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.

Links - pamphlets and online texts for the angry wage worker
Unwelcome Guests radio show
Anarchist People of Colour : Knowledge , Books
Institute for Social Ecology

Recommended Reading on the net:

Society of the Spectacle
by Guy Debord

Pacifism as Pathology by Ward Churchill

Moving, Building, Growing: Reflections on the burgeoning anarchist movement
by Solstice

Give up Activism

Collective Liberation on my Mind by Chris Crass:

Myth and Implications of the Kwangju People's Uprising by George Katsiaficas

Kuwasi Balagoon:

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.

Internet Anarchist University

Classical Anarchism

famous anarchists
Emma Goldman
Buenaventura Durruti
Alexander Berkman
Voltairine Decleyre


Autonomia and the Origin of the Black Bloc
Texas Archives of Autonomist Marxism
Toni Negri
Revolutionary Self Theory (on developing a living theory that fights against all ideology)

People's Global Action

People's Global Action site
Delete the Border
We Are Everywhere


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.

squat. net

a band who made an enormous impact in making anarchy popular among the punks and counterculture in general.

Spanish Revolution

Articles tagged "theory" on this site