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Sunday, January 18th, 2009
4:00 am
PUNK SOUNDS *70-90 funhouse_x
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
4:07 pm
Flag burning, anarchy, and buddhism ?
Hey everyone...I am new to LJ and am looking for a "few good men" (LOL)
...I am an Anarchist and Punk first, but at the suggestion of a very very good friend, I have taken up the study of Zen Buddhism and meditation (first for my own mental health and second because it claims to be a non-religion) However, I am an avid student of Anarchist Literature and Theory (from all walks of life and perspectives) so I just learn and learn and learn...I am also an avid student and reader of philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and life in general. So, my question is, would it be within the realms of being compassionate (which I try to, but the "offensive" clothing I adorn myself with, along with my outlandish tattoos and hair color etc etc) to practice Anarchy? Is there a way I could incorporate a little bit of Zen, but not enough that it would interfere with my expressions of anger and discontent? Forgive my ignorance, I'm just looking for different perspectives. Links, opinions, literature would be greatly APPRECIATED! I also need friends who are willing to read my angry rants...my work has been compared to a cross between Irvine Welsh and Jello Biafra.


Current Mood: contemplative
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
9:17 pm
the Golden Mean
"The concept of Aristotle's theory of golden mean is represented in his work called Nicomachean Ethics, in which Aristotle explains the origin, nature and development of virtues which are essential for achieving the ultimate goal, happiness (Greek: eudaimonia), which must be desired for itself. It must not be confused with carnal or material pleasures, although there are many people who consider this to be real happiness, since they are the most basic form of pleasures. It is a way of life that enables us to live in accordance with our nature, to improve our character, to better deal with the inevitable hardships of life and to strive for the good of the whole, not just of the individual..."

Read more here:

Monday, June 4th, 2007
11:25 am
exponentiation ezine 5.0 released
In this issue:
* Contemplate "Surviving Modernism Through Life and Death"
* Learn the advantages of buying staple foods in bulk
* Spice up your dinner menu with Jihad Fajitas
* Explore Tangerine Dream's "Sorcerer"
* Step into the world of "Erosion and Bones"
* And more: articles, reviews, news...

A publication of hope and possibility, Exponentiation strikes boldly
against the languor of despair of this functionalistic era. Covering
art, culture, cooking and self-sufficiency, it explores both what
remains of human greatness and its possibilities for the future. Stay
in touch with the ideas that will re-make our world and give up on

Friday, January 19th, 2007
4:52 pm
G8 Mobilisation Meeting- UK National Gathering
G8 Mobilisation Meeting- UK National Gathering

Sunday 28th January 2007, 10:30am- 5pm
The Sumac Centre, Nottingham


From 6-8 June 2007, the G8 Summit – the meeting of the heads of state and government of the USA, Canada, Japan, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Russia – are planning on meeting in Germany.

There is to be a meeting to discuss G8 Mobilisation for 2007, hosted by Sumac Centre in Nottingham on the 28th January. Limited accommodation will be provided for those who wish to travel from afar. Please email if you require accommodation:

Food will be provided for by Veggies, for a small cost.

Please contact dissentprocess@yahoo.co.uk with agenda items.

Suggestions include
• lessons from G8 2005
• feedback on German processes and mobilisation
• future meetings in the UK

Further information on the mobilisation can be found at:

(English language German website)



Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
7:53 pm
just found out i'm pregnant...
can anyone point me at:

anarchist literature on parrenting
anarchist online communities on pregnancy/parrenting

good info on vegan prenatal care?

thanks in advance, I'm having little to no luck finding anything...
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
1:16 am
Hey guys, Just checking in. I was thinking about the statement of individuality made by punk rockers. I have always thought that this statement of individuality was confused with defining onesself as their facticity. Instead of punks becomming individuals, they became immutable characatures of themselves. In my opinion this is why Punk Rock has suffered over the years: the love of the idea of a punk rocker over the actual punk rockers themselves makes anyone devoted to the scene into a cartoon. I expect many people will disagree with this, I just hope that you are not eumeterating the movement of punk rock and defending it simply because you only know a filtered interpretation of it.
Saturday, October 15th, 2005
9:04 pm
Just sayin hey. This community seems cool. Yeah. Whatever. Read my profile or somethin I guess.
7:26 pm
Good links for all.
Pass the the knowledge on to others!

