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    Enter the Intergalactic

    The Zapatistas’ Sixth Declaration in the US and the World

    The Zapatistas, an army of indigenous Mayans and their support communities in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas, have had a profound influence on people’s movements around the world. From their armed uprising on New Year’s Day in 1994 to their hasty transition less than two weeks later to…

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    Adventures in Colonialism

    Canadian Complicity in the Occupation of Haiti

    Last December, I visited Annette “So Ann” Auguste, a popular Haitian folksinger, Lavalas activist, grandmother, adult educator – and, since her violent May 2004 arrest at the hands of US Marines1 – one of Haiti’s most high-profile political prisoners. Even in the overcrowded prison where s…

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    Making Friends with Failure

    A Critical Response to Richard Day’s Gramsci Is Dead: Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements

    It’s nice to have a victory every once in a while. As someone who lived through the rise and fall of militant action on this continent during the last dozen years, I should know. These days, there’s something demoralizing and vaguely absurd about our habits. We issue urgent call-outs for demonst…

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    Warrior Societies in Contemporary Indigenous Communities

    To explore the history and impacts of indigenous revolutionary organizing in Canada, we are pleased to publish excerpts from Taiaiake Alfred and Lana Lowe’s paper “Warrior Societies in Contemporary Indigenous Communities”. The excerpts we have chosen discuss history and spiritual aspects of in…

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    Marxism, Anarchism, & the Genealogy of “Socialism From Below”

    It is Marxism itself, in what was the best and most revolutionary in it, namely its pitiless denunciations of hollow phrases and ideologies and its insistence on permanent self-criticism, which compels us to take stock of what Marxism has become in real life. -Cornelius Castoriadis, The Fate of Marx…

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    Sex, Race and Class

    Selma James is an organizer with the Crossroads Women’s Centre in London, England. Her activism reaches back to the 1950s when she participated in the Johnson-Forest Tendency, (along with CLR James, Raya Dunayevskaya, Marty Glaberman and Grace Lee Boggs. She is well known for critiquing the short-...

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    Anti-Globalization and “Diversity of Tactics”

    Introduction The recent wave of protests that have swept across the world under the banner of “anti-globalization” have recaptured the left’s imagination, shattering the illusions of inevitability cast by neo-liberal magicians. The images and slogans from Seattle, Québec City, Prague, and Gen…

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    The Politics of Revolution

    Learning from Autonomist Marxism

    Introduction: Not All Power to Capital Autonomist Marxism can be seen as a form of Marxism that focuses on developing working class autonomy and power in a capitalist society that is constituted by and through class struggle. One of the strengths of autonomist Marxism is its critique of political ec…