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Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

The people who hit the streets, on the first of May in Italy, wanted to celebrate the day of labor in the major cities. Also, to express their worries about the lack of work and the unemployment (which is now 43 percent among young people). Their credo: more work for everybody, less work per person.

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.

A New Era of Digital Protest

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

Social networks are viewed with suspicion by the political establishment. Many governments are finding it increasingly difficult to control the public narrative in a world where information is available in realtime, and on an unfathomable scale.

"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.

PHOTOS: Meet The Protestors Out To Snarl San Francisco

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.10.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco Police claim that some of the 20 individuals arrested as part of a protest this past weekend are likely members of the same anarchist "b...

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 2

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

When the NATO summit descended upon Chicago with the full weight of the global military industrial complex, what did we learn?

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.

PHOTOS: 6 Arrested During #OWS May Day Protests In NYC

Posted 05.01.2012 | New York

Occupy Wall Street protesters converged on Manhattan Tuesday for May Day. Some met in Bryant Park to form a "guitarmy," others gathered in Bushwick fo...

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: Angry Mob Attacks Mission Restaurants, Cars, Businesses | Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.01.2012 | San Francisco

A small group of protesters wreaked sizable damage in San Francisco's Mission District on Monday night, as participants smashed windows, spray painted...

WATCH: Occupy Protest Turns Violent In Manhattan

Posted 01.30.2012 | New York

12 people were arrested Sunday in Manhattan when an Occupy Wall Street protest--held in solidarity with the 400 protesters detained in Oakland Saturda...

Anticipating Black Bloc Protests: Reality Check About Anarchists

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Caitlin Grey and Robyn Gee OAKLAND-- Wi...

The G-20, the Special Diet, and Me

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

Having the G20 summit in the middle of downtown was a mistake. There were other venues, which would have done just as well, and were more difficult for the Black Blocs and other crazies to get to.