anarchism

If Modern Anarchists Fought In Spain

RednBlackSalamander has a great series of drawings on deviantART: If Modern Anarchists Fought In Spain. Just a taste:

If Modern Anarchists Fought In Spain by RednBlackSalamander If Modern Anarchists Fought In Spain Part 8 by RednBlackSalamander

He has a lot more in this series, plus a bunch of other great anarchist political cartoons. It is definitely worth having a look. He also does the webcomic If I Can Shoot Pixels.

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Anarchists Pack Heat

Phoenix: Where Anarchists Pack Heat and Send Nazis Packing

Anarchists carried at this event. Meaning: ANARCHISTS HAD GUNS! Out in the open, and it was legal. That’s right, it’s not just nazis and anti-immigrant types who are packing now at protests, it’s our side. In Arizona, it’s legal to openly carry firearms as long as your weapon is legally yours. This is the first time I have physically seen anarchists at demonstrations carry firearms with them – and I have to say that the experience was very empowering to see. Those in states with similar laws should considering getting firearms and doing the same if possible. This is not me fetishizing armed struggle or guns; the way forward is collective action by working people in their workplaces, communities, and the streets. But, if we are going to go up against people like the NSM, we should be prepared to defend ourselves especially if we can avoid legal risks while openly carrying weapons.

Herbert Spencer – The Right to Ignore The State

As a corollary to the proposition that all institutions must be subordinated to the law of equal freedom, we cannot choose but admit the right of the citizen to adopt a condition of voluntary outlawry. If every man has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man, then he is free to drop connection with the state – to relinquish its protection and to refuse paying toward its support. It is self-evident that in so behaving he in no way trenches upon the liberty of others, for his position is a passive one, and while passive he cannot become an aggressor. It is equally self-evident that he cannot be compelled to continue one of a political corporation without a breach of the moral law, seeing that citizenship involves payment of taxes; and the taking away of a man’s property against his will is an infringement of his rights.

Read The Right to Ignore the State by Herbert Spencer, 1851

15 Ways to Live Libertarian

“Harry, Don’t Run for President” (LFB.org)

Many of the ideas here are more powerful than others. A few are classic agorism and resistance. A few excerpts:

4. Stop doing business with people who support your enemy. Boycott businesses that live on government contracts. Boycott those who lobby for protective legislation. Tell them you don’t approve of them stealing from you through the state.

5. Support private alternatives to government services. Wherever you can use a private service instead of a government service, use it. Use faxes instead of the Post Office. Use private libraries instead of public ones. Use private schools instead of public schools.

11. Engage in civil disobedience if you are prepared for the consequences. Henry David Thoreau went to jail for refusing to pay a small poll tax. He believed that civil disobedience was a moral obligation. His view of political action as a means of changing government was succinctly stated in his tract, ON THE DUTY OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. “How does it become a man to behave toward this American government today? I answer that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.”

12. Find ways to avoid taxes. Cut every corner. Make life miserable for a tax collector. Consider using trusts, foundations, tax deferred investments and offshore charities. Your success will be emulated by others, and every dollar denied a thief makes him that much more likely to find another line of work.

Snitches, Spies and Informers: A Few Resources for Spotting Provocateurs

Stop SnitchingGuides

Agent-provocateurs, Spies and How to Deal With Them

Profiles of Provocateurs

RATS! Your guide to protecting yourself against snitches, informers, informants, agents provocateurs, narcs, finks and similar vermin

Is H/She an Informant? A Ten Point Checklist

News & Examples

How FBI Entrapment Is Inventing ‘Terrorists’ – and Letting Bad Guys Off the Hook

The Long Con: Anatomy of a Two-Year Undercover Sting and What It Has to Do with Law Enforcement’s Habit of Wasting Large Amounts of Money on Investigating People for Their Social Habits and Political Beliefs

Hutaree Leader’s Best Man Was Undercover FBI Agent

The WikiLeaks Mole – How a teenage misfit became the keeper of Julian Assange’s deepest secrets – only to betray him

The Story of A Snitch

New York Police Covertly Join In at Protest Rallies

ACLU wants probe into police-staged DNC protest

Former police informants were behind ‘stop snitching’ campaign

Websites & Resources

Snitching.org

Stop-Snitching.com