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Anarchy, Activism, and Insurrection: A Conversation with A Murder of Crows

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Jul 6 2007 14:36
Anarchy, Activism, and Insurrection: A Conversation with A Murder of Crows

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Anarchy, Activism, and Insurrection: A Conversation with A Murder of Crows
From Modesto Anarcho #4

MA: How is insurrectionary anarchism as a practical tendency of action different from approaches to social change that involve formal organizations? What’s the difference between formal and informal organization?

DS: First off, Kellen would agree with me that this label “insurrectionary anarchist,” like all labels, is limiting. We take what we want from a bunch of radical ideas and tendencies while rejecting any aspects of them that we don’t find useful or worthwhile. So we want to reject becoming messiahs of any category, label, or ideological division. We’re interested in social war and autonomy with anyone who shares that same aim, anarchist, insurrectionary, or neither. There’s the saying that in the supermarket of ideas you should take what you find relevant and discard the rest. This should be done without buying into the complete package of an ideology. Steal what you need and burn the rest.

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Jul 6 2007 14:47
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Bikes are about as green as the petrochemical factories that produce their tires, and the mines that provide the metals for their frames.

grin

yoshomon
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Jul 6 2007 15:54

I have nothing to do with MA, and I've never really been involved in a Food Not Bombs. Helped cook a few times and bought oil for em once.

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Jul 6 2007 16:16
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On the other hand, there are anarchist formal organizations that have constitutions and programs of struggle, which are decided upon in organizational congresses. Obviously this is a problem for us. Let’s say an anarchist formal organization adopts a position. But then let’s say the position runs counter to the situation people find themselves in. What do they do? The organization has adopted a position as decided upon by its membership, so they’re supposed to stick with it, at least until the next congress. This wouldn’t give us the necessary flexibility to respond to conditions as they change and events as they develop. Situations arise quite quickly, and we need to be ready for them; preordained programs of action can be highly limiting.

Why does something tell me this is based entirely on conjecture? I can't think of an example of one of our local groups wanting to do something but being prevented by a "position" we've reached as a federation, and having to wait till the next fed conference to get permission.

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Jul 6 2007 16:32


http://www.geocities.com/anarcho209/modestoanarcho.html

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Jul 6 2007 16:44

grin

"So we haven't been able to whack people with pipes since the adoption of Resolution 2 at the 2006 conference... we're looking to reverse that this year."

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Jul 6 2007 19:50
MJ wrote:
grin

"So we haven't been able to whack people with pipes since the adoption of Resolution 2 at the 2006 conference... we're looking to reverse that this year."

Dude with the pipe looks like someone played a dirty joke on him and wiped up some piss with that shirt before he put it on as part of his chic anarchy-throwdown ensemble. Heh.

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Jul 7 2007 16:54

Hmm, good interview and interesting perspectives and call to arms although I just found the parts about insurrection kind of hilarious at the moment as I would say the skinheads bash more people more frequently then anarchists are blowing up things and punching cops. Which is not a good sign.

I haven't read the article on FNB yet but I find it a little rich wailing on them like that. It might not start the revolution but it is mutual aid and people need to eat food. By his logic it seems because capitalism and wages are bad I should quit my job at the call centre.

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Jul 7 2007 16:58
MJ wrote:
grin

"So we haven't been able to whack people with pipes since the adoption of Resolution 2 at the 2006 conference... we're looking to reverse that this year."

grin