Other writings

Essays

Uptown’s Hillbilly Santa Claus

A real life St. Nick, hounded by the Klan, distributed not just toys but also solidarity.

from Rampant magazine

The End of Whiteness

White supremacy has never been about the supremacy of all whites. Grappling with the sources of white poverty and oppression will be necessary to strengthen the movement against racism.

from Rampant magazine

Four Theses on American Fascism

Theories of modern fascism need to be updated to show its American origins, the centrality of racism, and how it needs to be defeated in the streets.

from Rampant magazine

War on White Supremacy

150 years ago, thousands of white people joined a multiracial insurgency against white supremacy.

from Rampant magazine

Chicago’s Unemployed Rebellion

Militant organizing by unemployed workers during the 1930s demanded genuine relief from the poverty of capitalism. Today, we need the same.

from Rampant magazine

We’re Shaping the Appalachia to Come

Urban Appalachia has a long, proud tradition of speaking truth to power and combating the backward politics of charlatans.

from ReWire.news

Will Rahm Pay for All the Black Lives Lost?

With Chicago’s arrogant mayor on the ropes, Eric Kerl and Todd St Hill look at the background to the spreading police scandal–and at what we should be fighting for.

from Socialist Worker

Toppling Chicago’s Top Cop

As Chicago activists look ahead after McCarthy’s downfall, we need to remember that the power of protest pushed the city machine onto the defensive, writes Eric Kerl.

from Socialist Worker

Contemporary Anarchism

International Socialist Review #72


Book Reviews

The Characters of Early Anarchism

Review of The World that Never Was: The True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents by Alex Butterworth

from International Socialist Review #84

From “Waste People” to “White Trash”

Review of White Trash: The 400-year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

from International Socialist Review # 103