Category: Ecology

The Elk River Spill — Capitalism at its “best”

By G. On the morning of Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7500 gallons of a coal cleaning chemical known as Crude MCHM (principally composed of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol) leaked from a storage tank and then from a containment wall at a facility on the banks of the Elk River in West Virginia. The chemical, distinguished by a strong odor of licorice, soon reached […]

International Women’s Day 2013

Workers Solidarity Alliance 2013 International Women’s Day Statement On March 8, 1908, thousands of women left their jobs in the sweatshops of New York City’s Lower East Side and took to the streets to demand their rights as women and as workers. In 1917, their sisters in Russia followed suit, and helped to bring about […]

Anarcho-Syndicalism and Principles of Urban Planning

By Scott Rittenhouse Urban Planning is neither boulevards for conquerors, nor a landscape for the palaces of the rich, nor an opportunity for land speculators, nor a design opportunity for artists, nor a conspiracy for social engineers. Urban planning is conducted to promote the health, safety, and well-being of people living together in urbanized areas; […]

Examining a Ghost: A Young Anarchist Reflects on Bookchin

By Cam Mancini I have recently been reading Murray Bookchin.  AK Press put out a wonderful collection, titled Post-Scarcity Anarchism, of ten of his works, including essays and discussion pieces on them, and a collection of letters and observations.  Bookchin is a touchy topic with some, because as most are aware, he moved away from […]