Anarchism

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Towards an Anarchist Public Transit

by Polynya Our public transportation systems are on the verge of big change, but whose?  This spring Portland saw government transportation agencies, workers unions, riders advocates, and rival taxi companies all scrap and struggle for their stake in the game.  The stark realities of these fights were laid bare in February when Trimet General Manager … Continue reading

“Sometimes We Had a Brick” An Interview with former SHAC 7 prisoners Jake Conroy and Josh Harper

by Mike Klepfer Jake Conroy and Josh Harper are two former prisoners. Part of the animal rights campaign Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), the two were engaged in an international effort against the private animal experimentation laboratory Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), which drew activist ire after undercover video showed HLS workers abusing animals; punching beagle … Continue reading

Crimethinc’s Rolling Thunder: A Review

A look at issue 10 of Crimethinc’s “anarchist journal of dangerous living” by Mike Klepfer Like many anarchists roughly my age, I remember being captivated by the Seattle World Trade Organization protests in 1999. The short, confrontational period that followed at trade summits all over the world, when coupled with radical environmental actions by the … Continue reading

Dr. Marie Equi: A Portland Firebrand

Marie Equi was a lesbian, anarchist, feminist, abortion and birth control advocate and lifelong radical. by Matt Marie Equi was born in 1872 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She dropped out of school at age 8 to work in the textile mills until age 13, briefly leaving the states for a few years to live in … Continue reading

Happy May Day from The Radicle!

Last May, protests occurred in Seattle that involved scores of people destroying property in Seattle’s downtown core. While the financial damage of those protests totaled thousands of dollars, the state used its considerable resources to not only monitor the protest, but also to bring indictments for the damage. After federal agents with the FBI, and … Continue reading

Grand Jury Resister Maddy Pfeiffer Released!

Brendan Kiley of The Stranger reports: “Maddie Pfeiffer… has been released today by Judge Richard A. Jones, according to a one-sentence email from Pfeiffer’s attorney I received a few minutes ago.” Maddie Pfeiffer, the Final Grand Jury Refuser (So Far), Has Been Released

Grand Jury Refusers Katherine Olejnik and Matthew Duran Are Free

The Stranger reports that Katherine Olejnik & Matthew Duran will be set free tomorrow. It’s wonderful news and we hope that people will continue to support Maddy, who will hopefully will be released soon as well! http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/02/27/grand-jury-refusers-katherine-olejnik-and-matthew-duran-are-free

Review of Direct Action: An Ethnography

A Review of David Graeber’s Direct Action: An Ethnography 2009, AK Press by Jake What strikes one first about this book is its structure. Rather than have multiple chapters steadily build towards a point about direct action, Graeber chooses to start the book with an account of his experiences surrounding the protests against the Free … Continue reading

Grand Jury Investigation Targeting Pacific Northwest Anarchists Dates Back to March 2

Breaking News: Grand Jury Investigation Targeting Pacific Northwest Anarchists Dates Back to March 2 by Mike New information has emerged about the grand jury targeting Pacific Northwest anarchists. Documents provided to Eugene, Oregon’s Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) indicate that the grand jury, which many had guessed had been convened as a result of May … Continue reading

Sending Seeds of Revolt Out on the Wind

My house was raided by the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force last month. Like an anonymous comrade who is laying low to avoid a subpoena, I want to make it very clear that I am not a victim. As an anarchist I am opposed to the state in its entirety – it is my … Continue reading

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