Dumpster Revolt: Comic Charts the Path from Lifestylism to Insurrection
Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness have published a hilarious comic lampooning insurrectionists, "lifestyle anarchists," participants in last September's G20 protests, and the disproportionate power that waste receptacles seem to exert over the anarchist imagination.
The initial CrimethInc. coverage of last month’s G20 protests challenged readers to imagine the offensive role dumpsters played in the demonstrations as a fable in which a tool refuses its prescribed social function:
Imagine, if you will, gentle reader, the animist version of this story in which dumpsters, long accused of complicity in anarchist “lifestylism,” step out of their social role to join the social war. Free food, even when distributed via programs like Food Not Bombs, is not enough—we want freedom itself, and the dumpster does too, and it gains momentum down the hill as it rolls, alone and magnificent, directly into a pair of oblivious policemen.
Comrades involved in the Super Happy Anarcho-Fun Pages have risen to the challenge, publishing a special issue of their comic delightfully lampooning the biannual journal Rolling Thunder.This sendup chronicles the adventures of one Skip, a dumpster who forsakes his place in a dropout community to make war on the ruling social order. It is available for downloading here: