“Kick, Push,” but Don’t “Coast”: Skateboarders and the 2020 Summer Rebellion

by Conrad Drexel kites received the following from a reader in Southern California whose previous submission,“Catching Fire: Participant Reflections on the Summer of Protest and Rebellion,” appeared in kites #3.1 As an introduction to the culture by way of personal experience, when I was coming of age in the mid-late ’90s, skateboarding was a refugeContinue reading ““Kick, Push,” but Don’t “Coast”: Skateboarders and the 2020 Summer Rebellion”

Chronicles of the Struggling and Dispossessed: An Investigation into the Other Side of Canada

by Comrades Jorge, Maggie, and Arthur Many people inside and outside of Canada see this northern country as a society and a state which—while in many ways similar to the US—is friendlier, more progressive, and maybe even a bit socialist in comparison, given its system of socialized emergency services and basic medical care. This reportContinue reading “Chronicles of the Struggling and Dispossessed: An Investigation into the Other Side of Canada”

“There Are More Things in Heaven and Earth…Than Are Dreamt of in Your Philosophy”

Issue #5-6 Editorial1 by the kites Editorial Committee This special double-issue of kites contains the results of social investigations carried out by kites readers in the summer of 2021 in a few regions across the US and a dozen cities and regions across Canada. While these results are only initial, they cover a wide swathContinue reading ““There Are More Things in Heaven and Earth…Than Are Dreamt of in Your Philosophy””

Everything Changed/Nothing Changed: Minneapolis a Year After the Rebellion

kites received the following submission from a group of readers who undertook a social investigation project this summer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This report is drawn from those conversations and interviews, which took place in the time period following the murder of Daunte Wright in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center and the conviction of killerContinue reading “Everything Changed/Nothing Changed: Minneapolis a Year After the Rebellion”

The Tinderbox and the Tourniquet

Voices from Baltimore in the Wake of the 2015 Rebellion and Bourgeois State Intervention by Kilmor In the summer of 2018, a mixture of communists and those interested in walking the revolutionary road traveled from a handful of cities across North America to meet in downtown Baltimore, Maryland for an intensive three-day social investigation intoContinue reading “The Tinderbox and the Tourniquet”

Catching Fire

Participant Reflections on the Summer of Protest and Rebellion by Conrad Drexel The interviews in this article were conducted in the summer of 2020. Click here for a printable PDF of this article. Author’s note: As a reader of kites, I’ve been inspired by the guidance and leadership your journal provides to conduct social investigationContinue reading “Catching Fire”

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Defund, Abolish…but what about Overthrow?

By kites editorial committee members in the US Following the protests and rebellions ignited by the police murder of George Floyd, calls to “defund” and “abolish” the police have grown in popularity, mostly among the activist/Leftist crowd and the progressive petty-bourgeoisie. Some elected officials have given their endorsement to these calls, and the Minneapolis cityContinue reading “Defund, Abolish…but what about Overthrow?”

Nothing is Hard in This World if you Dare to Scale the Heights

By the kites Editorial Committee Click here for a printable PDF of this article. A series of outrages and the protests and rebellions that followed them have laid bare to a new generation, to white people willing to listen, and to the whole world a cold but potentially liberating truth: White supremacy and the oppressionContinue reading “Nothing is Hard in This World if you Dare to Scale the Heights”

From the Masses, To the Masses: A Summation of the October 22 Coalition’s Resistance to Police Brutality in the Late 1990s

by Kilmor and John Albert To read and download in PDF, click here. Dedicated in remembrance of Nicholas Heyward, Sr., a fierce fighter in the struggle against police violence. Eric Garner, 43, in Staten Island, NY, 2014. Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, MO, 2014. Laquan McDonald, 17, in Chicago, IL, 2014. Tamir Rice, 12, inContinue reading “From the Masses, To the Masses: A Summation of the October 22 Coalition’s Resistance to Police Brutality in the Late 1990s”