February 10, 2014

Why the Media’s Patriarchy Fueled Boner About ‘Hard-Wired Gender’ is Bullshit

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by  of Critical Theory:

Men are from Mars! Women are from Venus! Isn’t gender whacky?

In a world where many mainstream media outlets may espouse a certain kind of feminism-lite, it’s surprising to see them eagerly pick up on a story that says, in essence, that I’m a rational man and you’re a hysterical woman. It’s science! Continue reading

February 10, 2014

Microsoft’s Private Busses Blocked on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

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From Tides of Flame Continue reading

February 8, 2014

In Illinois Prison, a Hunger Strike Against ‘Inhumanity’

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By Sarah Lazare, staff writer with Common Dreams:

In the cells of a segregated “high security unit” at a southern Illinois prison, men have taken the step of going without food to protest their isolation and inhumane treatment at the hands of “corrections” authorities. Continue reading

February 7, 2014

Portland Public Schools teachers vote to authorize a strike; walkout set for Feb. 20

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By Nicole Dungca of the Oregonian:

Portland Public Schools teachers have authorized the first strike in the history of Oregon’s largest school system and set a walkout date: Feb. 20. Continue reading

January 29, 2014

This Date in Native History: the Bear River Massacre

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By Christina Rose of Indian Country:

This Date in Native History: On January 29, 1863, 450 Northwestern Shoshone were killed along the Bear River, near present day Preston, Idaho, in perhaps the largest massacre in United States history. Continue reading
January 29, 2014

Activist, Lang Student Jerry Koch Released

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By  of the New School Free Press:

In the brisk January air, Lang student Gerald “Jerry” Koch ran out into the cold, wearing prison sweats and cotton slippers, to his attorney’s office, just after calling his mother to tell her he was free, according to a post on Facebook by New York Year Zero. Continue reading

January 24, 2014

And Journalists Wonder Why Anarchists Don’t Trust Us to Be Fair

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Henry Rossof, pictured far left.

By Brendan Kiley of The Stranger:

A couple of hours ago, a King County Superior Court judge declined to press charges against a young man named Brendan McCormack who had been accused of vandalizing bank ATMs in the Capitol Hill area late last year. Continue reading

January 24, 2014

Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual Assaults

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by Joaquin Sapien of ProPublica:

new Justice Department study shows that allegations of sex abuse in the nation’s prisons and jails are increasing — with correctional officers responsible for half of it  — but prosecution is still extremely rare. Continue reading

January 15, 2014

WATCH ME DO MY THING: SURVEILLANCE IN NEW ORLEANS

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An anarchist analysis of surveillance in New Orleans, by  of Antigravity:

Several years ago I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon of Mardi Gras on a Bourbon Street balcony. It’s no business of mine how others choose to pass their Mardi Gras, but the crowd below didn’t look happy. They looked frantic and uneasy. They were waiting, waiting—they’d come here, they’d gotten drunk; where was their fun? Suddenly, bellows and shouts would erupt, even louder than the ambient tumult, and a swath of the crowd would swivel into concentricity, ranks of phones and high-end cameras centered on some tiny scrap of exposed, be-nippled skin. Continue reading

January 14, 2014

On the Anarchist Memes Drama – Or: Why Do Capitalists Want to Be Anarchists?

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Recently, following a series of reported and flagged posts, the popular Facebook page Anarchist Memes was unpublished by Facebook (you can visit their new page here).

The posts which led to the page’s censorship revolved around feminist, trans, and anti-fascist themes, leading a gaggle of so-called “men’s rights activists” and capitalists to report the page for “sexist” and “violent” content. Continue reading

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