Ideas and Hystory
Us here at defenestrator don't adhere to a strictly defined ideology, but we generally derive our ideas from an anarchist or autonomist tradition, which proposes a revolutionary transformation of society, the abolition of property and of all hierarchies and coercive power. To replace it we want a network of federated autonomous communities, organizations and individuals who act on principles of solidarity and mutual aid. The current anti-corporate globalization movement may reflect some of these ideas in their horizontal forms of organizing, but less is said about the origins of our ideas. The following is a very limited list of links, articles and books which have influenced us or explain where we're coming from.
Recommended Reading on the net:
Society of the Spectacle
by Guy Debord
Pacifism as Pathology by Ward Churchill
Collective Liberation on my Mind by Chris Crass:
Myth and Implications of the Kwangju People's Uprising by George Katsiaficas
Some Recommended Books:
Emma Goldman: Living My Life
Wretched of the Earth by Franz Fanon
The Revolution Of Everyday Life By Raul Vaneigem
The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucalt
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
How it All Began by Bommi Baumann
Subversion of Politics by George Katsiaficas
Anarchism and the Black Revolution by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin
If you're in Philly, get your books at Wooden Shoe Books, Philly's anarchist all volunteer collective run and owned bookstore.
People's Global Action
The squatting movement (mainly) in Europe brought autonomous and anarchist ideas to reality for many people by seizing abandoned buildings and space to create living spaces and cultural/ economic centers run on the principles of autonomy and self rule.
a band who made an enormous impact in making anarchy popular among the punks and counterculture in general.