CrimethInc.

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Template:Anarchism CrimethInc., also known by other names, such as CWC ("CrimethInc. Workers' Collective") or Crimethinc, is more a mindset than an organization. It is a profoundly anti-capitalist (as well as anti-authoritarian and anti-Leninist), critical look at culture, politics, life, work, and a radical way of living one's life. It has been chiefly associated with the North American anarcho-punk scene. The name is a reference to "Crimethink" in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Among their most well-known publications are the books Days of War, Nights of Love, Evasion, Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook and the pamphlet Fighting for Our Lives (of which they printed 350,000 copies), the hardcore punk/political zine Inside Front, and the music of several hardcore punk bands, of which the most notable is Catharsis. The group is also connected to other collectives/organizations that share some of their ideas (notably Curious George Brigade which has written a number of publications including Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs) The group also maintains several websites which promote their ideas.

CrimethInc.'s politics are in themselves eclectic. As well as the traditional anarchist opposition to the state and capitalism, they have at various times advocated straight-edge lifestyle, including veganism, the total supersession of gender roles, violent insurrection against the state, turning one's life into a series of moments, and the refusal of work.


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Books

Zines / Papers

  • Inside Front
  • Harbinger
  • D.I.Y Guide
  • D.I.Y. Guide II
  • The Ex-Worker
  • Crimethinc Worker Bulletin 47 & 74
  • Hunter/Gatherer
  • Fighting For Our Lives
  • Rolling Thunder

Video

  • PickAxe & Breaking The Spell

Music Bands

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