In their 1972 pamphlet The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community, Selma James and Mariarosa Dalla Costa presented an original and influential analysis of “unwaged work.” This concept, which identified the care work that women do in the home as an essential element of the reproduction of capitalism, opened the door to powerful [...]
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The Rank And File Coalition is calling for New York actions in defense of education. This announcement was shared. Based in part on a growing sense that the UFT is not doing enough to fight school closings, chapter leaders, delegates and members from seven of the 33 closing schools have called a rally to be [...]
We wish to extend greetings to our neighbours, to our Onkwehonwe (native) and non-native allies, and to all our brothers and sisters across Turtle Island. In the spirit of our Ancestors and the Kainerakowa, the Great Peace, We, Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, invite you to join us on April [...]
Over the past decade, Sino-American tensions have been increasing on all energy fronts, including the South China Sea (SCS)
I’m going to try and say this as plain as possible. The Trayvon Martin tragedy is not your experience. Our babies, fathers, mothers, siblings, and friends are stolen from Black and Brown communities every day at the hands of white supremacy, and police violence. This is not an opportunity for you to tokenize a tragedy [...]
The #MillionHoodieMarch brought thousands into the streets, most of them young black and brown people. Together we changed our individual anger and sorrow at the murder of Trayvon Martin into a demonstration of collective outrage and power. Even though the police tried to keep us on the sidewalks, thousands of us spilled out of Union [...]
On 17 January 1961 Patrice Lumumba, the charismatic first and only elected prime minister of Congo, was brutally murdered. The circumstances of his death remain a mystery, the identity of his killers unknown. In 1956 Lumumba was a post office clerk; four years later he would be prime minister. In between he had been an [...]
What is lynching? In its prevalent forms in American history, it appears as the administration of racial formations through terror. The mutilation, shaming and degrading of black bodies, and also the corpses being retrieved and displayed as trophies, was intended to maintain the symbolic subjection of black people to, in bell hooks’ formulation, “white supremacist [...]
Speakers at a recent rally and march to protest the murder of the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin by a white, self-appointed, guardian of the racist social order in Florida rightly pointed to the broader institutional racism that permeates race relations in America. Institutional impunity was added to Trayvon’s murder when the local police in [...]
International Women’s Month is a special time to celebrate the lives of women whose lives have bettered humanity and have advanced the causes of peace, social justice and the cause of working people. The early women’s rights advocates were also fighters against slavery, for the betterment of the working classes, and for the freedom of [...]
Join the Moratorium Now! Coalition, Take Back the Land, the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Oregon’s Project REconomy, the Bail out the People Movement, North Carolina FIST, Occupy Detroit and other community organizations and activists from across the U.S. at a National Conference to Fight Foreclosures. Share experiences with direct actions stopping foreclosures and evictions and confronting [...]
We feature the work of ex-Black Panther and political prisoner Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa (formerly known as David Rice). From the bio, “He was born in Omaha in 1949, graduated from Creighton Preparatory School and took courses at Creighton University. He wrote for the local underground paper, Buffalo Chip, from 1969 to 1970 and [...]
This article analyzes the impact of agro-industrial policies on women and the key role that peasant women in the Global North and South play in the production and distribution of food. It analyzes how the dominant agricultural model can incorporate a feminist perspective and how the social movements that work towards food sovereignty can incorporate [...]
In New York City, a citywide coalition, the Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services, is mobilizing nationally for a March 17 action to halt the plot to destroy and privatize the Post Office. We’re holding a march and rally that day to commemorate a victorious postal strike that broke the back of Pres. Richard [...]
At one of most well-attended recent Decolonize/ Occupy Seattle general assemblies, the following proposal passed 102-10: Occupy Seattle stands in solidarity with and endorses the call for a general strike –A day without the 99%! On May Day, wherever you are, we are calling for: *No Work *No School *No Housework *No Shopping *No Banking–TAKE [...]
Part two of the legendary essay.
Patricia Hill Collins’ key theoretical essay is this week’s feature.
Ten SOA Watch delegates just returned from a week long visit to the border between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, from February 12-19, organized in conjunction with Project Puente. Delegates visited with human rights organizations, farm-workers, students, women’s groups, parents of the disappeared and immigration activists on both sides of the border to understand more about [...]
Michael Parenti speaking about the U.S. political scene, the Occupy movement and the struggle against corporate capitalism.
On the night of January 18, 1958, the Ku Klux Klan, which the previous week had held cross-burnings on the lawns of a mixed-race couple and of a Lumbee Indian family who had moved into a white neighborhood, tried to hold a rally against race “mongrelization” in Robeson County, North Carolina. But when the fifty [...]