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Where can I find a printable pamphet/comic explaining Anarchism?

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Thrashing_chomsky
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Jun 5 2007 17:44
Where can I find a printable pamphet/comic explaining Anarchism?

Just like it says on the title.

Prefably fun and easy to read...

and i wudn't mind a couple of half-good sites to mash together and turn into something new...

Cheers.

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Jun 5 2007 17:47

Here http://libcom.org/tags/prole

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Jun 5 2007 18:45

Hmmm... I am as of late rather dubious of anything that reads slightly CRIMETHINK-esque... I haven't heard a fitting argument yet of their way towards Anarchy yet, since they're so short of things to say about Unions, work-place solidarity, creating pockets of anarchist thought inside working communities.

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Jun 5 2007 19:06

prole.info isn't crimethink. I had beers and conversaion with the author of the restaurant piece in montreal a few years ago and I know his brother very well. We don't agree with one another politically but he isn't some idiot pulling revolution from the trash bin.

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Jun 5 2007 19:09

I'm looking at this, from Libcom, but finding the words might be a bit over-head for the target audience [Leeds Gay Pride] *hangs head in shame*
The actual in-depth explaination is EXCELLENT... just need some stuff that says 'look at States/capitalism today... tsk tsk tsk...' and im done.

Anarchist communism is a form of anarchism ["without rulers”] that advocates the abolition of Government and capitalism in favour of a horizontal network of voluntary associations through which everyone will be free to satisfy his or her needs.
Anarchist communism stresses philanthropy and the abolition of social hierachy and class distinctions that arise from unequal wealth distribution, the abolition of capitalism and money, and the collective production and distribution of wealth by means of voluntary associations. In anarchist communism, the state and property no longer exist. Each individual and group is free to contribute to production and to satisfy their needs based on their own choice. Systems of production and distribution are managed by their participants.
The abolition of wage labour is central to anarchist communism. With distribution of wealth being based on self-determined needs, people will be free to engage in whatever activities they find most fulfilling and will no longer have to engage in work for which they have neither the temperament nor the aptitude. Anarchist communists argue that there is no valid way of measuring the value of any one person's economic contributions because all wealth is a collective product of current and preceding generations. Anarchist communists argue that any economic system based on wage labour and private property will require a coercive state apparatus to enforce property rights and to maintain the unequal economic relationships that will inevitably arise.

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Jun 5 2007 20:34

not sure what pings point in posting an internal link was, but yeah, that or www.prole.info will definitely convince you of a) the utter soundnessn of prole.info b) the awesome value of comics as political tools.

The other notable (but much hated) comic is the tintin spoof Breaking Free (http://tintinrevolution.free.fr/pages/image001.html). Its not a patch on Love Community Politics War or Abolish, but i have no idea what you're after.

If you have length limitations (it would cost a fair bit to print 1000's of prole.info's) get an old comic, scan it and fuck with the bubbles. Thats what me and my cmrds do.

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Jun 5 2007 20:57

I like the idea of fucking with comics.... might have a look through my sadly vast collection of XMEN!!!]

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Jun 6 2007 00:12
Thrashing_chomsky wrote:
I like the idea of fucking with comics.... might have a look through my sadly vast collection of XMEN!!!]

Felix Frost has some form doing this.

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Jun 6 2007 01:48

TC

Nowt wrong with that comic collection - nowt wrong at all! cool

Never met him, but by the sounds of him - could Felix F BE any more amazing? eek

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Jun 6 2007 03:27

This one is an old fave, Meltzers' Anarchism: Arguments For And Against:
http://www.spunk.org/texts/writers/meltzer/sp001500.html

The Floodgates of Anarchy is apparently not online at the moment, the link for it at
http://www.afmltd.demon.co.uk/meltzer/books/floodgates/floodgates.html doesn't seem to work.
I'm susprised at that, I'd have thought it would either be in the Spunk collectioon or in the library here.

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Jun 6 2007 06:45
Thrashing_chomsky wrote:
I like the idea of fucking with comics.... might have a look through my sadly vast collection of XMEN!!!]

no no no, don't do that. Go to a comic shop and ask if they have anything they want to absolutely get rid of, boxes of crap for 20p or less. Pick one's with simple colours and fuck with them.

Much as i hate marvel, nobody should destroy their comic collection.

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Jun 6 2007 08:38
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Much as i hate marvel, nobody should destroy their comic collection.

you don't fuck up the comics, just do a HQ photocopy or scan and then blank out the existing writing.

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could Felix F BE any more amazing?

Yes, John. and myself both agreed that while Felix Frost was amazing he definitely wasn't a hot chick and as a result was not quite as amazing as he could be. Hopefully this valued comrade will take this constructive criticism on board and seek to better himself.

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Jun 6 2007 08:47
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Yes, John. and myself both agreed that while Felix Frost was amazing he definitely wasn't a hot chick and as a result was not quite as amazing as he could be.

From the hair he could've been as well, very disappointing.

Yeah as for the pamphlet/comic, the prole Work... one is very good, but not a great introductory text I don't think for a lot of people. Illustrated guides well there is this little book a-books, or Rebel Press did a year or two back which is very short, glossy, with fancy photos, which could be good. I can't see it sold online anywhere though.

The Meltzer book I think's awful, half of it doesn't make any sense. I think the best book is quite abstract, but it's About Anarchism by Nicolas Walter, published by Freedom, about £4. I gave one to one of our neighbours who told me he reckons he's an anarchist now.

