Many of the connections between punk and anarchism are well recognised (albeit with some important contentions). This recognition is usually focussed on how punk bands and scenes express anarchist political philosophies or anarchistic praxes, while much less attention is paid to expressions of ‘punk’ by anarchist activist groups. This zine addresses this apparent gap by exploring the ‘punk anarchisms’ of two of the most prominent and influential activist groups of recent decades (in English-speaking contexts at least), Class War and CrimethInc. Their distinct, yet overlapping, political approaches are compared and contrasted, and in doing so pervasive assumptions about the relationship between punk and anarchism are challenged, refuting the supposed dichotomy between ‘lifestylist’ anarchism and ‘workerist’ anarchism.
The Punk Anarchism of Class War & CrimethInc~Pamphlets, Active Distribution, Non-PM titles
This zine explores the ‘punk anarchisms’ of two of the most prominent and influential activist groups of recent decades.
Abdullah Öcalan Active Distribution Alec Icky Dunn Andrej Grubacic C.L.R. James Charles H. Kerr & Company CrimethInc David Graeber David McNally Emma Goldman Freedom Press Gabriel Kuhn Gary Phillips George Katsiaficas George Woodcock Gord Hill Jacinta Bunnell John Holloway John P. Clark John Yates Josh MacPhee Kairos Kenneth Wishnia Kersplebedeb Marge Piercy Matt Meyer Michael Moorcock Mitchell Abidor N.O. Bonzo Nick Blinko Noam Chomsky Outspoken Authors Paul Buhle Peter Kropotkin Peter Linebaugh Pluto Press prole.info Reach And Teach Silvia Federici songs Spectre Staughton Lynd Switchblade Victor Serge Ward Churchill