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Ashanti Alston is a former member of the Black Panther Party and former prisoner-of-war (Black Liberation Army). He is presently a member of Estación Libre/People of Color Zapatista Support Group, a board member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, the Northeast U.S. Coordinator for Critical Resistance, participant in the Anarchist/Anti-Authoritarian People of Color Study Group, and grandfather.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003

Towards a Vibrant & Broad African-Based Anarchism
Review of Post-Colonial African Theory and Practice: Wole Soyinka’s Anarchism by Joseph Walunywa and African Anarchism: The History of a Movement by Sam Mbah and I.E. Igariwey

 


Randall Amster is an instructor of Peace Studies and Social Thought at Prescott College in northern Arizona. His research interests and activist endeavors focus upon anarchism, ecology, utopia, resistance, homelessness, public space, globalization, peace movements, radical pedagogy, and community building.

Volume One, Number Two --- June 2002
Globalization and its Discontents
Review of The Battle in Seattle: The Story Behind and Beyond the WTO Demonstrations by Janet Thomas and Tearing Down the Streets: Adventures in Urban Anarchy by Jeff Ferrell


Lex Bhagat is an artist and writer living in Grafton, New York. He is currently working on a book, Sound Generation: Recording - Tradition - Politics, to be published by Chronoplastics in late 2002.

Volume One, Number Two --- June 2002
Water/Power
Review of Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit by Vandana Shiva, Reflected in Water: A Crisis in Social Responsibility by Colin Ward, and Ripples of the Society: People's Movements in Watershed Development in India by Prem Sharma

Volume One, Issue One --- November 2001
The Police/Prison Edifice
Review of Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis by Christian Parenti and The Perpetual Prisoner Machine by Joel Dyer


Rebecca DeWitt is a former Director of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and now a board member. She works actively on local arts and community issues and was recently the Acting Director for the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, Massachusetts. She and holds a day job at a local land trust.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003
An Anarchist Terrior
Review of Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies by Warren Belasco and Philip Scranton (editors) and Slow Food: Collected Thoughts on Taste, Tradition and the Honest Pleasures of Food by Carlo Petrini with Ben Watson and Slow Food Editore (editors)

Volume One, Issue One --- November 2001
Two Prison Anthologies
Review of A Field of Broken Stones by Lowell Naeve (with David Wieck) and Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing by Bell Gale Chevigny (editor)


Paul Glavin has been part of the Free Society Journal Collective, the Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation, efforts to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, and numerous collectives and organizing projects over the years. He currently works with the Institute for Anarchist Studies and enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003
The State in Hyper-Drive: the Post-September 11th U.S.
Review of Silencing Political Dissent: How Post-September 11th Anti-Terrorism Measures Threaten our Civil Liberties by Nancy Chang, The Terrorism Trap: September 11th and Beyond by Michael Parenti, and Terrorism and War by Howard Zinn

En español: El Estado a Marcha Forzada: Los Estados Unidos después del 11 de setiembre

Volume One, Issue One --- November 2001
The Panther Insurgency
Review of Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Panthers and their Legacy by Kathleen Cleaver and George Katsiaficas (editors) and All Power to the People: The Black Panther Party and Beyond directed by Lee Lew-Lee


Uri Gordon is an Israeli activist currently based in Oxford, UK. He has been working with the local anti-war group, on strengthening ties between Israeli and European radicals through the Peoples' Global Action Network, and promoting the European Social Consulta Project. In his spare time he is developing an anarchist theory of democracy for his doctoral thesis.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003
Chasing the Tornado
Review of The Trajectory of Change by Michael Albert, Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising by Starhawk, and Change the World Without Taking Power by John Holloway


Fernando López is a longtime anarchist and presently lives in Buenos Aires with his daughter. He is an active member of the Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura Izquierdas en Argentina, a radical archive specializing in the history of the Left.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003
Anarchism and the Argentine Labor Movement: Two New Studies
Review of Anarquistas: Cultura y Política Libertaria en Buenos Aires 1890-1910 by Juan Suriano and La Estrategia de la Clase Obrera 1936 by Nicolás Iñigo Carrera


Chuck Morse founded the Institute for Anarchist Studies, teaches at the Institute for Social Ecology, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003
Latin American Anarchism
Review of Cronica Anarquista de la Subversion Olvidada by Oscar Ortiz and Contribución a una Historia del Anarquismo en América Latina by Luis Vitale, Anarquismo y Anarcosindicalismo en América Latina by Alfredo Gómez, and Anarquistas en América Latina by David Viñas

Volume One, Number Two --- June 2002
Theory of the Anti-Globalization Movement, Part II
Review of On Fire: The Battle of Genoa and the Anti-capitalist Movement by Various Authors and The Battle of Seattle: The New Challenge to Capitalist Globalization by Eddie Yuen, George Katsiaficas, and Daniel Burton Rose (editors)

Insurgent Mexico
Review of Mexico under Siege: Popular Resistance to Presidential Despotism by Ross Gandy and Donald Hodges and Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico by Bill Weinberg
En español: México Insurgente (traducción por Libertus Radix)

Volume One, Issue One --- November 2001

Theory of the Anti-Globalization Movement
Review of Naming the Enemy: Anti-Corporate Movements Confront Globalization by Amory Starr and Globalization from Below: The Power of Solidarity by Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith


Ramor Ryan is an Irish anarchist writer living between Chiapas, Mexico and New York City. In Chiapas he works as a water technician serving Zapatista communities. He has written for a wide variety of radical newspapers, magazines, and books. His forthcoming book, Globalization and its Discontents, will be published later this year.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003
The Writer as Freedom Fighter, The Freedom Fighter as Writer
Review of True Crimes: Rodolfo Walsh - The Life and Times of a Radical Intellectual by Michael McCaughan and Our Word is Our Weapon: The Collected Writings of Subcomandante Marcos by Juana Ponce de Leon (editor)


Erin Royster teaches workshops connecting capitalist economics to agricultural development at the Institute for Social Ecology in Plainfield, Vermont. She also works with the Institute's Development Office as well as coordinates its Community Food Project and its residential program in Sustainable Design, Building and Land Use.

Volume One, Number Two --- June 2002
Agriculture and Resistance
Review of Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba by Fernando Funes, Luis Garcia, Martin Bourque, Nilda Perez, and Peter Rosset (editors) and Urban Wilds: Gardeners' Stories of the Struggle for Land and Justice by Clea (editor)


Marina Sitrin is an activist with the Direct Action Network and the People's Law Collective (New York).

Volume One, Issue One --- November 2001
An Anti-Authoritarian Response to the War Efforts (with Chuck Morse). In Spanish: Respuesta Anti-autoritaria a las Acciones de la Guerra


Priscilla Yamin is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the New School for Social Research. She has been involved in various feminist and anarchist projects, and has recently joined the board of the Alternatives to Marriage Project.

Volume Two, Number One --- February 2003
Towards an Anti-Authoritarian Critique of Marriage by Priscilla Yamin
Review of Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation by Nancy Cott, The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture by Elizabeth Freeman, and Unmarried to Each Other: The Essential Guide to Living Together as an Unmarried Couple by Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller