Texts

a growing collection of recommended reading…

  • At Daggers Drawn with the Existent, its Defenders and its False Critics by anonymous • 1998

    Life is no more than a continual search for something to cling to. One gets up in the morning to find oneself in bed a mere matter of hours later…

  • Armed Joy by Alfredo M. Bonanno • 1977

    This book was written in 1977 in the momentum of the revolutionary struggles taking place in Italy at the time, and that situation, now profoundly different, should be borne in mind when reading it today. …

  • Killing King Abacus - Introduction by sasha k, Leila, Wolfi Landstreicher • 2000

    To Kill King Abacus is to create relations without measure. If we aim to destroy capitalism we cannot reproduce its necrophilic logic which reduces relationships to numbers…

  • Attack Is The Best Form Of Defense by Johann Most • 1884

    Since we believe that the propaganda of action is of use, we must be prepared to accept whatever attendant circumstances it involves.…

  • Some Notes on Insurrectionary Anarchism by sasha k. • 2001

    Insurrectionary anarchism is not an ideological solution to all social problems, a commodity on the capitalist market of ideologies and opinions, but an on-going praxis…

  • Communization: The senile decay of anarchy (or re-inventing anarchy) by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire • 2015

    Today’s era smells like engine oil, cheap labor sweat and naphthalene of the morality of voluntary obedience…

  • The Sun Still Rises by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire • 2011

    The Fire Cells Conspiracy revolutionary organization didn’t begin its activity from out of nowhere. It wasn’t as if a straight line had cut through space and time. It was a future crying out from the past. It was a future crying out from the past.…

  • Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos • 2010

    Anarchism is the boldest of revolutionary social movements to emerge from the struggle against capitalism — it aims for a world free from all forms of domination and exploitation. But at its heart is a simple and convincing proposition…

  • Lone wolves are not alone… by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire • 2012

    Today we live in the time of fear, the kingdom of degeneration. All around us spreads a sick world which refuses however to die. The world of economy falls but does not collapse.…

  • Insurrectionalist Anarchism — Part One by Alfredo M. Bonanno • 1999

    The following ideas have emerged from a long itinerary of struggle and reflection. They represent a tormented, complex thesis, which is not only difficult to set out…

  • The Anarchist Tension by Alfredo M. Bonanno • 1996

    Yes, it’s true, anarchism is a tension, not a realisation, not a concrete attempt to bring about anarchy tomorrow morning.…

  • How Nonviolence Protects the State by Peter Gelderloos • 2007

    In August 2004, at the North American Anarchist Convergence in Athens, Ohio, I participated in a panel discussing the topic of nonviolence versus violence. Predictably, the discussion turned into an unproductive…

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  • Strangers in an Alien World by Wolfi Landstreicher • 2014

    I have been an anarchist for well over thirty years now. For me this has never been an identity to which to cling, a label to give me a sense of belonging. It has rather been an ongoing challenge to face my life in a particular way…

  • The Insurrectional Project by Alfredo M. Bonanno • 1998

    From whatever angle you approach it, the present offers no way out. This is not the least of its virtues. From those who seek hope above all, it tears away every firm ground.…

  • Anarchists and Action by Alfredo M. Bonanno • 1989

    Anarchists are not slaves to numbers but continue to act against power even when the class clash is at a low level in the mass. Anarchist action should not therefore aim at organising and defending…

  • Why Insurrection? by Alfredo M. Bonanno • 1982

    Our task as anarchists, our main preoccupation and greatest desire, is that of seeing the social revolution realized: terrible upheaval of men and institutions which finally succeeds in putting an end to exploitation and establishing the reign of justice.…

  • The Free Besieged by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire • 2016

    Prison is a milestone in the revolutionaries’ path towards freedom. It’s an intermediary stop, but not the end.…

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  • The Logic of Insurrection by Alfredo M. Bonanno • 1984

    When we hear the word insurrection we think of some precise moment of upheaval in the past, or imagine a similar clash in the future. Spontaneous insurrection occurs when people are pushed beyond their limits of endurance at their points of exploitation.…

  • Stop the City? – From Information to Attack by Alfredo M. Bonanno • 1984

    Those who don't agree with such methods as sitting and waiting to be charged by police should not participate in such a demonstration, but organize with other like-minded comrades to prepare one of a different kind.…

  • Insurrection vs. Organization by Peter Gelderloos • 2007

    Fortunately, most anarchists in the US avoid any ideological orthodoxy and shun sectarian divides. Unfortunately, most of us also seem to avoid serious strategizing.…

  • Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy by Alfredo M. Bonanno • 1987–1995

    The old work ethic has disappeared along with the massive obsolete structures of capital which required a permanent army of producers, yet work still has far more implications than mere survival.…

  • Towards Insurrection by Alfredo M. Bonanno • 2015

    The title of this debate is ‘Towards insurrection’. I said to myself, what does this ‘towards insurrection’ mean?…

  • Affinity and Solidarity Against Victimization and Authority by Mónica Cabellero and Francisco Solar • 2017

