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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…

Slate, “Antifa Defeats Mumford & Sons”

By Ben Mathis-Lilley, June 25, 2021 On Thursday, Winston Marshall, a guitar and banjo player from the musical group Mumford & Sons, the leading progenitor of the curiously massive mustache-and-suspenders-arena-rock trend, posted a long essay about why he’s quitting the band. Sure, but why are y…

Rick Noack and Sandra Mehl: “This is a Food Bank Now” – Workers seized a McDonald’s in France

Washington Post, June 24, 2021 The MacDonald’s restaurant in the 14th district of the southern French city of Marseille has been closed for over a year, yet it has rarely been busier. On a recent Sunday, workers hurried through the kitchen corridors, passing storage rooms with raw meat hanging fro…

The Intercept, “U.S. Military Training Document Says Socialists Represent “Terrorist” Ideology”

A Navy training document asks, “Anarchists, socialists and neo-nazis represent which terrorist ideological category?” By Ken Klippenstein, June 22, 2021 A Navy counterterrorism training document obtained exclusively by The Intercept appears to conflate socialists with terrorists and lists the l…

Pink News, “Cops seize ‘f**k the police’ tote bag from window of queer anarchist Jewish café”

Cops in Glasgow seized a “f**k the police” tote bag as “evidence” from the window of queer, anarchist Jewish café, and its founders are now facing criminal charges. By Lily Wakefield, June 17, 2021 Pink Peacock is ‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏a queer, Jewish…

Newsweek, “Has Joe Biden Made Anti-Capitalism Illegal? Domestic Terrorism Strategy Explained”

By James Crump, June 22, 2021 On June 15 2021, the White House published a National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism that represents the most comprehensive plan for tackling the issue from any U.S. administration. The strategy, published in a 32-page document, outlines the Biden administ…

Times of Israel, “Glasgow police charge Jewish anarchist cafe owner for displaying anti-cop slogan”

After tote bag with ‘f*** the police’ is confiscated by law enforcement officials, eatery staff replace it with one bearing similar phrase, but in Yiddish By Cnaan Liphshiz, June 17, 2021 The Jewish owners of a cafe in Scotland decided to use their shop display to advertise their views on law en…

El País, “Why Amsterdam is home to a trove of archives on Spanish anarchism and the anti-Franco resistance”

The International Institute of Social History is home to historical documents from the CNT labor union and Iberian Anarchist Federation, including the order that sent Buenaventura Durruti to Madrid By Isabel Ferrer, June 15, 2021 A significant part of historical memory regarding Spain’s anarchist…

Scottish Sun, “‘ANARCHY’ DINER Cafe in Glasgow’s Govanhill sparks fury by BANNING cops and ‘terfs’”

By Gordon Tait, June 10, 2021 A CAFE has sparked fury by banning cops and “terfs”. The Pink Peacock has a “f*** the police” slogan in the window and brands officers “fascist thugs”. Its “anarchist” bosses also bar so-called terfs — a slur against feminists deemed to hold transphobi…

Eleanor Finley: Don’t Panic! How Italian municipalists tackled COVID-19

Minim Magazine, April 29, 2021 The deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in Italy marked a turning point in the global conversation about the pandemic. When the disease first emerged and spread throughout China, people in powerful western countries found it easy to dismiss the threat. But by late February, ne…

Melanie Brazzell: We keep us safe – the transformative justice movement

Roar Magazine, May 28, 2021 As calls for abolition grow louder, the queer and women of color-led movement for transformative justice offers a glimpse of a future beyond policing. In the early days of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, the sight of Minneapolis’ Third Precinct police station in flame…

New York Times, “After a Year of Protests, Portland Is Ready to Move On. But Where?”

The demonstrations that swept the country after George Floyd’s death lived on for much of the year in Portland, a city now engaged in finger-pointing and a debate over what comes next. By Kirk Johnson and Sergio Olmos, June 9, 2021 PORTLAND, Ore. — Defund the police? City leaders in Portland tri…

MindBodyGreen, “As A Queer Person, Relationship Anarchy Helped Me Create The Family I Need”

By Kori Nicole Williams, June 6, 2021 Like so many other people in the LGBTQ+ community, I grew up feeling like I had to be straight. Being straight is treated as the “default,” for lack of a better term, and I had always been attracted to guys as a teen. It was only when I got to college that I…

The Jolt News, “Anarchist squatters removed from eastside house”

Property owner said process took nine months June 4, 2021 Seven or eight squatters were evicted from an Olympia rental home today after Thurston County Sheriff’s Deputies repossessed it on behalf of its owner based on a court order. Some of the squatters were still at the home, seemingly unaware w…

Eric Laursen: What exactly is the “system” that we are fighting?

The system is the state, a complex mechanism that includes government, capitalism, patriarchy and imperialism. It will not go away until we force it to. Roar Magazine, June 5, 2021 This article is adapted from Eric Laursen’s new book, The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the State (AK Pr…

Jewish Anarchist Women of the Early 1900s: An Interview With Elaine Leeder

Elaine Leeder was a member of the 1970s anarcha-feminist movement before becoming a sociology professor. She is the author of six books, including The Gentle General: Rose Pesotta, Anarchist & Labor Organizer and My Life with Lifers, about her educational work in San Quentin prison. Her upcoming Zoo…

Jamil Ragland: OP-ED | I’m an Anarchist. Here’s What I Believe

CT News Junkie, May 27, 2021 My journey toward being an anarchist started in front of 23 third graders. I was working as a student teacher, and the children constantly peppered me with questions. Despite my supposed status as an authoritative source of knowledge, most of the time I had no idea what…

Willamette Week, “Portland Cops Are Mining Intel From Informants Who Infiltrate Masked “Black Bloc” Marches”

“This is partially a psychological warfare tactic.” By Tess Riski, June 2, 2021 About 45 minutes before sunset on May 25—the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd—approximately 100 protesters gathered outside of the Multnomah County Justice Center in downtown Portland. Many fol…

The State, “Profanity, anarchy symbols found after US Rep. Nancy Mace’s SC home vandalized”

By Emily Bohatch, June 1, 2021 Charleston police are investigating the vandalism of South Carolina U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace’s Daniel Island home after someone spray painted it with profanity and symbols during Memorial Day weekend. A statement and a video from Mace’s congressional office shows gra…

New York Post, “It’s been a year of Antifa and unchecked anarchy: Devine”

By Miranda Devine, May 30, 2021 It was one year ago on Friday that Minneapolis’ soy-boy mayor, Jacob Frey, issued the order to police to evacuate the Third Precinct and leave the station to be overrun by the mob and burned to the ground.  Protests had quickly turned violent after George Floyd…


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