Our maps, their territories

When people find out I’m an anarchist, some of the first things they inevitably ask me are: …but who would take out the garbage? …but what would we do without police? …but how would we manage the roads and energy provision and sewage systems? …but what about lazy people? Us anarchists have always been good ...

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. ...