Interview with Saidiya Hartman

From The White Review

"The political scientist James Scott has done all this work on the anarchist traditions of South Asian peasants, and I would say there’s also a history of radical struggle that has its origins on the African continent. One of the things I wanted to ask was, ‘what are the histories of struggle against these predatory state formations, and do they shape and inform a diasporic imagination?’ That too, is part of the language of Black Radicalism. It’s about our fugitive dreams."

Finding the Thread that Binds Us

From Crimethinc

Three Mutual Aid Networks in New York City.

This is the first installment in a series exploring mutual aid projects across the globe.
With politicians such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling for the people to engage in mutual aid in order to survive the COVID-19 crisis, those not previously familiar with the term might never guess it was coined by an anarchist scientist who advocated against central government.

The heuristic capacity of Anarchy

From Anarquia.Info
by Gustavo Rodriguez

Jack Halberstam, a renown queer theorist, committed to the "anti-social project" and active contrasexual militant, begins his book The Queer Art of Failure[1], with an irreverent and fun excerpt, taken from the 20th episode of the 1st season of SpongeBob, which invites us to reflect...

Eric assaulted by guard at FCI Englewood


On June 18th Eric was taken into the showers while shackled and attacked. The guard took the metal detection wand and swung at his Each of his ankles and then then he would lift his leg this officer would swing at the other. The guard then picked Eric up and dropped him on his head onto the concrete in the shower. He woke up after loosing consciousness for 10 seconds thinking they were pouring water on his face. But it was his own blood.

What Pirates Taught Me About Anarchism

tango down

From A Beautiful Resistance (Gods and Radicals Press) by John Halstead

Anarchism for Civilians series

This is part of a series introducing aspects of anarchism for those new to the idea. As I wrote in Part 1, it is inevitable that there will be some people who will disagree with my representation of anarchism here. And I could never do justice to the complexity of anarchism. So rather than attempting any kind of authoritative definition of anarchism (which would really be contrary to the spirit of the thing), I want instead to dispel some of the myths that I had to unlearn in order to grasp what anarchism is about—this time by talking about what I learned from pirates.


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