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 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…

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…

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…