Before getting right into the work of SAD ASIAN GIRLS CLUB and some of the ideas and politics behind what SAGC produces, could you tell us a little bit about how you all came together and started this project? Has SAGC kept (relatively) the same members since it was first started? We heard that the members of SAGC currently attend The Rhode Island School of Design. How do you collectively view design as an aid for the aims and politics of SAGC? Currently we are only Esther Fan and Olivia Park, and it is correct that we are both RISD […]
Debate is a cover-story: never having to be honest about your true intentions while pretending to be open-minded. Debate dissociates argument from passion; phony talking-points from real life. There are multiple things we do not agree about – and we also disagree with the way in which you want us to say it. The narrowness of the debate-form allows those with power to dictate the boundaries of ‘reasonable’ discussion and ignore (or police) everything that happens outside it. But really, from Oxbridge to courts to government, we can easily see it’s not a debate, it’s a war. PDF Download
Hostis, Issue 2, “Beyond Recognition,” is now available from our distributor, Little Black Cart. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction Recognition and its Discontents 2. Five Theses on the Politics of Cruelty 3. A Letter to the Editors – Mary Nardini Gang 4. A Cautious Reply 5. THE REAL WAR [La guerre véritable] – Anonymous 6. AGAINST THE STATE OF EMERGENCY [Contre l’état d’urgence, l’urgence de prendre la rue] – Anonymous 7. Notes on People Who Have Been Surveilled by the Police or the State Asked to Take A Picture That Reveals Nothing About Them – Gabriel Saloman 8. The Tyranny […]
We are happy to announce that Hostis issue 1 is now available in PDF. Issue 1: Cruelty Few emotions burn like cruelty. Those motivated by cruelty are neither fair nor impartial. Their actions speak with an intensity that does not desire permission, let alone seek it. While social anarchism sings lullabies of altruism, there are those who play with the hot flames of cruelty. We are drawn to the strength of Frantz Fanon’s wretched of the earth, who find their voice only through the force of their actions, the sting of women of color’s feminist rage, which establishes its own […]
PDF, For Printing / For Reading This paper is on the darkness that clings to so-called “afro-pessimism.” My thesis is that to take the “pessimism” of afro-pessimism seriously, I argue for moving from the metaphysical pessimism of making claims about this world to the moral pessimism of a fatalistic attitude towards the world.
PDF, For Printing / For Reading August 13-16 1965, the blacks of Los Angeles revolted. An incident between traffic police and pedestrians developed into two days of spontaneous riots. Despite increasing reinforcements, the forces of order were unable to regain control of the streets. By the third day the blacks had armed themselves by looting accessible gun stores, enabling them to fire even on police helicopters. It took thousands of police and soldiers, including an entire infantry division supported by tanks, to confine the riot to the Watts area, and several more days of street fighting to finally bring it […]
PDF, For Printing / For Reading Japanese director Nagisa Ōshima’s 1968 film Death by Hanging begins with the execution of an ethnic Korean man, R. Miraculously, the hanging does not kill him; in fact, the only effect of the hanging is that it erases his memory. Taken by surprise, the officials argue about how to proceed. After frantic deliberation, they decide that an execution is only just if a person realizes the guilt for which they are being punished. They do not let R go, but rather endeavor to make R admit his guilt for a crime that he has […]
[[[[+++++++++===========================——————–——- Have you ever been surveilled by the police or the state? I am looking to collaborate with people who, like myself, have had the experience of being surveilled. I wish to find a way to both resist the interpolative act of surveillance, and acknowledge the psychological and emotional impact of this experience through an artistic process. When mainstream media discusses defending “privacy” it is almost always framed in terms of preventing a potential crime or defending political dissent. What’s lost is the actual affect that surveillance has on people as individuals whose personal autonomy is being violated. Surveillance is […]
Dance of the WITCHes in Front of Chicago Federal Building, Oct. 31 1969. Downloadable pdf An interview with Aragorn! Aragorn! is an anarchist publisher (at http://littleblackcart.com), talker (http://thebrilliant.org), and has been involved in building Internet Infrastructure since the late 90s. The beautiful idea: Anarchism means many things to many people. Classical anarchism in Europe defined itself in relief to its three opponents: the church, state, and capital. In our historical estimation, we find that anarchism in America has been known in any given time much more through its associated struggles. Decades ago, it was synonymous with punk rock. Even before that, it […]
Hostis is happy to announce our extension of the Volume 2 submission deadline to 9/15. If you plan to submit something, please get in contact w/ us as soon as possible so we know to expect it.