Faggots & Their Friends – AudioZine

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The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions – by Larry Mitchell – MP3ReadTorrent ArchiveYouTube

In a joyous and perverse intermingling of fable, myth, heterotopian vision, and pocket wisdom, The Faggots and Their Friends tell us stories of the 70s gay countercultures and offer us strategies and wisdom for our own time living between revolutions.

From the 2016 introduction:

“These pages sketch a different shape to time and offer instructions for living within it. This story, like our own, plays out in liminal time. Not the time of revolution, and not after-the-revolution, the story occurs between revolutions. Being between revolutions: being enmeshed in slow entropy, in abandoned spaces, in lives forged without recourse to ‘winning’ or ‘after’. The faggots feel this disintegration, and live best when empires are falling.”

First published in 1977 by Calamus Books this Radical Faerie classic was reprinted last year.

“This is possibly the sweetest gay fantasy book written during the magical post-Stonewall, pre-AIDS epoch. It’s a series of poems/stories about fairy men living in a community, spending time together, wearing spangles, and mocking straight society. “ – a comment on Goodreads

Musical interludes: False Moon by Them Are Us Too

History of May Day – AudioZine

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38:42 – The Incomplete, True, Authentic and Wonderful History of May Day – by Peter Linebaugh – MP3ReadPrintTorrentArchiveYouTube

This essay tells a story of the two sides of May Day: the red and the green. From Maypoles to the Haymarket martyrs listen to this AudioZine and get exited for an awesome May Day.

“The repression had begun with the burning of women and it continued in the 16th century when America was “discovered,” the slave trade was begun, and nation-states and capitalism were formed. In 1550 an Act of Parliament demanded that Maypoles be destroyed, and it outlawed games. In 1644 the Puritans in England abolished May Day altogether.”

The essay has recently been expanded into a full length book available from PM press.
Musical interludes – The Chain by Fleetwood Mac

Check out our other May Day hype piece Witch’s Child!

When Insurrections Die – Audio Zine

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1:34:46 – When Insurrections Die – By Gilles Dauvé – MP3TextPrintArchiveTorrentYouTube

Are fascism and democracy two sides of the same statist coin? What can the history of fascism tell us about our current moment? How can opposition to fascism end up strengthening liberal capitalist democracy?

“The question is not: who has the guns? but rather: what do the people with the guns do? 10,000 or 100,000 proletarians armed to the teeth are nothing if they place their trust in anything beside their own power to change the world. Otherwise, the next day, the next month or the next year, the power whose authority they recognize will take away the guns which they failed to use against it.”

This is a reconceived version of “Fascism and Anti-Fascism“(PDF), which Dauvé wrote (under the pen name Jean Barrot) as a preface to a selection of articles on the Spanish Revolution in the French communist journal Bilan (published in 1979). In this text, Dauvé draws on the experiences of the revolutionary movements in Russia, Germany, and Spain to criticize anti-fascism and democracy, and to draw general conclusions for communists today.
Another version of this text appeared in Endnotes #1 (2008) and corrects some typographical errors and improves layout, but has no substantive alterations.

Musical interludes: No Police by Doja Cat

Insurrectionary Anarchy Organising for Attack! – AudioZine

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59:59 -Two essays, Insurrectionary Anarchy Organising for Attack! (Text) and Without a Trace(Text), from issue #10 of Do or DieMP3PDFArchiveTorrentYouTube

“Insurrectionary anarchism is not an ideological solution to social problems, nor a commodity on the capitalist market of ideologies and opinions. Rather it is an on-going practice aimed at putting an end to the domination of the state and the continuance of capitalism, which requires analysis and discussion to advance. Historically, most anarchists, except those who believed that society would evolve to the point that it would leave the state behind, have believed that some sort of insurrectionary activity would be necessary to radically transform society. Most simply, this means that the state has to be knocked out of existence by the exploited and excluded, thus anarchists must attack: waiting for the state to disappear is defeat.”

Musical interludes New Noise by Refused

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Revolutionary Echoes From Syria – AudioZine

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Revolutionary Echoes From Syria: Conversations With Two Anarchists From Aleppo – Published by Hourriya MP3PDF? (Coming Soon) ArchiveTorrentYouTube

The discussion below reflects an overview of the conditions experienced by individuals who are trying to liberate themselves from the system of social hypocrisy and the mentality of subordination. Our experience is still fragile, a newborn.

During the revolution and even now the difficulty lies in our inability to observe clearly the inherent authoritarian power within the society and the state. Consequently this prevented – and still prevents – us from stripping the layers they hide behind and fighting them raw and bare.

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“Have no Kalashnikov, Choose Molotov.”

Musical interludes:  Samih – (Ya Haif) Ya Hef –  سميح شقير – يا حيف,   Ibrahim Kashush – أغنية الشهيد البطل إبراهيم قاشوش

This Is Not a Dialogue – AudioZine

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This Is Not a Dialogue: notes on anti-fascism and free speech – by CrimethInc- MP3Read PDFArchiveTorrentYouTube

“Maybe you missed this, but you’re not in a dialogue. Your views are beside the point.  Argue all you want—your adversaries are glad to see you waste your breath. Better yet if you protest: they’d rather you carry a sign than do anything. They’ll keep you talking as long as they can, just to tire you out—to buy time.

They intend to force their agenda on you. That’s what all the guns are for, what the police and drones and surveillance cameras are for, what the FBI and CIA and NSA are for, what all those laws and courts and executive orders are for. It’s what their church is for, what those racist memes are for, what online harassment and bullying are for. It’s what gay bashings and church burnings are for.”

Musical Interludes: The sound of Richard Spencer getting punched by an anonymous hero,  Kersed by Ceremony, Legacy by Trial, Enough is Enough by Chumbawamba, TimeBomb by Chumbawaba, Police State by Dead Prez,  Antifascista  by ZSK

A Wager On The Future – AudioZine

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1:40:05 – A Wager On The Future – Josep Gardeneyes – MP3ReadImposed – TorrentArchiveYouTube

Anarchist organization, the Islamic State, the crisis, and outer space

“To have any possibility of destroying this prison society and averting
the horrible destiny that is unfolding around us, it is indispensable:
to stop conceiving of our weakness in terms of dissemination; to abandon
the practice of recruitment and the delirium of mass organization that
it represents; and to energetically criticize those currents that make
use of marketing and populism. But much more than attacking our errors,
we have to mark out other paths to follow, with actions more than with
words.

To start with, it cannot be a single path. No one practice is capable of
including all the activities necessary for a revolution. We must think
of revolt as an ecosystem. If we try to be the only species, we kill the
revolution.”

Here is a Spanish version of the text

Music – Don’t Mind Me – Nosaj Thing