"The Left in this country has been irrelevant since it blinked in the face of revolution in late 1969. The staid intellectuals who have been made comfortable in the role of “Loyal Opposition,” deserve a pie in the face and the eternal shame that our history will write for them. They squawk in confusion as a broad mass movement (including people of every “color” and “caste”) has been organized for the expressed purpose of defending and increasing individual and community autonomy. read more »
The early 1970s were years when Italian cities reverberated with political chants, wildcat strikes and utopian demands. Everlasting meetings convened in dry, dusty rooms full of cigarette smoke, with many of the young participants busy looking for ways to get by without regular jobs, spinning out their college careers. This was the time the Italians call the ‘Years of Conflict’ (gli anni di contestazione) or, more bleakly, the ‘Years of Lead’ (as in bullets). read more »
Issue #1 of The Not So Great Place
an underground newspaper published by anti-war active duty soldiers, veterans and their supporters at Fort Hood, TX
Find out more about this publication at: www.notsogreatplace.com
(the title comes from Fort Hood's official slogan "The Great Place")
Mass working class revolt has been raging in Bangladesh for several months: garment workers fighting for improved wages and conditions... Farmers fighting destruction of their livelihoods by open cast mining... Mass insurrection against power cuts... read more »
The events at Nanterre University during the general strike of May 68' in Paris is somewhat well documented. The continuation of the struggle in and around this specific university for a few years following May, is less remembered, if at all. read more »
An in-depth look at the worker-student action committees of France May '68
Taken from the excellent John Gray site - http://www.geocities.com/~johngray/
a zine compiled to distribute at Chicago Pride 2009. Aimed at situating Stonewall and PRIDE in a historical context, "Militant Flamboyance" explores radical queer history and how the Stonewall Riots affected a larger GLBTQ movement.
includes a herstory of the Revolutionary Cells and Rote Zora armed resistance in Germany, an interview with two anonymous members of Rote Zora, and a brief look at Direct Action and the Wimmin's Fire Brigade
Unfinished Acts is a collective recounting and analysis of events surrounding the shooting of an unarmed 22-year-old Black man in Oakland. Oscar Grant III was executed by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers during the first hours of 2009 on the platform of the Fruitvale station. The following pages include a few short histories of significant social movements to help contextualize the rebellions. This history acts as intermissions for a documentary dramatization (but factually correct!) of some of the events that unfolded in the streets during the first month of 2009. read more »
Earth First Means Social War: Becoming an Anti-Capitalist Ecological Social Force
brought to you by some delinquents
A critical look at activism and the role thereof.
redesigned and new layout
A smaller version of the soon too come (A)BC'S Guide to Protesting. A useful guide put together by veteran activists and direct action enthusiasts and other rad folks for everyone. Provides a useful list of things to bring and things to avoid plus some really awesome links. The full version has way more info and links. read more »
Table of Contents
I. “Exemplary Character of the University Occupations” from
Worker-Student Action Committees by Fredy Perlman and Roger
II. Documents produced by the Situationist International or
groups the Situationists were involved with during May 1968
III. Two weeks spent in Rennes
IV. An Update by the Sorbonne Occupation Committee in Exile,
Communique # 4
V. Final Communique of the Sorbonne Occupation Committee
VI. Let the occupations become time-barricades read more »
Translation of Vivre-et-Lutter, by Tiqqun.
"So soon as we are identified we sound the dispersal, never letting the repression ensnare us, already reforming in some unsuspected place."
Chronology and Communiques of Anti-2010 Resistance and Direct Actions