We are starting a three week reading (with speaker?) of Murray Bookchin’s The Spanish Anarchists
Read through page 32 (through Chapter 1).
what makes the spanish civil war history relevant to us today?
what makes it irrelevant?
given their situation, what would we do differently?
what would we do the same?
Fad or Functional? Anarchist or quite the opposite? This week we will discuss Accelerationism
Benjamin Noys (intro to malign velocities: accelerationism and capitalism)
At 7pm, we will potluck. Bring food!
Then, at 8pm we will watch Part 2 of the Mayfair Set.
Lastly, at 9pm, if we can keep our food down, we will discuss the horror (ahem…Halloween!!) and beauty that is Bataille (the readings are from last week, which got “cancelled” ).
Bataille_Solar Anus-Pineal Eye-Sacred Conspiracy
Nick Land_Preface_The thirst for Annihilation
7 pm – Monthly @SG potluck
8 pm – Episode One of The Mayfair Set (a documentary about the UK its relationship to African colonization by Adam Curtis)
Here is a cat with antlers
Here are three readings by Enrico Malatesta
Here are some questions that relate to Malatesta
- Other than jargon what is actually different about the problems faced and considered by anarchists of his generation?
- What mistakes do we share with our forebearers that seems more obvious in reading their material than our own?
- What can we learn about how we think about race from what anarchists in the 19th century thought?
We will start at 7pm this week for a special appearance and report back from an old BASTARD regular and friend who has been traveling in Spain and is back to visit. Bring food!!
We will be reading the remainder of the BASTARD Chronicles – so read everything EXCEPT Xander and Tom Nomad’s essays.
We are reading:
Insurrectionary Angelology – or – Walter Benjamin Declares Social War by Lew, page 35
Power, Foucault, Dugger, and Social War, by Xander, page 55
Its a potluck! bring food..or else!
we will be watching, then discussing, the last episode in the adam curtis documentary series The Power of Nightmares titled “Shadows in the Cave.”