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 […]

Watching the heart wrenching scenes of resistance, repression, and mass rebellion in both Turkey and Brazil this month is a bittersweet, and in some ways shameful, experience. For an American, it can only bring to mind the Occupy moment of two years ago – the moment that was torn away from us, and that we failed to muster any similar courage to defend.

derived entirely from the 2013 Left Forum program

We will gather tomorrow at 7pm at Prospect Park to discuss the first part of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, “On the Prejudices of Philosophers”, which is about 23 pages. We invite any and all to join us to discuss Jerry’s and our situation, Nietzsche, and whatever else. We will give ourselves some time Wednesday to write notes to Jerry, to share some thoughts with him, and ask him what the fuck is up with Nietzsche, anyway?

We’ll be attending a political prisoner letter-writing potluck tonight at the Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community & Student Center at the City College of New York (CCNY).

We hope to share information about our comrade Jerry Koch, and connect with other radical organizers in New York City doing support work for long-term political prisoners.

A support zine for NYC political prisoner Jerry Koch, collecting his statements on resisting the grand jury, messages from the support committee, our solidarity statement, and letter writing guidelines. Download | Print

In the last two weeks we have watched as the state has shamelessly taken our comrade Jerry Koch away from his family, loved ones, and political allies. Jerry has chosen to resist the grand jury not only out of principle and an assertion of his rights, but also to protect the radical milieu from further […]

Saturday May 18th at 3:15 PM as part of the Free University in front of Cooper Union at E 7th St and 3rd Ave: Join an open discussion with Cooper Union students and veterans of the 2008-2010 student occupations at the University of California and The New School about the recent history of, and possible […]

[UPDATE—May 9: 75+ students are currently locked down in president Bharucha’s office and the NYPD are on scene.] On April 23, 2013, Cooper Union’s board of trustees announced that they will begin charging tuition, ending the university’s 154-year-old mission of providing free education to all those […]

All are invited to an open communal dinner and potluck at the Brecht Forum this Saturday. 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, chocolates, sweets, etc., whatever you want to bring, cook, share with others. We’re asking for a small $3 suggested donation to help cover the costs of the food we’ll be cooking.

Sunday, April 7th at 3:45PM at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center at 107 Suffolk St: We invite all to participate in an open forum on our New York Police Department. We hope to hear some different analyses, reportbacks, and ideas, as we continue to strategize towards developing a stronger force against the police, and for communism.

Interviews: What do you think of the NYPD?

Occupy Wall Street as seen by AFFECT. The following questions were posed by e-mail by Ana Bigotte Vieira and Miguel Castro Caldas between November 2012 and January 2013.