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Against the Grain - Pacifica Radio

Against the Grain is a Californian radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters -- political, economic, social and cultural -- important to progressive and radical thinking and activism.

Communication is a revolutionary act: thoughts on communication and media for liberation

What role do communication and media play in working class organizing? Scott Nappalos explores a political approach.

Against the IWW series part 2: The IWW (1955) by James P Cannon

The second in Recomposition's series at looking at some of the arguments against the IWW. James P Cannon argues that the Russian Revolution made the IWW irrelevant and out of touch.

The responsibility of peoples, and other essays in political criticism - Dwight Macdonald

Dwight Macdonald

A collection of essays written by Dwight Macdonald, most of which appeared in his journal, Politics. Some essays have been expanded upon in this collection.

Prisoner sent to solitary confinement for possessing anarchist literature

A prisoner at Pontiac Correctional Centre, Mark Neiweem, has been sent into solitary confinement for possessing literature from the Anarchist Black Cross, and for writing essays on the prison industrial complex. Following a disciplinary hearing – at which he was denied a lawyer – he was given six months in solitary for possessing ‘gang related material’ (anarchist symbols), and for possessing ‘written materials material that presents a serious threat to the safety and security of persons or the facility.’

Ron Paul: Anti-libertarian

In the United States we mis-use the word 'libertarian'. Some thoughts to share with your non-left libertarian friends about why Ron Paul is not a libertarian.

Longshore workers strike Port of Baltimore

picketing Port of Baltimore

More than 2,000 longshore members of the International Longshoremen's Association walked off the job at the Port of Baltimore, the 12th largest in the U.S. by container volume. This crippled the import of high value commodities like BMW, Fiat and Mazda automobiles. The dispute is based on workers at the port refusing a coastwide contract -- covering ports from Maine to Texas.

A letter to our friends: some questions on the current state of organizing in the IWW

A short article from the Wobblyist Writing Group critiquing some recent IWW campaigns in the United States.

The rise of the fast food worker

An article from US-based group, Unity & Struggle, on the prevalence of fast food work in the American economy.

The American Peace Corps: volunteers for free enterprise [extended]

Originally post on "Reflections on a Revolution"

Like many Americans, I knew very little about the workings of the American Peace Corps. It wasn’t until I met a starry eyed graduate in Bangkok, Thailand who could only wax poetics about helping the poor set up businesses and take out micro-loans, that I felt I needed to know more.