Anarchy, Activism, and Insurrection

Anarchy, Activism, and Insurrection
  • Added to Catalog: 2017
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This is an older interview with some insurrectionary anarchists that was published in the zine A Murder of Crows. It presents a basic overview of the set of ideas known as “insurrectionary anarchism” and presents some solid critiques of the “activist” and “leftist” politics. There is a lot of challenging material in this text and plenty of fodder for discussion and reflection. Even ten years after its publication, this is still a worthwhile text as the pull of leftism and activism continues to infect anarchist approaches to social struggle.

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...insurrectionary anarchism, which is just one anarchist methodology, makes the most sense to us as a tactic and a strategy in opposing the social order. We embrace insurrection as a dynamic and uncompromising attack against everything that makes us not free. It appeals to us because it poses itself against the failures of cooperation with the state, the Left, pacifism, reformism, fetishizing armed struggle, and so on that are prevalent throughout history....insurrectionary anarchism, which is just one anarchist methodology, makes the most sense to us as a tactic and a strategy in opposing the social order. We embrace insurrection as a dynamic and uncompromising attack against everything that makes us not free. It appeals to us because it poses itself against the failures of cooperation with the state, the Left, pacifism, reformism, fetishizing armed struggle, and so on that are prevalent throughout history.

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