- Amid the dozens of relfections on national March 4 student protests, Advance the Struggle has just released its own Crisis and Consciousness: Reflections and Lessons from March 4th, a critical review of U.S. West Coast actions. As with all ATS publications, worth reading.
- Which way forward for Palestinian liberation is a new presentation online from Platypus.
- Native Appropriations has a discussion about Mardi Gras Indians and exploitation on the margins.
- The Guardian shares the text from a great BBC documentary about how three countries deal with tourism. You can hear part one of the discussion here. Most intriguing is how Trinidad’s colonial past are left a mark on its desire for economic independence.
- Radio Free Aztlan has dropped its latest edition, featuring Cesar Chavez, history and more.
- The International Socialist Review has an insightful debunking of Nestor Makhno mythology. “Anarchist histories spend most of their time recounting Makhno’s military genius and Bolshevik betrayals. But their explanation for the Makhno-Bolshevik alliances collapsing—Bolshevik fear of a successful example of anarchism—falls flat. The real causes for the battles between the two came from the way the original alliance fractured and the impossibility of having an unreliable ‘anarchist’ region in the southern Ukraine amid a sea of hostile capitalist forces.”
- Also on the anarchist critiques front, International Socialism offers a piece on anarchism and Marxism. “Whereas the liberal aspect of anarchist theory portrays the relationship between freedom and authority as a zero-sum trade off, Marxists argue that because individual freedom is shaped by social organization it can only be realized in some form of organization. From this perspective, far from being in opposition each to the other, freedom and authority are best understood as complementary concepts: the former can expand if the latter is democratized. If our goal of democracy is therefore a form of authority, the alternative is not no authority but undemocratic authority.”