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Small Band of Fascists Attempting to Disrupt Boston Anarchist Bookfair Are Quickly Repelled

BREAKING – We will update this story as more information is known.  BOSTON – On Sunday, November 18, a small group of fascists attempted to enter, disrupt and intimidate attendees of the Boston Anarchist Bookfair but were quickly pushed out by attendees. The group of five to six men who wore matching clothing and face […]

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Love and Fire: Boots Riley on Art, Labor, and Mass Movements

The Coup’s 2012 album, also titled “Sorry to Bother You” (intended to be the film’s soundtrack, before the screenplay started getting the attention of various famous musicians like Janelle Monáe, who ended up on the film’s actual soundtrack) came with an insert featuring this short treatise laying out Boots Riley’s communist political praxis. For much […]

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Interview: Building Black Working Class Counter-Power in South Africa

The following interview with Warren McGregor of Zabalaza  Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) discusses basic tenants of anarchism and key questions facing the left in South Africa such as calls to form a new “workers party,” addressing racial and national oppression, linking fights for reforms to revolutionary transformation and counter-power, and the history of anarchism in South […]

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Putting Brazil in Context: The Fall of the Workers Party

Introduction by Adam Weaver With the election of far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency of Brazil many are struggling for answers as to how the world’s fifth most populous country elected a president who openly praises the Brazil’s former dictatorship and has threatened to jail left political opponents. At the same time the charismatic […]

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Hope vs Fear: The Future of Anticapitalist Politics in Latin America

By Pablo Abufom  (Versión Español Debajo) When faced with complex and painful phenomena, poetic metaphors and comparisons flourish. Regarding the current political situation in Latin America, I too want to add to the current rain of metaphors. 1. The new growth of right-wing politics, evangelical conservatism and neofascist grassroots movements in Latin America is like […]

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Tierra y Libertad: California’s Prop 10 and the Fight to Build Tenant Power

A Statement by Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Los Angeles Renters across California are facing a crisis: 9.5 million Californians are spending more than 30% of their income on rent with that number has increased by 3.7 million since 2000. The median cost of an apartment in LA or Orange County is 50% of the median […]

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Workers Power and the Spanish Revolution

In a political moment where the tide of fascism appears to be on the march, looking at past examples can provide inspiration, hope and lessons. In this valuable and lucid long-form essay, veteran writer and activist Tom Wetzel details what George Orwell described when first arriving in anarchist dominated Barcelona as his first time actually seeing […]

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Review: The Next Revolution by Murray Bookchin

Review of The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy by Murray Bookchin. Edited by Debbie Bookchin and Blair Taylor, preface by Ursula K. Le Guin. Verso, December 2014. Free PDF of the book here.  By Anarcho Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) was for four decades a leading anarchist thinker and writer. His many articles […]

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Of Movements and Midterms: A Salvo on Electoralism

The following article was originally published by Salvo, a quarterly newspaper focused on working class perspectives based in San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. Visit their website to download a free copy and donate to receive a copy.  By Salvo Magazine Editorial Collective If you weren’t already made excruciatingly aware by the deluge of […]

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