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Raw Story, “Road to Jan. 6: How Portland police grew to love the Proud Boys and paved the way for Trump’s insurrection”

There were many points at which if the government had acted the Jan. 6 insurrection might never have happened. Leading up to the failed coup every alarm was ringing. Capitol Police knew a violent invasion was in the works, the Department of Homeland Security knew, the FBI knew, warning of “war…

Mia Mingus: You Are Not Entitled To Our Deaths – COVID, Abled Supremacy & Interdependence

1/16/2022 | Leaving Evidence These days, I am struggling to find grace for abled people. I have taken a break from engaging with most abled folks in my life because frankly, I don’t know how to convey the magnitude of disabled rage I feel about this pandemic and the stunningly self absorbed levels…

The Conversation, “Mutual aid: can community fridges bring anarchist politics to the mainstream?”

By Oli Mould, Adam Badger, Jennifer Cole, and Philip Brown, January 18, 2022 Since the start of the pandemic, communities throughout the UK have rallied to help vulnerable and isolated people. Churches, charities, football clubs, mosques, local councillors and groups of concerned neighbours have d…

Agency 2021 Year In Review

2021. Can’t say we’re sad to see you go. Beginning with a literal attempt at an insurrectionary coup by Trump’s fascist goons and closing out with still another deadly wave of COVID-19, 2021 won’t go down in the record books as a great year. We’ve seen the continuing rise of neo-fascism an…

Detroit Free Press, “Free Press Flashback: An anarchist clown pies a ‘child god’ at Detroit City Hall”

By Jim Neubacher, January 9, 2022 Editor’s note: This edition of Free Press Flashback is a lightly edited version of an article that appeared on Page One Aug. 8, 1973. It is followed by an update. The Guru Mahara Ji, appearing before the Detroit City Council Thursday afternoon, was greeted with a…

Noam Chomsky: GOP’s Soft Coup Is Still Underway One Year After Capitol Assault

C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout, January 6, 2022 In the third and final presidential debate of 2016, Donald Trump had signaled that he might not concede the election should he lose to Hillary Clinton. However, he did say to his supporters a day later that he would definitely accept the results of the el…

Shane Burley: Community Bonds and Mutual Aid Sustain Anti-Fascists Targeted by the State

Truthout, January 4, 2021 The past four years have seen terms like “antifa” hit common parlance around the U.S., but have also seen confusing distortions of what that term means. As right-wing pundits work desperately to paint any and all potentially left-leaning protest action as anti-fascist…

The Guardian, “My winter of love: The lesbian gathering was freezing cold. Would a clinch with an anarchist help?”

It was bitter weather in Geneva in 1986 and all any of us could think about was getting warm. Then I met a charismatic woman and felt a strong mutual attraction Julie Bindel, December 22, 2021 Geneva in March 1986 was cold. I had travelled overnight on an extremely long train journey from London to…

Radio Free Europe, “Four Belarusian Anarchists Handed Lengthy Prison Terms Amid Crackdown On Dissent”

December 22, 2021 MINSK — A court in Minsk has sentenced four anarchist activists to lengthy prison terms amid an ongoing crackdown on those challenging the official results of last year’s presidential election that handed victory to strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka. Minsk regional court Judge Va…

New York Times, “The F.B.I. Deployed Surveillance Teams Inside Portland Protests”

Federal agents infiltrated Portland’s unruly racial justice protests, dressing to blend in and capturing clandestine video. The tactics raised internal concern. By Mike Baker, Sergio Olmos and Adam Goldman, December 22, 2021 PORTLAND, Ore. — In the hours after President Biden’s inauguratio…

DW, “Belarus: Lengthy prison terms for anti-government protesters”

In the wake of the disputed 2020 election, thousands took to the streets to protest against Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko. Four people have been jailed for offenses committed during the unrest. AP / Reuters, December 22, 2021 A Belarusian court on Wednesday sentenced four anti-governmen…

Kim Petersen: Dissolving the State Won’t be Easy

Review of The Operating System and its China-bashing Dissident Voice, May 18th, 2021 The State is anti-societal; some would say sociopathic. It is elitist; it is riven by affiliation with a “Core Identity Group” contraposed to the Other; in most countries, the State provides and secures the basi…

Randy Lowens: How Do You Practice Intersectionalism? An Interview with bell hooks

