alt. link: https://archive.org/details/desertbyanonymous
hard copy: https://www.activedistributionshop.org/shop/pamphlets-booklets/4837-desert.html
The world will not be saved. Global anarchist revolution is not going to happen. Global climate change is now unstoppable. We are not going to see the worldwide end to civilisation/capitalism/patriarchy/authority. The world will not be saved. This realisation hurts people. They don’t want it to be true. But it probably is.
Yet to be disillusioned - with global revolution/with our capacity to stop climate change - should not alter our anarchist nature, or the love of nature we feel as anarchists. There are many possibilities for liberty and wildness still.
What are some of these possibilities and how can we live them? What could it mean to be an anarchist when global revolution and world-wide social/eco sustainability are not the aim? What objectives, what plans, what lives, what adventures are there when the illusions are set aside and we walk into the world not disabled by disillusionment but unburdened by it?
An online discussion about the book Desert hosted by FORGED BOOKS, Manchester’s anarchist reading group.
Conversation will take place on the jitsi platform here: https://8X8.vc/forged/books
We recommend the Chromium browser on desktop: https://download-chromium.appspot.com/ Chrome should also work. We couldn’t get Firefox to work with Jitsi. If you don’t have Chromium or Chrome and don’t want to install a new browser you can use one of jitsi’s apps here: https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet-electron/releases/tag/v2.0.2 - you will need to change ‘Server URL’ in settings to https://8X8.vc/ and join the room /forged/books For mobile devices try: https://Jitsi.org/downloads/ - you will need to change ‘Server URL’ in settings to https://8X8.vc/ and join the room /forged/books In our test session, the mobile apps kept losing their connection. If you’re really stuck, you could try joining the meeting room /forged/books with the desktop and mobile apps listed here: https://download.8X8.vc/
Continue the conversation after the event here: https://anarchistnews.org/content/desert
If the event is oversubscribed, we will host a second discussion the following weekend.
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