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“The Anarchist Revelation: Being What We’re Meant to Be” by Paul Cudenec

  An important new book on anarchist thought is now available from Winter Oak Press. The Anarchist Revelation:  Being What We’re Meant to Be  is the latest work by activist and writer Paul Cudenec. Here, he turns his back on contemporary trends of anarchism in a bid to reconnect with the primal force of its root ideology. Cudenec notes the significance of its refusal of the state and its judicial… …

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“Discussion paper for a new Breakout into the Frosts of Freedom” by Reformgroup

breakout print – PDF breakout read – PDF This text was written as a discussion text for the Autonomous Congress in Hamburg in October 2009, the first in 15 years. ..[http://autonomerkongress.blogsport.de]  The time to always assure ourselves of our own certainties has to come to an end   To some our words might sound harsh. This happens easily if it´s the people you love that are at stake, those with whom… …

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Slavoj Žižek: “Trouble in Paradise” On the protests in Turkey and Greece

In his early writings, Marx described the German situation as one in which the only answer to particular problems was the universal solution: global revolution. This is a succinct expression of the difference between a reformist and a revolutionary period: in a reformist period, global revolution remains a dream which, if it does anything, merely lends weight to attempts to change things locally; in a revolutionary period, it becomes clear… …

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Russian Art Anarchists explain themselves from prison / Banksy’s new favourite group Voina (WAR)

Last week Banksy declared that all profits from his current print sale would be gifted to Russian art anarchist group Voina. Known for drawing an enormous cock on a bridge opposite the ex-KGB offices, and instigating asex party in a museum (see above). We spoke to the group (half of which were replying from prison). Voina (or “War” to give them their English name) are a radical art group concerned with challenging the Russian establishment on important… …

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“Between Pridicates, War: Theses on Contemporary Struggle” by The Institute For Experimental Freedom

“To great writers, finished works weigh lighter than those fragments on which they labor their entire lives” W. Benjamin –> The Institute for Experimental Freedom is proud to announce the release of Between Predicates, War: Theses on Contemporary Struggle. Almost two years in the making, Between Predicates, War is a fragmented collection of theses on our tumultuous situation. From Egypt to the US, Greece to the UK, contemporary struggle announces a revolt against… …

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Letter to the Egyptian Black Bloc from U.S.A. anarchists

We present here, in Arabic and in English, an open letter from participants in black bloc actions in the United States to participants in the Egyptian black bloc, aimed at initiating a dialogue beyond the exchange of youtube videos. This is of interest to everyone around the world struggling for liberation, so please print and distribute widely:pamphlet in English:http://cloudfront.crimethinc.com/pdfs/egyptblackbloc_english_imposed.pdfpamphlet in Arabic:http://cloudfront.crimethinc.com/pdfs/egyptblackbloc_arabic_imposed.pdfThe emergence of the black bloc in Egypt at this… …

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History: The Namibia Genocide.The first genocide of the 20th century. Horrifying Secrets of Germany’s Earliest Holocaust.

When you hear of Death Camps and Genocide, Nazi Germany and world war two come to mind. But Germany had practiced it’s murderous craft over sixty years before WWll. Before the Armenian Genocide, before the Jewish Genocide over 150,000 Herero and Nama peoples of modern-day Namibia were murdered by the order of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany between 1904 and 1909.  Along the coastline of Namibia runs the Namib desert, a 1,200 mile long strip of unwelcoming… …

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“War is here, if you want it. (On the 1st anniversary of Occupy)” by Eskl8trs

WAR, IF YOU WANT IT / War is warWar then, if that’s what you wantIntroductionNext time, when you’re still standing around commemorating something that you’ve lost, and all you see around you are the walking wounded and a fading brand struggling to stay relevant, hopefully there will come a point when you realize that whatever it was that started last fall, it wasn’t a movement. A year without follow-up, of… …

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