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The call of anarchism: An identity made in practice

I believe that if those who feel called upon to act as guardians of the anarchist movement once realized how little it is in need of their guardianship, what a trifle each individual contribution is, even theirs, they would be … Continue reading

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Lessons from argentina: The FORA and Emilio López Arango

  Emancipation isn’t a problem of mechanics nor an issue that can be resolved through technical means. A worker may be able to run a factory or put in motion all the machinery of an industry, but there isn’t in … Continue reading

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The swelling of leeches

Over the course of the lifetime of Green Anarchy, the collective behind it elaborated a intense criticism of “civilisation”, and it is above all the passion that they brought to this task that we wish to celebrate in sharing the … Continue reading

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Between means and ends, between reflection and vision

(Charles Burchfield, The Builders (House Wreckers in June), 1931)   If the idea of “Revolution” is to retain any meaning, it needs to be situational in orientation, rooted in the personal desires for liberation, and also be relating to the … Continue reading

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The anarchy of beauty: Annie Le Brun

  There is no very evident use in beauty; the necessity of it for cultural purposes is not apparent, and yet civilization could not do without it. The science of aesthetics investigates the conditions in which things are regarded as beautiful; it … Continue reading

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Love and revolution: A film by Yannis Youlountas

We share below Yannis Youlountas most recent documentary film-testimony of struggles for autonomy in greece.  In letting those who are directly engaged in these struggles speak for themselves, his work offers a glimpse of what served as a title for … Continue reading

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Viva Bresci!

Remembering Gaetano Bresci, with the Crimethinc. collective …

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Notes from underground: Dostoyevsky’s anarchism

“What is hell?”  And I am reasoning thus: “The suffering that comes from the consciousness that one is no longer able to love.” Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov   “It is life, life that matters, life alone – the continuous and … Continue reading

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An anarchist critique of horizontalism: Mark Bray

The concept and practice of “horizontalism” has significantly marked recent social movements.  And for some, this has suggested affinities with older anarchist politics and served to justify the participation of anarchists in them.  Yet whatever affinities there are – and … Continue reading

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Anarchism is movement: Tomás Ibáñez (5)

(Bordeaux, May 68, Archives Sud ouest) The fifth chapter of Tomás Ibáñez’s Anarchism is movement brings the principal argument of the essay to a close.  Ibáñez is here concerned to demonstrate the bases upon which the contemporary anarchist resurgence and renewal … Continue reading

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