Adding to previous debates on the Spanish Civil War.
Archive for September, 2011
“We are women, whose struggles are very much layered, trying to end the pervasive view of women as objects.”
Today, the profound interconnectedness of race and gender to class is undeniable. And yet, the left is as clueless as ever.
Podcast (watershed): Play in new window | Download The POCO editors get together to talk about the church and colonialism in the context of the Canadian state. We further discuss colonialism and education in other parts of the world.
To summarize as succinctly as possible, Derek Miller wrote that in order to attract more members of minority communities (particularly, in that case, African Americans — it will be to this group I refer for the remainder of this post, but there are similar barriers faced by members of other ethnic groups as well) to the secular/freethought [...]
While running around Lake Merritt recently I saw a capoeira group practicing. I stopped to watch, because there was this beautiful young girl fighting an adult man. It was a nice scene to watch. I then looked at the rest of the group, and was somewhat surprised to see that half of them were white. [...]
Thurz is offering up a free download of his L.A. Riot that was previously only available for purchase.
Lowkey’s latest single from his upcoming album Soundtrack to the Struggle!
For the left, it was a stunt that jeopardized our economy for political gain.
“We will not change systems, though, without a crisis. But don’t worry, we’re getting there.” –Thomas Friedman, June 7, 2011 “People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to say that, but I think it’s imminently possible…This is gruesome on people. It’s a humanitarian crisis [...]
Two days before the earthquake, my one-year-old son and I accompanied my wife to Haiti for an HIV training course she was to conduct. Two days after surviving the quake, we drove into the center of Port-au-Prince from the Pétionville district, where we had been staying, and passed a school that had completely collapsed. I remember [...]
California insurgents report on the fight against police and the powers they serve.
Far right wing parties have made electoral gains in several European countries.
Try Helvetica isn’t so much about radical culture as it is instructive. On the site, editors semi-ironically take handpainted signs from around Brazil and redo them with the Helvetica typeface. Type is very much about conveying a cultural message. Few places are a reminder of how type can strip away local flavor [...]
Abolitionist feminists address the fundamentally patriarchal but also racist, capitalist and colonialist nature of the institution of prostitution.
Fanon Friday’s is back on the scene. I would like to thank comrade AJ for providing us with this quote, as well as providing the link were it and other valuable information can be found, let’s call it AJ’s link. I was fond of this particular quote because people, ad nauseam, like to relinquish all [...]
Several thousand people marched on Acapulco, Guerrero, this past Saturday chanting, “We don’t want war, we want education!” The march occurred during poet Javier Sicilia’s visit to the seaside city as his caravan of drug war victims makes its way to the Mexico-Guatemala border. Acapulco was once an international resort destination. Now, drug war violence [...]
Over the years long standing organizing efforts by class conscious prisoners in the Virgina state system’s two maximum security facilities (Red Onion and Wallens Ridge) have been met with systematic repression including beatings, assaults with electrical and chemical weapons, isolation in special segregation units, interdiction of communications and at least one shooting incident. Most recently [...]
Tracy Chapman’s song Behind the Wall was the metaphor I used in “Stepping Out From Behind The Wall: Acknowledging Male Privilege and It’s Connection to Violence Against Women.” Chapman sings of hearing a female neighbour being assaulted by their male partner, not being able to sleep because of it, and the police doing nothing about [...]