Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Anarchism: Peace and Confict Studies Archive

AK Press [Oakland, CA: "AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short money, because we believe in what we do. We're anarchists, which is reflected both in the books we provide and in the way we organize our business. Decisions at AK Press are made collectively, from what we publish, to what we distribute and how we structure our labor. All the work, from sweeping floors to answering phones, is shared. When the telemarketers call and ask, "who's in charge?" the answer is: everyone. Our goal isn't profit (although we do have to pay the rent). Our goal is supplying radical words and images to as many people as possible. The books and other media we distribute are published by independent presses, not the corporate giants. We make them widely available to help you make positive (or, hell, revolutionary) changes in the world. As you probably know, the stuff we carry is less and less available from the corporate publishers and their chain stores."]

Another World is Possible (Boston, MA: Anarchist podcast that focuses on collective resistance and social justice issues.)

The Authority Smashing! Hour ["The Authority Smashing! Hour is a daily anarchist radio show hosted by a group of AUTHORITY SMASHERS"]

Benton, Michael Dean. "My Understanding of Anarchism, 3.0." Dialogic (May 13, 2012)


Calhoun, Craig and David Graeber. "The Democracy Project." The London School of Economics and Political Science." (April 30, 2013)

Chomsky, Noam. "Activism, Anarchism and Power." Conversations with History (March 2002)

---. "Anarchism." (1976 interview with Peter Jay posted on YouTube)

---. "Education for Whom and What?" Z Communications (February 27, 2012)

---. "Everyday Anarchist." Modern Success (April 14, 2013)

---. "The State-Corporate Complex: A Threat to Freedom and Survival." Needs No Introduction (April 21, 2011)

The Coming Insurrection Another World is Possible (Originally Published December 2008: this is a 4 part audio version available online).

Cornell, Andrew. "Anarchism and the Movement for a New Society: Direct Action and Prefigurative Community in the 1970s and 80s." Institute for Anarchist Studies (2009)

Crass: There Is No Authority But Yourself (Netherlands: Alexander Oey, 2006: 70 mins)

Crespo, Glenn and Larry Hildes. "Inside the Army Spy Ring & Attempted Entrapment of Peace Activists, Iraq Vets, Anarchists." Democracy Now (February 25, 2014)

CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective ["Greetings, dissident. History is not something that happens to people—it is the activity of people. In every moment, in every decision and gesture, we make our culture, our life stories, our world, whether we take responsibility for this ourselves or ascribe this power to executives, politicians, pop stars, economic systems, or deities. In a society which glorifies their power and our passivity, all thought which challenges this passivity is thoughtcrime. Crimethink is the transgression without which freedom and self-determination are impossible—it is the skeleton key that unlocks the prisons of our age. CrimethInc. is the black market where we trade in this precious contraband. Here, the secret worlds of shoplifters, rioters, dropouts, deserters, adulterers, vandals, daydreamers—that is to say, of all of us, in those moments when, wanting more, we indulge in little revolts—converge to form gateways to new worlds where theft, cheating, warfare, boredom, and so on are simply obsolete. This webpage is one of many manifestations of the underground network through which we work to realize these daydreams, to take the reins of our lives and make our history rather than using the same energy to insist we are being made by it. If you have illicit ideas and intentions of your own to share, you're invited to join us here."]

Crow, Scott. "Black Flags and Windmills - Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective." Dialogic (March 4, 2012)

Crow, Scott and Mike German. "FBI to Expand Domestic Surveillance Powers As Details Emerge of Its Spy Campaign Targeting Activists." Democracy Now (June 14, 2011)

"Fighting in the New Terrain: What's Changed Since the 20th Century." CrimethInc. (2010)

Fisher, Mark. "Exiting the Vampire Castle." The North Star (November 22, 2013)

Graeber, David. "Concerning the Violent Peace-Police: An Open Letter to Chris Hedges." N + 1 (February 9, 2012)

---. "Debt: The First Five Thousand Years." Mute (February 10, 2009)

---. "Occupy and anarchism's gift of democracy." (November 15, 2011)

---. "Occupy Wall Street's anarchist roots: The 'Occupy' movement is one of several in American history to be based on anarchist principles." Al Jazeera (November 30, 2011)

---. "On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs." libcom (August 20, 2013)

---. "A Practical Utopian's Guide to the Coming Collapse." The Baffler #22 (2013)

Green, James. "Death in the Haymarket." We Are Many (June 17, 2010)

"History of the Paris Commune." Marxists Internet Archive (Archive)

Hooper, Simon. "British ban squatting to tackle ‘anarchists': Squatting in empty properties is now a criminal offence, but homeless people say they are being unfairly criminalised." Al Jazeera (November 12, 2012)

Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century (USA: Scott Noble, 2011: 119 mins)

