Re: The Anarchives

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Thu, 25 Apr 1996 18:16:05 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 23 Apr 1996, The Anarchives wrote:

> The Anarchives, <>
> paper version has just been released and we are sending out free copies
> to all nice people who send us their snail.mail address.
> This issue is 24 pages full of hard core radical articles ranging from
> analytical articles, to hardline critiques, creative writing and poetry,
> cartoons, and graphic design.
> Send in your address for a free copy.
> The Anarchives itself is and always has been free...
Lee C. W. Hutchison II.
Kew Gardens Apartments - Unit 246
2700 Que Street, N. W.
Georgetown, Washington, D. C. 20007 PLEASE! THANK YOU!

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> The light is sporadic and the dimensions are unreliable.
> A sign hangs above reading, welcome to your head.
> From near and afar the horizon speaks to you, and you struggle to keep abreast
> of the change. You can wrap a story in its deeds, but do you have the sight to
> know what is?
> Books cannot become you, and zines are for being. Art was live in 95, and
> sources of creativity never lost a moment recollecting reality, recognizing
> relationships and unknowable revelations. These are the words of you, the
> missions of warmth for you, biting your neck as your kiss holds swift.
> This issue marks volume 3 issue 1 of The Anarchives, a journal of creativity and
> intelligence, love and revolution. Published through the TAO Media Collective,
> The Anarchives strives to develop our own radical culture, in conjunction with
> our community, who live all across the world.
> The Anarchives has been around for well over two decades. It was originally
> named The Anarchives of Gonzo Psychology.
> Its origins date back to that mysterious decade of the sixties, where love and
> humanity were on a collision course for liberation, only to be diverted by empty
> slogans and consumer dreams.
> With the advent of the seventies, The Anarchives went to thehills, fleeing to
> the wilderness of the Canadian Shield, and the shelter of rural life in the
> northern Ontario bush. Along with a community of friends and loved-ones, The
> Anarchives took residence away from the urban wastelands, founding a new
> community outside of the corrosive consuming regime. Here in the natural setting
> of northern Ontario the second generation of The Anarchives was born and raised.
> Growing up in an environment free of domination and discrimination, The
> Anarchives flourished as it procreated. The energy of the community was used to
> create and explore, rather than destroy and deter.
> However as the seventies waned on, and others like The Anarchives remained in
> the hills away from the power centers of the urbanlandscape, new enemies of the
> people arised. Without the opposition to power found in the popular movements of
> the sixties, political actors such as Reagan Mulrooney, and Thatcher rose to
> power with a backing as evil as power can be. With the forces of good resting in
> the rural areas, the urbanlandscape was raped and transformed to meet the needs
> of the evolving elite.
> As the seventies came to a close, The Anarchives realized that although living
> in the bush was nice and all, it didnt stop the rape and plunder that was going
> on in the cities. In the early eighties part of The Anarchives returned to the
> city(Toronto) to return to an active life of resistance and revolution. However
> as the eighties drew on, it was clearly a time of repression rather than
> revolution. The Anarchives did what it could to survive.
> In zine format, The Anarchives began publishing in Toronto in 1992.
> Through a collective of radical minds, The Anarchives published fiveissues
> within a period of six months. This period was more a gathering of young minds
> than a set schedule of publishing. The Anarchives was quickly becoming a forum
> for new ideas, and the definition of new realities. Realities based upon the
> emergence of a new social landscape that was more terrifying and more horrible
> than any previous.
> After a year hiatus, The Anarchives began publishing again in the final months
> of 1994. This time however the publishing of the zine in newspaper format was
> also accompanied by electronic publishing over the Internet.
> The first issue concentrated on the culture of cannibis, and the role of the
> free mind within the struggle for a free society. The second issue dealt with
> the Canadian student strike that took place in Febuary of 1995.
> In working with different media, The Anarchives continued to explore the
> so-called information revolution, and the power involved in such a revolution;
> emphasis was on communications and power. Shortly after this initial examination
> however, The Anarchives found itself face to face with communications and power
> as it then faced political persecution by both predominant North American
> governments, resulting in an arrest of one member who faced trial September 7
> 1995 in Toronto. This case has been resolved, but not without considerable
> electronic surveillance on the part of the authorities.
> At present The Anarchives continues to develop and evolve, still striving for
> its own freedom, and the freedom of all who roam our beloved planet. We are busy
> establishing networks of resources and people in the aim of establishing a true
> peoples network that can provide for those who are ready to take their liberation.
> The words we share, and the language we use, help communicate our dreams and
> visions for a beter world. Naturally this world cannot be created without the
> help of millions and billions. I and I is the concept that we can be our own
> saviours, and benefit from our own actions.
> The Anarchives exists as a result of the love and warmth of a strong surrounding
> community. It is with this love in mind that we share our words with the world.
> This issue begins with a focus on local activities: battles with the govt.
> The international section follows and covers recent riots in france, where the
> country was shut down for december
> due to a transport then general strikes. Anarchives contacts in france say the
> country will strike again in late January.
> A technical section follows, critically addressing the information revolution
> and the power that accompanies such a revolution. The emphasis should not be on
> technology, but rather ecology.
> The creative section rounds up the paper with poetry and gregory k.
> We try to cover a wide format as a means of achieving a holistic and balanced
> expression. We are always open to submissions, send it to us :)
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