A brief sketch on the people of Seattle…
The situation in Seattle is extremely fluid and changing day by day. Locally based corporations have now begun to cleave into distinct factions in relation to the Trump administration. On the one hand, the liberal bourgeois monoliths of Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft have all parked themselves in the anti-Trump camp.Read more "The New Battle Lines of Seattle"
In 1936, nearly twenty years into the global counter-revolution, the Postmaster General remarked “there are forty-seven states in the Union, and the Soviet of Washington.” In the 1880s, thousands of radicals chose Washington as the most suitable location to live anarchist-communism without the interference of the state.Read more "The Soviet of Washington: Updates from the Salish Sea"
In keeping with anarchist tradition, our paper has fallen out of circulation over the past few months. In large part this was due to precarity, displacement, and lack of resources. However, now that all of that’s been sorted, we return with our new issue. Physical copies of this paper have been distributed in Seattle and Olympia and we encourage all interested parties in Washington State to print the attached PDF and distribute it in their own neighborhoods and towns.Read more "The Transmetropolitan Review #5"
It started out simply enough. Someone ran in front of the tracks and stopped a train. The grain cars attached to the engine were going to be filled with proppants for oil fracking and shipped off to North Dakota. It wasn’t difficult to stop the engine, but there was no one else around, just two […]Read more "The Olympia Commune and the Blockade of the Port"
The invention of property The classic definition of a state is a group of institutions that successfully organizes “a monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.” The state is an abstract, a principle, a social construct, a network of relationships. Government is the organization, usually a hierarchy and a bureaucracy, […]Read more "Capitalism is a War Machine"
Anarchists are people who, in a century where freedom of opinion is preached everywhere, have believed it to be their right and duty to appeal for unlimited liberty. Throughout the world there are a few thousand of us, maybe a few million, for we have no merit other than saying out loud what the crowd […]Read more "What is Anarchism? (Part 5)"