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Hello from Edmonton

Discussion in 'New members introductions' started by bletheringvegan, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. bletheringvegan

    bletheringveganExperienced Member Experienced member




    Dec 3, 2009
    Hey there,

    Just found out about these forums through a friend request on Myspace. I'm from Aberdeen, Scotland but I'm staying in Edmonton, Canada until September. I haven't made any anarchist contacts here yet, I missed the anarchist book faire, didn't notice the posters until the day after the last day :( .

    As far as anarchism goes, it wasn't until fairly recently I realised I was an anarchist. I was active in socialist politics for a number of years, and after witnessing lots of infighting, moral schizophrenia and much more I became dissolusioned with the socialist movement. I remained inactive for a couple of years as I tried university (and failed), and then I got back into animal rights activism, and through that I read an excellent book called 'Making a Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights' by Bob Torres. In this book he links the AR movement with leftist activism (specifically social-anarchism) and is very critical of any leftist who does not recognise that animals have rights. So it was through this that I got into anarchism and have started reading some of Bookchin's, Bakunins and Kropotkins work. I am also interested in Michael Alberts 'ParEcon'.

    As far as music goes my favourite band of all time is Propagandhi. When I first listened to 'Less Talk, More Rock' my 15 year old brain was turned inside out and I received a hefty kick in the ass from my conscience. This set in motion my constantly developing leftist thought. Apart from them I've started getting into a lot of crust: Nausea, Doom, Fall of Efrafa, Resistant Culture, Behind Enemy Lines; you get the idea.

    Anyway, hope I can meet some fellow edmontonian anarchists, if not then at least participate in some good discussions!

  2. Extinction

    ExtinctionExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member




    Sep 1, 2009
    Hello and welcome from a Minnesota peace punk. Great list of bands there, I love crust as well. As for the books you listed, also excellent, might have to re-check those out. Cheers and beers.