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The Guardian, “Spy cops joked about sexual relationships with women, inquiry told”

Managers turned a blind eye to ‘gross and offensive’ comments, says former undercover police officer By Rob Evans, May 7, 2021 A former undercover police officer has told a public inquiry that his colleagues made “gross and offensive” jokes about the women they were deceiving into having sex…

The Guardian, “Zapatistas set sail for Spain on mission of solidarity and rebellion”

Small band of mariners embark upon peaceful ‘invasion’ of Europe 500 years after the conquistadores By David Agren & Sam Jones, May 4, 2021 Five hundred years after HernĂĄn CortĂ©s and his men conquered Mexico, a small boatload of indigenous Zapatistas are making the return journey across the A…

Raj Patel: Food injustice has deep roots: let’s start with America’s apple pie

The Guardian, May 1, 2021 Resting on gingham cloth, a sugar-crusted apple pie cools on the window sill of a midwestern farmhouse. Nothing could be more American. Officially American. The Department of Defense once featured the pie in an online collection of American symbols, alongside Uncle Sam and…

CrimethInc.: Colombia Has Lost Its Fear

CrimethInc., May 5, 2021 A Nationwide Uprising Continues in the Face of State Violence After decades of armed conflict and paramilitary violence, Colombia has seen protest movements return in strength over the past year and a half. The forceful demonstrations of the past week exceed even the high po…

South Seattle Emerald, “March Draws Attention to Genocide in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region”

By Chloe Collyer, May 4, 2021 May Day is a historic and celebrated day for Seattle to honor its labor movement. This May 1, at Volunteer Park, a few runners and dog walkers passed by a group of “Black Bloc” protesters carrying handmade signs and East African flags. Black Bloc, the term used to d…

Dominican Today, “Why is International Workers’ Day commemorated today?”

On May 1 of each year, International Workers’ Day is commemorated. The date pays tribute to the Martyrs of Chicago, anarchist trade unionists who were executed in the United States for participating in the days of struggle for the achievement of the eight-hour work schedule, which had its origi…

South Seattle Emerald, “Reclaiming The History of May Day”

By JM Wong, May 1, 2021 On this year’s May Day, as we grieve and witness the calamity of state-sponsored or state- manufactured violence; the premature (because utterly preventable) COVID epidemic deaths raging from India to Brazil due to fascist governments more invested in power than people; and…

The Oregonian, “Opinion: ‘Havoc’ stems from upholding supremacy, not dumpster fires”

Anarchists are so committed to the ideal of a world free of all forms of domination and hierarchy, including those based on race, that they are willing to expose themselves to repeated police violence for expressing this view, the author writes. Paul Messersmith-Glavin, May 2, 2021 Messersmith-Glavi…

The War Against May Day is a War On Workers

“What we would like to do is change the world
by crying unceasingly for the rights of the workers, of the poor, of the destitute. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world.” – Dorothy Day (1897-1980), journalist, anarchist…

The Ezra Klein Show, “Noam Chomsky on Anarchism, Human Nature and Joe Biden”

The legendary leftist intellectual also discusses his theory of the good life and more. New York Times, April 23, 2021 How do you introduce Noam Chomsky? Perhaps you start here: In 1979, The New York Times called him “arguably the most important intellectual alive today.” More than 40 years la…

Willamette Week, “Black Bloc Marches Into Bar District After Portland Mayor Pledges Crackdown”

Along Northwest 21st Avenue, tipsy bar patrons at outdoor tables watched merrily, with one woman raising her fist. By Justin Yau & Aaron Mesh, April 24, 2021 After a day in which the family of a man killed by Portland police called for an independent prosecutor, and the mayor promised a crackdown on…

Portland Tribune, “Wheeler calls on public to help stop ‘anarchists’”

Portland mayor asks reporters to stop referring to people committing ongoing violence as ‘protesters.’ April 23, 2021 Mayor Ted Wheeler extended Portland’s Emergency Declaration once again on Friday, April 23. During a Friday afternoon press conference, Wheeler said a small group of self-descr…

Klee Benally: COVID-19, Resource Colonialism & Indigenous Resistance

IndigenousAction.org, April 22, 2021 Note: This was originally written May 2020 & published in part in Black Seed #8. This version has been slightly revised & updated. DinĂ© BikĂ©yah (The Navajo Nation) has faced and endured the highest rate per-capita of COVID-19 cases than any settler colonial U…

