1. Angela Davis: Abolitionism

Davis and Clastres audio lecture


Recommended Reading: Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?, pp. 9-21, 105-115. Seven Stories 2003.

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Foucault Davis notes



2. Pierre Clastres: Society vs the State

Recommended Reading: Clastres, Society Against the State, pp. 189-218.

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3. James C. Scott: Non-State Space; Hills vs Valleys

Scott Nonstate audio lecture


Recommended Reading: James C.  Scott, The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia, pp. 1-32. Yale 2009.

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Scott and Arendt potestas and potentia



4. Hannah Arendt: Council System

Arendt Revolution video lecture

Recommended Reading: Arendt, On Revolution, pp. 223-240.

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5. Simone Weil: Free Labor

Weil audio lecture:


Recommended Reading: Weil, “On Oppression and Liberty,” pp. 79-84, 90-100.

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6. Frantz Fanon: Revolt of the Wretched

Fanon video lecture

Recommended Reading: Fanon, Wretched of the Earth, pp. 1-21.

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Alg Diags


7. Malcolm X: The Grassroots

X audio lecture


Recommended Reading: Malcolm X, “Message to the Grassroots,” pp. 3-17, “Declaration of Independence,” pp. 20-22.

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8. Silvia Federici: Women’s Struggle for the Commons

Federici audio lecture

Recommended Reading: Silvia Federici, Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle, pp. 124-148. PM Press 2012.

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Fed4 struggles


Christopher Day: Dual Power in the Selva Lacandon

Recommended Reading: Christopher Day, “Dual Power on the Selva Lacondon,” from A New World in Our Hearts: Eight Years of Writings from the Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation. AK Press 2003.

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