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! 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

Posted in Africa, Asia, Colonialism, Communism, Gender, Immigration, Labor, Latin America, Middle East, Race, Study Group, Theory | 2 Comments

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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