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    Commons Against and Beyond Capitalism

    In our view, we cannot simply say “no commons without community.” We must also say “No commons without economy,” in the sense of oikonomia, i.e., the reproduction of human beings within the social and natural household. Hence, reinventing the commons is linked to the reinvention of the commu…

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    Reporting From the Inside

    Interview with Ali Mustafa

    Today, Syria is on the verge of collapse. What began as a grassroots protest movement, inspired by revolutionary action in Tunisia, Egypt, and elsewhere in the Middle East, is now a bloody civil war. As media headlines focus on the armed aspects of the battle against the dictatorship of Bashar al-As…

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    Take it Back and Keep it

    Strikes, Autonomy, and Legacy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

    For those of us who identify as anti-globalization movement alumni, 1999 was a pivotal year. Following an enormous Reclaim the Streets solidarity action in New York City, I walked into my university cafeteria elated at headlines announcing that over 50,000 people had shut down the WTO summit in Seat…

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    Networked Leninism?

    The Circulation of Capital, Crisis, Struggle, and the Common

    The current moment is one in which both crisis and struggle are beginning to converge in heretofore unforeseen ways across the globe from the Euro-Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East to our very own backyard. New insurgencies spring up, circulate, illuminate, and inspire, but have not y…

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    Breaking Consensus

    The War on Terror, Islamophobia, and Social Justice Movements

    I In 2001, less than a month after the September 11 attacks in the United States, I gave a talk opposing the nascent “War on Terror.” In this speech, which I presented at the National ?Conference on Violence Against Women in Ottawa, I argued that the US response of launching ‘America’s new w…

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    The way UTA handles its online content is changing...

    Upping the Anti is in the process of making all of our back issues free online. Soon all of our past articles, interviews, reviews and roundtables will be freely available on this website. We will withhold the content from the most recent issue until the next one is out. To read our most recent work…

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    On Defending Raw Nerve Books: Or, The Stuff of Good Feeling

    In September 2009, Raw Nerve Books announced that the edited collection Out of Place: Interrogating Silences in Queerness/Raciality(2008) was out of print. Edited by Adi Kunstman and Esperanza Miyake, the book was one of the first anthologies on queerness and raciality in Britain. The independent fe…

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    Organizing in Crisis: Ten Years After the OCAP March on Queen’s Park

    On July 21 of this year, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) rallied outside the Ministry of Community and Social Services in Toronto. We were challenging the Ontario government’s brutal elimination of the Special Diet for those who are forced to survive on sub-poverty welfare and dis…

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    Bringing Together the Grassroots: A Strategy and a Story from Toronto's G20 Protests

    When the location of the 2010 G8summit was announced, many grassroots organizers in Toronto were wary. Some were concerned that such protests would weaken local organizing and lead to serious repression against the communities of poor people and immigrants we work with. As a member of the Ontario Co…

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    After December: Spatial Legacies of the 2008 Athens Uprising

    The cold-blooded police killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in the Athens neighbourhood of Exarcheia on December 6, 2008 sparked an unprecedented wave of protests and rioting. These protests quickly spread not only throughout Athens and the majority of Greek cities but also beyond the co…