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Book Review: ‘Fascists Among Us’ – Online hate and the Christchurch massacre

Whenever a terrorist incident occurs somewhere in the world, a tell-all book or movie-of-the-week is sure to follow. Mostly it’s an exploitative response that is shallow and adds nothing to anyone’s understanding of the phenomenon. Fascists Among Us by Jeff Sparrow is not such a book. It covers the Christchurch mosque attack but eschews such approaches as pseudo-first-person narrative or lurid descriptions of events by on-the-scene observers. Rather, it makes an honest attempt to get into the motivations behind the attack. The most commendable aspect of this being the rejection of superficial psychological explanations, in favour of acknowledging the political impetus behind events. For example, Sparrow argues Brenton Tarrant’s manifesto “…expresses-with stark clarity-a distinctive political program.” (p.10). He references the term ‘autogenic’ to describe massacres driven by psychopathology or personal problems but explicitly notes that the murderer says in his document on the killings that they were “…a politically motivated terrorist attack” but “…he used them to rewrite the massacre script, injecting political content into an apolitical form” (p. 73).

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How to Blow Up a Pipeline: A letter from the Editor

“What is remarkable about Andreas’s writing, to me, is that in reading this book, it’s immediately clear that destruction, sabotage, and occupation are acts of love.”

Jessie Kindig, editor
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Self and Others: Max Stirner and Revolutionary Anarchism – Review of Jacob Blumenfeld’s All Things Are Nothing to Me: The Unique Philosophy of Max Stirner

The individualist- egoism of Max Stirner, its strengths and weaknesses, in comparison with the views of Bakunin, Landauer, and Karl Marx. A review of Jacob Blumenfeld’s All Things Are Nothing to Me: The Unique Philosophy of Max Stirner (Winchester: Zero Books, 2018. 155 pp. $17.46 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78099-663-9.)

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#UK: Some thoughts on the anarchist bookfair in #London

London. UK. Hello everyone, First off, we just wanted to offer a massive thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2020 Anarchist Bookfair in London, all of you who contributed lives panels, talks and pre-recorded media regardless of whether it was made for the bookfair or not, thank you for making take part and sharing your knowledge, information and skills with us all.

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A Kick in the Belly: a letter from the Editor

“From this meticulously researched and beautifully written book emerges not only an account of the experiences of enslaved women, but of their stubborn insubordination, their tireless resistance and the crucial role they played in rebellions, small and large.”

Rosie Warren, Verso editor, on the publication of A Kick in the Belly.
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Book Review: Unflattering Photos of Fascists-Authoritarianism in Trump’s America

2020 is more than half over and maybe the United States is too. Trump seems to be working on a smooth transition of power from himself to himself regardless of any upcoming election results. A book review.

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My Pestiferous Life – Claudio Lavazza

Claudio Lavazza, rebel, anarchist, bank robber and gentleman. During the 70s in Italy he participated in the struggle against State and Capital, arms in hand. Contrary to the grave-diggers of subversion, after this experience, he never traded his desire to overthrow the existent for a political career. He never resigned, nor sought refuge in any State, which could have granted him a controlled freedom. He kept fighting, against winds and tides.

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14th #NYC Virtual Anarchist Book Fair – September 25-26-27, 2020 – 10am to 10 pm

David Graeber left this time, another anarchist star lit in the skies of the Uprising !!

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As free as blackness will make them – An interview with Frank B. Wilderson III

The following interview was conducted August 20, 2020 by Gerardo Munoz and Ángel Octavio Álvarez Solis on Radio Ibero in Mexico City. Transcribed by Ill Will Editions, with light edits for readability. 

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