Author Archives: zach

The Barrow Will Send What It May – Margaret Killjoy

4/22/18
Sequel to “The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion”
  • Anarchists stick together. Well, except when we get mad at one another over small details.
  • It’s okay to let yourself love someone, but that letting yourself love someone is like letting someone have the keys to your control room, so you can share the responsibility of running yourself with someone else.
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Emergent Strategy – adrienne maree brown

2/8/18

Really incredible book. Highly recommend for anyone doing social justice work.

all that you touch
you change
all that you change
changes you
the only lasting truth
is change
god is change

  • What is Emergent strategy?
    • Emergence notices the way small actions and connections create complex systems, patterns that become ecosystems and societies.
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Lucy Parsons: An American Revolutionary

12/1/2017

  • Capitalism
    • As capital concentrated, it seized the means of productions from the hands of the artisans, forcing them into factories and shops owned and run by capitalists… They became utterly dependent upon the capitalists for a livelihood; they had to sell their labor from day to day to make a living.
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Clandestines: The Pirate Journals of an Irish Exile – Ramor Ryan

9/12/17
  • Mayday
    • Mayday is a ritual that has been, throughout history accompanied by bonfires. As the flames engulf the abandoned riot van, the people dance around like a band of festive Celts of old. Here we are, history dancing with us, the heathens of the ages resisting the suppression of our day of leisure, our day of carnival, our merry-making.
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The Big Strike – Mike Quin

5/5/17
  • The first step toward changing the situation occurred in the latter part of 1032 when a small mimeographed publication, the Waterfront Worker, began to appear on the docks and in places where longshoremen congregated. Humble in format and clumsily turned out, it hardly gave the impression of a powerful influence.
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Work – CrimethInc

Great analysis of capitalism. It dissects it piece by piece. Easy to read and understand.
A little bit lighter on the solutions than I hoped though.
3/23/17
  • Capitalism
    • If more people go hungry during a recession, it’s not because there has been any material change in our productive capacities, but simply one more example of how irrationally our society always distributes resources.
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Reinventing Organizations – Frederic Laloux

Illustrated Version
3/10/17
  • Self Management
    • For self-management to work, it’s not enough take hierarchy out. we need to grow a system of distributed authority.
    • Coaches / support positions that have no power over the teams
    • from a teal perspective, it’s almost insulting to believe that someone will work hard just because you dangle a carrot in from of their face.
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