    In the struggle to break with the establishment we look for and create relationship forms that are contrary to imposition and authority. Forms that help us feel comfortable in order to develop autonomously in our proposals and acts of daily confrontation.…

  • Insurrectionary Anarchy Organising for Attack! by Do or Die • 2003

    Insurrectionary anarchism is one such form, although it is important to stress that insurrectionary anarchists don’t form one unified block, but are extremely varied in their perspectives.…

  • Individuality and the anarchist group by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire • 2016

    Written from the lived experience of an armed anarchist urban guerrilla who is imprisoned in the isolation dungeon of Korydallos prison in Athens, Greece, this is not a dreamy fantasy but a text which was developed in the furnace of practical theory and it’s consequences.…

  • To Change Everything by CrimethInc. • 2016

    If you could change anything, what would you change? Would you go on vacation for the rest of your life? Make fossil fuels stop causing climate change? Ask for ethical banks and politicians? Surely nothing could be more unrealistic than to keep everything the way it is and expect different results.…

  • Barbarians: The Disordered Insurgence by Crisso and Odoteo • 2003

    A nightmare torments the servants of the Empire – the nightmare of its collapse. All the courtiers scattered around the world, political celebrities and generals, administrative delegates and advertisers, journalists and intellectuals, are asking themselves how to avert this terrible threat.…

  • Why Do We All Live In Prison by Wolfi Landstreicher • 2003

    There is a place in this society where one is perpetually under surveillance, where every movement is monitored and controlled, where everyone is under suspicion except the police and their bosses, where all are assumed to be criminals.…

  • Reflections from the Country of Nothingness by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire & Theofilos Mavropoulos • 2012

    When a door closes behind you, another opens ahead. That is how we felt when the door of the prison opened, closing the door on the era when we were free…

  • Veganism from a Nihilist and Anti-Civilization Perpsective by Archegonos • 2015

    What is veganism? Another morality? Another alternative of society? Another swampy lake inside the infinite sea of the abomination of the existent?…

  • Do not say that we are few; Just say that we are determined by R.O. CCF, Theofilos Mavropoulos • 2012

    The question is not whether we are more or less poor, but whether we live in a way that does not contain us. We do not want to repeat things that have already been said.…

  • The Persistent Refusal of Paradise by Penelope Nin • 2000

    It is rumored that we (a "we" not well-defined whose lack of definition suits the rumor-mongers) have nothing to do with anarchism, being in reality nihilists disguised for the purpose of penetrating into the sanctuary of anarchy with bad intentions.…

  • The Price of an Entire World by Massimo Passamani • 1994-1997

    Every day this society of hierarchy and money produces both violence and, at the same time, a fixed system of moral anesthesia that supports it. The capacity to perceive it has become an endeavor as well as necessary condition of rebellion.…

  • Waiting For The Apocalypse: The Ideology of Collapse and the Avoidance of Revolutionary Responsibility by Wolfi Landstreicher • 2002-2003

    There can be little doubt that we are living in frightening times, times in which it is easier for those who can to simply bury their heads in the sand and go on as if everything is fine.…

  • Chaotic Variable – A Plan With No Safety Net by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire • 2015

    People are more accustomed to asking and waiting for ready solutions than seeking their own responses themselves.…

  • Children's Thoughts by Massimo Passamani • 1994-1997

    Yes, I know, we are all against axioms, guarantees, certainties. But can we really live without sharing our being against—without depending upon this sharing?…

  • Pure Black: An Emerging Consensus Among Some Comrades? by Paul Z. Simons • 2017

    Following is a brief, incomplete outline of some of the more common aspects of what black anarchists think and do. These tendencies are numbered for convenience, and not to show priority or importance.…

  • Caught in the Web of Deception: Anarchists and the Media by Wolfi Landstreicher • 2000

    As long as the present social order exists, it will be impossible to avoid interaction with the various facets of the power structure. Those of us who call ourselves anarchists need to choose to make these interactions clearly adversarial and conflictual, reflecting our desire to destroy the power structure completely.…

  • Destroy Civilization? by Wolfi Landstreicher • 2002

    I assume that all anarchists would agree that we want to put an end to every institution, structure and system of domination and exploitation. The rejection of these things is, after all, the basic meaning of anarchism.…

  • Chaotic Variables – A Theoretical Contribution In Proposal for an Informal Anarchist Platform by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire • 2016

    We have long since opposed the world of authority and its countless projections and impositions on our lives. We have toed the line with the world of anarchy seeking to find accomplices in the “crime” of anarchist insurrection as a living stance towards the barbarism of modern times.…

  • The Rebellion Continues… Until Total Liberation! by Individualist Cell of Birds of Fire • 2011

    There they were, the voracious youth again, destroying everything, erecting barricades, clashing with police, nothing could stop them… There is fire and passion in their hearts, love and hatred on their insides, courage and decision.…

  • Beyond Right and Wrong by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire • 2015

    The most important and nicest things are spoken in the simplest way. Today, though, the reality of our lives is far from simple.…

  • A Few Words of "Freedom" by Alfredo Cospito, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire • 2014

    The quality of life of an anarchist is directly proportional to the real damage he causes to the deadly system that oppresses him.…