Weekly Update: Coming This Week, and Revolution & Counter-Revolution Politics Under Capitalism
From C.S. Thompson: “If organized religion is the opium of the people, magical religion can be our medicine.”
Hunter Hall with “The Tide”
From Rhyd Wldermuth, part four of his series on Liberal Democracy. This time? on Fascism.
From John Halstead: “The myth of non-political Pagan spaces acts as a blindfold for many of us in the Pagan community — especially those of us who are privileged.”
Hope as a way of acting in uncertain times, and the importance of keeping past successes in mind.
Weekly Update: “These are the miracles of history, but it’s just as accurate to say these are peoples’ magic.”
An essay on Jean Genet’s The Criminal Child, by Heathen Chinese.
“…The god is fighting for the simple joy
The sweetness of pure movement, the delight
Of perfect action, flawless, self-contained…”
By Christopher Scott Thompson
“Could you hold your nerve? Could you ruthlessly fight a war the gods had proclaimed just?”
From Sable Aradia: “…as long as managers are playing with other people’s money without consequence they will continue to take dangerous risks;”
LOGRES BESIEGED: an incantation by Yvonne Aburrow
Third in a series on Liberal Democracy from Rhyd Wildermuth: on the failure of Social Justice
Upcoming articles and news
“The only option our nations have going forward is to begin forming a state system based on ecology, which has the potential to radically transform our views and reorient societies towards lasting peace, egalitarian democracy, social justice, and sustainable living.” By William Hawes.
From Yvonne Aburrow: “We are trying to build a beautiful city of inclusion and welcoming diversity, but the dragon of hate and intolerance is having a fight with the dragon of inclusion and diversity.”
From Dr. Bones: “Do you obey the laws of the State, of the wealthy and propertied? Or do you violate the law and become a criminal?”
From Rhyd Wildermuth, the second in his series on the death of Liberal Democracy: on violence.
Upcoming writing and selected news and other writing.
From Gersande: We found the tomb of an ancient sleeping God in the inky depths of the earth. In our hubris and greed we awoke him, and accepted to glorify him in exchange for cataclysmic, destructive power.
“The people of Oaxaca need our direct solidarity – …. But they also need us to reimagine the world we live in and our relationship to it.” By Sean Donahue.
As Brexit divides Britain and Europe, Lorna Smithers looks back to the othering effect of the Antonine Wall in the writing of Procopius.
“….for oppressed people, it is these continued struggles in the face of systems of oppression which make our personal lives political.” By Ginger Drekisdottir.
From C.S. Thompson: A book review in verse.
A new series from Rhyd Wildermuth on Liberal Democracy and its failures. 1: Regarding Brexit, Oaxaca, and the Loi Travail
Weekly Update: Coming this week, and G&R writers sound off on Brexit.
When I was ten years old, my parents sat me down and with tight lips they explained that […]
For trans and queer people, punitive violence shapes our cultures and spiritualities, whether it’s in Orlando or from TERFs.
Crafted Recordings Podcast episode 7: The Deeper Magic of the Commons.
23 Things is a series that examines and explores the theories presented in Oxford-trained economist Ha-Joon Chang’s 23 Things […]
from Wayne Martin Mellinger: “These are times demanding revolutionary religion.”
From Rhyd Wildermuth
Your weekly update — Solstice edition — from Gods & Radicals.
An in-depth report from Alley Valkyrie on the strikes in France
“Silt Mouth”, a poem by Hunter Hall.
I have known about the Tolpuddle Martyrs since I read about them in a Blue Peter annual sometime in the early 1980s (a quick Google reveals that this was the 11th annual, and I have just bought one on eBay – and yes, children’s TV was more radical back in the day). I have visited various places associated with the Tolpuddle Martyrs over the years, and have been to all of them except Australia and Tasmania. There is something really satisfying about visiting the places where people struggled for freedom from oppression – a feeling of connecting with their struggle, being inspired by their revolutionary spirit.
From Kevan Manwaring: New Landscape Radicals
“Blessings and Curses, Struggle and Rest, Love and Hate, Life and Death, these things are revealed not to be mere abstractions…”
From Rhyd Wildermuth: Bastard Children Of A Slaughtering Empire
Coming this week, Links, and the 2016 TERFwars.
From Gersande: An essay about the working of land magic, resistance, cursing, and grief at a Witches Sabbat.
From Yvonne Aburrow: With our thoughts we make the world
From Sable Aradia: a review of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism
From Alley Valkyrie: “The poor as ‘other’, as stereotype, as abstraction, these are the methods and tools that the ruling class uses to manipulate us.”
From Rhyd Wildermuth: “while white American Pagans and Polytheists try to protect their petty empires from heretics, the world around us is in a greater conflict.”
A brief preview of next week’s offerings, and additional links.
From Yvonne Aburrow: What does an inclusive coven look like?
From Kadmus: “Once the wild world was the Sacred, rising around humanity in overpowering movement and blossom.”
From Rhyd Wildermuth: It is our trauma which lets us see what Capital tries to hide.