posts fromJuly 2022

For a Just and Better World: A Profile of Two Radical Women Anarchists in the making of Revolutionary Mexico

by on July 21, 2022

At least five years before Mexican labor activist Caritina Piña arrived in the working-class barrio of Villa Cecilia in the outskirts of Tampico, Reynalda González Parra had co-founded one of the most radical labor collectives in the entire world.  It was 1915 and amid one of the bloodiest revolutions of the twentieth century González Parra, alongside Mexican, Spanish, and other activists, founded the Tampico local of the Casa del Obrero Mundial (COM)—the House of the Global Worker.

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Joseph Bruce Nelson (1940-2022)

by on July 16, 2022

Bruce Nelson was a great friend. I’ll never forget the first time I met him, in the Buttercup
Bakery on College Avenue in Berkeley, sometime in the late 1970s. Bruce came out of a
different ethno-class background than me, he had been in a different political sect, and he had
actually “industrialized,” which gave him enormous street cred in both of our circles.

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Kathryn J. Oberdeck (1958 – 2022)

by on July 5, 2022

Kathryn J. Oberdeck (January 18, 1958 – June 8, 2022) was a passionate fighter against all
forms of inequality. She combined an unwavering commitment to the highest intellectual standards with a self-less dedication to community and family. In every aspect of her life Kathy “gave it her all.”

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