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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bleg for Fred Woodworth

If you're a hanger-on of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left or the Voluntary Cooperation Movement, or subscribe to Any Time Now, The Cunningham Amendment, or like journals, you've probably heard of Fred Woodworth. You may even be lucky enough to subscribe to his baby, The Match!: A Journal of Ethical Anarchism. If so, you know the loving dedication with which Fred produces The Match!, and it's importance to the anarchist movement over the years.

And you may also be familiar with Fred's situation over the past couple of years: serious health and financial trouble resulting from chronic kidney problems. Peter Good of The Cunningham Amendment has passed on the word that Fred has been admitted to the hospital again.

Well-wishers can send messages to this address:

PO Box 3012
Tucson, Arizona 85702

And I'm sure he'd greatly appreciate financial contributions from anyone so minded.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of anarchist writers too Luddite to use blogs, what do you think of Fred Woodworth bete noire Bob Black? He seems to be fairly popular on the internet, perhaps for his less serious "lifestyle anarchism".

August 25, 2007 12:52 PM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

Based on a quick reading of some of Black's material, my superficial impression is that it contains useful insights. But I respond favorably to Bookchin's critique of "lifestyleism" (although he mistakenly confused it with individualist anarchism). On that whole controversy, I guess I lean toward the opinion I heard last. I'll have to examine it more closely for a more definite opinion to coalesce.

On personal issues like Black's alleged police statism, I'm just confused by mutually conflicting accounts of the same events.

If Fred's a Luddite, he's at least a consistent one. He's pretty effective at poking holes in inconsistent Luddites, like Zerzan, who make heavy use of the Internet. I think Kirk Sale's gone way off the deep end in his embrace of primitivism, but he largely eschews the Internet based on that stance.

September 03, 2007 12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Is there in any country any mutualist journal (weekly, monthly, ...) I can subscribe to?

September 03, 2007 2:33 PM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

A lot of stuff on cooperatives and such in general, but nothing specifically mutualist in ideology--at least just off the top of my head.

September 03, 2007 5:51 PM  

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