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Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Perspectives on Anarchist Theory is a print & online journal published by the Institute for Anarchist Studies. Perspectives on Anarchist Theory is published by the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS).

It includes recent essays by IAS-supported writers, feature articles with anarchist views on contemporary issues, book reviews, and updates about IAS activities. Perspectives is both a print and an online journal. New essays are posted on the IAS website: www.anarchiststudies.org The print edition comes out annually and is available from AK Press and directly from the IAS. Perspectives on Anarchis

It includes recent essays by IAS-supported writers, feature articles with anarchist views on contemporary issues, book reviews, and updates about IAS activities. Perspectives is both a print and an online journal. New essays are posted on the IAS website: www.anarchiststudies.org The print edition comes out annually and is available from AK Press and directly from the IAS. Perspectives on Anarchis

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Antiauthoritarians organized to resist Russian aggression in Ukraine.
02/27/2022
THE RESISTANCE COMMITTEE (ENG)

Antiauthoritarians organized to resist Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Anti-authoritarian forces organized their own international detachment within the framework of the Territorial Defense of Ukraine. In…

Rome, Italy.
02/23/2022

Rome, Italy.

Solidarity with Portland from Charlottesville to the Bay.
02/22/2022

Solidarity with Portland from Charlottesville to the Bay.

Repost :“We suffered an immense loss at the protest last night. Every protester, corker, and motorcade person’s worst ni...
02/20/2022
Stand with Portland, organized by Dani Dani

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“We suffered an immense loss at the protest last night. Every protester, corker, and motorcade person’s worst nightmare came to life - a mass shooting on a BLM protest.

One of our beloved, dedicated, and wonderful community members was shot and killed and 4 others are wounded. The team and community is experiencing deep grief rn. Please tell the people you love you love them and hold them tight, support anyway you can.

This is a GFM for the person we lost and the survivors. Please donate anything you can and at the very least, please share this post. Also please hit the save button to boost the algorithm to get it in front of more people.

We appreciate the outpouring of love and support so far, continue to pray for us🙏🏽🖤💔❤️‍🩹

In the wake of tonight's horrific events that occured in Portland please donate to help us build funds … Dani Dani needs your support for Stand with Portland

Perspectives collective & IAS's own Theresa Warburton participates alongside William C. Anderson & Jorell Meléndez-Badil...
02/18/2022

Perspectives collective & IAS's own Theresa Warburton participates alongside William C. Anderson & Jorell Meléndez-Badillo in what is shaping up to be an excellent discussion of questions, practices, & frictions within & across anarchist history and movement.

A special event marking Black History Month looking at the life of Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, a living legend of Black Liber...
02/16/2022
The Making of a Black Anarchist Revolutionary

A special event marking Black History Month looking at the life of Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, a living legend of Black Liberation. Thursday, February 17th, online.

A special event marking Black History Month looking at the life of Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, a living legend of Black Liberation

Popular mobilization against the Far Right in Boise, Idaho!"After a week filled with cops stealing survival items, being...
02/02/2022
Boise Community Mobilizes In the Face of Threats of Violence from Far-Right Group

Popular mobilization against the Far Right in Boise, Idaho!

"After a week filled with cops stealing survival items, being stink bombed, and facing multiple threats of violence from local fascists – folks experiencing houselessness and Boise Mutual Aid volunteers were heavily relieved to see community show up."

Report back on recent community mobilization against threats of violence from the Idaho Liberty Dogs, a far-Right group in so-called Boise, Idaho. For background information, go here. photo: After a week filled with cops stealing survival items, being stink bombed, and facing multiple th...

Check out Perspectives online! Sharing new essays year round in additon to our annual print issue.
01/27/2022
Perspectives

Check out Perspectives online! Sharing new essays year round in additon to our annual print issue.

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory 2022 Submissions We are living in interesting and accelerating times! As we move forward through this year, we at Perspectives on Anarchist Theory are reflecting on how the events of the past few years have been continually shifting the ground beneath our feet on a c...

