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“Electoral Pursuits Have Veered Us Away”: Kali Akuno on Movement Lessons from Jackson

By Adam Weaver Introduction Pledging to make Jackson become “the most radical city on the planet,” the July 2017 election of Chokwe Antar Lumumba as Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi is by many accounts an inspiration as to the ability of the left to critically engage in social change through elected office. By no means an […]

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Gay Liberation Through Socialist Revolution – A History of the Lavender and Red Union

This interview looks at the development, history, politics, and legacy of the Lavender and Red Union, an early gay communist political organization that was based in Los Angeles from 1974 to 1977. M., of Black Rose / Rosa Negra, sat down with a former member of the Lavender and Red Union, also briefly known as the Red Flag Union, […]

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Syrian War in Year 7: The Age of Cyber Warfare

We are reposting this critical analysis of the struggle over representation of the Syrian Revolution online which engages with pro-Assad and pro-Russia vantage points, as well as ‘neutral’ and pro-solidarity perspectives. This was originally published by the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists, 13 April 2018. By Anonymous We have now entered the 7th year of the […]

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Refusing to Wait: Anarchism and Intersectionality

This essay argues that anarchists can learn from the theory of “intersectionality” that emerged from the Black feminist movement. Indeed, anarchist conceptions of class struggle have widened as a result of the rise of feminist movements, civil rights movements, as well as the gay, lesbian, queer and trans liberation movements. What can be learned and […]

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Turning Point USA’s Campaign of Harassment: An Interview with Kristina Khan

Kristina Khan is an organizer with Black Rose/Rosa Negra, a mother of three married to Tariq Khan, and the primary author of  “Campus Fascism: Turning Point USA and It’s Links to the Far-Right.” This interviewed originally appeared in Public i, a publication of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center  and has been edited for clarity.  David Prochaska: Talk about […]

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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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