Interview with Lawrence Jarach

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Bellamy interviews Lawrence Jarach, an editor of AJODA: Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed, and author of such essays as “Leftism 101,” “Why I Am Not an Anti-Primitivist,” and “Essentialism and the Problem of Identity Politics.”  Bellamy and Lawrence discuss the rhetoric of civil disobedience in regard to the recent Ferguson protests, anarchists representation in the media and the value or lack thereof, big tent anarchism and the idea that everyone is an anarchist, the distinction between anarchy and anarchism, humanism as a relic, and more. read more

Episode 71: The Undying Appeal of Sorcery and Its Deleterious Effects on America’s Youth

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00.03.16: Rydra expresses his joy with various acts of criminality; 00.15.57: As the World Burns: California aquifers contaminated by fracking waste; Lake Chabot toxified by cyanobacteria; 00.22.12: The dangers of youthful sorcery! 00.27.47: Wingnut Confessional: Portland TWAC’s Anti-Oppression Politics and Symbolic Catharsis/Anti-Blackness and the limits of criticizing internal oppression; 00.50.22: All Cats Are Beautiful: Bill Bratton proposes another step toward squelching public dissent; 01.00.20: Alien Nation-States: Video games recapitulate dehumanization of the homeless; 01.05.05: Anarcho-Monarchism: Tolkein’s Walking Abortion/Bellamy confesses to liking LOTR; 01.14:45: FRR’s Most Unreasonable Human Being of the Week: The “Goosebuster”; 01.19.15: Luddites Anonymous: Social Media and Resistance; 01.31.36: Wingnut Confessional: What is ideology? read more

Episode 70: Interview with Agency and Fireside Chats with Dead Eastern Europeans

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0:00: Interview with Jen Angel and Ryan Only of Agency; 42:58: As the World Burns: As the planet becomes increasingly uninhabitable, some call for AI overlords; 50:25: Rydra’s Fireside Chat: Rydra reads Robert Musil, Emil Cioran, and Hermann Broch and tells us why we should care; 1:17:53: This Week In Patriarchy: Male rapists’ identification with or denial of rape they admit they would commit; 1:28:58: This Week In Patriarchy: Men acknowledging rape in much higher numbers, and the poverty of consent; 1:43:30: Wingnut Confessional: Is Progress still an important part of ideological hegemony today? read more

Live interview with Agency tonight on FRR

Tune in at  http://streema.com/radios/play/32597 tonight at 8:30 pm.

We will be live with in studio guests from Agency. We will begin with an interview and then move onto some wingnut confessional about ideology and fiction, the joy that is destroy, and as the world burns.  Tune in!

Interview with Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan

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robotvshumanBellamy interviews Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist author, thinker, and columnist. They discuss: the social and ecological costs of technology, Bellamy’s accusation of a religious character to Transhumanism, the class implications of Transhumanism, Istvan’s Teleological Egocentric Functionalism, and more. read more

Episode 68: On Instagramming Mid-Coitus and Other Horrors of Modernity (December 28, 2014)

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Bellamy and Rydra host. Why torture works. Alien-Nation States: People still love authority. All Cats Are Beautiful: Who loves to kill the police? And police react with anger and fear to popular anti-police sentiment. The Joy That Is Destroy: ALF action and hackers in Germany attack steel mill. The Long History of Getting Ploughed: gatherer-hunters have stronger skeletons. Luddites Anonymous: Cell phone addiction. Wingnut Confessional: Bellamy responds to a listener on Egoism versus Narcissism/Cartesianism. read more

Episode 67: On “Anarchists” Who Follow Leadership, Worship the Commodity, and Fix Broken Windows

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'Our first order of business is that we need to elect a president and a vice president!'Rydra and Bellamy host and discuss North Korea sending its citizens (slaves) to work in Qatar for the 2022 world cup buildup, more on the history of agriculture and the loss of pollinators, an anarchist response to an anarchist response to ebola, peace police getting their asses kicked in Oakland, more on the rioting and response to police violence and some on identity politics and people who call themselves anarchists while wanting to follow leadership, Greepeace up to their usual antics that are getting them sued by Peru, and as always some wingnutting and ranting! read more

Episode 66: Make Total Destroy, and Bring us the Champagne

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Rydra & Bellamy terrorize the virtual airwaves with news from the
Bay Area’s rioting and looting and general displeasure with civilization
and they discuss the Hikkikimori phenomena in Japan, the “Rainbow
Girls” continuous thefts of high end stores in San Francisco, a cop
losing his job in Monterey for not tasing a suicidal man, Duke Energy up
to their old tricks of dumping tons of industrial waste into North
Carolina rivers, the ongoing horror show that is Fukushima, the Milgram
experiment, and the report on the CIA’s torture methods(surprise they
are creeps). read more

The Necromantic Urge: Some Thoughts Following The Zoltan Istvan/John Zerzan Debate

An Eruption by Bellamy Fitzpatrick

This essay was originally written in the week following the debate at Stanford, a recording of which can be found here. A shorter, differently edited version of this essay will appear under a different title in the Spring 2015 issue of Fifth Estate. This version has been displayed here with their permission.

“Come and hear the views of two thinkers who […] arguably have defined, the two polar opposite views on the effects of technology […]” (1)

Grimacing at the clash-of-the-titans-esque rhetoric that epitomized the debaters, I nonetheless made my way eagerly to Stanford on November 15th to watch Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan debate Anarcho-Primitivist John Zerzan.