Advertising Anarchy [en]

Reaching out to people, particularly people or groups whom you want to help to self-organize (or at least, goad them to doing it), requires that sort of communication. Becoming effective in it tends to require well, communication skills. It’s not a requirement to be a “good anarchist” (because a, there’s none in the first place, and b, why), but it would certainly get you far. It gets people going. It inspires people.

Jan 11, 2021 Read the whole text... 23 pp.

Brian Morris
มานุษยวิทยากับอนาธิปไตย [th]

มานุษยวิทยากับอนาธิปไตยนั้นมี “ความเกี่ยวดองกันอย่างสมัครใจ” อยู่หลายทางด้วยกัน แม้ว่าสิ่งที่มานุษยวิทยาสนใจจะศึกษานั้นมีหลายหลาก ถูกซอยย่อยออกไป และการสำรวจของมันก็ค่อนข้างที่จะกว้าง เนื่องจากเป็นการศึกษาวัฒนธรรมของมนุษย์ แต่ในทางประวัติศาสตร์แล้วก็ยังมีความเฉพาะเจาะจงอยู่ นั่นคือการศึกษาสภาพสังคมก่อนที่จะมีรัฐ

Jan 8, 2021 Read the whole text... 21 pp.

Tim Katalis
Anarki Jauh dari Kematian! Luigi Galleani dan propaganda dengan tindakan di Amerika [id]

Jan 8, 2021 Read the whole text... 15 pp.

James C. Scott
The Art of Not Being Governed An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia [en]

For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them—slavery, conscription, taxes, corvée labor, epidemics, and warfare. This book, essentially an “anarchist history,” is the first-ever examination of the huge literature on state-making whose author evaluates why people would deliberately and reactively remain stateless. Among the strategies employed by the people of Zomia to remain stateless are physical dispersion in rugged terrain; agricultural practices that enhance mobility; pliable ethnic identities; devotion to prophetic, millenarian leaders; and maintenance of a largely oral culture that allows them to reinvent their histories and genealogies as they move between and around states. 
In accessible language, James Scott, recognized worldwide as an eminent authority in Southeast Asian, peasant, and agrarian studies, tells the story of the peoples of Zomia and their unlikely odyssey in search of self-determination. He redefines our views on Asian politics, history, demographics, and even our fundamental ideas about what constitutes civilization, and challenges us with a radically different approach to history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and redefines state-making as a form of “internal colonialism.” This new perspective requires a radical reevaluation of the civilizational narratives of the lowland states. Scott’s work on Zomia represents a new way to think of area studies that will be applicable to other runaway, fugitive, and marooned communities, be they Gypsies, Cossacks, tribes fleeing slave raiders, Marsh Arabs, or San-Bushmen.

Jan 1, 2021 Read the whole text... 632 pp.