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Politics and the English Language - George Orwell (www.orwellfoundation.com)

In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not...

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Cracking, unlicensed MAME, jailbreaking - these should be free-speech fundamentals that are instead prosecuted as crimes.

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I find it unclear what the relationship is between free speech and the UK using flawed but licensed proprietary software to wrongly convict innocent people of fraud.

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Yeah, most laws have nothing to do with justice and are merely threats made by social elites to working people. I don't need that explained to me. I think you misunderstood my politics from my initial comment.

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For people not familiar, this is a joke based on the complete clusterfuck of Canadian crossing flags.

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She paused for a moment. “Is that it? Nothing else? No other criticisms?” She was challenging me to dig deeper. In Kurdish revolutionary culture, couching your criticism in a compliment or an excuse is seen as a sign of dishonesty and liberalism. It should instead be treated as a gift, as something essential. “Be direct,” her tone seemed to suggest.

I like that Heval Newroz accepted and encouraged criticism; that she views the revolution not as a finished work but a project still in progress. I agree you can't expect society to change quickly, and education is the key. I hope their revolution continues to progress in an anarchist direction.

Thanks for sharing the article.

Free book until April 4: The Anarchist Turn in Twenty-First Century Leftwing Activism (www.cambridge.org)

Leftwing activism of recent decades exhibits an anarchist turn evident in quantitative indicators like mentions of anarchists in news reports and by activists adopting anarchist modes of organization, tactics, and social goals-whether or not they claim that label. The authors of this Element argue that the very crises that...

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Advice on the best way to convert this to a PDF? 'Save Page As' doesn't work well.

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Thanks! The PDF is really well formatted :)

Who are some social ecologists from the Global South?

It seems like so much of social ecology is centered around Bookchin. His ideas are certainly useful, and I don't have anything major to take issue with him for. But he is still one guy, and it's pretty inconsistent with a movement growing from anarchism to uphold individual people as heroes. He's also a cis white man from...

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I don't think we discuss Bookchin too much here, but I would also like to see more discussion of activity and organization in the global south.

If you're interested, EZLN art frequently appears in the SLRPNK !art community, and anarchist Mexican political prisoners causes are championed by Black Cross organizations.

@Rozaŭtuno also recently posted an article in !anarchism about the Anarchist Assembly of Biobío in Argentina.

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This particular monologue is pretty tame compared to others when it comes to sharing his anarchist politics, but is a good introduction to his work. Ani DiFranco did a great job of building a soundscape around it.

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Advocate of the Five state-solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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Crimethinc was contacted by Aaron directly, and has an excellent article on his action, discussed here on SLRPNK.

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Aaron Bushnell's action reminded me immediately of Malachi Ritscher. Aaron has already been added as a Wikipedia "See also" link, so I'm not the only one.

The lesson from Malachi's death is that the State doesn't care about our lives, and the media will show its complicity with a blackout. The same media outlets will spin wall-to-wall coverage of a mass shooting, so concern for copycats is not their motivation. While the intention was to shock the complacent masses to action, instead the message reverberated as trauma through the activist community.

This is a very difficult thing to talk about, and Crimethinc did both Aaron and its readers justice by writing such a nuanced obituary.

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Pruning this duplicate, as the other one has more votes and a more robust post text.

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There's Really Really Free Markets all across the United States, but Tulsa's seems to be the best organized out of all of them. Congratulations on being part of that scene.

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This is an anarchist space. If you would like to participate, consider phrasing your opinions in a way that respects that fact.

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I removed it. I will also remove this comment.

Please take your "I have a right to be an asshole on a server where I contribute nothing" politics elsewhere. You're welcome back when you've absorbed the concept of federated social media, but take at least a month to think about it.

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Ironically libertarian was originally a synonym for anarchist, and was also stolen by the right.

One gratifying aspect of our rise to some prominence is that, for the first time in my memory, we, ‘our side,’ had captured a crucial word from the enemy . . . ‘Libertarians’ . . . had long been simply a polite word for left-wing anarchists, that is for anti-private property anarchists, either of the communist or syndicalist variety. But now we had taken it over...

-- Murray Rothbard

Many still use the term "Libertarian Socialist" to specify they mean libertarian in the original sense.

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