anarchism

Wed
31
Aug

Anarchists and the Rise of the Welfare State

By Andrew Cornell
University of California Press
via Truthout.org

This article is excerpted from Unruly Equality: US Anarchism in the 20th Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016).

During the presidential campaign of 1931, the patrician Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt instilled hope in a deeply shaken electorate by claiming "the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid" deserved a "new deal." During his famous first hundred days in office, Roosevelt proposed a flurry of new programs and policy changes aimed at reversing the downward spiral of the domestic economy, then already in its third year.

Wed
31
Aug

100 in Anarchist Years

by Paul Messersmith-Glavin
CounterPunch
August 30, 2016
 

The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) has received applications for writing grants throughout various waves of organizing over the last two decades. From Zapatista solidarity organizers in the nineties, to anti-capitalist globalization activists in the early ‘00s, Occupy folks over the last several years, and most recently from those working under the banner of Black Lives Matter. In 1996, the IAS was established to do just that.  The IAS has offered material support in the form of funds that allow people to take time off work or hire childcare, so they can devote time to reflection and writing.

Wed
17
Aug

8th Annual North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference — Call for Papers

By AK Press
August 17, 2016

Call for Papers – North American Anarchist Studies Network (NAASN)

The North American Anarchist Studies Network is currently seeking presentations for our eighth  annual conference to be held April 280, 29, and 30 (2017) at the Biblioteca Social Reconstruir (BSR), in Mexico City, México.

We would appreciate submissions from independent researchers, community activists, street philosophers, students, radical academics, and artists. We invite those engaged in research work within existing institutions, such as colleges and universities, but also those engaged in the production of knowledge beyond establishment walls to share their ongoing work. From the streets to the library, we encourage all those interested in the study or practice of anarchism to submit a proposal.

Tue
09
Aug

Anarcha-Feminisms

by Michelle Renee Matisons
Anarchist Studies

Mon
08
Aug

Policing as Counterinsurgency: An Interview with Tom Nomad

From subMedia

subMedia: Hey Tom, how the fuck are you?

Sat
30
Jul

“Anarcho-capitalism,” “Free Markets,” Jumbo Shrimp, and Other Oxymorons

by Tools of Control

Sat
30
Jul

Fighting for the future: The necessity and possibility of national political organization for our time

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

This essay is an argument for moving towards national organization in the United States and was published in April 2013 during the opening of the process that led to the founding of what became Black Rose/Rosa Negra. It aims to explore the limitations of political organization today, recent positive experiences, and possible ways to build in the present moment.

By Adam Weaver and SN Nappalos

Tue
26
Jul

Against all odds, village republics take hold in Syria

by Robin Yassin-Kassab
The National
July 25, 2016

You may think Syrians are condemned to an unpleasant choice between Bashar Al Assad and the jihadists. But the real choice being fought out by Syrians is between violent authoritarianism on the one hand and grassroots democracy on the other.

Interviewing activists, fighters and refugees for our book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War, we discovered the democratic option is real, even if beleaguered. To the extent that life continues in the liberated but heavilybombed areas – areas independent of both the Assad regime and ISIL – it continues because self-organised local councils are supplying services and aid.

Wed
20
Jul

An Anarchist FAQ after 20 years

by Anarcho
Anarchist Writers
July 18, 2016

It is now 20 years since An Anarchist FAQ (AFAQ) was officially launched and six years since the core of it was completed (version 14.0). Its has been published by AK Press as well as translated into numerous languages. It has been quoted and referenced by other works. So it has been a success – although when it was started I had no idea what it would end up like.

I am particularly happy that AK Press took the time and invested the resources to turn it into a book. Volume 1 of AFAQ (sections A to F plus the appendix on “The Symbols of Anarchy”) was published in 2008 followed by volume 2 (sections H to J, slightly abridged) in 2012. Both volumes are impressive in both size and presentation – they look lovely.

Mon
18
Jul

Anarchism for a Mainstream Audience

by Logan Glitterbomb
Center for a Stateless Society
July 14th, 2016

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