Community Organizing

Report Back from Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Houston's political economy and geography needs to be understood if we are to understand the social impact of Hurricane Harvey. Houston is a "boomtown", leading in petrochemical, technology, medicine and shipping; in the abstract,...

Nashville, TN: Direct Action Wins Back Stolen Wages for Maintenance Workers

Nashville, Tennessee - On August 2nd, we reported that Nashville Antifa together with Workers' Dignity (Dignidad Obrera) and a broad coalition of community activists participated in an action in front of the Nashville West location of...

Milwaukee, WI: General Defense Committee Rallies Against Islamophobes

"The rich are the ones who suck the blood of our class. If we don’t have those conversations the right wing will." When the Milwaukee IWW General Defense Committee heard that Act for America was...

Final Straw: Autonomous Hurricane Relief on the Gulf Coast

Download and Listen Here This is a The Final Straw Radio mini-episode and we just had a quick conversation with Assata, an activist and member Yellow Hammer Alternative, an Alabama-based far left autonomous mutual aid group. We...

Building Autonomy, Organizing Relief: Harvey Volunteers Speak

We caught up with members of Austin Common Ground Relief about autonomous relief efforts in Houston and surrounding areas and communities. We discuss broadly what anarchists, autonomists, and anti-authoritarians are doing, the response from...

Evansville, IN: Community Rallies Against Police Murder of Ricky Ard

Police Kill Evansville Resident Ricky Ard Outside the Federal Building, 8/29 An Evansville police officer and a federal security officer employed by the U.S. Marshals shot and killed an Evansville man, 55-year-old Ricky Ard, outside...

Welcome to Houston (This Is Not Katrina)

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many comparisons have been made to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans 12 years ago. Sensational news coverage and dramatic visuals of flooding and water rescues—coupled...

Spencer’s Website Endorses “Leaderless Resistance” of KKK

Since Charlottesville the Alt-Right has fallen into infighting, backpedaling, and reeling after a suspected member of the neo-Nazi group Vanguard America killed antifascist protester Heather Heyer on August 12th. In the wake of her...

Gulf South Indigenous Led Mutual Aid for Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

We want to bring special attention to Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, Louisiana Flood Relief, Another Gulf, and Bayou Action Street Health for work in compiling this list and providing aid on the ground.  We are the...

Eye of the Storm: Scott Crow on Revolutionary Infrastructure

Hurricane Harvey has hit Texas and thousands of people are not displaced from their homes and are having trouble meeting their basic needs. As in past disasters, everyday human beings and autonomous formations are...