Whereforto Ye Wanderers

Whereforto Ye Wanderers.

Friday, March 28, 2008

You say you want a revolution? Now you know!

  • Think for yourself
  • Turn off your TV
  • Write a letter to a prisoner
    Mumia Abu-Jamal
    AM 8335
    175 Progress Drive
    Waynesburg, PA 15370 http://freemumia.com/
  • Leonard Peltier # 89637-132
    USP Lewisburg
    PO BOX 1000
    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837 www.leonardpeltier.org
  • Charles Sims Africa # AM-4975
    SCI Graterford, Box 244
    Graterford, PA 19426-0244 http://www.prisonactivist.org/pps+pows/MOVE/charles-sims-africa-st.html
  • Tre Arrow
    CS# 05850722
    Vancouver Island Regional Correction Center
    4216 Wilkinson Rd.
    Victoria, BC, V8Z 5B2
  • Grow your own food
  • Have your neighbors over for dinner
  • Consume less
  • Share your car
  • Go to a rally against the death penalty. Talk to your friends and neighbors about the death penalty and how you can stop it.
  • Advocate that your community spend less money on police
  • On summer nights, hang out on the front porch of your house and talk to your neighbors. If you don't have a porch, stand out in the yard. Better yet, build a porch, and get rid of your lawnmower.
  • Research your local corporations and find out what they do and how they affect your community
  • Start your own pirate radio station. Get your friends and neighbors involved
  • Boycott corporate bookstores like Borders and Barnes & Noble. Support your local independent bookstore (www.sticksandstonesbooks.blogspot.com), or, if you don't have one, start your own
  • Don't cross picket lines
  • Pick up all of the trash from McDonalds in your hood and then return it to the nearest store
  • Fight against new chain stores in your community
  • Don't participate in state-sponsored lotteries
  • Buy a cop a bagel. Talk to them about finding a new line of work.
  • Let the air out of police car tires
  • Eat less meat, or try switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet
  • Fill out misleading information on any surveys which have been sent to you by marketing scum
  • Ride your bike to work, if you can
  • Fight against gated communities in your town. If one already exists, find creative ways to ridicule it
  • Organize the workers in your workplace into a union. Then fire your bosses.
  • Compost your kitchen leftovers
  • Start a Food Not Bombs chapter in your town
  • Don't vote
  • Fill those annoying "business reply" envelopes with anarchist literature and send them back; you'll make some bored mail room employee happy.
  • Support radical envrionmentalist groups like Earth First!
  • Oppose new highway construction in your town.
  • Take the bus.
  • Join the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World)
  • Spend some time hanging out with old people.
  • Oppose the construction of new super box strip malls.
  • Don't let people tell you how to live
  • Be a person, not a personality
  • Learn to create the things you need instead of buying them at a store.
  • Organise an affinity group and start an anarchist zine.
  • Pass out leaflets in your area to bring awareness about issues that matter to you.
This has been taken from Practical Anarchy, an informational anarchist journal. The most important idea is to not fear one another, open yourself up and be honest and accept honesty from your friends, family and lovers without ridicule. Joy is a weapon!


lauren ikon said...

I think it's funny how it says, "Think for yourself" and then it says, "Do this and that."

AMEN said...

yous see, the common misconception is that if being given direction where one can act, they are then being told what to do and how to think. it is offering up options that many people are not aware of.

so, think deeply would be a good one to add to the list, along with avoid reactionary language. this is a list of things one can do IF they are trying to exert a more anarchist lifestyle. anarchism is not just an ideology or a cheap slogan, it is truly a way that people, many people, live.

this list was put up by myself to educate and make aware the ideas of freedom, truly to be free, and ways in which an otherwise confused or trapped person can liberate themselves.

so how about "do this for yourself" and "think this and that", does that better fit what is comfortable to you?

lauren ikon said...

Oh, I wasn't being entirely serious. I think similarly to you about this list, which I've seen many a time and once had posted on a couple of my webpages about a year ago.

I simply found humor in the way the list was structured.