interesting critiques of anarchism from indigenous perspectives, but overall not the most useful text, especially if you follow Aragorn!'s other projects. I believe someone interviewed Aragorn about it on an episode of The Brilliant.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

The Brilliant, Episode 93 - The Fight For Turtle Island

Aragorn!'s episode synopsis:

I put together a book. It is not a book about me. It is about a dozen other people who are, in some way, the audience and content of the book. It was a real challenge putting it together as the interview subjects did not conform to the framing I eventually put on the book. Most of the conversations were about people, biographies, and local challenges. The book is about an epic fight for Turtle Island that is invisible to most people. It is about memory, family, and the future of a livable planet.

It is also about anarchism. The original thesis of this book went something like this: The difference between indigenous and anarchist perspectives only requires some sort of keystone or translation guide; the two perspectives have so much in common that the only work is mapping the geography. But as the saying goes the map is not the territory. Clearly many, if not most, anarchists are happily married to Enlightenment thought and believe that the problem is not the production of widgets but how the widgets are produced. Similarly many indigenous people are not exactly on board with the kind of total social and material transformation alluded to by an anti-civilization, green anarchist perspective. To put this another way, I was wrong in my initial thesis and in face of that wrongness I am questioning both my anarchism and my relationship to indigeneity.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Anybody got a PDF for this yet? I was too cash-strapped the last opportunity I had to get hold of this book, and unsure whether it was any good.

I have read a lot of aragorn!'s stuff though so I wonder if it'll be worthwhile.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote (edited )

Backwoods 2, is another text I haven't fully read, but deals with a lot of topics I'm interested in. Anti-civ stuff, pretty cutting edge for that field, with an egoist backdrop.

It's only available in print, so unfortunately no links for us.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

The Anarchy Of Coloured Girls Assembled In A Riotous Manner I think came out last year but has been reprinted in pretty form and is being given away free across parts of the US.

It's an anarchic, nihilistic, anti-work text rooted in a story about the ways that people already live.

This speculative history of the wayward is an effort to narrate the open rebellion and beautiful experiment produced by young black women in the emergent ghetto, a form of racial enclosure that succeeded the plantation. The narrative utilizes the reports and case files of the reformatory, private investigators, psychologists, and social workers to challenge the primary tenets of these accounts, the most basic of these assumptions being that the lives represented required intervention and rehabilitation and that the question Who are you? is indistinguishable from one’s status as a social problem. The method is critical fabulation. State violence, surveillance, and detention produce the archival traces and institutional records that inform the reconstruction of these lives; but desire and the want of something better decide the contours of the telling. The narrative emulates the errant path of the wayward and strives to convey the aspiration and longing of riotous colored girls.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments (epub, pdf can be found on aaaaarg), is Saidiya Hartman's latest book in critical fabulation. She's awesome, black feminist anarchic and uncompromising.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote (edited )

This podcast talking about the work of The Invisible Committee was super useful to me.

I thought it was very lucid and helpful and gave good general context for approaching the Invisible Committee as a whole. Would absolutely recommend to people interested in their stuff.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

A ten point countdown as to why we oppose human conquest in space.

Anything in particular you found interesting or cool in the text?

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alex wrote

this quote

They will choose who gets to leave this place. They will make us pay for their escape with our sweat, our toil, our taxes, and our labor. They will use up our air, our water, and our resources. They will make sure that this planet is completely used up. And then they will leave: a select few, the carefullyvetted wealthy, and their property. Off to start a new chapter, a new myth for mankind, without the pesky masses and our squalor.

And you know who they are. Of course you do. They own all the banks and all the land and all the cities.

i liked parts 8 and 1 talking about how space exploration is racist and colonialist, but this seems obvious to any anarchist and is touched on throughout the zine.

it was cool they touched on veganism as this wasn't something i considered, contamination as well. and that they went over history of space exploration in a non-superficial way, as it wasn't really something i knew much about.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Best synopsis for Fall of AI (German/English) (PDF) that I could find:

On May 15th and 16th the annual fair “RISE OF AI” will be held in Berlin. It is the largest fair for “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” in Europe. In addition to companies that research and develop “AI”, there will also be political representatives who want to make Germany the leading development location for “AI”. Politicians have declared the “Year of AI” and Berlin plays an important role in this field worldwide.

This is another reason to address this technological attack against self-determination, in opposition to the ideas and structures of leading companies, institutions and their sacred masses. A focal point for all those who want to disrupt domination, control and heteronomy. To the “RISE OF AI” and beyond.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Synopsis of Bite The Hand That Feeds You (PDF)

The latest text brought out on our edition; ‘Bite the Hand that Feeds You’ is an illegalist and insurrectional assessment of prostitution written by people within the trade. Railing against, work, clients, civilization and society; the text is a brutal and effective punch in the face to liberal and stateist narratives around work and particularly work in the sex industry. Featuring practical tips on how to take revenge, and pictures of armed individuals ready to do so this text brings the fire!!!! Accredited to Caina Rizieri Ferrari of the Cagna Sciolta Gang 2k19.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote (edited )

Excited to look into all of these, thank you!

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Synopsis for Collected Writings of the Prostitutes War Group (PWG) (PDF)

The Collected Writings of the Prostitutes War Group is a series of text collected from a loose Ilegalist network of Prostitutes who wrote a series of texts and participated in a number of extortion’s, robberies, and clandestine activities which were published in the year of 2017. The text includes the so called ‘Pro-festo’ of the group, one communique and two field action reports. The texts are presented in chronological order (rather than grouped by theme) and all the texts in this zine were taken directly from the PWG website https://prostituteswargroup.wordpress.com.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Synopsis of Toward a Decolonial Feminism (PDF)

‘Toward a Decolonial Feminism’ by Maria Lugones is critical look at the identity categories and enforced process of “sexing” and/or “gendering” inherit to the process of colonization. Presenting a critique of existing feminist engagements which fail to acknowledge the ‘colonial difference’ and presenting a perspective towards undoing the processes of colonization that have brought us to this point, the text offers a thorough critique of the intersections between race, gender/sex, and experience of the colonized.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

There hasn't been very much super cool queer stuff to come out lately that I know of. Anybody know of anything?

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insurrectobot wrote

The International Revolutionary Solidarity Movement A study of the origins and development of the revolutionary anarchist movement in Europe 1945–73 with particular reference to the First of May Group

https://archive.elephanteditions.net/library/irsm

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

This looks pretty interesting, but it doesn't seem to have come out in the last year, it's been around since the 70s! :)

What's interesting about this text for you specifically, by the way?

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insurrectobot wrote

this is the first time it has been made available online for free as far as I know. important book about the armed struggle against the fascist Franco regime that continued after the Spanish Civil War, and the militant international anarchist First of May Group that fought in solidarity with this struggle. an incredibly important part of anarchist history that always seems to get overlooked. but yes, I should have posted this elsewhere, sorry :-)

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insurrectobot wrote

‘TRAINSTOPPING’ – Brochure & Handbook

Blockade & sabotage of rail traffic

in the context of the anti-nuclear movement

The blocking and sabotaging of tracks and railway infrastructure, symbol of the anti-nuclear movement, now available as collected works in the form of a brochure in German, English and French.

Actually, it was “only” supposed to be the brochure accompanying the TRAINSTOPPING exhibition in Bure, France. It has now become more of a handbook.

English version: https://anarchistsworldwide.noblogs.org/files/2019/10/brosch%C3%BCre-EN_web.pdf

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote (edited )

Nice. I love anything to do with sabotage.

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