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Abolish the Automobile

In 1997 my aunt and her partner were driving in their car a few miles from their home, when an oncoming driver hit them head on. My aunt sustained some moderate injuries, but her partner of nearly thirty years died … Continue reading

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Somewhere

“We all know when we wake up that this is all we get.” — YACHT, “Utopia” “Utopia” itself describes a tension. It is the good-place, but it is no-place. The term is a literary pun that has come to stand … Continue reading

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Internet Revolution in Retrospect

The first time i saw a URL was on a TV spot. I was transfixed by the strange string of characters. They were normal letters and punctuation, but their form was not that of “real” words – they had a … Continue reading

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To Profess Progress

The recent Kaczynski-style attacks aimed at Mexican nano-technology researchers has lead to another wave of anti-primitivist rhetoric on the internet. Condemning targeted bombings of scientists is one thing, but insulting a wide range of people holding techno-skeptical views is quite … Continue reading

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Non-authoritarian Leadership

Leadership is a concept that anarchists shy away from, and rightly so. Most phenomena that fall under the term run counter to our principles. From the Left, no less than from the Right, leaders (usually self-appointed) have risen up to … Continue reading

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Authority and Civilization

Within the greater anti-civilization milieu, two major factions have been vocally distinguishing their approaches from one another: the anarcho-primitivists and the Deep Green Resistance movement. Occasionally this effort towards differentiation has been based on honest disagreement about theory and practice. … Continue reading

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Why I Do Not Call Myself “Primitivist”

When i was a teenager i identified as a democratic socialist. I was decidedly anti-capitalist in outlook, and harbored suspicions of the functioning of the state, but was not yet critical of the state itself. My “socialism” was not really … Continue reading

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Décroissance and yurts

Much of French theory flies right over my head. I find the Situationists insightful, the post-structuralists interesting and Sartre and Beauvoir relevant, but when I read Tiqqun and the Invisible Committee I pass page after page without absorbing any information. … Continue reading

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Finding Clay

I have recently been wondering about local sources of (free) clay. So I googled it. One recommendation was to go out to construction or street work sites to find exposed clay. Another said that clay can be found two feet … Continue reading

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