That Holy Anarchist

I have such cool friends. I really do. You will, therefore, have to forgive me (literally–just ask Jesus) if in the next few weeks I spend some quality time highlighting their stellar work. From farming to animal liberation to books on the grotesque, I’m going to show you just how awesome I am due to my proximity to other awesome people. It’s a win/win situation. This post features an interview with author, educator and co-founder of The Mennonite Worker, Mark... Read More

Apocalyptic Refusals

Many of you know I’ve published a few shoddy articles on why you shouldn’t vote. Not simply because it’s a religious ritual of the state, which it is, but also due to our direct complicity that occurs when we put yet another killer in office. “But if you don’t vote, then you’re just as complicit as if you did vote!!” screams the person who thinks I should have voted for their political savior. Nope. Nada. Nyet. Or, to quote NOFX, “You’re... Read More

Never Mind the (Heterosexist) Bollocks, Here’s Jamie Heckert

Jamie Heckert, PhD (University of Edinburgh), is a founding member of Anarchist Studies Network, a practitioner of integral yoga, and the co-editor of Anarchism & Sexuality: Ethics, Relationships and Power (and here’s a lovely link to the introduction: read me!!). Just imagine what would have happened if Emma Goldman popped out a baby with Michel Foucault, and that kid turned out to be smarter than his parents–this should give you an idea of what kind of awesomeness... Read More

Anarchism & Sexuality: Ethics, Relationships and Power

I have to get out of this bad habit of taking on too many books at once. I get all gung-ho about reviewing anything that appears interesting to me–well, as gung-ho as a Mennonite can get (I’m lapsed, so it’s pretty damn easy)–and then I realize I’m behind on about two dozen book reviews. In this case, however, it was necessary to extend the “behind-on-books” list to just one more than two dozen. Or, you know, 25. I recently received... Read More

That Guy Ain’t No Johnny Rotten (or Derrick Jensen, or John Zerzan, or Perry Cox)

“I won’t be satisfied until the last ‘christian anarchist’ is hung from the guts of the last ‘national anarchist’.” –An anonymous anarchist that, I hope, will go through much of life relatively unsatisfied. Check out the quote just below it from the same source (once you click on the above link, you have to scroll down the page a bit to find the quote), “I’d rather roll with church-burning Norwegian black metal neo-nazi... Read More