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The 1942 Quit India Movement: The Violent End of British Rule in India

The mass insurrection that swept across South Asia in 1942-44 saw tens of thousands of ordinary people violently rebel against British colonialism, and proved to be the beginning of the end of the British Raj.    Advertisements

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Industrialization Has Always Sucked–But Does It Have To?

Historically, industrialization has always been a painful process whose benefits are not immediately accessible to the masses.  But this has less to do with some kind of iron-clad economic law, and more to do with the distribution of power in … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Applying Principles of Revolutionary Autonomy in the Bay Area

Zapatismo, and the principles of revolutionary autonomy in general, could be an excellent way to build a genuinely revolutionary movement in the Bay Area.  But applying this effectively requires us radicals to be more proactive in networking, collaborating, and cooperating with … Continue reading

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Decarbonization as Decolonization: The Case of the Northern Bay Area

The fossil-fuel industry has historically developed in tandem with colonialism; therefore, it stands to reason that the anti-carbon movement is, at its core, an anti-colonial struggle.    

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Environmental Risk Vs. Political-Military Risk

The Cato Institute thinks that the “any risk is too great” is exactly the same when applied to environmental issues and geopolitical issues.  This is hilariously illogical.    

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The Importance of Connecting With Existing Struggles–Lessons from Venezuelan History

One key lesson that modern revolutionaries can take from the experience of mid-century communist guerillas in Venezuela is the importance of connecting with existing struggles, rather than attempting to create a revolutionary vanguard organization from scratch.

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The Electoral College is an Authoritarian and Racist Mess

The electoral college makes it such that large segments of the population are essentially denied the power of their vote.

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