New Site: It’s Going Down

itsgoingdown.org

Over the past month or so, we’ve been very excited about a new anarchist news and counter-information website covering North America called “It’s Going Down.”

The site explains its goals as:

“We are a network of friends and comrades across The States and Canada that seek to provide news and analysis of when it goes down. When it goes down: riots, strikes, occupations, expropriations, rebellion, revolt, insurrection, whether together or alone – we support revolt: it will fill the pages of this site. You get the point.”

We have been impressed by the site’s efforts at picking up a wide range of news, as well as its weekly news round-ups and original analysis. We strongly encourage folks to check out the site, spread the word about, and contribute relevant news.

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Fifth Estate #394 Out Now

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New History Zines in our Catalog

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