Ancestral Tiwanaku Society celebrated
In the Mesopotamia rooms at the British Museum there are no depictions of warriors or warfare, chariots or combat, clubs or swords – for nearly four thousand years.
By Gregory Sams .. shared with thanks … There is a remarkable discovery that has not yet emerged from our renewed interest in ancient civilization. Yet few remark upon this glaring omission from the relics and records we dig up and discover.
I first recognized its absence at a visit to the British Museum, and made a point of going back a few years later for another check. Their Mesopotamian rooms begin at 6500 BC, and as you wander through the exhibits and look at the artifacts and
As for kings and rulers, there was a single image thought to be a king because it looks like he’s wearing a crown. And what is this king doing? He is feeding flowers to sheep.
Thriving Ancient Cities with No Ruling Elite?
Around 2700 BC the first inter-city state dispute turned into what could be termed a war. Little is known, other than that the Sumerians made off with the weapons of the losing Elamites. Continue reading Can anarchism work?.. Mesopotamia and Tiwanaku ‘thrived for Centuries With No Ruling Elite’
free to read and download plain PDF , EPUB (for mobile etc) https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-anarchy-works
EN ESPAÑOL AQUI https://es.theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-la-anarquia-funciona
This book takes examples from around the world, picking through history and anthropology, showing that people have, in different ways and at different times, demonstrated mutual aid, self-organization, autonomy, horizontal decision making, and so forth–the principles that anarchy is founded on–regardless of whether they called themselves anarchists or not.
Too well documented to be strictly mythology, and too generalized to be strictly anthropology, this is an inspiring answer to the people who say that anarchists are utopian: a point-by-point introduction to how anarchy can and has actually worked.
Workers Solidarity Movement position paper on Platformism and the WSM as collectively agreed by the July 2017 National Conference. This sits under ‘The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation’ paper.
The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation’ ..
Platformism and the WSM – a Workers Solidarity Movement position paper
This position paper outlines in practical terms what platformism means to the WSM. Our collective theoretical understanding is framed in the WSM Constitution’s core point of unity number 3 and 4:
‘3. We identify ourselves as anarchists and with the “platformist”, anarchist-communist or especifista tradition of anarchism. We broadly identify with the theoretical base of this tradition and the organisational practice it argues for, but not necessarily everything else it has done or said, so it is a starting point for our politics and not an end point.
4. The core ideas of this tradition that we identify with are the need for anarchist political organisations that seek to develop: Theoretical Unity Tactical Unity Collective Action and Discipline Federalism’ Continue reading Platformism as an Anarchist Organisation Tactic
If you’re a French-speaker, or want a video impression of the Zad movement, try this from 2012:
Squats and camps sprung up on fields due for the rumble of the bulldozer in the early 2010s, and it came to be known as the Zone to Defend (zone à défendre, or Zad), inspiring dozens of other similar camps which have in some cases banded together into “back to the land” networks.
Next month will see a major gathering for the Zads in the form of a week-long camp at Nantes, the Intergalactic Week of Zad, building resources and establishing links between the disparate groups.
Organisers said the programme would be relatively open with a few broad themes, and would offer ample opportunity to learn and work on DIY projects:
Mornings will be dedicated to collective working opportunities, including the building of Ambazada, the Intergalactic cabin as well as collective work on various sites of the Zad (e.g., barn construction, carpentry, helping with collective crops, fence maintenance, collecting wood for the bakery, basket making…). Participants are asked to bring a tent, sleeping bag and a leash if you have a dog.
Running from August 17th-24th, logistics for the week only allow for 300 or so people, so interested campers should contact email@example.com ahead of time. Continue reading The Intergalactic Week of Zad: August 17th-24th: Amazingly Occupied since 2010