Who says anarcho-primitivists have no friends?
Anarchist thinker John Zerzan
will be the keynote speaker at January 15th's centenary meeting of the 100,000-member Spanish anarcho-syndicalist union Confederaction General del Trabajos. Zerzan, who has previously called syndicalism "self-management of alienation" will speak on the topic "Anarchism or Barbarism?". What will
anarchy look like
in the future?
The Zine Library
has hundreds of zines
in pdf format for your perusal. They are organized into categories ranging from the common political (anarchism
, political prisoners
& animal liberation
) and identity based zines (indigenous
) to the more esoteric (anarchist history
) as well as the useful (cooking
& organizing manuals
) and arty (art
). Now, zines are by their very nature hit and miss but there are some real treasures to be found. I recommend these three: [all links pdf] The Rebel's Dark Laughter - The Writings of Bruno Filippi
, Barefoot in the Kitchen
and Delivery from Below, Resistance from Above - Electricity and the Politics of Struggle in Tembisa, South Africa
. Note: Many if not most zines are set up to be printed out and bound together in chapbooks. That requires a bit of going back and forth when reading in pdf-format, but they wouldn't be real zines if they were straightforward to read ;) Don't know what a zine is? A pretty good overview is provided by zine librarian Jenna Freedman in Zines Are Not Blogs: A Not Unbiased Analysis
. [This site has been posted previously but was buried deep in the weeds of more inside]
We've done anarchoprimitivism before (1
) with mixed results.Some people have a different take.
For my part, I don't think Daniel Quinn ever intended to inspire anything involving Segways.
We've discussed scarification previously
, but as it's been a couple years, and you can never have too much modern primitivism, here's a new collection
of the cutting edge in inkless tattoos, courtesy of the folks at BME. Warning: not for the squeamish.
It's the end of the world as we know it
, and I feel fine...
For as much as MeFites object to apocalyptic thinking, there sure is a lot of it
We've had apocalyptic
literature since the Second Temple period, and it heavily influenced the origins of both Christianity
. It serves a strong psychological function
for persecuted minorities.
And more than a few predictions
that have failed miserably, often based on scriptural exegesis.
What does that say about modern predictions
about global warming
or peak oil
? Do the failed predictions of Nostradamus
mean that Joseph Tainter