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kites: a journal of communist theory and strategy #2 (October 2020)

The second issue (Oct. 2020) of this communist journal is now available from leftwingbooks.net — the following is taken from its opening editorial [“Nothing is hard if we dare to scale the heights”]: Revolutionary philosophy, strategy, and politics are difficult to come by in North America today. While the member organizations …

2021 Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar

We are happy to announce the 2021 edition of  The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar. Certain Days is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal, Hamilton, New York and Baltimore, with two political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons: David Gilbert in New York …

Antifascist and Antiprison October Book Sale at Leftwingbooks.net

As we enter what promises to be an Autumn of historic challenges, the theme of antifascism is front-and-center not only for our movements, but also in the mainstream media. At the same time, in a dialectic that is not at all difficult to decipher, prisoners’ and antiprison struggles remain vitally …

A Philosophy of Antifascism: Existentialism, Decolonization, & The Three-Way Fight: An Interview with Devin Zane Shaw (RevLeft Radio)

Through the existentialism of Simone de Beauvoir, with some reference to Fanon and Sartre, Devin Zane Shaw identifies the philosophical reasons for the political action being enacted by contemporary antifascists. Philosophy of Antifascism argues that in order to resist fascist mobilization, contemporary movements find a diversity of tactics more useful than …

Jalil Muntaqim Granted Parole After 49+ Years in Prison

Jalil Muntaqim, a 68-year-old respected elder, was granted parole on September 22, 2020, after serving nearly 50 years in prison. Jalil is one of thousands of incarcerated older people in New York State who was repeatedly denied parole for over two decades after completing his minimum sentence despite his excellent …

14th Virtual NYC Anarchist Book Fair 2020, Sept. 25-27

We are happy to say that Kersplebedeb Leftwingbooks will be participating in the 14th Virtual NYC Anarchist Book Fair later this week — you can check out the full program here, and read the collective’s statement announcing the book fair below:   September 25, 26, 27, 2020 The NYC Anarchist …

Torkil Lauesen Interviewed on RevLeft Radio: The Principal Contradiction, Applying Dialectical Materialism

Revolutionary Left Radio is a podcast that addresses Communist Philosophy, Proletarian History, Critical Theory, & Revolutionary Politics. In their most recent episode, Breht talks to Torkil Lauesen about his newest book “The Principal Contradiction“. In this discussion, Torkil and Breht discuss dialectical materialism, how it is applied in real world situations, …