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Afterglow

What happens when the foundations are cut out from under an observation? When a solid thought gets emptied out, vacated, left as hollow as a drum? When we’re talking ideas, what does a giant with feet of clay look like? An emperor with no clothes? Could what seems that way …

Reflections on the RCP’s "Legitimate Revolt Is Not a ‘Conspiracy’"

Just finished translating this text by the Revolutionary Communist Party – the Quebec-based Maoist organization, not the american avakian outfit – examining post-G20 fallout on the left: http://theredflag.ca/node/18 Legitimate Revolt Is Not a “Conspiracy” provides a pro-militancy critique of the “Trotskyist and revisionist” left and their shameful rush to spit …

Spartacist (ICL) Theory of Anarchism

The International Communist League, represented in (english) Canada as the Spartacist League, have a theory of anarchism emerging specifically as a result of the “low tide” or “movement interregnum” that followed the last cycle of struggle. In other words, in pissing-contest fashion, the line is put forth that because the …

Kuwasi Balagoon 1946-1986

Kuwasi Balagoon New Afrikan Anarchist Revolutionary December 22, 1946 – December 13, 1986 available from leftwingbooks.net “Without freedom, there isn’t any big deal in living since to accept fascism is to forfeit life.” Kuwasi Balagoon was a defendant in the Panther 21 case in the late sixties, and a member of the …

Pennsylvania Charges Dropped Against Elliot Madison and Michael Wallschlager

“Tortuga” is the name of the collective house where Elliot Madison and Michael Wallschlager live. Madison and Wallschlager are the two anarchists who were arrested at the G20 protests in Pittsburgh in September, accused of using twitter to help demonstrators avoid the cops. Following their arrest, Tortuga was raided by …

Report from Pittsburgh G20 Protests

Below, a report by an anarchist participant at the G20 protests in Pittsburgh (from Crimethinc): This is on-the-spot reporting just in from the first day of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, which has seen a great deal of spirited resistance and confrontation—perhaps as much as has occurred at any anarchist …

[Voix de Faits] Mon Anarchisme

A heads-up i should have sent out a couple of weeks ago: Nicolas from the Quebec City UCL (the Quebec successor to NEFAC) has written a quick and useful look at his own political evolution, starting from when he was an anarcho-punk back in the 90s. i wish i had …

Jim Campbell, Remembered

A debonaire looking Jim, 1981 It is two years today since Jim Campbell died of a heart attack, bicycling in rural Ontario with his partner Julie. He was 57, and had been looking forward to retiring in a few years, to finally being able to move out of the city. …

There’s a Fire Truck on My Ceiling: Windi Earthworm Remembered

Windi Earthworm was an institution of the radical anglo left in 1980s Montreal. A crossdressing openly gay street musician who took it upon himself to educate the public about the Vancouver 5, the genocide of Indigenous peoples, the destruction of nature, and the miseries of life under capitalism, Windi was …