Liberals, can we riot yet?

* An old piece written for Incendiary Times, a newspaper we used to publish at bolo’bolo.   Being an anarchist can be pretty exhausting sometimes. When we’re not fanning the flames of revolutionary change, desperately trying to maintain some tiny glimmer of light amidst the growing darkness of a planet gone mad, we’re often forced ...

Beyond Bolivaria – a critical look at the fetishization of Chávez and ’21st century socialism’

His enemies say he was a king without a crown, and that he confused unity with unanimity. And in that, his enemies are right. It has been several months since the death of Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, predestined leader of Latin American anti-imperialist resistance to US hegemony, hero of the people, reincarnation of Simon ...

Walking

Walking
The long walk to nowhere “Comrades!” The cheap sound system crackles to life, a shrill, distorted voice piercing the Saturday morning air. “Comrades, we must not march yet. There are five more buses coming.” We wait, like untold thousands have waited before us at this square, for another hour, but the buses do not arrive. ...