An important and insightful article by Johnny Hawke of the northern Ontario based Anishinabek Confederacy to Invoke our Nationhood (ACTION). On a similar theme check out Jimmie Durham’s classic essay American Indian Culture: Traditionalism and Spiritualism in a Revolutionary Struggle. “Traditionalism, the movement to restore the social, cultural, and political integrity of our communities by restoring [...]
Archive for October, 2011
It began in Tunisia and Egypt, then spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It spilled into Spain, Greece, and Ireland. It leapfrogged to Wall Street. And this past weekend it erupted in London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, Taipei, and Sydney. In hundreds of towns and cities around the world the uprising’s refrain is similar: [...]
Two protests took place on October 21 and 22 against the New York Police Department’s racist “stop-and-frisk” policy and against police brutality. According to a New York Civil Liberties Union study, the NYPD is on pace to stop and frisk over 700,000 people in 2011–more than 1,900 people each day. More than 85 percent of [...]
Part two of weekend posting on cops and the Occupy struggle.
The first of two weekend posts on police and the Occupy movement.
Scapegoat is a new biannual journal covering design and political economy, among other subjects. From the editors:
Immortal Technique drops another gem for his supporters, The Martyr, available for FREE!
Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness, and inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions. Frantz Fanon The Wretched of the Earth, page 313
Thoughts on prejudice in the Occupy Wall Street space.
“In order to get this power into the hands of the many, it will be necessary for the many not only to fight the powerful few but to fight and clash among themselves.”
We want to build the occupations and defend them against police attack. And we also want to build a political space that goes beyond the occupations.
Challenging consensus in practice.
The Harriet Tubman Literary Circle is a vast resource for writers, students, researchers, etc. Joy James, the curator, and the many student contributors have pulled together documents from political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal to the original FBI documents on Malcolm X (which are interesting to say the least….). With Ms. James’s consent, POCO is posting [...]
A number of provocative points for revolutionaries seeking to politically engage the Occupy Wall Street movement. Read on.
Without an active effort to address racial issues from the core of #OccupyWallStreet, the protest will fail.
Conversations on the Occupy movement take off in our new podcast.
Forwarded via comrades engaged in the Occupy movement.
Dr. João H. Costa Vargas Discuses Anti-Blackness From Brazil To The U.S. On The Season 2 Finale Of Ikonoklast Speaks!
Podcast (ikonoklast): Play in new window | Download On the season 2 finale of IKONOKLAST SPEAKS!, the Ikonoklast is joined by renowned radical scholar Dr. João H. Costa Vargas to discuss the conditions of African people in the Diaspora from the U.S. to Brazil, and what it means for African people in the context of [...]
“We have organized resistance to racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, ableism, and the criminalization of youth.”
My intent, in this note, is to raise context and observations on the nature of “leaderless resistance” as a strategic outlook, and as a tactic.