Last weekend Fierce Dreams collective attended the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair. On arrival after travelling to Melbourne specifically for it we found out we had been banned as a collective from the event. Organising the gathering last year we had a disagreement over email with a survivor (that we don’t know and have never met in real life) who we tried to work with to meet their needs but in the end found there approach autocratic and our ideas of anarchy vastly different. Due to this interaction they asked us to be banned from the event and the MAB collective decided to ban us seemingly without question. We did not know that we were banned until we arrived as the communication from the bookfair was completely lacking and unclear. Continue reading
A member of the bookfair collective tells us ‘Know your place. Accept your place. Be a shoe’.
Not without some trepidation, Fierce Dreams decided to brave the big smoke and head to Melbourne to do a table at the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair. We had heard it was ‘the world’s most liveable city’, wow! We had some decent reading material this time around and some folks (possibly illiterate, or unable to access this website) had written claiming to not know what Fierce Dreams is about. We hit them with both barrels this time, with classic anti-civilisation propaganda both old and new, including old GA primers, the first issue of Black Seed, Against History Against Leviathan and Land and Freedom by Seaweed. Top stuff, so I thought! However, once we turned up we realised that despite our great selection of reading material they were not so happy to see us. Continue reading
“Anarchism is an idea about what’s the best way to live. Anarchy is the name for that way of living.
Anarchism is the idea that the state (government) is unnecessary and harmful. Anarchy is a society without government. Anarchists are people who believe in anarchism and desire for us all to live in anarchy (as all our ancestors did for at least a million years).
People who believe in government (such as liberals, conservatives, socialists and fascists) are known as ‘statists’. Anarchists appreciate that statists don’t appreciate that statists don’t believe all the same things. Some of their differences with eachother are important. But the most important difference of all is between what they believe in- the state- and what anarchists believe in – anarchy.” Bob Black – Defacing the Currency
Again Fierce Dreams caused a kafuffle and upset the Sydney Anarchist ‘Scene’ before we even arrived there. We were denied a table at the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair (22nd of March in Marrickville) because we are against civilisation and interested in green anarchy/anarchoprimitivism. The later emails from the collective attempted to backpedal and blame it on other factors (such as a deadline which was published nowhere on the website – a top secret deadline!). They pretended that we asked for a free table (we did not).
Alas, they had already let the cat of the bag; they admitted they don’t want anyone there questioning civilisation, domestication or technology. The other groups who were allowed a table included the Vegan Teahouse, Libertarian Socialist project (lol!), anti Coal Seam Gas stalls, and Take Care zine project, amongst many others who are not explicitly anarchist whatsoever. Continue reading
This is a link to a recent interview with prominent anarcho-primitivist anthropologist Layla Abdel Rahim, author of recent book ‘Wild Children, Domesticated Dreams’. Layla’s work centres around domestication, the role of education, and how they help make us functioning parts of mass society. Layla has some very strong and well-researched theory but continues to write with her own voice, allowing her to reach beyond the confines of academia, and it comes across in this interview. The longest response is where they ask about red anarchism, and she adds another nail to the coffin of anarcholeftism and leftism intellectualism. It’s just a pity they keep crawling out.
Layla Abdel Rahim interview – http://anarchistnews.org/content/interview-layla-abdelrahim-anarcho-primitivism-and-red-anarchism
This discussion night has been finalised, its on at a venue called the Hat Factory on the 20th of December, and the Fierce Dreams collective sincerely thank the people involved for organising it. They are trying hard to make it a positive and interesting event. Also they are making food and this will be available after the discussion. Continue reading
There is a great sounding event coming up in the Phillipines. Here are some quotes from the call-out and the details that we have so far. We support these guys and hope that it goes really well! Very exciting stuff.
February 7-9 2014 – “Another World is Possible”, Autonomous Alternative Festival.
1st day of the gathering would be: presentation of anarchist struggle in the Philippines and abroad,critique and analysis
2nd day would be: gig, poetry night, performances and film screenings.
3rd day is camping, face to face dialogues,sharing of ideas and building
(February, Naga City Philippines)
“The present condition of civilization must be questioned, Crisis like
Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, Climate Change, Corporate Environmental
Destruction is not tolerable, the Advent of human and animal exploitation
of the modern scheme of progress must be questioned. Alternatives Must
Arise from us, So i am Calling all Interested Participants, Scientist,
Engineers, Autonomous Activists, Gardeners, Community Organizers,
Artists, Teachers and everyone. Lets have a dialogue, share practical ideas and
learn from each other, anyways we are all the children of the Earth.”
For more information and additional proposal, email me:
firstname.lastname@example.org 0r call me @ +639056434562