Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. read more »
A resource by The Ruckus Society, written by Jess Bell and Dan Spalding.
While opponents (like governments and corporations) use technology to snoop, spy and test our effectiveness, this guide walks activists through security measures we can take to safeguard ourselves against those dirty deeds.
Personal zine dealing with depression, alienation, and betrayal from the point of view of a PoC living in poverty.
I really would appreciate any and all feed-back.
Beach Beneath the Street, The : The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International by McKenzie WarkSubmitted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 08:09.
Over fifty years after the Situationist International appeared, they continue to influence activists, artists and theorists. From the Invisible Committee's bestselling The Coming Insurrection to Iain Sinclair's psychogeographic explorations, their work is still found to be rich with possibilities, yet its breadth and diversity is still unexplored. read more »
From antiglobalist activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence of the Situationist International (SI) is writ large across our contemporary cultural landscape. read more »
In this searing nihilistic polemic, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory. read more »
Italian Difference, The : Between Nihilism and Biopolitics (Edited by Alberto Toscano and Lorenzo ChiesaSubmitted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:45.
This volume brings together essays by different generations of Italian thinkers which address, whether in affirmative, problematizing or genealogical registers, the entanglement of philosophical speculation and political proposition within recent Italian thought. read more »
This volume aims to inspire a return to the energetics of Nietzsche's prose and the critical intensity of his approach to nihilism. For too long contemporary thought has been dominated by a depressed "what is to be done?" All is regarded to be in vain, nothing is deemed real, there is nothing new seen under the sun. read more »
1. Nihilism as Existence
2. From Realism to Nihilism: Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Feuerbach
3. Friedrich Nietzsche: The First Consummate Nihilist
4. Nietzsche's Affirmative Nihilism: Amor Fati and Eternal Recurrence
5. Nihilism and Existence in Nietzsche
6. Nihilism as Egoism: Max Stirner
7. Nihilism In Russia
8. Nihilism as Philosophy: Martin Heidegger read more »
This book pushes nihilism to its ultimate conclusion by linking revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy with anti-phenomenological realism in French philosophy. Contrary to the 'post-analytic' consensus uniting Heidegger and Wittgenstein against scientism and scepticism, this book links eliminative materialism and speculative realism.
Preface read more »
Most significant problems of contemporary life have their origins in nihilism and its paradoxical logic, which is simultaneously destructive to and constitutive of society. Yet, in social theory, nihilism is a surprisingly under-researched topic. read more »
This is an extraordinary book: genre-busting, ferociusly argumentative, laden with polemics and written in a style that occasionally reaches a pitch of aphoristic beauty comparable with Cioran or Nietzsche.
1. ‘The death of sound philosophy’
2. The curse of the sun
5. Dead God
6. The rage of jealous time
7. Fanged noumenon (passion of the cyclone) read more »
“Wenn wir nicht wissen, wie wir sprechen sollen, ist das so, weil wir nicht
wissen, was wir sagen sollen und andersherum. Und wir wissen nicht was
und wie wir sprechen sollen, weil alles banalisiert wurde auf einfache
Symbole, auf Äußerlichkeiten reduziert. Bedeutung, welche einmal als
eine der größten Quellen der Revolte galt, eine strahlende Form von read more »
Dieses kleine Heft setzt sich mit Gesundheit und Krankeheit auf einer
gesellschaftlichen Ebene auseinander. Es beschäftigt sich mit
Themen angefangen bei der enormen Umweltveschmutzung; über
den Massenkonsum, die ungerechten Eigentumsverhältnisse und
Arbeitsbedingungen, die Raffgier, die sich auch in der industriellen read more »
Subject: PP/POW Updates and Announcements - 31 Jul 2012
From: "NYC ABC"
Date: Wed, August 1, 2012
Here's the latest compilation of every other week updates. We've mailed
hard copies to Sundiata Acoli, Joe-Joe Bowen, David Gilbert, Marie Mason,
Eric McDavid, Daniel McGowan, Jalil Muntaqim and Sekou Odinga. Please feel
free to share this link: read more »
NYC anon presents COAL WARS, a zine about supporting our friends who are in jail for anti-MTR (mountaintop removal) actions.
A Prison Divestment zine focusing on the privatization of prisons. Created by the Salt Lake City Prison Divestment Campaign ~ January 2012.
"Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket. Abel Paz's magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism.”—Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums read more »
"Revolutions without theory fail to make progress. We of the 'Friends Of Durruti' have outlined our thinking, which may be amended as appropriate in great social upheavals but which hinges upon two essential points which cannot be avoided. A program, and rifles."—El Amigo del Pueblo, No. 5, July 20, 1937. read more »
The popular rebellion that began in December 2001 in Argentina with the IMF melt-down and subsequent capital flight sparked a process of creativity that continues to this day. Different from so many social movements of the past, this rebellion rejects political programs, opting instead to create directly democratic spaces on street corners, in factories, and throughout neighborhoods. read more »
By investigating public records, journals, and books published between 1895 and 1917, Terence Kissack expands the scope of the history of LGBT politics in the United States. read more »
In a clear conversation with the reader, Berkman discusses society as it now exists, the need for Anarchism and the methods for bringing it about. Often mentioned in conjunction with his lover Emma Goldman, Berkman was a leading writer and participant in the 20th-Century Anarchist movement. read more »
A down-and-dirty survey of the surrealist movement written by leading situationist theorist Raoul Vaneigem. Vaneigem’s sketch bars no holds, blistering on surrealism’s artistic and political aporias, and packed with telling quotations, it gives respect where respect is due, shedding a great deal of light on situationist attitudes, negative and positive, towards their surrealist predecessors.
A collection of essays and articles from the Ukranian revolutionary, Nestor Makhno, who fought against encroaching Bolshevik terror during the Russian Revolution. The Struggle Against the State and other Essays sheds valuable insight onto the man and the movement that bore his name.
Alexander Berkman was a 20th century American revolutionary. Like the abolitionist John Brown before him, Berkman was hugely idealistic, ready to go to the furthest extreme of self-sacrifice and violence on behalf of justice and civil rights. read more »
Drawing on decades of research, Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Critical and engaging, he offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers, and more crucially, the organizations they inspired, influenced, came out of, and were spurned by. read more »
"When we grasp fully that the best expressions of our humanity were not invented by civilization but by cultures that preceded it, that the natural world is not only a set of constraints but of contexts within which we can more fully realize our dreams, we will be on the way to a long overdue reconciliation between opposites which are of our own making." --from Coming Home to the Pleistocene read more »
With mass poisonings, global warming and other tidings of contemporary civilization threatening the planet, shouldn’t we begin to reconsider our unthinking attachment to it? read more »