From 1968 to 1975, Rochdale College
existed as co-op housing and as an experimental college, affiliated with the University of Toronto. Before it closed, it was the largest free university in North America. [more inside]
posted by frimble
on Jun 12, 2012 -
David Graeber profile
: Meet the anthropologist, activist
], and anarchist who helped transform a hapless rally into a global protest movement
... " 'Most people don't think anarchism is a bad idea. They think it's insane,' says Graeber. 'Yeah, sure it would be great
not to have prisons and police and hierarchical structures of authority, but everybody would just start killing each other. That wouldn't work, right?' Graeber's father, however, had seen it work
posted by kliuless
on Nov 27, 2011 -
Today marks the 5th anniversary of Marvin Heemeyer's
killdozer rampage in Granby, Colorado. This resulted in the destruction of 13 buildings and an estimated $7 million in damage, a surreal heavy equipment duel with the police, and Heemeyer himself the sole casualty. Watch a fan-assembled montage
of footage from the event.
posted by 7segment
on Jun 4, 2009 -
is a corporate collective comprised of the nations most innovative and forward thinking businesses, known internally as Affiliates. Our primary objective is to sell a long overdue revolution to the American public through an innovative branding and advertising campaign which will benefit today’s large corporations, the American economy and the consumer alike.
posted by streetdreams
on Sep 16, 2008 -
Although celtic-punk groups like the Pogues, Flogging Molly, and the Dropkick Murphys may have been the first bands to combine punk rock with folk music, other groups have been crossing over folk music and punk rock for some time now. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc
on Jul 29, 2008 -
Gun crime on the streets of London
? It's not new. Here's a tale of robbery, murder, revolution, and Churchill in a topper
. First, the Tottenham Outrage
, a factory robbery resulting in two murders, 27 injuries, and a bizarre chase. The villains are Latvian anarchists, a group who are trying to finance their revolutionary aims through crime. The next year, a plan to tunnel into a jewelers
is botched, and attempted burglary becomes the Houndsditch Murders
. The police investigate, and on locating the gang, The Siege of Sidney Street
begins. The army is called in, and the Home Secretary
pops by and assumes control. After much shooting
, a fire breaks out, and two men burn to death. But neither of them is the mysterious gang leader, Peter the Painter, and the five later tried are all acquitted. Churchill, however, is guilty of showing off a bit
posted by liquidindian
on Jun 18, 2007 -
This year's Malinowski Memorial Lecture
at the London School of Economics was presented by David Graeber, until recently an Associate Professor at Yale, entitled
Beyond Power/Knowledge: an exploration of the relation of power, ignorance and stupidity
. (PDF link)
Although Yale declined to provide a reason for Mr. Graeber's recent dismissal
, it's likely that his outspoken anarchism
as well as his support for a union of graduate students, were influences in the decision.
He explained some of his views on anarchism, "globalization", and, yes, hope for the future, on the
Charlie Rose Show
Weekend reading assignment: Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology
. (PDF link)
posted by dinsdale
on Jun 10, 2006 -
Anekee, Anekee, I'm so confused. (WARNING: no nudity but probably NSFW and a Flash-only-site.)What's going here?
A beautiful (18+) teenage girl sell memberships to her site,
presumably with the promise of revealing skin. Nothing new, right? But wait, what she really
wants to do is Free Your Mind.
Could her mission possibly
be be true? (<< that link is definitely NSFW)
posted by danOstuporStar
on Aug 29, 2003 -
As any parent knows, kids are heavily into anarchy. It seems that some parents are, too.
Personally, I like to keep my anarchy where it belongs: fairytales
(which are also the only places it works.)
posted by agentfresh
on Nov 17, 2002 -
Large-scale, Global Anti-capitalism Protests Putting Smaller, Local, Anti-capitalism Protests Out Of Business:
"Kyle Redmond, spokesperson for WorldProtest, which has thousands of members in 20 countries and co-ordinates protests all over the world, defended his organisation's approach: 'We give anarchists what they want. It's a supply and demand situation. We offer a basic menu of building defacement, vandalism of a McDonalds outlet and general looting, ending with a confrontation with the local police. All our research shows that this is what the average anarchist on the street wants'." Satire at its finest...
posted by frednorman
on May 2, 2001 -
Sippey encourages you 'to inject chaos and anarchy into the post button by hijacking the identities and namesakes of your favorite web "icons."'
Who do you want to be today?
posted by peterme
on Mar 30, 2001 -
The Anti-Defamation League has categorized the circle-A anarchy sign
as "General Racist Symbol" (although in the Background info, they state: "The majority of people who identify with this movement consider themselves non-racist or anti-racist"). Kinda wacky.
posted by gluechunk
on Feb 7, 2001 -
The home page of a high school kid who shows you exactly how to build pneumatic cannons, hovercraft, lockpicks, high explosives, telephone bugs and a lot of other fun stuff. Impress your friends! Be the first on your block! (Remind me to be nice to the next teenager I meet.)
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Jan 6, 2001 -
This new "FreeNet"
sounds like a perfect utopia, where all information is free
like beer, and not just free like speech. Some of the provisions for the network, like not being able to remove a file
, remaining anonymous
, and not even being able to track down
where the files are really coming from make it sound like a anarchist's paradise. I'm wondering though, will it be a place to exchange banned books, or will it be clogged with porn, warez, and mp3s? Will it be populated with idealists against censorship, or AOLers wanting free stuff? Do things always go to the lowest common denominator right away, or does it take time?
posted by mathowie
on Apr 26, 2000 -