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(en) US, San Jose, CA. The Furious Five have a new Website

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Date Thu, 16 Dec 2004 06:35:58 +0100 (CET)

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The Furious Five Revolutionary Collective proudly announces the
lauching of their website. Visit us at www.furiousfive.50megs.com
====="We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt
about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it
leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts. That
world is growing this minute."
- Buenaventura Durruti
=====From their web site:
The Furious Five Revolutionary Collective, based in San Jose, California, was
formed in 2003. Brought together by mutual organizing work, the collective
united around a shared belief in the continued validity of anarchist communism,
but only if it committed itself to serious organizing, tactical/ideological
unity, and a return to idea of the base of anarchism being in the struggles of
everyday people and especially oppressed communities. The Collective is not
based on ideological purity. On the contrary, it is constantly striving to
help in the revising of anarchist communism and its reconstruction where
necessary in order to make it relevant to the present (much changed) context.

The Furious Five Revolutionary Collective also considers itself an especifista
collective, meaning that it believes in the necessity of anarchists working
within popular, mass organizations. We commit ourselves to learning from
whatever groups or struggles are out there, no matter where on the map or
where in time they may be.

Currently, we work in several areas of organizing: student, labor, and
community organizing. We believe that the purpose of the collective is to
constantly debate the effectiveness of working in whatever area of organizing
and provide a venue for accountability, review, self-criticism, and mutual
support. We also believe that we should help in the propagation of anarchist
and anti-authoritarian ideas. That being said, the Furious Five Revolutionary
Collective is not imbued with a missionary spirit. We wish to help in the
creation of an anarchistic movement, not necessarily a movement of anarchists.
The Furious Five Pamphlets

This is some of the writings put out by our collective. We hope they can spark
discussion, and we would like to have your opinion on them. Write to us at

Becoming a Revolutionary - True Accounts of How Lives Got Changed Forever -
Ian Martin/Angelica Nieves/Pedro Ribeiro/Adya Harris (coming soon)
Some members of Furious Five describe their own life experiences and how they
changed their lives, how they grew into revolutionary thinking and into the
belief of a better future. This is a work in constant progress, while other
members will add more to it, enriching it more and more. [click on each name
for their personal history]

Que Se Vayan Todos: The Argument for Revolution - Pedro Ribeiro (coming soon)
Many have discussed the validity of revolution, and if the capitalist system
can be changed from within. We do not believe that it can. This is our argument
for revolution.

Building a Revolutionary Movement: Why Anarcho-Communist Organization - Adam
Weaver Anarchist-Communism is once more on the rise. Why is Anarcho-Communist
organization relevant to our struggle of today? Analyzing the historic role of
Anarchist-Communism, we can define what is its role in the present day.

From Reforms to Revolution - Ian Martin
What is revolutionary and what is reformist? The dreaded stigma of "reformist"
seems to be thrown around today with such an ease that is hard to believe that
anything short of a Ravachol or Nechayev is revolutionary. This pamphlet deals
with the everyday struggles, that many dismiss as reformists, and how they
harness the revolutionary potential of the people.

Cookie-Cutter (Counter) Revolution: On the Praxis of Organizing - Pedro
Ribeiro Is any organizing good? Are good intentions enough? This pamphlet
argues for strategic thinking into organizing, while analyzing specifically
the organizing done in the cookie-cutter, non-profit style, and how anarchists
should break away from these styles of organizing.

Back to the Roots: Anarchists as Revolutionary Organizers - Ian Martin
How should anarchists approach the people? As organizers! But how? What is the
difference between organizers and activists, and what are the effects that they
have in their communities?

Race, Gender and Class: Structure of The Global Elite and World Capitalism -
Pedro Ribeiro Race First? Class First? The view from an outsider on the
North-American debate of which oppression should be prioritized. This pamphlet
looks at the issue at a broader angle, and tries to address the issue of
opression coming from personal experience and analysis.

In the Time of Kings, the Peasants Sharpen Their Knives - Anarchists and the
2004 Election - Furious Five Collective Members of the Furious Five
Revolutionary Collective analyze the 2004 presidential elections and the
reaction of anarchists to the choices presented to the people by the masters
of capitalism.

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