Category Archives: Commentary

The economics and politics of the rojava revolution

From a distance, and in the absence of a knowledge of the local languages, news about the “rojava revolution” in nothern syria remains fragmentary and often contradictory.  While supportive of the movement, questions and doubts remain which we are unable … Continue reading

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Ni dieu ni maitre: A history of anarchism

A documentary film by Tancrède Ramonet tells the story of anarchism from the Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s What is Property? (1840) to the fall of Barcelona at the end of the spanish revolution/civil war (1939).  Whatever historical-political lacunae one may find in … Continue reading

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France: Resistance and rebellion under a state of emergency without end

On the eve of the french presidential elections, we share from the Crimethinc collective,  the second of two reflections on french politics, that is, on the only politics that matters, that which comes from below …

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France 2015-2017: Permanent rebellion

On the eve of the french presidential elections, we share from the Crimethinc collective,  the first of two reflections on french politics, that is, on the only politics that matters, that which comes from below …

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To be an anarchist: Ruymán Rodríguez

We share once again an essay, in translation, by Ruymán Rodríguez of the FAGC – Federación de Anarquistas Gran Canaria (alasbarricadas.org 26/03/2017).  What follows is a critical reflection on what it means to be an anarchist, born of Rodríguez’s experience with the FAGC. … Continue reading

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Looking back on the united states prison strike

We have been late in sharing news of the largest prison strike in united states history.  Begun last Fall, on the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, the strike spread to 24 states and involved over 20,000 prisoners.  If the … Continue reading

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Revolution is everywhere: The radical politics of housing in spain

Following on our previous post on housing occupations in Rome, we share below, in translation, an interview with an activist of the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca of Sabadell, Catalonia (BCstore 04/04/2017).  We have had numerous occasions to write … Continue reading

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Revolution is everywhere: House occupations in Rome

The understanding that capitalism is more than a form of economic organisation-exploitation, that the exploitation of labour presupposes the creation and reproduction of the conditions of that exploitation, and that today the production of those conditions is itself a source … Continue reading

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Armand Gatti and the wandering words of rebellion

Poetry is a dissociating and anarchic force which through analogy, associations and imagery, thrives on the destruction of known relationships. Antonin Artaud I always believed that by the beauty of words, one could change the world. Armand Gatti His weapon … Continue reading

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The Anarchism of Blackness

The Democratic Party has led Black America down a dead end. The sooner we begin to understand that, the more realistically we will be able to organize against fascism. by William C. Anderson and Zoé Samudzi from Roar Magazine #5

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