On the night of 27th March 1943, the Amsterdam Fire Department received a telephone call from the Gestapo. The Public Records Office- a registry office that held the information of hundreds of thousands of Dutch citizens— and thus a useful resource for the Nazi occupiers hunting Jews and ‘degenerates’— was on fire. Firefighters sympathetic to […]Read More “Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards”- the story of Willem Arondeus, queer antifascist
Greek anti-fascist rapper Penthimos Clown (of Vavel A.D. and part of In.Flammen) discusses hip hop, political engagement and his 2016 album ‘Century for a Moment’.Read More Hip-Hop, Anti-fascism and Political Engagement
Last year during the UK elections, David McHarg was arrested twice because of a poster that was displayed at his door which wrote: “Fuck off you Tory cunts”.Read More Arrested for a Poster: David McHarg is on trial for displaying an anti-Tory poster on his window.
Migrant workers are one of the few sectors of society largely ‘uncontaminated’ and ‘un-incorporated’; outside the scope of hegemony, since hegemony is largely based on our Otherness, we are currently being denied even the possibility of a limited ‘acceptance’. This position therefore affords migrants the potential of acting as an important revolutionary subject.Read More The Crack in the Edifice: Modern Capitalism, Migrant Workers and Social Movements
Having found the love of many queer friends in the last year, I am overjoyed to report that fulfillment is exactly what I’m feeling now. I’m only just starting on my path towards expressing womanhood, but the people around me care about me and are supporting me every step of the way. I’m getting braver constantly, and it’s because of them that I can finally, and with no fear or shame in my voice, call myself a woman.Read More Reflections of a Very Gay, Very Closeted Trans Girl
Following the recent events where Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP USA), and all its chapters, joined individuals and organizations around the world in recognizing December 17 as the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, we feel that it is timely to republish this article on the four-day Sex Workers Festival of Resistance, that was held to organise and fight for sex worker rights.Read More THE ON-GOING STRUGGLE FOR EMPOWERMENT, VISIBILITY, AND RIGHTS FOR ALL SEX WORKERS
In introducing and utilising a conceptual split between “now” and “back then”, movements and writers ignore the underlying structural and cultural forces that fuelled recent developments and myopically scramble for a “change” which is essentially nothing but a regression.Read More The Left Politics of Nostalgia: Against Romanticizing the Past, Towards Fighting for Revolution