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Red & Black Party at the 2018 Labor Notes Conference

Join us for the Red & Black Party at the 2018 Labor Notes Conference   Featuring: Music and conversation, updates from worker organizers in the struggles at Burgerville in Portland (which may become the first recognized fast food union in the US), the West Virginia teachers strike, and Amazon warehouse workers from Poland and London. […]

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Tenant Power from Below: The Los Angeles Tenants Union

The following interview with Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal of the Los Angeles Tenants Union was conducted by Jessica Lopez and Cesar Montero and originally published in the anti-capitalist and pro-working class paper Salvo. The city of Los Angeles has experienced an increasing number of evictions that are linked to the gentrification process enabled by the state and landlords. Eric […]

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The Lure of Elections: From Political Power to Popular Power

By Frank Ascaso, Enrique Guerrero-López, Patrick Berkman and Adam Weaver Published at Truthout.org In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the gravitational pull of electoral politics has gripped the left with renewed intensity. Fueled by the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, discontent with political elites and the failure of the Democratic Party to defeat […]

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Active Revolution: Organizing, Base Building and Dual Power

While the larger radical/anti-capitalist left has arguably few universal tenets of strategic agreement, the statement that “a strong left is one that’s rooted in working class and oppressed communities and struggles” is easily one of them. The question that all tendencies and formations grapple with is how do we understand this process and what are […]

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Queer Liberation is Class Struggle

This piece was written a member of the now defunct Black Orchid Collective based in Seattle, circa 2010. We reprint this text as a key frame of analysis that connects the dots between intersectional and class politics. By JOMO In the past two years, the issue of gay marriage has dominated the scene of queer […]

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Marielle Franco, Presente! – Political Murder and State Terrorism in Brazil

We republish this urgent statement of solidarity by our compañerxs with the Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) on the political assassination of Black socialist activist Marielle Franco.  Statement By Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) / Anarchist Coordination of Brazil On the night of Wednesday, March 14, after leaving a debate with other Black women in the Rio de […]

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Resources on Tenant Organizing, Housing and Gentrification

Collected Writings on Gentrification, Tenant Organizing, Rent Control and Socialized Housing Struggles around housing, displacement, gentrification and to organize tenants are growing stronger in the current moment. In the recent past we’ve seen efforts to organize alongside tenants to wage single issue fights against landlords with solidarity networks. More recently we’ve seen efforts to form […]

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Book Review – Anarchist Encounters: Russia in Revolution and The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution, 1918-1921

A. W. Zurbrugg (ed) Anarchist Encounters: Russia in Revolution London, Anarres Editions, 2017. 259pp., £10.99 pb. ISBN 9780850367348 Eric Lee The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution, 1918-1921 London, Zed Books, 2017. 160pp., £12.99 pb. ISBN 9781786990921 First published on Marx and Philosophy, 14 March 2018 by Javier Sethness Both of these intriguing new works take critical […]

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Capitalism: An Introduction

Text reposted from libcom.org and available in:  Español | Français | Italiano | Português | Türkçe | Nederlands Capitalism: An Introduction At its root, capitalism is an economic system based on three things: wage labour (working for a wage), private ownership or control of the means of production (things like factories, machinery, farms, and offices), and production for exchange and profit. While some people own means of production, or […]

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