Purely symbolic actions can be fun texts to read...sometimes
10-10-10 World Homeless Day solidarity building occupation in the Tenderloin. So I like reading cool texts n shitz...problem is some of the text i likez to read i cant find in bookstores...so i have to find them elsewheres...like here
Lighting ideas on fire and throwing thoughtbombs since 2009!
Two good friends move away from the city they both called home. Both are anarchists. The one on the east coast is sort of an anarcho-communist who thinks anarchism is still relevant to politics. The one on the west coast is sort of a post-left anarchy-ist who thinks politics is no longer relevant to anarchism.
Sometimes we agree, sometimes we don't - but we both love thinking critically and engaging reflectively with this fucked up society we've found ourselves in.
Brooklyn and Bay Area, NY to Cali WHAT!?!?, United States
The Horizontalist Papers is a collective project put out by two idealistic folks:
ADRIAN TOTTEN is a GreenAnarchoSocialist whose interests include international politics, political economy, philosophy and poetry. For Adrian the most eminent struggle is that for human consciousness, wherein, as Badiou writes, we must "salvage reason from positivism, the subject from deconstruction, being from Heidegger, the infinite from theology, the event from Deleuze, revolution from Stalin, a critique of the state from Foucault, … and the affirmation of love from American popular culture." Adrian works and lives in BROOKLYN!
ALDEN W. is an anarchist living in the Bay Area, Northern California. (EASTBAY is pig latin for BEAST) A.W.'s theoretical interests include postcolonial theory (but not when it's hyper essentialized), poststructuralism, theories on the production of representation, critical pedagogy - radical education/deschooling, libertarian strains of post-Marxist rhetoric (i.e. l'ultra-gauche, autonomism, left communism, and (post)situationist stuff), Stirnerian egoism, and of course post-left anarchy and insurrectionary anarchism.
Horizontality is an attempt to decentralize power by allowing everyone to become active and direct participants in the decisions and actions that affect the individual most. This is accomplished without top-down directives or obligations to the individual. Autonomy is constructed through mutual agreements and voluntary commitments that respect the diversity of individual capabilities and personal desires.
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