INDIGENEITY, ABOLITION, DECOLONIZATION, RESURGENCE, DEMOCRATIC AUTONOMY: 1994-2020: A basic contemporary consensus seems to exist between indigenous, black liberation, and anarchist perspectives, both theoretically and in terms of practice. Though they have different emphases, language, and traditions, these analyses generally agree about what is going on and what needs to be done. Maps of present power relations and freedom movements, and the question what would constitute such a movement in our own localities, including the university.
1. MARCOS BADIOU ESTEVA
(Wilson+) Marcos, Badiou, Esteva audio lecture:
Recommended Readings: Subcommandante Marcos, Interview, May 1994. 2nd: Badiou, “Ethic of Truths,” from Ethics, pp. 40-57; Esteva, “Indigenous Autonomy in Oaxaca, Mexico,” from Auroras of the Zapatistas, pp. 17-21.
2. GOLDBERG EVANS WANG MIES THOMSEN: PIC AND DEFENDING COMMONS
Mies Thomsen Goldberg Evans Wang audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Goldberg and Evans, “The Prison Industrial Complex and the Global Economy,” pp. 3-25; Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen and Maria Mies, The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalized Economy. Zed Books, 1999. Pp. 141-164.
3. TAIAIAKE ALFRED: RESURGENCE
Taiaiake Alfred audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Taiaiake Alfred, Wasáse, pp. 19-38, 61-97. 2nd: Chris Vance, “Canada and Zapatismo,” from Auroras of the Zapatistas, pp. 65-75.
3. TIQQUN: INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR
Tiqqun Civil War audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Tiqqun, Introduction to Civil War, pp. 67-105, 173-224. 2nd: Agamben, “Form-of-Life,” pp. 151-156.
4. MOTEN HARNEY: THE UNDERCOMMONS AND LA PAPERSON: THE 3RD UNIVERSITY
Moten Harney La Paperson audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, The Undercommons, pp. 2-43; La Paperson, A Third University is Possible, pp. 36-46.
5. GLEN COULTHARD: ON LAND
Coulthard audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Glen Coulthard, “For the Land,” from Red Skin, White Masks, pp. 51-78.
6. FRANKLIN AKUNO: COOPERATION JACKSON
Akuno Franklin audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Kamau Franklin and Kali Akuno, from Jackson Rising, pp. 67-97.
7. MONTGOMERY AND BERGMAN: JOYFUL MILITANCY
Montgomery Bergman audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Montgomery and Bergman, “Friendship, Freedom, Ethics, Affinity,” from Joyful Militancy, pp. 81-127.
8. FITZWATER: ZAPATISTA ORGANIZING
Fitzwater audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Dylan Fitzwater, Autonomy is in Our Hearts, pp. 8-11, 30-66.
9. ¨OCALAN: DEMOCRATIC CONFEDERALISM
Öcalan Panser audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Abdullah Öcalan, Sociology of Freedom, pp. 1-17, 27-43. 2nd: Panser, “Power and Truth”… pp. 261-267.