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(en) FRR Audibooks: ITS Communiques 5, 6 and 7

Dirtoll sigue haciendo enojar a los más tontos anarco-primitivistas en Estados Unidos, al continuar publicando audiolibros con las traducciones de los comunicados de las viejas Its (2011-2014).

Ahora publica el comunicado número 5 (11 de diciembre 2011), en el cual Its se responsabiliza de un atentado contra uno de los activistas de Greenpeace México; el comunicado 6 (28 de enero 2012) es una lista de reivindicaciones del año 2011 y una severa autocrítica, por lo que Its se comienza alejar más y más de posicionamientos ácratas; y el comunicado 7 (17 de febrero 2013) en donde Its asume la responsabilidad del asesinato del biotecnólogo Méndez Salinas del Instituto de Biotecnología de la UNAM de Morelos en 2011 y un atentado fallido contra un investigador chileno del mismo instituto en febrero de 2013.

Free Radical Radio Audiobooks continues with the Individualists Tending Toward The Wild recording series with ITS communiques 5, 6, and 7.

Some interesting nuggets, of which there are many:

  • In #5, they take responsibility for a Greenpeace bombing and warn all leftists they’re targets too.
  • In #6, they change their stance on things like using the genderless letter ‘x’, and bombing Greenpeace.
  • In #7 they reflect on their relationship to anarchism and where they differ, as well as respond to technology apologia.

And since you’re probably too lazy/skeptical to actually click through to the audio or read the text, here are two juicy quotes out of context for you internet slaves to feed off in the comments:

But ITS thinks that authority is not always bad–it is bad when it restricts Freedom, when it limits your capacities to be able to reach your ends. But it is not bad when an authority figure teaches you not to falter, to pick yourself up from some emotional or physical decline, when he gives you wise counsel and when he leads you by good paths.

An example: The tree grows, the rain gives it strength, the moon makes it so there is humidity in the environment and new plants may germinate; the tree drops fruits that in turn are eaten by the herbivorous animals and their young so they grow in a future, these herbivorous animals are hunted by carnivorous and omnivorous (human) animals, the meat is for them and their young, the surplus is devoured by scavenging animals and brought to their young, the earth is nourished with what is finally left. A bird comes to the aforementioned tree and brings what it needs for its nest, while the bird flies, a seed falls where the earth is fertile and everything begins again.

From this idea that everything in Wild Nature has an order, and because we say that we obey this order and these natural laws, those who disobey these natural statutes are confined to obeying the system and denying their human nature.

(en) FRR Audibooks: ITS Communiques 3+4 and Buffo the Clown!

Segunda entrega de audio-comunicados en inglés de las viejas Its de 2011, por parte de Free Radical Radio. Ahora son presentados los comunicados 3 y 4 respectivamente. En el tercero, el grupo eco-extremista se hace responsable del atentado contra dos investigadores del Tec de Monterrey tras la detonación de un paquete-bomba en las mismas oficinas docentes del campus.

En el cuatro, el grupo se responsabiliza del abandono de un sobre-incendiario en la FES Cuautitlán (facultad de la UNAM) contra una investigadora en nanotecnología, y de un paquete-bomba abandonado en el INIFAP (institución federal que se dedica a la biotecnología y manipulación genética), dirigido al encabezado de dicho organismo.

De antemano, saludamos complicemente la labor del individualista encargado de editar los audio-comunicados, sabiendo que ITS es muy “mal visto” en la gran mayoría del movimiento anarquista y anarco-ecologista de Estados Unidos.

Free Radical Radio is on a fucking roll and we won’t stop until our rock hits the bottom, at which point we will push it back up this mountain, or maybe another one!

We continue the Individualists Tending Toward The Wild recording series with communiques 3 and 4, and we also bring you Buffo the Clown by Angela Carter!

There has been exactly one important thing published in response to our first release of ITS communiques #1 + #2. Maldición Eco-extremista linked to the release and provided a brief history of the evolution of ITS. Atassa then translated it to English. I suggest you read it, as it can very useful to put these earliest communiques into the present context. Like you and I, ITS hasn’t a static position or identity.

Speaking of identity, the Angela Carter reading, pulling from Nights at the Circus, tackles themes of identity. Identity, not as in “our inner self” or “who we REALLY are” but as a malleable creation that is ours to design (though we are not free of the consequences), with nothing underneath. A traveling circus is the perfect place to create a spectacular expression of performative self. A feat that is not easy – after all, it’s “given to few to shape ourselves”. What happens when one’s identity/self-hood begins to crack – to flake away, like white paint off of a clown’s mask – and one is confronted with the void?

As always, you can contact us at [email protected] with criticisms, praise, electronic parcel bombs, thoughts on the readings, or suggestions for future readings!


