The reading group is on a break. Here’s some of the stuff we discussed in the past:
Our aim is create a safe non-confrontational space to think and discuss the things we find interesting, problematic, exciting…. in what we we do.
Some weeks there are more pieces listed than others – don’t feel you have to have read all – or even any of them – to participate. Also, please feel free to come with suggestions of things to read or additions that you feel might complement the texts already selected for a given week. Texts will be available in printed form at the Factory, two weeks before we are due to talk about them. Most are also available online by clicking the titles below:
2nd of March: ‘Giving up Activism’
1. Give Up Activism (Andrew X)
An influential article from Do or Die issue 9 criticising the activist
mentality in the direct action movement.
2. The necessity & impossibility of anti-activism (J. Kellstadt)
A response to Andrew X’s Give up Activism
3. Give up activism: a postscript
4. Give up Activisim and Change the World in Unknown Ways (Paul Chatterton)
16th of March:
10 Theses on the Proliferation of the Egocrats (Freddy Perlman)
30th of March:
13th of April:
Sex Race & Class (Selma James)
How capitalism and the Left have mystified the real relationships between these categories.
“Intimate violence” is defined any kind of abusive behavior between people
who are intimate in some way with each other. This practical
zine was written by a collective who went through a number of processes to
deal with this kind of stuff and by writing it they offer their thoughts.