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We're Not All That Different

Living Room Conversations | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

Isn't that what we need in our country right now -- some kind of breakthrough through the stalemates all around us? What exactly would it take to widen our own perspective enough to gain new insights about ourselves? My own experience suggests that answers may be closer than we realize.

Why Greek Youth Voted 'No'

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
The GroundTruth Project

Asked to explain their votes, Greek youth supporting "no" often framed their arguments in terms of dignity, pride, and revenge against institutions they blame for stalling their lives.

Coming of Age: Ukraine's Maidan Student Generation Assesses Next Moves

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

One year ago on Maidan square, Kiev's young generation played a pivotal role in protests which eventually managed to topple the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych.

EuroMaidan Left to the West: Where's My Solidarity?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

As East-West tensions steadily deteriorate, Ukrainian leftists may wonder what has become of their Western counterparts. Locked into a rigid ideologi...

Anarchist Cat Owners, Alone No Longer

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.21.2014 | Weird News

From the farthest reaches of the internet comes a Facebook group called "Catarchy," wherein anarchists post photos of their cats -- along with message...

Failure to Convict NATO 3 Protesters as Terrorists Undermines Broader Police Entrapment Trend

Kris Hermes | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime
Kris Hermes

The OWS movement that inspired Church, Chase, Betterly, and millions of others showed us that we can and should resist these practices.

The Failure of the Rule of Law: Joshua "Skelly" Stafford Sentenced 10 years for Terrorism

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

One could argue that a 10-year sentence for the horrific act of attempting to blow up a bridge is too light a sentence. But in the case that has come to be known as the Cleveland 4, one would be dead wrong.

Chicago Takes Prisoner in War on Activists: Jason Hammond Arrested

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Chicago
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Jason Hammond is charged with participating in the assault against white supremacists who were attending the 5th annual White Nationalist Economic Summit and Illinois White Nationalist Meet-and-Greet in Tinley Park, Ill.

The Day I Never Climbed Mount Everest on Facebook

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Comedy
Edward M. Weinman

During the age of self-promotion on social media, it's important to remember the above-mentioned refrain.

Chasing Anarchists: May Day and the Federal Government's Use of Grand Juries as Political Counterintelligence

Kris Hermes | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

The pattern of using grand juries as secret forums to ask activists what organizations they belong to, who they associate with and to scrutinize their political beliefs on the basis of "Americanism" closely parallels the hearings held by the House Subcommittee on Unamerican Activities.

A Lesson of the Boston Bombings: Stop Classifying Criminal Anarchist Violence as Acts of War

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.26.2013 | Crime
Steven Kurlander

The lack of reference to American historical precedent over the last two centuries, which is replete with similar instances of mass violence and bombings resulting from unabated reverence for political and/or religious teachings, incorrectly builds the significance of the Boston bombings.

Disarming Republican Anarchists

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Multiple excuses have been offered for the difficulty of enacting gun control legislation, but the most obvious problem has not been mentioned: the U.S. contains millions of Republican anarchists.

Sequester: The Rise of Republican Anarchists

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The president has to hold firm, even if that means shutting down government for a spell. Perhaps then the mainstream Republican Party will expel the radicals and proclaim they are not against government, in general.

"Black Bloc" Emerges in Egypt on Second Anniversary of Revolution

Shadi Rahimi | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
Shadi Rahimi

Today, on the second anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution, the "Black Bloc" tactic of protest is on the streets of Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt - on the front lines of clashes with security forces, stirring up debate among activists amid clouds of tear gas and a frenzy of tweets.

'Occupy'-er Charges 5K To Lecture On Evils Of Capitalism | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

About a month before the launch of last September's Occupy protests, I started getting email "tips" promising a big protest campaign against Wall Stre...

Friendly Fire: What NYC Shooting tells us about Cops, Guns, and Armed Citizens

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The fact is that the NYPD's frank admission makes the case for gun control even stronger. What happened in New York City is an example of the mayhem that ensues when guns are used in any situation.

Are Guns Killing Our Freedom Instead of Defending It?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The real freedom we need is the freedom to be able to walk around without the fear of our fellow citizens shooting us by design or accident.

An Anarchist on Stagnation

Robert Teitelman | Posted 06.15.2012 | Books
Robert Teitelman

The stagnation thesis is interesting; at the very least it forces us to revisit and question how we attempt to further exploit nature and how this process, innovation, really occurs. But to base it all on a feeling of disappointment, based on childhood fantasies, is a bit rich.

LOCKED UP: Bomb Plot Suspects Get Bad News From Judge

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime

AKRON, Ohio -- A federal judge in Ohio says five men charged with plotting to bomb a highway bridge must remain locked up pending trial. The Akron-ba...

Cut It Out: An Open Letter to Black Bloc Anarchists

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Chicago
C. Robert Gibson

You didn't stop war, end capitalism, or even get close to the NATO summit. All you did was attract more riot police to an otherwise peaceful event, leading to kettlings, beatings and arrests. Way to go.

Greece and the Beanstalk

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Amalia Negreponti

"Jack and the Beanstalk" is a story about how Jack and a terrible ogre finally compromise, learning to live together because they fear one another too much to risk doing otherwise. A similar hope of compromise is what lies at the heart of Greek voters.

'Definitely A Restart For Occupy Wall Street'

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

* Movement inspires rallies in numerous cities * "Anarchists" wear black bandannas in some locations * Packets of harmle...

5 Arrested In Bomb Plot Outside Cleveland

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 07.01.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Five men described by federal authorities as anarchists angry with corporate America and the government were charged Tuesday with pl...

NYPD: Anarchists Rioted At Astor Place

| Posted 06.16.2012 | New York

By Chelsia Rose Marcius and Tom Liddy MANHATTAN -- Two cops were injured Saturday night when police clashed with a throng of anarchists, who attack...

Issue Of Violence Divides Occupy Protesters

Turnstyle | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact

By: Sayre Quevedo Is there a place for violence in the Occupy movement? Just hours after Oakland police disbanded the Occupy Oakland camp on Monda...