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George Floyd Square Autonomous Zone Survives an Eviction Attempt

On June 3, public officials in Minneapolis attempted to arrange the eviction of George Floyd Square, the autonomous zone at the place where Minneapolis police murdered George Floyd in May 2020. In hope of dividing the coalition that has maintained the Square from its support base, they worked with a…

The Revolt in Haifa: An Eyewitness Report

The following is an anonymous submission from Occupied Palestine, documenting and discussing the events of the past month in Haifa, Jerusalem, and the surrounding area. For some background on anarchism in the region, you could consult our earlier interview on the subject. During the last month, a po…

Chile: The Hot Potato Changes Hands : But What Does Victory for the Left Mean for Autonomous Movements?

On the weekend of May 15-16, 2021, voters across Chile delegates to the convention that will compose a new constitution for the country. The right wing was soundly defeated in these elections, but no institutional left party gained a majority, either. The corporate media are heralding this as a vict…

“Instead, We Became Millions” : Inside Colombia’s Ongoing General Strike

Despite brutal state repression, Colombia’s general strike has continued strong now for 23 days. The revolt has largely been leaderless and solidarity has expanded to include an impressively wide array of Colombian society: Indigenous and Afro-Colombian movements, queer and trans people, workers…

We Are Now: The Story of an Armed No-Cop Zone in Atlanta : A Documentary Film

On the night of June 12, 2020, Atlanta police officers murdered Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, at a [Wendy’s] in south Atlanta, Georgia. This took place immediately following the high point of the countrywide uprising in which people responded to the murders of George Floyd in Minneapol…

Colombia Has Lost Its Fear : 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 points of the nationwide uprising of November and December 2019. In response, the most he…

Report from the Shop Floor: How the Unions Lost Their Teeth : A Narrative from a Labor Union Intern

Anarchists have observed May Day as a holiday celebrating revolutionary labor movements since 1886. Last year, anarchists around the world honored May Day despite the combined challenges of the pandemic and state-enforced lockdowns. Ahead of tomorrow’s May Day, we are publishing an analysis of wha…

Life Is Ecstatic Intercourse between Destruction and Creation : A Poster in Homage to the Previous Generation

We’ve prepared a poster combining imagery and text from our forebears, crystalizing how earlier generations of anarchists saw the relationship between resisting the existing order and building alternatives to it. Below, we trace the history of each element of the poster. “Let us therefore trust…

Québec City, April 2001: The Revolutionary Anti-Capitalist Offensive : Anarchists Confront the Summit of the Americas

In April 2001, at the high point of the so-called “anti-globalization” phase of the worldwide anti-capitalist movement, anarchists from all around North America converged in Québec City to oppose a transcontinental summit intended to establish a “Free Trade Area of the Americas” (FTAA). The…

What Work Steals from Us : Steal Something from Work Day 2021

Every year for over a decade, we have joined others around the world in observing April 15 as Steal Something from Work Day, a day to reflect on the reasons why workers steal from their workplaces. Of course, during the COVID-19 pandemic, stealing from work has become more difficult than ever. Let…

The Murder of Daunte Wright: Co-optation and Revolt : A Year after the George Floyd Uprising, What Has Changed?

On April 11, 2021, a police officer in the Twin Cities suburb Brooklyn Center pulled over Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, allegedly on account of expired tags. Taking place in the midst of the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, this murder shows th…

Greece: “Our Hatred for the Police Will Bring Us Together”

It is the beginning of April and the mental impact of the lockdown has become even more surreal as the seasons change. The acts of resistance over the past few weeks have been both beautiful and terrifying. Meanwhile, the government continues to restrict our freedoms while opening Greece to tourists…

Maggots and Men : Building a Queer and Trans Utopia from the Memory of Kronstadt

What is revolution? Is it a moment in time, a cataclysmic break with the past, an ongoing dynamic process of transformation? Is it the overthrow of an oppressive government, the seizure of the means of production, or a complete shift in everyday social relations? Cary Cronenwett’s 2009 film Maggot…

