graphic credit: Shenby (they/she) @leftaesthetic Recently, a debate over appealing to “American patriotism” as a tactic for revolutionary organizing in the home base of imperialism was revived. Historically an ideological tool of the ruling class, patriotism has been used to mobilize the American working class to support imperialist wars, racism, and settler colonialism. … [Read more...] about American Patriotism or National Liberation?
Introduction In the course of the last half decade a distinct political consciousness in the youth has heralded a return of an explicitly socialist politics openly hostile to the reigning institutions of the capitalist order in the United States. This mass resurgence has occurred due to the failures, not successes, of the far-left to attain long-lasting gains for posterity … [Read more...] about Introduction to the Dossier on Basebuilding
(A section of MacArthur Park in Long Beach, California) Long Beach, CA’s MacArthur Park serves as a gathering ground and semi-permanent residence for a pocket of the city’s 2,000+ homeless people. The Park offers open space, portable toilets, and picnic tables beneath trees whose branches and leaves provide shade from the blistering sun that hangs in cloudless skies typical … [Read more...] about The War for Survival in MacArthur Park
Peter Kropotkin, author of "Mutual-Aid: A Factor of Evolution". Mutual-aid is in the air. Look near any anarchist or socialist project, and you will see the importance of it emphasized in big bold text. In the name of mutual-aid, people are doing food shares, repairing pot-holes in black bloc attire, fixing brake lights, mucking and gutting flooded houses, and giving out … [Read more...] about Mutual Aid: A Factor of Liberalism
Photos by Jordan Martinez. Following a tragic spate of shootings, the Seattle Police Department cleared the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone/Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHAZ/CHOP used interchangeably throughout) on July 1st, concluding that phase of local struggle. While the Defund SPD movement has long since moved on from the CHAZ, much has still been left unsaid on the … [Read more...] about The CHAZ Trap