Abolish the Bank <http://www.abolishthebank.org>
AK Press <http://www.akpress.com/>
Amnesty International <http://www.amnestyusa.org/home.html>
College Activists <http://www.collegeactivist.com/>
Cop Watch <http://www.copwatch.com/>
COP vs. CIA <http://www.fromthewilderness.com>
Crimethinc <http://www.crimethinc.com>
cursor.org <http://www.cursor.org/>
DACK <http://www.dack.com/>
Democracy NOW! <http://www.democracynow.org/>
Feminists Majority Foundation Online <http://www.feminist.org/>
www.GodHatesHomophobes.com <http://www.godhateshomophobes.com>
Independent Media Center <http://www.indymedia.org>
Infoshop.org <http://www.infoshop.org>
International Office of the Leonard Peltier Defense Commitee <http://www.freepeltier.org/>
International Students Against Landmines <http://www22.brinkster.com/isal/index.htm>
Michael Moore <http://www.michaelmoore.com/>
Mumia Abu-Jamal Freedom Journal <http://www.mumia.org/freedom.now/>
Organize Pittsburgh <http://www.organizepittsburgh.org>
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals <http://www.peta.org/>
peta2.com <http://www.peta2.com>
Proctor and Gamble Poisons Animals <http://www.pginfo.net/>
The Progressive.org <http://www.progressive.org/>
Protest.net <http://www.protest.net>
Refuse and Resist <http://www.refuseandresist.org/altindex.html>
Starhawk <http://www.starhawk.org>
Turn It Down - A Campaign Against White Power Music <http://www.turnitdown.com/>
Unite! <http://www.uniteunion.org/>
Walking Shield American Indian Society <http://www.walkingshield.org/>
Women Alive <http://www.women-alive.org/>
Thursday, September 15th, 2005
2:37 pm
Join _real_scumbags_. We need real scum there.
Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
7:08 pm
what's on?
Anyone know of good punk/oi/old school ska bands playing in Spain/France/UK this September-October? I'm wandering in the area.

Apologies for cross-postings.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
9:53 pm

Friday, August 26, 2005
Fourth Friday at the Bowery Poetry Club
Say Word Entertainment and the 3rd Annual Howl Festival present 4th Fridays, featuring THE LAST POETS!!
The hottest Hip Hop monthly in NYC takes it back to our roots as we welcome spoken word poets and musicians The Last Poets as part of the 2005 HOWL Festival.
Before rap was rap and Hip Hop was revolution The Last Poets were rap, Hip Hop, and revolution. These modern-day griots began dropping poetry bombs on the turntables of America with their first release in 1970. Their politically charged fusion of beats and rhymes paved the way for the voices of the Hip Hop generation to be heard, setting the stage for the likes of Public Enemy and KRS-One.

Hosted by:
3rd Party
And as always we bring you what you've come to expect from a 4th:
The Freestyle Pyramid
Live Art Expos
A Guest Turntablist Showcase
And dancing 'till the early morn'


Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (btwn Bleecker and Houston)
Take the F to 2nd Ave. or the 6 to Bleecker
Beer specials all night long brought to you by Magic Hat!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
3:22 pm
the easiest way to make hard cider in a week.
here's one for all you drinkin types who want to stop supporting the alcohol industry. this is meant just as an intro to fermenting juices into alcohol. this an easy, very basic method with a minimal amount of equipment involved. i make a couple of batches every week for the weekend.

first buy a gallon bottle of organic unfiltered apple juice or any natural apple juice and a can of frozen apple juice concentrate(any flavor). also buy a pack of dried ale yeast and a rubber stopper(number 8 works for the apple bottles i use) and a bubbler/airlock from a homebrew shop (alternately you could use a balloon on the top of the bottle but let the air out of it if it looks like it will pop). then pour out about 2 cups of juice, and add the thawed concentrate to the bottle. you need to leave some air space at the top of the bottle or the cider will ferment out of the bubbler. shake the bottle up good then add the dried yeast. place the bubbler and stopper on the top and set it in a room cooler than 80 degrees and cover it with a dark t-shirt or towel and let it ferment for 5 -8 days. it will be a little rough around the edges but it's still good. i like to add a little unfermented juice when i drink it to sweeten it a bit. just poor into a glass or into another bottle and drink it.

the stronger you make the cider(buy adding more sugar or sugar sources) the longer it takes to ferment. you can do this with citrus juice too. this recipe is ultra simple. ideally you should sanitize everything with iodine solution but this will still work if you don't. to make a nicer cider you could rack(siphon with a hose and racking cane) the cider to a second bottle to mellow for a week or two. then you could bottle it with a small amount of sugar to carbonate it in the bottles. that takes a week or 2. that all takes more effort and equipment.
Friday, June 10th, 2005
10:43 pm
re: the energy bill due out on the senate floor on mon. if activism= your thing, PLEASE HELP!
We would like @ least 100 copies of this letter sent to the sen. specter and santorum's energy aids that the Center for Creative Cooperation met with in DC on Wednesday, 8 June 2005. (letter = under this lj cut)Collapse )
Present at the meeting were 5 representatives (including myself) from a newly formed NEPA "activist umbrella" called The Center for Creative Cooperation, which is a center for activists groups who support sane energy policies, environmentalism and general social justice issues to coalesce and support one another. The Center fully advocates the autonomy of each group, but is in place to help garner support and numbers for grass roots organizations.

The first section of the letter highlights some of what they SAID to us during out 90 minute conversation/debate. The second section is what WE support (as the Center for Creative Cooperation). Between all of us and our groups, these aides, Mr. Dower and Mr. Beynon, need to receive at least 100 hundred of these emailed letters this weekend, since the energy bill hits the Senate floor Monday.

We fully understand that these letters may not change the course of energy bill history. HOWEVER

1. These letters will put these guys on notice that we weren't kidding when we said that we represented a "strong coalition of concerned citizen groups," I wasn't making it up - they need to know we have some numbers here.

