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Recipes for Disaster

Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook is an anarchist book released by the CrimethInc. collective en December 2004. It provides information and strategies for direct action toactivists and dissenters. There are sections on forming affinity groups , organizing demonstrations, stenciling , black blocks , sabotage , squatting , and more personal topics like mental health and “Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence”. Collective dozens of radicals from all over the world working together.

The title alludes to The Anarchist Cookbook , a controversial book from 1971. CrimethInc. The former book, saying it was not made or released by anarchists, not derived from anarchist practice, not intended to promote freedom, and it was notoriously unreliable. At best, it was a fraud, a spoof; at worst, an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of anarchist practice, and the cause readers to insult themselves. industry that produced it. ” [1]

The work was positively reviewed in Fifth Estate (Spring / Summer 2005) and Clamor (Spring 2006, # 36), by Kirsten Anderberg . [2]

Contents

The book contains chapters with the following headings:

  • Affinity Groups
  • Antifascist Action
  • Asphalt Mosaic
  • Banner Drops and Banner Hoists
  • Behavioral Cut-ups
  • Bicycle Collectives
  • Bicycle Parades
  • Painting by Bicycle
  • How to Make a Bicycle into a Record Player
  • Billboard Improvement ( see also: Billboard Liberation Front )
  • Blocks, Black and Otherwise ( see also: Black Bloc )
  • Blockades and Lockdowns
  • Classroom Takeover
  • Coalition Building
  • collective
  • Corporate Downsizing
  • Distribution, Tabling, and Infoshops
  • Dumpster Diving
  • effigies
  • Evasion
  • festivals
  • Food Not Bombs
  • Graffiti
  • Guerrilla Performance
  • Health Care
  • Hijacking Events
  • Hitchhiking
  • Infiltration
  • Inflatables
  • Legal Support
  • Marches and Parades
  • Independent Media
  • Mainstream Media
  • Mental Health
  • Musical Instruments
  • Newspaper Wraps
  • Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Parts
  • Portrait Exchange
  • Reclaim the Streets
  • How to Build a Rocket Stove
  • Sabotage
  • Screenprinting
  • Security Culture
  • Sex
  • Shoplifting
  • Smoke bombs
  • Solidarity
  • Spell Casting
  • squatting
  • stenciling
  • Stickering
  • Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • Surviving a Felony Trial
  • thinktanks
  • torches
  • Undermining Oppression
  • Unemployment
  • Utilities
  • Wheat pasting

See also

  • Steal This Book

References

  1. Jump up^ Taylor, Craig (September 27, 2004). “Interview with The Guardian , September 2004″ . The Guardian . Archived from the original on February 11, 2009 . Retrieved February 11, 2009 .
  2. Jump up^ “Reviews of Recipes for Disaster” . CrimethInc.com . CrimethInc. Archived from the original on February 11, 2009 . Retrieved February 11, 2009 .

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