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Communiqué from Occupied Crush Culture Center

Communique from an occupation at the University of California-Davis.

Communiqué for a radical occupation

A communique from some communists at University of California-Davis

The Young Lords and early Chicago Puerto Rican gangs

An interview with Chicago Puerto Rican historian Mervin Mendez conducted by Erika Rodriguez for the Chicago Gang History Project. In it Mendez explains the context for the development of Puerto Rican gangs in Chicago.

The Young Lords: A reader: “Health and hospitals”

A selection of writings on healthcare by the Young Lords. We do not agree with the politics but reproduce it for reference.

Armed struggles metaphors and a right-wing structure of feeling

Mad Tea Party

Article on political metaphors and imagery

Food rioters and the American Revolution - Barbara Clark Smith

The Boston Massacre during the American Revolution

On more than thirty occasions between 1776 and 1779, American men and women gathered in crowds to confront hoarding merchants, intimidate "unreasonable" storekeepers, and seize scarce commodities ranging from sugar to tea to bread. A good-sized minority of the crowds we know about consisted largely of women; a few others may have included men and women alike. Each crowd voiced specific local grievances, but it is clear that their participants sometimes knew of actions elsewhere and viewed each episode as part of a wider drama.

Communization or GTFO?: a short piece on how we use propaganda

A short piece exploring some common issues and objections when it comes to agitational material.

A trip down CrimethInc’s memory hole: 2010-2011 in review, reviewed.

Cautiously Pessimistic blog analyses and critiques Crimethinc's piece on the UK anti-austerity movement, the Wisconsin uprising and the Egyptian revolt.

Images from revolutionary workplace group Uprise!

Living wage

Images of buttons, stickers and one sheet publications by the revolutionary workplace group Uprise!, which was active in 2002-2003.

Capitalism and productivism in Lyn Marcus' dialectical economics

Lyn Marcus NCLC leader

The following remarks will examine the analysis of capitalism in Lyn Marcus' Dialectical Economics. The basic categories of Marcus' analysis (“negentropy,” “expanded reproduction”) permit him to identify economically irrational features of capitalist development that are amendable to radical reform. This reform involves markedly increased efficiency and productivity. For Marcus, this reform would greatly lessen the instability of capitalism, ameliorating crises. The reform leads to a capitalism without capitalists based on central planning.