"We anarchists in imperialized nations know we are a minority. We are not like Marxists who seek to proclaim gospels and...
01/27/2022
The Western Left’s Erasure of Anarchists in the So-called “Third World”

"We anarchists in imperialized nations know we are a minority. We are not like Marxists who seek to proclaim gospels and anoint converts. We are not here to proclaim anarchism but anarchy, for people to freely act under their own power. Freedom is a constant struggle."

Imperialism works and reigns victorious over the world; shall you be an imperialist because it “works?” We anarchists already know the answer: yes, Marxists shall become imperialists because it works.

"Since 2017, police have allowed the Pacific Northwest city to serve as a proving ground for fascists like the Proud Boy...
01/20/2022
Raw Story, “Road to Jan. 6: How Portland police grew to love the Proud Boys and paved the way for Trump’s insurrection”

"Since 2017, police have allowed the Pacific Northwest city to serve as a proving ground for fascists like the Proud Boys. They received legal impunity and even police support with few attempts to stop it. The far-right used political violence to network with white nationalists, militias, and other extremists, raise their image nationally, gain recruits, and build capacity."

There were many points at which if the government had acted the Jan. 6 insurrection might never have happened. Leading up to the failed...

Write for Perspectives, on-line & in print!(art: "Love Supreme," by Erin Bree, of Gallery of the Streets)
01/11/2022
Perspectives on Anarchist Theory 2022 Submissions

Write for Perspectives, on-line & in print!
(art: "Love Supreme," by Erin Bree, of Gallery of the Streets)

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory 2022 Submissions January 11, 2022 We are living in interesting and accelerating times! As we move forward through this year, we at Perspectives on Anarchist Theory are reflecting on how the events of the past few years have been continually shifting the ground beneat...

James Meadway: David Graeber and the Strategic Impasse of the Left
12/30/2021
James Meadway: David Graeber and the Strategic Impasse of the Left

James Meadway: David Graeber and the Strategic Impasse of the Left

Graeber’s _Bullsh*t Jobs_ was a best-seller, but its critique of modern work has only just begun to impact conventional leftist politics. The same goes for his major ‘theoretical’ work, _Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value_ – a more academic, but richly insightful, work. His insights ...

A discussion between our comrades at It's Going Down with members of CrimethInc about contemporary anarchist history and...
12/29/2021
Organization, Repression, Burnout, Action: A Discussion with CrimethInc.

A discussion between our comrades at It's Going Down with members of CrimethInc about contemporary anarchist history and organization, the impact of both material conditions and repression on those organizational forms, how we can build and maintain healthy group dynamics, and the impact of post-rebellion and pandemic burn-out. Give it a listen!

photo: Pixabay In this latest episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we are joined with a participant of the CrimethInc. collective as we spend several hours broadly discussing contemporary anarchist history and organization, the impact of both material conditions and repression on those organizati...

Salvaging the Future: A Review of Kim Stanley Robinson's "The Ministry for the Future" by Javier Sethness Castro"'The Mi...
12/26/2021

Salvaging the Future: A Review of Kim Stanley Robinson's "The Ministry for the Future" by Javier Sethness Castro

"'The Ministry for the Future' depicts a dynamically utopian story of estrangement, self-discovery, and creative struggle to ensure a better future. ... At its best, 'Ministry' conveys what could be."

https://anarchiststudies.org/salvaging-the-future/

Support the work of our comrades at It’s Going Down! Essential news and analysis from antiauthoritarian movements.
12/24/2021
Help It’s Going Down Continue and Grow Into the New Year

Support the work of our comrades at It’s Going Down! Essential news and analysis from antiauthoritarian movements.

DONATE HERE 2022 will mark the 7 year anniversary of the launch of It's Going Down. Since we first began, IGD has been quoted in everything from The New York Times to Teen Vogue and demonized by pro-Trump think-tanks in Congress, a host of Fox News career hucksters, and too many far-Right trolls to....

Theresa Warburton, of the Perspectives collective and IAS, on Literature & Discussions on Contemporary Anarchism!
12/22/2021
Time Talks: History, Politics, Music, and Art: Theresa Warburton on Literature and Discussions on Contemporary Anarchism

Theresa Warburton, of the Perspectives collective and IAS, on Literature & Discussions on Contemporary Anarchism!

