Weekly Update: 21 August

Consider yourself a polytheist but becoming increasingly alienated from the authoritarian push of some self-appointed leaders? There’s a new series of writing from folks who will inspire you.  “My Polytheism” began a few weeks ago, and there’s been quite a lot of diverse writing already which the site is compiling.   From the intro page:

This is the common ground our communities need to be built around. Not same-ness. Not dogma. Not gate-keeping. Hospitality.

Gods&Radicals co-founder Alley Valkyrie and treasurer Syren Nagakyrie have also contributed (Note–Gods&Radicals isn’t affiliated with this, but thinks it’s awesome!!!).

And speaking of Polytheism, here are the notes for Ryan Smith’s presentation at Many Gods West on the ‘Future of Polytheism.’

Look later this week for an editorial from Rhyd Wildermuth on these subjects.

We mentioned the struggle to stop the pipeline on First Nations land last week. As of this posting, it’s been paused, but the State of North Dakota has issued a State of Emergency to get more police to stop the protests. And the Standing Rock Sioux are appealing to the United Nations.

The police in Rio are still killing poor people on behalf of the Olympic games.

The failed coup in Turkey last month is now being partially blamed on the leftist Kurdish rebels by Turkey’s president. Many of the Kurdish rebel factions are anarchist, feminist, and also support the revival of traditional religions in the region.

This week

We’ll have a reprint of Feminist & Marxist theorist Silvia Federici’s essay for A Beautiful Resistance: Everything We Already Are, as well as essays from Sable Aradia, a guest essay from Ruth Morang, an editorial from Rhyd Wildermuth, and another poem from Hunter Hall!

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