“Beginner’s mind” is a zen phrase. It reminds us that when we first took this path as beginners, we approached it almost with awe. Self-conscious of knowing so little—knowing nothing, really—we were open for seeing anything. Aware mostly of how unimportant our own little knowledge was. But as we became much more experienced, even became “expert,” it was different. We could separate useful from scrap, what we judge is good from bad, so automatically we hardly needed to pause over it. Our journey became a polished routine. And now we sometimes ...........READ MORE
Philly Antifa presents a discussion with author Matthew Lyons
A major study of movements that strive to overthrow the U.S. government, that often claim to be anti-imperialist and sometimes even anti-capitalist yet also consciously promote inequality, hierarchy, and domination, generally along explicitly racist, sexist, and homophobic lines. Revolutionaries of the far right: insurgent supremacists.
In this book, Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of ...........READ MORE
The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar collective (www.certaindays.org) is releasing its 18th calendar this coming fall. The theme for 2019 is ‘Health/Care,’ reflecting on the overlapping topics of health, care/caring, and healthcare.
We are looking for 12 works of art and 12 short articles to feature in the calendar, which hangs in more than 3,000 homes, workplaces, prison cells, and community spaces around the world.
This article is about radical theory, in particular its relationship with academia. We, the authors, have been involved in relevant discussions for many years. We have academic training and we use academic sources and methods in some of our work. But we do not have academic careers. We are interested in theoretical questions because we want to improve political practice.
If we take a historical perspective, the impact of academics on radical theory has been marginal. The development of radical theory was carried by militants, that is, people involved in struggles on the ground as activists and organizers. Needless to ...........READ MORE
There are people who write a lot of books, hoping that somewhere down the line they’ll have a winner. Then, there are people who write a book every thirty years and make sure it’s groundbreaking. J. Sakai belongs to the latter category. Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat, originally released in 1985, is still considered, rightfully, a seminal work in anti-racist and anti-imperialist circles. Now, The “Dangerous Class” and Revolutionary Theory: Thoughts on the Making of the Lumpen/Proletariat is destined to become another hit with militants weary of the old ...........READ MORE
Revolutionary Initiative is a revolutionary communist party-building organization based in the northern half of Turtle Island, or the territories held or occupied by imperialist Canada. RI’s goal is to creatively apply Marxism-Leninism-Maoism to their local conditions in order to build a multinational revolutionary movement of proletarians, oppressed nations and oppressed national minorities to fight Canadian imperialism on the “home front” with established links of solidarity to the most advanced revolutionary movements around the world. Revolutionary Initiative strives to abolish ...........READ MORE
Notre amie, voisine et organisatrice communautaire dans le Collectif des Femmes Sans Statut et dans l’Association des Travailleurs et Travailleuses Temporaires (ATTAP), Lucy Francineth Granados, est la cible d’une déportation prévue. Nous avons besoin de l’aide de tous et toutes pour arrêter sa déportation, en bloquant les lignes téléphoniques pour Lucy ! Vous pouvez en apprendre plus sur son histoire ci-dessous. Comme la déportation de Lucy pourrait avoir lieu en tout ...........READ MORE
Our friend, our neighbour, and community organizer with the Non Status Women’s Collective and ATTAP (the Temporary Workers Association), Lucy Francineth Granados, has been targeted for deportation. We need everyone to step up and to help us stop this from happening by jamming the line for Lucy! You can read more about her story below. Lucy’s deportation could take place very soon, even tomorrow, so it is urgent that we act ...........READ MORE
The term “white working class” captured much of the media analysis which sought to explain Trump’s meteoric rise and subsequent victory to the highest office in the United States. The obsession with polling and voting trends based in demographics is certainly nothing new. Mainstream political analysts exist for the purpose of figuring out why Republicans dominate the South, or why Democrats maintain strongholds on the coasts, or why so-called swing states go one way or the other in any given year. But this time around seemed especially interesting, considering that a wealthy ...........READ MORE