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Recipes For Disaster, an anarchist cookbook

by False Flag Friday, Mar. 02, 2007 at 3:06 PM

For ten long years, our operatives have honed their skills, testing their wits and mettle against the global capitalist empire, the most formidable adversary in the history of life on earth. We have learned how to redecorate the walls of cities occupied by armies of riot police, to transform random groups of damaged, isolated individuals into loving communities capable of supporting one another through the most severe bouts of repression and depression, to shut down corporate summits and franchises armed with little more than plastic piping or eyedroppers of glue. Now, the notorious CrimethInc. ex-Workers’ Collective has compiled many of the techniques that made these feats possible into a 624-page manual entitled Recipes for Disaster.

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Affinity Groups
Antifascist Action
Asphalt Mosaics
Banner Drops and Banner Hoists
Behavioral Cut-ups
Bicycle Collectives
Bicycle Parades
Painting by Bicycle
How to Make a Bicycle into a Record Player
Billboard Improvement
Blocs, Black and Otherwise
Blockades and Lockdowns
Classroom Takeover
Coalition Building
Corporate Downsizing
Distribution, Tabling, and Infoshops
Dumpster Diving
Food Not Bombs
Guerrilla Performances
Health Care
Hijacking Events
Legal Support
Marches and Parades
Independent Media
Mainstream Media
Mental Health
Musical Instruments
Newspaper Wraps
Nonmonogamous Relationships
Pie Throwing
Portrait Exchange
Reclaim the Streets
How to Build a Rocketstove
Security Culture
Smoke Bombs
Spell Casting
Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence
Surviving a Felony Trial
Undermining Oppression
How to Join CrimethInc.
About the Authors
Further Reading
Conversion Tables

In short, why give away our secrets? Because if they stay secrets, we’re fucked. If you associate yourself with the struggle for a better world, consider how you can do your part to get these tools into unlikely hands.

How to Smash Everything: an anarchist sourcebook

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I am so sincerely disappointed...

by Ineffable One Sunday, Mar. 04, 2007 at 7:14 PM

Someone posted a link as a comment on my myspace to this page. I only briefly looked it over before deciding to approve the comment, as I am vaguely familiar with CrimethInc. I have requested the free material they offer and was quite impressed with the large amount of extra propaganda which accompanied the expected material.

I started to browse through "Recipes for Disaster" and was quite impressed with some the ideas that it contained. In fact I was quite enthralled and forced myself to put it away after a few minutes as to get some work done.

I told an acquaintance of mine about it and after browsing through it's table of contents he pointed out an anomaly. I had negligently skimmed over the table of contents myself and completely missed it. (Always thoroughly read the TOC folks!)

The suspect section is titled "Spell Casting". This section promotes the delusional belief that magic is real and anything is possible. They even include a full page of examples of magic, all seem to be false cause fallacies.

For an organization that seems to have a lot going for it, this book has some glaring flaws. How can we respect and trust them if they can't follow some basic rules of reasoning. This is akin to having prayer included as a tactic and is extremely detrimental to the cause. Without solid epistemology we are doomed to fail at building anything better than what we have. If we can't all agree on what reality is in the beginning we are bound to have huge problems down the road.

We are in the midsts of a very serious situation I do not want to rely on people who are trained to cast spells to solve problems. I want to rely on people who are trained to survive and navigate the reality that we will be in, the one true reality that obeys laws of physics. The reality that is tested and testable. The reality that has been slowly described by giants among humans throughout history. The ones on who's shoulders we stand today and because of whom we are able to see as far and wide as we can.

I am so sincerely disappointed in the inclusion of this quite misleading and counterproductive piece and invite everyone to put some thought into this very serious issue.
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Good so far

by Turn Monday, Mar. 05, 2007 at 12:27 AM

From what I have flipped through it is good so far. Crimethinc has alot of good information. They just write interesting stuff
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"glaring flaws"

by boy howdy Monday, Mar. 05, 2007 at 2:09 AM

Like for instance:
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by Like this? Monday, Mar. 05, 2007 at 8:18 AM

We have learned how to redecorate the walls of cities
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STOP 9-11 Treason

by Stop Art Monday, Mar. 05, 2007 at 11:27 PM

There were some good angles on this PDF.
Stencils was informative and it gave some pro-active ideas.
Before cameras are placed on 200% universal overlap everywhere.
Time is short, talk is cheap.
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Ten Times Smaller Filesize PDF of the Cookbook

by DIzzIE Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007 at 4:43 PM 1-610-887-6072 Poste Restante, Stockholm.

After a little massaging (background/halo removal, deskewing, and partial OCR), I got the size down to ~14 Mb (the quality isn't great, but legible), grab it here (please make mirrors!). Enjoy.
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