Surfing for Anarchy
If the Internet is the closest thing to anarchy in action, as someone once said, then it stands to
reason that @ texts, bios, etc. would be among the first resources posted to the net. Searching Google for Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist and supporting
character in sf-writer Michael Moorcock's Jerry Cornelius/Una
Persson stories yielded the links below.
"Anarchy Comix," a four-issue collection of work by SF-area underground comix artists like Spain Rodriguez ("Trashman"), Jay Kinney (of Fabulous Furry Freak Bros. and Gnosis magazine fame), Paul Mavrides (kill "Bob!") and more await the diligent seeker in the dim corners of better comix stores and anarchy bookstores, or available directly from Last Gasp, which published them from 1979 to 1983.
- Makhno sources and
notes on his campaigns and
attempts to set up zones of anarchy in Ukraine while fightin off troops of Austria-Hungary, the
Whites and the Red Army.
- Liberty for the People The motherlode as far as
I'm concerned. A treasure trove of anarchist and libertarian-socialist texts, bios, and magazines,
past and present.
- Spunk texts include excerpts from various texts. "The Anarchism of
Nestor Makhno, 1918-21," by Michael Palij, names a remarkable Ukrainian woman, Maria Nikiforova, whose activities during and
after the abortive 1905 revolution influenced Makhno.
- Autonomedia of Brooklyn, NY, publishes a treasure trove of
anarchist and related books by the late Kathy Acker, Hakim Bey, Jean Baudrillard, Paul Virilio,
P.M. (author of Bolo'bolo), the Critical Art Ensemble, and others.
Press! Check 'em out. Fine purveyors of Noam Chomsky's works et. al.
- Black Planet in Fells Point in Baltimore, behind the
chess shop, has a good selection and organizes local readings and performances.
- Visit Port
Watson! the legendary, anonymously-written fable of an anarcho-libertarian paradise. It's a vision
that once inspired a group of rich
libertarians, who weren't as rich as they thought, and at least one viking.
- Hakim Bey. Ontological anarchy, temporary autonomous
zones, and wild boys.