I am interested to hear what these libraries are like if you can talk about it.
They are for them and their guests, so that they have some things to read. I try to first set up a printer, so that the participants can print their own things from a dedicated terminal. Books sometimes rotate through our networks.
There is none, and I don't want to create one.
At least, not in the sense of a group of insular people who primarily have just an identity in common.
What I do want to create from scratch is networks of die-hard friends and solid folks who are experienced in living dangerously with each other, while also making as much room as possible for others to join or be influenced by us, while also building material infrastructure for need and desire-fulfillment maximally outside of authoritarian or commodity relations: a mutual aid society.
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There is a scene here, but I haven't found it. My schedule is packed by work, family, and a nascent alcohol dependency, though, so i probably don't devote as much time to looking and networking as i should.
I did reach out to a group of communists, and so far they seem pleasant. It is nice to talk to people without having to restrain my more "radical" opinions.
I do long for an anarchist group, and I haven't moved from my part of the country due to wanting to see my children as much as i can.
A few options are available to me:
*Keep looking for other anarchists
*Build my own scene
*Stage a coup within the communist group and fully radicalize it
Each one has its pros and cons. Play it by ear i suppose.
They kinda lay low here. Following the recent crackdowns, strict security measures become a commonplace. I suppose a lot of them are volunteering in local homeless shelters, but they will not discuss politics with anyone they don't know really-really well, and I, of course, don't bother those I suspect with such questions.
i can't stand the thought of objectifying a scene. i did used to imagine a life full of friendship , making art, studying, mountaineering. these days i'm happy just to wake up and do it again , meeting one person at a time, learning not to expect any degree of respect from anyone. I believe Raddle to be my local anarchist scene and i even imagine some of the people on here may like me as i do them and we could make moves.
I help with a food not bombs group sometimes. They're the only option besides the starvation army in town if you need food assistance.
i've been building libraries in people's homes recently. I'm preparing to bring one to the vicinity of a local houseless encampment. Trying to figure out considerations around vandalism and inclement weather.