Pax

Pax wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by Tequila_Wolf in by Tequila_Wolf

There is probably big risk in them arming themselves, because it will give the state 'legitimate' an excuse to kill and imprison, but that would be the only way I can think of to be preventative about being murdered. Assassins would think twice before invading the occupation if people know that the occupiers have been training with weapons.

4

Pax OP wrote

Radical geographers have been preoccupied with Marxism for four decades, largely ignoring an earlier anarchist tradition that thrived a century before radical geography was claimed as Marxist in the 1970s. When anarchism is considered, it is misused as a synonym for violence or derided as a utopian project. Yet it is incorrect to assume anarchism as a project, which instead reflects Marxian thought. Anarchism is more appropriately considered a protean process that perpetually unfolds through the insurrectionary geographies of the everyday and the prefigurative politics of direct action, mutual aid, and voluntary association. Unlike Marxism’s stages of history and revolutionary imperative, which imply an end state, anarchism appreciates the dynamism of the social world. In staking a renewed anarchist claim for radical geography, I attend to the divisions between Marxism and anarchism as two alternative socialisms, wherein the former positions equality alongside an ongoing flirtation with authoritarianism, while the latter maximizes egalitarianism and individual liberty by considering them as mutually reinforcing. Radical geographers would do well to reengage anarchism as there is a vitality to this philosophy that is missing from Marxian analyses that continue to rehash ideas—such as vanguardism and a proletarian dictatorship—that are long past their expiration date.

4

Pax wrote

I didn't really understand what was interesting about this.

It seemed to reduce modern medicine to the medicines/technologies used to avoid death, which isn't the case. I am anti-tech but I found the angle for this specific piece a bit flimsy.

Were there any strong points? I found it hard to read all the way to the end.

5

Pax wrote

Reply to by !deleted34530

What's the surveillance like at the school?

4

Pax OP wrote

New piece by Shemon about coming to terms with the absence of an insurrectionary legacy in the 20th century Black Radical Tradition in the U.S., and what impact this had on Black proletarian revolts of the last half-century.

4

Pax wrote (edited )

The number of grapes we have to eat is too damn high

That two cups thing was just the measure they took for the experiment, they didn't have anything to say about, say, minimum significant amounts, and whether you could eat grapes for a couple days before knowing you'd be in the sun for it to help

5