Call for Perspectives' Submissions

Are you an organizer or activist engaged in movement work?  Are you interested in taking time to reflect on the lessons and ideals of this work in order to help advance anarchist and anti-authoritarian theory and praxis?  Do you have ideas, experiences, or questions that you would like to develop and share with a wider audience?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the Perspectives on Anarchist Theory editorial collective would like to hear from you.  As the global political terrain continues to shift and tremble, it is crucial that those of us with visions of a free society share our work and ideas so that we can create a solid, common foundation on which to build a better world.

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New Issue of Perspectives from AK Press!

New Issue of Perspectives from AK Press!

The new issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory is now available from AK Press.  

Here’s what’s inside:

* Introduction, Lara Messersmith-Glavin

* Elsipogtog: River of Fire, Andréa Schmidt

* Theatre and the Art of Transgression, Tamara Lynne

* Octavia’s Brood: An Interview with Walidah Imarisha, Lara Messersmith-Glavin

* Liberating Linguistics, Alexander Reid Ross

* Do-It-Yourself Strategies for Revolutionary Study Groups, Mamos Rotnelli

* “Strict Discipline Combined with Social Equality”: Orwell on Leadership in the Spanish Militias, Kristian Williams

* Building Revolutionary Anarchism, Colin O’Malley

* The Heist of East 13th Street, Jackson Smith

* The Black Freedom Struggle: An Anarchist Perspective, Jonathan W. Hutto Sr.

* Refusing the Planetary Work Machine, Kevin Van Meter

* Insurgent Health, Javier Sethness-Castro

* The Violence of Bureaucracy, Dalel Benbabaali

* We All Have a Stake, We All Have Contributions to Make, Andrew Cornell

IAS Newsletter, Winter 2014

Contents   * Announcing Our 2014 Grantees * The Next Grant Application Deadline * Forthcoming issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory * Newest Title in Our Anarchist Interventions Book Series * Reminder about Our New, Improved IAS Web Site * Recent IAS Events * Help … Read more

Kidz City Model

Kidz City Model

China Martens received an IAS writing grant for this project about some evolving strategies that Kidz City Baltimore developed while organizing.  Check it out! 

Recent News

As always, we had a difficult time deciding on our grantees, given that we received many worthy applications for writing and translation projects during each round. We’d like to congratulate all the following people on their IAS grant awards! Here’s a glimpse of their upcoming projects:

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Palestinian Anarchists in Conversation: Recalibrating anarchism in a colonized country

Credit: Ahmad Nimer

By Joshua Stephens
“I’m honestly still trying to kick the nationalist habit,” jokes activist Ahmad Nimer, as we talk outside a Ramallah cafe. Our topic of conversation seems an unlikely one: living as an anarchist in Palestine. “In a colonized country, it’s quite difficult to convince people of non-authoritarian, non-state solutions. You encounter, pretty much, a strictly anticolonial – often narrowly nationalist – mentality,” laments Nimer. Indeed, anarchists in Palestine currently have a visibility problem. Despite high-profile international and Israeli anarchist activity, there doesn’t seem to be a matching awareness of anarchism among many Palestinians themselves.
“Contemporary discussion of anarchist themes shifts emphasis towards more of an approach to power: rejecting power over, in favor of power with. “When you talk about anarchism as a political concept, it is defined as rejecting the state,” explains Saed Abu-Hijleh, a human geography lecturer at An-Najah University in Nablus. “It talks about freedom and society organizing itself without the interference of the state.” But, how do a stateless people engage with anarchism, a term that implies opposition to some form of state as a condition of its existence?

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