Author Archives: mamos206

About mamos206

Mamos is my pen name. My writings can be found at these sites, along with the thoughts of friends I collaborate with: http://aromaoftheworld.blogspot.com https://blackorchidcollective.wordpress.com http://creativitynotcontrol.wordpress.com http://overthrowingilluminati.wordpress.com

Kshama Sawant and Capitalism’s Shock Absorbers

“While you waitin’ for the mention in the pages of ‘The Stranger’ You can find me in the basement makin’ heaters for later… we’ve been living in conditions we’re tired of Come on and rise up” – Blue Scholars, “North … Continue reading

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Vanilla Twilight / White Noise

As Noel Ignatiev argued, there is a civil war going on in the mind of each working class white man.  That war is between his working class consciousness and his white consciousness.  Both are in a state of crisis right … Continue reading

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Summer update: Youth Rally, Prison Strike Solidarity, Creativity Not Control

Folks in BOC have been busy recently, and we haven’t gotten a chance to update this blog for a while. I’m gonna post links to a few activities that some of us have been involved with or have been supporting here … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Open Letter to All Comrades

This is a post by our friend Matthew Erickson, describing his experiences with incarceration.  My name is Matthew; I’ve been a revolutionary active in Decolonize/ Occupy, and I’m a cofounder of Seattle Copwatch.  I’ve been indicted for rioting charges for … Continue reading

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Reading for Revolution (Parts 1 and 2)

This is a three- part series of short articles on collective learning and the struggle for a new society.  The first two parts are included in this post, and the third will be published later. The first article  is called … Continue reading

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Teacher organizing, unions, and lessons from the Decolonize/ Occupy Port Shutdown

A few weeks ago, I wrote a document called “In the wake of the testing boycott: a 10-point proposal for teacher self-organization”  for the Creativity Not Control blog.  Creativity Not Control is an embryonic organizing project that I’m helping build … Continue reading

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Video by one of the May Day 5

Solidarity with the May Day 5 and the Grand Jury resistors!  A friend of ours, one of the 5 people being charged with alleged rioting on May Day, made this video.  Please spread it widely, and look out for upcoming … Continue reading

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