Theresa Warburton on Literature and Discussions on Contemporary Anarchism Dr. Warburton: Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers Other Worlds Here: Honoring Native Women's Writing in Contemporary Anarchist Movements Music by AwareNess: Please support the podcast on Patr...

Michael Beyea Reagan discusses the characteristics of intersectional class struggle and shares insights around movement-...
12/20/2021
Intersectional Class Struggle

Michael Beyea Reagan discusses the characteristics of intersectional class struggle and shares insights around movement-building geared toward the task of fighting all forms of oppression. His new book, "Intersectional Class Struggle: Theory & Practice," is published by the Institute for Anarchist Studies, in collaboration with AK Press.

Michael Beyea Reagan discusses the characteristics of intersectional class struggle and shares insights around movement-building.

By Russell Maroon Shoatz, a longtime US political prisoner - recently released - who just passed.
12/19/2021
The Dragon and the Hydra: A Historical Study of Organizational Methods

By Russell Maroon Shoatz, a longtime US political prisoner - recently released - who just passed.

Investigation by Russell Maroon Shoatz into the methods of organisation used by maroons in Suriname and Jamaica, and the conflict between hierarchical and decentralised forms of organisation in the Haitian revolution.

“If there is hope to deliver the US from the capitalist death spiral taking down the planet and all forms of life with i...
12/18/2021
What's Behind the Recent Attacks on Herbert Marcuse?

“If there is hope to deliver the US from the capitalist death spiral taking down the planet and all forms of life with it, our only possibility is to build a unified movement that finds space for all to make even modest contributions. We require diversity amid unity, mutual self-understanding, empathy, dialectical understanding of structure and personality. How can we come together so long as patriarchal misogyny, nationalist fanaticism, racial hatred, and sectarian thinking keep us divided?”

The Black Lives Matter movement involved tens of millions of people going into the streets at great risk to their own safety. The mobilization of so many

Ronald Wesso lives in South Africa & works supporting feminist, land, & labor activist groups. New from Perspectives onl...
12/14/2021
The Making of Revolutionary Wage Struggles and Unions By Ronald Wesso

Ronald Wesso lives in South Africa & works supporting feminist, land, & labor activist groups. New from Perspectives online!

The Making of Revolutionary Wage Struggles and Unions By Ronald Wesso December 14, 2021 Is Revolution Inherent in Wage Struggles? Endless worries and struggles about wages are part of life under capitalism. Over the last four decades the ruling classes have clamped down ferociously on the wages and....

"As we collectively face an increasing level of social and environmental crises around the world, many people are questi...
12/06/2021
What is the State? A New Animated Video Primer From Agency & AK Press

"As we collectively face an increasing level of social and environmental crises around the world, many people are questioning how the State—a system that wreaks so much destruction—even came to exist and why it has such a stranglehold on us. As anarchists we feel that it is important to acknowledge that the State is the framework for ordering and controlling relations among human society, the economy, and the natural world, and that we have the power to create a better world."

As we collectively face an increasing level of social and environmental crises around the world, many people are questioning how the State—a system that...

An interview with Indigenous political prisoner José Antonio Arreola Jiménez, one of three political prisoners from the ...
12/05/2021
“Autonomy is Everything”: Interview with Indigenous Political Prisoner José Antonio Arreola of Nahuatzen

An interview with Indigenous political prisoner José Antonio Arreola Jiménez, one of three political prisoners from the P’urhépecha community of Nahuatzen, Michoacán, currently serving seven-year sentences based on trumped-up charges.

La versión original de esta entrevista en español puede encontrarse aquí. The following is an interview with Indigenous political prisoner José Antonio Arreola Jiménez, one of three political prisoners from the P'urhépecha community of Nahuatzen, Michoacán, currently serving seven-year senten...

"Mutulu Shakur is aging and ill. He has served his extensive prison time and has accepted full responsibility for his ac...
12/04/2021
Eligible for Release in 2016, Mutulu Shakur Remains Behind Bars With Worsening Cancer

"Mutulu Shakur is aging and ill. He has served his extensive prison time and has accepted full responsibility for his actions. Like other long-imprisoned Black liberation elders, including Mumia Abu-Jamal and Sundiata Acoli, the alleged grounds for Shakur’s continued incarceration are without merit, even according to the purported logics of our brutal criminal legal system."

