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Review: Whatever happened to the Situationists?

A steady trickle of publications about the situationists testifies to the market value of their ideas, but it also reminds us of the continued requirement for revolutionaries to engage with them. In this review we look at two recent books. Ken Knabb's Public Secrets illustrates the self-obsessed nature of the situationist milieu after the heady days of 1968. What is Situationism? A Reader includes Barrot's important critique of the Situationist International for their one-sided emphasis on circulation rather then production.

Begumpura: The Anarchist Commune

Indian anarchist Pranav Jeevan P writes on Begumpura, a utopia envisioned by the mystic and poet Guru Raidas. This article was first published by Round Table India.

80th Birthday Lectures - C.L.R. James

Edited by Margaret Busby and Darcus Howe. Published by Race Today 1984.
A collection of transcripts, including the question and answer sessions which followed, of the three lectures given by C.L.R James on the occurrence of his eightieth birthday in 1981.

At the rendezvous of victory - C.L.R. James

Published by Allison & Busby, 1984.

This was the third and final in a series of anthologies published during James’ lifetime by publishers Allison & Busby following The Future in the Present in 1977 and Spheres of Existence in 1980.

That which will become the earth: anarcho-indigenous speculative geographies.

Guarani Alf Slimer Outer Space

This essay utilizes an anarcho-indigenous/mestize lens to explore how the Guaraní concept of teko'a (tekoha) (settlement/village/community) can lead to different formations of the ways in which we relate to each other and to the earth. It is both a philosophical inquiry that aims to challenge the nation-state and capitalism, and also a practice of speculative geographies that imagines possible futures along with the creation of "a new world in the shell of the old" inspired by Indigenous epistemologies.

Spheres of existence - C.L.R. James

The second in a series of out of print anthologies by C.L.R. James.
Published by Allison & Busby, 1980.

The future in the present - C.L.R. James

The first in a series of out of print anthologies by C.L.R. James.
Published by Allison & Busby, 1977.

Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia

Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia

Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia

Anarchist Science Fiction - Iain McKay

Iain M. Banks collection

From https://anarchism.pageabode.com/anarcho/anarchist-science-fiction-few-random-thoughts-current-crisis

It is with a sad heart that I write this article – Iain Banks, the Scottish writer, has died at a far too early age. Reading the many interviews and obituaries, it is obvious that one of the good guys has shuffled off this moral coil.

Our First Temptations

As we're in the coronavirus era let's take a look at the meaning of hope in this era and how we can benefit from it.