Louise Michel was the incendiary French leader of the 1871 Paris Commune. An anarchist and an irrepressible rebel, she spent much of her life on the run from police, in jail, or in danger of being locked away in mental asylums, as was the fate of so many feisty or defiant women. Known as "The Red Virgin," Louise was a great character from one of the greatest popular rebellions in history. read more »
Alix Shulman has provided a truly elegant collection of Emma Goldman's speeches and writings. Shulman's introductions also display a rare and genuine knowledge of anarchist political thought. In her comments, Kates shows the relevance of Goldman's life and work for the contemporary world. read more »
"Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex." — Valerie Solanas
“God is a lie, / and Faith is a lie, / And a tenfold lie is Love; / Life is a problem without a why, / And never a thing to prove.”—Voltairine de Cleyre read more »
Break-Out from the Crystal Palace. The Anarcho-Psychological Critique: Stirner, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky by John CarrollSubmitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 12:18.
Before Marcuse and Laing, before Heidegger and Sartre, even before Freud, the way was prepared for the anarcho-psychological critique of economic man, of all codes of ideology or absolute morality, and of scientific habits of mind. read more »
Limited Wants, Unlimited Means: A Reader on Hunter-Gatherer Economics and the Environment (Edited by John Gowdy)Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 07:28.
This is another important anthropological text for anarcho-primitivists... Why the fuck are they so deeply in bed with ideas foundationally rooted in colonial and representational practice? Surely there is a better way.
INTRODUCTION: Back to the Future and Forward to the Past
PART I: ORIGINAL AFFLUENT SOCIETIES
1. The Original Affluent Society by Marshall Sahlins read more »
An important text for Anarcho-Primitivists (even if anthropology is a colonial mode of knowing and representing the Other).
PART I: Introduction
1. Problems in the Study of Hunters and Gatherers by RICHARD B. LEE AND IRVEN DEVORE
2. The Current Status of the World's Hunting and Gathering Peoples by GEORGE PETER MURDOCK
PART II: Ecology and Economics read more »
The Theater and Its Double, the first English translation of a collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, is the fullest statement of the ideas of Artaud. "We cannot go on prostituting the idea of the theater, the only value of which is in its excruciating, magical relation to reality and danger," he wrote. read more »
This is no ordinary critique of modern civilization. Beyond Geography is clearly a work of brilliance and imagination, a compelling, disturbing, and uncommonly literate exploration of one of mankind's most basic dilemmas. read more »
In this fascinating collection, Jacques Ranciere, one of the world's most important and influential living philosophers, explores the nature of consensus in contemporary politics. read more »
While sometimes misrepresented as a pacifist, the beloved Howard Zinn was a genuine militant for much of his life. read more »
Poster about exactly what is says on the tin.
Please Print this out and write to these prisoners. Better, post it publicly and use it to host a card writing night.
Keep on fighting,
Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective
Nietzsche's mature masterpiece, Beyond Good and Evil considers the origins and nature of Judeo-Christian morality; the end of philosophical dogmatism and beginning of perspectivism; the questionable virtues of science and scholarship; liberal democracy, nationalism, and women's emancipation. read more »