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Capital’s Destruction of the Environment: Marx’s Inadequate Response

  All art by William Morris (1834-1896) This piece engages claims around Marx’s legacy as a thinker and his relation to ecology. A promotional blurb for a volume recently published by Haymarket Books on the subject, Marx and the Earth by John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett, goes so far as to claim that the authors are the […]

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Feminists Against Capitalism

by Romina Akemi On May 8, 2017 the LA-based feminist collective Intersectionality NOW organized an event at the Women’s Center for Creative Work titled Feminists Against Capitalism. The panel participants included Miranda Sklaroff from the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Left Caucus, Solîn Bendewa who is an editor for the social media platform The Middle […]

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Marxism and Anarchism: A Dialogue

The following text is based on a transcript of a talk presented by a member of Black Rose/Rosa Negra at an event that took place on February 12, 2017, at the Sepulveda Peace Center in Los Angeles. The talk was presented as part of a “Marxist-Anarchist Dialogue” with a member of the International Marxist Humanist Organization (IMHO), who preferred […]

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Book Review: Maoism and the Chinese Revolution

  Elliott Liu, Maoism and the Chinese Revolution: A Critical Introduction (PM Press, 2016). by Javier Sethness   This work, the sixth volume in PM Press’ “Revolutionary Pocketbooks” series, provides a compelling review of the philosophy and historical practices of Maoism before, during, and after the Chinese Revolution of 1949. Liu, an organizer with Take […]

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Confronting Vigilante Responses in Accountability Work: The Need for Accountability in Everything We Do

by Romina Akemi This piece was originally published in Perspectives issue #28 by the Institute for Anarchist Studies which is available for purchase from AK Press. On June 7,th 2014 multiple organizations in the Los Angeles-area hosted an event called “Transformative Justice: Our Movements and Our Struggle” at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice space in downtown Los […]

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Demonstration in Los Angeles Against Turkey’s New War

Since the ISIS suicide bombing in Suruc, Turkey, of a delegation of Turkish revolutionaries going to help the reconstruction of Kobane in Kurdish Syria, the Turkish government has started a new US-supported “war on terror” that perversely targets the same people and movements that were victims of ISIS terror, while leaving the murderous right-wing jihadist […]

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Setting Fire to the Noose: The Baltimore Rebellion & the More to Come

By Romina Akemi LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Version en español  The early morning of May 1st Marilyn Mosby, the State’s Attorney for the city of Baltimore in Maryland, announced criminal charges against the six cops involved in the murder of Freddie Gray.  The charges include second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.  The bittersweet victory illustrated the impact […]

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Prendiendo Fuego a la Soga: La Rebelión de Baltimore y las que vendrán

Por Romina Akemi Traducción Luis Cortés Originalmente publicado por Periódico Solidaridad El procesamiento de los policías por el crimen de Freddie Gray demostró el impacto de las manifestaciones ante las injusticias que vive la comunidad negra de Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, la cifra de muertos a causa de la violencia del Estado racista es enorme. La […]

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