Antifascist magazine ceases to exist after one of the editors committed rape
The anarchist publication Commune announced its closure after it became known that one of the editors had been charged with rape.
The participants in the case and the police refused to disclose the details of the investigation, but National Justice managed to find out the name of the alleged rapist. According to the information received, the suspect is a 31-year-old resident of Brooklyn, Shyam P. Khanna.
The victim of violence was left-wing activist Jessica "Leila" Raven, according to the Medium post. According to the victim, at the end of March Khanna raped her and, as an apology, Raven demanded to read four feminist essays.
Shyam P. Khanna agreed to the terms and then raped her again.
More than a month later, Commune Mag announced that the employee was fired and the publisher was shutting down. Accused Khanna also had close ties with other members of the criminal movement, Jamie Peck and Doug Henwood, who were repeatedly accused of such crimes.
As it turned out later, not all editors agree that the magazine must be closed. The defenders were UC Davis professor Joshua Clover and Berkeley's Jasper Bernes, who continue to publish materials.