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.

Episode 65: 11/30/14: On Being “So Fucked Up!”

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Bellamy and Rydra examine protest, dare we say “riots”, in Oakland in the aftermath of the Darren Wilson verdict – more peace police reign, of course. Luddites Anonymous: recent robots of various sorts emerge, including a robotic nematode. The Long History of Getting Ploughed: our aeroponic future, research on the cause of celiac. Wingnut Confessional: response to listeners on the reification of nature and on Anarcho-Primitivism’s relationship to ableism and genocide.

Episode 64: On the Beauty and Horror of the Natural World: Wild Reaction, Uncivilized Conduct, and more.

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Rydra and Bellamy discuss their visit to the UC occupation of Wheeler Hall and subsequent run-in with liberal nightmare Chris Hedges, comminques and actions from Wild Reaction and Uncivilized Condcut, more on the rhetoric around Ferguson and state murders, megacities, the horror and beauty of the world around us, Elon Musk predicting that artificial intelligence will end the human species, and much more! read more

Episode 62: Speak Loudly and Smash with a Sledgehammer

Bellamy returns to America to host with Rydra and they discuss the boring and tired voting debate among radicals, Tom Brower declaring mission accomplished in his war against the homeless in Hawaii, anarchists somehow thinking going to Kobane is a good idea, plants being fucking awesome, the FBI completing the Panopticon and Adam Harvey’s fashionista resistance to it, and a group of progressives who named themselves CRAP. https://archive.org/details/FRR62pt1

Episode 60: 11/06/14: I Promise You, Resistance Is Fun!

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Bellamy is joined by Nicola for a reportback upon their return from the Hambacher Forest occupation in Germany. Later, Bellamy talks solo on drone apologists, the frightening and heartbreaking speed at which wildlife is being annihilated, the joy that is resistance, the nonsense surrounding “saving” the oceans, and what an anarchist perspective on science might look like.

Episode 59: On Theory, Critique, and the Joy that is Destroy

Rydra and Bellamy wingnut out on anti-intellectualism and anti-theory and wonder if this comes from workerism and guilt, Rydra bemaons “anarchists” begging for concessions from corporations, Bellamy rages on anarcho-capitalists for a while, discussion of drones everywhere and absurd new apps for acne, some resistance news from China, response to listener feedback on what nature is, and also some discussion the absurd language used by some animal rights activists in the bay. read more