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09
Oct
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Pro-Cop Editorial a Bit Confused On Anarchism

by Kadd Stephens

I realize you likely have nothing to do with the submission from Mr. Katul, which appeared recently, characterizing anarchists in the Eugene area as a hate group. While I know neither the anarchists there, or My. Katul (I live in DC), I read the piece and felt that it warranted a response that had some rooting in reality.

Thu
09
Oct
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The Scale of Capitalism and Resistance

(from Hot Tide Discussion Bulletin No.1)

Thu
09
Oct

Capitalist "anti-capitalism"? Whatever next?

by Anarcho

Dear Guardian

George Monbiot (Guardian, "Raising the Temperature", 24/7/01) differentiates between Hamoq and Hamas forms of protest, and lumps the "Black Block" into the former. Hamas, he informs us, explains itself. Sadly for his account, this is not the case with the Black Block tactic (and it is a tactic, not some kind of international secret group). If those using it target property (and they often do not), they make a point of targeting only corporate property and explain why (as per Monbiot's own example of McDonald's, I must stress). As such, the Black Block is clearly "Hamas." In the words of a white overall (which Monbiot holds up as an example of "Hamas"):

Thu
09
Oct
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Comments on Irish Peace Process

Article taken from Organise! 47 (Winter 97/98).
Magazine of the Anarchist Communist Federation.

Thu
09
Oct
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Why Richard Tate should be part of something less confusing

by Lawrence Jarach

In Richard Tate's diatribe against the recent Bay Area Anarchist Conference, he makes so many incoherent observations/complaints within a context that is thoroughly confusing that it's difficult to know how to respond. But respond I will, as the reviewer of The Beast Reawakens, as one of the co-organizers of the conference itself, and as the facilitator (or chairperson or whatever the position is called) of the workshop entitled "Should Anarchists Be Part of the Left?"

Thu
09
Oct
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Myths and Legends - Gandhi

Taken from "Organise!", the magazine of the Anarchist Communist Federation.

ORGANISE! IS STARTING a new series, Myths and Legends, which will take a look at various 'Sacred Cows', diagnose BSE and recommend culling. We kick off with a look at the 'saint' of non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi is often cited by pacifists as the shining example of how non-violent civil disobedience works successfully. Unfortunately, these paeans of praise leave out a close study of Gandhi's role in the Indian struggle for 'independence', and just as importantly, who were his class allies in that struggle.

Wed
08
Oct
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Life For Sale as Never Before: The Human Genetic Map Released

by Marshall Kirkpatrick

Monday, February 12, 2001

Explorers have discovered a vast, untouched frontier, as full of riches and resources as anyone could imagine. This new world promises to change the human experience more than anything has for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Some of our most fundamental problems will be solved, we'll understand life as never before, and there's a whole lot of money to be made.

It should be no surprise, but someone else already lives there. Fortunately, they are of no use to us and aren't even human beings. They stand no chance of stopping our use of their home.

Wed
08
Oct
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Larry George Responds to Newsweek Essay By Fareed Zakaria

Introduction

The April 30 edition of Newsweek contains an essay attacking the movement against corporate globalization. In this piece, Fareed Zakaria, an editor at Foreign Affairs, the premier mainstream US journal of international relations, attacks the protesters in Quebec as ignorant, self-interested, anti-democratic, elitist nationalists who are betraying the heritage of what Zakaria calls the “democratic left”. The following is a response to Zakaria's piece.

Tue
07
Oct
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Zero Tolerance - Guliani Time Here?

The following article is from Black Flag 213, available for one pound 50 from BM Hurricane, London WC1N 3XX

In August 1997 Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant, was detained at New York's 70th Precinct station house. During the course of his detention he was severely beaten and had the wooden handle of a toilet plunger inserted by force into his rectum (resulting in a punctured intestine and torn bladder) and then had the handle of the plunger rammed into his mouth, knocking out his front teeth. He was racially abused, and, during the assault on him, one of the cops shouted "It's Giuliani time "- a reference to the New York right wing mayor who initiated the "zero tolerance campaign".

Tue
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Oct
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The Greeks, Kosovo and the US

The following was distributed to recipients of the ZNet/Z Daily Commentary Program and is distributed here with Z's good wishes.

The ZNet/Z Daily Commentary Program sends a message to arrive each and every morning in its member's email. Numerous commentators provide the written materials -- chomsky, albert, raptis, herman, bernard, hightower, zinn, wise, solomon, randall, cagan -- in short a substantial cross section of activists and writers associated with Z Magazine. To become a member of this donor porgram one pledges $5 or more monthly to ZNet/Z Magazine. The commentaries, supported by the revenues, are sent as a premium. To find out more about the program or to join it please check the ZNet web site (at http://www.zmag.org) or go directly to the Commentary Description itself (at http://www.zmag.org/donorform.htm).

Here then is the Commentary for May 2, 1999.

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