Category Archives: Group Statements

These are statements that we have collectively edited as Black Orchid Collective

Feminist Struggle vs. Facebook Fragmentation

Our piece, “Building Capacity for Complexity”  generated a lot of controversy this spring,  and serious responses from the organizers of the Patriarchy in the Movement event, in addition to comrades in Seattle and other West Coast cities.  This is our attempt … Continue reading

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Solidarity with the Uprising in Turkey

We’ve been following closely the mass protests and strikes in Turkey.  We’d like to  endorse and repost a solidarity statement below.  For more information, and to sign onto the statement you can go here. We’d also like to recommend that folks … Continue reading

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Statement of Solidarity with Anti-Colonial Marchers Arrested in San Francisco

This statement is by the Black Orchid  Collective.  G.L.I.T.U.R. and Decolonize/ Occupy Seattle have also released statements.   Columbus Day weekend, people gathered at Canadian, US, and Mexican consulates and government buildings to oppose the occupation and destruction of Native/indigenous … Continue reading

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May 1st flyering

This is the flyer that some of us in Black Orchid Collective have worked on and been distributing. We have been flyering consistently with friends in the South End. If you are interested in joining us, please email us at … Continue reading

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Black Orchid Collective’s Responses for the Anti-Capitalist Smackdown

Earlier this month two BOC members participated in a debate between several revolutionary tendencies in the Seattle area.  Other members of our group also contributed by writing the responses to the debate questions beforehand.  We are publishing our answers to … Continue reading

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Longview, Occupy, and Beyond: Rank and File and the 89% Unite!

This piece is written by the Black Orchid Collective in Seattle, with contributions from members of Advance the Struggle in the Bay area, members of Hella 503 in Portland, as well as friends in various cities.  We have all been … Continue reading

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Articles on Decolonize/Occupy Seattle in Insurgent Notes and the Hella Occupy ‘zine

Hi folks, just a heads up that Black Orchid Collective published an article in the most recent issue of Insurgent Notes, outlining the development of Occupy Seattle and it’s radicalization over the past few months.   A condensed version of this … Continue reading

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Toward a Radical Strategy in Decolonize/Occupy Seattle

Friends, comrades, fellow occupiers, Many of us have been involved in Decolonize/Occupy Seattle nonstop, dealing with the constant crises, from police raids to racist and sexist behavior inside the occupation.  Despite our differences we have done an excellent job coming … Continue reading

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