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.

Vadim Damier & Kirill Limanov
Anarkisme di Indonesia [id]

Pada awal abad 21, gerakan anarkis di Indonesia tetap bubar; kelompok yang berbeda dan aktivis individu mengikuti versi anarkisme dan bentuk taktis yang berbeda. Meskipun demikian, mereka dapat bergabung dalam usaha mereka untuk melaksanakan proyek bersama, seperti mengadakan demonstrasi di hari besar. Dengan demikian, dalam proses pengorganisasian ini, pada tanggal 1 Mei 2007, kelompok-kelompok seperti Affinitas (Yogyakarta), Jaringan Otonomis (Jakarta), Apokalips (Bandung), Jaringan Otonomi Kota (Salatiga), aktivis individu dari Bali dan Semarang, juga beberapa orang dari band punk Jakarta melakukan koordinasi. Penyatuan ini untuk memulai gerakan tertentu yang disebut dengan “Jaringan Anti-Otoritarian.”

Jan 1, 2021 Read the whole text... 21 pp.

“Sudah Krisis, Saatnya Membakar” A Chronicle of the Anarchist Prisoners in Tangerang [en]

On April 9th, 2020, three of our comrades were arrested and convicted of a heavy crime for spraying several graffiti that say “sudah krisis, saatnya membakar” (there’s a crisis already, time to burn) and “melawan atau mati konyol” (fight or perish). What is actually a voice of rightful citizens is considered a crime of provocation. Their art is a valid criticisms toward the government’s lack of integrity in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and just a petty crime at most.

Jan 1, 2021 Read the whole text... 30 pp.

Anarchist Agency
Emma Goldman Renungan pada Hari Jadinya yang ke-150 [ms]

Emma Goldman (27 Jun 1869 – 14 Mei 1940) adalah salah seorang anarkis yang paling berpengaruh sepanjang zaman. Minggu ini menandakan ulang tahun beliau yang ke-150. Di dalam semangat untuk memperingati para anarkis yang wujud sebelum kami, kami telah meminta beberapa orang penulis anarkis kegemaran kami untuk berkongsikan pendapat mereka mengenai pengaruh Goldman terhadap diri mereka, dan warisan yang ditinggalkan oleh beliau buat kita semua.

Dec 31, 2020 Read the whole text... 18 pp.

Erwin F. Rafael
The Promise of an Anarchist Sociological Imagination [en]

The anarchist sociological imagination looks beyond the state and other types of formal hierarchical organizations that are the usual objects of interest of sociological investigation in its search for viable alternatives to the ways of life offered by Empire.

Dec 31, 2020 Read the whole text... 37 pp.