That Garbage Could Be a Garden!
In the ruins they are leaving us, we will plant gardens still. And they will not be built from trees grown and harvested on monoculture plantations. We will use the leftovers that the awful old machine is still casting off. Yes, we’re talking about pallets! Continue reading
The Struggle of Women Across the Sea
What falls out of sight through the constant repetition of victimhood narratives are the moments of survival, political agency, and resistance that demonstrate migrant women’s tenacity and the ways in which they transform themselves, others, and the spaces they pass through on their journeys. Continue reading
On Foraging and Freedom
The state is efficient at reproducing the state. The state is not necessarily more efficient at organizing subsistence. Continue reading
Mahaa and Zaman
Testimonies of queer and trans refugees in Greece – Samos Chronicles Continue reading
The Burning Voice of Those Who Resist on the Periphery
From our peoples today springs the greatest alternative proposal for the State of Mexico: the struggle for and the defense of life with dignity and autonomy. Continue reading
On the Neoliberal and Militaristic “Madurization” of Chavismo
We stand with those young people who raised a sign which read “Neither MUD nor PSUV – we are the ones from below who come for the ones above,” because the situation cannot be solved with a change of government. Continue reading
Community Self-Defense and a Politics of Life
It was normal people who took to the streets, attacked the police, and defended themselves against eviction. This resistance stopped a plan for two hundred forced evictions. It was a spontaneous coming-together in the neighborhood, among people who up to that point weren’t really organized. Continue reading
One Foot in Front of the Other
The sad truth is that we haven’t had the same sort of freedom to wander the streets of the city that the flâneur has had. Continue reading
Sex Workers and Health Policy Hypocrisy
PEPFAR programming must be preserved—but it must also be reconfigured, with guidance from voices of the subaltern that question neocolonial and paternalistic impositions and counter epistemic violence. Continue reading
“Why do you want to read other’s books when there is the book of yourself?” Continue reading
Rojava Caught Between Fronts
It is conceivable that any movement towards Russia would sharply reduce sympathy in the West for Rojava, without anything about its political and social project having changed. Continue reading
A Different Kind of American Revolution
We always think of the war. But the war masks and hides the revolution. Those aren’t the same. You can have a revolution without a war. Continue reading
Not everything is perfect, and problems exist. It’s tough to get people thinking for themselves. This revolution’s main aim is a cultural transformation. Continue reading
Democratic Self-Administration Also For Iran
Considering the danger of a true third world war, the opportunity to take a serious, radical step in the struggle for democracy in the Middle East must be recognized and seized. Continue reading
Camara Negra presents: Ecos Del Desgarro
The story of an impossible revolution Continue reading
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