Columns

Switching Things Up: Beyond Banner Drops

Every year, there are constant calls for solidarity actions both nationally and internationally. In recent years, the go to action of choice for many has been banner drops along highly trafficked streets and freeways....

Revuelta Comunitaria: The Politics Behind Amnesty for Political Prisoners in Mexico

There has been much talk from the new political administration in Mexico, including the new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, regarding a federal amnesty law for political prisoners. The proposed amnesty law is part...

It is Time to Get Serious About Security At Events

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and when they catch you, they will kill you... but first they must catch you." -Watership Down Along with many people that surely...

Two Weddings, 400,000 Funerals: “Sometimes We Have to Celebrate”

I went to a wedding in Qamişlo this week, but the groom was not there. He is in Germany, and following the arranged marriage his bride will travel out to join him. I know...

VANDALISMS: One Last Hurrah

In their final column, VANDALISMS has prepared their most extensive writing to date, including a version of the text formatted as a zine. Instead of embedding social media posts for imagery, images are now...

Right Wing Death Squad: The Ticking Time Bomb of Trumpism

In Southaven, Mississippi, during a rally held on October 2nd, the president got on stage to mock Dr. Christine Blasey Ford over her testimony during the Kavanaugh hearings. Later, on the 8th, despite previously...

Rojava: Between City and Village, Between War and Ecology

The Rojava Revolution is an event deeply rooted in a specific place; a place that exists on a scale that’s both personal and dauntingly immense. Rojava, or western Kurdistan, is part of the fertile...

Thunder for the Wicked: Building Feminist Justice in Rojava

Photos used with permission from Revolutionary Youth of Til Temir The case is thus: a 57-year-old man has hunted down and shot dead his 20-year-old wife and his 23-year-old son, her lover, after they eloped...

Autonomous Struggle Vs the Political Party Machine

In a recent op-ed piece in the Mexican liberal newspaper, La Jornada, professor at the College of Mexico, Soledad Loaeza, writes that, “History teaches us that political regimes without parties quickly become dictatorships that...

Resistance is Life: Welcome to the Commune

8 years on, and the revolution in Rojava continues. Wanting to know more about one of the most important autonomous movements in the last several decades, we are now working with the folks at...