More than a memoir, Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead takes the reader on a tour of America’s underbelly. From Iowa to Compton to Venice Beach to Fairbanks, Alaska, Mead introduces you to poor America just trying to get by—and barely making it. When a thirteen-year-old Mead ends up in the Utah State Industrial . . . → Read More: Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead
On November 30, 2004, a bomb buried under two bags of sand went off, shaking the foundations of a hydroelectric tower near the Quebec-US border. Two years later, a car bomb decimated an oil executive’s car outside of his home, northwest of Montreal.
Read the rest of this article on . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Inside Canada’s Five-Year-Long Anti-Terror Investigation of a Group of Quebec Communists
Convicted of the 1983 U.S. Capitol Bombing, and “conspiring to influence, change, and protest policies and practices of the United States government through violent and illegal means”, Laura Whitehorn, an out lesbian and one of six defendants in the Resistance Conspiracy Case, spent 14 years in prison. “OUT” is the story . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Out: The Making of a Revolutionary
For those of you unfamiliar with Arm the Spirit, it was one of the only publications devoted to reporting on the armed resistance movements in the 1990s. There were a very few magazines and newspapers with this purview at the time, and yet in the days before the internet they played an important role . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Arm the Spirit Archive
Left: A Freedmen’s school, a place of learning established by New Afrikans who had escaped the slave-system in the south of the united states. Right: a mob of euro-americans burns a Freedmen’s school to the ground.
It is necessary, first, to overcome the opposition between a physicalist vision of the social world that conceives . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Two Aspects of Power: Consciousness and Physical Force
La Belle Epoque(1984 Wellington, metro Charlevoix)Saturday, June 30, 1PM
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After the surge of protest that was the sixties, all around the world radicals were drawn to new forms of action and experiments in an attempt to cope with the movement’s ebb.
In West Germany, the armed struggle was one important pole . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Armed Confrontation in West Germany in the 1970s and 1980s
The Red Army Faction was one of the best known, and most vilified, urban guerilla organizations of the Cold War period.
Emerging from West Germany’s radical student movement in the 1960s, the RAF bombed U.S. military bases and police stations, carried out kidnappings and bank robberies, and assassinated financial, military, and government targets. Their . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: [May 14 in Toronto] From Protest to Resistance: West Germany’s Red Army Faction in the 1970s and 1980s
Recommended reading: Jake Krzeczowski’s blog post about Nehanda Abiodun, a political exile living in Cuba; “They say I and others were involved in expropriations of armored trucks, that we were also engaged in the ‘liberation’ of Assata,” Abiodun said. “Personally they say I was involved in the expropriations and aiding and abetting Assata’s liberation.”
. . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Nehanda Abiodun, Political Exile
The following review is reposted from the Alpine Anarchist:
David Gilbert mentions the documentary film The Weather Underground by Sam Green and Bill Siegel, released in 2002, on the very first page of his book Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond. Gilbert relates how the film has made many activists of . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Gabriel Kuhn Reviews David Gilbert’s "Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond" (Oakland: PM Press, 2012)