The following is an interview with Jean Weir that originally appeared in issue #8 of the UK anarchist magazine 325. Weir is best known for publishing Insurrection magazine, the Elephant Editions publishing project, translating many germinal Italian insurrectionary anarchist texts, and a lifetime of anarchist struggle. We have chosen to reprint this interview for a few reasons. First, and most importantly, Weir’s lucidity is a trait unfortunately lacking in many of today’s anarchist texts. Rather than create sensationalized portrayals of struggle or romanticized images of the past, Weir opts for modesty and frankness. Secondly, Weir’s analyses of prison, insurrection, clandestinity, and anarchist publishing offer important lessons to anarchists currently setting out on the path of active revolt.
Passion for Freedom
Rivendicazioni/Claims Prigionieri anarchici/Anarchist prisoners Riflessioni/Reflections Pubblicazioni/Publications
325 Act for freedom now Anarchist Black Cross - Greece Anarhija.net – Distro Anarhistička Biblioteka Makedonija Anarhistička Biblioteka [Croatia/Serbia] Antifenix Attaque Černorudá Příručka [Czech] Chronik Congegno Individualista – L'incendiario Crn Blok [Macedonia] Croce Nera Anarchica Dark Matter Publlications Des Ruines Edizioni Anarchismo - Archivio digitale Elephant Editions Fire On the Horizon Free The Warsaw Three Grecja w Ogniu Il Buco Instinto Salvaje Jailbreaking [Czech] KK USIUSK [Serbia] La Rebelion De Las Palabras Lukáš Borl // archiv Network of Revolucionary Cells (SRB) Person(s) Unknown Publications Sans Attendre Demain The Anarchist Library Tormentas de Fogo Traces of Fire Untorelli Press Zagovor na Ednakvite [Macedonia]
Zagovor na Ednakvite[Macedonia] - Sull’inaccettabile silenzio e sulla paura della critica… - About the unacceptable silence and the fear of critique…