Critique

Signal Fails

Critical discussion about the use of the Signal app in autonomous and anarchist circles. Signal is an encrypted messaging service that has been around in different forms for about 10 years. Since then, I have...

Analysis of Action Following the Police Shooting of Kaleb Belay in West Philly

A collection of texts from Anathema, an anarchist publication out of Philadelphia, about anarchist action and analysis following the police shooting of Kaleb Belay in a rapidly gentrifying area of the city. It’s well known...

A “Green New Deal”?: The Eco-Syndicalist Alternative, Part I

As debates over the climate crisis and the proposed “Green New Deal” unfold, veteran activist and writer Tom Wetzel speaks to its short comings and proposes an eco-syndicalist alternative. Look for the second part,...

“It’s Basically Sex Work”: A Brief Summary of Why People Who Have Never Done...

Critical discussion on how sex work is talked about and presented in relation to other jobs within a capitalist economy. Work is hell. Regardless of the job, the institutions of wage-labor, money, and capitalism all...

A Critical Response to “For an Anti-Sectarian Revolutionary Left”

What follows is a critical response to an article that appeared on the Radical Education Department website that argued for a broad popular front of anti-capitalist groups. This piece is part of an ongoing discussion...

Socialist Leaders Won’t Save Unions

A member of the IWW critiques a recent piece in Jacobin that argues for socialist leadership of existing labor unions. In a recent piece for Jacobin, Barry Eidlin makes the case for socialist leadership...

Citizen Participation vs Class Power: On Community Organizing

Ray Valentine on Organizing Work talks about the limitations of the community organizing model. About five years ago, after a friend told me about a flyer he had seen taped to a tree near my...

Anarchist & Antifascist Thoughts on The New Zealand Shooting

An anarchist and antifascist response to the State's reaction to the New Zealand mass shooting. March 15, 2019 marks one of the most horrifically visible manifestation of far-Right hatred that most can think of in...

Reparations As A Verb

A critical piece from the Black Autonomy Network that addresses the issue of talk of reparations as a tool of recuperation. What does it mean when Elizabeth Warren gets on national television and talks...

Between Rhetoric and Reality: Evaluating the Oakland Teachers’ Strike

For eleven days in March, Oakland teachers walked off the job in a strike that galvanized not just the city but many neighboring schools as well. In the end, while teachers won a small...