This is a website to collect and preserve documents from Love & Rage. The process of posting documents here is a slow one. I have many (though certainly not all) Love & Rage documents in electronic format so it is just a matter of sorting through and posting things when there is time. This site will include documents from all phases of Love & Rage - the Love & Rage Newspaper Project, the Love & Rage Network and the Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation. For now this is the project of one person who was a member of Love & Rage from 1993 until L&R's disolution in 1998.
Something I Learned Today is a website that documents some of the history of the Minneapolis anarchist and leftist political scene in the 1980s, preceding the formation of Love & Rage. Specifically the section Take the Skinheads Bowling, but also some of the other sections, have some relevant pre-history of Love & Rage.
From the study section of the Bring the Ruckus website:
Love and Rage and Strategy
This is a summary of my take on L&R in terms of the 4 points we set out at our last meeting. It's only my take; we can amend these points here.
I was very excited to see a copy of Love and Rage. This is the best revolutionary anarchist publication I have ever seen, including Canada's Open Road. What I especially like is that contrary to most anarchists of the 1970s and 80's, when my revolutionary pamphlets "Anarchism and the Black Revolution" was published, your group seems to understand the dynamics of white supremacy and why it must be fought. You can't imagine the kind of "cop-out" racist capitualtionism that the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) and most anarchist groups were guilty of then.
By Ms. Tommy Lawless and Dema Crassy
THE LOVE & RAGE ANNUAL Conference in Atlanta, November 26-29, was a veritable hotbed of actions, parties, workshops, forums, and caucuses. NOT! It was a seventy-two hour sweaty meeting marathon. But many changes were agreed upon: changes in the paper and changes in the direction of the Network. As the new co-facilitators for Love and Rage, we're here to tell you a little bit about those changes.
CHANGES IN THE PAPER
by Noel Ignatiev
Race is a biological fiction, but it is a social fact. The white race consists of those who enjoy the privileges of the white skin—freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, the inside track for jobs and careers, not having to fear for their lives every time they leave the home, expecting, if they are female, that the state will protect them from strangers. Its most downtrodden members enjoy a social status above any person defined as "non-white."
To the Compañeras/os in the North American Anti-Authoritarian Zapatista Solidarity Community:
To the Editors:
In an article in the November/December 1994 issue of Love and Rage, I wrote that white people are those who enjoy the privileges of the white skin, among which are "expecting, if they are female, that the state will protect them from strangers." In a note appended to my article, the editorial board wrote that the women on it "strongly disagree" with my statement, which "runs contrary to the newspaper's commitment to recognizing the way in which state power is used to uphold patriarchy."
[This interview was conducted by Love and Rage in Sept., 1994. Autonome Antifa (M) is an anti-fascist group based in Goettingen, Germany.]
What differences exist in the German anti-fascist movement?