When We Ride On Our Enemies

by Kenny Lake (First published Sep 2017) When we ride on our enemies is the third part in the four-part series The Specter that Still Haunts. Part four will appear in kites #4. Originally written in 2015 and published in Uprising (which was a theoretical organ of Revolutionary Initiative’s), the whole series can be foundContinue reading “When We Ride On Our Enemies”

Malcolm X Didn’t Dish Out Free Bean Pies

Distinguishing Charity and Social Work from Revolutionary Strategy by Kenny Lake (December 2020) In the 1990s, aside from militant protests and a willingness to go head-to-head with riot police perhaps best exemplified in the 1999 protests that shut down the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle, anarchists also carried out their own forms of socialContinue reading “Malcolm X Didn’t Dish Out Free Bean Pies”

Kick ’Em While They’re Down

Publishing this editorial announces the publication of kites issue 3, available early 2021. Check kites-journal.org for pre-order information coming soon. By the kites Editorial Committee (December 2020) In the future, hopefully 2020 will go down in history as the year of squandered possibilities for revolutionary advance in the US. We say hopefully because the other possibility—2020 as theContinue reading “Kick ’Em While They’re Down”

Catching Fire

Participant Reflections on the Summer of Protest and Rebellion by a reader of kites Author’s note: As a reader of kites, I’ve been inspired by the guidance and leadership your journal provides to conduct social investigation into the wave of protest and rebellion that has swept across the country since the murder of George Floyd.Continue reading “Catching Fire”