Please join us for a day of creating and distributing non-digital agitation/propaganda.
This is a chance to give ourselves the time and space to eat and talk and find each other; to directly counter the dispersal and isolation that seem more and more to define our everyday lives. We want to move more towards collectively sustaining ourselves outside of our individual relations with the marketplace and state—we want to achieve greater material autonomy collectively.
by L. Raymond Most people I know who actively work for social justice make an effort to ignore Chris Hedges. When he puked up a nasty little screed demonizing militancy in the Occupy movement last year, Hedges – in the words of Occupy Wall Street organizer Amin Husain – “almost derailed us”  (Sadly, Amin was wrong about the “almost” part). […]
All are invited to an open communal dinner and potluck at the Base this Saturday, October 26th at 7 PM. We’ll be cooking a simple vegan meal, but encourage others to bring food as well: fruits, vegetables to cook or eat raw, breads and cheeses, wines and juices, sweets–whatever you want to bring, cook, share with others. [...]
At the stroke of midnight, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers shut down the West Coast’s largest urban rail system, crippling essential infrastructure throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. But already, union leaders from SEIU, ATU, and AFSCME are seeking to control the strike’s natural momentum, limit its impact, and dictate its message. We as […]
1. A Temperature Check The condition of experiencing warmth amongst an assemblage of people. Likewise, the feeling of coldness from a group of enemies. In the absence of standards and values, a means of measurement—informal, spontaneous—for the participants. In the absence of scale, in the absence of reference points, in the absence of history, an […]
Recently, an article by Todd Gitlin - Columbia University professor and ex-60’s radical - was circulated around the web entitled “The Wonderful World of Informers and Agent Provocateurs.” 1 Using the current NSA scandal as a hook, the piece described itself as an “attempt to sort out some patterns behind what could be the next big story […]
Please join us for a follow-up discussion to our July 1st event, “On Jerry Koch, some stories of Political Repression, and Resistance“. In July we were joined by Tarik Haskins, Dequi Kioni-Sadiki, and Bob Lederer. For this event we’ve invited Eve Rosahn, Cisco Torres, and Laura Whitehorn, who will share their analyses and experiences in […]
1. The important thing is not to make political films, nor to make films politically, but rather to engage seriously in the political, collectively. This does not mean to become politicians, but rather to overthrow what politics has come to mean in 2013. 2. Film and video are only tools, tools that offer a mediated […]
1. A brief summary of Tunisia’s recent political history: The Constitutional Democratic Rally was the ruling party in Tunisia dating from the country’s independence from France in 1956, all the way until the insurrection in January 2011, when it was overthrown and dissolved. Habib Bourguiba (1903-2000) was Tunisia’s first President, in power from 1956 until […]
1. RDA69 came together as an answer to several questions: some people were looking into ways of furthering the political activities they had then been discussing for a few years, others felt a common space would allow them to pursue a more autonomous and happier life, others still were looking for a different platform from […]
On Sunday we’ll be participating in a discussion with some comrades in advance of the opening of The Base, a new social center scheduled to open this August in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. We’ll be talking about some of the work we’ve been doing in the past year, and some of what we hope to do in the near future, in particular forms of organizing that a new radical movement space in Brooklyn might facilitate.
Popular history characterizes the civil rights struggle as part of what historian Andrew Hartman calls the “good sixties” – a period when social movements were supposedly pacifistic and innately liberal – but the scholarly consensus is coming to agree that the Black freedom movement did not win its greatest victories until it resorted to radical and diverse tactics.
Monday — 07.01.13 — On Jerry Koch, some stories of Political Repression, and Resistance Contents: 0. On Jerry Koch, some stories of Political Repression, and Resistance 1. About this Monday 2. Two statements by Jerry Koch on grand juries 3. Bob Lederer on grand juries (1985) 4. Our guests: Tarik “Gunnie” Haskins, Bob Lederer, Dequi […]
Our comrade Dane Rossman is currently locked up at Toronto West Detention Centre in Ontario, Canada. Dane was extradited June 14th, after being held without bail since February 21st at the Central Arizona Detention Center in Florence, Arizona. Another comrade, Joel Bitar, is currently free on bail in New York, awaiting the start of his […]