Author Archives: jomo206

On the origins of Anti-Asian racism and how we have fought back

Several years ago in 2007, some comrades and I started a publication called “Jalan: A journal of Asian Liberation.” We featured some writings about Asian and Asian American history and politics. The website has since been taken down and we … Continue reading

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Alienation and Death: The poetry and brief life of Foxconn worker Xu Lizhi

This was the weekend of Dia De Los Muertos and of All Souls Day. I missed the events at the Northwest Detention Center commemorating the deaths of millions of displaced immigrants who risk, and sometimes lose their lives crossing the … Continue reading

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Some healthcare organizing resources

Some folks in NYC are organizing around with healthcare workers around hospital closures and mergers. See their fliers and updates here A few years ago, some of us in were doing work in nursing homes and organizing around staffing ratios … Continue reading

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A response to “Unifying Revolutionary Forces” document

My close friends in Black Orchid Collective, Advance the Struggle and NYC have collaborated on a discussion document entitled “Unifying Revolutionary Forces in the Coming Year.” I have mixed feelings about this document and hope that these thoughts here will … Continue reading

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It doesn’t get better, we rebel to make it better!

The Seattle Police department tried to jump onto the whole corporate-liberal “gay rights” bandwagon with its recent release of the “It Gets Better” video interviewing gay police officers and exemplifying how tolerant the department is. Yet, we are reminded again, … 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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Remember Shelley Hillard, Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov 20th 2011 is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Those of us in Seattle, please attend the 5pm vigil at Cal Anderson Park. More information is here. No words to describe the brutality of the violence against transgender people. I don’t agree … Continue reading

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Queer Liberation and Class Struggle at Decolonize/Occupy Seattle

My friend RGB and I are organizing a series called “Queer Liberation and Class Struggle” at Decolonize/Occupy Seattle. The upcoming session is Tues on Nov 1st at 4pm. We will be selected sections from Marx’s Alienated Labor and discussing it … Continue reading

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