Institute for Anarchist Studies ["Anarchism emerged out of the socialist movement as a distinct politics in the nineteenth century. It asserted that it is necessary and possible to overthrow coercive and exploitative social relationships, and replace them with egalitarian, self-managed, and cooperative social forms. Anarchism thus gave new depth to the long struggle for freedom. The primary concern of the classical anarchists was opposition to the state and capitalism. This was complemented by a politics of voluntarily association, mutual aid, and decentralization. Since the turn of the twentieth century and especially the 1960s, the anarchist critique has widened into a more generalized condemnation of domination and hierarchy. This has made it possible to understand and challenge a variety of social relationships -- such as patriarchy, racism, and the devastation of nature, to mention a few -- while confronting political and economic hierarchies. Given this, the ideal of a free society expanded to include sexual liberation, cultural diversity, and ecological harmony, as well as directly democratic institutions. Anarchism's great refusal of all forms of domination renders it historically flexible, politically comprehensive, and consistently critical -- as evidenced by its resurgence in today's global anticapitalist movement. Still, anarchism has yet to acquire the rigor and complexity needed to comprehend and transform the present. The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS), a nonprofit foundation established in 1996 to support the development of anarchism, is a grant-giving organization for radical writers and translators worldwide. To date, we have funded some sixty projects by authors from countries around the world, including Argentina, Lebanon, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Nigeria, Germany, South Africa, and the United States. We also publish the online journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, organize the annual Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference, and offer the Mutual Aid Speakers List. The IAS is part of a larger movement to radically transform society as well. We are internally democratic and work in solidarity with people around the globe who share our values."]

Jourdan, Brandon. "Egyptian Winter: A New Short Documentary." Global Uprising (March 4, 2013) ["Two years after the revolution in Egypt began, unrest continues across the country as the political and economic situation worsens. As the current government consolidates its power, the demands of the revolution may seem further away than ever. Still the revolution has opened up new spaces for political action, spurring public debate on issues that have gone unacknowledged and unresolved for too long. This short documentary looks at some of the reasons motivating revolutionaries to keep taking the streets, the obstacles that they are facing, and the tactics that they are using. It looks into the current economic and political problems facing Egyptians, the growing independent union movement, black bloc tactics, and the response of women to sexual assaults.]"

Katsiaficas, George. The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life. (AK Press, 2006)

Levine, Bruce. "Psychiatry’s Oppression of Young Anarchists — and the Underground Resistance." Mad in America (June 16, 2013)

Manufacturing Consent (USA: March Achbar and Peter Wintonick, 1992)

Marshall, Peter. Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2010.

Milstein, Cindy. "Democracy is Direct." Revolution by the Book (November 8, 2011)

---. "On Radicalism." Deep Green Philly (November 8, 2011)

Milstein, Cindy, et al. "Anarchism in Thought, and Anarchism in the Streets." Against the Grain (November 7, 2011)

Morris, David. "Where is Kropotkin When We Really Need Him? If you want to know what anarchism is and why we should care, read Kropotkin." Common Dreams (February 10, 2012)

Moynihan, Colin and Scott Shane. "For Anarchist, Details of Life as F.B.I. Target." The New York Times (May 29, 2011)

"Odd Alliance of Anarchists, Farmers Takes on French Gov’t in Occupy-style Airport Battle." Earth First! Newswire (April 16, 2013)

Outside the Circle [Cindy Milstein ... is a board member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies–focused on projects such as the new Lexicon pamphlet series, the IAS/AK Anarchist Interventions book series, and curating anarchist theory tracks–and author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations (IAS/AK Press, 2010) and the forthcoming collaboration with Erik Ruin Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (PM Press, 2012). She has been overly engaged in numerous collective projects aimed at creating autonomous spaces of resistance, reconstruction, and education, including most recently, Occupy Philly, Station 40 in San Francisco, and before that, Black Sheep Books in Montpelier, Vermont. She also taught at the “anarchist summer school” called the Institute for Social Ecology, and has long been involved in community organizing and social/political movements from below. Her essays appear in several anthologies, including Realizing the Impossible: Art against Authority and Globalize Liberation. When not at home, she travels (frequently) to do public speaking and popular education around topics related to anarchism, direct democracy, anticapitalism, and other political interventions, to encourage critical thought and prefigurative politics, and to do indie media as a sort of anarchist political correspondent/commentator, such as right now in relation to the maple spring in Montreal.]

Potter, Will. "FBI Agents Raid Homes in Search of “Anarchist Literature” Green Is the New Red (July 30, 2012)

Price, Wayne. "The Ecological Crisis is an Economic Crisis; the Economic Crisis is an Ecological Crisis." NEFAC (July 8, 2010)

Revolution by the Book (AK Press Blog/Oakland, CA: "The purpose ... is to inform people about anarchist publishing in general and AK Press in particular. We will post interviews with AK authors, reviews of and excerpts from AK books, and reports on the events at AK. We will also post news about other anarchist publishers and booksellers, translations, interviews with activists behind other projects, and lists of relevant conferences. We will use video and audio whenever possible."]

"RNC Protests 1." Mic Check Radio (August 28, 2012)

Scott, James C. "On My Interest in the Anarchist Critique of the State." Dialogic (Excerpt from Two Cheers for Anarchism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012: ix - xii.)

Sethness, Javier. "Noam Chomsky: Ecology, Ethics, Anarchism." Truthout (April 3, 2014)

"Sex Tips for Restless Youth." CrimethInc.

Slingshot [Berekely, CA: "Slingshot is a quarterly, independent, radical, newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. We also publish the annual Slingshot Organizer radical calendar planner. We are an all volunteer, non-profit, tax exempt project of the Long Haul. Editorial decisions about Slingshot are made by the collective, but not all articles reflect the opinions of all collective members (i.e. we have no "party line.") We welcome debate, constructive criticism and discussion."]

Thompson, A.K. "Chris Hedges vs. CrimethInc. on Violence: Will We Get the Debate We Deserve?" Truthout (September 12, 2012)

"What Do You Mean by 'Anarchism'." AK Press (No Date)


xx said...

Very nice blog! thks for posting all the resource links. (fr. London (Camden))j

Michael said...

xx from London, thanks for the encouraging words. It is good to know they are useful beyond my own research and teaching.