Let's make a thread of texts to radicalize the anarcho-curious in our lives. Please reply to this post with books, zines, articles, or videos. Bonus points for direct links and texts with accessible language.
@goaskforde this article is about how voting is an act of enforcing colonialism and I shared it with friends who thought voting is the be all end all https://www.indigenousaction.org/voting-is-not-harm-reduction-an-indigenous-perspective/
@goaskforde Book The occult features of anarchism: https://www.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=964 Zine Direct Action: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/voltairine-de-cleyre-direct-action Video 1 A Place Called Chiapas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYgd9_Mr-LU Video 2 Thoughtslime landlords https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2EWQ4v9wbA Article https://enoughisenough14.org/2021/01/08/january-6-a-mass-base-for-fascism-meanwhile-as-the-republicans-fracture-a-new-political-center-emerges-further-to-the-right/
@goaskforde An Anarchist Solution to Global Warming by Peter Gelderloos is what got me into this. Its a very short description of a vision of one possible future organized by anarchistic principles. https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-an-anarchist-solution-to-global-warming
"Fightíng for Our Lives - An Anarchist Primer" by @CrimethInc
@goaskforde Towards an Anarchist Ecology https://www.sproutdistro.com/catalog/zines/diy/towards-anarchist-ecology
Ursula Le Guin, “The Disposessed”:
Angela Davis, “Women, Race, and Class”:
@goaskforde Shit. That Angela Davis link is just one chapter. Should have realised it was too good to be true.
@goaskforde Angela Davis, “Women, Race and Class”, pdf:
...and text, from the Internet Archive:
@goaskforde we have a growing, accessible audio library of revolutionary & leftist texts...some of these titles are up already & we are adding more all the time. Copyright can be an issue with newer titles like some of those mentioned, but we’ve kind of decided to take the risk & apologize later approach if we get flagged. Anyway: www.SoundCloud.com/listenleft
@goaskforde The Anarchism of Blackness by Anderson and Samudzi https://roarmag.org/magazine/black-liberation-anti-fascism/
Anarchism and the Black Revolution by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/lorenzo-kom-boa-ervin-anarchism-and-the-black-revolution
Anarchy Can't Fight Alone by Kuwasi Balagoon https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/kuwasi-balagoon-anarchy-can-t-fight-alone
On White Radicalism by the Black Action Movement in Kalamazoo, MI (Nov 1968) https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/black-action-movement-on-white-radicalism
The Anarchy of Colored Girls Assembled in a Riotous Manner by Saidiya Hartman https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/saidiya-hartman-the-anarchy-of-colored-girls-assembled-in-a-riotous-manner
@goaskforde From Rojava to the Mapuche Struggle https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/pilar-villanueva-from-rojava-to-the-mapuche-struggle
Bringing the Black Flag to the Philippines: An Interview with Bandilang Itim https://www.amwenglish.com/articles/bringing-the-black-flag-to-the-philippines-an-interview-with-bandilang-itim/
Letter from Anarchist Prisoner Michael Kimble https://www.amwenglish.com/articles/letter-from-anarchist-prisoner-michael-kimble/
Discourse on Colonialism by Aime Cesaire https://www.criticalsecret.net/IMG/pdf/_discourse_on_colonialism.pdf
Prison Memoirs of a Japanese Woman by Kaneko Fumiko https://libcom.org/history/prison-memoirs-japanese-woman
The Progressive Plantation: racism inside white radical social change groups
by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin
@goaskforde Not exactly what you're looking for, but possibly of interest: *Free to Choose*, ten videos. https://www.freetochoosenetwork.org/programs/free_to_choose/index_80.php
@goaskforde it's not explicitly anarchist, but I really like this text about healthy relationship : https://norasamaran.com/2016/02/11/the-opposite-of-rape-culture-is-nurturance-culture-2/
@goaskforde The Introduction to The Anarchist FAQ:
@goaskforde For anarcho-curious folks who prefer videos, we've got our A is for Anarchy series.
@goaskforde Seconding Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-anarchy-works
@goaskforde Life Without Law: An Introduction to Anarchist Politics
@goaskforde Idk if anyone else had read it (or had thoughts about it), but I found crimethinc’s “What would an anarchist program look like” article really helpful for my conceptualizing of the/an endgame. https://crimethinc.com/2020/11/02/exercise-what-would-an-anarchist-program-look-like
@goaskforde Hey, I started making a google doc of some anarchism resources... Check it out :)
"The Antifa Handbook" by Mark Bray, especially the chapters "Four: Five Historical Lessons for Anti-Fascists" and 'Five: “So Much For the Tolerant left!”: “No Platform” and Free Speech'.
Found them to be concise and easy to understand, esay to remember.
concise and important
@goaskforde Not really “theory” or even much of an intro to anarchism, but David Graeber’s “Are you and Anarchist?, The answer may surprise you!” Is easy to read and dispells a lot of the myths about anarchism.
@goaskforde "Anarchism and Its Aspirations" by Cindy milstein is my go-to primer for the anarchy-curious in my life. Super accessible and interesting read
@goaskforde Anarchy Works is easily the most compelling introduction I know of. Nothing convinces people that something could work more than showing them that it does work. It also has comprehensive answers to the most common questions and objections to anarchism https://anarchy.works/primer.html
Inhabit is much quicker, more poetic, and more practical for modern times. It's what I recommend for people who don't want to sit down and read a whole book https://inhabit.global/
Are You An Anarchist? The Answer May Surprise You! is another quick and easy one, maybe better than either of the others for people who aren't so keen on grittiness and violence https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/david-graeber-are-you-an-anarchist-the-answer-may-surprise-you
@goaskforde Women and Socialism published by Haymarket books is a great resource for radicalizing libs, especially because it clearly lays out the impossibility of “changing the system from within” and drags well known lib orgs for their histories of racism and homophobia
@goaskforde I will continue recording soon I hope. I plan to delve into some Kafka. Though not strictly an anarchist, he has a lot of ideas and subject studies that really call out to anarchists world wide.
A few sci fi books that I think can help people imagine anarchy:
Woman on the Edge of Time
Mars Triology or 2312
In defence of looting as a recent contextual text off the top of my head that has worked on some anarchocurious people I know.
I still think some crimethinc books/articles/zines is great especially for young people.
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