Che Guevara: El único hombre práctico

Cuba Debate 22 junio 2017 Ponencia presentada por el intelectual cubano, recientemente fallecido, Fernando Martínez Heredia en el seminario El Socialismo y el hombre en Cuba: emancipación y justicia, celebrado el 12 de marzo de 2015 y convocado por el Centro de Estudios Che Guevara con motivo del 50 aniversario de este ensayo. En las…

An Introduction to the Affinity Group

By Plain Words From 1890’s Spain to present day Bloomington, anarchists of varying stripes organize ourselves and take action together in what’s called an “affinity group.” Central to anarchy is not only respect for autonomy, but the belief that without stifling systems of control, people are capable of creativity, beauty, and courage. Because it is…

The Vanishing Jewish Anarchists

A Review of Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History Of Jewish Radicalism At the close of 2016, Verso books published Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History Of Jewish Radicalism, by Alain Brossat and Sylvia Klingberg. Eager to learn more about Jewish radicalism of all stripes, one CrimethInc. agent sent away for a copy of this book. The results were…

Karen Spellman and the SNCC Legacy Project – Black Power Chronicle

When did the “Civil Rights Movement” morph into the “Black Power Era” — or is that a false dichotomy. The best testimony on that question comes from those who participated in the process – people like Karen Spellman, an early activist with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and currently co-director of the Black Power Chronicles….

The Sixth Declaration, the Zapatistas, Nationalism and the State

By Anonymous Understanding exactly what is meant by the Sixth Declaration is a difficult task. While the Declaration opens with a reference to it being the ‘simple word’[1] of the EZLN there is a certain, perhaps deliberate, lack of theoretical clarity. This can, completely understandably, cause problems interpreting the document and the Zapatista position. This…

The Zapatista’s Voice

By Massimo De Angelis LIMITING THE LIMITLESS: GLOBAL NEOLIBERAL CAPITAL, NEW INTERNATIONALISM AND THE ZAPATISTAS’ VOICE 1. Introduction. In the last decade or so, many labour, environmental, human and civil right activists belonging to different movements have increasingly turned to different forms of international action. This is understandable, especially considering the level and speed of…

A Dozen Shades of Far Right

The growing threat of authoritarianism demands mass movements and broad-based anti-fascist action on the basis of internationalism and genuine solidarity. By Maik Fielitz Earlier this year, a site in the German city of Dresden that had originally been designated for a refugee shelter was turned into a court room. Ironically, it now hosts a terror…

The Anarchism of Blackness

William C. Anderson, Zoé Samudzi Present incarnations of an unfazed and empowered far right increasingly demand the presence of a real, radical left. In the coming months and years, the left and left-leaning constituencies of the United States will need to make clear distinctions between potentially counterproductive symbolic progress, and actual material progress. Liberalism and…

Radical Democracy: The First Line Against Fascism

The Kurds’ democratic resistance to ISIS demonstrates that anti-fascism cannot be separated from the wider struggle against capitalism, patriarchy and the state. By Dilar Dirik It was in the fall of 2014, only months after the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) made massive territorial gains inside Syria and Iraq, committing genocidal and feminicidal massacres, that a…

Surveillance State: Cameras Everywhere, Safety Nowhere

By CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective 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 the police. Many who are concerned about this issue have begun advocating for police to wear video…

Ida B. Wells: Anti-lynching Crusader

By Abayomi Azikiwe The many references by African-American women intellectuals and activists to educational achievement, economic self-reliance, sobriety and religious adherence suggest that Western bourgeois values influenced their thinking and organizational approaches. However, the social conditions created by Reconstruction’s failure must be considered. The profit-driven system of institutional racism and national oppression required super-exploitation of…

Surveillance State: Algorithmic Control and the Revolution of Desire

Editorial Comment: It is impossible to entirely escape the all-pervasive global surveillance apparatus, but we can take measures to secure a certain degree of privacy. Technology is designed to appeal to our false “corporate-imposed” notions of what it is that we think we desire or need. These notions have absolutely no foundation in reality. They…