Critique

Why We Need Devin Patrick Kelley to be Crazy

Saying the Unsayable Every Time When the unspeakable occurs, where do we turn for answers? Whenever a politician or pundit — the two rusty gears of the great national blah-blah-chatter-machine — informs us that a shooting...

Right-Wing Hack Claims Oakland Anarchists Linked to ISIS

After Charlottesville, both the far-Right and the State have pushed to link anarchists and antifascists with something that the majority of the population understands to be "bad." For many, this is ISIS. Discredited far-Right...

Statement on ‘Great Lakes Antifa’ from Cleveland Antifascist Network

People that have been with IGD for a long time know that we aren't prone to sectarian attacks or the airing of internal movement divisions, however we feel that in this instance, a line...

On the Showdown between Spain and Catalunya: Facing Two Bad Options, Choose the Third

The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, played for time today, suspending the declaration of independence mandated by the referendum in order to continue negotiations with the central government of Spain, the European Union, and—presumably—hardliners in his camp...

The Opioid Crisis: How White Despair Poses a Threat to People of Color

In dominant American discourse, white people are always the protagonists. Their problems and dilemmas, pleasures and pain, are treated as everyone’s primary concern. Even if you are not included in this narrative, you’re forced...

Uprooting Colonialism: The Limitations Of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Declarations, Disconnect, & Decolonial Recuperation As momentum has accelerated for occupying forces to issue declarations of “Indigenous Peoples’ Day (IPD),” we can’t help but feel disconnected from the revelry. Aside from psychic solace, if the state...

A Critical Look at the Catalan General Strike

The general strike was yesterday. A huge number of Catalan businesses closed voluntarily, and public services under the control of the Catalan government closed. There were highway blockades, but very few pickets that were...

Tin Foil Hate: The Far-Right Hijacks Las Vegas Narrative

The mass shooting in Las Vegas was horrific and a tragic loss of human life. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones and like everyone else we ask, what would...

More Firms or No Firms: Monopoly and the Weak Leftism of the Democratic Party

In the wake of electoral defeat by Trump and the far-Right, the Democratic Party has been attempting to strategically tap into the growing populist current of economic discontent in this country. The Democrats, ardent...

Self-Organization and Rage Against State and Capitalist Robbery and Speculation

On the 32nd anniversary of the earthquake of 1985, again the government and political class have shown their inability to respond, and their intentions of political gain, in the face of tragedy. The alarm...