We announce the release of a new rendering of ‘To Be Liberated From Them’ (Or Through Them) taken from Lies Volume I. The text covers issues of identity based struggle with the end goal of Identity abolition. Borrowing analysis from communization theory, queer Insurrectionalism, and Afro Pessimism with an attempt to develop an all encompassing critique of enforced categorization/identity from the perspective of understanding the necessity to sometimes organize around identity based affinities. We include a series of pictures from various groups, gangs and formations who formed around shared identity concerns or who adopted practices in this vein.
Quote From The Text:
“Our vision of liberation assumes not equality between genders, sexualities, and races, but the abolition of these identity categories as structural relations that organize human activity and social life. We believe that these identities are the names of real material processes of capitalism — not of something essential or salvageable within us.”