Monday, April 27, 2009


Peregrine and Auryn have teamed up, and with the help of FC Records, released a benefit CD that is not only for a great cause, but contains superb music. I encourage everyone to purchase this CD, either from the bands or from the AETA4 Support site, or from other support sites or distros, since the money raised for this CD will be split amongst all of the Green Scare defendents/prisoners.

Peregrine take a huge step forward as a band on this CD. Their first full-length, The Agrarian Curse, while excellent in its own respect, clearly was a teaser of what this band is capable of doing. The song-writing is dynamic, strong, and well-delivered. While I have heard comparisons to Behemoth, I'd say the band Peregrine mostly calls to mind is Misery Index, except without the AK Press politics, and with a dead-on anarcho-primitivist message. It's refreshing to see a band take on the concepts of liberation and resistance in terms that aren't boring, re-hashed, flimsy, or worse moralistic.

Auryn remind me of a more metal Greyskull, the incredible crusty hardcore punk band from Tacoma, WA. The vocals stand out the most, in a good way. While most bands that sound like this forego melody on the mic, Geoff isn't afraid to carry a tune, and he does so in a way that is catchy without being too different from the tone of the music.

Both bands contribute brief essays on the Green Scare, and while both are poignant, I find Kevin's to bring a much-needed look at our current situation. Perhaps I have a bias because our views are so similar and he has fed me and housed me on more than one occasion, but regardless I've chosen to reprint his essay here:

The Green Scare: an organized and systemic effort on behald of the government, the handmaidens of civilization, to suppress the rising wave of earth and animal liberation action and thought. The suppression of thought, through repressive legal actions or through the use of the megamachine we invite into our own lives, is telling.

In the face of the collapse of civilization; as the economy fails, as the earth kicks and screams, as the domesticator's tighten their technological grip; they know and they fear that we are right. They fear the wildness that green anarchists have brough back into the forefront of our crisis. They fear the egalitarian savagery of our primal anarchy; the lifeblood of the nomadic gatherer-hunters and the resilience of those who remain. they fear the inevitable end of their cannibalistic worlds.

All feasts must end.

There are many words I wish I could say here and elsewhere that I cannot. But I will never give up, and I will always stand beside those sitting in jail or awaiting trial who have stood strong. And when the lights go out, the wild awaits our return.

Their jails detain, but they can't kill this rage.

For wildness and anarchy,

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kevin Tucker - Benefit Talk for Rod Coronado 12/09/06

I'm very pleased to present the following talk given by Kevin Tucker a few years back to benefit Rod Coronado, who was recently released from federal prison. KT has always gone the extra mile to support prisoners, and Rod, despite some recent positions that I strongly disagree with, has unquestionably done amazing, inspiring work for the liberation of animals and this planet. On a cold December night, KT braved a looming snowstorm to deliver this talk and help raise money at the time for Rod and his family.

After an unbearable yet thankfully short introduction by yours truly, Kevin goes on to discuss anarcho-primitivism, and in particular its relation to animal liberation. I'm sure there's bound to be some controversy over remarks made regarding veganism during the Q&A (although KT clearly makes the distinction between personal dietary choice and dogmatic ideology), but its time that everyone, especially vegans and leftists and others stuck in the corpse of morality, recognize the pitfalls of any ideology and its impediments to total liberation.

I strongly encourage you to download both parts, because the Q&A is a great example of KT's prowess and strength in the course of discussion, something that has really defined his contribution to the milieu.



The Q&A was aburptly cut-off, but there was easily another 45 minutes and engaging discussion that night. We ended up raising over $100 for Rod, which was a lot for the small, mostly "red" anarchist community where the event took place.

On a related note, a book collecting some of Kevin's writing over the years should be expected by the end of summer, and rumor has it Species Traitor #5 will finally see the light of day (note the promise of it being available by Summer 2007 during the talk)...

Also, please visit and for information on the current wave of state repression against earth and animal activists.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Announcing BLOOD LUST

a dear friend of mine has begun a very ambitious and exciting project. i encourage anyone to contribute in any way they deem useful...

Blood Lust: a feminist journal against civilization
Deadline June 1, 2009
Focuses of this issue: The body, body image, and eating disorders

Some subjects we would like to explore in this and future issues:

- Personal accounts of having or recovering from an eating disorder or body image issues
- Supporting loved ones with eating disorders
- The body within civilization
- Wimmin in gatherer-hunter societies
- Civilization and patriarchy
- Self-defense
- Anarchy and feminism
- Emotional support/mental wellness/healing and recovery
- Anarchist sobriety
- Herbalism/DIY health care
- Direct action against the fashion, cosmetics, diet, and other insecurity industries
- Reviews of relevant media
- Feminist cultural criticism
- Any other related subject + poetry and artwork