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Revolution Is More Than a Word: 23 Theses on Anarchism (repost from Alpine Anarchist Productions)

(reposted from http://www.alpineanarchist.org/r_twenty-three_theses.html)
Intro

Since the turn of the millennium, anarchism has experienced a strong upswing. In a widely read 2004 article by David Graeber and Andrej Grubacic, it was announced as the “revolutionary movement of the twenty-first century”, and in a recent book on the Occupy Wall Street movement, titled Translating Anarchy and based on interviews with numerous organizers, author Mark Bray contests that anarchist ideas were the driving ideological force behind it. Meanwhile, anarchist projects (journals, bookfairs, organizing groups) have increased significantly over the past twenty years. This is all great news.

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AP: South Korea covered up mass abuse, killing of “vagrants” (repost)

BUSAN, South Korea — Three decades ago, a policeman tortured Choi Seung-woo over a piece of bread he found in the boy’s schoolbag. After being stripped and having a cigarette lighter repeatedly sparked near his genitals, the 14-year-old falsely confessed to stealing the bread.

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From Siri to sexbots: Female AI reinforces a toxic desire for passive, agreeable and easily dominated women (repost)

A recent article titled “Why is AI Female?” made the connection that gendered labor, in service professions in particular, is fueling our expectations for gendered AI assistants and service robots.

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