alt. link: https://archive.org/details/InsteadOfAPrimer/
hard copy: https://www.activedistributionshop.org/shop/pamphlets-booklets/4612-rejecting-the-reification-of-revolt.html (similar, but not identical, essays to Jarach’s primer)
Anarchism derives from the philosophical premise that institutionalized power and enforcement, especially in the form of the State, is a negative method of trying to create and maintain social cohesion. The defining aspect of anarchism is a categorical rejection of the principle and practice of government. Further, anarchism entails a radical critique of the exercise of authority and power. Holding to the conviction that cooperation is a better and more just way of attaining social harmony than competition, anarchists have promoted voluntary cooperation, egalitarian relations, and mutual aid…
An online discussion about Lawrence Jarach’s introductory essay Instead of a Meeting, hosted by FORGED BOOKS, Manchester’s anarchist reading group.
Conversation will take place on the jitsi platform here: https://8X8.vc/forged/books
We recommend the Chromium browser on desktop: https://download-chromium.appspot.com/ Chrome should also work. We couldn’t get Firefox to work with Jitsi. If you don’t have Chromium or Chrome and don’t want to install a new browser you can use one of Jitsi’s apps here: https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet-electron/releases/tag/v2.0.2 - you will need to change ‘Server URL’ in settings to https://8X8.vc/ and join the room /forged/books For mobile devices try: https://jitsi.org/downloads/ - you will need to change ‘Server URL’ in settings to https://8X8.vc/ and join the room /forged/books In our test session, the mobile apps kept losing their connection. If you’re really stuck, you could try joining the meeting room /forged/books with the desktop and mobile apps listed here: https://download.8X8.vc/
Continue the conversation after the event here: TBC
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