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American Experience: Emma Goldman

  • Posted on: 22 May 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Aired May 21, 2019

For nearly half a century, Russian emigrant Emma Goldman was the most controversial woman in America, taunting the mainstream with her fervent attacks on government, big business, and war. To the tabloids, she was "Red Emma, queen of the anarchists," but many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech.

Politics as we know it should die and loving anarchy should prosper

  • Posted on: 9 May 2019
  • By: thecollective

This fundamental structure, how we govern and indeed our whole way of living together, needs to change. Scratching a cross in a box every five years does not feel anything like enough nor does showing up for a demo or signing a petition. Something more is needed.

Life in “Mueller Time”

  • Posted on: 12 March 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

From Crimethinc

The Politics of Waiting and the Spectacle of Investigation

For almost two years now, faithful Democrats have waited for special counsel Robert Mueller to file his report about collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian attempts to interfere in the US election, not to mention Trump’s involvement in obstruction of justice. Whenever Trump’s activity provokes them or a subterranean rumbling within the Justice Department emboldens them, the faithful take to the streets and social media with hand-held cardboard signs and internet memes to proclaim that Mueller Time is close at hand. Yet even if the Mueller investigation concludes with Trump’s impeachment, the spectacle of the investigation has served to immobilize millions who have a stake in systemic social change, ensuring that what comes next in the United States will be politics as usual—not liberation.

American anarchist 'John Galton' shot dead in Acapulco

  • Posted on: 3 February 2019
  • By: thecollective

From The Washington Times by Amy Guthrie - Associated Press - Sunday, February 3, 2019

MEXICO CITY — An American anarchist who went by the name John Galton was shot dead at his home in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, sending shivers through a tightknit anti-establishment community of expatriates that organizes events in the violence-torn retreat with seminars on topics such as how to make money via cryptocurrencies.

A YIVO conference finds a new audience for Yiddish anarchism

  • Posted on: 22 January 2019
  • By: thecollective

NEW YORK (JTA) — To the degree that you know anything about Yiddish anarchism, it probably boils down to one name: Emma Goldman. And even then you are probably more familiar with Goldman as an immigrant firebrand and ur-“nasty woman” than for the truly radical content of her political philosophy.