Mapping my research: I’ve been writing a lot about the elves

I began an academic interest in the Earth Liberation Front, Animal Liberation Front and contemporary direct action networks at large around 2009.  In the seven years prior, I had done most of my research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and before that, Jamaica’s Rastafarian communities (see #1, #2, #3) and its connections to revolutionary ideology.  I did field work in Jamaica (Kingston & … Continue reading

Legitimate Monopolies & False Narratives

One of the topics I like to explore is the State’s monopoly on violence, how it is wielded biopolitically, and how those who violate this monopoly are framed. These are news headlines from today.  All show the illegitimate use of lethal force by agents of the State, the necropolitical monster of the CIA, police and other security … Continue reading

What a difference a May Day makes

May Day 2012, Malcolm X Park.  Emory is 38 days old. April 30, 2012 May Day Eve Black Bloc San Francisco Mission District May 1, 2012, Seattle, WA The Fight for a Life Worth Living: A Statement on Seattle’s 2012 May Day Events from Organizers May Day 2013, Georgetown University. Emory is 13 months, 1 … Continue reading

Sexual infiltration of radical movements

So I’ve been looking into the role played by sexual infiltration into radical (e.g. anarchist, anti-capitalist, animal liberation, eco-tague) movements for some time.  I’ve written on the topic, discussed it with tons of people, and recently, developed a short presentation to give an overview. With a few drafts down and the final paper still forthcoming, … Continue reading

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