by Bite Back Magazine
The Animal Liberation Front (A.L.F.) consists of individuals and small autonomous groups of people all over the world who carry out direct action according to the A.L.F. guidelines.
Because A.L.F. actions are against the law, activists work anonymously and do not have any centralized organization or coordination. The A.L.F. is non-hierarchical in its structure, which allows for only those people involved directly in the action to control their own destiny.
The Animal Liberation Front directly disrupts the practice of animal abuse by rescuing animals and imposing real financial and social costs to animal abusers, usually through the damage and destruction of property.
by an unknown author
For anyone who seriously opposes the war against Iraq, the time for begging Is over. The US government has made it dear that it will make the war it has wanted for months. To continue to make 'demands' of those in power is now a blatant absurdity; and it is necessary to consider the actions we can take on our own to obstruct the war effort. But in considering such matters it is necessary to have a clearer understanding of the full meaning of this situation.
Many of those that I have seen out on the streets at the anti-war demonstrations have been proclaiming their patriotism alongside their opposition to the war. The time has come to recognize that patriotism, the love of the fatherland, is the ideology by which every war between nations supports Itself. Patriotism always only serves the rulers. It is the ideological weapon that they use to divide the exploited people of the world, to convince them to fight each other rather than rising up against their rulers. An opposition to this war that is going to know how and where to aim its actions will need to reject patriotism and the concept of the fatherland completely. As long as these continue to exist, there will be war.
by Ran Prieur
I mean to end this civilization. What gets you out of bed in the morning? I'm writing this introductory part after finishing the main text, which is a deviation from my usual process. I edit in my head and write straight to final draft. It worked beautifully in three issues of my zine Superweed, but this time, after six pages, I struck a narrative that carried me all the way to the end, and in that context the early pages seemed disjointed and irrelevant. So I'm overwriting them.
I've always had a thing about techno-industrial civilization. The scent that gives me the deepest nostalgia -- I don't know why -- is fresh tar. My mom says that when I was a little kid I was fascinated by construction cranes. Even now, after years in the city, I still think skyscrapers are really cool, and I often pause, while walking over the freeway, to stare in awe at all the cars. In third grade I would show off my spelling talent by spelling the word civilization, and the most serious addiction I've ever had was to the computer game Civilization II. I played it 15-20 hours a week in late 1999.
by The Marquis De Sade
PRIEST. Now that the fatal hour is upon you wherein the veil of illusion is torn aside only to confront every deluded man with the cruel tally of his errors and vices, do you, my son, earnestly repent of the many sins to which you were led by weakness and human frailty?
DYING MAN. Yes, I do so repent.
PRIEST. Then in the short space you have left, profit from such timely remorse to ask that you be given general absolution of your sins, believing that only by considering the reverence of the most comfortable and holy sacrament of penitence may you hope for forgiveness at the hand of Almighty God our Eternal Father.
DYING MAN. I understand you no better than you have understood me.
by Red Rosia and Black Maria
We consider Anarcho-Feminism to be the ultimate and necessary radical stance at this time in world history, far more radical than any form of Marxism.
We believe that a Woman's Revolutionary Movement must not mimic, but destroy, all vestiges of the male-dominated power structure, the State itself - with its whole ancient and dismal apparatus of jails, armies, and armed robbery (taxation); with all its murder; with all of its grotesque and repressive legislation and military attempts, internal and external, to interfere with people's private lives and freely-chosen co-operative ventures.
by Yves Barbero
Anyone can indulge in this sport. I've been doing it for years. You can, as many scholars (notably, JÃ¼rgen Habermas of the Frankfurt School of Sociology) have, divide language into three categories...
Private: The language you speak to yourself. Only you can truly understand it.
Colloquial: The language of communications. Understanding is general within a cultural group, but colloquial language is not precise.
Formal: Precise. A strict scientific language, such as mathematics, fits this definition. Other disciplines claim to have access to formal l
by Crimethinc Association of Concerned ex-Citizens
Direct actionâ€”that is, any kind of action that bypasses established political channels to accomplish objectives directlyâ€”has a long and rich heritage in North America, extending back to the Boston Tea Party and beyond. Despite this, there are many misunderstandings about it, in part due to the ways it has been misrepresented in the corporate media.
1. Direct action is terrorism.
Terrorism is calculated to intimidate and thus paralyze people. Direct action, on the other hand, is intended to inspire and thus motivate people by demonstrating the power individuals have to accomplish goals themselves. While terrorism is the domain of a specialized class that seeks to acquire power for itself alone, direct action demonstrates possibilities that others can make use of, empowering people to take control of their own lives. At most, a given direct action may obstruct the activities of a corporation or institution that activists perceive to be committing an injustice, but this is simply a form of civil disobedience, not terrorism.
by Ernesto Che Guevara
1. Essence of Guerrilla Warfare
The armed victory of the Cuban people over the Batista dictatorship was not only the triumph of heroism as reported by the newspapers of the world; it also forced a change in the old dogmas concerning the conduct of the popular masses of Latin America. It showed plainly the capacity of the people to free themselves by means of guerrilla warfare from a government that oppresses them.
We consider that the Cuban Revolution contributed three fundamental lessons to the conduct of revolutionary movements in America. They are:
1.Popular forces can win a war against the army.
2. It is not necessary to wait until all conditions for making revolution exist; the insurrection can create them.
3. In underdeveloped America the countryside is the basic area for armed fighting.
Of these three propositions the first two contradict the defeatist attitude of revolutionaries or pseudo-revolutionaries who remain inactive and take refuge in the pretext that against a professional army nothing can be done, who sit down to wait until in some mechanical way all necessary objective and subjective conditions are given without working to accelerate them. As these problems were formerly a subject of discussion in Cuba, until facts settled the question, they are probably still much discussed in America.
by Max Frisch
No one emigrates from their country for pleasure â€“ here's too of a simple truth that many want too hide. If someoneÂ peacefully leave their land and their loved ones, we wouldn't define them as migrants, but simply travelers or tourists. Migration is a coercive kind of moving, a roaming in search of better life conditions.
At the moment there is a 150 millions foreigner around the world, because of wars, ecological disasters, famine, or simply the running of industrial production (the destruction of countryside and of forests, mass lay off, and so on). All these aspects form a mosaic of oppression and of misery in which the effects of exploitation become themselves more or less direct causes of suffering and eradication, in a never ending spiral that makes every distinction between 'displaced', 'migrants', asylum seekers, refugees, survived an hypocritical distinction. Just think about how social are these so called ecological emergencies (lack of water, growing desertification, fields sterility): the explosion of a oil refinery, together with the destruction of every local autonomy on which it laid on, can change the fate of an entire population sometimes.
by Brenda Shoss
In the eyes of the government and some conservative watchdog groups--Mommy is potential terrorist material. Please don't tell my family. They'll be very upset. Yet even under oath, I'm sure they would profess: 'Yes, she can mouth-off. No, she is not a threat to homeland security.'Obsessive. Fanatic. Wacko. The ambush of adjectives against animal rights activists is old news. But a new brand of anti-AR soldier has risen from the ashes of 9/11 to tackle perceived dissent. With G.I. Joe ferocity, anti-terrorist task forces comb the countryside in search of animal rights 'terrorists.' According to Bob Kane of Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance (SAOVA), the AR/Eco terrorists are set to abolish your right to 'Enjoy a steak dinner, hunt and fish, and pet your favorite cat or dog.'