Jean Weir

North American Anarchist Vol. 1, No. 6, August/September 1980

Issue #6 of the North American Anarchist, with articles on an anti-postering law in Vancouver, the Sandinista victory in Nicaragua, Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Sam Dolgoff on anarcho-syndicalism, the situation in Iran, strikes in Poland, the Kamalla Miller case, direct action against pesticides in New Brunswick, reviews including The Shining and Cienfugeos Press Anarchist Review, an article on Albania, aliens, crisis in the auto industry, an ACF-NA conference, a critique of John Zerzan's ideas, an Italian state crackdown on the "Anarchismo" journal around Alfredo Bonanno and Jean Weir, and more.

Armed struggle and the revolutionary movement

Jean Weir, Albert Meltzer, Abel Paz (Diego Camacho)

A transcription from 325 #10 of a speech by Jean Weir. It overviews in more straightforward language the argument against traditional armed struggle put forward by Italian insurrectionary anarchists inspired by the practice of groups like Azione Rivoluzionaria. It reiterates the argument against building just towards one grand revolutionary break and for pushing for the exploited to organize towards multiple insurrectionary ruptures. It is provided for informational purposes.