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Unrest in the USA: A Perfect Storm

The spread of COVID-19 to the United States earlier this year both triggered and exacerbated the economic crisis which has been building up for decades. Around 50 million workers in America have been thrown out of work since the start of the lockdown, the great majority of whom have no alternative source of income for the necessities of life.

International News / Anarcho Quiz - Black Flag

Short pieces from Black Flag #215 1998.

Interview with Ashanti Alston, anarchist and former Black Panther Party/Black Liberation Army member

Ashanti Alston is a father, an anarchist, a prison abolitionist, and a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. He was a political prisoner for over a decade and continues to work with the Jericho Movement to free all political prisoners. Treyf Podcast talked with Ashanti about his life, his political work with the BPP & BLA, state repression, prison abolition, and his thoughts on the current political moment.

The Rise of Black Counter-Insurgency

An analysis from Ill Will Editions looking at the role of the Black middle class in the process that ensured "we became good protestors, we became non-violent, and we became reformists."

Los Angeles! There she blows! by Louis Adamic

The Hollywood Bowl in the 1930s.

Louis Adamic's classic 1930 essay on the origins and development of Los Angeles. For those who saw this mentioned in Mike Davis' City Of Quartz this is the entire article from Outlook Magazine.

Soledad’s Black prisoners brutalized in 3 a.m. raid report guards warned, ‘You N*ggers will have COVID-19!’

A report from Soledad prisoners on a recent brutal raid that took place at 3 in the morning. This report was originally published by the San Francisco Bay View.

Copwatching in Chattanooga - Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Article from Black Flag #214 1998.

Black Panthers - Black Flag

An article from Black Flag #215 1998.

Real struggles never conform to a prepared agenda, and learning how to develop our ideas as part of what goes on around us, and in relation to movements that don’t conform to our expectations and ideals in every aspect, has to be part of engaging with how we’ve ended up here.