Kronstadt as Gender Anarchy : An Interview with Cary Cronenwett, Director of Maggots and Men

In 1921, the Russian Revolution came to an end with the storming of the island of Kronstadt, where soldiers, sailors, and workers had revolted against the autocracy of the Bolshevik Party in favor of grassroots Soviet power. In the early years of the 21st century, a trans and queer filmmaking collec…

Peter Watkins: The Paris Commune, 1871 : Revisiting a Revolutionary Film on the 150-Year Anniversary of the Paris Commune

On the occasion of the 150-year anniversary of the revolutionary Paris Commune, we revisit the experimental film that Peter Watkins made to summon the spirit of the Commune, a bold challenge to the role of cinema and an example of historical memory as a weapon. An earlier draft of this text appeared…

Who Were the Kronstadt Rebels? : A Russian Anarchist Perspective on the Uprising

Who were the Kronstadt rebels? Disciples of Lenin and Trotsky have largely founded their efforts to rationalize the violent suppression of the Kronstadt uprising on their leaders’ allegations regarding the politics and class backgrounds of the sailors, soldiers, and workers who participated in the…

The Forest Occupation Movement in Germany : Tactics, Strategy, and Culture of Resistance

Lignite mining, express highways, gravel mining, parking decks, lime pits, and candy factories all have something in common that might not be obvious at first glance. Capitalists need to cut down forests to make way for them. But all around Germany, people are mobilizing to stop them. Over the past…

The Kronstadt Uprising: A View from within the Revolt : On the 100-Year Anniversary of the Rebellion

In March 1921, an uprising on the island fortress of Kronstadt shook Russia, starkly illustrating the conflicts within the Russian revolution. To observe the 100-year anniversary of the revolt, we present an overview of the questions that were at stake in the struggle, following by a full chronology…

Greece: The Ghost of Junta Past Returns : The Hunger Strike of Dimitris Koufontinas

We are writing from the same lockdown conditions here in Athens that we have reported on for months. Despite stringent measures—or perhaps because of the ways that the government has combined these with policies to promote tourism and consumption despite the pandemic—infection rates continue to…

Brazil: Epicenter of the Virus of Populism : A Year of Catastrophe and Resistance

In the following analysis, anarchists in Brazil examine how the pandemic and rising far-right populism coincide in a colonial extraction economy, surveying a society headed for catastrophic collapse. In this context, self-organized mutual aid and collective defense projects involving delivery driver…

From Punk to Indigenous Solidarity: Four Decades of Anarchism in Brazil : An Interview

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 situation for Indigenous peoples a…

How to Make a Rocketstove : A Guide from Recipes for Disaster

In parts of Texas, a winter storm has knocked out electricity to millions of people. We saw via social media that some comrades were using a guide from our book, Recipes for Disaster, to make a rocketstove in order to boil water and cook food. We’ve scrambled to put that chapter online here in cas…

Breaking the Fourth Wall: Revolt in the St. Louis Jail : On Repression, Representation, and Revolt

The year of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen fierce struggles against imprisonment, intensifying what was already a powerful movement against jails, prisons, and detention centers from both within and outside their walls. In the following report from St. Louis, an anarchist reflects on the meaning of…

Remembering Aragorn! : A Zine, a Video, and a Poem

One year ago today, after a life of adventures and polemics, longtime anarchist Aragorn! passed away. Among other things, Aragorn! distinguished himself by maintaining an array of infrastructure projects providing information to thousands of people across North America and the world. Some of the pro…

We’ve Reprinted To Change Everything : Our Anarchist Outreach Project

We’ve reprinted To Change Everything, our anarchist outreach project. As the dust settles from the Trump era—following a year when the President of the United States singled out “anarchists” as one of his chief targets—and a new phase of corporate capitalism gets underway, this is an impor…


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