2. They understand that for every letter they get, there are 10 more people in our groups who support what the letter says.

Please, spread the word to groups/people who you think may be interested........we would like @ least 100 letters/emails to be sent to these guys by monday.

If they only get a few, our impact int he future will be considerably less--if they get more than a few, we will matter more. GRASS ROOTS WORKS ON NUMBERS - So let's show them we have numbers!!!

All you have to do with the letter is:

paste the following two emails into the address line:
Matthew_Beynon@santorum.senate.gov Thomas_Dower@specter.senate.gov

if you know friends or other PA groups who would be interested in voicing similar (or the same) concerns, please forward this email to them, and have them send this message (or something similar...) to the email addresses listed above.

then, please sign your name (and address if you're from PA) under the "sincerely".

One more thing, i have recently started a (potentially... still have to file the paper work) non-profit group called S.A.F.E.R. (Student Action for Environmental Responsibilty). The only requirement to support this group is to be a student or a supporter of students/student action, so if you are interested in this (and you do not have to be a PA resident to "join") please let me know via a comment and if you are interested and choose to send a letter to san/spects reps please include something like:

Amie Monte
Member of S.A.F.E.R. (Student Action for Environmental Responsibilty)

after the closing "sincerely" of the letter.

thanks! if anyone has any ?'s about the meeting/lobbying for a sane energy policy lemme know:)


one more time: the letter we would like forwardedCollapse )

and please comment if you are forwarding the message because we would like to keep track of how many emails are being sent to the senators. thanks!!!

Thursday, June 9th, 2005
2:57 pm
anyone in the phoenix, AZarea Alliaceous tour bus benefit saturday june 11th!
Alliaceous tour bus benefit saturday night june 11th at 918 w. portland in downtown phoenix!
If you've not heard Alliaceous they're a folkcore group with 2 memebers of Contravene and they're amazing.

also playing is
Treasure Mammal

Blame It On The Letter(exp. indie
/peace punk),

Lukas may play an acoustic set

Alliaceous(folky anarchist melodic punk goodness, with 2 members of Contravene,)
Good times. $3 get your party on!

To get to Dugan's, take the I-10 to 7th Ave. Exit and head S. to Roosevelt. Take a right and head to 9th Ave. Take another right and take a left onto Portland. The address is 918 W. Portland. Look for the house on your right with the picket fence and X-mas lights on the porch. right in the heart of downtown phoenix.

Come out and help Alliaceous get back on the road for another summer tour. PLEASE REPOST!!! Tell all of your friends. This is a show not to be missed!
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
1:53 pm
contravene, autonomy, resistant culture....may14th
not exactly noise bands but i thought some of you may still be interested.

saturday may 14th @ the phix (1113nw grand ave). at 7:00 $5 phoenix, AZ. downtown!
this is one of Contravene's last shows so be there!

CONTRAVENE (melodic anarcho peace punk) az

RESISTANT CULTURE (tribal crust grind) ca

AUTONOMY (peace punk) ca

OPPOSITION (hardcore punk) ca

CONFLICT RESOLUTION (80's style punk rock) az

this promises to be the show of the year! please repost!!!! hope to see you all there:)
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005
5:40 pm
atlanta this friday!!!
Friday April 8th
the Mad Ratz Collective presents:
An Atlanta infoshop fundraiser

Suggested Donation:$5
PBR suggested Donation $1

7pm Potluck
8pm Show Liars Parade The Frantic Belt
12am PING PONG TOURNAMENT!!!!!!!! Win the Golden Paddle!!!!!!

@ the big house
398 Ponce De Leon ave
near the yarab temple near krispy kreme


And hey you can always join the new lj community : atlantainfoshop
Wednesday, January 26th, 2005
10:57 am
Discordian listserv

Anyone seeking enlightenment, eternal salvation, higher purpose in life, free ipods, nude photos of celbrities, or the lost city of Atlantis should join the Abnormail(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/abnormailchaos/), the greatest Discordian listeserv ever.  All the cool kids already have.  Don't miss out.  Fo shizzle.


x-posted across the whole of existence (or at least livejournal)

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004
2:40 pm

Please comment and tell me what you think. If you like it, feel free to distribute as many copies as you want, as that's the point!
Wednesday, December 15th, 2004
5:13 am
Ok This is really cool! You'll love the results!

Grab the nearest book!
Take your age and multiply it by 3
Open the book to that page
Take your shoe size and multiply it by 2
Take that number and count out that many words on the page.
Take the last letter of the word and use this chart
A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9, J=10, K=1, L=2, M=3, N=4, O=5, P=6, Q=7, R=8, S=9, T=10, U=1, V=2, W=3, X=4, Y=5, Z=6
Remember this number!
Find the track that coresponds to the number.
Play this song all the way through.
Think hard about the song.
Sing or hum along with the song.
You will now learn something that will change your life.
Everytime you hear this song you will remember what a gullible moron you are! WOW!!!!

Do you do everything you are told to do on the internet?
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