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An update from the 2018 anarchist bookfair in Stockholm

The 2018 anarchist bookfair in Stockholm asks for support.

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Alfredo M. Bonanno: The Anarchist Tension

Original title, La tensione anarchica. from a meeting held at the Laboratory Anarchico in Cuneo in 1996.

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Desert: “In our hearts, we all know the world will not be ‘saved.’”

In our hearts, we all know the world will not be ‘saved. 

Can active disillusionment be liberatory?

What possibilities for liberty and wildness might be closed, or opened up,  by unstoppable climate change, increasing surveillance, and  the expansion and contraction of civilisations?

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#Anarchism: Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair & Call for Submissions

During the weekend of June 22-24, Asheville, North Carolina will host the second annual Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair (ACAB). Last year, hundreds of people from the southeast and beyond participated in workshops, talks, panels, community building, skill sharing, and celebrating resistance. Dozens of presses, publishers, radical and anarchist groups displayed their books, zines, artwork, and promoted their projects. This year will be even better, as we continue to build sites of resistance, structures of counterpower, and networks of solidarity across the region and the world.

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#Porto, #Portugal: Invitation to Anarchist Bookfair – 4 to 6 May

Invitation to the anarchist bookfair in Porto, Portugal.

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The #Stockholm Anarchist Bookfair returns to town on the first weekend of June, 2018!

Announcement by the organizers of the Stockholm Anarchist Bookfair.

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Peter Gelderloos: The Failure of #Nonviolence (Chapters 1-4)

From the Arab Spring to Occupy. 

When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender,
this I could not do;
I took my gun and vanished.
[…]
“Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we’ll come from the shadows.

-Leonard Cohen, “The Partisan” 

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The Invisible Commitee: Now – Full Book

Now is the phantom chapter to the Invisible Committee‘s previous book, To Our Friends: a new critique from the anonymous collective that establishes their opposition to the world of capital and its law of labor, addresses current anti-terrorist rhetoric and the ferocious repression that comes with it, and clarifies the end of social democracy and the growing rumors of the need for a coming “civil war.” Now emerges at a time when the Invisible Committee’s contestation has found echoes throughout the West, with a collapse of trust in the police, an inept weariness on the part of the political system, a growing urgency for opposition, a return of the theme of the Commune, a vanishing distinction between radicals and citizens, and a widespread refusal on the part of the citizen to be governed. As farcical political elections continue to unfold worldwide like a line of tumbling dominoes, and governments increasingly struggle to reclaim a legitimacy that has already slipped out of their grasp, Now clarifies the Invisible Committee’s attitude toward all such elections and their outcome: one of utter indifference. Now proposes a “destituent process” that charts out a different path to be taken, a path of outright refusal that simply ignores elections altogether. It is a path that calls for taking over the world and not taking power, for exploring new forms of life and not a new constitution, and for desertion and silence as alternatives to proclamations and crashes. It is also a call for an unprecedented communism—a communism stronger than nation and country.

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Thomas Spence: Pioneer of Anarchist Socialism

The recently formed London Anarchist Communist group (LAC) will be publishing a book on “Anarchist Communism in Britain.” Part One deals with precursors of anarchist socialism and communism in Britain.

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New Book from Political Prisoners Travis Washington and Sean Swain: Last Act of the Circus Animals

We (Sprout Distro) are excited to be selling the book Last Act of the Circus Animals by anarchist prisoner Sean Swain, all proceeds from which will go directly to Sean Swain’s support fund.

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March 3 and 4: #Hamilton #Ontario Anarchist Bookfair

The Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair is taking place March 3-4 and aims to be a space for convergence and discussion among anarchists and anti-authoritarians from across Southern Ontario. Our hope with this weekend is to contribute to rebuilding a sense of regional cohesion among various anarchist tendencies, to meet each other, share information about our contexts and projects, and find ways to work together to push back the smothering blanket of Canadian progressive democracy to lay bare the antagonisms that contained in capitalism and the state here and everywhere.

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Barbarians: Disordered Insurgence by Chrissus and Odotheus

Barbarians by Chris and Odotheus is a text of some importance for anarchists and anyone else who sincerely desires the destruction of this social world of exploitation and domination. It presents a devastating critique of a book that has become one of the most significant theoretical influences on a major part so-called anti-globalisation movement, Empire by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Hardt and Negri claim to be post-dialectical and post-Marxist. It merely takes a slight rip of the veil to expose a historical determinism and a rigid dialectic of class struggle that reflects one of the crudest versions of Marxism.

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