An American Anarchist:The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre | by Paul Avrich.

Almost felt like an anarchist prayer

Also, Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes is at the SAM until the 26th and i love it


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May you be a Judith decapitating a Holofernes,
A Joan of Arc leading a people to victory,
A Louise Michel fighting on the barricades,
A Voltairine de Cleyre singing songs of revolt,
An Emma Goldman preaching the gospel of rebellion.

Into The War | by Italo Calvino

History sure does rhyme

This is an image that is a mashup of the two opening pages to "Into the War", a book by Italo Calvino.

The book opens with a page of very mundane descriptions of some Italian teenagers just being teenagers. And then suddenly, Mussolini has announced Italy will enter the war.

borders and governments don't protect you, but they can sure get you killed

hey, folx

a librarian is trying to restock a university library and is looking for suggestions that include accounts of queer veterans that are not supportive of the military.

Also, anything on pinkwashing.

any ideas?

Dead Astronauts | by Jeff Vandermeer

"The three knew they were disposable and finite and vulnerable. But they also knew they were rare and precious"

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Big mood right now

We are getting close to the 11th annual Seattle Anarchist Book Fair!

Great chance to connect with old friends and make some new ones

(more info in the PSA link below)

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at VERA PROJECT (SEATTLE CENTER)

EVENT IS FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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pugetsoundanarchists.org/annou

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Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples | by Erica Lagalisse
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"When entire cosmologies are reified as 'proper' only to specific preordained identities, we are effectivley saying they are false to the extent that they do not apply across the cosmos whatsoever"
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"read the bread book" says every anarchist I know all the time. Ok ok, I'll read it

Me, one hour later: "READ THE BREAD BOOK"

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For real though, so far it is pretty great

Sitting here, high, reflecting on the weird fact that, to this day, when I see the title «Les Misérables» my first thought isn't the novel, the play, or the movie... It's the fucking gang from an N64 game called «BattleTanx»

I never had imaginary friends as a kid...

But I have my fingers crossed to one day be reminiscing about an old friend with my parents and have them look at me like, "Who are you talking about? You spent that summer alone."

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I'm currently reading «How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency» by Akiko Busch

Just finished reading:

Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis | by Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky

I found it to be individualistic to a fault.

I'd recommend 'Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization' instead.

*IF* you are curious of what a neo-liberal take on the climate crisis would look like, it's a quick read.

I *WOULD* recommend the "Afterword" for a good demonstration of what a dishonest hack Steven Pinker is.

book recommendation, mental health (neutral) 

My new catechism

No One Belongs Here More Than You | by Miranda July

❝What is the most terrifying thing that has ever happened to you?
Did it involve a car? Was it on a boat? Did an animal do it? If
you answered yes to any of these questions, then I am not
surprised. Cars crash, boats sink, and animals are just
scary. Why not do yourself a favor and stay away from these
things.❞

Everyone is "working from home" today....including my boss!

time to try to make my goodreads goal at the last minute

From Love is Not Enough | by Frances Gregory


I am not
will never be
have never been
healed.

I love you
but my fist is a muscle
the size of my heart
and both beat strong
while neither can yield harm.

My stories are mine,
understated constellations
laced and woven into
your cosmology,

and I have enough tears now
to water your garden
indefinitely.

"The problem is that the problem is us."

From the book 'Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization'

Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man | by Thomas Page McBee

Just finished this and cannot recommend more

In this book, the author, a trans man, examines "becoming a man" and "masculinity" in a mindful, observant, and intentional way that cis men never do (because they are dumb teenagers when they absorb these concepts, and then almost never revisit them after becoming adults)

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