(en) “old ITS” and “new ITS”

Hace unos días publicamos un par de audios desde Free Radical Radio sobre los comunicados de las viejas Its, y escribimos un breve resumen de lo que ha sido la historia en estos años de 2011 para acá, el cual, Atassa Blog ha traducido y re-publicamos aquí:

Free Radical Radio has published their recordings of the first two 2011 ITS communiques.  Maldición Eco-extremista has published its own explanatory note in its post of these recordings, which we translate here:

Free Radical Radio (FRR) has produced two audios of the 2011 ITS communiques. On this, it is appropriate to mention that the positions of the old ITS are different from those of today’s ITS. Let us remember that the group that emerged in Mexico in 2011 has passed through various phases during which it has sharpened its discourse and action. The following are the cycles through which ITS has passed:

The formation of the Individualities Tending Toward the Wild in 2011

The old ITS was made up of anarchists, liberationists, and Kazcynskists who took up the insurrectionist discourse of such groups as the FAI even though they never formed part of that movement. They expressed solidarity with anarchist political prisoners and they adhered to politically correct language. They were rationalists, they employed the scientific method with technical language, and they rejected animist beliefs. They were moralists and to a certain extent pedants.

It should be pointed out that both the old and new ITS considered themselves to be indiscriminate terrorists, trolls, and extremely critical of leftism, revolutions, and related themes. They are also critical of themselves.

Their actions spread to regions of Mexico City, Mexico State, Morelos, Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Veracruz, and Coahuila. Their common target were investigators and scientists dedicated to the perfection and bettering of techno-industrial machinery. Their primary method of attack was the package bomb. The tally of their casualties was one dead and five wounded (seriously and not seriously).

During the 2011-2014 phase, there was a cycle within a cycle in 2012 when at the beginning of that year ITS published a communique that self-criticized concerning its former discourse. During this phase it began to reject anarchism, solidarity with prisoners, liberationism, politically correct language, international insurrectionalism of the FAI, and they stopped being so pedantic and used simpler in language.

ITS becomes RS (2014)

In August 2014, the old ITS merged with a dozen other groups in Mexico to form a single group called Reacción Salvaje (Wild Reaction).

RS was one of the more important groups that demonstrated a wide range of methods of attack. Not only did they use package bombs, but also attacks with explosives, arson, armed attacks, bomb threats, infiltration of demonstrations to commit acts of violence, and armed robberies. In conjunction with this, eco-extremism began to form as a tendency since the theoretical premises that RS contributed were foundational. These premises separated them from their old ideological foundations so that they could blaze their own path. Thus RS rejected the rationalist-scientific discourse that had characterized ITS to recover the anti-Christian pagan inheritance left by the ancients who have resisted conquest since the sixteenth century. It praised native wars (especially the Chichimeca War) and found in these a cultural-historical reference on which to found itself. For the most part it rejected Kazcynski’s ideas, it reiterated its hostility to the “revolution”, and brought forth an anti-humanist and anti-progressivist theory and practice.

In August 2015, after a year of activity, having struck 17 targets, and having issued nine communiques filled with teachings, ITS dissolved. In its wake, it left two wounded in package bomb explosions and  it caused alarm to the federal government by participating in the disturbances in front of the National Palace in November 2014. RS divided into four groups: one which does not take responsibility for attacks, one that does take responsibility for attacks but not on the Internet, one that takes responsibility for actions under different titles, and ITS, all going their separate ways.

-Pause? (2015)

After the self-dissolution of RS, from October to December new groups emerged that further on would announce their alliance with the new ITS in 2016 – 2017.

These groups continued the inheritance of eco-extremism, and made their own contributions to the tendency in their words and actions.

This is how the “Eco-extremist Circle of Terrorism and Sabotage,” the “Pagan Sect of the Mountain,” the “Indiscriminate Faction,” and “Ouroboros Nihilista,” attacked the Institute of Nuclear Sciences of the UNAM, the Center of Computational Investigation of the IPS, the Metro System of Collective Transport, the nine vehicles of the Mexibus, a couple of organizations that are conglomerates of the Pro-GMO Alliance led by Monsanto, and Sanborns Restaurant. They left three wounded, mobilized police, and caused alarm in the attacked targets.

Today’s ITS

In January 2016, the first communique of the Individualists Tending Toward the Wild (no longer called “Individualities”) is published. In February would begin the internationalization of the group extending its network into Chile and Argentina. In August a new group would take responsibility for an indiscriminate bomb attack in Brazil.

The new ITS is today amoral, pagan, indiscriminate, and nihilist. It has brought forth strong positions based on the profound rejection of progressivism, humanism, and Christianity.

It has a silent but strong presence. All of this should be taken into consideration when reading the old 2011 ITS communiques in order to not form a wrong opinion. That is why we have included this extended note before posting these audios.