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Weekly Link Roundup 7/31-8/6/12

A gathering of worthwhile links of interest both old and new. Presence here does not indicate agreement on our part. Democracy Now – FBI raids in Northwest (9:50 for FBI raids in Northwest) Portland Mercury – FBI Raids Home Across Northwest – Looks Like Targeting Anarchists Green Is the New Red: FBI Agents Raid Homes … Continue reading

Weekly Link Round Up 7/24-7/30

A gathering of worthwhile links of interest both old and new. Presence here does not indicate agreement on our part. sacrifice in movements (and ritualistic tactical hierarchies) Go: For a Winning Anarchist Strategy Horizontal Power Hour Against the Grain: Life Without Parole; Native Struggles, Anatomy of a Riot, The Technopolitics of Uranium

The Error of Patriotism

The Error of Patriotism by Matthew Houston Emotion, social identifier, politician’s tool—patriotism is a complex topic to address. It is most concisely defined in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy as “love of one’s country, identification with it, and special concern for its well-being and that of compatriots.” These seemingly benign words hide the problematic nature … Continue reading

Weekly Link Round Up 7/10-7/16

A gathering of worthwhile links (except the vice article) of interest both old and new. Presence here does not indicate agreement on our part. Why those Wacky Anti-Capitalist Might be on to Something What happened to Crimethinc by Al Burian via Vice Against the Grain Fracking site bows to Earth First convergence Lost in Translation: Social Solidarity Montreal 

Weekly Link Round Up 7/1-7/9/12

  Rolling Stone:Battle for the soul of Occupy Wall Street Anxious Attachments: Scattered Thoughts on “People of Color,” Class Disavowal, and the Limits of “Racism” Against the Grain: Pedagogy for Radical Change Venezuela: Interview with Rafael Uzcátegui via Infoshop

Patriotism is a weapon and it is aimed at your identity. Shoot back!

Patriotism is a weapon and it is aimed at your identity. Shoot back! By Däv 18th century British Tory writer Samuel Johnson once said of people who feign love of country to promote political aims that “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” What Johnson missed in his analysis was that more broadly, patriotism … Continue reading

This World Is Too Big for Patriotism

This World Is Too Big for Patriotism by polynya The summer season always brings with it those outbursts of patriotism–Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Olympic celebrations–plenty of reasons to fly a flag and shoot some fireworks.  For many radicals these occasions are deeply cynical times; reiterating, “patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels” seems … Continue reading

Interview with Alexander Baretich: Part I

Alexander Baretich is an unemployed teacher and long-time advocate for bioregional awakening.  He can frequently be found engineering Cascadian memes at the Occupy Portland office at St. Francis Church and reached by e-mail at a_cascadian@yahoo.com or on Facebook. What is a bioregion? Some people define it based on watersheds; some people define it based on … Continue reading

Weekly Link Roundup 6/26-7/2

Emma Goldman was born on June 27th, 1869. Above Emma Goldman speaking about birth control in 1916. A gathering of worthwhile links of interest both old and new. Presence here does not indicate agreement on our part. Let it Bleed: Libertarianism and the Workplace from Crooked Timber Rad Geek People: Birthdays from this last week … Continue reading

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