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Where Movements Go to Die: An Analysis of Middle-Class Counterinsurgency in Lincoln, Nebraska [Part 2]

All that’s left is this strange, middling part of the population, the curious and powerless aggregate of those who take no sides: the petty bourgeoisie. They have always pretended to believe that the economy is a reality–because their neutrality is safe there. Small business owners, small bosses, minor bureaucrats, professors, journalists, middlemen of every sort make up this non-class…this social gelatin composed of the mass of all those who just want to live their little private lives at a distance from history and its tumults.

–The Invisible Committee, The Coming Insurrection 
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State Of War, An Excerpt From “The Nation On No Map: Black Anarchism & Abolition” By William C. Anderson

A selection from the upcoming book, The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism & Abolition, by William C Anderson, out soon from AK Press.

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Fire Ant: Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity #10

Fire Ant journal #10 is out. A zine by, for, and about, anarchist political prisoners, from Bloomington Anarchist Black Cross.

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Running Down the Walls 2021 in New York City: A Reportback

New York City. A Report back on Running Down the Walls 2021 from NYC Anarchist Black Cross (ABC).

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Where Movements Go to Die: An Analysis of Middle-Class Counterinsurgency in Lincoln, Nebraska [Part 1]

Content Warning: This essay focuses on a social justice movement and therefore discusses police violence against black people, sexual assault, and self-defense against the police in the context of protests.

This essay is part one of two pieces Irruptions will be releasing regarding the Fall 2021 anti-FIJI protests in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is a continuation of our work from the Summer of 2020, in which we examined the correlation between the arrival of activist leadership onto protest scenes and the subsequent dissipation of political energy within those protests. This pattern has now repeated itself on UNL’s campus in the wake of what appears to be another successfully defeated movement. Emphasizing the importance of study for those engaged in political action, we aim to offer a lens by which to understand this cycle of defeat in which people in Lincoln are trapped.

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Break The Borders: For Solidarity, Mutual Aid, And Fire To The American Plantantion

Poster and zine by Crimethinc, Ill Will Editions and Its Going Down: Break The Borders: For Solidarity, Mutual Aid, And Fire To The American Plantantion.

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