EducationOrganizationEmancipation

NEW!We have now set up the liberated existence resource center within the deCleyre Cooperative. The center currently consists of 1000+ books, zines, journals, video, and audio tapes. Want to see what we have? Check out our library database.

Memphis Organizations

Theory and Practice

Poetry of Memphis Radicals

Important Links
Updated 1/2000.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal

Stop the War in Iraq, End the Sanctions!

Lesley Stahl: "We have heard that half a million children have died [as a result of sanctions against Iraq]. I mean, that is more children than died in Hiroshima... Is the price worth it?"

Madeleine Albright: "...we think the price is worth it."

"We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism." M.Albright in August, 1998.

About the name, "Liberated Existence":
LE was an anarchist infoshop that we ran out of the attic of a local coffee shop. It is now based at the deCleyre Cooperative.

"You're a malcontent"-- said to me by a Univ. of Memphis faculty. "No I'm not, I'm an anarchist!!" my clever reply.

This site was created in October 1997 by Denny Henke

Last updated 2/2/2000







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liberated existence resides on servers maintained by the workers of TAO where there are no bosses!


As an anarchist I want to advocate and work towards the creation of a free society. This page is about the struggle that must happen so that we may be free. Look here for local and global news about what people are thinking and doing to take humanity a step closer towards freedom. liberated existence also provides information regarding anarchist organizing which is going on in Memphis. LE contains organizational information as well as theoretical essays and pamphlets. Some of the writings here are fairly new, some were written two or three years ago. They're written for the self-development of the writer as well as the reader.

NEW!Anarchist Literature and Propaganda
Easily downloaded and reprinted!!

NEW!Southern Girls Convention in Louisville, KY, June 30 - July 2.

NEW!May Day 2000 on the Mid-Atlantic Infoshop


Seattle Links


NEW!GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION NOVEMBER 30, 1999

NEW!Mid-Atlantic Infoshop NO2WTO

NEW!Independent Media Center

NEW!Anarchy, Non-Violence and the Seattle Actions by Brian Dominick ZNet

NEW!Nonviolence Trashing and Movement Strategy ZNet

NEW!I Love Trash: a reply to Michael Albert

NEW! ZNet Battle of Seattle Global Economics/WTO Subsite

Action Alerts/NewsI'm not sure how important an action alerts/news page on LE is given the other similar radical news sites already available. Anyone out there think we need another provider of news of interest to radicals and anarchists? Let me know. For now if you want up to date news and action alerts check out any of these fine sites:


Mid-Atlantic Infoshop News Kiosk

Ainfos

Znet

Direct Action Media Network


NEW!Lorenzo Komboa Ervin and Chattanooga 3 case

NEW! Down South RAGE (Resistance Against Genetic Engineering)

NEW!Memphis Decomposed: Lifting the lid on the City of the Dead.

NEW!Constructive Interference Collective

NEW!Memphs Activist Happenings

"Liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality"-- Michael Bakunin


Freedom

Freedom is existence without coercion, exploitation, and domination. For some this means to live in a society and community with absolutely no government. For others it means to live in a society and community in which both the state and capitalism have been abolished. Another aspect of freedom is having the full product of one's labor as well as having equal control in the production process itself, what some have called work place/industrial democracy. Let's talk about it so that we may better understand what we are working towards.

































1. Are you an anarchist?

2. What kind of anarchist related activities do you engage in?

3. Related to above, would you consider yourself an active organizer?

4. How much time do you spend on the internet per week?

5. Do you use information you find on the internet in your local organizing efforts?

6. It seems to me that the amount of anarchist related material on the internet is overwelming, do you think it is efficiently organized?

7. If you are not an anarchist do you regularly look at anarchist pages and if so, why?


Well, I think that's all for now. Please consider answering a few or all of these if you can. Thanks.

E-mail Denny

Most of the quotations were moved to an Archiveon January 19, 1999. Those below, except the first, were all added on the same day.

"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up....human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable.... We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of NOW. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late.... this is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action."

--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Modern industrial civilization has developed within a certain system of convenient myths. The driving force of modern industrial civilizations has been individual material gain which is accepted as legitimate, even praiseworthy on the grounds that private vices yield public benefits in the classic formulation. Now its long been understood, very well, that a society that is based on this principle will destroy itself in time. It can only persist with whatever suffering and injustice that it entails as long as its possible to pretend that the destructive forces that human create are limited. that the world is an infinite resource and that the world is an infinite garbage can.

At this stage of history, either one of two things is possible. Either the general population will take control of it's own destiny and concern itself with community interests guided by values of solidarity, sympathy and concern for others. Or alternatively there will be no destiny for anyone to control. As long as some specialized class is in a position of authority its going to set policy in the special interest that it serves. But the conditions of survival, let alone justice, require rational social planning in the interest of community as a whole, and by now that means the global community. The question is whether privileged elites should dominate mass communication and should use this power as they tell us they must. Namely to impose Necessary Illusions. To manipulate and deceive the stupid majority and remove them from the public arena. The question in brief, is whether democracy and freedom are values to be preserved or threats to be avoided.

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than values to be treasured, they may well be essential to survival. "

--Noam Chomsky

"When I see an actual flesh and blood worker in conflict with his (sic.) natural enemy, the police[man], i do not have to say which side I am on."--George Orwell

"There are big efforts to make people feel helpless, as if there is some kind of mysterious economic law that forces things to happen in a particular way, like the law of gravitation. That is just nonsense. [Illegitimate institutions] are human institutions, they are subject to human will. They can be eliminated like other tyrannical institutions have been." --Noam Chomsky

"Decent people will become anarchists because they need to eat" --Unknown



















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