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We have heard terrifying stories from the revolution in Ukraine: anarchists participating in anti-government street-fighting behind nationalist banners, anarchist slogans and historical figures appropriated by fascists… a dystopia in which familiar movements and strategies reappear with our enemies at the helm. This text is a clumsy first attempt to identify the important questions for anarchists elsewhere around the world to discuss in the wake of the events in Ukraine. We present it humbly, acknowledging that our information is limited, hoping that others will correct our errors and improve on our analysis. It has been difficult to maintain contact with comrades in the thick of things; surely it is frustrating to be peppered with ill-informed questions amid the tragedies of civil war. What is happening in Ukraine and Venezuela appears to be a reactionary counterattack within the space of social movements.

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Lone Wolf Research Holds PhD in Amer­i­can Stud­ies from the Uni­ver­sity of Buf­falo, a Mas­ters in In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary Stud­ies from Uni­ver­sity of New York at Brock­port, and a BA in Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture. Highly trained re­searcher in the hu­man­i­ties and so­cial sci­ences spe­cial­iz­ing in con­tentious / con­tro­ver­sial post-Cold War era po­lit­i­cal cul­tures, events, cir­cum­stances and in­di­vid­u­als within the United States; do­mes­tic in­tel­li­gence and coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence op­er­a­tions; re­search method­olo­gies in 'trou­bled' fields. Has con­ducted and con­tin­ues to con­duct ex­ten­sive in­ves­ti­ga­tory, aca­d­e­mic, jour­nal­is­tic and ethno­graphic re­search using mul­ti­ple, in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary meth­ods about a wide range of his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary top­ics in­clud­ing con­tro­ver­sial events, protest cul­tures, bank rob­beries, bomb­ings, and mass shoot­ings.

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Well, China’s Aircraft Carrier Is Up to Something Interesting by DAVE MAJUMDAR In January 2017, China’s sole carrier Liaoning is operating in the South China Sea with a full-complement of aircraft along with five escorting vessels for the first time. The vessels have been conducting exercises and testing weaponry at sea in a display of Beijing’s growing military might — causing concern among China’s neighbors. “The formation, which is on a ‘cross-sea area’ training exercise, involved J-15 fighter jets, as well as several ship-borne helicopters,” the Chinese Defense Ministry stated on its website. “Complex hydrological and meteorological conditions in the South China Sea as well as a cold front in area have posed some challenges, but the source said the drill provided important experience in the build-up of combat capability of the aircraft carrier formation.”

Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement The election of Donald Trump was a catastrophe for progressive America, but the damage may be mitigated over the long term by a remarkable surge of energy on the left in response to his election. As many as 5.2 million people participated in hastily organized Women’s Marches across the country, senators’ phones have reportedly been jammed with calls protesting Trump’s cabinet nominees and other early moves, and, according to a poll conducted by The Washington Post, more than one in three Democrats say they plan to become “more involved in the political process in the next year” as a result of the election. That’s true of 40 percent of Democratic women, and almost half of self-identified liberal Democrats.

The Spy Who Billed Me Seymour Hersh was likely counting on his reputation cutting through any obstacles that could prevent him from pulling off what is probably the last “blockbuster” of his career. And he did meet an obstacle: He is pretending to break a broken story—and he knows it. Tuesday evening on Democracy Now! Hersh tried to slide by my allegations of unethical behavior.[1] Hersh commented: … people were writing stories accusing me a [sic] plagiarism in the press in the last two days. The Trump administration really doesn’t want this climate lawsuit to go to trial The Trump administration, joined by fossil fuel companies, is stepping up its fight against a historic federal climate lawsuit, seeking an appeal of a November decision that allowed the case to move forward to trial. The Trump administration also argued that an earlier request — which asked the government to retain records of communication about climate change between the government and the fossil fuel industry — was overly burdensome. “This request for appeal is an attempt to cover up the federal government’s long-running collusion with the fossil fuel industry,” Alex Loznak, a 20-year old plaintiff in the case, said in a statement.

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