Thoughts on politics, religion, violence, inequality, social control, change, and random other things from an autonomous, analytical, adopted, abolitionist, anarchist who likes the letter A

Things You Might Have Missed

June 02, 2010 By: Mel Category: Misc

Issue number 5 of the ALLiance journal is out.  This issue focuses on radical labor, especially the IWW.  Some good stuff in there (and I’m not just saying that because they included one of my articles).

I wanted to stand up and cheer when I read this article about misogyny in radical movements.  If you ever wonder why orgs can’t keep people around, especially women, read it.

I’ve been interested in indigenous political systems since long before I figured out I was an anarchist.  This study of the Rotinonshón:ni (Iroquois) is fascinating.  Thanks Flint.

In case you missed it with all the Israel news, Central America is getting pummeled.  At least 86 people died in floods and landslides from all the rains.

If you want to understand how privilege is reproduced and passed on without the the privileged having the slightest clue of the significance of what they do, read this post on native appropriations.

Those of you who live in the DC area and are involved in the anti-authoritarian and/or punk community will know Mark Anderson.  People’s District did a nice profile.

And finally, there are three U.S. hikers who inadvertently crossed over into Iran and are stuck in an Iranian prison.  Some people have gotten the wrong impression about them.  This article in outside magazine does a good job of covering it.  This could happen to any of us travelers who like to go off the tourist routes.  Be great if you all could help keep this in the spotlight.