Judicial discretion and an antiquated parole system are turning the Black liberation leader’s illness into a death sentence.

The latest news from the Institute for Anarchist Studies, which publishes Perspectives on Anarchist Theory.
12/04/2021
Support the IAS this Giving Tuesday

The latest news from the Institute for Anarchist Studies, which publishes Perspectives on Anarchist Theory.

Four our 25th anniversary, our goal is to raise $25,000!  For this Giving Tuesday we’re asking for your support to meet our end of year goal, so we can continue to fund grants to anarchist writers and creators, publish Perspectives, and more!

Pat Buchanan was ahead of his time. He used the KKK’s David Duke to breed a new nativist religious nationalism, based on...
11/28/2021
Violent Authoritarianism: How Did This Become the GOP?

Pat Buchanan was ahead of his time. He used the KKK’s David Duke to breed a new nativist religious nationalism, based on fear of liberalization. On this show Joe Lowndes sheds light on how the Republican Party got where it is. Rittenhouse is a perfect example: powerful antidemocratic masculinity, violently protecting the community. Trumpist populism has become Caeserism. It’s crucial that we learn how.

Pat Buchanan was ahead of his time. He used the KKK’s David Duke to breed a new nativist religious nationalism, based on fear of liberalization. On this show political science professor Joseph Lowndes sheds light on how the Republican Party

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Perspectives on Anarchist Theory has been published by the Institute for Anarchist Studies since 1997. Each issue includes recent essays by IAS-supported writers, feature articles with anarchist views on contemporary issues, book reviews, and updates about IAS activities. Perspectives is both a print and an online journal, with new articles continually posted on our website, so check back often for new content. The print edition, with cover design by Josh McPhee and art curation by Roger Peet, both of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, comes out annually, and is available from AK Press and local bookstores and info shops. Perspectives on Anarchist Theory is edited and produced by a collective.

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“The choice is not between if we transform or not anymore. The choice is, do we choose transformations we like? Or do we get transformed by the world in which we live because of what we’ve done to it?”
Antiauthoritarians organized to resist Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Rome, Italy.
Solidarity with Portland from Charlottesville to the Bay.
Repost :

“We suffered an immense loss at the protest last night. Every protester, corker, and motorcade person’s worst nightmare came to life - a mass shooting on a BLM protest.

One of our beloved, dedicated, and wonderful community members was shot and killed and 4 others are wounded. The team and community is experiencing deep grief rn. Please tell the people you love you love them and hold them tight, support anyway you can.

This is a GFM for the person we lost and the survivors. Please donate anything you can and at the very least, please share this post. Also please hit the save button to boost the algorithm to get it in front of more people.

We appreciate the outpouring of love and support so far, continue to pray for us🙏🏽🖤💔❤️‍🩹
Perspectives collective & IAS's own Theresa Warburton participates alongside William C. Anderson & Jorell Meléndez-Badillo in what is shaping up to be an excellent discussion of questions, practices, & frictions within & across anarchist history and movement.
A special event marking Black History Month looking at the life of Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, a living legend of Black Liberation. Thursday, February 17th, online.
"Heater Bloc has concocted a DIY, tent-safe heater made of copper tubing, a mason jar, some epoxy, and a T-shirt as a wick, among other affordable materials at a total cost of $7."
Popular mobilization against the Far Right in Boise, Idaho!

"After a week filled with cops stealing survival items, being stink bombed, and facing multiple threats of violence from local fascists – folks experiencing houselessness and Boise Mutual Aid volunteers were heavily relieved to see community show up."
Check out Perspectives online! Sharing new essays year round in additon to our annual print issue.
"We anarchists in imperialized nations know we are a minority. We are not like Marxists who seek to proclaim gospels and anoint converts. We are not here to proclaim anarchism but anarchy, for people to freely act under their own power. Freedom is a constant struggle."
"Since 2017, police have allowed the Pacific Northwest city to serve as a proving ground for fascists like the Proud Boys. They received legal impunity and even police support with few attempts to stop it. The far-right used political violence to network with white nationalists, militias, and other extremists, raise their image nationally, gain recruits, and build capacity."
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