Friday, October 9, 2009

New Fire to the Prisons Out Now!

"For Nothing, Against Everything"
Fire to the Prisons Issue #7
Fall 2009//An Insurrectionary Quarterly

This Issue features:

Table of Contents

BRIEFING Pg. 3
A subtle introduction.

PERMANENT POTENTIAL,
IN PERMANENT CONFLICT Pg. 4
Towards a revolutionary vagueness.

ON “BURNING OUT” Pg. 8
Disempowerment and the modern radical.

WE DEMAND NOTHING Pg. 12
On the Practical Necessity of Demanding Nothing.

A STATEMENT FROM THE UNDECIDED Pg. 23
The liberal/conservative false dichotomy.

ESCAPISM HAS ITS PRICE,
THE ARTIST HAS HIS INCOME Pg. 25
By Social Warhol from Non-Fides.

REPRESSION
(PRISONER + LEGAL UPDATES) Pg. 27
State attempts to constrain, contain, and silence.

STRUGGLE FROM THE INSIDE Pg. 37
A chronology of North American prisoner resistance.

NOTED DESTRUCTION Pg. 42
Anonymous + Anarchist resistance.

NATIVE CONFLICT Pg. 44
Reports on indigenous resistance

ATTACKING DECEPTION Pg. 49
A critique of spirituality and a short list of attacks on churches.

A REMINDER FOR A DELUSIONAL ERA Pg. 52
Against green capitalism, for earth liberation.

CAN’T STOP THE CHAOS Pg. 54
Riots at the G20.

THE SUMMER ANARCHY DIED Pg. 63
MANAGERS OR MARAUDERS OF THE
DESERT? Pg. 66
By Crudo

WORK Pg. 68
A brief description of dead labor.

SHOUT OUTS Pg. 70
Cool books, publishers, and info

Print copies are also available for 4 bucks a pop, or 2 bucks for orders of 5 and up. The print style for the new issue is hot. Get this shit.
Its also available for free to prisoner support groups, people currently incarcerated, or select projects on consignment. Paypal and money orders are both options. Please contact us via firetotheprisons (a) gmail.com

Also visit our website to view past issues of Fire to the Prisons, and links to other pdf downloads of the magazine.

www.firetotheprisons.com

Please re-post far and wide:


Agitating till the grave,

Hope you like it

Fire to the Prisons

13 comments:

  1. guh? new one isnt on the site
    nice new banner btw although you change them so fast it makes my head spin

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  2. 50 people at the Firehouse right now. We could be talking about UC occupation but you decided to pour milk on yourself and have a bowl of fosted flakes.

    OOHHHHH!

    ps - im drunk.

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  3. well you know. it was just a bunch of middle class leftists jerking off, having dance parties and printing incomprehensible pamphlets

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  4. As an insurrectionary anarchist, I would really, really like to know what the point is of the slogan "For Nothing, Against Everything"? It's mind-boggling!!!

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  5. mind-bogglingly awesome, you mean?

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  6. No. Mind-bogglingly stupid. Stop calling yourselves anarchists if that's what you believe. Stop stealing our name, as "Fire To The Prisons" put it. And y'all might be "addicted to rioting" too, but "we're not". Addiction isn't something desirable or to be promoted. For insurrectionary anarchism, against bullsh*t, neo-nihilist, hipster profiteers like "Fire To The Prisons".

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  7. I actually had a similiar feelings when viewing the cover, but the Fire to the Prisons editor stated to me that it was meant in "for no-thing," as in no commodity within class society, that we are for. We are against everything because all THINGS within this world are totalized by capital.

    Anyway...also, Fire to the Prisons donates large amounts of cash to people facing jail time. They are in the hole right now for giving money to comrades of ours who have faced repression in the wake of the G20.

    Hipster profiteers? Hardly.

    -crudo

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  8. Maybe the editor should have explained that then and not put it on the front cover. Not every-thing has been commodified or "totalized", whatever that means, by capitalism yet anyway. Capitalism will always be seeking new resources, which aren't already it's own, to extract and exploit.

    The editor told a friend a few years ago that the only reason the editor was selling Bonanno pamphlets was to make money off them. The editor was verbally against insurrectionary anarchism at the time. Now the editor claims to promote insurrectionary anarchism when in reality they only promote vandalism and sabotage (which are not "anarchist" in and of themselves). I don't think much has changed, since the editor has seemingly always been a trend-following hipster. They should call themself "vandalist" not anarchist or insurrectionary anarchist.

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  9. I've seen the editor you speak of raise a grand for imprisoned comrades in a matter of hours. Spend their money and go into debt for people who's homes have been raided. Have a good work ethic and put in the hours to put out a good magazine. Risk their freedom on the streets, and help out a variety of anarchist projects. If this is a trend, hopefully it catches on soon....

    -crudo

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  10. I hope it's not a trend, since trends come and go. I want solidarity to be fact, an essential part of a social movement or struggle, not a fad.

    Fundraising is great and all, but it's no substitute for analysis or strategy or social struggle or basic common sense.

    Putting "for nothing, against everything" on the cover of a supposedly "insurrectionary anarchist" magazine and promoting nothing but vandalism and sabotage either displays extreme ignorance or stupidity or conscious misrepresentation.

    For insurrectionary anarchism, against vandalist lifestylism.

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  11. "well you know. it was just a bunch of middle class leftists jerking off, having dance parties and printing incomprehensible pamphlets"

    Obviously not the case, or we wouldn't be interested in hearing you talk about what was going on. Good luck with the speaking dates.

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  12. "Putting "for nothing, against everything" on the cover of a supposedly "insurrectionary anarchist" magazine and promoting nothing but vandalism and sabotage either displays extreme ignorance or stupidity or conscious misrepresentation."

    There's is a lot of truth in that and I share some of your critique, I'm not interested in attacking the content of a project based upon someone's character, especially when I find that subject to be made of much stronger and better stuff and you are inferring.

    But that's just me. The poverty of anarchist publishing is pretty poor out there. With AMOC gone, F2tP is as good as it gets. Perhaps it is time for you to make something better, oh anonymous poster.

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