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Tom Cornell and the Catholic Worker

It would be almost impossible to describe any of the regular participants or contributors to Autonomies as catholic, or christian, or even religious, in any traditional or institutional sense of the latter. And yet we are equally aware of the … Continue reading

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Destituent power as living communism

“To destitute is not primarily to attack the institution, but to attack the need we have of it.” This statement, from the Invisible Committee’s text Now (2016), is at the heart of an essay by Spencer Beswick that we share … Continue reading

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A portrait of Nestor Makhno

tradition is not to preserve the ashes but to pass on the flame For our times of war, we share a portrait of the anarchist Nestor Makhno, by Alexander Berkman. Nestor Makhno, The Man Who Saved the Bolsheviki: Personal Recollections … Continue reading

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Of war and revolution: Ukraine

Why is our century worse than any other? Is it that in the stupor of fear and grief It has plunged its fingers in the blackest ulcer, Yet cannot bring relief? Anna Akhmatova, from Plantain (1919) “The main enemy is … Continue reading

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The Gezi Resistance, June 2013

Going back to Turkey and the Gezi Park insurrection, and keeping the memory of the latter alive, with the CrimethInc. collective (20/06/2022) … Early on May 28, 2013, a bulldozer arrived in Gezi Park, at the center of Istanbul, and … Continue reading

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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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Stories from the sudanese revolution

… revolutions are kept alive by stories. Ahmed Mahmoud The military coup d’état of October–November 2021 in sudan seems to have brought an end to the country’s revolution, begun in the protests of December 2019. But external observations and evaluations … Continue reading

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Rordrigo Karmy Bolton: Fragments of a Chile in Revolt

Every revolt is circumscribed by precise borders in historical time and historical space. Before it and after it lie the no-man’s-land and duration of each and everyone’s lives, in which are fought un- interrupted individual battles. The concept of permanent … Continue reading

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The Syrian Cantina in Montreuil: Organizing in Exile

From the CrimethInc. collective (15/03/2022) … How Refugees Can Continue Revolutionary Struggle in Foreign Lands Eleven years ago, on March 15, 2011, protests broke out in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Over the following years, a revolution took … Continue reading

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Forgotten Fighters: American Anarchist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

From the The Volunteer, the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade website, an excellent article (30/08/2017), by Kenyon Zimmer, on North American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War/Revolution. Among the almost 3,000 foreign anarchists who fought in the Spanish Civil … Continue reading

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