The dialectic of exploitation and repression, forms of self-organization, and the avoidance of vulgar workerism
David Graeber talks with the Editor-in-Chief of Artforum about philosophy, totalities, insurrectionism, baseline communism, and his book Debt.
MICHELLE KUO: Many artists and critics have been reading your work on everything from the long history of debt, to anarchism, to culture as “creative refusal.” That interest seems to be a reflection of how the art world, at this moment, sees itself in parallel to politics and economics.
Short article on anarchist activity in the Finnish Civil War, originally published in 1989.
This text was translated from Finnish to English language in June 2012. It originally appeared in Kapinatyöläinen #2 in 1989, but is here translated from the collection of Ari Vakkilainen's anarchist texts from 1989-1999 called Suikassa Hurisee, released by Työväen Tuotantokomitea in 2010.
Lou Rinaldi reviews and gives criticism to parecon writer Robin Hahnel's essay in The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics.
Imagine this: you wake up early in the morning before the sun even comes up for work. You can’t afford a car so you take the bus forty minutes to work. Because you only earn barely above minimum wage you live in a small apartment, but it’s crammed with your friends to make the rent cheap enough for you to afford.
An English translation of the text produced by Jaime Cubero in São Paulo, Brazil. It deals with the concept of individual and collective responsibility within the specific anarchist organisation
The specific organisation of the anarchist movement is an instance of how it is implicit in the designation, with peculiarities that define basic principles, on whose practice its existence depends.
Charter of principles from FARJ, an especifismo organization in Brazil.
“We desire the freedom and well-being of all men, all without exception. We want that every human being can develop and live in the happiest way possible. And we believe that this freedom and this well-being cannot be given by a man or by a party, but that everyone should find in themselves their conditions, and conquer them.
A work by the father of Japanese anarchism, Shūsui Kōtoku.
When bacteria enter a person’s bloodstream, so that person’s health is gradually undermined.
It is the same with money as with bacteria. Since money has unlimited power in the world, the ways of the world are bound to be increasingly debased. Step by step, morality is bound to be ruined and human nature faced with corruption. In the end, society is driven to destruction.