MACC's Political Education working group develops political education within MACC to help MACC members build a more informed, strategic anarchist movement. MACC's political education WG organizes two event series.
MACC's Political Education Sessions provide a space for MACC members to learn about key anarchist concepts and discuss them. The sessions aim to help MACC develop a common language for and understanding of anarchist concepts, and to foster political discussion within the organization. The sessions are facilitated by participants in the Theory Reading Group; anyone who is involved in MACC is welcome to attend the sessions.
MACC's Theory Reading groups reads and discusses anarchist theory, texts about historical and contemporary anarchist groups, and anarchist history, with an eye toward revolution. Anyone who is involved in MACC is welcome at our monthly reading discussions. These meetups began in July 2018 and happen monthly.
Sessions, both past and currently scheduled
Chapter 3 in Casas, Juan Gómez. Anarchist Organisation: A History of the F.A.I. Trans. Abe Bluestein. Montréal & Buffalo: Black Rose Books. 1986. Available online.
Contemporary Platformist and Cadre Organizations
O’Malley, Colin. “Building a revolutionary anarchism.” 2016? Accessed at libcom.org.
Bring the Ruckus. “About.” 2001. Accessed on their website.
More on Plaformism
Nappalos, Scott. “Towards a Theory of Political Organization for our Time, Pts. 1-3.” 2011? Accessed at libcom.org.
Hawthorne, Nate, Recomposition. “Intermediate Level and Trajectories of Struggle.” 2011? Accessed at libcom.org.
CrimethInc. “La ZAD: Another End of the World Is Possible.” CrimethInc. 2018. Accessed at crimethinc.com.
Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination. “Rural Rebels and Useless Airports: La Zad - Europe’s Largest Post-capitalist Land Occupation. Part 1 and 2” The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination. November 13, 2012. Both Accessed labofii.wordpress.com. Part 1 and Part 2.
Dell’Umbria, Alèssi. “Being in the Zone: Concerning Conflicts Within the ZAD.” May 1, 2018. Lundi Matin. Volume 144. Accessed online in English via ill-will-editions.tumblr.com and French via lundi.am.
CrimethInc. “One but Many Movements: Two Translations from the ZAD on Isolation, Division, and Pacification.” CrimethInc. 2018. Accessed at crimethinc.com.
CrimethInc. “Resisting the Eviction of the ZAD: Fighting for Our Dreams, Fighting for Another Reality.” CrimethInc. 2018. Accessed at crimethinc.com.
Dual Power as Historical Description + Contemporary Strategy
Lenin, V.I.”The Dual Power.” Trans. Isaacs Bernard. Pravda No. 28, April 9, 1917. Accessed at marxists.org.
Trotsky, Leon. “Dual Power.” The Russian Revolution: The Overthrow of Tsarism and the Triumph of the Soviets, Volume I. Original Russian published in 1930. Accessed at marxists.org.
Symbiosis Research Collective. “How to Build a New World in the Shell of the Old.” Ecologist: The Journal for the Post-Industrial Age. April 23, 2018. Accessed at theecologist.org.
Tuck, Even and K. Wang Yang. "Decolonization is not a Metaphor". Link
Vowel, C. "Beyond Territorial Acknowledgments." (2016, September 23) Link
Hunt, Sarah & Cindy Holmes. "Everyday Decolonization: Living a Decolonizing Queer Politics" Link
More on Decolonization
Bernes, Jasper. "The Belly of the Revolution." PDF. Primary reading.
If you would like to read more on communization:
Noys, Ben. Communization and its Discontents. 2012. Accessed at libcom.org.
Dauvé, Gilles and François MartinEclipse and Reemergence of the Communist Movement. Accessed at libcom.org.