Take Your Mark, Get Ready, Ablate: Anarchism Reading Series

prison

This week we’re continuing our discussion on prison, abolition, and prison society. This week we are reading an essay from Fire to the Prisons #10 titled “Take Your Mark, Get Ready, Ablate: Three Positions Against Prison.”

https://antiprisonvancouver.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/take-your-mark-get-ready-ablate-3-positions-against-prisons-august-oclairre/

Friday, July 24th
7:00 pm
The Base
1302 Myrtle Avenue

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On Prison

nikos

This week we’ll be discussing prison, its effects on the revolutionary movement and its function in society. The primary text for this week is “Hunger Strike,” by Greek anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos.
Secondarily, we’ll be reading Alfredo Bonanno’s text, “Locked Up,” and Peter Gelderloos’s text “The Function of Prison.”

Nikos Romanos:
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/nikos-romanos-hunger-strike

Bonanno:
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/alfredo-m-bonanno-locked-up

Gelderloos:
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-the-function-of-prison

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Authoritarian Leftists Kill the Cop in Your Head

black flag

This reading group we are reading Lorenzo Irvings’ text “Authoritarian Leftists Kill the Cop in Your Head.” This follows last weeks reading of Alfredo Bonanno’s “On Vanguardism,” and the Zapatista text, “I Shit on All Revolutionary Vanguards on the Planet.” A secondary reading for this group is Cornelius Castoriadis’ text “The Pulverization of Marxism-Leninism.”

Lorenzo
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/lorenzo-kom-boa-ervin-authoritarian-leftists

Castoriadis
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/cornelius-castoriadis-the-pulverization-of-marxism-leninism

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“’To Disrupt, Discredit and Destroy’: The FBI’s Secret War against the Black Panther Party” — Anarchism Reading Series

black panther

For this anarchism reading series, we’re reading one chapter from Ward Churchill’s book “Agents of Repression.”

Agents of Repression: The FBI’s Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement is a book by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall, first published in 1988. It describes government campaigns to disrupt the legal political activities of the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement, especially through actions of the FBI.

This study gives a chilling account of the government attack against the American Indian Movement and the Black Panther Party, placed in the context of the traditional use of the FBI for domestic political repression. It is a powerful indictment, with far–reaching implications concerning the treatment of political activists, especially those that are Black or Native American, and the functioning of our political institutions generally.

—Noam Chomsky

http://propagandhi.com/wp-content/empires/Ward_Churchill.pdf

Friday, June 5th
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Base
1302 Myrtle Avenue

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The Syria/ISIL Report: An Analysis of Insurgent Strategy in Syria and Iraq

syria

For this anarchism reading series, we’ll continue reading about insurgency and counterinsurgency.

We’ll read chapter two in The Syria/ISIL report from the Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare: “The Seemingly Quixotic, but Remarkably Effective, Journey of a Small Band of Extreme Islamists And Why It Seems As If They Are Winning, When They May Not Be.”

http://isiw.noblogs.org/files/2014/11/ReleaseEdition.pdf

Friday, May 8th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Base
1302 Myrtle Ave

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Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice — David Galula

ak

For the anarchism reading series we are researching insurgency and counterinsurgency. We are trying to develop a strategic understanding of asymmetric warfare. For the next few weeks we will read military strategist, David Galula’s foundational text, “Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice.” This week we’ll read chapters through 5.

http://louisville.edu/armyrotc/files/Galula%20David%20-%20Counterinsurgency%20Warfare.pdf

For background on Galula:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Galula

http://www.annrachelmarlowe.com/2009/10/11/forgotten-founder-the-french-colonel-who-wrote-the-books-on-counterinsurgency/

Friday, March 20
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Base
1302 Myrtle Ave

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Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice — David Galula

ak

For the anarchism reading series we are researching insurgency and counterinsurgency. We are trying to develop a strategic understanding of asymmetric warfare. For the next few weeks we will read military strategist, David Galula’s foundational text, “Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice.” This week we’ll read the first and second chapters.

http://louisville.edu/armyrotc/files/Galula%20David%20-%20Counterinsurgency%20Warfare.pdf

For background on Galula:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Galula

http://www.annrachelmarlowe.com/2009/10/11/forgotten-founder-the-french-colonel-who-wrote-the-books-on-counterinsurgency/

Friday, March 6
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Base
1302 Myrtle Ave

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