Popular Power

Tipping the Scales: Popular Power in an Age of Protest and Pandemic

This article originally appeared in the Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Journal (No. 32) published by the Institute for Anarchist Studies in 2021. A brief updated introduction has been appended below, but otherwise the text is presented without modification. April 2022 Introduction This article was originally composed in the Fall and Winter of 2020. By that […]

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Rent Strike and Tenant Organizing Resources

In the past months millions have lost their jobs and many more have had their hours cut due to the social crisis of COVID-19. These conditions in many ways have fueled the wave of protest and uprisings against anti-Black racism following the murder of George Floyd. And now a new crisis looms as millions have […]

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Our Best of 2019: Readings for Popular Power

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In a world where everything seems to change in the blink of an eye and all that is solid melts into air almost as quickly, reflection can be a radical act. With this in mind we reviewed our blog content for 2019 to select twelve key statements and articles providing lessons and examples that we […]

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Colombia: All Out for the National Social Strike on November 21

Social movements in Colombia are filling the streets today, November 21, for a ‘paro nacional’ in protest of neoliberal attacks on education and pensions. Political tension has increased with calls for the resignation of right-wing president Iván Duque, while the State has enacted new repressive measures and former president Álvaro Uribe is implicating provocateurs and […]

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Statement: Puerto Rican Feminists Demand Governor’s Resignation Due to Remarks

Introduction by Aurora Santiago-Ortiz La Colectiva Feminista en Construcción, referred to as “La Cole,” began in 2013 when feminist activists from the Puerto Rican student movement and other radical activist spaces decided to create an intentional space to address multiple and simultaneous oppressions affecting womxn and femmes. La Cole is an intersectional political organization, with […]

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Green Power: Strong Movements to Face the Climate Crisis

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Speaking on climate crisis and social movements is Seattle, WA based Black Rose/Rosa Negra member Arthur Pye. Providing a survey of the depth of the crisis and various responses, above all Pye stresses that ultimately building popular power outside of the constrains of institutional forces is what will push the dramatic […]

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L.A.’s Class Struggle Looks Like This: The Tenants Movement

We reprint this piece from our comrades at Salvo Newspaper highlighting the powerful fights against displacement that tenants are waging in Los Angeles, fighting for their homes and building popular power. It’s well know that L.A.’s housing market is one of the most absurdly expensive in the country — rivaled only by the S.F. Bay […]

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Update: West Virginia Walkouts Beats Back Neoliberal Education Bill

A #55Strong Update on the Omnibus Bill Walkouts From a West Virginia Teacher By Michael Mochaidean On Monday, February 17th, Presidents of the three major education unions in West Virginia announced a statewide walkout by union members in opposition to the Senate’s Omnibus Education bill – SB451. As mentioned previously, SB451’s key sponsor, Patricia Rucker, […]

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