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Associated Press, “Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more”

Aamer Madhani, February 25, 2021 President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally revoked a series of presidential orders and memorandum signed by Donald Trump, including one that sought to cut funding from several cities the 45th president deemed “anarchist” havens and another mandating that federal…

Javier Sethness: Communal Tears and Needed Repairs: On the COVID Syndemic in Los Angeles

Originally published by Ideas & Action, February 19, 2021 The collision between the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and class society has proven devastating over the past year—especially here in Los Angeles, California. So far, across the globe, COVID-19 has infected over 100 million people and cau…

David Flood: Anarchism in Practice Is Often Radically Boring Democracy

Anarchists have been an easy scapegoat for violent events in recent months. But anarchism, as a political philosophy, is fundamentally about collective deliberation and responsibility. Sapiens, February 22, 2021 Two hours into a weekly planning session, the 15 or so black-clothed, tattooed, and pier…

The Guardian, “Lawrence Ferlinghetti obituary”

Poet whose outlook spanned anarchism, ecology, publishing and the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco James Campbell, February 23, 2021 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, artist, activist and founder of San Francisco’s famous City Lights Bookstore, who has died aged 101 of interstitial lung disease…

The Spectator, “Spain’s anarchists are rioting”

Jim Lawley, February 22, 2021 Michael Bakunin, the 19th century revolutionary Russian anarchist, identified Spain as the place where his creed was most likely to take root. In 1868, to get the ball rolling, Bakunin dispatched his disciple, Giuseppi Fanelli, to Spain. After some difficulty in raising…

CrimethInc.: From Punk to Indigenous Solidarity – Four Decades of Anarchism in Brazil

CrimethInc., February 18, 2021 In the following interview, two longtime anarcho-punks recount the reemergence of anarchism in Brazil after the end of the military dictatorship, trace the fortunes of social movements through the rise and fall of the left Workers Party government, and describe the sit…

Associated Press, “Angry youths rattle Spain in support of jailed rap artist”

The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music praising terrorist violence and insulting the Spanish monarchy has set off a powder keg of pent-up rage this week in Spain Joseph Wilson and Hernán Muñoz, February 22, 2021 BARCELONA, Spain — The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music and tweets…

Jordan Kisner: The Lockdown Showed How the Economy Exploits Women. She Already Knew

Silvia Federici has been warning for decades of what happens when we undervalue domestic labor. New York Times, February 17, 2021 Prospect Park in May is a commotion of beauty: meadows and dense rambles, hills and hollows, everything covered in chokeberries, spicebush, violets, flowering hawthorns…

RTE, “The anarchy of the forest – nature writing, community & lockdown”

Opinion: James Patterson wonders what nature writing teaches us about community during lockdown… James Patterson, February 17 2021 In October 2020, a UK Labour Party motion to extend free school meals beyond Christmas – up to and including Easter 2021 – was defeated in the House of Commons by…

It’s Going Down: Autonomous Mutual Aid Groups Mobilize In Texas As Death Toll Rises

It’s Going Down – February 17, 2021 Massive storms and cold fronts have knocked out power for millions of people across the US and led to the deaths of almost 25 individuals. One of the hardest hit regions has been the state of so-called Texas, where failing electrical infrastructure has resul…

Kelly Weill: Anarchists to Disney: Cruella de Vil Can’t Sit With Us

Prominent on the poster for the new “101 Dalmatians” prequel: an “A” in a circle. It is not going over well. The Daily Beast, February 18, 2021 Cruella de Vil is stylish, a new Disney film’s ad campaign suggests. She’s rich. She skins dogs for clothing. She’s an anarchist. Hang on…

Reason, “FBI Arrests Activist Daniel Baker Over Posts About Police Abuse and Self Defense”

Elizabeth Nolan Brown, February 16, 2021 In the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, many Democratic politicians and left-of-center pundits have been calling for the expanded use of “domestic terror” laws against people whose social media rhetoric seems too radical. Those who warned that this wou…

NME, “How guitar-smashing badass Phoebe Bridgers is putting the anarchy back into music”

