Hello all, sorry for yet another late post! This week, we’ve got three pieces to choose from. Bellamy’s piece is kind of long, but as always, feel free to read them all, a select few, or even none at all — whatever suits your needs and desires. The selections are:
Seaweed – “Permanent Subsistence Zones”
Bellamy Fitzpatrick – “An Invitation to Desertion”
Rob Los Ricos – “Traveling Autonomous Zone”
Thanks for putting up with my posting ineptitude. See you all on Tuesday!
This coming Tuesday, we’ll try a bit of a medium change and look at a graphic novel: Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles. Since we’re used to calibrating our reading lengths based upon pure text, I’m not sure how many pages are too many for everyone’s taste when reading visual works like this. As such, you’ll find chapters 1 and 2 behind the jump. If that proves to be too much for your taste or than you have time for, feel free to read less. We’ll see what kind of a discussion they inspire and perhaps we’ll finish this series in the future!
Next week we’ll discuss prisons and the struggles against them from both within and without. For readings, you have a choice: either Mark Barnsley’s “If it was easy, they wouldn’t call it struggle” or the pamphlet “3 positions against prisons”. Both PDFs are found behind the link, but just be aware that “3 positions…” is in imposed format.
No need to read them both, or even to necessarily read either, just show up next week with your ideas on the carceral system and how to burn it to the ground.
Next time we’re going to read an old favorite we haven’t looked at in this group for a while: Alfredo Bonanno’s Armed Joy. It’s easily Bonanno’s most well-known piece (at least among anglophone readers), albeit one of his early ones, and a poetic evocation of his conception of insurrectionary anarchism. Lately Cory has been kind enough to record our readings, but she can take the week off as I recorded this one years ago.
There seemed to be some interest in a piece I’ve mentioned before called “Professional Anarchy and Theoretical Disarmament: On Insurrectionalism” by Miguel Amorós. It looks critically at Bonanno and the insurrectionary tendency so strongly associated with his writings (at least in this part of the world). This is just extra reading for you masochists out there, so no worries if you don’t get to it (or don’t want to). Some of you may find it worthwhile.
Hope to see you all next week for this volatile classic!