Monthly Archives: March 2012

*Dramatic Intro* The crisis of the Left: What’s really going in the ISO BOC debate?!?!

Referenced Articles: 1) “The Solidarity We Need” by ISO members Sam Bernstein, Darrin Hoop and Dan Trocolli (1/19/12) 2) “ILWU Leaders Shouldn’t Get a Pass” by ISO member Dana Blanchard (1/23/12) 3) “Longview, Occupy, and Beyond: Rank and File and … Continue reading

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Some responses to “Privilege Politics is Reformism”

Will’s recent piece, “Privilege Politics is Reformism” has brought about many charged conversations online,  in person and also in the comments section.  Conatz puts it well when they say that the challenges such a piece faces is on the one hand, “the assault of privilege politics … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Privilege Politics is Reformism

3/15/2012: Some responses to this piece here This piece was written by Will, a close comrade to many members of Black Orchid Collective. Notes on Privilege Theory Introduction: White Supremacy Lives on It is crystal clear that white supremacy exists. … Continue reading

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Occupy Patriarchy and Class Struggle: Speech at International Womyn’s Day

Some awesome folks from Gender Equality Caucus of Decolonize/Occupy Seattle put together a International Womyn’s Day event yesterday. They invited me to share some thoughts around gender and labor. Here is the speech: International womyn’s day is about unity. But … Continue reading

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Two flyers on police terrorism in New York City

In late January 2012, the NYPD shot three Black men in one week, The cold blooded killing of 18 year old Ramarley Graham is an extension of the state violence that youth of color experience everyday. Police terrorism is an … Continue reading

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Occupy Seattle Workers’ Caucus

Note: Jomo from Black Orchid is helping put this caucus together.  It will be an ongoing project There’s been a lot of talk/interest in having a session in Decolonize/ Occupy Seattle that’s specific to folks who are working at awful/low … Continue reading

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Mar 10: May Day Seattle Community Planning Meeting

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 … Continue reading

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