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There are no metropolitan revolts, only revolts against the metropolis

In August of 2019, the collective author “consejo nocturno” [nocturnal council] released a chapter of their 2018 book Un habitar más fuerte que la metrópoli on the Artilleria immanente websiteWhile we await the publication of the full work in English, ill-will-editions have taken the initiative to translate the chapter here, offering links to the books it cites in the notes below.

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Subcomandante Marcos: Our Word Is Our Weapon

THIS BOOK could not have been were it not for the generosity of spirit, talent, and daring of many people, more than could possibly be named in this short page or retained in this faulty memory of mine. To the dedicated people who translate the Zapatista communiqués so that they may circulate the world through the Internet, we owe a great debt for keeping the issues in Chiapas ever-present and for helping breach the Mexican government’s cordon of silence and denial.

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No longer merely metaphor: Re-reading The Plague by Albert Camus

Albert Camus’ novel The Plague offers a portrait of a town under quarantine, ravaged by an epidemic. It tells us of life arbitrarily constrained and unjustly shortened, of human beings isolated by law and by disease, of panics and shortages, of despair and heroic sacrifice. It presents a grim picture of human life, but an affirming picture of human beings.  It ends with a clear moral, that “what we learn in time of pestilence” is that “there is more to admire in humanity than to despise.” [1]

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Wayne Price: Our Morals and Theirs – Means and Ends in Anarchist, Liberal, and Marxist Morals

During the late 1930s, Leon Trotsky and John Dewey, a leading U.S. liberal, wrote essays on the relation of means and ends in politics, and on whether Leninism led to Stalinism. I am going to discuss these works from an anarchist perspective.

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Peter Kropotkin – Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

Reading Kropotkin‘s classic “Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution” from 1902, in times of the coronavirus.

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#Montreal Anarchist Bookfair: What We’re Doing in May 2020

For a variety of reasons, most of which have to do with COVID-19, the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair collective has made the tough–but in our view, responsible–decision that we are not going to organize the big two-day gathering that has taken place around parc Vinet for most of the past twenty years. Instead, though, we hope to organize a different kind of event on May 17, 2020, to sustain our connections, politics, and solidarity.

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Save the date: (tentatively) Announcing the 2020 #Toronto Anarchist Bookfair!

While we don’t know what the coming months will look like, we are excited to announce and invite you to mark your calendars for the Toronto Anarchist Bookfair on October 24, 2020.

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#Scotland #Dundee Anarchist Bookfair is happening on the 14th of March!

Dundee. Scotland. UK. Just to remind everyone about the Dundee Anarchist Bookfair 2020.

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Renzo Novatore: Toward the Creative Nothing

It is difficult to find anarchist works in English that are at the same time “individualist” and explicitly revolutionary, that emphasize the centrality of the aim of individual self-determination to a revolution that will “communalize material wealth” as it will “individualize spiritual wealth”. Written in 1924, Renzo Novatore’s “Toward the creating nothing”, is still an important read today.

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