Joel Olson

Contemporary anarchist studies: an introductory anthology of anarchy in the academy

Cover image of Contemporary Anarchist Studies

This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy.

Movement, cadre, and dual power - Joel Olson

I will use my experience as a member of Bring the Ruckus to explain the role of a cadre organization in political struggle; and how being in a cadre informs my work in the Repeal Coalition, a grassroots, all-volunteer, organization that seeks the repeal of all anti-immigrant laws in Arizona, including the notorious, racist law known as SB 1070.

White Supremacy - Joel Olson

Joel Olson's Lexicon pamphlet outlining the history and practice of white supremacy in the United States.

Between infoshops and insurrection: U.S. anarchism, movement building, and the racial order

Joel Olson argues against counter-institution building and militant street protests in the US anarchist movement as ends in themselves, and suggests building a movement against the racial order should be a priority.

Whiteness and the 99% - Joel Olson

Joel Olson of US based group, Bring the Ruckus, talks about the issue of race in the #Occupy Movement.