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Species Traitor

Species Traitor is a sporadically published journal of insurrectionary anarcho-primitivism . Kevin Tucker ,editor-in-chief of Black and Green Network and anarcho-primitivist writer. [1]

ST was originally labeled as a project of the Coalition Against Civilization (CAC) and the Black and Green Network (BAG). The CAC was started towards the end of 1999 in the aftermath of the massive street protests in Eugene (Reclaim the Streets) and in Seattle (WTO) of that year. That aftermath gives anarchist and anarcho-primitivist writers and viewpoints anarchistmiddle and culture at large. Particular media attention turned to writer John Zerzan , the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski , and critical views of technology . But within this media frenzy, a number ofecological minded anarchists .

This article is about the beginning of the new wave of green anarchism which gives rise to the CAC, ST, BAG, and Green Anarchy (originally a US distributor of the first green anarchist newspaper, Green Anarchist turned into its own project and now the largest anarchist publication).

It was established in 2000 and the first issue came out in winter 2001 [2] (currently out of print) and contains a mix of reprints and some original articles from Derrick Jensen and John Zerzan among others citation needed ] . Issue two came in the following year in the wake of Sept. 11 and took a major step from the first issue in becoming something of their own rather than another mouthpiece of green anarchist rhetoric. The items Took a more in depth towards opening a more analytical and critical draw entre anarchy and anthropology , attacks are Reason and the Progress / linearview of human history and the future of the history of civilization . The magazine is based in Greensburg, Pennsylvania . [3]

Early 2003 saw the release of Number Three which further reflected the growth of ST in both ideas and format. At just over 100 pages, this issue is primarily a critique of symbolic culture , a further look at the relationship between anarchy and anthropology, and a critical look at the concept and form of revolution . Thematically this would be the establishment of what has been known for the primary source for critical and analytical anarcho-primitivist criticism and praxis. In search of the limits and failures of the revolution and the revolutionary thinking, the turn looked at towards the insurrection , the rewilding and the deeper understanding of thecollapse of civilization and what means in terms of resistance. This document contains the following articles from the CAC as such: Recognizing the long overdue necessity to move beyond an unused name, the CAC Was Formally collapsed in 2005 to put more focus Where It Belonged Tucker and give more time to devote time immediately Reviews towards the more significant projects of the Black and Green Network and ST. quote needed ]

Two and a half years later (Fall 2005) brought Issue No. 4, which really represents the fruition of the past years’ experience and questioning. Again Taking new steps in terms of presentation (now has Nearly 200 page book) and in terms of concepts, this issue gave a more full merging of what No. 3 Was Heading towards a merger of critical theory (looking at the relationship entre sedentism and domestication with the formation of hierarchies, coercive power and its other side effects), the relationship between rewilding and resistance, delving into primitive skills and more in-depth glances at what a non-revolution, anti-civilization resistance might look or like , attempts to rescue animal liberation from animal rights, and much more.

In 2010 activist / musician Jadis Mercado , under the stage name The Adjective Noun , released the album “Species Traitor” as a homage to the publication. [4]

See also

  • Green Anarchy
  • Rewilding
  • Neo-Luddism


  1. Jump up^ “Wild Times Ahead: Waiting for the End of Civilization with Anarcho-Primitivist Kevin Tucker” . Pittsburgh City Paper . July 13, 2006 . Retrieved November 3, 2009 .
  2. Jump up^ “Species Traitor” . Black and Green Press . Retrieved January 2, 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ Theodore J. Kaczynski; David Skrbina (February 1, 2011). Technological Slavery . ReadHowYouWant.com. p. 249. ISBN  978-1-4596-1038-5 . Retrieved January 2, 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ “Species Traitor entry on Discogs.com” . Discogs.com . February 17, 2017 . Retrieved February 17, 2017 .

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