Shane Burley Talks About Antiracism, Antifascism, Antisemitism, and Reasons for Hope

Agency recently had the opportunity to preview Shane Burley’s excellent new book “Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving The Apocalypse”, and interview him about the subject matter. Despite what one might imagine of a book about such weighty topics, “Why We Fight” is be…

Star Democrat, “Anarchy: Apple Store burned; Starbucks, Nike stores vandalized by Antifa in fiery Portland protests”

April 18, 2021 Antifa and other protesters — including some anarchists — have burned buildings and property in downtown Portland this weekend including destroying an Apple Store and vandalizing restaurants, a Nike store and Starbucks coffee shop. Some left-wing and anarchist protesters also conv…

Denver Post, “How an anarchist commune for queer people grew a haven in conservative rural Colorado”

Alpaca-raising founders of Tenacious Unicorn Ranch say site near Westcliffe is here to stay, despite harassment Elise Schmelzer, April 18, 2021 Two sets of headlights headed straight for the geodesic dome house that serves as the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch’s headquarters. Outside in the deep dark of…

Phoenix Media Coop, “Current violence in Belfast is an example of the State dividing the working class, say anarchists”

By Glen Black, April 12, 2021 More than a week of conflict has occurred on the streets of Belfast.  Headlines have described it as ‘loyalist violence’. But anarchists in the north of Ireland told Phoenix Media Co-op that the violence isn’t really about the ‘loyalist’ and ‘republican…

Kelly Hayes: Work Isn’t Fulfilling Because Capitalism Is a Death March

Truthout, April 7, 2021 Capitalism is a death march, but it’s one we’re told we should find fulfilling. In this episode of “Movement Memos,” Kelly Hayes talks with author Sarah Jaffe about the manipulation, surveillance and criminalization of workers under capitalism, and what we can do abou…

Lois Beckett: ‘A system of global apartheid’ – author Harsha Walia on why the border crisis is a myth

The Guardian, April 7, 2021 The rising number of migrant children and families seeking to cross the US border with Mexico is emerging as one of the most serious political challenges for Joe Biden’s new administration. That’s exactly what Donald Trump wants: he and other Republicans believe that…

Georgia Voice, “Dr. Marie Equi: Medical Doctor, Abortionist, Feminist, Lesbian, Anarchist, Labor and Prison Activist”

Maria Helena Dolan, April 8, 2021 A Massachusetts native, Dr. Marie Equi was born into an Italian and Irish home. She spent much of her early life in Italy. As a 21-year-old, she moved with her “Boston Marriage” wife, Bess Holcomb, to The Dalles, Oregon, in 1893. Bess had been offered work there…

ABC News, “White supremacists, extremists may use Chauvin trial to further their agendas: DHS”

Some extremists have posted online about a “race war,” DHS said. Josh Margolin, April 8, 2021 As Derek Chauvin’s murder trial continues in Minneapolis, the intelligence branch of the Department of Homeland Security is warning that foreign adversaries and domestic extremists may use the case to…

Kristian Williams: Intelligence Report on “Extremism” Equates Anarchists With Right-Wing Militias

Truthout, April 7, 2021 Mainstream Democrats are in a hawkish mood when it comes to “domestic terrorism.” That is bad news for the left. Immediately upon taking office, President Biden “tasked the director of national intelligence, in coordination with the FBI and the Department of Home…

Inverse, “Viral ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ Tweet Reveals Marvel’s Worst Flaw is Back”

Jake Kleinman, April 3, 2021 WHEN IT COMES TO VILLAINS, Marvel’s movies have always been hit or miss. After all, for every Thanos, there’s a Malekith. (Who? Exactly.) But regardless of whether a particular supervillain is interesting or boring, the Marvel Cinematic Universe consistently makes…

Wired, “‘The Dispossessed’ Is Still One of Sci-Fi’s Smartest Books”

Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1974 novel, about a society with no government or laws, remains a thoughtful exploration of politics and economics decades later. April 2, 2021 Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1974 novel The Dispossessed depicts a society with no laws or government, an experiment in “nonviolent anarc…

Elias Rodriques: Abolition Is a Collective Vision – An Interview With Mariame Kaba

The Nation, March 29, 2021 A conversation about how the pandemic has raised the stakes for the abolition movement, collective care, and a world without prisons. Long before becoming a published writer, Mariame Kaba had already left an imprint on contemporary prison abolitionist thought. Raised in Ne…


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