Monthly Archives: December 2012

Struggles on the Waterfront

There are major struggles heating up around US ports – on the West Coast, the Gulf Coast and the East Coast.  Here we will summarize and analyze the key struggles.  Then we will summarize some of the current debates among … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Raids and felony charges, but we’re still not afraid

A local communist collective, Red Spark, posted a good article overviewing the ongoing political repression in the Pacific Northwest and it’s context. Please check it out! http://www.redsprk.org/post/37888737927/raids-and-felony-charges-but-were-still-not-afraid Raids and felony charges, but we’re still not afraid Five people in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Free Marissa Alexander!

BOC received this letter from a local feminist socialist group called Radical Women. We’re endorsing Marissa Alexander’s fight against Florida’s minimum sentencing laws and more broadly against a racist and sexist criminal punishment system. Please consider signing the online petition … Continue reading

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Resource Sharing

A friend here in Seattle scanned and uploaded a couple of texts that have been very influential on BOC. We are reading (re-reading for some) Caliban and the Witch currently and will post up our discussion questions and notes soon. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Jail By Another Name Is Simply Jail Plus A Lie

This is a piece written by two comrades, Leith and Giday, regarding the local juvenile detention center. In August of 2012, a $210 million property-tax measure was passed by 53% to rebuild and expand the juvenile detention center in Seattle. We … Continue reading

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