Feature Articles
Russian Government’s Far-Right Friends
Some of the leaders of the Russian far-right are close friends with the authorities of the Russian state; some have been sitting inside the offices for a long time. These far-right friends are a very important resource. In the entire political arena of the past and present, the leadership of Russia has valued them the…
Daugters of the American Revolution
Two women recently described my grandfather in the following stark language: “He was a monster.” My mother drapes herself in a denial she thinks is wisdom. My mother told me to see the good–see the full person. Well I see the whole person. And I see the man who shook my aunt until she dropped…
Creatio Ex Nihilo
incredibly simple it seems and of no single occurrence it’s not of value, nor rare the more you look – it’s not there a pair of eyes won’t resolve what had to evolve a cancer set into the flesh enter a nest of a secret web spun you are aware it is there the footprints…
Forged in Fire
Tempered, as steel, our bonds are set The pressure builds On a horizon infected with death We walk forward Like the flickers of light That follow the spiral To the center of it all Falling in, we streak the sky Stretched by the inhumanity Demanded of our world And we hold tight Deep are the…
We have only four years to prevent a fascist USA: Here’s what we need to do now
Trump lost. Last weekend we celebrated the electoral defeat of a US president undeniably behaving as an openly fascist dictator. Yet we must remember that elections are for choosing the targets of our political pressure, not for choosing our saviors. Only we the people, not the president-elect, can meaningfully bring that pressure to bear. The…
April 28, 2020
Excuse me – –             in which aisle                         do I find                         bootstraps             for the                         mentally                                     exhausted? Oh, nevermind. My wallet was stolen             by the man                         in the suit
No TERFS, No Patriarchy
When the temptation arises To discount one’s contributions to equality  Based solely on what might be between one’s legs Perhaps best not to do so Just because some humans have genitalia that dangle Grotesquely and profanely for all to see And other humans have secret gardens hidden from sight Means nothing in regard to misogyny;…
Malison Against Tyrants, Fascists, and Enslavers
Rise up! Powers of the Abyss!  I call forth the Abominations of Desolation—  Powers of Darkness, I summon Thee:  Entangle the Oppressors—  Serpents of Darkness, I summon Thee:  Fill the Oppressors with Venom—  May their every breath be laboured, that they may cease to breathe;  May their sustenance be Foul Poisons, that they may cease…
2020 September 13
Reminder I am Trump America Master Card Guantanamo I will janitor my retirement cleaning churches I attend and pretend belief in their services I use to shine mine, fooling no one on intent winning tolerance with kind Precariously, Word! Out of my mouth I get a five syllable word cha-cha heelingly hooked. Allusion? Most won’t…
Another Lost Comrade
Another death, Another dearly departed friend, Another memory where a comrade once stood. Another breath, When will it end? Why I’m still here, I’ve never understood. Why this time? Lack of healthcare? Overdose? Hate crime? Refusal to share? Beaten by police? Choked or shot? Or maybe just left In prison to rot? The questions dance…
Untitled I
Brown uniforms are real. Rifles are real. Soldiers are a social fiction. Blue uniforms exist and so do their guns. Policemen, my brothers and sisters, are a social fiction. So many primitive ways to keep us in check. Or is that too Budddhistic a view for you? Building a new world in the shell of the old Begins in your head. If you’re…
Two Limericks
As our flag was raised up the mast A feeling of hope at long last Arose in my breast Only to be suppressed As the half-way point was surpassed Of Hitler, one thing can be said: He raised the bar high over head Antifascists are sure To remain premature Til six million and one are…
The Myth of the Private Sector, Part I: Why Big-Small and Vertical-Horizontal Trumps “Public-Private”
[Hear an in-depth discussion on this article and its topics in this episode of The Enragés] Today (Oct. 28) Rachel McKinney, a friend who works as professor of philosophy, complained on Twitter that she was trying to create a midterm exam and “blackboard is complete fucking garbage. No intuitive way to break up questions into…
Recasting the Theory of Natural Law
Proudhon (1809-1865) is generally remembered for remarking, “Property is theft” and “I am an anarchist.” However, behind both of those well-known statements lies his conception of  justice, which pervades all of his works. Justice is the central concept to Proudhon’s framework, yet it is not something for which he appears to be well-known. Partially to…
An Anarchist Take on Antitrust Laws: Dangers and Possibilities
Monopolies are pretty much universally bad. This is an uncontroversial position amongst anarchists who principally define themselves in opposition to the state, which Max Weber, in “Politics as Vocation,” defines as the monopoly upon force and the approval of the use of force in a geographic area. Benjamin Tucker, the great American individualist anarchist, defines…
Only Anarchists Are Pretty: An Anarchist Guide to Fashion Part 2: Dressing for Anonymity
Whether you’re at a protest, engaging in direct action of questionable legality, or just trying to avoid detection in everyday life by police, fascists, or surveillance systems such as facial recognition technology, there are numerous reasons for anarchists to be concerned with maintaining anonymity, and the way one dresses can be one of the most…
Effective Altruists as Anarchist Subversives
Most Effective Altruists don’t look like anarchists. The latter have a (charmingly) grungy flavor, the aura of half-dazed rebels perennially stumbling their way out of Woodstock reunions. By contrast, Effective Altruists have the trappings of recent MIT and Tufts graduates, lanky tech nerds and philosophy majors with an incomprehensible infatuation with “Pi Day” and something…
Micro Monopolies: When Exit Fails
Although monopolies typically evoke images of large corporations and governments, the concept of monopoly power is relative. That is, even a small entity can benefit at the expense of others depending on how individuals relate to it and the power it holds over them. Having numerous choices does not matter if an individual only cares…
Liberal Patriotism and the Trust Crisis That Isn’t
Pete Buttigieg is a fascinating figure. This isn’t to say that his policies or beliefs are unique, but his popularity among Democrats is something I’ve had a passive awareness of for the past year. This intrigues me, because I see very few things in Mayor Pete that make him stand out among other reformist liberals;…
Protocols of the Elders of Zion, QAnon, and the Cult of Statism
In the early 1900s, an anonymous book known as The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion more commonly known simply as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion began circulating. It was a blatantly antisemitic publication falsely claiming to be written by the “elders of Zion” themselves and detailing their alleged plans…
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