This report-back was included in this month's Friendly Fire newsletter An update from the collective We had every intention to put out a May newsletter. We also had every intention to patch together a report-back that reflected the experience of the 30 or so retreat attendees. But here we are in June, with no such report-back. … Continue reading A report-back from the May Day Retreat
And it was good. Chaotic at times. Especially in the beginning. We made the pilgrimage and followed God along the bumps. Lots of leaning, trusting, testing of faith. Some drove all the way from Texas and Louisiana, and some had cars break down - and on the way to Philadelphia, and on the way to … Continue reading The retreat finally happened.
friends, G-d is so faithful. more faithful than we can name sometimes, especially in those moments of intense heartache and pain. the friendly fire collective has been undergoing some of that heartache and pain, and yet, G-d is still faithful. some brujas in our collective gathered this weekend and did a reading for our retreat … Continue reading a tarot reading for the may day retreat
May Day is a leftist holy day. On May Day, we celebrate the working class and honor those who fought for workers' rights, especially those seven anarchists who were murdered by the state after the 1886 riot in Chicago's Haymarket Square. It felt right that members of the planning committee met this past weekend in Chicago. We … Continue reading May Day is coming!
We usually put out a monthly issue for our little newsletter/zine, but because we are fundraising for the upcoming retreat, we thought we'd get one out a little sooner. Also, there's so much to say! In this issue you can read all about the recent Plowshares/Catholic Workers actions/demonstrations, our upcoming retreat, and all sorts of … Continue reading Surprise issue of Friendly Fire is out!
Spoke with Matti, a co-conspirator in the Friendly Fire Collective about sacred geometry, what it means to be a “seeking” faith, fascist mysticism, touching the divine, witches, women saints, May Day, charismatic practices, Theater of the Oppressed & dada, atheist hostility, internal labor and liberation, self-discipline, process work, patriarchy, bad communication, using a green lens, … Continue reading New episode of Friendly Anarchism with Matti, a Friendly Fire member
We have reserved 2 cabins, and are considering reserving a third. We will need to buy groceries and supplies for the direct actions. And we will be renting cars for travel. So far, we're expecting 30 people to come to this retreat. Also, we want to fund the travel of those who could not otherwise make … Continue reading Wanna help make the May Day retreat possible?