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Wind Power in Michigan: Another Techno-Sham

April 02, 2013

Wind power is viewed favorably by many—backers claim it creates jobs, creates “clean” electricity, will help reduce consumption of “dirty” fuels, and is essentially harmless. However, as with most technological fixes touted by “green energy” advocates and those seeking technological solutions to delay the climate crisis, such techno-fixes will not stop climate change. It’s just another false solution that attempts to allow us to continue living high-consumption lifestyles based on a system of…

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Event: Jailbreak! Prisoner Letter Writing Night – 4/3

March 22, 2013

Jailbreak! Letter WritingHere’s a great event taking place monthly at The DAAC (115 S Division Ave). The next letter writing night is April 3rd: Come write letters to political prisoners/prisoners of war with us! The first Wednesday of every month we will be hosting a letter writing night at the DAAC from 5 – 7. We will provide paper, envelopes, stamps, pencils/pens, and resources on political prisoners/prisoners of war. In case you’re wondering what ‘Jailbreak’ is… JAILBREAK is one of our many…

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Poster Series: “Rape Culture Is…”

March 15, 2013

Some anarchists in North Carolina have created a new poster series that seeks to explain the reality of rape culture to a general audience. The posters were created in response to a growing anti-rape struggle on the campus of University North Carolina Chapel Hill. There have been a series of demonstrations, vandalism directed towards fraternities, and the covering of campus in posters such as the “Rape Culture Is…” posters and others that say “Intimidate Rapists.” The posters are viewable here…

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March Political Prisoners Birthday Poster

March 12, 2013

Political Prisoners Birthday PosterThe monthly poster of political prisoner birthdays from the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective is out now. Please take the time to make a card or send a letter to one or more of the prisoners on the list. It’s a great way to show support for those in prison. The collective that puts out the poster is also asking for donations, please consider their appeal and supporting their projects: Lastly, we want to ask that if you’re not already financially committed to…

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February Political Prisoner Birthdays Poster

February 03, 2013

February 2013 Political Prisoners Birthdays PosterThe Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective monthly political prisoners birthday poster is out: “Send a birthday card to these political prisoners. It’s an easy way to help remind these freedom fighters that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember- don’t use anything like white-out, stickers, tape or glitter on it. We also recommend that you put your name and address and their name and prisoner number on the card, lest the authorities “lose…

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Fifth Estate #388 Out Now

February 03, 2013

Fifth Estate #388We’re a little late in announcing this, but the winter issue of Fifth Estate (#388) is out now. It features the new updated design and layout and has a number of interesting articles: Anarchist Violence or State Violence? Propaganda of the Deed Taking it OFF the streets! From Ritual to Resistance John Zerzan in London Vietnam: Gucci Meets Communist Revolution Art in Support of Prisoners: Marie Mason update Seattle Grand Jury Targets Anarchists Life in the Body dump: Kelly Pflug…

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Interview with John Zerzan on Anti-Civilization Anarchy

December 08, 2012

The radio show “The Final Straw” out of Ashville, NC recently aired an interview with author John Zerzan. We’ve posted it here because the wide-ranging interview offers a good introduction to anti-civilization ideas. Zerzan and the show’s host discuss domestication, technology, industrialism, patriarchy, the left, and a host of other topics. You can listen to it here using this player: For those interested in more anarchist radio, “The Final Straw” regularly features guests spanning a variety of…

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New Zine: Mass, The Left, And Other Walking Fossils

November 21, 2012

Mass, The Left, And Other Walking FossilsOur newest zine—*Mass, The Left, And Other Walking Fossils—*is a selection of writings by the Curious George Brigade that originally appeared in the book Anarchy In The Age Of Dinosaurs. We’re reprinting them because provide a good starting point for an anti-leftist anarchist perspective: it rejects the idea of “the mass,” the notion of duty, single-issue campaigns, compromise, coalitions, permanence, false unity, etc. In their place, they offer a vision…

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New Zine: Why Civilization?

November 16, 2012

Why Civilization?We’re excited to announce our newest zine, Why Civilization? The zine presents a short introduction to the anti-civilization perspective and is designed to be easily reproducible (it’s only 4 pages). Its focus is on passion and excitement–we believe the case against civilization is made pretty clear when one looks at everything that surrounds us, there’s really no need for boring people with facts about how bad everything is. From the zine: “We believe anarchy to be the ultimate…

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New Zine: Collectives: Anarchy Against the Mass

November 16, 2012

Collectives: Anarchy Against The MassWe’ve just put together a new zine titled Collectives: Anarchy Against The Mass. It presents a basic introductory argument in favor of collectives and against the faceless mass-based organizing approach: “Collectives are small efficient means of organizing that provide practical examples of counter-institutions that are egalitarian, voluntary, and anti-authoritarian. Collectives work and they prove that anarchy works, and that’s one of the best weapons we…

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