The Anarchist Township

Fight the war, fuck the norm!

The Voltairine de Cleyre Reference Guide

Recently I got a message, because I’ve changed my last name to Cleyre, saying (roughly), “Hey, I notice you like Voltairine and so do I. What do you recommend by her and what stands out to you about her?” I was about to answer when... Read More | Share it now!

Anarchy in the Playground! An Introduction to Youth Liberation

Introduction: Taking Youth Seriously Youth Liberation is a framework from which we can end ageism, or the systematic and structural prejudice against youth based on their age. Ageism is personified by institutions such as compulsory schools, the... Read More | Share it now!

Staying Poly with your Friends

Recently I had a friend whose poly unfriend me. We had a few misunderstanding this year, resolved the first and let the second linger, which is partially on me, I suppose. I guess it isn’t surprising they unfriended me, because I was thinking... Read More | Share it now!

The Case of Right-Wing Youth and Other Problems

Nick’s Notes: This was an excerpt from a Youth Liberation 101 essay I’m currently working on. I decided it’s a little 201 and tangential so I cut it for theoretical and space related reasons so I could keep the 101 a little shorter.... Read More | Share it now!

Advice for a Budding CSJW

Sara Lynn Michener has a (mostly) solid article on Medium called SJW Behaviors that Hurt Social Justice and I have very few problems with it. CSJW means “Counter-Productive Social Justice Warrior”, for the record. But, there’s... Read More | Share it now!

The Case Against Hahnel’s “Case Against Markets”

Introduction I was linked to this talk by someone who would fit within the label of anarcho-communist back in April of 2016 but didn’t get around to it until a few months ago. It was an interesting talk and not one I disagree with on all fronts,... Read More | Share it now!

This Post Might Make You Uncomfortable – But is that a Good Thing?

Introduction The above is a popular image macro amongst my friends and more generally a popular image for social justice orientated people to post. The character in this macro is Garnet from the animated television show Steven Universe and is well... Read More | Share it now!

A Gang of Individuals Against Totality by Campaign to Play for Keeps

Nick’s Notes: I found this at the NYC (A) Book Fair back in April and while I don’t necessarily agree with it at all (nor do I necessarily agree with everything with any given thing I re-post here) I find it worth transcribing for your... Read More | Share it now!

How Many Egoists Does it Take to Have an Aristotelian Friendship? (The Answer May Surprise You!)

Introduction Last year I had a fight with a friend and I wondered how to solve the issue and what it said about friendship. I thought to myself about the limits of friendship and  how to define them What if a friend asks me to support them no matter... Read More | Share it now!

It’s Autism Acceptance Month!

This is my personal blog so to quote Eric Cartman, “I do what I want!” So in that vein: Hi, my name is Nick Ford and I have autism. More specifically, I have aspergers which is a “mild” variant of autism. The month of April is... Read More | Share it now!

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