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Jun 6 2007 08:57

Why the fuck didn't I just go through my AK press catalogue in the pamphlet section? *slaps forehead*

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Jun 6 2007 10:52
Thrashing_chomsky wrote:
Why the fuck didn't I just go through my AK press catalogue in the pamphlet section? *slaps forehead*

cos your a Marvel reader.

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Jun 6 2007 11:03

grin

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Jun 6 2007 11:05
jef costello wrote:
Tacks wrote:
Much as i hate marvel, nobody should destroy their comic collection.

you don't fuck up the comics, just do a HQ photocopy or scan and then blank out the existing writing.


This would damage the spine, leaving the comics in not even near-mint condition

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Jun 6 2007 11:08
Tacks wrote:
This would damage the spine, leaving the comics in not even near-mint condition

what kind of hardback posh boy comics do you read tacks?
I'm telling class war about you.

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Jun 6 2007 11:26

Hmmm... reading AF's aims and principles... so that's the difference between ( A ) communism and ( A ) syndicalism...

I've cut down their principles to the first six, just so they can all fit on half an A4. But it looks boring and I don't feel too up on handing them out to folk at it is. Needs INTERESTINGNESS.

Oh aditional: Just found the Anarchist Federations pamphlet 'You may already be an anarchist'.
printed.

*boing boing boing*

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Jun 6 2007 11:35
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And "too" lazy to spell correctly, take that The Man! Spelling is bourgeois wink
ps - I had to double-check my spelling of bourgeois embarrassed

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Jun 6 2007 11:38
Thrashing_chomsky wrote:
Hmmm... reading AF's aims and principles... so that's the difference between ( A ) communism and ( A ) syndicalism...

no.7 you mean? haven't a load of afeders gone wobbly? wink

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Jun 6 2007 12:02

we still say that a union may be the first point of reference for many workers. And the IWW is hardly like most unions, is it?

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Jun 6 2007 12:18

indeed, i'm not calling for purges, i'm all purged out wink

(note; before nefacers take this as confirmation of an international plot, i haven't actually called for anyone to be purged from anything, except employers from the IWW iirc)

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Jun 6 2007 12:44
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And "too" lazy to spell correctly, take that The Man! Spelling is bourgeois wink

It's better than your Norwegian spelling, cock!

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Jun 6 2007 13:06

The first introduction to anarchism I read (In 1979) that really converted me wholeheartedly was The ABC of Anarchism by Alexander Berkman. This text is now available from AK entitled What is Anarchism? Read it again recently - a real nostalgia trip.

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Jun 6 2007 13:42
jef costello wrote:
Tacks wrote:
This would damage the spine, leaving the comics in not even near-mint condition

what kind of hardback posh boy comics do you read tacks?
I'm telling class war about you.

Transmetropolitan, Human Target. 100 Bullets, DMZ, Milk and Cheese, Johnny The Homicidal Maniac, Deadenders, Marshal Law, Tank Girl, Wildcats, and of course, Morgenmuffel.

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Jun 6 2007 13:48
Thrashing_chomsky wrote:
Hmmm... reading AF's aims and principles... so that's the difference between ( A ) communism and ( A ) syndicalism...

I've cut down their principles to the first six, just so they can all fit on half an A4. But it looks boring and I don't feel too up on handing them out to folk at it is. Needs INTERESTINGNESS.

you have permission to reword them however you like, just don't credit the rewording to the AF, and post it up here out of interest.

smile

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Jun 6 2007 14:28
xConorx wrote:
And "too" lazy to spell correctly, take that The Man! Spelling is bourgeois wink
ps - I had to double-check my spelling of bourgeois embarrassed

Spelling errors? What spelling errors? groucho

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Jun 6 2007 14:33
John. wrote:
jef costello wrote:
Yes, John. and myself both agreed that while Felix Frost was amazing he definitely wasn't a hot chick and as a result was not quite as amazing as he could be.

From the hair he could've been as well, very disappointing.

Ask Felix sometime about the evening we spent bar crawling with a bunch of anarcho-syndicalist skinheads in New York smile

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Jun 6 2007 19:25
David in Atlanta wrote:
John. wrote:
jef costello wrote:
Yes, John. and myself both agreed that while Felix Frost was amazing he definitely wasn't a hot chick and as a result was not quite as amazing as he could be.

From the hair he could've been as well, very disappointing.

Ask Felix sometime about the evening we spent bar crawling with a bunch of anarcho-syndicalist skinheads in New York smile

Wow well ok and Johns hair comment is quite intriguing anyway - thought FF would have short no-nonsense dull hair ...(based on the "too good to be true philosophy...").but interesting hair, skinhead bar crawl,comics, intellect, IT whizz, physical strength, polite, helpful, bilingual, impressed John and Jef...eek Gah so should have gone to Paris... sad however it may not sound as glam but Manchester was amazing and a woman attended conf that madas and i were convinced must be Zobags sister (er well we thought it was her at first.. who is that strange bloke with his arm around Zobag and where is rkn?? sad wink ).. it wasn' t but still.. hair, build, features, complexion...eek so that was some good hair. Of course. cool

So yeah, overall women are/look more interesting. Felix still rocks tho - Felix da Housecat.. prolly... (not! ) wink

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