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Post-Revolutionary Pioneer: Anarchist María Luisa Marín and the Veracruz Renters Movement

A history of the Mexican anarchist María Luisa Marín and the 1922 Veracruz Renters’ Movement by Andrew Grant Wood. By Andrew Grant Wood Compañeros: ¡Viva el amor Universal! ¡Viva la emancipación de la mujer! ¡Arriba el Comunismo! ¡Viva la humanidad libre! ¿Mujeres? ¡A la lucha! María Luisa Marín, 1923 When female prostitutes in the Veracruz […]

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The Case for Building New Unions

In this piece veteran activist and writer Tom Wetzel builds the case on the need for creating new unions and returning to the radical traditions of the labor movement. This piece is a shortened version of a chapter from the forthcoming book Overcoming Capitalism which will be published by AK Press. By Tom Wetzel The British […]

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A New Sense of Solidarity? The Democracy Movement in the Dominican Republic

Today, February 27, the Dominican Republic will celebrate 176 years of independence and also thousands will gather in a central plaza as part of an ongoing protest movement that has rocked the Caribbean nation since municipal elections were suddenly halted a week and a half ago. A comrade from Dominican Republic based group Kiskeya Libertaria […]

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Martin Sostre: Prison Revolutionary

By Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin Even in this generation, many young activists know of George Jackson, aka “Comrade George,” Black Panther leader, revolutionary prison writer and organizer who was assassinated in August, 1971, in the California penitentiary, San Quentin. Yet, in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Martin Sostre (1923-2015) was every bit as well known […]

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How to Win: Blockades in Canada Point To Climate Solution

Update: Since the publication of this article the RCMP federal Canadian police have offered to withdraw from Wet’suwet’en territory as a condition to negotiate the end of the railroad blockades. This is not a victory but a significant step showing that the blockades have forced the Canadian state to back down. Direct Action Gets the […]

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Strike While the Iron is Hot: Interview on the Growing Wildcat Strike at UC Santa Cruz

By It’s Going Down Since the wildcat strike at the University of California in Santa Cruz kicked off last Monday, thousands of students have blocked streets and shut down the campus, while riot police from across the State have been mobilized and made over a dozen arrests. Predictably, police violence has broken out on the […]

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Canvassing Is Not Organizing

A common refrain in some quarters of the left states that elections help build capacity, but Organizing Work contributor Ray Valentine argues that the skills built in canvassing for an electoral candidate do not translate to organizing workplaces or tenants. By Ray Valentine If, like me, you have decided to spend a lot of time […]

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Santa Cruz Grad Students Prepare to Launch Full Strike Next Week

Following up on our previous coverage of the wildcat strike and work stoppage launched by UC Santa Cruz grad student workers, participant Cameron A. writes on the workers next move: launching a full strike this coming Monday, February 10. See below for how you can follow and support. By Cameron A. Graduate Student workers at […]

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