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Lucy Parsons’ anarchism

The philosophy of anarchism is included in the word “Liberty,” yet it is comprehensive enough to include all things else that are conducive to progress. No barriers whatever to human progression, to thought, or investigation are placed by anarchism; nothing … Continue reading

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For Russell Maroon Shoatz: The tradition of Maroon “anarchism”

Russell Maroon Shoatz, activist and writer, was a founding member of the revolutionary group Black Unity Council in 1969, as well as a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. In 1972, he would be convicted … Continue reading

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William C. Anderson: State reform isn’t enough. Our times demand Black anarchism

We share again an essay by William C. Anderson, who continues to pursue his important work in black anarchism. State reform isn’t enough. Our times demand Black anarchism For many who are marginalised, the state has only ever kicked them … Continue reading

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“Anarchism” is just a name- a review of Anarchism and the Black Revolution and The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition

From Freedom Press (13/01/2021), a review of two recently published essays: Anarchism and the Black Revolution, by Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin (Pluto Press) and The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition, by William Anderson (AK Press). In Summer 2017, … Continue reading

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Black anarchists amid the insurrection

As a compliment to the previous post, we share an excellent article by Vanessa Taylor, published with Mic (30/07/2020). How Black anarchists are keeping the protest movement alive With a series of uprisings gripping the United States, President Trump has … Continue reading

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Ungovernable: An Interview with Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin

In the interview which we share below (William C. Anderson and published by the Black Rose Anarchist Federation, 11/08/2020), there is a lucidity and wisdom in the words Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, words born of struggles, words that cannot be ignored. … Continue reading

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… what Blackness does to and through anarchism

From Roarmag (08/09/2020), a reflection on “anarcho-blackness” … The primordial mutiny of anarcho-Blackness Marquis Bey Anarcho-Blackness is a qualitative shift of what anarchism is and does, describing the insurgency that defines the abolition of hierarchy and the state. Anarchism has … Continue reading

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Remembering Martin Sostre

To return to past struggles, to recall those who gave their life to them, is not to engage in museumification or idol worship. It is to remember today that those pasts remain our present, that those who fought are still … Continue reading

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black anarchism

Color is not a human or a personal reality; it is a political reality. James Baldwin, Down at the Cross The Anarchist movement in North America is overwhelmingly white, middle class, and for the most part, pacifist so the question … Continue reading

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