After a really long time of wanting to produce a collection about the Mary Nardini Gang, and several months work of collation, editing, and call-outs for contributions we are excited to announce our latest title ‘The Mary Nardini Gang, Vengeance, and the Implausibility of Liberal Queerness’. The collection features all the writings claimed by or attributed to the gang, as well as the critiques offered in Hostis I ‘A journal of Incivility’ of the Bash Back! trajectory and the conversations between the Mary Nardini Gang and the editors of Hostis in volume II of the journal. To bring the gangs actions and outputs into the European context, and to offer the idea of shared connection in queer insurectional praxis we also present a ‘forward’ from our own contexts and a brief summary of each of the texts contained in attempt to familiarize readers from outside so called North America with the emergent trends of insurrectional trans-feminism and queer nihilism in these contexts. We also include, a short pictorial insight into Queer and Trans Feminist Insurrectional practices in Europe with photos collected from anonymous contributors across the continent.
Quotes from the Text:
“We are fucking sick of being forced to make a choice between riotous anarchist and insurgent scenes which fail to look at there own defense of the existent (through supporting rapists, transphobes, and racists- all of which they claim as mere identitarian concerns) and Liberal Queer ones where ‘anti oppression’ ends at personal behaviors and not with shooting police.”
“This world—the police and armies that defend it, the institutions that constitute it, the architecture that gives it shape, the subjectivities that populate it, the apparatuses that administer its function, the schools that inscribe its ideology, the activism that franticly responds to its crises, the arteries of its circulation and flows, the commodities that define life within it, the communication networks that proliferate it, the information technology that surveils and records it—must be annihilated in every instance, all at once.”
“In the end , we are not worried about queer vengeance being reactionary. We think that blackmail is an underappreciated art. Perhaps queer vengeance is often not reactionary enough – lacking the strength to defeat our enemies, not deep enough to rid ourselves of their systems of oppression, and without the persistence to destroy the world that they’ve created.”
PDF HERE: mary nradini
Some friends at Warzone Distro (https://warzonedistro.noblogs.org/)- sent us this to share and put around 🙂 If you’re around these ways, get over there- interesting things a foot.
We’re hyped to share (and to add to our distro) a new text sent to us from ‘Narcissa, KCBG et al’ (https://fckcps.blackblogs.org/) entitled ‘I Want to Kill Cops Until I’m Dead’. The text offers “an insurrectionist critique of policing, humanism, gender, and civilization” attempting to identify the many and intertwined ways in which policing and its logic enters our lives in both the material and psychic realms and develop strategies for their desolation.
Quotes From the Text:
“We understand that for many people (even among self proclaimed anarchist milieus) the word police refers generally to the state apparatchik standing between us and the proliferation of our destructive desire; the ‘thin blue line’ which prevents the breakdown of society, the stick in the carrot and stick motif. Through this discourse we conjure up the image of the cop as a blue uniformed target, carrying a gun, handcuffs, and radio, driving a squad car, and kidnapping our friends. Whist none of these analyses are necessarily incorrect we feel that they miss the bigger picture, ‘policing’ permeates the logic of every social relation, and frames our movement through this world. ‘Police’ is not a job title but rather a description of a series of social relations and actions, police is an act, a living breathing methodology, and a medium of communication. Police is something people do, are doing, have done, not something they are.”
“Destroying police will no just take mass murder, it will take a great undoing, a collaborative revenge aimed at those who have perpetuated the nightmare of police officering. It will mean showing up at the doors of dawdling grandpas with parade uniforms pinned up on their walls and letting off a 9mm in their face.”
“Towards the annihilation of police and the destitution of humanity.”
PDF Here: I Want To Kill Cops Until I’m Dead
We’re hyped to share (and to add to our distro) a new text sent to us from ‘Here and Now Zines’ (https://www.instagram.com/hereandnowzines/?hl=en) entitled ‘Identity and Power’. The text offers general critique of the structures and oppression’s which shape the creation of identity and demands a route through identity towards its abolition. It also takes time to dismantle and critique liberal elements which valorize, champion or attempt to find positive perspective within identity and attacks narratives and practices which stem from these positions
Quotes From the Text:
“We are against identity because we think it holds this oppressive reality together. Our identities as marginalized people are our inheritances that separate us as inferior. For centuries, distinctions of inferiority have been used as the building blocks for exploitation and control. Identity is the infrastructure of our suffering and would need to be shattered if we wish to see oppression demolished. Presently, identity pits us against each other instead of against the system’s infrastructures. Scrambling to tally distinctions of how oppressed we are in comparison to others and what we deserve to be compensated doesn’t end our exploitation and only keeps us distracted from making the necessary calculations to sabotage the infrastructure holding domination in place.”
“Dying of oppression is our tragic reality. The suicides, work accidents, deaths on the block, murderous boyfriends, medical neglect, deaths in prison, ODs, bombings, and police murders are manmade plagues among us. This society has no problem letting us die and no problem killing us. For some of us, survival is Impossible, for others death looms so closely, we are constantly facing the overwhelming task of survival. Enveloped within this looming death, it is understandable to lose sight of anything outside of not dying. Survival and healing are crucial to our existence, literally. Nonetheless, survival on its own is not getting free, it’s just getting by.”
Read PDF Here:identity power
Imposed PDF Here: identity power booklet
We announce the release of Volume I of ‘Left on Left Violence’ (LOLv)- “Fragments on anonymity amongst anarchists and other unnamables” a slightly satirical edition highlighting and hoping to expand conflictual discourses within nihilist and insurrectionist practices. In this particular volume, is presented a discussion which raged some years ago across various anarcha/insurrectionist/nihilist platforms (including 325, and actforfreedomnow) between imprisoned members of the CCF (Conspiracy the Cells of Fire) and ‘anonymous’ contributors around the question of anonymity, the ‘communique’ form, the existence of names/groups, and other concerns. The dialogue eventually (and somewhat hilariously) descends from a serious discussion about total anonymity vs claiming actions, into a snipey back and forth, of light disses and insults including references to ancient Greek mythology and whether or not one has a sense of humor. In LOLv, the texts are presented in a roughly chronological order, to show the back and forth nature of the discussion, alongside some reasonably hilarious images of animals squaring off against one another.
Some Quotes from the text:
“The greek comrades write that “The name of each group we participate in is our psyche, our soul”. What a weird statement! What is there of more secret, of more intimate, of more unspeakable, than one’s psyche, one’s soul? Who would want one’s psyche thrown on the front page, or their soul regurgitated by a cathode ray tube? A name is only an identity.”
“[…]He specifically mentions that “When an action is followed by a communique, it is like a joke accompanied by an explanation.” The difference, we say, is that we are not fools to tell jokes. Instead, we chose the barricades of war as our home and fire as our comrade.”
PDF HERE: Document-1