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Anarchist Theory and History in Global Perspective

The objective of this article is to present a summary of research carried out for some years, which culminated in the publication of the book Bandeira Negra: rediscutindo o anarquismo [Black Flag: Rediscussing Anarchism].[1] As part of a collective process of global research on anarchism, developed by researchers from different parts of the world within the Institute for Anarchist Theory and History (IATH), this book has a general objective: to answer the following question in depth, what is anarchism?

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What is the State? A New Animated Video Primer From Anarchist Agency & AK Press

As we collectively face an increasing level of social and environmental crises around the world, many people are questioning how the State—a system that wreaks so much destruction—even came to exist and why it has such a stranglehold on us. As anarchists we feel that it is important to acknowledge that the State is the framework for ordering and controlling relations among human society, the economy, and the natural world, and that we have the power to create a better world.

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Anarchy, Crime, and Prisons

Reviews of two books on anarchism’s approach to crime prevention and punishment.

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Anarchist Book Fair Amsterdam 2021: November 27-28

Amsterdam. Netherlands. We are back for the 5th annual Anarchist Book Fair in Amsterdam! The Book Fair will take place on the 27th and 28th of November 2021 at the Dokhuis (Plantage Doklaan 8). That’s right! It will be two full days of stands and workshops of anarchist collectives from all around the Netherlands and nearby countries. It’s going to be great!

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The “forgotten fight” for prison abolition in France

Long-time prison abolitionist Jacques Lesage de La Haye reflects on decades of anti-prison organizing in France and his personal journey from inmate to activist.

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Becoming Ungovernable – On Di Cesare’s Book “The Time of Revolt”

The Italian philosopher Donatella Di Cesare’s minoritarian book „The Time of Revolt“ can certainly be read as a complement and extension to Andrew Culp’s „Dark Deleuze“ and Joshua Clover’s „Riot.Strike.Riot.“ From the very first pages, the police as a formation of the security state play an important role for Di Cesare. If Clover had already spoken of the fact that today the police can be sighted by rioters on every corner and dominate public space to such an extent that any political dissent articulated in the streets has from the outset merely the character of the tolerated and at the same time of that which can be eliminated at any time, Di Cesare also locates the police in the context of an economy of public space.

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Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair [UK]

UK. Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair 2021 will take place on Saturday 6th November from 10am until 4pm at People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Bridge Street, M3 3ER.

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State Of War, An Excerpt From “The Nation On No Map: Black Anarchism & Abolition” By William C. Anderson

A selection from the upcoming book, The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism & Abolition, by William C Anderson, out soon from AK Press.

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Update: 15th NYC Anarchist Bookfair Will Be in Person & Virtual [New York City]

New York City. This year’s NYC Anarchist Bookfair will be held both in-person and virtually online.

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