Libertarian Communist Federation, March 15th, 2012 Randy Lowens interviews bell hooks: “In June of 2009, bell hooks agreed to be interviewed. She generously waived the fee ordinarily charged from for-profit publications. We met at a local coffee shop and, over bagels and espresso drinks, discusse…

Futurism, “Elon Musk Says That Politically, He’s a “Utopian Anarchist””

“I don’t mean to suggest chaos, but rather that you’re not under anyone’s thumb.” December 13, 2021 Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t one to follow rules, particularly when he thinks they’re bogus. The billionaire likes to envision a world, or perhaps a much smaller society on Mars, in which e…

The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Experts say San Diego case likely first to use conspiracy charges against antifa”

Case against anti-fascists stemming from counterprotest of Jan. 9 ‘Patriot March’ in Pacific Beach appears to be first alleging ‘Antifa’ conspiracy By Alex Riggins, December 11, 2021 When San Diego prosecutors charged a group of individuals this week with conspiracy to commit the crime of ri…

PB Monthly, “DA charges San Diego, Los Angeles ‘Antifa’ groups with violently countering Pacific Beach ‘Patriot March’”

At least 11 anti-fascists face counts based on conspiracy to commit a riot; they’re also charged with assaults and using tear gas By Alex Riggins, December 6, 2021 Prosecutors on Monday charged at least seven people, whom they described as self-identified anti-fascists, in connection with eight al…

What is the State? A New Animated Video Primer From Agency & AK Press

As we collectively face an increasing level of social and environmental crises around the world, many people are questioning how the State—a system that wreaks so much destruction—even came to exist and why it has such a stranglehold on us. As anarchists we feel that it is important to acknowled…

Balkan Insight, “The Accidental Death of an Anarchist”

How should the state deal with an environmentalist who wants to abolish the state? A Greek anarchist charged at the police after a protest against pollution. They responded with truncheons, denial and silence. By Iason Athanasiadis, December 6, 2021 When he was 18 years old, Vasilios Mangos smashed…

Unicorn Riot, “Ruby Montoya Case Raises Questions about Cooperation and Movement Lawyering”

By Ryan Fatica, December 2, 2021 Ruby Montoya is doing whatever she can to lighten her punishment after publicly admitting to a string of arson and sabotage attacks against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in 2017.  According to a recent article in The Economist, “Montoya agreed to cooperat…

Nick Tilsen: Redefining Democracy this Fourth of July

Atmos Magazine, June 30, 2021 The Frontline talks to Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of NDN Collective, on the lies we tell ourselves every Independence Day. For many Indigenous people, the holiday is a painful reminder of all America stole from them. WORDS BY YESSENIA FUNES Every Fourth of July, w…

Jaydra Johnson: The Future is Mutual

Atmos, July 1, 2021 The pandemic showed us the value of mutual aid, but don’t be fooled. Mutual aid is not a trend—and it could be key to addressing the climate crisis. The term “mutual aid” re-entered the zeitgeist this past year as people mobilized en masse to pull each other through a ras…

Javier Sethness Castro: Salvaging the Future: A Review of The Ministry for the Future

IAS, Perspectives, June 7, 2021 After the basics of food and shelter that we need just as animals, first thing after that: dignity. Everyone needs and deserves this, just as part of being human. And yet this is a very undignified world. And so we struggle. You see how it is (551). The Ministry for t…

Scott Campbell: Polyvalent Power – A Review Of The “Power” Issue Of Perspectives On Anarchist Theory

It’s Going Down, June 28, 2021 During the height of the movement against neoliberal globalization in the U.S., numerous chants and sayings emerged or were resuscitated, such as, “This is what democracy looks like” or “The whole world is watching.” Fortunately, along with the phenomenon of…

Village Portland, “Portland anarchists speak about their heat wave relief efforts, public perception”

By Melissa “Claudio” Lewis, July 1, 2021 On June 27th, Portland was breaking heat records, as a group of anarchists and other leftists were hauling supplies into a homeless encampment. “I knew you guys would come,” a resident said. They expected the presence of mutual aid, a longtime, unsung…

Bandcamp Daily, “Indigenous Resistance: The Global Anarchist Collective Making Decolonial Dub”

By Oliver Walkden, June 30, 2021 When John Cage wrote 4’33”, the notorious composition that silently shook bourgeois America in the 1950s, did he imagine it to be received by an African audience, or performed by African musicians? The piece’s first few airings on the continent took place in S…


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