A Response to “Spontaneous Combustion”

from George Katsiaficas

Jason Del Gandio and AK Thompson, eds. Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution  (Albany: SUNY Press, 2017)   Hillary Lazar and Paul Messersmith-Glavin provide an introductory framing for this discussion here.   The publication of Spontaneous Combustion is a significant indication that popular uprisings are … Read more

Single Mother

by Emily Schwarting

I wish I hadn’t been taught it was a crime being poor, taught not to notice the day the buds arrived on the tips of trees trained to disregard the buds who bring February to its knees, I watch I squint to see those buds … Read more

Institute for Anarchist Studies at 25

Anarchism emerged out of the socialist movement as a distinct politics in the nineteenth century. It asserted that it is necessary and possible to overthrow coercive and exploitative social relationships, and replace them with egalitarian, self-managed, and cooperative social forms. Anarchism thus gave new depth … Read more