The American Scene: Events and Comments



"Standing among the pictures of the dead, at Camp Casey, I imagined the spirits of those soldiers rising up, a tidal wave of rage and anguish (...)


SOLNIT, Rebecca. "Reimagining Socialism"

Barbara Ehrenreich and Bill Fletcher write mournfully that there was supposed to be a revolution—but there was and is a revolution, just not one (...)

GRAEBER, David. The New York Police Department’s New Strategy : Sexually Assaulting Peaceful Protestors

A few weeks ago I was with a few companions from Occupy Wall Street in Union Square when an old friend—I’ll call her Eileen—passed through, her hand (...)

GRAEBER, David: On Playing By The Rules – The Strange Success of "Occupy Wall Street"

Just a few months ago, I wrote a piece for Adbusters that started with a conversation I’d had with an Egyptian activist friend named Dina: All (...)

CHOMSKY, Noam.- " Amazing Rise and Fall of Presumption of Innocence "

The most bizarre part of Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is that almost no one has heard about it. And (...)

"The Rebirth of Labor’s Militant Legacy: Anarchism, Syndicalism,and Class Struggle"

WorkingUSA, Sep2009, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p333-336 Presentation of this issue on anarchism

WILLIAMS, Dana M. "Anarchists and Labor Unions: An Analysis Using New Social Movement Theories"

Working USA, Sep2009, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p337-354 The goal of this article is to explore the characteristics of North American anarchists who are (...)

ROBINSON, Christine M.- "The Continuing Significance of Class: Confronting Capitalism in An Anarchist Community"

Working USA, Sep. 2009, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p. 355-370. This study contributes to neglected areas of social movement research by examining the ways (...)

GRAEBER, David. "The Shock of Victory"

The biggest problem facing direct action movements is that we don’t know how to handle victory. This might seem an odd thing to say because of a (...)

CHOMSKY, Noam. "September 11": BBC Interview

BBC Interview BBC Interview of Noam Chomsky

HOLTZMAN, Ben. "Anarchism and the Movement Against Globalization in the United States"

Introduction The anti-globalization movement in the United States has received considerable attention over the past few years, invigorating (...)

CHOMSKY, Noam. "America is NOT a democracy"

America is not a democracy

SHANTZ, Jeffrey."Anarchy in the Unions: Contemporary Anarchists at Work"

Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society · Volume 12 · (September 2009) · pp. 371–385. "In the years prior to the Seattle World Trade (...)