Critics of solidarity between the Movements for Black Lives and the Palestinian struggle miss how concepts like apartheid are not meant to apply only when there is perfect equivalence between two situations. They also apply when the experiences of two oppressed groups share common features.
Cannabis reform is sweeping the US but the lucrative multibillion dollar market is forced to use a cash-based system to work around federal banking regulations. Until the feds legalize marijuana, a network of public banks working together to implement DOJ compliance may provide an alternative.
In recent years anarchists have played prominent and controversial roles in radical social movements, domestically and internationally. Yet discussing the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary anarchism, in relation to other sectors of the Left, has proven challenging.