On Dignity and Disobedience

In light of the Baltimore rebellion and May Day, it feels appropriate to share this excerpt from Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play, by James C. Scott, an anthropology professor at Yale.   The Paradox of Organization Organizations, contrary to the usual view, do not generally precipitate…

On the Anarchist Memes Drama – Or: Why Do Capitalists Want to Be Anarchists?

Recently, following a series of reported and flagged posts, the popular Facebook page Anarchist Memes was unpublished by Facebook (you can visit their new page here). The posts which led to the page’s censorship revolved around feminist, trans, and anti-fascist themes, leading a gaggle of so-called “men’s rights activists” and capitalists to report the page for “sexist”…

Anarchism and the English Language

By Kristian Williams, originally from CrimethInc: George Orwell, in his classic essay, “Politics and the English Language,” makes the case that “the English language… becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.”