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Northeastern Anarchist #12 (Winter 2007) Out Now!
25 Feb 2007
The Northeastern Anarchist is the English-language magazine of the Northeastern Federation of Anarchist-Communists (NEFAC), covering class struggle anarchist theory, history, strategy, debate and analysis in an effort to further develop anarchist-communist ideas and practice.
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This issue's contents:

* "Solidarity and the 6 Nation struggle for the land" by Jeff Shantz

* "A Tribute To Murray Bookchin [January 14, 1921- July 30, 2006]" by Lady

* "Precarious & Pissed Off: Lessons from the Montpelier Downtown Workers’ Union" by Sean West

* "Zanon: Building Class Consciousness Through Self-Management" by Marie Trigona

* "This is our Land: Resistance in Pyeongtaek" by The Daechuri International Solidarity Collective

* "Anarchists and the Popular Front in France" by Guillaume Davranche

* "Workers, Management, and Worker-management"

* "Where License Reigns With All Impunity: An Anarchist Study of the Iroquois Polity" by Stephen Arthur

BOOK REVIEWS


* 50 Dreams of Freedom: A Ricardo Flores Magón Reader reviewed by Isaac Pirie
* The Black Power Movement Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era reviewed by J. Hons
* Breaking Ranks Resistance from Within the Military reviewed by By Agent Automatic

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ORDERING INFORMATION:

Current issue is $5ppd ($6 international) per copy.
For distribution, bundle orders are $3 per copy for
three or more copies, and $2.50 per copy for ten or more.

Subscriptions are $15ppd for four issues ($18
international).

Back issues are $2ppd ($3 international) per copy;
special offer package for the entire set of back
issues (#1-9) now only $15.

Checks or money orders can be made out to
"Northeastern Anarchist" and sent to:

Northeastern Anarchist
PO Box 230685 Boston, MA 02123, USA
email: northeastern_anarchist (at) yahoo.com
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Thank You!
25 Feb 2007
Please continue to publish this magazine, it is the best proof of anarchism's utter irrelevance.
no, no
25 Feb 2007
I beg to differ, Comrade Trotsky. The publcation is evidence that all anarchist efforts quickly devolve into magazines, and thence to nonexistence...
Trotsky is Dead
25 Feb 2007
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He's even decomposed at this point.
...so is Kropotkin
25 Feb 2007
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...and so is Gramsci, what's your point?
Actually
26 Feb 2007
seems that it is the authoritarian commies spend more time trying to force people to buy their papers than to actually organize to change anything. Of coarse not all of their orgs do this, but definately the ones who spend so much time trying to discredit anarchists on indymedia. Good work NEFAC comrades, their all just jealous cause no on wants to read their stupid authoritarian papers, or have them around disrupting events trying to sell them.
Hey Louie!
26 Feb 2007
Spoken like a good little anarcho-Stalinist! Exactly how is selling a paper "disrupting" an event? Only if the event organizers, your fellow anarcho-Stalinists, find the truth exposed by the newspaper inconvenient. If the truth "disrupts" you, your problem is with the truth!
Stalinists Akimbo
26 Feb 2007
Modified: 03:40:27 PM
It hasn't occurred to Louie that anarchists can be criticized by other forces on the left than the few remaining Stalinists.

Nor has it occurred to Trotsky that there is no such thing as an "anarcho-Stalinist."

Stalin aside, Trotsky, the problem with the latter-day anarchists is that they are often just guilty liberal middle-class kids doing typical small-scale do-gooder projects amongst whatever downtrodden masses they can insinuate themselves amongest, but couching their activities in the overheated rhetoric of long-dead anti-authoritarian revolutionary movements.

Not that different than you, I suspect, except you're not even trying to help anyone in the real world that I can see. And your rhetoric is anything but anti-authoritarian.
To Trotsky and "Gramsci"
26 Feb 2007
I wasn't going to respond to your post (and probably shouldn't). But just wanted to ask: Is your idea of political activity spending your time making baseless, incorrect (i.e. class background and status within NEFAC) and ignorant claims about other leftist groups and their publications? Is pulling fire alarms at events and making 5 minute pre-written speeches at other people's events (that are arrogant and irrelevent rhetoric attempting to co-opt, disrupt or distract from the event) still part of your strategy? If you want to put out an informed critique about something or engage people on their ideas in a respectful way, then maybe people might have a conversation with you all. It's just kind of pathetic and sad that you never learned that people only listen to you if you respect them; you have two ears but one mouth for a reason (have you ever actually experienced listening to people outside of your leaders?); and folks put up a brick wall when you're talking at them instead of with them.

Maybe you should use your time and energy elsewhere instead of instead of using the name of a respected revolutionary like Gramsci for petty and immature slandering of solid class struggle political journals. (Trotsky is a different story, but does it really fucking matter at this point?) But at least with Gramsci, if you are going to post with his name, maybe you should realize that he was heavily influenced by and generally friendly with anarchists. In fact, very influencial anarchists such as Berneri attended his memorial in Barcelona out of respect despite their differences. And Gramsci himself even wrote in 'Ordine Nuovo':

"We must never permit ourselves to be enemies of the anarchists; enemies have contradictory ideas, not merely different ones".

Not that I'm saying that we should be friends, I think we generally dislike you as much as you probably dislike us (I'd feel a lot better about it if you disliked us because of who we are and what we believe though rather than an abstractly constructed stereotype of who you think we are and what you think we believe... seriously.) But regardless, no one besides our relatively small (in relation to society in general) political groups cares. And I'd think it'd save you all the energy if we disliked and disagreed with each other without your petty and annoying bullshit. For your sake really: I just think it makes you all look bad.
uh, yeah
27 Feb 2007
Modified: 02:23:52 PM
<i>the problem with the latter-day anarchists is that they are often just guilty liberal middle-class kids doing typical small-scale do-gooder projects amongst whatever downtrodden masses they can insinuate themselves amongest, but couching their activities in the overheated rhetoric of long-dead anti-authoritarian revolutionary movements.</i>

Are you really going to try and play the class card? I honestly don't think I have ever met a Marxist who wasn't either enrolled in college or a post-grad, all without fail being middle class. Sure there are plenty of anarchists who come from privilege, but there's also a good number of people from working class backgrounds. Relative to the world of Marxist academics and paper-peddling Ivy League Lenins, I'd say we definitely have more balanced class diversity on our side.

Class demographics aside, when it comes down to actual activity I'd think small "do-gooder projects" amongst "the downtrodden" would probably be a step-up for most of you. You'd actually have a chance to meet people in struggle and see how well your praxis holds up in the real world (y'know, outside of insular leftist demos). Who knows, if you managed to keep your self-righteous arrogance in-check and not make a complete fool of yourself, maybe you could even learn something?