Call for Submissions: Summer 2020

by the Earth First! Journal collective To our readers, We want to apologize for the gap in magazine production this year. We skipped the Spring issue, but rest assured that subscribers will still receive 4 issues of the magazine–everyone’s expiration date has been extended. We had intended to put out a special 40th anniversary issue […]

Mapping the State’s Strategy of Repression Against the Rebellion

from It’s Going Down While the recent rebellion against the police and white supremacy has been historical, it has also been coupled by an attempt by the State to drown the uprising in a sea of tear-gas and rubber bullets. While demonstrations and actions continue, the State is now gearing up for a more long-term […]

A Letter From the Other Front

from CrimethInc. On Rural Anarchist Participation in the Uprising of June 2020 In this essay, anarchists from a rural area of the United States describe how people who live outside the urban centers can contribute to the movement against police violence and institutional white supremacy that has unfolded in response to the murder of George […]

Port of Oakland Shut Down by Dockworkers in Observation of Juneteenth

by Shwanika Narayan and Roland Li / San Francisco Chronicle Economic activity at the Port of Oakland came to a halt on Friday as thousands of workers and supporters gathered on Middle Harbor Road to protest police brutality and racism in the United States. The demonstration, organized by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, coincided […]

#SixNineteen Weekend of Action Kicks Off With 300+ Events Nationwide

submitted to the Earth First! Journal In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black people at the hands of police or vigilantes, the Movement For Black Lives is organizing a weekend of mobilizations to commemorate Juneteenth, the day the last enslaved people found out they were free […]

Two police officers stand behind a toppled confederate statue.

How to Topple a Statue Using Science

Bring that sucker down without anyone getting hurt. by James Stout / Popular Mechanics It hasn’t been a great past few weeks for statues. From Bristol, England to Birmingham, Alabama, people all over the world have been grappling with the legacy of racism by tossing their grappling hooks around the heads of problematic monuments. Should […]

Delbert Africa, MOVE Member Released from Prison in January After 41 Years, Has Died

He died of prostate and bone cancer, said his daughter, Yvonne Orr-El, who was among a handful of speakers at a news conference during which she and others alleged that he did not receive medical treatment in prison for 18 months after first noticing symptoms.

“Had my father received the treatment he needed, the healthy, strong, smiling, humorous, sarcastic man that I called my father would still be here today,” Orr-El, of Chicago, said standing in front of a MOVE-owned home in the 4500 block of Kingsessing Avenue.

Burning Down the Third Precinct Changed Everything

by Vicky Osterweil / The Nation By seizing the cops’ home base, rioters showed that law enforcement is not above the forces of history. Calls to abolish the police are spreading. Dozens of cities are considering cutting police budgets, and police are resigning across the country. In Minneapolis, where the police murdered George Floyd and […]

Miners Out, COVID-19 Out: The Yanomami and Ye’kwana People of the Brazilian Amazon Launch a Global Campaign to Expel Miners From Their Territory

by Amazon Watch Indigenous leaders demand the urgent removal of 20,000 illegal gold miners from their lands to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through their villages. The disease could infect up to 40% of Yanomami communities if wildcat mining remains, threatening a new ethnocide Photo Galleries: Dario and Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami People and Territory, Mining in […]

June 11: Solidarity with Eco-Prisoners, Snared Liberationists, and Hostages of the Struggle

EF!J Editorial Note: Approaching June 11, the International Day of Solidarity with Eco-Prisoners (also known as the International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason & All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners), we have seen some of the largest organized prisoner release efforts because of the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic by governments worldwide. There have been international […]