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Why Anti-Authoritarian? – Larry Giddings

Larry Giddings was born on October 6, 1952, and has been an anarchist revolutionary for his entire life. On August 21, 1971, Larry was wounded during a shoot-out and arms expropriation with four other comrades in Los Angeles. He was arrested and served 7 years in jail. After he was set free, Larry lived in a food and prisoner support collective in the Bay Area and soon resumed clandestine acitivities with the aim of helping to liberate jailed comrades. On October 14, 1979, Larry was again wounded and captured, along with comrade Bill Dunne (an anti-authoritarian POW
in Marion federal prison), during the liberation of a comrade from a Seattle jail. Larry was convicted of aiding an escape, the shooting of a police officer, conspiracy, and bank robberies (to garner funds for clandestine activities). Despite serving two life terms, Larry has remained an inspirational anti-autoritarian political figure who continues to write and struggle for a better world. The following is an essay written by Larry which describes his anti-authoritarian politcal outlook:

The Art of Not Being Governed: An anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia- James C. Scott

For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround them—slavery, conscription, taxes, corvée labor, epidemics, and warfare. This book, essentially an “anarchist history,” is the first-ever examination of the huge literature on state-making whose author evaluates why people would deliberately and reactively remain stateless. Among the strategies employed by the people of Zomia to remain stateless are physical dispersion in rugged terrain; agricultural practices that enhance mobility; pliable ethnic identities; devotion to prophetic, millenarian leaders; and maintenance of a largely oral culture that allows them to reinvent their histories and genealogies as they move between and around states.

In accessible language, James Scott, recognized worldwide as an eminent authority in Southeast Asian, peasant, and agrarian studies, tells the story of the peoples of Zomia and their unlikely odyssey in search of self-determination. He redefines our views on Asian politics, history, demographics, and even our fundamental ideas about what constitutes civilization, and challenges us with a radically different approach to history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and redefines state-making as a form of “internal colonialism.” This new perspective requires a radical reevaluation of the civilizational narratives of the lowland states. Scott’s work on Zomia represents a new way to think of area studies that will be applicable to other runaway, fugitive, and marooned communities, be they Gypsies, Cossacks, tribes fleeing slave raiders, Marsh Arabs, or San-Bushmen.

Θερινό Σινεμά στο Άλσος-Ιωάννινα

Η κατάληψη στέγης Σαχίνη 3, μαζί με τη συντακτική ομάδα Ιωαννίνων της εφημερίδας ΑΠΑΤΡΙΣ, θα προβάλλουν ταινίες στο Άλσος καθε τρίτη του Ιουλίου στις 21:30.

Tρίτη 22/07/14: Κελί 211, Daniel Monzon

Tρίτη 29/07/14: Soul kitchen, Fatih Akin

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Σχολείoff- για την ελευθεριακή παιδεία [video]

Βίντεο για την ελευθεριακή παιδεία, από τη συντακτική ομάδα Ιωαννίνων της εφημερίδας δρόμου Άπατρις. Προβλήθηκε στα πλαίσια της εκδήλωσης «Βγαίνουμε στο Άλσος» που συνδιοργανώθηκε από την κατάληψη στέγης Σαχίνη 3 και τη Σ.Ο Ιωαννίνων της Άπατρις.

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Bγαίνουμε στο Άλσος-Ιωάννινα

Η κατάληψη στέγης Σαχίνη 3, η συντακτική ομάδα Ιωαννίνων της εφημερίδας ΑΠΑΤΡΙΣ και γειτόνισσες/ες, διοργανώνουν εκδηλώσεις στο Άλσος, στα Ιωάννινα, τη Δευτέρα 30 Ιουνίου, απ’ τις 18:00 κι έπειτα.

Mπορείτε να διαβάσετε το κείμενο της εκδήλωσης  εδώ.

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Πηγές: κατάληψη στέγης Σαχίνη 3 και ΑΠΑΤΡΙΣ-Σ.Ο Ιωαννίνων