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#1 of 48 Old 07-13-2009, 05:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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anyone out there?
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Is it getting lonely in the echo chamber yet?

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Of course!

A few of us "came out" on the radical feminists tribe thread, but looks like that thread is dead for now.

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i have LOTS of parenting questions. (FTM, me)... oh well, nice-ta-meetcha!

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Wait, do you mean no period or anaarchist?
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yes! my partner and i are both anarchists and now we have a baby. and yikes how i long for a relationship with another anarcha mama!!! we are in nova/dc and it is the loneliness...
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I'm also interested in parenting resources. there was a thread in Activism that is inactive now I think.

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Yep. In theory anyway. Parenting has slowed us down activism-wise, thats for sure. I know others have a different experience.
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how is everyone?

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Anarchy is for lovers...
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Europe here. I never get the chance to even lurk on mothering anymore, no time. But I am finally getting back into some minor activism and community experience after a million child-centered, self- and world-forgetting years. I just ran my first workshop last weekend at an anarchafeminist conference, on supporting children's individual gender expression. I was surprised at how many young, childless people showed up and participated! As for parenting resources... I have to go back to Alfie Kohn all the time.
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I'm also interested in parenting resources. there was a thread in Activism that is inactive now I think.
Not quite an anarchist - i sit somewhere on the autonomous socialist continuum so don't really fit in this thread though no doubt we'd be hard up to find many ideological parenting differences.

Anyway, thought you may be interested in My Mother Wears Combat Boots by Jessica Mills and also Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Laura Davis and Janis Keyser.

Would love it if there was a more active group of radical parents online - here or elsewhere.

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on fitting in: I am not a mother yet and also not sure how exactly I identify on the political spectrum, still this sounds like a good place for me. thanks everyone for the suggestions.

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Definitely a libertarian socialist aka anarchist anti-capitalist here!
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i just now took another look at the thread... how are you guys this summer?
i just read radical homesteading and thought it was the best thing i've read in a while.
anyone have new babies?

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yes and yes! new baby is almost 4 mo and i'm a vegan punk rock anarcho-feminist (I think if I were to mention my former band and zine here it would violate the user agreement? I know the thread isn't about punk parenting, but I think they relate as I'm mostly into political punk). def looking for resources on these things as they relate to parenting. There is definitely not enough out there. super glad this tribe is starting.

i have the jessica mills book, will have to get the others mentioned above.
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Hi y'all...

A few months ago I tried to start a circle a group on another website and I got laughed at and told I was wrong about everything...lol... Now everytime I post there no one will talk to me or sell to me... oh well. I have the Jessica Mills book. I wasn't a huge fan, but I'm sure its good for parents who are a bit clueless on how to mix their life with parenting. We have a really great infoshop here in NOLA that we hang out at usually once a week or so, they are great, and really cool with the kids. Its called the Ironrail if anyone is going to be here at any point. As for the family, we're thinking about moving to Thailand in January. I just can't wait to get away... Oil oil everywhere right now, and we can't seem to escape it even for a second.
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I'm apolitical, but it sure seems like a least one of all evil
p.s. - pagan...
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http://www.infoshop.org/page/AnarchistFAQSectionJ6

Have you all seen this? What do you think about it? I read it a while ago, but there was some stuff in there I wasn't too cool with - like about the crying.
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makinganescape, iron rail is awesome!

jumpmama, i had to re-read it, too, but (aside from rolling my eyes about some of the sexual stuff) i kind of thought it was anti-cio.. "Lowen has traced specific neuroses, particularly depression, to this practice."

i think before that bit, it speaks about children making lots of noise and being free to do it but i think and hope they meant the happy screams and shrieks like when the little ones are finding their voices and isn't talking about letting them cry.. but again, my whole take on why we don't cio is that cries are an attempt to communicate. it's not too anarchist to ignore someone when they communicate, kwim?

something from the faq that made me giggle: "Anarchists do not advocate a lack of common sense." (i just think it's funny that that is in there..)

the question of how to raise moral children when they don't have any punishment to fear made me think of the new york times moral life of babies..
when i read it, i was so excited, i felt like it 'proved' something, that babies too young to have been schooled, disciplined, religion-ized, etc. still instinctively knew - in a mutual aid kind of way- the difference between harmful actions and helpful ones. what'chall think about it?

i'm rambling, aren't i.. sorry.

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I should probably reread it. I think I took it as being a little pro cio since we often have trouble distinguishing my dd's vocalizations intentions. She VERY rarely actually cries, but gets really vocal about things, so I feel like just letting her vocalize for its own sake is on par with ignoring cries since she's usually trying to tell us something important.
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count me in - deep south, usa

makinganescape - i read my first copy of Spiritual Midwifery at the iron rail info shop - sad to hear oil got into lake ponchartrian, y'all take care down there.

jump, mama, jump, thanks for the link - will read when screen time allows.

has anyone else read 'punished by rewards' and 'unconditional parenting' by alfie kohn? i think his writing explores a lot of relevant ideas about authority and autonomy.

look forward to hearing more...

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http://www.infoshop.org/page/AnarchistFAQSectionJ6

Have you all seen this? What do you think about it? I read it a while ago, but there was some stuff in there I wasn't too cool with - like about the crying.
I haven't read this yet, but I just wanted a thanks for the link! Looks interesting. I'm reading a collection of Emma Goldman's speeches to my lo right now. He seems to fall right to sleep when I read it, but I'm finding it very enjoyable.

DP is anarchist, and over the past three years, he's just about convinced me, so this looks like the tribe for me.

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Thanks J. Jones... We are trying to make things work right now. DP is a server at a seafood rest. NO ONE is eating gulf seafood right now. He made $7.00 yesterday in 6 hours. We are kinda starting to freak out.

I have a pipe dream about organizing a radical nonreligious homeschool conference down here. There are too too too many christian and conservative conferences, and I feel left out. Do you think that is doable? Do any of you homeschool?
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As I was searching for another tribe, I ran across this. I wanted to bump it a little and also post these two links:

 

First, this is the blog of my friend Tomas, creator of the radical parenting zine Rad Dad.  If you ever get the chance to see him on one of his tours and reading his work, its worth going. He is awesome.

 

http://raddadzine.blogspot.com/

 

Also, this is the link with a blurb about the zine compilation book The Future Generation, by China Martens. Its a great collection that was written by a young radical mother. It takes you through all of her adventures in parenting throughout 17 years of her daughters life. Its a great read.

 

http://grrrlzines.net/interviews/thefuturegeneration.htm 

 

 

 

 


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Loved The Future Generation! Nice compilation. 

 

I'd like to link to The Anarchist Mother. A friend of mine just started it up! 


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