The Phoenix Project: Initiatives of Combative Anarchy, 2013-2014

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A collection of the first 14 communiqués of the Phoenix Project, an anarchist initiative of informal attacks against power.

We present this as a minor contribution to the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners. Solidarity to all imprisoned comrades and those on the run!

From the text:

For us, there is no middle ground. They who declare openly their anarchist intentions are facing a decisive dilemma, to either act or give up anarchy forever. There can never be anarchy at the rear of coffee shops and gossiping… Either act or shut up…

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A Conversation Between Anarchists

Conversation Between Anarchists

From the text:

An informal anarchist organization flows like water and takes new forms according to the action it wants to carry out. Comrades involved in this kind of organization are not ‘enrolled members’ but continue to maintain their autonomy and individuality. Informal organization promotes concepts such as individual initiative, open dialogue and disagreement, collectivization of the desires that are arming themselves in order to become practice. Informal anarchist organization moves incessantly and keeps itself extraneous to revolutionary dogmas and truths, as immobility is an enemy of freedom. Furthermore, stagnant water only produces putrefaction and poisoning. With this spirit and values the CCF was born, organized itself and continues to exist. It is no vanguard or specialized group, but a spark which – we would like the same to happen with FAI/FRI – will expand like flames until the entire world and its civilization is set on fire.

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The Sun Still Rises

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We believe that the concept of the anarchist urban guerrilla isn’t a separate identity one assumes only while engaging in armed attack. Rather, we feel it’s a matter of merging each person’s private and public life in the context of total liberation. We aren’t anarchists only when we throw a Molotov at a riot police van, carry out expropriations, or plant an explosive device. We’re also anarchists when we talk to our friends, take care of our comrades, have fun, and fall in love. We aren’t enlisted soldiers whose duty is revolution. We are guerrillas of pleasure who view the connection between rebellion and life as a prerequisite for taking action.

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Communization: The Senile Decay of Anarchy

Communization Decay of Anarchy

From the text:

We renounce, therefore, any notion of “class struggle” which, in its most radical form, the Marxist variation, aims to the conquest of power through the dictatorship of the proletariat. We spit on the “experts” of revolution, the communist leadership, the veterans and the “anarchist” personas of public relations that compete with each other for the position of the greatest helmsman of revolution. Besides, liberation will come when we smash the heads of our self-appointed “liberators”.

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Insurrectionary Anarchism

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A collection of two of our older publications on insurrectionary anarchy. “Some Notes on Insurrectionary Anarchism” by sasha k. lays out the basic principles of insurrectionary anarchism: attack, autonomous self-organization, rejection of management, illegality, informality, the synthesis of individualism and communism, and immediacy. “Without a Trace” (from the UK publication Do or Die) echoes these ideas and elaborates upon the possibility of anonymity and generalization.

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War on Patriarchy, War on the Death Technology: The Collected Statements, Writings, and Communiques of Direct Action and the Wimmin’s Fire Brigade

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A comprehensive collection of writings from the Canadian eco-anarchist group Direct Action. Includes retrospective interviews, communiques from attacks by the group, theoretical essays, and prison writings.

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Queer Fire: The George Jackson Brigade, Men Against Sexism, and Gay Struggle Against Prison

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A collection of histories, speeches, and interviews with members of The George Jackson Brigade and Men Against Sexism. These stories give inspiration for the multiform queer struggle against prison, capitalism, and the state.

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Three Queer Reprints

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QUEERS READ THIS
by anonymous queers

I hate the fucking Pope, and I hate John fucking Cardinal fucking O’Connor, and I hate the whole fucking Catholic Church. The same goes for the Military, and especially for Amerika’s Law Enforcement Officials – the cops – state sanctioned sadists who brutalize street transvestites, prostitutes and queer prisoners. I also hate the medical and mental health establishments, particularly the psychiatrist who convinced me not to have sex with men for three years until we (meaning he) could make me bisexual rather than queer. I also hate the education profession, for its share in driving thousands of queer teens to suicide every year. I hate the “respectable” art world, and the entertainment industry, and the mainstream media, especially The New York Times. In fact, I hate every sector of the straight establishment in this country – the worst of whom actively want all queers dead, the best of whom never stick their necks out to keep us alive.

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THIS IS WAR: INSPIRATION FOR A FAG & DRUG-USER UPRISING

by Vito Russo

In a lot of ways, AIDS activists are like those doctors out there: they’re so busy putting out fires and taking care of people on respirators that they don’t have the time to take care of all the sick people. We’re so busy putting out fires right now that we don’t have the time to talk to each other and strategize and plan for the next wave, and the next day, and next month, and the next week, and the next year.

And we’re going to have to find the time to do that in the next few months. And we have to commit ourselves to doing that. And then, after we kick the shit out of this disease, we’re all going to be alive to kick the shit out of this system, so that this never happens again.

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to destroy sexuality
TO DESTROY SEXUALITY

by Guy Hocquenghem

We can no longer stand by idly while we are robbed of our mouths, our anuses, our sexual members, our guts, our veins… just so they can turn them into parts for their ignominious machine which produces capital, exploitation, and the family. . .We can no longer stand by idly while they control, regulate, and occupy our mucous membranes, the pores of our skin, the entire sentient surface of our body. . .We can no longer stand by idly while they use our nervous system as a relay in the system of capitalist, federal, patriarchal exploitation, nor while they use our brain as a means of punishment programmed by ambient power. . .We can no longer not “come” or hold back our shit, our saliva, our energy according to their laws with their minor, tolerated infractions. We want to explode the frigid, inhibited, mortified body that capitalism wants so desperately to make out of our living body.

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Passion for Freedom: An Interview with Jean Weir

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First appearing 325 Magazine, this interview with Jean Weir (of Insurrection magazine and Elephant Editions) features a critical and humble reflection on prison, insurrection, and anarchist publishing. We reformatted this for distribution as a small contribution to insurrection and as a continuation of the anarchist publishing world Weir has contributed to so significantly.

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Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries: Survival, Revolt, and Queer Antagonist Struggle

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We present a compilation of historical documents, interviews, and critical analyses of STAR, a group of street queens in early 70s New York City who self-organized for survival and revolt. Contained within are pamphlets distributed by STAR, as well as interviews with and speeches by Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Additionally, we are excited to include a critical essay by Ehn Nothing on STAR’s legacy, the enemies of queer insurrection, and the war against gender.

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