Category: Opinions

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Gets Some Marijuana: A True Story

Local D.C. law says marijuana cannot be sold legally, but enterprising entrepreneurs have found another way.

Anti-fascist reports: Confronting the far-right in London

Anti-fascist activists from Plan C and Edinburgh Antifa write on yesterday’s clash with Tommy Robinson-supporting neo-nazis. Plan C report: Over 500 of us met at the site of the International Brigades Memorial in Jubilee Gardens, South Bank in opposition to the creeping fascism of the “Free Tommy” mob. After a tough few weeks of organising

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The Story of Whistleblower Martin Edwin Andersen

Being a whistleblower is often not appreciated at the time the whistle is blown.

Greece: Pola Roupa sentenced to life plus 25 years imprisonment

Pola Roupa, a member of Greek urban guerrila group Revolutionary Struggle, has been sentenced to life and 25 years imprisonment over the bomb attack on the Greek National Bank and the offices of the IMF in Athens in April 2014. The attack destroyed the front of the National Bank. Nobody was hurt, as people who

Foreign Correspondent: Netanyahu, Putin, and Trump Jockey for Power in Syria

We’ll see if anything significant about Syria comes out of the Putin-Trump summit. But don’t hold your breath.

Meet the Artist and Father Texas Plans to Execute

Christopher Young is directing a documentary film from inside his cell on death row.

Occupy and Abolish ICE

George Ciccariello-Maher explains how Occupy ICE has heightened contradictions between the proclamations of “sanctuary” by elected officials and their actually existing policies of repressing protest.

Join the Fight Against Fake News

As the midterm elections approach, we’d better prepare for another misinformation onslaught from Russia, without love. Here’s how.

Pablo: A Family Separation Theme Song

Thousands of children have yet to be reunited with their families. Meet one of them.

Dijon: large refugee squat evicted

Yesterday early morning French police, with assistance from border police evicted the XXL Squat in Dijon, where about hundred asylum seekers lived. During the eviction, twenty-four people were detained by the border police. The eviction was enforced despite of the ongoing negotiations with the property owner. The building have been occupied  since August 2016. Apart

Adding to the anarchist media list

The Anarchist Federation in London launched a new podcast yesterday, adding a welcome new voice to what is currently a very short list of anarchist audio outlets (which we’re collating below). The podcast is structured in a topical magazine format, with book reviews, comment and news being covered across a 15-minute programme. The capital has largely

Trump Head Fakes to Center, Emails Base to Say Kavanaugh is Hard Right

Ah yes, heading back to the good ol’ days when the Constitution’s “equal protection” language somehow co-existed with Jim Crow and women not being able to vote or hold office.

Going Native: The Trouble with Treaties, Past and Present

Chances are good that the land deed you hold rests on the treaty system.

Review: Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW

This book deals with the international scope of the IWW, how it spread to other countries, often through the idea of the One Big Union being carried overseas by seafarers. Edited by Cole, P. Struthers D., Zimmer, K ISBN: 978-0-745399-59-1 PP: 320 Pluto Press 2018 Review by Anarchist Communist Group The Industrial Workers of the World was

Fuck Assad, fuck his Western lackeys: An anarchist statement on Eva Bartlett

Tomorrow Eva Bartlett, a self-appointed “independent journalist” who fancies herself an expert on Middle East will be speaking in London. It seems like a good time to repost this excellent statement from  the anarchists in

The Undoing of Progressive Wisconsin

From our upcoming issue of the magazine: How Trump’s victory heralded the final stage of a national unraveling.

The College Board Wants to Shrink AP World History to European Colonialism, and That’s Bad for all Students

It is important that students learn of a world prior to European’s attempt to rule over it.

Philippines, Resorts World Manila Rebound From Deadly Attack

Resorts World Manila and the Philippines are moving ahead from a fatal attack in June last year, (Photo credit: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images) Last June, Resorts World Manila suffered a nightmarish attack by a gunman who