Jesse Ellis

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I am utterly undone: My struggle with black rage and fear after Ferguson

I woke up in black skin today — and felt its scourge. After Ferguson, here’s what “rule of law” means to me now<p>If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, haven’t we? So let’s not begin there. Let’s begin at the end. At the end there is only Michael Brown …

Powerful photos tell story of Ferguson burning overnight

Protesters took to the streets<p>On Monday evening, St. Louis Country Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Protesters, who had been organizing for several months in preparation for the …

Cop Asks for Man's License, Shoots Him When He Reaches for It

The dashboard-camera footage from the stop is so egregious that it caused the highway patrolman to be charged with aggravated assault.<p>In the era before cheap video technology, this would be a story about a police officer who reported that he shot a man during a traffic stop when the man dove into …

Justice Department tells Ferguson police to stop wearing bracelets | Reuters

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department on Friday to order its officers not to wear bracelets in support of the white policeman who shot to death an unarmed black teenager last month, sparking protests.<p>Police officers keep watch while …

Rojava revolution: building autonomy in the Middle East

How often do you publish?<p>We constantly publish web content and release thematic issues several times per year. The exact amount depends on how much …

Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017

A reversible polymer that blocks sperm is about to enter human trials and will be available by 2017. How will rhetoric change when male bodies are …

Krugman Demolishes Classic Argument Against Raising Minimum Wage

Paying fast-food workers $15 an hour won't cause big companies like McDonald's to cut jobs, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.<p>That's because fast-food worker jobs can't be outsourced overseas or performed by machines, the New York Times columnist said, debunking a classic …

Atheists in the Bible Belt: A survival guide

<b>Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN)</b> – Back home, they erase their Internet histories, look over their shoulders before cracking jokes and nod politely when co-workers talk about church.<p>But in a hotel ballroom here on a recent weekend, more than 220 atheists, agnostics, skeptics and freethinkers let it …

Unmaking Global Capitalism

When Marx famously declared that while the philosophers have interpreted the world, the point is to change it, he was asserting that it was not …

Henry David Thoreau

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience<p>[1849, original title: Resistance to Civil Government]<p>I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which …

42 Ways to Build a Liberated Society Beyond Capitalism

Get together with some neighbors and form a neighborhood association. Hold regular meetings. These meetings will form the basis later on for …

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Ukraine clashes: dozens dead after Odessa building fire

Trade union building set alight after day of street battles in Black Sea resort city<p>More than 30 people were killed in violent and chaotic clashes in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa on Friday as pro-Ukraine activists stormed a building defended by protesters opposed to the current government …

Ecuadorian president demands that indigenous group give up defamers

Rafael Correa accuses Kichwa leaders of acting above the law in holding three opposition activists convicted of defaming him<p>Rafael Correa, the president of Ecuador, threatened unspecified consequences on Tuesday for an independent indigenous community in the Amazon that is harbouring three …

Kropotkin: From nobility to the father of Russian Anarchism - Russia Beyond

Click to enlarge the image of Peter Kropotkin. Drawing by Natalia Mikhaylenko<p>As the father of Russian anarchism, Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842–1921) understood society as a voluntary cooperation of free people.<p>The word “anarchy” immediately calls to mind a black flag, skull and crossbones, drunk …

Internationalists issue declaration against war in Ukraine

Stories about the government threatening a “crack down” on trade union power emerge almost on a loop. Particularly in times of heightened class …

Ukraine’s polarizing political parties

Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images<p>Ukrainian political parties played a large role in organizing supporters during the country’s unrest, sparked by ousted President Viktor Yanukovich’s decision to reject a European Union trade deal in November and instead draw closer to Russia. The tension between …

Breakthrough: The world's first net-positive nuclear fusion reaction

In order for fusion power plants to be feasible, they have to produce more energy than they consume. It's a challenge that's confounded scientists …

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The tea party is giving anarchism a bad name

<b>OPINION |</b><p>In a recent impassioned speech, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren used the word “anarchy” repeatedly to describe the tea party’s role in the ongoing government shutdown. So did Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said on the Senate floor that “anarchists have taken over.”<p>If only …

Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution, Peter Kropotkin 1902

Two aspects of animal life impressed me most during the journeys which I made in my youth in Eastern Siberia and Northern Manchuria. One of them was …

Give up Activism (Do or Die)

The activist role is a self-imposed isolation from all the people we should be connecting to. Taking on the role of an activist separates you from …

Healthy Defiance Protects Us From the Control Freak Majority

You don't have to approve of drunk driving to enjoy the joke's rebellious spirit. The idea of people working together to defeat enforcement of a law …

Still allowed on public lands: Miners, drillers and loggers

<b>(PhotoStock10/Shutterstock)</b><p>Public lands are still being used for private profit<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>October 9, 2013 8:16pm (UTC)<p><b>UPDATE 10/10/2013:</b> <i>This post has been updated to reflect that it is federally managed public lands, broadly, that remain open to resource exploitation, while national parks are</i> …

Charlotte Police Kill Unarmed Man Who Was Asking for Help

In another shooting of an unarmed individual by police this weekend, a former Florida A&M football player was shot and killed as he approached police …

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Inside the conservative brain: What explains their wiring?

Neuroscience can help us understand the strangest of birds: The modern conservative. They really do think different<p>The question of human nature reliably polarized political philosophers across many centuries and several oceans. One group of these thinkers viewed people as innately cooperative or …

Be Paranoid

“What are you afraid of Matt?”<p>That was the subject line of an email I received in April 2003, shortly after I wrote a column for the progressive …