MS #1 Contributors

Émile Armand (1872-1963) was the pseudonym of Ernest-Lucien Juin Armand, an influential French anarchist and individualist who wrote extensively for L’Ère nouvelle, L’Anarchie, L’EnDehors and L’Unique. He was imprisoned many times for his anarchist, pacifist and anti-militarist activities. And he was an outspoken advocate of free love, publishing Révolution sexuelle et la camaraderie amoureuse in 1934.

Bob Black is the author of many interventions, as well as a number of books, including The Abolition of Work and other Essays, Anarchy after Leftism, Beneath the Underground, and Friendly Fire, along with the yet-to-be published Nightmares of Reason. He has contributed to many periodicals, including Anarchy: a Journal of Desire Armed.

Voltairine de Cleyre (1866-1912) was one the most well-known of North American atheists and anarchists in her day, turning to anarchism after the hanging of the Haymarket radicals. She was a prominent spokesperson for “anarchism without adjectives,” including both individualist, mutualist and communist themes in her speeches and writings.

Karen Goaman has a PhD in Anthropology, University College London. She has written numerous articles in anthologies (2009, Jun & Wahl eds., New Perspectives on Anarchism; 2008, Roca Martínez ed., Anarquismo y Antropología; 2004, Purkis & Bowen eds., Changing Anarchism; 1997, Purkis & Bowen, Towards a 21st Century Anarchism) and in Anarchist Studies. She has worked as a Senior Editor in book publishing and as a part-time Lecturer in Communications at London Metropolitan University.

Lang Gore has played at many occupations over the years, including secretary, cab driver, treeplanter, pamphleteer, forest-fire fighter, bouncer and logger, and worked all his life at producing piss-pure poetry. The prose edition of his alliterative epic novel, Hunting Seasons, may be ordered through: Unrelenting Press, POB 2626, Tucson, AZ 85702-2626, USA.

James Koehnline is a Seattle-based artist and library worker, long-time member of Autonomedia publishing collective and contributor to Anarchy: a Journal of Desire Armed and other radical publications. Online gallery at:

Wolfi Landstreicher is a long-time anarchist and egoist, the author of the book Willful Disobedience from Ardent Press, publisher of the egoist anarchist bulletin, My Own, pamphleteer through his project Intellectual Vagabond Editions, translator (Italian and German, with occasional forays into French) and contributor to Anarchy, A Journal of Desire Armed as well as Modern Slavery.

Jason McQuinn is a founder and was a long-time editor of Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed from 1980 to 2006; as well as the founder and editor of Alternative Press Review and North American Anarchist Review while they were published. The Modern Slavery journal has been a gleam in his eye since around 2005.

Massimo Passamani is an Italian anarchist who has written for the journal Canenero and has been active in the occupation of libertarian social spaces (Collodo, Bocciodromo)  in Rovereto, Italy.

Ron Sakolsky is a rainforest renegade whose recent books include Creating Anarchy (Fifth Estate,2005), Swift Winds (Eberhardt, 2009), and the soon to be published Scratching The Tiger’s Belly; all meant as fleeting signposts illuminating a myriad array of marvelous adventures, disconcerting pitfalls, and dead ends on the constantly unfolding road from mutual acquiescence to mutual aid.

Paul Z. Simons has been the editor and publisher of the anarchist zine Black Eye, helped start the CAL Press book publishing project, and was previously one of the editors of Anarchy: AJODA.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862 ) was an important North American writer best known for his book, Walden, an account of his simple life in small cabin in the woods at Walden Pond, and his essay on “Civil Disobedience,” which has been widely influential around the world. He was an abolitionist and libertarian who spoke out strongly in support of John Brown at a time when many abolitionists were afraid to be identified at all with the raid at Harper’s Ferry.

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