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Shitstorming the opposition

How the far right weaponized free speech to attack a Drag Story Time event

by Dean O'Possum

Dean O’Possum writes about a far-right effort to attack a local Drag Story Time event in Eugene, Oregon and the ideological landscape in which transphobic legislation, online conspiracies, and hate speech targeting trans youth must be understood, organized against, and resisted. Excerpt: Dean O’Possum writes about a far-right protest against a Drag Story Time event in Eugene, Oregon, why these attacks are spreading, and how we can fight back.

Why we need a planned economy

by Avery Wear

Common wisdom, even among socialists, is that large-scale economic planning doesn’t work. Avery Wear reviews three key texts on the question and argues that planning is not only feasible but necessary.

Stylized image of a crowd in China

Courage at Sitong Bridge

The call for mass action in China

by Ruo Yan

Peng Lifa disappeared into the clutches of Chinese security forces in Beijing after he unfurled banners off a bridge with slogans attacking the autocracy of President Xi Jinping. But his daring act—and his manifesto calling for mass action to achieve democracy—have stirred hope for change and a discussion of strategy among Chinese on the mainland and around the world. Ruo Yan joins the discussion.