Revolutionary Solidarity: A Critical Reader for Accomplices

01.20.15 - Check out this new reader that compiles some of the best texts that critique "ally" politics as well as the closely linked, 'non-profit industrial complex.' As the text, 'Accomplices not Allies" writes: "The ally industrial complex has been established by activists whose careers depend on the “issues” they work to address...Ally has also become an identity, disembodied from any real mutual understanding of support. The term ally has been rendered ineffective and meaningless...But we need to know who has our backs, or more appropriately: who is with us, at our sides?" As the riots and moments of youthful rebellion often give way to more reformist efforts, this collection of texts will hopefully be a tool to begin and continue conversations with everyone who rejects the Left's managers of revolt.

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A Critique of Ally Politics
On Nonprofit-Certified “White Allies” and Privilege Theory
Outside Agitators
The Poor Person’s Defense of Riots: Practical Looting, Rational
Riots, and the Shortcomings of Black Liberalism
Accomplices Not Allies:
Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex
We Are All Oscar Grant(?): Attacking White Supremacy in the
Rebellions and Beyond
Solidarity, as Weapon and Practice, versus Killer Cops and White Supremacy
Also check out his collection of texts from friends in St. Louis.