"Radical feminism espouses the belief that patriarchy is a fundamental problem in our society. Feminist anarchism, or anarcha-feminism (a term allegedly created during the 1960's second-wave feminism), views patriarchy as the first manifestation of hierarchy in human history; thus, the first form of oppression occurred in the dominance of male over female. Anarcha-feminists believe that the struggle against patriarchy is an integral part of class struggle and the anarchist struggle against the State and capitalism. In essence, then, the philosophy sees anarchism as a necessary component of feminism and vice-versa." --Wikipedia
"Her development, her freedom, her independence, must come from and through herself. First, by asserting herself as a personality, and not as a sex commodity. Second, by refusing the right of anyone over her body; by refusing to bear children, unless she wants them, by refusing to be a servant to God, the State, society, the husband, the family, etc., by making her life simpler, but deeper and richer. That is, by trying to learn the meaning and substance of life in all its complexities; by freeing herself from the fear of public opinion and public condemnation." - Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays, p. 211</font>
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Quiet Rumours: An Anarcha-Feminist Reader From consciousness-raising groups to hair-raising punk rockers, here's a fascinating window into the development of the women's movement, in the words of the women who moved it. These classic essays span the century, providing welcome context for feminism as part of a larger politics of liberation and equality. Critical analysis and biting polemic, whether it's Emma Goldman's attack on the suffrage movement or the debates of Second Wave feminists of the 1970s, connect the dots to show not just how anarchism influenced feminism but how feminism changed the political landscape around it.
Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook Beautifully designed A-Z of the totality of revolutionary politics. This brand new Crimethinc book is the action guide—the direct action guide. From affinity groups to wheat-pasting, coalition building, hijacking events, mental health, pie-throwing, shoplifting, stenciling, supporting survivors of domestic violence, surviving a felony trial, torches, and whole bunch more. Incredible design and lots of graphics give it that hip situ feel. Loads to read, to think about, and to do. At 650 pages, you could always throw the damn book at a suitable target. What are you waiting for?
Rise Up DVD A feminist exploration of the convergence of art and political action, featuring women's collectives applying song, dance, circus, fire, and theater to street activism. It features performance and footage from the Movement For Mass Movements, The Rice Girls (Vancouver), Emma Said Dance Collective, Power To The People Roadshow and Harmonic Intervention (San Francisco), Shelanagig Freakshow (UK), and The Radical Cheerleaders (Seattle and Vancouver), filmed at a variety of demonstrations and locals, including Seattle's WTO protests, the L.A. Democratic National Convention, Vancouver's Prisoner's Justice Day and Under The Volcano, the Solpses Eclipse Festival in Hungary, May Day in San Francisco, the Critical Resistance conference in Berkeley, Vancouver's International Day Of Solidarity With The Women In Black, and the People's Dinner Against Biotechnology in Vancouver.
The Voltairine de Cleyre Reader Born into poverty and plagued by it her entire life, educated by nuns in a convent school, chronically ill, the survivor of a nearly successful assassination attempt, and dead at a tragically early age, Voltairine de Cleyre doesn't seem a likely candidate to become what Paul Avrich called "a greater literary talent than any other American anarchist." But de Cleyre was undeniably one of the most important anarchist thinkers in the US or any other country. Greatly admired by her contemporaries for her brilliant writing and tireless schedule of public speaking, her ability to approach the most complex issues with a mixture of common sense, passion, and clarity makes her works as relevant today as they were a century ago. An advocate of "anarchism without adjectives," her non-sectarian and inclusive worldview will appeal to a wide range of readers.