PP/POW Updates and Announcements - 31 Jul 2012

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Subject: PP/POW Updates and Announcements - 31 Jul 2012
From: "NYC ABC"
Date: Wed, August 1, 2012

Hey:

Here's the latest compilation of every other week updates. We've mailed
hard copies to Sundiata Acoli, Joe-Joe Bowen, David Gilbert, Marie Mason,
Eric McDavid, Daniel McGowan, Jalil Muntaqim and Sekou Odinga. Please feel
free to share this link:  read more »

COAL WARS

NYC anon presents COAL WARS, a zine about supporting our friends who are in jail for anti-MTR (mountaintop removal) actions.

Prison For Profit

A Prison Divestment zine focusing on the privatization of prisons. Created by the Salt Lake City Prison Divestment Campaign ~ January 2012.

also here: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?zub6yi6iw5wz0if

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution by Abel Paz

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

"Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket. Abel Paz's magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism.”—Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums  read more »

Augustin Guillamon - The Friends of Durruti Group: 1937-1939

The Friends of Durruti Group 1937-1939

"Revolutions without theory fail to make progress. We of the 'Friends Of Durruti' have outlined our thinking, which may be amended as appropriate in great social upheavals but which hinges upon two essential points which cannot be avoided. A program, and rifles."—El Amigo del Pueblo, No. 5, July 20, 1937.  read more »

Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina edited by Marina Sitrin

Horizontalism

The popular rebellion that began in December 2001 in Argentina with the IMF melt-down and subsequent capital flight sparked a process of creativity that continues to this day. Different from so many social movements of the past, this rebellion rejects political programs, opting instead to create directly democratic spaces on street corners, in factories, and throughout neighborhoods.  read more »

Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States, 1895-1917 by Terence Kissack

Free Comrades - Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States, 1895-1917

By investigating public records, journals, and books published between 1895 and 1917, Terence Kissack expands the scope of the history of LGBT politics in the United States.  read more »

What Is Anarchism by Alexander Berkman

What Is Anarchism (Berkman)

In a clear conversation with the reader, Berkman discusses society as it now exists, the need for Anarchism and the methods for bringing it about. Often mentioned in conjunction with his lover Emma Goldman, Berkman was a leading writer and participant in the 20th-Century Anarchist movement.  read more »

Raoul Vaneigem - A Cavalier History of Surrealism

A Cavalier History of Surrealism

A down-and-dirty survey of the surrealist movement written by leading situationist theorist Raoul Vaneigem. Vaneigem’s sketch bars no holds, blistering on surrealism’s artistic and political aporias, and packed with telling quotations, it gives respect where respect is due, shedding a great deal of light on situationist attitudes, negative and positive, towards their surrealist predecessors.

The Struggle Against the State & Other Essays by Nestor Makhno

The Struggle against the State and Other Essays

A collection of essays and articles from the Ukranian revolutionary, Nestor Makhno, who fought against encroaching Bolshevik terror during the Russian Revolution. The Struggle Against the State and other Essays sheds valuable insight onto the man and the movement that bore his name.

Life of An Anarchist: The Alexander Berkman Reader (edited by Gene Fellner)

Life of An Anarchist - The Alexander Berkman Reader

Alexander Berkman was a 20th century American revolutionary. Like the abolitionist John Brown before him, Berkman was hugely idealistic, ready to go to the furthest extreme of self-sacrifice and violence on behalf of justice and civil rights.  read more »

Facing the Enemy: A History of Anarchist Organization from Proudhon to May 1968 by Alexandre Skirda

Facing the Enemy

Drawing on decades of research, Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Critical and engaging, he offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers, and more crucially, the organizations they inspired, influenced, came out of, and were spurned by.  read more »

Coming Home to the Pleistocene by Paul Shepard

Coming Home to the Pleistocene

"When we grasp fully that the best expressions of our humanity were not invented by civilization but by cultures that preceded it, that the natural world is not only a set of constraints but of contexts within which we can more fully realize our dreams, we will be on the way to a long overdue reconciliation between opposites which are of our own making." --from Coming Home to the Pleistocene  read more »

Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections (Enlarged Edition) edited by John Zerzan

Against Civilization - Readings and Reflections

With mass poisonings, global warming and other tidings of contemporary civilization threatening the planet, shouldn’t we begin to reconsider our unthinking attachment to it?  read more »

Broken Thunder: the story of the Passenger Pigeon

review from Knowing the Land is Resistance
http://knowingtheland.wordpress.com  read more »

James C. Scott - The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia

The Art of Not Being Governed

For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them—slavery, conscription, taxes, corvée labor, epidemics, and warfare.  read more »

Alain Badiou - The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings

The Rebirth of History - Times of Riots and Uprisings

In the uprisings of the Arab world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of 1848. In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic regimes maintained by the great powers—regimes designed to impose the will of financial oligarchies.  read more »

Number and Numbers by Alain Badiou

Number and Numbers

The political regime of global capitalism reduces the world to an endless network of numbers within numbers, but how many of us really understand what numbers are? Without such an understanding, how can we challenge the regime of number?  read more »

We Will Not Cooperate

An argument for non-cooperation with the upcoming Grand Jury in the Pacific Northwest and collected solidarity actions and statements.

If A Man Commits Rape In Newtown And No One Knows How To Deal With It... Then Did It Ever Really Happen?

Trigger Warning: This zine deals with the subject of rape.  read more »

Los Angeles Queer Resistance Zine: Issue 1

Los Angeles Queer Resistance: LAQR

We are a Los Angeles based collective of activists, glamarchists, anarchoqueers, and whatever-the-fuck-we-feel-like-that-day. :) Contains visual art, scribbles, rants, poems, essays. Includes a queer critique on gender binary, affects of social conditioning by way of patriarchy, hetero normativity & even homo normativity.

https://www.facebook.com/LAQRzine

Earth Warriors are OK!

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This was the last version of the anti-state repression zine published by EWOK! (Earth Warriors are OK!), a group that dealth with Midwest Green Scare repression from 2006-2010.

http://midwestgreenscare.wordpress.com

PP/POW Updates and Announcements - 17 July 2012

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From: "NYC ABC"
Date: Thu, July 19, 2012

Hey:

Here's the latest compilation of every other week updates. We've mailed
hard copies to Sundiata Acoli, Joe-Joe Bowen, David Gilbert, Marie Mason,
Eric McDavid, Daniel McGowan, Jalil Muntaqim and Sekou Odinga. Please feel
free to share this link:
http://nycabc.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/updates-17-jul-2012.pdf  read more »

Beyond Property Destruction

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Beyond Property Destruction is the fourth installment of the Tactical Analysis Series, an ongoing series of pamphlets about tactics theory and analysis.  read more »

Archipelago Issue 0

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An imposed, printable 'zine version of the preliminary issue of Archipelago, a new anarchist publication from the Midwest U.S. Please distribute widely.

The deadline for the next issue is August 1st, 2012. Please send submissions, comments, love letters, or inquiries about bound copies for distribution to: archipelago (A) riseup.net.

Online reading version can be found here:  read more »

Subversion of Politics Ch 4: European Autonomous Movements

SOP ch 4

Chapter 4 of the book Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life. Part of a three part series of extracts from the book.

Subversion of Politics Ch 3: Sources of Autonomous Politics in Germany

SOP Ch 3

Chapter 3 of the book Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life. Part of a three part series of extracts from the book.

Subversion of Politics Ch 2: Italian Autonomia

SOP Ch 2

Chapter 2 of the book Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life. Part of a three part series of extracts from the book.

Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth edited by Steven Best and Anthony J. Nocella, III

Igniting A Revolution - Voices in Defense of the Earth

Global warming, acid rain, deforestation, air and water pollution are but a few of the overwhelming indicators that the earth's health is worsening. For decades, environmental groups have been resisting the destructive trends set by industry and government, but as the social and political climate has changed, popular protest movements have become less and less effective.  read more »

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