Critique

Real Truth about Fake News: Central Narratives to Rival Heresies

Every day, we’re treated to another barrage of outright falsehoods from the White House: Trump won the election by a landslide, Sweden is the crime capital of Europe, corpses are piling up in Bowling...

Reportback/Critique of the Solidarity Forum

We know we need to help turn Philly into the site of a radical resistance to Trump and the social forces he represents.  But there is no clear, widespread sense of what that kind...

Cameras Everywhere, Safety Nowhere: Why Police Body Cameras Won’t Make Us Safer

We know that police violence is a real problem in the US, and it makes sense that people are strategizing ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from being assaulted or murdered by...

Floodgates: The Urge to Obey, A Flight from Initiative, and Identity Politics

Traditional systems of authority are dead or dying. It matters increasingly less whether one identifies with their job, loves their country, kneels before God, or worries about tarnishing the family name. In the past,...

Teaching Revolution: What Role for “Direct Action Training”?

The variations are infinite, but certain elements are almost inevitable. Most of us have been exposed to some version of it. A two to eight hour process where we hear about the power of...

Liberal Resistance Betrays the Revolution

Stray too far and you're labeled an "agitator" or "provocateur." Instead of taking any risks associated with confronting bigotry and fascism, these people want to take every action except for one that matters. "Did you...

Putting Into Practice: Adding to the Conversation on Anarchist Activity in Montreal

Download and Print Here We'd like to respond with our thoughts to a text Mise en Commun (Putting in Common) that has been circulated critiquing insurrectionary projects and perspectives in Montreal. We appreciate that the...

On Patriarchy and Political Repression

Today feminists strike and protest all over the world as part of a global effort to celebrate the radical origins of International Women’s Day and to reclaim feminism for militant, working-class, and POC women,...

Building Common Grounds

We’re hoping to engage in a dialogue we have until now chosen to avoid. The cliques rub shoulders with each other, but struggle sometimes to communicate and often don’t speak the same language, in either...

Virginia Beach: How Not To Organize A Counter Protest

We were going to go the March 4 Trump rally in Mount Trashmore Park regardless of how others were organizing. When we came across a Facebook event that was attempting to mobilize against it,...