She destroyed the instrument on ‘Saturday Night Live’ – or at least tried to. But her arms must be tired from carrying the music industry over the past year Amal Abdi, February 9th 2021 Indie darling Phoebe Bridgers may have gained notoriety as someone who makes great music to cry to, but th…

Zoltan Grossman: The Resilience Doctrine – Mutual Aid in the Pandemic and Beyond

Counterpunch, February 4, 2021 Part 4 of a 4-part Primer on Disaster Collectivism in the Climate and Pandemic Crises At The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, our winter-quarter class on “Catastrophe: Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster” began in early January 2020, so our…

Bloomberg, “New York ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’ Label Sticks So Far With Biden”

Agencies to weigh label in deciding grant winners, per noticeNYC, Seattle, Portland lawsuit challenging marker unresolved Courtney Rozen, February 9, 2021 New York City, Seattle and Portland are among cities that may still be cut out of eligibility for federal grants under former President Donald T…

Ruth Kinna: Mutual aid: Kropotkin’s theory of human capacity

Kropotkin’s theory of mutual aid remains cogent as ever, demonstrating the capacity for revolutionary change even in the harshest, most repressive environments. Roar Magazine, February 8, 2021 In March 1889 Peter Kropotkin agreed to give six lectures to William Morris’s Socialist Society in Hamm…

Willamette Week, “Rose City Antifa Distances Itself From Protesters Who Smashed Windows, Vandalized Property”

The group says protests that are not in direct opposition to the far right are more aptly described as “anarchist, anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian, or another term.” Tess Riski, February 2, 2021 In an email to local media Feb. 1, Rose City Antifa seemed to distance itself from recent protest…

ABC News 12, “In the midst of increased food insecurity, the community fridge door is always open”

Note and Content Warning from the Agency Collective: We post this article because we believe it to be a robust and substantial example of contemporary anarchist work being covered by a mainstream media outlet. However, we are dismayed to see the individual with the initials T.U. (affiliated with A N…

Certain Days: Prison Break: A Key For Every Lock

It’s Going Down, February 1, 2021 Much has happened in the first few weeks of this new year. Illinois is ending cash bail, pressure continues to mount for the new president to curtail Federal executions, and Covid-19 continues to disproportionately affect those locked behind bars. On January 15t…

Willamette Week, “The Legend of C.E.S. Wood, Portland’s Anarchist Founding Father”

Artist and lawyer, poet and soldier, patrician and anarchist, Portlander Charles Erskine Scott Wood was a jack of all trades—and master of quite a few. Keith Moerer, January 30, 2021 In his later years he looked like Zeus, with wild white hair and an untamed beard. Like the Greek god, he had a rep…

Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness, “How Can We Show Up For Mutual Aid? with Dean Spade”

Earwolf, January 19, 2021 This week on Getting Curious, the writer, activist, and educator Dean Spade joins Jonathan to discuss how we can meet our neighbors’ survival needs through mutual aid, and better understand the systems we live under in the process. Listen in to learn about what mutual aid…

Mic, “Relationship anarchy could be key to liberation in 2021”

Tracey Anne Duncan, January 13, 2021 Many of us are anxious to make change in our lives and in the world, what with far right fools looting democracy and the global pandemic and all. Except that we’re still stuck at home, with precious few opportunities for face time with like minded folx. One way…

CrimethInc: Two Letters from Russia, On the Protests of January 23

January 24, 2021 We have received the following reports from anarchists in Russia, describing the situation there during the protests of January 23, in which tens of thousands across the country rallied in response to the arrest of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny—expressing anger that runs much…

Paul Messersmith-Glavin: Black Lives Matter and the Future of Humanity

Counterpunch, December 29, 2020 Using an intersectional, anarchist analysis we can see how racism, patriarchy, and class society are intertwined producing a society that actively is changing the climate. We can begin to untangle these relationships, digging into the history of white supremacy to see…

Sean Illing: The fantasy-industrial complex gave us the Capitol Hill insurrection

This is America’s brain on misinformation. Vox, January 8, 2021 American insurrectionists, for the first time in the history of this country, stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday. Offices were vandalized. Windows were broken. Statues toppled. A woman was shot and killed. Four others have reportedly…


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