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Sat
26
Dec

Emma Goldman: Address To The Jury

by Emma Goldman
Anarchist

From U.S. v. Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman. This speech was delivered during her Anti-Conscription trial in New York City on July 9, 1917.

Gentlemen of the Jury:

As in the case of my co-defendant, Alexander Berkman, this is also the first time in my life I have ever addressed a jury. I once had occasion to speak to three judges.

Sat
26
Dec
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A New Declaration of Independence

by Emma Goldman

Published in ''Mother Earth'', Vol. IV, no. 5, July 1909

When, in the course of human development, existing institutions prove inadequate to the needs of man, when they serve merely to enslave, rob, and oppress mankind, the people have the eternal right to rebel against, and overthrow, these institutions.

The mere fact that these forces--inimical to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness--are legalized by statute laws, sanctified by divine rights, and enforced by political power, in no way justifies their continued existence.

Sat
26
Dec
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Greens Are Anarchists

Gary Elkin

The Unabomber claims to be both an anarchist and a radical environmentalist. This has prompted the media to start using the words green, anarchist, and terrorist in the same breath -- a convenient way to discredit both anarchists and greens.

Sat
26
Dec
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Benjamin Tucker - Anarchist or capitalist

by Gary Elkin

Benjamin Tucker was against "capitalism" in the sense of a State-supported monopoly of productive tools and equipment which allows owners to avoid paying workers the full value of their labor. This stance puts him squarely in the libertarian socialist tradition.

Tue
15
Dec

Sabotage

The Conscious Withdrawal of the Workers' Industrial Efficiency

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

PRICE TEN CENTS

OCTOBER, 1916
I. W. W. PUBLISHING BUREAU
CLEVELAND, O., U. S. A. Since withdrawn as official union literature

The interest in sabotage in the United States has developed lately on account of the case of Frederick Sumner Boyd in the state of New Jersey as an aftermath of the Paterson strike. Before his arrest and conviction for advocating sabotage, little or nothing was known of this particular form of labor tactic in the United States. Now there has developed a two-fold necessity to advocate it: not only to explain what it means to the worker in his fight for better conditions, but also to justify our fellow-worker Boyd in everything that he said. So I am desirous primarily to explain sabotage, to explain it in this two-fold significance, first as to its utility and second as to its legality.

Tue
15
Dec
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Centralia 1919

by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

From The Rebel Girl: An Autobiography My First Life (1906-1926)

After the war ended, lawless force and violence came back, led by ex-soldiers, fomented by stay-at-home patriots, employers and their hirelings. Many violent scenes had occurred in 1918 and 1919. The Rand School in New York City was attacked by a mob of soldiers and sailors who tore down the American flag flying from the building. The Socialist daily paper, the New York ''Call'', was raided and wrecked. Employees were driven out and beaten as they were forced to run the gauntlet of armed men.

Tue
15
Dec

Evolution and Revolution

by Elisée Reclus

Tue
15
Dec

Questions and answers about anarchism

The following is the introductory book chapter from one of the best introductory books on anarchism, which is unfortunately out of print. This is excerpted from Reinventing Anarchy: What are the anarchists thinking '''these days?''' edited by Howard J. and Carol Ehrlich and others, and published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1979. The editors

1 How would an anarchist revolution come about?

For social anarchists revolution is a process, a process leading to the total deflation of state authority. That process entails self- and collective education and the building of alternative institutions as mechanisms of survival, of training and as models of a new society. Continuing parts of that process are repeated symbolic protests and direct assaults on ruling class institutions.

Sun
22
Nov

Join the Resistance: Fall in Love

CrimethInc.

Falling in love is the ultimate act of revolution, of resistance to today's tedious, socially restrictive, culturally constrictive, humanly meaningless world.

Love transforms the world. Where the lover formerly felt boredom, he now feels passion. Where she once was complacent, she now is excited and compelled to self-asserting action. The world which once seemed empty and tiresome becomes filled with meaning, filled with risks and rewards, with majesty and danger. Life for the lover is a gift, an adventure with the highest possible stakes; every moment is memorable, heartbreaking in its fleeting beauty. When he falls in love, a man who once felt disoriented, alienated, and confused will know exactly what he wants. Suddenly his existence will make sense to him; suddenly it becomes valuable, even glorious and noble, to him. Burning passion is an antidote that will cure the worst cases of despair and resigned obedience.

Sat
24
Oct

The Nomadology of Anti-States

by Dnyl

"Indra, the warrior god, is in opposition to Varuna no less than to Mitra"1

In their "Treatise on Nomadology" 2, Deleuze and Guattari present two axioms regarding what they name the War Machine. Firstly, that "the war machine is exterior to the State apparatus"; and secondly, that "the war machine is the invention of the nomads (insofar as it is exterior to the State apparatus and distinct from the military institution)".3

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